SINGAPORE – MALAYSIA
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia‘s Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south. The country is highly urbanised with very little primary rainforest remaining, although more land is being created for development through land reclamation.
Part of various local empires since being inhabited in the 2nd century AD, Singapore hosted a trading post of the East India Company in 1819 with permission from the Sultanate of Johor. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824 and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese in World War II, Singapore declared independence, uniting with other former British territories to form Malaysia in 1963, although it was separated from Malaysia two years later. Since then it has had a massive increase in wealth, and is one of the Four Asian Tigers. Singapore is the world’s fourth leading financial centre, and its port is one of the five busiest ports in the world. The economy depends heavily on exports and refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing, which constituted 26% of Singapore’s GDP in 2005.
Singapore is a unitary multiparty parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government. The People’s Action Party has won every election since self-government in 1959, and governs on the basis of a strong state and prioritising collective welfare over individual rights such as freedom of speech.
In terms of purchasing power parity, Singapore has the third highest per capita income in the world. There are slightly over 5 million people in Singapore, of which 2.91 million were born locally. The population is highly diverse; the majority are Chinese, with Malays and Indians forming significant minorities. Reflecting this diversity, the country has four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. One of the five founding members of the Association of South East Asian Nations, the country is also the host of the APEC Secretariat, and a member of the East Asia Summit, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth.Transport: Since Singapore is a small island with a high population density, the number of private cars on the road is restricted so as to curb pollution and congestion. Car buyers must pay for duties one-and-a-half times the vehicle’s market value and bid for a Singaporean Certificate of Entitlement (COE), which allows the car to run on the road for a decade. The cost of the Singaporean certificate of entitlement alone would buy a Porsche Boxster in the United States. Car prices are generally significantly higher in Singapore than in other English-speaking countries and thus only one in 10 residents owns a car.
Most Singaporean residents travel by foot, bicycles, bus, taxis and train (MRT or Light Rail Transit). Two companies run the public bus and train transport system – SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation. There are almost a dozen taxi companies, who together put out 25,000 taxis on the road. Taxis are a popular form of public transport as the fares are relatively cheap compared to many other developed countries.
Singapore has a road system covering 3,356 kilometres (2,085 mi), which includes 161 kilometres (100 mi) of expressways.The Singapore Area Licensing Scheme, implemented in 1975, became the world’s first congestion pricing scheme, and included other complementary measures such as stringent car ownership quotas and improvements in mass transit. Upgraded in 1998 and renamed Electronic Road Pricing, the system introduced electronic toll collection, electronic detection, and video surveillance technology.
Singapore is a major international transport hub in Asia, positioned on many sea and air trade routes. The Port of Singapore, managed by port operators PSA International and Jurong Port, was the world’s second-busiest port in 2005 in terms of shipping tonnage handled, at 1.15 billion gross tons, and in terms of containerised traffic, at 23.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). It is also the world’s second-busiest, behind Shanghai, in terms of cargo tonnage with 423 million tons handled. In addition, the port is the world’s busiest for transshipment traffic and the world’s biggest ship refuelling centre.
Singapore is an aviation hub for Southeast Asia and a stopover on the Kangaroo route between Sydney and London. There are eight airports in the country and Singapore Changi Airport hosts a network of 80 airlines connecting Singapore to 200 cities in 68 countries. It has been rated one of the best international airports by international travel magazines, including being rated as the world’s best airport for the first time in 2006 by Skytrax. The national airline is Singapore Airlines.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. In 2010 the population was 28.33 million, with 22.6 million living on the Peninsula.
Malaysia has its origins in the Malay Kingdoms present in the area which, from the 18th century, became subject to the British Empire. The first British territories were known as the Straits Settlements, whose establishment was followed by the Malay kingdoms becoming British protectorates. The territories on Peninsular Malaysia were first unified as the Malayan Union in 1946. Malaya was restructured as the Federation of Malaya in 1948, and achieved independence on 31 August 1957. Malaya united with Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore on 16 September 1963, with si being added to give the new country the name Malaysia. Less than two years later in 1965, Singapore was expelled from the federation. Since independence, Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia, with GDP growing an average 6.5% for almost 50 years. The economy has traditionally been fuelled by its natural resources, but is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism.
The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics. The government system is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system and the legal system is based on English Common Law. The constitution declares Islam the state religion while protecting freedom of religion. The head of state is the King, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. He is an elected monarch chosen from the hereditary rulers of the nine Malay states every five years. The head of government is the Prime Minister.
