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Overview
MALAYSIA is a unique destination. Full to brimming with marvelous things to see and do, it is one of the few places in the world where your visit can easily encompass bustling cities, paradise beaches, tropical jungles, colourful cultures and endless dinning pleasure Eating is a national pastime and favourite leisure activity for Malaysians. Here, all of Asia has converged, gastronomically speaking, to offer the best of each region. Mix of cultures has produced some delicious fusion cooking not found anywhere in the world. The whole dining out experience is rooted deep in the multi-racial culture of the country, whether it is at a roadside stall, food centre or restaurant. It is common to see Malay, Chinese and Indians tucking into a heap of steaming white rice and curry on a fresh banana leaf together We are here to give you a little portrait of what this country is all about. When it comes to food, Malaysia is a place to be experimental….
Detailed Itinerary

On arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transfer to hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle and within in close proximity of the shimmering Petronas Twin Tower, shopping malls and galleries.

Remarks : Hotel standard check-in is 1500hrs
: Early check-in is subject to availability upon arrival

1700hrs, depart for Kuala Lumpur Walking Food & Heritage Trail (approx. 5 hours) -Fancy trying a new and delicious local dish? Then embark on this gastronomical journey of discovery that allows you to sample some of Malaysia’s most famous dishes, all within walking distance and with the help of a local food guide. Among some of the dishes that you may choose to sample are, Nasi Lemak, Cendol, Roti Canai, Hokkien Mee, Grilled Fish and many more. Some of KL’s most famous heritage sites, such as The Jamek Mosque, The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and the old central market are also included in this tour.

**Food items are subject to change due to availability and closure of certain outlets/stalls due to various reasons including day-offs, festivities, etc.**

**As this is a street food tour, food and dining venue hygiene cannot be guaranteed, despite our best efforts to select only presentable food outlets/stalls. Guests will be advised to eat at their own risk.**

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast is served at hotel.

0900hrs, depart for Kuala Lumpur City Discovery (approx 3.5 hours) - See the influential structures of KL city in one quick trip as each monument has its story to share. Admire the architectural brilliance and landscapes. Visits include the King's Palace, the National Museum, the National Monument and the superb buildings at the Independence Square as well as the Moorish-style railway station. Observe the contrast between historical architecture and modern skyscrapers in an abundant setting of greenery. You will also get to visit the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers (for photo stop only). Lunch is served at local restaurant.

Return to hotel after tour, rest and relax.

1630hrs, depart for The “Lights Up” Discovery – Fireflies (approx. 6 hours) - On the fringe of KL lies the coastal areas and a village named Kampung Kuantan that lights up every night without electricity. These lights come from fireflies that shine in darkness. A boat ride takes you to their mangrove swamp habitat. This tour includes a drive through palm oil plantations & Fort Melawati and dinner at a Chinese seafood restaurant.

Tour Includes: Dinner and boat ride
Note: Dress casually and bring along rain gear on wet days. Departures might be cancelled if there is too much rain in the coastal area.

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast is served at hotel.

0830hrs, depart for a Journey To Discovery – Malacca (approx. 9 hours) - People constantly flock to the birthplace of Malaysia. Its strategic location led to an economic boom, great enough to cause nations to fight for ruling rights. It is through 600 years of various European influences that gave birth to a unique heritage, customs and lifestyle of the local folks, landing it the UNESCO Heritage site recognition. Malacca was also the state where Malaysia’s declaration of Independence was held. The tour highlights St Peter’s Church, Porta De Santiago and the ruins of St Paul’s Church, Dutch Administration office, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple & Jonker Street. Lunch will be served at the Peranakan (Baba Nyonya) Restaurant.

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Kuala Lumpur

This morning after breakfast we set off to Batu Caves – the famous site of the annual Thaipusam festival (in January/February) where almost a million devotees congregate. The 272-steps climbs lead you to the top of a natural limestone cavern which houses a Hindu shrine.

Later, we head north to Ipoh. Along the way, we stop briefly for light lunch at Bidor, which is famous for Duck Thigh Noodle, ‘Sat Kai Ma’ (a type of sweet dessert), ‘Kai Jai Peng’ simple knons as the chicken biscuit, seedless guava, local coffee and many more.

Ipoh – known as "The Hill City” due to being centre and surrounded by hills. Ipoh developed into one of Malaysia's main cities due to the booming tin mining industry around the turn of the 19th century. During the British colonial era, Ipoh was Malaysia's second city for administration purposes. There are several notable buildings from the British Colonial era such as the railway station and the town hall. These days Ipoh is perhaps best known for its excellent restaurants, hawkers, famous local dishes and limestone caves/temples. Visit includes Sam Poh Tong (Cavern of Triple Gems – Chinese Caves Temple) and brief tour of old city of Ipoh. During the tour, we stop by at some local coffee shop for tea break and sample the local delicacy such as white coffee, egg tart, toast, Chee Cheong Fun (rice noodle roll) and etc.

