9 nights / 10 days
Get away to Singapore and Malaysia, home to a melange of cultures and centuries-old traditions interwoven with futuristic architecture, sacred temples and mosques, Michelin-star dining and open-air markets, lush rainforests, protected wildlife and beautiful beaches.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below, or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Day 1 | USA/ Singapore
Arrive in Singapore and be amazed at the airport's seven-story HSBC Rain Vortex, featuring the tallest indoor waterfall in the world, before meeting your private transfer to The St. Regis Singapore. Set in Singapore's prestigious downtown and embassy districts, steps from culture, fine dining and entertainment, and Orchard Road's upscale shops, spend the next three nights in timeless elegance. Revel in sumptuous amenities, signature butler service, curated epicurean experiences, sophisticated Astor Bar, expansive wine cellar, holistic Remede Spa and inviting tropical pool.
Venture out on your own and explore Singapore's futuristic horticultural landmark, the Gardens by The Bay. Spanning three separate gardens and illuminating Supertrees, learn about its flower dome, cloud forest and floral fantasy, and its constantly changing floral displays, waterfront promenade, aerial walkway and skyline views. Try Raffles Long Bar for the famous Singapore Sling and treat yourself to mouthwatering dishes from iconic hawker centers - large food courts with hundreds of stalls serving everything from basic rice and noodle dishes to must-try barbeque meats and satay skewers for great introduction to Singapore.
Day 2 | Singapore
This morning, savor a delightful breakfast in Brasserie Les Saveurs, followed by the sights and sounds of the Singapore City Excursion, featuring the Civic District, Merlion Park and Thian Hock Keng Temple, botanic and orchid gardens, with time to sample a cup of pulled tea. Or, spend some leisurely time by the river with a short train trip to Clarke Quay to stroll the hillside of Fort Canning Park, its ancient artifacts, WWII Battlebox bunker, historical gardens and notable spiral staircase.
This evening, experience the flavorful and engaging Night Out at Chinatown excursion. A colorful, lively enclave, discover Chinatown's numerous shops, trendy wine bars, eateries, crafts and activities. See monuments and cultural heritage buildings and learn to balance your "yin and yang" with herbs and ancient practices at a Chinese medicine hall. Then, enjoy dinner at a local Chinese restaurant before you transfer to Bugis Village, followed by a trishaw ride through the lively streets of Little India to the Singapore River to board a bumboat for a relaxing cruise.
Day 3 | Singapore
After a morning cup of java and sweet pastry, explore Singapore at leisure. Spend some time at the futuristic ION Orchard Mall, Singapore's posh megamall featuring haute couture, celebrity chef dining, art exhibitions and 56th-floor observation deck with telescopes. For a taste of culture, visit The National Museum of Singapore featuring six centuries of history with a 3D presentation; the Peranakan Museum, which unveils the story of Singapore's Chinese descendants; and the National Gallery Singapore, which houses more than 8,000 artworks from the 19th century and modern Southeast Asia. Enjoy your afternoon at the hotel with High Tea, a dip in the pool or schedule a pampering spa treatment at Remede Spa.
As your final evening in Singapore begins, partake in St. Regis' signature champagne sabering ritual for a toast before dinner. Then, savor the medley of culinary offerings and global themes including French and Italian cuisine to delectable Cantonese, or Michelin-star Japanese cuisine in Shinji by Kanesake. Cap your evening in at the elegant Astro Bar with a live Jazz pianist, sipping an interpretation of the famous Bloody Mary cocktail, distinguished wines, champagnes and spirits as you reminisce about your exciting days in Singapore.
Day 4 | Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Board your private transfer for your comfortable flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to the dazzling Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur for two lovely nights in a Club International suite, minutes to shops, entertainment and famous Petrona Towers. Enjoy sumptuous amenities, acclaimed dining with a variety of themes, tastes and venues including a traditional English pub, outdoor pool and Sompoton Spa Wellness Retreat.
In the afternoon, drive through the city to get an introduction to the Garden City of Lights on the Kuala Lumpur City Orientation. Discover the Moorish influences and modern skyscrapers such as the Petronas Twin Towers, with stop for a photo opportunity. Then, continue with sights of the King's Palace and its guards, the bronze National Monument and the elegant National Mosque, with time to wander the Cocoa Boutique and craft complex for a perfect souvenir.
