A melting pot of several cultures, Malaysia is where you can experience every flavour that the Asian subcontinent has to offer. With malls that offer hours of happy diversion, delicious food to tempt every palate, and some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, Malaysia’s diversity makes it the perfect getaway. Langkawi’s ninety-nine islands are home to several local legends, pristine beaches and natural marvels. Pangkor Island and Kota Kinabalu are two increasingly popular destinations for the pleasure seeker. And the several smaller towns showcase the country’s art, crafts and cultural heritage. Your holiday here will leave you richer in experience.
kuala lumpur It’s hard to make Kuala Lumpur out. Its landscape is an interesting mix of towering skyscrapers, Turkish-inspired domes, colourful markets, temples and mosques. Take a short stroll and within minutes you will be greeted by the aromas of frangipani, satay on hot coals and frothy teh tarik. It’s a city that’s determined to overwhelm; and certain to be loved.
langkawi It is the archetypal beach destination, with swaying palms, sparkling waters and endless sandy stretches. But Langkawi is much more than just this. Not too far away from the tourist hubs you will find a setting that’s more pastoral: rice fields, ambling water buffaloes and quaint villages. Langkawi has not let the influx of visitors disturb its arcadian charm.
Penang is a multicultural potpourri. This is evident no matter where you are in this tiny state: amidst its ancient mansions, in its ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, and most palpably so on its streets amidst hawkers selling their delicious wares. Here you will find Chinese, Malay, Indian and even European flavours. Come prepared, with enough space around the belt. This is, after all, the food capital of Malaysia.
It’s most humbling to walk though a forest where prehistoric creatures once roamed. Indeed, Teman Negara transports you into another, forgotten period: with trees that make you feel dwarfed, some of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals, aboriginal dwellers and vividly coloured insects of strangely magnified proportions. You will come across some vestiges of ecotourism - a canopy walk about 25-40 m. above the forest floor; provisions for fishing, bird watching and observing luminous flora at night - but the world’s oldest tropical rainforest doesn’t seem to notice the passage of time.
Years ago, wealthy colonialists came to the highlands charmed by its cool atmosphere and undisturbed beauty. Cameron Highlands retains the charm of an English countryside, albeit with an exotic Malaysian air. The region comprises the towns of Tanah Rata, Brinchang, Ringlet, and several smaller settlements. There is much to explore: butterfly gardens, flower gardens, honey-bee farms and of course - the hallmark of the Highlands - tea plantations where you may sip a steaming cup surrounded by the plants it came from.
Pangkor was once a haven for fishermen, sailors, merchants, pirates and people belonging to every trade even remotely connected to the sea. Today its shores still beckon, but for purposes that have little to do with work. Laze around on its sandy beaches, snorkel, dive, go wind surfing or just explore this enchanting island. Its erstwhile visitors have all left imprints in the form of forts, temples and other edifices. As for the fisher folk, their trade still thrives, as Pangkor’s several seafood restaurants will attest.
The capital of Sabah has it all: an excellent nightlife, some of the country’s best leisure centres, wonderful golfing spaces, and some prestige buildings thrown in for good measure. But it doesn’t stop here. The city also delights those who prefer pursuits closer to nature. Two famous nature centres are located practically at its doorstep: the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre at Likas, where a 1.5 km. boardwalk takes you deep into a 60-acre mangrove; and the islands of the TAR National Park where you can go on a jungle trek, dive or take it easy on a golf course.
With 7.5 million sq. ft. of shopping, luxury accommodation, business, fine food and beverages, and abundant entertainment in the complex in which it is housed, the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur’s location is perhaps its best feature.
The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of this city, and is just 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, 40 minutes from Subang Airport and six minutes from KL Sentral by the monorail.
One of the city’s most complete hotels, the Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur offers everything a guest could possibly want, and more. Guests may choose from The Big Apple restaurant, which serves both American and Asian cuisine through the day, complete with a marvellous view of the skyline. The Broadway Lounge specialises in light snacks and cocktails accompanied by live entertainment. The complex in which the hotel is situated contains over 1,000 shops and service outlets. Guests may make use of the spas, swimming pools, the fully-equipped gym and limousine services. The Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur houses one of the city’s largest pillar-less ballrooms, the Manhattan Ballroom.
There are a variety of rooms here, from suites and studios to the Club Superior. Each room features the comforts that appeal to business as well as leisure travellers. Finishing touches include high speed wireless internet access and an in-room entertainment system. The 7th Avenue Lounge is exclusively for Corporate Club Floor guests. Located on the 14th floor and overlooking the KL city skyline, the 7th Avenue is an ideal place for business travellers who seek a quiet, relaxed breakfast.
