Excursions in Kuala Lumpur
Not withstanding the fast growth, Kuala Lumpur managed to keep its charm, with a skyline that blends the old and new. View the contrast of old Moorish architecture and the modern skyscrapers such as the PETRONAS Twin Towers for a photo stop. Visit Merdeka Square (Independence Square) and National Mosque and the New Royal Palace (photo stop) . Visit the National Museum and later take a stroll at the beautiful Lake Gardens located within the vicinity of the National Monument. Visit the handicarft centre and Cocoa Boutique. City Highlights:- * Merdeka Square (Independence Square) - the centre of activities / celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. * The National Monument, The National Museum. * Photo stop at the The New King's Palace, National Mosque & the PETRONAS Twin Tower. * Handicraft Centre & Cocoa Boutique Note: The National Museum is closed on 1st & 2nd Day of Hari Raya Puasa 2013 (08 - 09 Aug 2013, dates are subject to change). SIC & PVT tour rates INCLUDE entrance fee to The National Museum.
Kuala Lumpur comes alive after sunset. In the evening, the city lights up while skyscrapers enhance the night scene living up to its name as The Garden City of Lights. A leisurely drive along the beautifully landscaped streets of Kuala Lumpur brings you through some interesting spots of the evening. Visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple where the Hindu deities are housed and Chinatown for some street shopping where you will be able to find a variety of souvenirs and value for money products. Later, proceed for dinner at a Restaurant for sumptuous Malay cuisine while being entertained by a colourful cultural performance. Highlights: * Chinatown - a visit to the "Pasar Malam" (night market). * Dinner at a local restaurant. * Traditional Malay Cultural Show - showcase of cultural dances. Note: SIC & PVT tour rates INCLUDE Dinner. This tour is not available 1st & 2nd Day of Hari Raya Puasa 2013 (08 - 09 Aug 2013), dates are subject to change. All SIC and PRIVATE tours exclude drinks during meals, unless specifically indicated
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city is Kuala Selangor, a small village known for its natural heritage of Mangrove forest. Take a walk around the jungle trails and appreciate the wonders of nature and its contributions towards our eco system. Dine in a local restaurant by the river front before boating upstream to watch thousands of fireflies sparkling in the thick mangrove along both sides of the river banks. A wonderful phenomena resembling rows of brightly lit Christmas trees! Highlights: * Bukit Melawati - Visit Kota Melawati (formerly known as Fort Altingsgurg), the fortress on this hill was built in the late 18th century to defend Selangor from the attack of enemies. What remains of the fortress today are some cannons, foundation stones and colonial houses. Other attractions include a light house & a royal mausoleum. You will also be given the opportunity to see the silver leaf monkeys. * Seafood Dinner in a restaurant by the river. * Fireflies at the mangrove forest (subject to weather conditions) Note: Please bring along insect repellent. SIC & PVT tour rates INCLUDE Dinner.
Have a fun-filled day in Sunway Lagoon, one of Malaysias award-winning theme parks and discover a magical kingdom of pure fun & excitement. Sunway Lagoon is made up of 5 parks, each featuring their own exciting attractions.
At the Amusement Park, experience the old Western cowboy town at Wild Wild West, take your breath away with a ride on the runaway rollercoaster, or look at the world upside down from the 360-degree rotating Pirates Revenge.
Have a splashing time in the Water Park surfing the giant waves at the Surf Beach, or ride on the adrenalin pumping speed slides. Then proceed to the Scream Park that will scare your socks off with an intense, exhilarating and interactive audio-visual experience.
Get up close and cuddly at Wildlife Park with the friendly wildlife. With more than 150 species of amazing and exotic animals from across the globe, revel in the sight of their unique beauty and learn more about them at Malaysias first-ever fully interactive and educational animal-themed attraction.
Dont miss out on the thrilling adventures at Extreme Park with a speed test on the challenging All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) or glide like a sugar glider through 203 meters of the Flying Fox.
Last but not least, walk the worlds longest pedestrian suspension bridge to complete a wonderful and exciting day.
Note: * Tour INCLUDES entrance fee to 5 Parks: Amusement Park, Water Park, Wildlife Park, Scream Park and Extreme Park (excludes the G-Force X - Asias highest slingshot ride & Buggy Jump).
* Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is closed on Tuesdays (except Malaysian school/public holidays).
* Please bring your own towel and a change of clothes.