Day 5 | Kuala Lumpur
Following an international breakfast spread in Serena Brasserie this morning, embark on the KL Countryside & Batu Cave excursion. Journey to the country to Royal Selangor Pewter and a batik factory to learn the intricate processes of both traditional crafts. Marvel at generations' old methods and the meticulous nature of how raw materials are fashioned into finished works, with an opportunity to purchase special keepsakes from talented artisans. Then, travel to the limestone hills of the Batu Caves, its 140-foot Lord Murugan statue and many temple caves. Explore the three main caverns featuring the 272 colorful steps up to a sacred temple shrine, and smaller caves filled with images and murals of Hindu scripture scenes, for a look into this fascinating culture.
Savor garden views as you relax with an exquisite afternoon high tea in OneSixFive Lounge before sampling unique delicacies and traditional Chinese dinner at Tao Chinese Cuisine, or immerse in the flavors of Tatsu Japanese Cuisine, featuring a teppanyaki counter, sushi bar, fresh seafood and array of saki options with a view of a cascading waterfall.
Day 6 | Langkawi, Malaysia
Board your private transfer for your comfortable flight to Langkawi, Malaysia. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi for two luxurious nights in an elegant one-bedroom pool villa. This beachfront resort boasts lavish appointments, four noteworthy dining options plus private chef-led dining experiences, three pools, overwater spa, crafted adult activities and Ritz Kids program.
Enjoy your day at leisure. Take a scenic picnic escape with a curated meal, test your paddleboard or kayaking skills on the Andaman Sea, wander the ecosystems of the rainforest, discover the hotel's Nibong Garden and outdoor cooking class options, or simply spend the day relaxing along gentle shores of the hotel's private beach.
As the sun goes down, bask in the wondrous colors of the sunset splashed across the sky as you sail along the islands of the Andaman Sea on the Sunset Cruise with Dinner excursion. Delight in the sparkling lights along the coast while you savor a scrumptious barbeque buffet and endless cocktails, enjoying paradise at its finest.
Day 7 | Langkawi, Malaysia
An authentic Langkawi experience awaits on the Round Island Discovery Langkawi excursion. Your discovery begins at the Batik Art Village, observing the traditional and modern ways of wax-resistant dyeing and processing the coveted batik fabrics. Then, delve into the history of a legendary icon with a visit to Mahuri's Tomb, followed by a photo stop at Black Sand Beach and its ancient fishing jetty. Continue to Eagle Square to view Langkawi's 39-foot eagle landmark overlooking the harbor, with time for duty-free shopping at Kuah Town.
Day 8 | Langkawi/Penang, Malaysia
Board your private transfer for your comfortable flight to Penang. Upon arrival, meet your private transfer to Shangri-la's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang for two nights in a Rasa Wing room, complete with exclusive lounge benefits and amenities. Located on 30 acres of tropical gardens along Batu Feringgi Beach, revel in waterside dining, lagoon pool, children's pool, Chi, the Spa, par-3 pitch and putt golf course, and additional resort activities for all ages.
Unwind this afternoon in the lush surroundings, beachside or by the pool. Immerse in a Chinese and Malay spa treatment in a private villa amid beautiful gardens, take a jungle walk or partake in a cooking demonstration. Then, delight in a vintage varietal and innovative artistic creations of modern European cuisine in Feringgi Grill for dinner in the hotel.
Days 9 - 10 | Penang/USA
Dine under the Spice Market Cafe's canopy of rain trees for international breakfast offerings before embarking on the UNESCO Georgetown Heritage Excursion. Journey to Georgetown and experience the culture, diversity and heritage of Penang's capital city, beginning with the Peranakan Mansion Museum. Once the residence of a rich Chinese tycoon, delve into 19th-century elite life of the Peranakans with its hundreds of antiques and artifacts on display. Continue to Little India to wander their specialty shops and taste their local flavors, before visiting Penang's oldest Hindu temple and ornate Chinese clan houses. Be sure to see the street art on Armenian Street and the Indian-styled Masjid Kapitan Keling mosque before your return to the hotel.
Celebrate your final evening in the hotel's exquisite venues, reminiscing about the incredible experiences of Singapore and Malaysia. Make a toast with a favorite cocktail in Feringgi Bar and enjoy the live music or head straight to Pinang Restaurant and Bar for a signature barbeque al fresco dinner along the water's edge at the hotel for your final Asian celebration.
The next day, following your delicious breakfast, board your private transfer to the airport for your comfortable flight home and begin planning your next inspiring Asia experience.
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