On arrival at Penang International Airport, you will be met by our local representative in Malaysia for a brief meet and greet. Later, proceed to your hotel in Penang island for check-in.
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.
Rest of the day is free for you to explore Penang island on your own.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Penang Island.
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.
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 at the hotel, we will transfer to Ipoh city and check-in at the hotel. Later, proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city.
We shall start the city tour with a visit to Ipoh’s Railway station whose Mughal style architecture and white interiors has earned it the nickname – Taj Mahal of Ipoh. Next we shall see the Birch Memorial Clock Tower which has been built in memory of the first British resident of Ipoh, James Birch whose murder led to colonising of Ipoh by the British. Afterwards, we shall explore the street art of Ipoh and later proceed to Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Garden. The Kek Lok Tong Cave Temples was an old iron mine that was converted into a Buddhist temple in 1970. During the tour, we shall also visit Kellie’s Castle. Built by the Scottish Engineer, William Kellie Smith, the castle was an unfinished yet grand project which featured Malaysia’s first elevator and indoor tennis court.
After the tour, rest of the day is free for you to explore Ipoh on your own.
Overnight stay at hotel in Ipoh.
SEGV’S RECOMMENDATION – Sunway’s Lost World of Tambun is a one of a kind theme park that features hot water springs and luminous forests that are accessible at night. The natural mineral hot springs are completely relaxing and rejuvenating. It even features a Steam Cave that acts as a sauna and a Geyser that erupts every hour, throwing water almost 40ft into the air. An exciting show featuring fire dancers and percussionists is also performed during the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to Kuala Lampur and transfer to the hotel.
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). Take a cable car from Skyway station for a relaxing, scenic ride up to Genting Highlands. Check in at hotel on arrival An integrated hill resort, Resorts World Genting is a complete entertainment zone with indoor and outdoor theme parks, premium shopping outlets and asia’s largest land based casino – Casino-De-Genting. 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, transfer to Kuala Lumpur International to board your return flight to India.
Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Malaysia tour organised by State Express Global Voyages, which you will treasure for a lifetime.