Enjoy the perfect balance of culture and relaxation on this five-day Cruising from Singapore to Tioman Island itinerary. Spend the first part of your trip getting acquainted with what has been claimed to be the cleanest city in the world-- sleek, modern Singapore. After enjoying the city life, cruise over to Tioman Island and experience the exotic Malaysian island that has remained a well-kept secret from the average tourists. Composed solely of eight small villages, this an island paradise far from the public eye. Get ready for adventure, relaxation and culture.
Upon arrival in Singapore, check into the luxurious accommodation of either Raffles Singapore or Fullerton Bay. Spend the rest of your day getting to know the modern city-state’s incredible, sky-scraping architecture. Explore the funky, lively neighborhoods of Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown to get a taste of the cuisine and culture of Singapore’s diverse atmosphere. Sit back and relax as you take a traditional bumboat river cruise to end your first day.
Take a full-day tour of the city’s architecture with awe-striking traditional and modern buildings everywhere you look. Visit the Sands SkyPark at the top of Marina Bay Sands, where you can go for a refreshing mid-day dip in the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool. Peruse the exotic animals at the popular city zoo or visit one of Singapore’s many other attractions. Return to your hotel for your final night in the pristine city.
Climb aboard a luxurious yacht as you set out onto the crystal clear waters. Cruise up the Singapore straits and along the east coast of Malaysia to Tioman Island. The island rests in Mersing Marine Park and is far from commercialism. This is one of the most remote Malaysian islands. Drift off while drifting along and spend tonight aboard the luxury yacht.
It’s seaside-living in full swing for your second day spent either aboard the yacht or strolling the untouched beaches. Keep your eyes peeled for the exotic monitor lizards roaming the island - don’t worry, they are non-threatening creatures! Try fishing from the yacht or snorkeling in the warm sea. Enjoy a gourmet dinner on the island that evening. Spend your final night sleeping atop the gentle rocking of the tide.
Complete a full cruise around the vibrant islands surrounding Tioman. Lounge in the sun and relax as the yacht travels back towards Singapore. Enjoy a drink as the sun dips in the sky and you indulge in a final dinner on board. Finish your journey as you reach the lively city of Singapore and prepare for your departure.
"To have been young and had a room at Raffles was life at its best." - James Michener. Declared a National Monument in 1987, the hotel has grown from strength to strength. The Raffles has 103 suites, dispersed over four wings buffered by fragrance-filled gardens and linked by breezy verandahs. Here, residents are pampered in an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy, with large airy interiors inspired by the colonial bungalows of the early 20th century - lofty 14-foot ceilings, fine Oriental carpets and original etchings. The Raffles has a complete repertoire of fine eateries, which now stand at 18, making it one of the most comprehensive food and beverage facilities in Asia. Located on the third-floor deck of the Courtyard Wing, the hotel’s 24-hour pool, jacuzzis, and health club are for the exclusive use of hotel residents. Gymnasium facilities and equipment include treadmills, stationery bicycles, a universal weight machine, sauna and steam bath in the gentlemen and ladies’ changing rooms. RafflesAmrita Spa at Raffles Hotel offers relaxing wellness therapy in the privacy and luxury of a grand hotel. The property also has a pool, shopping arcade, Raffles Hotel Museum, Jubilee Hall (Victorian-style theater for film screenings) and Raffles Culinary Academy. The Raffles is a 2-minute ride on public transportation to the Orchard Road shopping strip and 20 minutes from Changi International Airport.