Malaysia contains the southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai. Located in the tropics, it is a megadiverse country, with large numbers of endemic animals, fungi and plants. It is a founding member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and a member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non-Aligned Movement.
3N-Singapore – 3N Kuala Lumpur
Arrive at Singapore Airport and proceed to your hotel. Evening proceed to enjoy Night Safari,See a myriad of nocturnal animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers, in their natural habitat under subtle moonglow lighting. Overnight in Singapore.
Singapore – City Tour
Today, the day is free for shopping & relaxation. Afternoon proceed for a Half Day City Tour,enjoy driving pass China Town,Little India ,Merlion Park and visit the National Orchid Museum.Evening is free for shopping. Overnight in Singapore.(B)
Singapore – Sentosa Island – Singapore
The morning is free for shopping & relaxation. Afternoon proceed for a half day visit to Sentosa Island where you can treat yourself to Underwater world,Dolphin Lagoon, the Songs of the Sea – A world class show of water jets and visit images of Singapore. Later return back to hotel. Overnight in Singapore.(B)
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur
Proceed to board your flight to Kuala Lumpur .Arrive at Kuala Lumpur Airport, proceed to your hotel. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur. (B)
Kuala Lumpur – Genting Highland Indoor & Outdoor Theme Park – Kuala Lumpur
Today, proceed for Genting Highlands, Located at 6,118 feet above sea level, fringed by one of the oldest tropical jungles in the world and amidst the freshness of cool crisp mountain air, lies Malaysia’s most popular indoor theme park where you cantry your luck at Blackjack, Keno, Roulette or a host of other casino games and outdoor theme park with 50 over rides like a Corkscrew, Euro Express Roller Coaster, Turbo Drop, Super Tobonggan & Sky Venture – the one and only sky diving simulator in Asia. The highland is home to 80 retail outlets, more than 90 unique dining outlets as well as a luxurious spa for those looking to pamper or be pampered.On completion of the tour proceed back to your hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Overnight stay in Kuala Lumpur. (B)
Kuala Lumpur- KL By Night Tour
Today, the morning is free at leisure. Evening Proceed for Kuala Lumpur by Night Tour which includes visit to the Bazaar of Chinatown,entry to KL tower followed by a sumptuous . Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.(B, D) NOTE: Shorts, sleeveless shirt and slippers are not allowed
Kuala Lumpur -Hometown
Today proceed to airport to board the flight for your next destination or to your hometown.(B)
Price / Inclusion
|CITY NAME||HOTEL NAME||HOTEL NAME||HOTEL NAME|
|SINGAPORE||Albert Court / Peninsula Excelsior||Holiday Inn Atrium / Orchard Parade Hotel||Hilton / Mandarin Orchard|
|KUALA LUMPUR||Citrus/Cititel Express/Grand Continental/Radius International or similar||Grand Seasons/Vistana/Corus/Dorsett Regency or Similar||Berjaya Times Square/Istana/Renaissance/Crowne Plaza Mutiara or Similar|
- 03 nights Singapore and 03 nights Kuala Lumpur accommodation at selected hotels
- Meals as per the itinerary above
- Full Day trip to Genting Highlands,Indoor & Outdoor Theme Park tickets on Seat in Coach Basis
- Kuala Lumpur by night tour with KL tower entrance & dinner on Private Basis
- Half Day Singapore City Tour, Night Safari Tour (Without Dinner), Afternoon Till sunset at Sentosa (W/O Cineblast) on Seat in Coach Basis.
- Note:Transfers from the airport to hotel is based on Seat in Coach which operate on fixed timing, be on time as the coach will not wait for more than the confirmed pick up time and there will be no refund provided for missed transfer
- Airfare and Taxes
- Visa and Insurances charges
- Any other meals other than specified above
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned above
- Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
- High Season surcharge applicable.
- 1 USD = 52 INR.
- The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable.
- Approx economy class airfare Ex Mumbai INR 28,000, Ex Delhi INR 27,000, Ex Bengaluru INR 26,000, Ex Hyderabad INR 28,000 on Malaysian Airlines. Ex Ahmedabad INR 38,000 & Ex Kolkata INR 34,000 on Singapore Airlines.
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time.
- Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability.
- You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost.
- International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs.
- Early check in and late check out subject to availability.
- Itineraries are subject to change For Security Deposits, Credit card is required at the time of hotel check in Book early to ensure best rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing
- You may extend your hotel stay or upgrade any service at an extra cost Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit you best
Itinerary : SINGAPORE – MALAYSIA – 7 Days