Essential Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan


Kuala Lumpur

Penang Bridge





Cameron Highlands

Lake Chini

Kota Bharu


Tour Code : MHT 001 (10D/09N)
Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lumpur


Day 01 (Kuala Lumpur)
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Enjoy the sight and sound tour, highlights : Sri Mahariamman Hindu Temple, Karyaneka Handicraft Centre, the Moorish styled Sultan Abdul Samad Buildings, the Tudor styled Royal Selangor Club, St. Mary Anglican Church, Thean Hau Temple, National Monuments and King’s Palace. Visit the Petronas Twin Tower for a photo stop (the twin tower has a sky bridge which is open to the public and subject to availability as the entry is limited to a certain number of people each day). The tour also cover fringes of the city abound with cottage industries and nature reserves, have a first hand view of how beautiful pewter products are manufactured at the world famous Royal Selangor Factory. Next is a visit to Batu Caves, climb up her 272-steps leads to the top of the hill where a natural limestone cavern houses an Hindu shrine of Lord Krishna, while climbing up, watch out for the cheeky monkeys that line the way.


Day 02 (Kuala Lumpur - Melaka - Kuala Lumpur)
Depart early morning for a day trip to Melaka, sightseeing tour included visit Melaka’s old town that dated back 14th century, a unique examples of Portuguese, Dutch, Islamic and Chinese architectural style such as A Famosa, Porta de Santiago, Melaka Museum, Stadthuys and St Paul’s church. Stop for a delicious Straits Chinese or Peranakan lunch at Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant. The Baba Nyonya Musuem provides interesting knowledge of the Straits Chinese culture. (B, L)


Day 03 (Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands) 
Drive north to Cameron Highlands, situated 1,524m above sea level, and the largest Malaysian hill resorts. Much of its appeal lies in the neat sprawling tea plantations which date back to 1929, as well as terraced flower gardens, strawberry farms, orchards and vegetable gardens. Drive along the picturesque tea gardens to Gunung Brinchang, a commentary and an aerial view photography stop will be made before we bring you for a short trek into the ‘Mossy’ forest in search of pitcher plants and other flora, at the peak, the viewing tower gives a spectacular view of the surroundings. The return journey will bring us downhill to the Sungai Palas tea factory for a factory tour, be amazed by the varieties tea served at the ‘Umphh Tea Shop’.  (B)


Day 04 (Cameron Highlands - Kuala Kangsar - Penang)
Descend the highlands, visit to the Sam Poh Tong Chinese Temple, enclosed in a limestone cave, the main attraction seems to be the tortoise pond in a natural courtyard, the tortoises are released into the pond by locals as it is a good luck to do so. Continue to Kuala Kangsar, visit the magnificent Ubadiah Mosque and Istana Iskandariah palace that overlooking the river, Kuala Kangsar was the birthplace of Malaysia’s great rubber industry, the oldest rubber tree is found here. Arrive Butterworth in the evening, cross the Asia's 3rd longest bridge to the Pearl Of The Orient - Penang. (B)


Day 05 (Penang)
At 09:00am we depart for half day Trishaw Heritage Tour, meeting up our trishaw man at Fort Cornwallis, enjoy the unique trishaw ride to Chew Jetty, witness the early settlement of Chinese immigrant living on stilt house above the sea. After paying a short visit here, we will continue our trishaw ride to Khoo Kong Si Clan House, this famous clan house with its ancient-design constructed to capture the splendour of an Imperial Palace and features a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and richly ornamented beams of the finest wood bearing the mark of master craftsmen from China. Next is a visit to Kek Lok Si Temple and The Pagoda Of Ten Thousand Buddhas. (B)


Day 06 (Penang - Kota Bharu)
This morning, we leave the Island City, crossing from west to the east of Peninsula Malaysia, drive along the East-West Highway, cutting through the main range to the north-eastern coast state of Kelantan, pass by Temenggor Lake - Perak's largest man-made lake covering an area of 15,200 hectares, surrounded by dense jungle and home to Orang Asli Kintak and Jahai tribes, wild elephants crossing road sign can be seen along the highway. Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan State. Visit night market this evening, the market serve a delectable array of traditional dishes. (B)


Day 07 (Kota Bharu -  Kuala Terengganu)
Start the morning with Kota Bharu sightseeing tour, reputed to be the cradle of Malay culture, Kota Bharu offers a delightful profusion of colourful traditions, charm and scenic beauty. Tour will features Malaysia most famous and colourful central market, kite making centre at PCB beach, silver wares and Tumpat Village - home for many Buddha temples, such as Wat Pothivihan - housing the country’s largest reclining Buddha. Later journey down south and arrive Kuala Terengganu in the evening. (B)


Day 08 (Kuala Terengganu)
Kuala Terengganu sightseeing included drive along the ‘long roof’ China Town and visit the colourful Central Market. Next take a water taxi to the picturesque Seberang Takir fishing village that dot with brightly paint fishing boat. Back to mainland and drive along Princess Hill, Waterfront, Maziah Palace, State Mosque till we reach the State Museum - the largest museum in South East Asia with outdoor and indoor museum.  Stop by Madam Bee’s house to taste the Terengganu home cook traditional Peranakan Lunch. After lunch, see the unique boat building at the fishing village of Duyung Island that beautifully squeeze in the middle of Terengganu River mouth. At the headland of Duyung Island, there is a fine view of China Town wooden stilt houses. Stop at Batu Buruk Beach and Brassware factory to see the process of Terengganu brassware. Proceed to beautiful floating mosque and Batik factory. (B, L)


Day 09 (Kuala Terengganu - River Safari - Kuantan)
Early morning, cruise up to Marang River, along the mangrove swamp river, you will be greeted by wild animals like monitor lizard, monkeys, crabs, colourful birds, eagles and sometime an otters. Witness the traditional live style of Terengganu villagers which included stop at one of the riverside village and visit several cottage industries like Attap leave roof weaving, coconut sugar making, visit Pak Uda house and see his monkeys plucking coconuts. Continue down south, stop at the forest reserve and experience the symphony of Cicadas. Next to Berserah Fishing Village which well known for its salted fish, it is one of the few places in Malaysia where fisherman employ water buffaloes to transport their fish from the boats to the processing area. (B)


Day 10 (Kuantan - Kuala Lumpur)
Breakfast, Depart for Kuala Lumpur, enroute visit Lake Chini, cruise around the lake to view the beautiful lotus, visit Orang Asli Village (aborigine settlement) and try the native blowpipe hunting skills. The tour ended in KLIA or KL City Hotel (B)


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