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From Singapore to Malaysia and Thailand, this tour of South-East Asia captures some of the region's best places; Bangkok, Krabi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and more!
Day 1 Singapore
Step off the plane, drop off your bags and immerse yourself in Singapore's state-of-the-art, fanciful culture. Whether you choose to wander through Chinatown, Little India, the Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden, the Kranji War Memorial or a glitzy five-star hotel, Singapore has something for everyone. Why not kick off the trip with a bowl of spicy char kway teow (stir-fry noodles) from a street stall and dine as the locals do.
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Day 2 Melaka
Depart the hustle and bustle of Singapore and say 'selamat detang' to Malaysia. Absorb the easygoing vibes of the historic port-city of Melaka while admiring the unique combination of Chinese, Portuguese, French and Hindu influenced architecture dotted throughout the city.
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Days 3-4 Kuala Lumpur
Combining Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures, Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of cosmopolitan activity. Stay in the heart of the action, fill up on some delicious hawker style foods from a street stall and venture to Menara Tower and Bukit Bintang.
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Day 5 Cameron Highlands
Tranquil and lush, escape the big city and head to the Cameron Highlands. Famous for its tea and extensive hill stations, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing stroll and sip a cup of the region's best brew.
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Days 6-7 Penang
Farewell the countryside and head to the ocean. Discover the wonders of Penang Island on a rickshaw ride through the streets of Georgetown. Check out the city's exquisite museums, sleepy temples or perhaps even meet the colourful occupants of a butterfly farm.
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Days 8-9 Krabi
Wave a fond goodbye to Malaysia and head into Thailand by minibus. Settle into Ao Nang with a stroll along the tranquil beach or consider a visit to a tailor to buy some custom-made garments. This is also a great place to experience a little adventure, so why not go rockclimbing, scuba diving or hire a kayak to explore the aqua-blue seas.
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Days 10-12 Rafthouse/Khao Sok National Park
Surrounded by thick jungle, towering limestone cliffs and fast-flowing waterfalls, Khao Sok strikes the perfect balance between full-throttle adventure and restful relaxation. Tackle one of the island’s challenging jungle nature hikes to spot monkeys swinging in the canopy above, rent a canoe for a relaxed paddle or get up close to lake Cheow Lan with a bit of adventurous river tubing.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1, Rafthouse - 1
Day 13 Bangkok
The final stop on this adventure is in Thailand's capital. Bangkok is home to a wealth of historic sights, world-class shopping and a raucous party scene, and is worth spending some extra time in. Unwind from this South-East Asian exploration with a Thai massage or by sipping on a mai tai in any of Bangkok's luxurious hotel bars.
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