All SIC and PRIVATE tours exclude drinks during meals, unless specifically indicated
Located two hours away from the capital city is Malacca, the place where the nation was born, where the past and present meets. The history of Malaysia is said to have begun here, a great seaport where the Portuguese, Dutch and English once ruled. This once powerful and prosperous trading port is now a delightful historical city. Visit St. Pauls Hill and AFamosa Fort for a view of the Straits. Photo stop at the Stadhuys Building and the ruins of St. Pauls Church. Enjoy a local Peranakan lunch followed by a stroll along Jonkers Street or otherwise known as the Antique Row. Also included is the oldest Chinese temple (Cheng Hoon Teng) in Malaysia. Tour Highlights: * St. PaulÂ´s Hill (AÂ´Famosa) - The Portuguese colonized Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it AÂ´Famosa. As Malacca was the centre of struggles between super powers of the time, and suffered the constant threat of attack, the AÂ´Famosa fort was critical in Portugal maintaining its colonial foothold in the Far East. Within the fort walls were housing and food stores, a castle, a meeting room for the Portuguese Council and five churches. A seven-month attack by the Dutch just about destroyed the entire fortress, leaving only the entrance facade and the structure of a church at the top of the hill. * Stadthuys - Built in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor and his officers, The Stadthuys is a fine example of Dutch architecture of that period. It is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. An outstanding example of colonial Dutch architecture, this edifice now houses the History Museum and Ethnography Museum. * Jonker Walk - Take a stroll along the "Antique Row" locally called Jonker Street, a haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authentic artefacts and relics can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery. * Cheng Hoon Teng Temple - It is a premier historical monument that has survived the ravages of time. It remains the fines of Chinese temples in Malaysia a fact underscored by an UNESCO award for outstanding architectural restoration. The temple ranks among the most significant in Southeast Asia, being central to the spiritual aspirations of the Chinese community in historic Malacca. * Lunch at a Peranakan restaurant (Baba & Nyonya cuisine) - About the renowned Baba & Nyonya cuisine: The Â´Straits ChineseÂ´, also called the Baba and Nyonya, are Chinese of noble descents who have adopted much of the Malay culture into theirs. This has been a gradual process lasting over 400 years since the great Chinese explorer Admiral Cheng Ho first brought Chinese settlers to Malacca. Over the centuries, the Baba & Nyonya has developed a distinct and highly interesting culture that is unique to MalaysiaÂ´s west coast, particularly Malacca. Return to Kuala Lumpur in the early evening. Note : SIC & PVT tour rates INCLUDE lunch. All SIC and PRIVATE tours exclude drinks during meals, unless specifically indicated
A highly recommended fun filled tour specially designed to introduce you to the popular weekend resort for the city folks. Situated about 6,000 feet above sea level and about an hours drive away from Kuala Lumpur, is Genting Highlands, or otherwise known as City of Entertainment. Today, Casino de GENTING is one of the finest gaming destinations in Asia with over 200,000 square feet dedicated to providing the ultimate gaming experience. Other facilities include a cable car ride and a multi-million ringgit playground with over 40 rides, making it MalaysiaÂ´s biggest theme park. ThereÂ´s so much excitement and fun at the Indoor Theme Park and Outdoor Theme Park with loads of thrilling adventures for everyone. Depart for Kuala Lumpur in the early evening. Note: * Only guests above 21 years olds are allowed into the Casino. * Rate excludes theme park entrance fees. * SIC & PVT tour rates INCLUDE Skyway cable car ticket (return). All SIC and PRIVATE tours exclude drinks during meals, unless specifically indicated
The journey will take you towards the eastern suburb of the city. Highlights of this excursion include visits to Royal Selangor where the art of pewter crafting will be demonstrated and the Batik Factory to witness how wax and dye are used in the painting process. Later, ascend 272 steps to the limestone Batu Caves Temple where its cavernous interior is home to Hindu deities. All private tours exclude entrance fees, meals and drinks which will be on personal account.
Blaze a culinary trail through Kuala Lumpur on this delicious food walk. This three-hour, fully interactive walking tour takes you to the hidden backstreets and narrow alleys of Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs to experience the very best of local food. Malaysia is a fascinating melting pot of cultures and there is no better way of experiencing it all than from a plate. We stroll through theIndian-influenced neighbourhood of Brickfields, where the architecture, music and food is loud and colourful. Sample delicious Indian dishes served on a banana leaf and seek out sweet vendors for sugary morsels like fresh banana fritter, sticky, sweet gulabjamu or the local favourite, cendol (shaved ice, plum sugar, kidney beans and coconut milk jelly).
Enjoy a relaxing day at the various parks hidden within the bustling city. Lake Gardens, officially named Perdana Botanical Gardens, is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur, surrounded by lush greenery in a 227-acre parkland. Visit KL Bird Park, which is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens and is the worlds largest free-flight walk-In aviary, sprawling approximately 20.9 acres (8.46 ha) of verdant valley terrain. One of the parkÂ´s most extraordinary features is that in Zone 1, 2 and 3, birds are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. The Bird Park houses more than 3,000 birds representing more than 200 species. Dont miss the opportunity to feed the birds and catch the bird show (Bird Show is at 12.30hrs and 15.30hrs).
Named after Malaysias first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Putrajaya is the administrative centre of the nation, where the main governmental complexes are located. The main landscape is the 600-hectre man-made lake, The Putrajaya Wetland. Native wetland plants from over 50 local species can be found here.
Located 16 km north-west of Kuala Lumpur, the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. The guided tour will introduce you to the wonders and beauty of a primary tropical rainforest.
The journey to the tropical rainforest on the outskirts of the city will take approximately an hour. Along the way you pass through typical Malayan villages. Our first stop is the aboriginal museum, among the displays are weapons used for hunting, clothing made from tree barks, traditional musical instruments etc.
A leisurely introduction to the city of Kuala Lumpur. The first stop will be at the Old Railway Station completed in 1910 to replace an older station on the same site, the station was Kuala Lumpur's railway hub in the city. The National Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of beautiful gardens which offers a good opportunity for some great photographs.