At night, famous Ipoh Chicken Rice is served for dinner.

Later, check-in hotel, rest and relax.

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Ipoh

Breakfast is served at hotel.

Today, overland short journey to Kuala Kangsar Town – The royal town of Perak, Malaysia, located at the downstream of Kuala Kangsar River, where it flows into the Perak River. It is the main town in the administrative district of Kuala Kangsar. We make a brief visit to see the gilded dome of Ubudiah Mosque, the impressive Iskandariah Palace and the Istana Kenangan. In this location, you will have a taste of the Laksa (spicy noodle soup) and Cendol (a traditional dessert includes coconut milk, green starched jelly noodles with pandan flavouring and palm sugar in shaved ice).

Continue overland journey to Penang. As we enter the Island of Penang, we will cross one of the longest bridge in world.

Besides the beach, the cultural and heritage rich streets, Penang boasts of a cool hill as well. Simply named Penang Hill, it is about 2750 feet above sea level and is the oldest hill resort in the country. A funicular train dating back to 1923, and has since been upgraded, functions to bring passengers to the top. The train ride is an experience in itself, coupled by colourful flora you’ll see. In case the train is under scheduled maintenance, the tour will be replacing by exploring the Botanical Garden as well as the Reclining Buddha. Followed by a visit to the Kek Lok Si temple – also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Nasi Kandar is served at local restaurant.

After tour, check-in hotel and freshen up.

1830hrs, proceed for Georgetown Night Discovery (approx. 4 hours) – As sun sets upon Georgetown, the brisk business and chatter of day make way for lights of hotels, restaurants and watering holes to illuminate Penang Road It is still convivial, at a more relaxed pace as you sit in a trishaw and absorb the atmosphere.

After the streets, view the city from the rooftop of Three Sixty° Revolving Restaurant and Sky Bar at Bayview Georgetown. This 360 degree revolving restaurant has been a standing feature at the hotel since 1970s and you will be enjoying dinner of Western specialties alongside views of Georgetown at night.

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Penang

Breakfast is served at hotel. However, you may skip the hotel’s breakfast as you will later proceed for Penang Walking Food Trail (approx. 4 hours) – This tour is to search for authentic and delicious street food in Penang. We will first venture out to Ayer Hitam to taste the famous Curry Noodles. After that, try the world-renowned Penang Laksa, a fish-based spicy rice noodle soup. The strong aroma of the soup and unique taste of prawn paste makes this hawker food popular among locals and tourist. We will then make our way to Town Coffee Shop at Jln Kimberly for the famous Oyster Delicacy. Next, we continue to Bangkok Lane. Here one can find Mee Goreng, Apong Balik and Pasembur – these are few of the local delights. In the afternoon, we will visit a food paradise street where you can find a table to dine, you can find some of the best Wantan Noodles, Hokkien Noodles and Char Kuew Toew (Fried Rice Noodles).

**Food items are subject to change due to availability and closure of certain outlets/stalls due to various reasons including day-offs, festivities, etc.**

**As this is a street food tour, food and dining venue hygiene cannot be guaranteed, despite our best efforts to select only presentable food outlets/stalls. Guests will be advised to eat at their own risk.**

Back to hotel, rest and relax.

2000hrs, depart to Gurney Drive – a popular seafront promenade in Georgetown, famous for the "hawker food" sold from food stalls. Dinner at Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (or Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney), which is one of the largest and most well-known eatery in Penang. Food sold at the hawker centre include Jiu Hoo Eng Chye (spinach with cuttlefish), Koay Teow Th'ng, Lok Lok, Mee Goreng, Jawa Mee, Mee Rebus, Pasembur,Rojak, Satay, Soya Beancurd (Douhua), and many more.

After dinner, proceed for local night market for “an hour” shopping where you’ll find a colorful display of diverse products, from food to utensils, all at bargain prices. After night market, return to hotel.

Overnight at your choice of hotel, Penang

Breakfast is served at hotel.
Free at leisure till your departure transfer to to Penang Pier for Penang / Langkawi ferry for your beach extension in Langkawi OR flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Remarks : Hotel standard check-out is 1200hrs.
: Late check-out is subject to availability on departure day.
: Our standard pick up time is 3 hours before departure flight / ferry.

End of program…..

