Singapore, Malaysia & Bangkok

Daily Departures. Travel must be completed by 31March2017.
Validity: 01May 2016 - 31Mar 2017
Cities:
Duration: 12 days / 10 nights

3399
Vancouver

Day 1: Canada - Hong Kong   
Depart Vancouver for Singapore via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways.
Day 2: Hong Kong - Singapore
Upon arrival in Singapore, meet and transfer to the hotel. Balance of day at leisure.
Day 3: Singapore - Johor Bahru [Breakfast]
After breakfast, join half-day city tour in the morning and afternoon free for leisure in town before departure to Johor Bahru.
Day 4: Johor Bahru - Malacca [Breakfast]
Early morning meet at hotel lobby and proceed to Malacca - town listed as a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. Followed the routes of it’s long and rich history, visit Bukit China, Porta de Santiago, St Paul’s Church, Stahuys Building, Christchurch, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia) and have a walk on Jonker Street (Antique row). Overnight in Malacca.
Day 5: Malacca - Kuala Lumpur [Breakfast]
Depart hotel in early morning to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur proceed on a city tour to discover the beauty of an old and new city. Places to be visited are Petronas Twin Towers, China Town, Masjid Jamek, old and new Royal King’s Palace, Thean Hou Temple, National Monument, National Mosque, Railway Administrative building, Independence Square, and City Gallery.
Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Day 6: Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves - Cameron Highlands [Breakfast]
After breakfast, check out Kuala Lumpur, the shopping paradise, and depart for Cameron Highlands located at 1542 meters above sea level and noted for its tea plantations and cool temperatures. First, visit the Batu Caves, a huge limestone outcrop that houses some very ornate Hindu temples.  Batu Caves are popular places of worship for the Hindus and each year during their suspicious celebration of Thaipusam hundreds of thousands of Hindu will throng the temple. Continue on the way, stop for a visit to see the cottage industry of basket weaving followed by Lata Iskandar Waterfall and a native settlement. Be immersed in the cool, crisp air of Cameron Highlands with its wonderful scenery. Tour of Cameron Highlands consists of the tea plantation, tea factory, market place, and strawberry farm. Overnight in Cameron Highlands.
Day 7: Cameron Highlands - Penang [Breakfast]
In the early morning, set off to Penang. En route visit the Sam Poh Tong cave temple. Thereafter stop at the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar for a spell of a photographing of the exterior view of only of Ubudiah Mosque, Iskandariah Palace and Istana Kenangan. Proceed further to Kuala Sepetang mangrove forest, the best-managed mangrove forest in Malaysia and one that serves a very important ecological role in preotecting the coastline from erosion. Delight in the novelty of walking through natural mangrove forest on a boardwalk. Kuala Sepetang produces the bulk of the nation’s top quality mangrove charcoal. Visit a charcoal kiln where charcoals are produced. Cross over to Penang, better known as the “Pearl of the Orient” via one of the longest bridges in the world. Overnight in Georgetown.
Day 8: Penang [Breakfast]
After breakfast depart from hotel for a city, culture, and  heritage tour of Gerogetown, which has been offically delcared as a UNESCO SITE in 2008. Visit the 3rd longest reclining Buddha figure in the world followed by Kek Lok Si Temple, also knows as the Temple of 1000 Buddhas that was built in 1904. One of the most beautiful and largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia. Next, visit Fort Cornwallis, the landing site of Captain Francis Light in 1786 when he arrived to start the first British Colony in Penang. The tour carries on with a visit to the water village of The Clan Jetties at Weld Quay, so named as residents of each jetty share similar surname. Stroll along Pitt Street, also known as “The Street of Harmony”. Here churches, Chinese temples, mosques and Hindu temples are built along the same street in harmonious existence side by side for centuries. Visit the intricate Khoo Kong Si clan’s house. Return to the hotel and enjoy balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Georgetown.
Day 9: Penang – Bangkok [Breakfast]
Morning at leisure, then transfer to Butterworth to baord the international train to Bangkok early afternoon.
(Uncaccompanied on train. Note: Only 2nd class tickets are available.) Overnight on sleeping berth on train.
Day 10: Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok, transfer to hotel. Balance of day at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok.  (Hotel check in time: 3:00pm)
Day 11: Bangkok [Breakfast]
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, join the half day Bangkok City and Temples tour. Explore the rich history and culture of Bangkok.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 12: Bangkok - Hong Kong - Canada [Breakfast]
After breakfast, enjoy leisure time until transfer to airport for your homeward flight via Hong Kong.

Departure from Vancouver

HotelTwin Share*Single Supplement
$3399$849
HotelCategoryRemark
V Hotel Lavender, 4*Singapore
Swiss Inn, 4*Johor Bahru
Equatorial Hotel, 4*Malacca
Swiss Garden Hotel, 3*Kuala Lumpur
Strawberry Resort, 4*Cameron Highlands
Bayview Hotel, 4*Penang/Georgetown
Butterworth-Bangkok train2nd Class train ticket
Majestic Grande Hotel, 4*Bangkok

Package Price Includes:

• Return economy class air ticket from Canada – Singapore and Bangkok – Canada (via Hong Kong) with Cathay Pacific Airways (V)
• One-way train transfer from Butterworth - Bangkok (2nd class ticket; no breakfast)
• Twin share hotel accommodations (3-4* Hotels; Room type – Run of the House unless specified)
• Daily breakfast at the hotel (excluding breakfast on train)
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Singapore, Malaysia & Bangkok on coach service
• Transfer from hotel-train station (Penang) and train staton-hotel (Bangkok) on coach service
• Sightseeing tours: Singapore - half day tour (private service); Malaysia - 5 overland tours (private service); Bangkok  - half day tour (coach service)

Package Excludes:

• Taxes and fuel surcharge from $250-$440 per person (subject to change)
• Personal travel insurance and all personal expenses
• Gratuity for local guides, driver, and porters. Suggested at USD10 per passenger per activity day (pay locally)

Price is based on per person twin share from Vancouver or Toronto, plus tax and fuel surcharges. Package prices exclude TAXES, are based on minimum TWO people traveling.  Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.  Deviation/amendment Fee and restrictions will be applied.  Please contact Silk Holidays for details.

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*Single supplement is based on minimum 2 people traveling together.
** Direct flight to Vancouver for the international connection.
^Overnight in Vancouver on the return may be required (at your own expense) due to connection flight schedule.
†Departing from Toronto gateway.  Overnight in Hong Kong on the return may be required (at own expense) due to connection flight schedule.

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