Hey Hey Malay
If this trip was a dish it would taste like Singapore’s chilli crab. Hot enough to keep you on your toes with a whopping great serve of beachy vibe on the side.
(Was Bangkok to Singapore Overland)
Day 1-2 - Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok. We’d like to introduce you to Wat Pho, the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha. It’s an overnight train ride to Surat Thani so dig out that deck of cards you threw into your backpack at the last minute. Just paid for itself.
- Arrive in Bangkok and get to grips with this awesome city. There will be a pre departure meeting at approx. 6pm tonight!
- Visit some of Bangkok’s most famous sights, including the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha
- Enjoy the rest of the day to further explore the city
- Shop for bargains, eat in exotic restaurants and perhaps hit some bars or nightclubs
Day 3-4 - Khao Sok National Park - Raft House
The floating rafthouses on Chiaw Lan Lake are literally on the water. So when we say “lake views” we’re not mucking around. Also, that’s not an alarm clock; it’s just a friendly gibbon reminding you to wake up for our jungle walk.
Day 3 - 4
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
- Travel on board a longtail boat through Chiaw Lan lake through the limestone cliffs and lush jungle
- Enjoy two nights where you are literally floating on the lake, if you need to cool off just jump off your balcony
- Your wake up call will just be the friendly gibbon, unfortunately no snooze button.
- Walk through the jungle to a coral cave and learn the legends behind the lake and mountains from the locals.
Day 5-6 - Ao Nang
Time to get active. Choose between cave exploring, sea kayaking, diving, rock climbing or swimming. If you’ve slipped into extreme holiday mode, we’ll also accept “turning the pages of a book”.
- Spend two days in Ao Nang appreciating the peace and tranquillity
- Kick back, relax and swim in the warm waters of this hidden tropical paradise
- Perhaps go cave exploring, sea kayaking, diving and rock climbing or even on day trips to the surrounding islands
Day 7-8 - Penang
Today’s challenge – see if you can find the hawker stall on Kimberley St where Lean Joo Sean has been selling char koay teow (stir-fried rice noodles) since 1954. You can’t miss his white chef’s hat and queues of hungry punters.
- Head into Malaysia and towards Penang
- Arrive in Georgetown, the largest town on the island, in the evening
- Enjoy a walking tour of Georgetown, following the Heritage Trail
- Visit Fort Cornwallis and the Penang Museum, a small eclectic collection showcasing the various cultures
- Enjoy free time to discover the colourful markets, old temples and historic Chinese clan houses of Georgetown
- Perhaps catch the bus to Batu Ferringhi Beach
- Be sure to hunt down a street stall in Little India and buy cheap snacks such as samosas or pakoras
- Take an optional evening rickshaw ride to Gurney Drive and dine at one of the many hawker food stalls – local specialities include char kway teow, Penang prawn mee (noodles) and laksa
Day 9 - Cameron Highlands
Time for a quick round of Name That Roadkill on our bus through the highlands. Once we’ve arrived, you can take a trek, explore a green tea plantation or just tuck into some scones at Ye Olde Smokehouse.
- Continue on the hot coastal plains until the turn-off for the Cameron Highlands
- Travel through a wide variety of scenery from the flat lowlands up through mountainous terrain
- Arrive at the scenic hill town of Tanah Rata
- Choose from many optional activities such as a trekking, visiting the green tea plantations that have made this region famous or just relaxing in ‘Ye Olde Smokehouse’
Day 10-11 - Kuala Lumpur
We’re staying in the heart of Chinatown so follow your nose to the best dumplings, laksa and chilli pan mee in town.
- Take a five hour bus journey to Kuala Lumpur (which means ‘Muddy Confluence’)
- Enjoy time to experience the diversity of old and new Malaysia
- Stroll through the renowned markets and perhaps grab something to eat from a hawker stall
- Perhaps take a ride up the elevators of the 421 metre tall Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower)
Day 12 - Malacca
Over the years, Malacca has been ruled by a sultan, the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese. We’re not sure who was responsible for introducing the colourful trishaws with their lights, decorations and musical horns - but we salute you.
- Head south to 15th-Century port town of Malacca (Melaka)
- Stay in the heart of the old town, in an old Baba home
- Take a walking tour through the ancient streets
- Visit a variety of temples such as Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Kampung Kling Mosque and Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple
- Stop by the Baba Nonya Museum, which showcases the history of the Straits Chinese immigrants
- Perhaps hire a rickshaw and explore the intriguing Chinese side streets in free time
Day 13-14 - Singapore
Loosen your belt buckle and head to our pick for Singapore’s best dumpling, Paradise Dynasty on Level 4 of Ion Orchard. If you find better, let us know. We'll take any excuse to head back to Singapore.
- Take a four-hour bus ride to the Straits of Johore and on to Singapore
- Head out to explore this modern city
- Visit Chinatown, Boat Quay, as well as the Merlion statue - the half-fish, half-lion icon that became the symbol of Singapore
- The trip ends this morning, but there's plenty more to see here for those who wish to stay on
What to Know
All tours are led by an experienced local tour guide, plus the services of local site guides at certain sites. All transportation, accommodation, sightseeing and meals as indicated.
- International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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