This sophisticated and elegant hotel has an opulence and air of luxury, with comprehensive leisure facilities inherent to the Mandarin Oriental brand.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur boasts a fabulous location in the heart of the city’s vibrant Golden Triangle retail and entertainment district, adjacent to the magnificent 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, Petronas Philharmonic Hall, The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the aquarium, in the heart of the city.
The hotel offers its guests every luxury: nine stylish world-class restaurants and bars serving innovative cuisine ranging from classic Cantonese and contemporary modern grill to informal al fresco Mediterranean. There are also comprehensive health and fitness facilities, which include a luxury spa and a spectacular pool amidst lush gardens, with stunning views of the city and parklands beyond. It also has the largest pillar-less ballroom in the city.
The hotel features 643 luxurious rooms, all opulently furnished with extravagant bathrooms, sumptuous beds, a television, a minibar and broadband connections. The City view rooms offer varying views of the city and tropical parklands; while the Club suites offer the ultimate indulgence, with panoramic views and complimentary breakfast and evening canapés and cocktails served in the exclusive Club Lounge.
Spend four blissful days exploring Kuala Lumpur’s glittering cityscape, and Genting Highland’s tranquil natural beauty. It’s a contrast you’re certain to love.
Arrive in Kuala Lumpur, where our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. In the evening, you may choose to dine at the city’s revolving restaurant. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
This morning, head out to explore the city. You will see the Petronas twin towers, the King’s Palace, the National Monument, the National Museum, the National Mosque and Sultan Abdul Samad building. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Take a leisurely drive to Genting Highlands, a resort city in the mountains. Relax at the outdoor theme park at the complex amusement centre, where you can take a boat ride, a mini-train ride, and more. Overnight in Genting Highlands.
Set off to Kuala Lumpur International airport to catch your flight home, or extend your holiday to another of Malaysia’s gorgeous holiday spots.
Arrive in Langkawi, where our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the island, and visiting Laman Padi, the Tomb of Mahsuri, Eagle Square, the Landmark of Langkawi and the little town of Kuah. Overnight in Langkawi.
The day is yours to do as you please. You may plan your own sightseeing in Langkawi, or choose from several tours that we would be happy to arrange. You could go on a half-day island hopping tour, cruising along the Langkawi archipelago, or take a mangrove cruise on the Klim River. Overnight in Langkawi.
Complete your packing, and set off to Langkawi airport to catch your flight home.
Arrive in Penang, where our representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Take a tour of the Penang Islands in the afternoon and explore the fishing villages, fruit and spice orchards and rubber plantations. The batik handicraft factory and the historical Snake Temple, home to several pit vipers are also essential stopovers. Return to your hotel.
Set out to explore this culture-rich city on your own or take an optional tour to Pulau Payar Marine Park where you can swim, snorkel or laze on the beach. Marvel at the sights of over 90 species of fish that are found here or observe the coral reefs from a glass-bottomed boat. Overnight in Penang.
Complete your packing, and set off to Langkawi airport to catch your flight home.
Arrive in Taman Negara via a forty five minute ride from Kuala Tembling jetty in Kuala Lumpur. The day is free to do as you please. After dinner at the hotel, explore the jungle’s flora and fauna on a night jungle walk. Overnight in Taman Negara.
The day begins with trekking in the jungle followed by a canopy walk and a leisurely boat ride. Sample the traditional cuisine of the region over lunch and dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Taman Negara.
Set off to Kuala Lumpur airport to board your flight home.
Arrive at Cameron Highlands via a three and a half hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Spend the night at your hotel.
After breakfast, visit the famous strawberry farms in the area. The evening has been kept free for you to explore the breathtaking sights of this hill resort. Later, return to your hotel.
Travel to Kuala Lumpur International Airport to board your flight home.
Arrive in Tioman Island, where our representative will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Overnight in Tioman Island.
The day is free for you to venture out into this tropical island at your own pace. Swim in its pristine waters, stroll on the beach or take a nap listening to the sounds of the waves washing onto the shore. Pamper yourself at the spa or go snorkeling. For a greater thrill, you can go rock climbing at the legendary Gunung Nenek Semukut mountain. Return to your hotel.
After breakfast, set off to the airport to catch your flight home.
Welcome to Kota Kinabalu! Our representative will meet you on arrival and escort you to the hotel, where you can relax before you begin exploring the city in the afternoon. The Sabah foundation building, the Buddhist Temple and the Sabah state museum are a must-see in the state capital of Sabah. Pass by the State Mosque and Tanjung Aru and take a stroll on the beach. Spend the night at your hotel.
You have the option of either setting out on your own or enrolling yourself for a full day tour to Poring Hot Springs where you can take an invigorating sulphur bath. Later, take a canopy walk at the Kinabalu National Park, where you will be amazed at the sheer beauty of the flora and fauna all around you. Return to your hotel.
To the airport to board your flight home.