7 Days Colonial Malaysia (Ends Penang)

 

Day 1: KLIA - Kuala Lumpur

Arrive at KLIA, after meet & greet service, transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight at Ritz Carlton Hotel.

 

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur Colonial Tour (6 hours) (B/L)

Morning Kuala Lumpur City Tour. Despite the growing skyline, Kuala Lumpur as a modern metropolis never fails to surprise visitors with its charms and characters. Visit National Museum then see the contrast between the Indo-Moorish architecture and the ultra-modern edifices, the new King’s Palace and National Monument. View the beautiful Lake Gardens, National Mosque and the old Moorish style Railway Station. At the city centre, photo stops for Petronas Twin-Tower - still the tallest twin building in the world, and the Independence Square. Appreciate the Malaysian pewter arts at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre. An option to drop-off at KLCC for meal or shopping. Stop for lunch at Restaurant operated from a colonial bungalow. Before returning to hotel, visit the Central Market where you may chance upon local artists at work, among the many souvenir stalls of products from a different ethnic origin. Overnight at Ritz Carlton Hotel.

 

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur - Cameron Highlands (3 hours) (B)

Cameron Highlands, 6690 feet above sea level was first discovered in 1885 by the British during their colonial rule. Here the foliage changes and the temperature drops more than 80 celsius from the lowland. During the winding ascent to the highlands, some aboriginals with their blow-pipes for hunting may be sighted. Optional dinner at the Scottish Ye Old’ Smokehouse. Overnight at Cameron Highlands Resort.  

 

Day 4: Cameron Highlands (B)

Morning tour the agro market and visit vegetable farms, orchard, Rose Valley and Sam Poh Temple. Rest of the day is free, to explore this resort area or simply rejuvenated by the fresh cool air. There is also a 18-hole golf course outside the hotel. A light sweater is recommended for evening. Overnight at Cameron Highlands Resort.

 

Day 5: Cameron Highlands - Penang (2 hours) (B)

On the way to Penang, visit the Taiping museum - oldest in Malaysia, built during the British occupation and take a drive through the Lake Gardens and the Allied War Cemetery. The journey includes a pleasant drive across Penang Bridge, longest in Asia. Optional - Georgetown by Night with food stall dinner. Overnight at the colonial E&O Hotel.

 

Day 6: Penang Colonial Tour (6 hours) (B)

Visit the most outstanding historical remains of George Town, the Fort Cornwallis, the Penang Museum, view historical buildings such as the Anglican Church, the Court House, Penang Art Gallery and the Chew Jetty and the Christian Cemetery where Francis Light was laid to rest. Ascend Penang Hill by means of funicular railway, built by the British in 1923. Enjoy lunch at the summit amidst the panoramic view of Penang Island. Drive past the Suffolk House, Western Road and the Jesselton Heights residential area. Final stop at Botanical Garden, commissioned during the British rule, to learn about the rare species of flora and fauna while monkeys roam freely in their natural habitats. Optional dinner at the 1885 restaurant in the hotel. Overnight at E&O Hotel.

 

Day 7: Penang (B)

The day is free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight. 

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