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Singapore & Malaysia

April 2022

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Singapore is fast becoming one of Asia's hotspot destinations. This futuristic city with its skyscraper skyline is also home to 50 parks and 4 nature reserves. A great crossroads of Asian cultures and flavours, Singapore is one of the world’s most alluring destinations for foodies, with a rich blend of Chinese, Indian, and Malay influences in its cuisine. From the exciting city of Singapore, we head to vibrant Malaysia, with it's fascinating multicultural cities. You will quickly see why Malaysia is a must see on many Asian tours.

 

Signature Moments

  • Dive Into Culture' and explore the contrasts of Singapore
  • Stroll through the narrow lanes of the Singapore Night Market
  • Experience to enjoy the Rhapsody of Lights Show at Gardens by the Bay
  • Relax on a leisurely cruise along the Malacca River
  • Venture into the cave temple and see its beautifully painted murals and golden sitting Buddha statue
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 13 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Sightseeing tour of Singapore
  • Singapore by Night tour
  • Gardens by the Bay night tour
  • Singapore Market and Suburb Tour
  • Malacca local lunch and village walk
  • Malacca sightseeing tour
  • Kaula Lumpur tour
  • Orang Asli village visit
  • Malay cultural dinner and show
  • Visit the Batu Caves
  • Visit a pewter factory
  • Visit a strawberry farm
  • Perak Cave Temple visit
  • Walking tour of Ipoh
  • Visit Ubudiah Mosque
  • Visit a local Joss Stick Maker
  • Ascend Penang Hill by funicular railway
  • Historical tour of Georgetown
  • Breakfast daily, 1 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers*
  • Gratuities
  • Local taxes
  • English speaking guides
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host

 

*Transfers between 23:00 and 9:00 hrs are subject to a night-time surcharge

Itinerary
Women's Travel Club Singapore & Malaysia Tour
Day 1
Women's Travel Club Singapore & Malaysia
Welcome to Singapore

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
A feast for the senses awaits in Singapore - a fantasyland of skyscrapers, lush gardens and an intoxicating mix of cultures and cuisines, from India to China. Singapore is certainly a small country with a population of only 4 million but there are a large number of reasons to spend time here. It is very much a modern garden destination in many respects with its downtown skyscrapers and 50 parks and 4 nature reserves. However, it also retains its old colourful districts that are influenced by the ethnic mix that exists here. Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures stand side by side and can also be seen individually in neighbourhoods such as Chinatown and Little India, all to be experienced on a Singapore vacation.
On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Later meet your WTC host and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with Dinner to follow.
Accommodations: Swissotel Merchant Court

Day 2
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Singapore

Today enjoy an orientation tour from 0900-1230 that highlights the history, multi-racial culture and lifestyle that is Singapore. See the city’s colonial heritage as we drive around the Civic District past the Padang, the Cricket Club, Parliament House and the National Gallery Singapore. Stop at Merlion Park for great views of Marina Bay and a picture-taking opportunity with the Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. The tour continues with a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on the island, built with donation from the early immigrant workers from China before driving past Chinatown. From there we proceed to the National Orchid Garden, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants comprising of 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids. Our final stop at Little India will enthrall you with the scent of spices, jasmine, orchid garlands and exotic fruits.
We will coach down to Trishaw Station for a trishaw ride that will take you past the vibrant Bugis Village and the bustling streets. We will then drive to a local Chinese restaurant for dinner. After we will visit a Night Market and wander along the narrow lanes and test your bargaining skills against street vendors selling anything from souvenirs to leather goods.
Accommodations: Swissotel Merchant Court

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Singapore & Malaysia
Singapore

Today enjoy a market and suburb tour. We drive to Geylang Serai market, which lies at the heart of the Malay community. Rub shoulders with the locals at the wet market and also you can indulge in all-time Singaporean favourites like Roti Prata and Thosai taken with a frothy glass of Teh Tarikin the food centre (food cost is excluded and payable by guests to individual stall owners). Continue to the Joo Chiat and Katong enclave, strolling past its pastel-hued pre-war shop-houses. With a bit of luck, you may come across the popiah masters who stand over hot griddles twirling dollops of dough in mid-air to make paper-thin wrappers for fresh spring rolls.
We begin our evening with a bumboat ride along the iconic Singapore River to see beautifully restored shop-houses, modern skyscrapers of the financial district, colonial buildings and the iconic Merlion statue. After we drive to Gardens by the Bay to watch the SuperTree Grove come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night! We then continue on to Marina Bay Sands’ Skypark Observation Deck – it is a roof like no other, perched 200 metres in the air. Be amazed with a birds-eye view of the city from the top.
Accommodations: Swissotel Merchant Court

Day 4
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Singapore

Enjoy a free day to further explore this amazing city. This is a great opportunity to visit one of the fabulous shopping areas.
Accommodations: Swissotel Merchant Court

