Singapore is a tiny city-state resting at the very tip of Malaysia’s peninsula. It’s approximately 700 km south of the classical, historic, and exotic and tropical island of Penang. This trip takes in many major sites along that route at a pace that’s sure to please and inspire. Our first stopover is in Malacca, one of Malaysia’s coastal states, where you’ll see relics of early Chinese settlements dating back to the 15th century.
Malacca was a busy port during this period and its importance was on par with Singapore; a regional power at the time. Our tour’s next stop is in Kuala Lumpur, the modern and very cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia, which boasts the tallest twin towers in the world. From here we travel north to the Batu Caves and Lake Gardens, then to the Cameron Highlands, famed for its terraced tea plantations and where the climate is cool and breezy.
We then drive northward to the island of Penang, disembarking mainland Malaysia by crossing the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. Georgetown is the capital of Penang, and is defined by a robust history and culture and its colonial-style buildings. A little north of Penang we stay at tropical beach resorts off azure waters that will ensure a positively relaxing stay.