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This Tour Package will offer you the opportunity to discover the history of Malaysia through looking at the colonial architecture of the buildings in Malacca and Penang.
A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang and Malacca embrace modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings.
Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Malacca.
Check in after noon. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel in Malacca
After breakfast depart for Malacca sightseeing.
Founded in 1403, Melaka is Malaysia’s oldest town, full of fascinating history and multi-cultural heritage. The Portuguese, Dutch and British ruled over Melaka’s silk and spice trade for centuries and these invaders have left an unparalleled legacy of historical relics and monuments, reflected most strongly in its town. The beauty of the town has now been recognized and it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.
Relive history as you walk through the city’s historic buildings including the Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Church and the mighty fortress – Porta de Santiago, built by the Portuguese in 1512. Then, have time to stroll along the Jonker Street, known for its antiques, souvenirs, arts, and crafts.
After the tour transfer to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Tour highlights: Cheng Hoon Teng Temple • Porta de Santiago • Stadthuys • St Paul’s Church • Christ Church • Jonker Street
Overnight at the hotel in Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, free at leisure.
Afternoon proceed for half day Kuala Lumpur city tour. Discover the old and new, starting from where the city began, which is the confluence of two rivers.
A visit includes the King’s Palace, the National Museum, the National Monument and the superb buildings at the Independence Square as well as the Moorish-style railway station. Observe the contrast between historical architecture and modern skyscrapers in an abundant setting of greenery.
You will also get to visit a local handicraft centre and a photo stop at the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers.
After the tour transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.
Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
Morning at leisure.
Today will be transported to the airport for your flight to Penang. Upon arrival, settle into your hotel and proceed for Georgetown city tour.
Georgetown, named after King George III of England, has one of the largest colonial buildings in South East Asia. First stop, Fort Cornwallis built in 1808 by the British East India Company. It also marks the spot where Sir Francis Light landed on Penang.
Next Chew Jetty or She Chew Kew the biggest waterfront settlement or ‘houses on stilts’ created by the Chinese immigrant in the mid-19th century.
Drive through Street of Harmony, which houses the Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Chinese Temple, Mahamariaman Indian Temple and Kapitan Kling mosque. Next, the state museum, built in 1821, houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics.
Tour ends with a visit to Wat Chayamangkalaram, a Thai temple which houses a 10ft long reclining Buddha. Directly opposite is the Dhammikarama Burmese temple which houses a magnificent 8.2-meter high image of Lord Buddha.
Overnight at the hotel in Penang
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for Penang half day tour.
Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in South East Asia. Nestled in the hills in Penang, it also is known as the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddha’s. The 7-tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha’s, which dominates the temple, is influenced by the architecture style of the Thais, Burmese, and Chinese. A beautiful bronze statue of the Goodness of Mercy overlooks the temple.
Next, take the funicular rail ride up Penang Hill (830 m asl), a cool hill retreat during colonial days for a panoramic view of Georgetown and the Straits of Malacca.
Overnight at the hotel in Penang
You will be transferred to the airport for your next destination flight.