On arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be met by our local representative in Malaysia for a brief meet and greet. Later, proceed to your hotel in Kuala Lampur city centre for check-in.
Kuala Lampur is the capital of Malaysia and its largest financial centre. What began as a small Tin-Mining village with primarily Chinese immigrants employed by the British is today a global city with gleaming sky scrapers, mega-sized shopping malls, and bustling street markets. Kuala Lampur roughly translates to “Muddy Confluence”, a name the city gets due to its location at the confluence of rivers – Gombak and Klang.
After resting at the hotel, we will venture out for a sight seeing tour of the city. We shall begin the tour with a visit to the National Mosque. The huge mosque with a seating capacity of over 15,000 people comprises of a 73m tall minaret, main prayer hall with the 18-pointed star roof and numerous smaller prayer halls. Next, we shall visit the famous Petronas Towers. Connected at the 42nd floor with a sky bridge, the twin towers were the tallest structure in the world till 2004. We shall also visit Tugu Negara, the National monument built to commemorate the lives of those soldiers who lost their life while fighting the Japanese invasion of World War II. The tour also includes visit to other important buildings like the King’s palace and various administrative building such as Independence square and parliament house.
Overnight Stay at the hotel in Kuala Lampur.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – Night markets are a prominent cultural feature of Malaysia and a great place to explore the local lifestyle. To make space for the makeshift night markets, a section of the residential neighbourhoods are closed down for traffic and the streets are occupied by hawkers selling everything from fresh fruits to clothes and accessories. Jalan Alor is one such night market famous for its delicious and low-priced street food. The market is famous for tasty coconut ice-cream and mouth-watering sea food and is a haven for food lovers.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to Genting Highlands and en-route visit Batu Caves.
Batu Caves are a set of gigantic natural limestone caves which formed around 400 million years ago. Today the caves have become an important Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Murugan (another name for Lord Karthikey, brother of Lord Ganesha and son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati). The golden statue of Lord Murugam outside the caves stands at 42.7m and is the tallest idol dedicated to Lord Murugam.
After the tour of Batu caves, we shall proceed to Genting Highlands (Now known as Resorts World Genting). An integrated hill resort, Resorts World Genting is a complete entertainment zone with indoor and outdoor theme parks, premium shopping outlets and Malaysia’s only Casino. A favourite for people of all age groups, the resort has recently undergone renovation and has come up with an all new indoor theme park with virtual reality games.
Return to Kuala Lampur for overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to Penang.
Penang Island is part of the Penang province and is renowned for its British-built capital city, fantastic street art and beautiful white sandy beaches. The island was gifted by the Sultan of Kedah to the British East India company in exchange for military protection. It later became a major harbour and spice producing region attracting migrants from China and India. Today it is a melting pot of cultures, popular for its delicious street food and hand-pulled rickshaws.
Upon arrival we will transfer to the hotel and check-in. Rest of the day is free for you to explore Penang island on your own.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Penang Island.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – The Habitat at Penang Hill is a unique and one of a kind experience in the world. Located in the Malaysian rainforest, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspot, it is home to large number of endangered animals such as Greater Racket tailed Drongo, Malayan Giant Squirrel and highland vampire Crab. At The Habitat, you can go out for guided nature walk and enjoy spectacular views of the forest from Langur Way Canopy walk and Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk.
After breakfast, we will proceed for a sight seeing tour of Penang Island.
We will begin the sight seeing tour with a visit to Kek Lok Si Temple – the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The important pilgrimage site is famous for the 10,000 statues of Buddha that have been preserved in a seven story Pagoda named after Thai king Rama VI. After the temple visit, we will take the funicular to reach the top of Penang Hill. The tropical rainforest located at Penang Hill, 821m above the capital city, has been protected since 1960 and gives a glimpse of Malaysian flora and fauna. Later, we will proceed to George Town, the capital of Penang Island and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will explore the famous street art and visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The house turned museum showcases over a 1000 articles belonging to the Peranakans, a prosperous community of Chinese migrants that had settled in the Straits.
Rest of the evening is free for you to explore Penang Island on your own.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Penang Island.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Penang airport and board a flight to Langkawi. Upon arrival we will proceed to our hotel in Langkawi for check-in.
Separated from Mainland Malaysia by the the famed straight of Malacca,Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands famous for its pristine waters, hill-forests, paddy fields and duty free shopping. The archipelago derives its name from the largest island in the cluster, called Pulau Langkawi. With world class water sports and beautiful white sand beaches lined with tall casuarina and coconut trees, Langkawi is a beach lovers paradise.
After freshening up at the hotel, the day is free for you to explore Langkawi on your own.
Overnight stay at Langkawi hotel.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – One of the most happening parts of the island, Oriental Village is popular for fascinating museums, bargain shopping, animal exhibits and more. Styled as a traditional oriental Chinese village, it serves as the base location for Langkawi Cable car to reach the Langkawi Sky bridge. The Langkawi Sky Bridge is 410ft long pedestrian bridge located above Mount Mat Cinchang and offers stunning views of the surrounding waterfall and rainforest. Art in Paradise, the second largest 3D art museum is also located in the village. The museum showcases 3D illusion art that uses optical illusion to create an interactive art experience where you use your creativity to position yourself in the art pieces to create interesting and awe-inspiring pictures.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will go for a boat tour through the mangrove forest at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is the first geopark to be recognised by UNESCO in South-East Asia. The most important geological feature of the park are the limestone rock formations that were formed 500 million year old that have successfully preserved fossils of ancient animal species. Underground rivers and streams have eroded these limestone formation to create beautiful caves that are home to exotic creatures such as bats. During the boat ride, the emerald green water, limestone rock formations and virgin mangrove forests will surely fascinate you. You also get to visit a fish farm during the tour and watch swarms of giant eagles snatch fishes right off the river.
Rest of the day is free for relaxation and for you to explore Langkawi on your own.
Overnight stay at hotel in Langkawi.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – You can spend the day by hopping around the island to visit some of the popular attractions of Langkawi –
1. Underwater world Langkawi is one of the largest aquarium in South East Asia featuring more than 200 marine and freshwater aquatic animals. Some of the biggest draws are the penguins, sharks and harbour seals.
2. At Atma Alam Batik Art Village, you can learn about the ancient art of Batik crafts and even prepare your own Batik souvenir under the guidance of expert artists. Batik is an art form where cotton or silk cloth are beautifully decorated using wax and dyes.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Langkawi International airport to catch a flight back to India.
Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Malaysia tour organised by State Express Global Voyages, which you will treasure for a lifetime.