Example Itinerary

Colonial Singapore and Malaysia

Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,400
Interests
Heritage, UNESCO
Destinations
Malaysia, Singapore

Go back in time and uncover the rich colonial histories of Singapore and Malaysia. Experience picturesque colonial towns, rich tea plantations and modern cities with this exciting nine-day tour. Start your amazing journey in Singapore and enjoy some of the best cuisine Southeast Asia has to offer. Next, take a scenic drive to Malacca, a rustic colonial town full of ancient fortresses. Continue to the bustling Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur and take a stroll through historic colonial sites. After, head to the Cameron Highlands and hike through stunning tea plantations. Finish the spectacular tour in Penang and take a trishaw ride to see sacred temples, century-old houses and more.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Layers of History: Go back in time and walk through half-century-old Porguese fortresses in the UNESCO-designated colonial town of Malacca.
  • Cameron Highlands: Visit the cool Cameron Highlands, a popular summer destination for the British during the colonial period, and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch amongst the tea plantations.
  • Georgetown: Historic Georgetown is known for its colonial architecture, colorful Little India and 100-year-old churches, as well as for its traditional handicrafts.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

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Singapore »

Start your exciting journey by arriving in beautiful Singapore. Here, you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. In the afternoon, consider exploring the bustling city and trying delicious local cuisine. Travel to Little India for fantastic curry, Chinatown for Asian delicacies and the East Coast for fresh seafood. Learn about the Peranakan Culture, born from a mix of the three cultures.

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Day 2

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Singapore »

Spend the day discovering the modern city of Singapore with a private guided tour. Travel to Sentosa and marvel at alluring beaches. Continue to Orchard Road for the best shopping in the country. Also, be sure to take a stroll through the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay for exotic flora and fauna.

Singapore

Day 3

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Malacca »

In the morning, depart Singapore and head to Malacca, a quaint UNESCO-designated colonial town. In the afternoon, tour a historic fortress on St. Paul’s Hill and continue to Porta de Santiago to see the remains of an ancient Portuguese stronghold. Next, visit the heart of Old Malacca and explore Jonker Street. Here, you’ll wander through antique shops and dine at local restaurants. 

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Day 4

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Kuala Lumpur »

Depart Malacca and drive to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Here, you’ll take a private guided tour of the bustling city and visit historic colonial sites. Next, check into your hotel and indulge in delicious pastries at afternoon tea. We recommend staying at the elegant Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Kuala Lumpur

Day 5

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Cameron Highlands »

Leave Kuala Lumpur in the morning and travel to the Cameron Highlands, an area blanketed with endless tea plantations. Here, you’ll trek through scenic landscapes and admire lush green hills. In the afternoon, arrive at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

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Day 6

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Cameron Highlands »

After breakfast, take a stroll through the Cameron Highlands and make your way to the stunning Boh Tea Plantation. Here, you’ll take a tour of the scenic plantation and stop for a delicious picnic lunch. Next, visit a strawberry farm and pluck sweet strawberries right from the vine. After, head to a rose farm and walk through aisles of beautiful flowers.

Cameron Highlands

Day 7

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Penang »

In the morning, depart the Cameron Highlands and head to Penang. Along the way, you’ll stop at the Bat’s Cave Temple, a famous sanctuary home to sleeping bats. Next, take a stroll through the regal Ubudiah Mosque. In the early evening, you’ll arrive in Penang and rest at your hotel. 

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Day 8

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Penang »

Spend the day uncovering Penang, a region famous for its old world charm. In the morning, take a private guided tour of Georgetown, a historic town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you’ll explore colonial houses, Little India and century-old churches. You’ll also have the opportunity to ride a trishaw through ancient streets and participate in traditional craft workshops.

Penang

Day 9

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Departure

On your final day, depart from Penang and return to Singapore or fly onward.

Terms & Conditions

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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