Touring Singapore and Malaysia

22 Feb 2018
2 min read
FOUR takes a look at the new 13-day Singapore and Malaysia tour from ECT Travel, which includes a visit to the Singapore Garden Festival, the first & only international garden show in the tropics, held in the highly renowned Gardens by the Bay. The tour will also showcase the extraordinary landscapes and vibrant culture of Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The tour includes five-star luxury accommodation throughout, staying in the InterContinental Singapore, Shangri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Penang and the Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur. Guests will start their journey with three nights in Singapore and a full day spent at the Singapore Garden Festival before taking in the city’s dramatic skyline from the top of Marina Bay Sands. Continuing on to Malaysia, they will spend eight days in this vibrant country exploring the cosmopolitan cities of Penang and Kuala Lumpur, and historic sites including Penang Hill station and Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.



Guests will spend their first day at the world–renowned, biennial Singapore Garden Festival; an eight day spectacle showcasing the talents of international gardening experts and the very best in tropical gardening. Held at the infamous Gardens by the Bay, guests can expect the grandest gardens and finest floral displays, as well as encountering the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 metres high and the Garden’s dramatic Supertrees ranging from 20 – 50 metres tall. The festival is also home to the iconic Orchid Extravangaza, celebrating Singapore’s national flower and showcasing the rich heritage of orchids. It features more than 400 of the region’s best plants as they compete for over 40 heritage trophies.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for sightseeing with a visit to the Sky Park Observation Deck at the top of Marina Bay Sands, offering picturesque views of the Singapore’s skyline, in addition to a 45-minute bumboat cruise along the city’s historic waterway.



The tour continues to Penang in Malaysia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where guests will spend four nights at the five-star Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa. The well-thought-out itinerary includes a visit to Penang Hill, the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia and the striking Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Guests will also visit the Penang Batik factory where they can witness how hand-drawn batik fabric is made and then turned into colourful clothing and accessories.


Kuala Lumpur

Ending in Malaysia’s vibrant and diverse capital, Kuala Lumpur, visitors can immerse themselves in bustling street markets and local culture. Staying at the five-star Ritz Carlton, the tour includes entrance to the Batu Caves, the most important Hindu temple outside of India and an afternoon tea at the glorious Majestic Hotel, surrounded by orchids and plush furnishings.



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