Day 5
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Malacca

Leave the cityscape of Singapore behind bound for Malaysia. Transfer by coach to the Singapore-Jehore border (2nd Link) where you say farewell to your Singapore guide and meet your Malaysia tour guide. Your journey begins with a visit to Kampung Cantik village. Admire the distinct Malacca kampong stilt houses and discover the scents and flavours of local fruits, herbs and spices that infuse the delicious regional cuisine. Immerse yourself in the local culture and participate in some of the villagers' favourite pastimes such as top spinning and silat, a Malaysian art of self-defense. Lunch will be at a local Peranaken restaurant (Nyonya) and then, continue to your hotel in Malacca and check-in for a relaxing evening.
This tour provides an excellent opportunity, to experience the lifestyle and hospitality of the traditional Malacca Malay Village. Upon arrival at Kampung Cantik, you will be shown the tapping of a rubber tree. Next we see the oil palm and learn about the different uses of the versatile oil derived from this palm. On the village walk, we will be passing quaint Malacca kampong houses, built on stilt. Discover the exotic nutmeg fruits, aromatic curry leaves, lemon grass, breadfruit trees and the various seasonal fruits such as the durian, mangosteen and others. Also, within the village, stands a patch of paddy field, where the cultivation of rice is carried out on a seasonal basis. See and take part in some of the favourite pastimes of the village people, like top spinning, the making of ketupat casings with coconut leaves, congkak playing and silat - a Malay art of self-defense. On the return journey, you will have the opportunity to enter a traditional kampong house where an explanation of their customs and tradition will be given. By the end of the trip, we promise, you will learn a thing or two about the simple lifestyle of the Malay kampong folks.
Accommodations: Casa del Rio

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Singapore & Malaysia
Malacca

This morning, your 'Local Specialist' reveals the seamless fusion of Portuguese, Dutch, British and Malay influences that have shaped the UNESCO-listed historic city of Malacca. Embark on an informative walking tour past Dutch Square with its Stadhuys and clock tower, reflecting the multi-cultural heritage of this once vibrant trading port. Ascend to the top of Malacca Hill, and then stroll along the river to Kampung Kuli where you'll discover colourful shopfronts displaying traditional crafts. This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Malacca River, sailing past historic buildings, old godowns (warehouses), churches and villages. After a day of exploration, enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants (Portuguese Seafood Cuisine).
Accommodations: Casa del Rio

Day 7
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Kuala Lumpur

The commercial and culinary hub of Malaysia awaits - its skyscrapers and colourful street vendors yours to explore over the next two days. You'll visit Independent Square and the grand 19th century Sultan Abdul Samad Building, with a final stop to see the city's landmarks from the Sky Bridge perched between the imposing 88-storey-high Petronas Twin Towers that tower over Kuala Lumpur. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free to explore Kuala Lumpur on your terms.
Accommodations: Melia Kuala Lumpur

Day 8
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Kuala Lumpur

We venture into the countryside this morning to visit a village inhabited by the Orang Asli, an ethnic group widely regarded as being Malaysia's original inhabitants. We'll delve into their history and traditions during a visit to the Orang Asli Museum, and then stroll around the village with a 'Local Specialist', observing first-hand local traditions such as bamboo cooking and weaving. We return to Kuala Lumpur, where we'll visit Chow Kit Market and watch how the locals haggle to get the best deals.
Our next stop is the central Kuala Lumpur enclave of Kampung Baru, where the ethnic Malay lifestyle has been preserved. Sample traditional Malay sweets and cakes at the local food stalls before returning to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Tonight we will meet for Dinner and Cultural Show in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. Wander through the bustling night market in Chinatown where you can test your bargaining skills with the vendors for a wide variety of merchandise spread across the street. Visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple located in the heart of Chinatown which was founded in 1873 and is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. The smell of burning jasmine, incessant chanting of the Hindu priest, and the mystical aura combine to give you a lasting spiritual impression. Afterwards a delicious Malay dinner is served in a local restaurant (The Love Restaurant) while you enjoy a traditional Malay cultural performance.
Accommodations: Melia Kuala Lumpur

Day 9
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Batu Caves - Cameron Highlands

Journey deep into the Malaysian countryside, stopping briefly at the Selangor Pewter factory before continuing to Batu Caves, one of Malaysia's most iconic sights and a popular Hindu shrine. En route to the Cameron Highlands, enjoy a quick photo stop at the Lata Iskandar Waterfall, then continue to Tanah Rata for a highlight - afternoon tea and scones with cream and locally produced jam (pax own account). Discover the region's strawberry farming heritage during a visit to a strawberry farm, then continue to your hotel for dinner (Steamboat dinner).
Accommodations: Strawberry Park Resort