Inclusions

All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle on PRIVATE basis ie: a car will be provided for 2 pax OR van will be assigned for 3 – 6 pax
All tours are conducted on PRIVATE basis
Inclusive of an English speaking driver guide
Meals and hotel accommodations as indicated above itinerary
Entrance fees / park fees wherever applicable

Exclusions

Airfares & airport taxes (both International & Domestic)
Beverages, tipping, porterage, camera / video fees
Items that are not mention in the itinerary
Peak season surcharge and compulsory festive meals as outline below
Surcharge applies for airport transfer required between 2200hrs – 0700hrs
Incidental charges such as room service, mini bar, telephone calls, laundry and etc
Early check-in / Late check-out
Penang Local Government Fee of MYR 2.00 per room per night is payable separately upon check-in
With effective 1st September 2017, a Tourism Tax of MYR 10.00 per room per night will be collected by all hotels in Malaysia, directly from all guests upon check in on behalf of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

Notes

Package price per person based on 02 Pax
Package price for higher no of pax, single pax(One person only) on request

Child price on request

BOOKING FOR 3RD PERSON
Booking for 3rd person is based on triple sharing using extra bed / mattress
Twin & Triple Sharing is charged at same rate

4-STAR - PROPOSED HOTELS / PROPERTIES
Kuala Lumpur : Melia Kuala Lumpur : Melia Guestroom
Ipoh : WEIL Hotel Ipoh : Superior Room
Penang : Bayview Hotel Georgetown : Deluxe Room

5-STAR – PROPOSED HOTELS / PROPERTIES
Kuala Lumpur : Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur : Executive Room
Ipoh : WEIL Hotel Ipoh : Premier Room
Penang : Clans Kongsi Georgetown : Clans Master Room

PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE

Melia Kuala Lumpur

Surcharge         : Surcharge is applicable on the below

Dates               : 15/06/2019 – 15/08/2019

                        : 20/12/2019 – 31/12/2019

 

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Closed-out        : 01/04/2020 – 03/04/2020

                        : 20/04/2020 – 23/04/2020

 

WEIL Hotel, Ipoh

Surcharge         : Surcharge is applicable on the below

Dates               : 21/05/2020 – 25/05/2020

                        : 22/12/2020 – 26/12/2020

                        : 10/02/2021 – 15/02/2021

 

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang

Surcharge         : Surcharge is applicable on the below

Dates               : 23/05/2020 – 28/05/2020

                        : 22/07/2020 – 27/07/2020

                        : 20/12/2020 – 01/01/2021

                        : 11/02/2021 – 16/02/2021

 

Clans Kongsi Georgetown, Penang

Surcharge         : Surcharge is applicable on the below

Dates               : 24/12/2020 – 25/12/2020

                        : 31/12/2020 – 01/01/2021

                        : 11/02/2021 – 13/02/2021

 

GENERAL MEAL DESCRIPTION
Malay Cooking
The use of fresh herbs and spices make delicious and flavourful food. Chilly, garlic and ginger are endemic and meat and seafood are often cooked in coconut milk to accompany rice. Popular dish: Satay, which consists of meat, usually chicken barbecued on small skewers with a sweet peanut dipping sauce and a salad of cucumber, onion and rice cakes

Chinese Cooking
This is the most popular choice among visitors; and it certainly milder with less use of spices but no less delicious. Rice and noodles feature prominently and the dishes reflect the many regional methods of preparation available including Cantonese, Szechuan and Taiwanese

Indian Cooking
Indian food is a very popular choice with the locals. Northern and southern Indian food is well represented and vegetarian meal is among the favourite

Nyonya Cooking
When the earliest Chinese immigrants settled in Malaysia and intermarried with the local people, they developed their own culture and create a delicious fusion of cuisine. A typical Nyonya food tends to be spicier than Malay cooking but very tasty

Popular dish; Laksa, combining noodles into a spicy coconut soup served with seafood, bean sprouts, lemon grass and pineapple

Malaysian Cooking – Nasi Kandar
Nasi Kandar is a popular northern Malaysian dish, which originates from Penang. It is a meal of steamed rice which can be plain or mildly flavored, and served with a variety of curries and side dishes. The word Nasi Kandar, came about from a time when nasi [rice] hawkers or vendors would kandar [balance] a pole on the shoulder with two huge containers of rice meals. The name has remained and today the word Nasi Kandar is seen on most Tamil Muslim or "Malaysian Mamak" restaurants

CLOSE-OUT PERIOD
• Please note hotel reserves the right to send close-out dates from time to time
• Close-out DOES NOT necessary means room is not available, it would means rooms might not OR might be available but at higher room rate

CLANS KONGSI GEORGETOWN
Welcome drink upon check-in
Continental breakfast from 0700hrs to 1030hrs daily
Afternoon tea with snacks from 1530hrs to 1700hrs daily
Free coffee & tea and local beverages at the main Living Room
WiFi in guestrooms and public areas of the hotel
45-minutes hosted morning walk in Georgetown
Free entry to Khoo Kongsi Clan Temple and Museum

Standard hotel check-in time at 1400hrs / 1500hrs & check-out time at 1100hrs / 1200hrs. Early arrival that rooms need to be ready, rooms must be reserved for the day before

Each passenger is allowed only 1 single piece of baggage not more of 30kgs plus one hand carry bag not more than 56cm X 30cm X 18cm with maximum weight of 5kgs

Trip Highlights

Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Selangor - Malacca - Batu Caves - Ipoh - Kuala Kangsar - Penang

Departure Period

01 Apr, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,937 P P twin share
AUD 2,397 P P single

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