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Bangkok to Singapore Overview
Take a southwards journey from Thailand to Malaysia to Singapore
Land on the busy streets of Bangkok and travel south, passing through the rainforests of Khao Sok, the pristine beaches of Krabi, the colonial ports of Penang and Melaka, and the ultra-modern architecture of Kuala Lumpur city before arriving in thriving Singapore. Along the way, let your senses be your guide as you absorb the region's heritage, cultural traditions and exotic cuisines. The Bangkok to Singapore tour might only be a taste, but it's the perfect introduction to one of the most captivating pockets of South-East Asia.
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Before the adventure begins, why not tuck into a pad thai at a local street stall, relax with a traditional Thai massage or escape the city heat with a cruise along the Chao Phraya River.
Take an overnight train from Bangkok to Surat Thani in south Thailand and travel into the verdant Khao Sok National Park. Spend a night in a rustic bungalow amid ancient gnarled rainforest trees. There's time here to explore the jungle either by foot or on the back of an elephant.
Sun-seekers will fall in love with Krabi's unspoilt beaches; the spectacular limestone cliffs will tempt avid rockclimbers, while scuba fans can embark on a Krabi diving adventure to discover vibrant marine life beneath the turquoise waters.
Farewell idyllic Krabi and cross the border into Malaysia. A charismatic blend of colonial heritage, night markets and religious temples, Malaysia's Penang offers a wide range of exotic attractions and delicious cuisines. Relive colonial days along the streets of Georgetown and don't leave town without slurping on a bowl of spicy Penang laksa.
The ultra-modern Petronas Towers may dominate the skyline, but Kuala Lumpur city still retains plenty of old-world charm. Perhaps visit the nearby Batu Caves, shop for a bargain in one of KL's gleaming shopping centres or sample local treats around Petaling Street.
With its colonial architecture and strong Indian, Chinese and colonial influences, Melaka is a true melting pot of cultures. Delve into its long history wandering the ruins of A'Famosa, ride on the Eye on Malaysia for birds-eye views over the city, visit Melaka beach or browse the antique shops on Jonker Street.
Indulge in the Singaporean pastimes of eating and shopping in Chinatown, Little India or along Orchard Road. Singapore has grown significantly as a popular tourist destination in recent decades and as such, the spoils for visitors are many.
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