Day 10
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IPOH

Lush valleys and tea plantations provide a tranquil backdrop for today's drive through the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia's most extensive hill station. Snap a photo of the area's emerald landscape before driving to Perak Cave Temple, an extensive cave complex in Ipoh. Venture into the cave temple and see its beautifully painted murals and golden sitting Buddha statue, which dominates the temple. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the charismatic town of Ipoh and admire the colonial-style buildings that were once home to wealthy tin miners and today house trendy cafés and shops. Walk through the old town's narrow laneways and admire the street art that adorn its façades. Spend the rest of your evening relaxing or consider visiting the night bazaar for some retail therapy.
Accommodations: Weil Hotel

Day 11
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Georgetown

Our journey to Penang this morning takes us past the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where we'll visit the majestic Ubudiah Mosque, ranked as one of Malaysia's most beautiful mosques with its white marble and massive golden dome. Stop at the Penang Batik Handicraft Center to observe how Malaysian batik is being made. Afterwards we'll visit the workshop of a traditional keris maker to learn about how these elaborately carved daggers are made and hear all about their spiritual meaning to the local people who believe that they possess magical powers. Later we'll drive over one of the longest bridges in Southeast Asia before arriving in Penang, which we'll have an opportunity to explore at leisure after checking in to our hotel. This afternoon we will experience the majestic Kok Lok Si Temple and ascend Penang Hill by funicular railway.
Kek Lok Si is a temple complex built in 1891 and is considered one of the largest Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia. See the 10,000 statues of Buddha, wander around the temple and discover the Pond of Longevity where hundreds of tortoises can be found year round and see the enormous Kuan Yin Pavilion that is about 80 metres tall. Later, ascend Penang Hill on the Swiss funicular railway passing through hill farms and lush tropical rain forest. During the ride, enjoy breath-taking views of the island of Penang and Mainland Malaysia
Accommodations: Shangri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Day 12
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Georgetown

Immerse yourself in the Asia of yesteryear as you embark on a historical tour of Georgetown. Begin your journey back in time with a quick photo stop at Fort Cornwallis, where Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony in Penang, first landed in 1786. Continue with a visit to the small home of the local joss stick maker, a 'Local Specialist' who will demonstrate the almost-forgotten craft of making handmade joss sticks. Your next stop is to the intricately carved Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi, where Chinese families of the same surname gather together to worship their ancestors. Later, see the city's splendid colonial architecture and famous street art from the comfort of a traditional trishaw, followed by an afternoon at leisure.
Accommodations: Shangri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Day 13
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Georgetown

Your epic journey across Singapore and Malaysia almost at its end, enjoy a free day to experience this beautiful beach resort and then you will join your travel companions for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate the highlights of your trip.
Accommodations - Shangri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Day 14
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Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and the amazing friends you have made along the way. After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight home.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA

Single Occupancy - TBA

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. No deposit promotion is for a limited time. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. There are some longer walking tours, you should be able to walk on a flat surface for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 12 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Marianne Southall
Marianne is the founder of the Women's Travel Club. She is well traveled and loves to get off the beaten path, her favorite type of tour would involve nature and animals.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to: Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Depart from: Penang International Airport (PEN)

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Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
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Accommodations
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Swissotel Merchant Court

Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore is a luxury hotel ideally located by Clarke Quay, within walking distance of the Central Business District (CBD), and close to major places of interest including Chinatown, and the numerous bars and restaurants on the famous Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. The 476 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites cater to the needs of the most discerning travellers, featuring modern technology such as our portable wireless hotspot which provides 24/7 Wi-Fi access for up to five devices.

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Casa del Rio

This five star hotel is set along the banks of the Melaka River. Relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and balconies, plus minibars, safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

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Melia Kuala Lumpur

Right at the heart of the city's 'Golden Triangle' and commercial district, the hotel occupies an unbeatable location. With the iconic Petronas Twin Towers reachable in 3 minutes by monorail, popular shopping attractions footsteps away, and cultural attractions such as the Bintang Walk and Little India nearby, Melia Kuala Lumpur is the perfect address for business or leisure. The hotel features spacious, well appointed rooms that are bathed in warm sunlight. A range of dining options, filled with the flavors and diversity that define Malaysia, is served daily within the hotel. A gym is available for leisure while a business center and host of functional meeting rooms stand ready when work calls.

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Strawberry Park Resort

Strawberry Park Resort is perfectly situated in the midst of a 7-acre land slope between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The cool temperature in Cameron Highlands makes it a perfect retreat for occasion creators and business explorers alike. This resort is an ideal spot for local and international travellers.

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Weil Hotel

Set in a sleek building on a leafy street, this upmarket hotel is 9 km from both the Lost World of Tambun theme park and the gold Buddha statue in Perak Tong Cave Temple. Airy rooms have minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities, safes, and glass-walled bathrooms.

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Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is a 5-star property that exudes an elegant sense of history and tradition, nestling beneath a verdant canopy of century-old rain trees. The expansive tropical gardens, with a fantastic lagoon-style pool as the focal point, create a lovely setting for a relaxing holiday. Well-maintained facilities, awesome choices of activities and complimentary daily shuttle service to George Town, make it highly convenient to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

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