The Flavours of Malaysia & Singapore
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : The Flavours of Malaysia & Singapore

The strategic location of Singapore and Malaysia in the Malacca Strait has exposed the region to an array of cultural influences over the years, resulting in some of the world's most diverse and tantalising cuisine. This holiday follows a similar route to our “Classic Malaysia” itinerary but with a sharper focus on the varied food. You’ll still get to grips with the culture and history of this corner of the world, whilst trying some delicious meals and snacks!

Highlights include 

  • Being led through Kuala Lumpur, tasting tempting Indian snacks before passing British Colonial buildings to reach the best hokkien noodles in Chinatown
  • Exploring Ipoh and sampling some tasty Beansprout Chicken; the limestone in this area allegedly ensures the absolute crunchiest beansprouts!
  • Discovering fruit orchards, dining under the stars and exploring the evening food markets in Penang
  • Selecting fresh ingredients at the market and learning to make a traditional Malay meal at a cookery school in KL
  • No holiday to Malaysia would be complete without a few days relaxing on a glorious island beach resort...

As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.

Pricing & Inclusions

An indicative price for this holiday is £3,650 per person inclusive of flights from the UK. Prices may be less in low season and higher in peak season.

Call our Malaysia experts on 020 7924 7133 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates.   

As every holiday is unique - Call our experts on 1-888-577-8452 for an inclusive, personalised quotation for your preferred dates or use the quote request form below...

Inclusions

Your personalised quotation with Experience Travel Group will include:

  • International Flights (which can be omitted from your quotation if you prefer)
  • Accommodation as described
  • Privately guided tours and transfers
  • Original Experience Travel Group "Signature" experiences
  • Full financial protection (full ABTA and ATOL bonding)
  • Meals as described
  • 24 hour in-country backup whilst away
  • Your own dedicated travel expert in the UK

For more on our pricing policy read here.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : The Flavours of Malaysia & Singapore

DAY 1 DEPART THE UK

 Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Singapore.

 DAYS 2 - 4 SINGAPORE

 On arrival in Singapore your guide and driver will meet you for the private transfer to your hotel. The first evening is free to relax.

Singapore is a great crossroads of cuisine and, on a expertly guided food trail through Chinatown, the majestic Sultan's Mosque and Arab Street you’ll get to try out some of the excellent Chinese, Malay and Indian food.

Other highlights include the beautiful Botanical Gardens, cosmopolitan Orchard Road and of course no trip to Singapore is complete without sipping a Singapore Sling at Raffles.

DAY 5 & 6 MALACCA

 You’ll depart Singapore for the road journey across the border into Malaysia and onwards to Malacca. The Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Indian and British have all left their mark on Malacca in one way or another and the resulting cultural mix has afforded Malacca UNESCO world heritage status.

During your two night stay in Malacca there will be time to explore both the food highlights and the cultural sites with your guide either by foot, car or bicycle.  Discover Malacca’s most fascinating landmarks: the fortress ruins, the Dutch Square, the Cheng Hoon temple, the Kampung Kling mosque, and the old city.

 DAY 7 & 8 KUALA LUMPUR

 Travel in comfort door-to-door from your Malacca hotel to your KL hotel in a chauffeur driven car. The first afternoon is at leisure before spending the next day exploring the sites of the city and  gaining a deeper understanding of the etiquette of Malaysian food at a home cookery school. Enjoy authentic Hokkien ‘mee’ at a local restaurant which has used the same recipe for more than 100 years.

DAYS 9 & 10 IPOH

 Depart Kuala Lumpur and journey overland towards Penang, stopping off en route for a day or two in Ipoh. Ipoh was prosperous in the country's tin mining heyday and is now enjoying something of a renaissance as a “foodie” destination. Explore the highlights of the town including the cusisine and handicrafts to be discovered in its iconic alleyways.

DAY 11-13 PENANG

 From Ipoh you’ll travel north on the highway in order to cross the Penang Bridge on to Penang Island. Penang has an abundance of heritage and culture and the resulting food is delicious.

 A walking tour of Penang will be customised to suit your interests and fitness level and will include all the main architectural site as well as spots where local artisans still ply their trade.  Of course there will be time to experience some of Penang’s best eating locations where popular local dishes are as varied as Chinese Dim Sum and Bengali bread.  How such dishes became integrated into typical Malaysian fare is an account of the island's history.

 During your time here there is time for a cookery experience where you’ll join a local chef for a market tour before proceeding to a private garden to learn how to create three traditional meals. Additionally, there is an opportunity to visit Penang’s national park for a moderate walk through the jungle or to take the 250-metre-long canopy walk for a great view of the forest.

 DAYS 14-17 LANGKAWI

 It's a very short flight from Penang to Langkawi for the last part of your holiday, which will be spent relaxing at a beach resort (a 4-night stay, but this can be extended). Enjoy the hotel, indulge at the spa, sunbathe on the beach, swim in the sea or head into town to try some delicious Roti Canai.

 DAY 18 FLY HOME

 Depart Langkawi for your overnight flight back to the UK.


Customer Feedback
Our guides in Yangon, Bagan, and Kalaw / Lake Inle were wonderful. They struck the right balance of explaining the history and importance of the sights we were seeing without over-doing it, they knew where to get the best view/experience at what time and could rearrange experiences so we got the most out of them.

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