Venture north into Malaysia and visit Kuala Lumpur and Malacca on this private, full-day trip from Singapore. Experience the colonial-era charms of UNESCO-listed Malacca as your driver-guide sheds light on its history. Spend the afternoon checking out the Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, and other highlights of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s high-octane capital. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and food sampling are included, as well as admission fees and round-trip private transport with a driver-guide.
Begin with early morning pickup at your Singapore hotel, Singapore airport, or cruise port depending on your wishes. Then, relax into the leather seats of your private, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the 3-hour drive to Malacca - the UNESCO-listed Malaysian state that was once the country’s busiest trading port. Use the free onboard WiFi if you wish, and on arrival, choose from a typical western buffet breakfast, or a delicious local Chinese breakfast of Kaya Toast (coconut jam bread) and Teh Tarik (pulled tea). Absorb the historical atmosphere and learn about the city's Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial heritage as you take in historical 16th-century St. Paul’s Church on St Paul’s Hill, St. Francis Xavier statue, Porta De Santiago fort, 18th-century Christ Church, 19th-century Red Clock Tower and 20th-century Queen Victoria Fountain. See Malaysia's oldest functioning temple - Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, as well as Kampung Kling Mosque with its Chinese-style Pagoda minaret, and Peranakan-style houses during a stroll along Jonker Street. Stop to sample some famous local pineapple pastries, and enjoy a 45-minute cruise along the Malacca River, passing quaint colonial houses, and witnessing wildlife in the water.Make the scenic journey to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital. Refuel for lunch at a popular local Indian restaurant over Thosai (savoury pancake with side dishes) and Lassi (traditional yogurt-based drink), before heading to the famous Batu Caves on the edges of Kuala Lumpur. View the Hindu shrines contained within these sacred caves, and then continue into the city to the Petronas Twin Towers. The observation deck of these world-famous towers offers bird’s-eye city views. Finally, admire five other must-sees of Kuala Lumpur - the National Palace, Sultan Abdul Samad (former supreme court and government offices of the British colonial administration), National Monument, National Mosque, and Independence Square.Savor a tasty dinner of Nasi Lemak (coconut-milk rice with fried chicken) at a typical local hawker centre (Malay style food court) before returning to Singapore, where your tour finishes with a hotel, port, or airport drop-off at about 9pm, depending on traffic. Please note: in the event that the Petronas Twin Tower's observation deck is closed (ie: Muslim festivals, Mondays etc), guests who have tower tickets included will have an outdoor photo stop of the Petronas Twin Towers, and visit the KL Tower's observation deck instead.