The Unknown Malaysia and Singapore

Experience Borneo’s unparalleled nature and unique wildlife. Stay in longhouses out in the jungle and explore the unknown Malaysia. Sun, sand and swimming on tropical islands and ending in delicious Singapore.

Visit known and unknown places in Malaysia featured by findjobdescriptions. The adventure begins in the vibrant capital. Kuala Lumpur which combines modern architecture with ancient traditions. On to the beautiful city of Kuching on Borneo with a visit to Bako National Park, famous for its nose monkeys. Deep inside the park, you meet the hospitable Iban people and spend the night in longhouses with them. You will also visit the Semenggoh Wildlive Reserve and look for orangutans before returning to the mainland. You go to the historic city of Malacca. An exciting bike ride awaits here on the city’s pleasant streets. One of the great highlights of the trip is the rainforest and nature in the Endau Rompin National Park. Then beautiful days await Palau Besaro and Pulau Tioman, two tropical islands with white, warm beaches and idyllic lagoons.

Day 1: Departure from ScandinaviaDay 2: Arrival in Kuala Lumpur

Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. You spend the rest of the day on your own.

Day 3: Kuala Lumpur – city tour by public transport

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by your guide. You will go with the guide to the nearest train station, about 10-15 minutes away. On the trip, you have some freedom to design the excursion together with your local guide. Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of religions, peoples and traditions, which is evident from the diversity of the city’s different districts. Islamic and modern architecture, Indian temples and Bollywood posters fill the street scene in Little India – not to mention the Chinese culture in China Town. You will have a colorful experience today. Later in the afternoon, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day on your own. ( F )

Day 4: Kuala Lumpur – Kuching

You will be picked up at the hotel and transported to the airport. From here you fly to the mythical state of Sarawak on Borneo. On arrival at Sandakan you will be transported to your hotel. You spend the rest of the day on your own. ( F )

Day 5: City tour of Kuching

After breakfast you have some free time. The tour starts at the hotel at 13.30 and you will see all the attractions the historic city has to offer. You start at Padungan and can take some holiday pictures of the city’s landmark, the large statue depicting a cat. Through China Town, the journey of discovery continues to Tua Pek Kong, one of Sarawak’s oldest temples. Then you get to see traditional Malaysian houses built on stilts. Then board a riverboat that takes you past Fort Margherita, Astana, Square Tower and more. During the boat trip you have a panoramic view of the fast-growing city, where the old buildings are still in the middle of the new and modern ones. After the boat trip you go back to the hotel. ( F )

Day 6: Bako National Park

The morning starts with you being picked up at the hotel and going to the fishing village of Bako, about 45 minutes away. You continue by boat for about 30 minutes along the coast, before reaching Bako National Park. Visit the park’s information center and explore the park’s hiking trails. Here are nose monkeys, bearded pigs and many other species. After the excursion, have dinner and spend the night at Park Guesthouse. ( F , L , M )

Day 7: Bako Nationapark – the iban people – overnight stay in a longhouse

After breakfast, check out and take a boat back to the park entrance. From here you drive for about five hours to reach Batang Ai, however, with breaks along the way. For example, you pay a visit to Serian, which is a trading town for the dayak people, as well as to a Chinese farm where peppers and cocoa are produced. After arriving at Batang Ai, the journey by long boat continues the last stretch up the river, up to the Iban people’s community and its longhouses. Here in the village you are shown around the Iban people’s community. You get to see how the locals work with carpets, baskets, fishing nets and other crafts. After dinner, a wonderful evening awaits with the locals and you can enjoy traditional dancing and taste homemade rice wine called “tuak”. You spend the night in one of the longhouses. ( F , L , M)

Day 8: Iban people – longhouse – Batang Ai

After breakfast, the locals demonstrate how to use blowpipes (blowpipes). The morning also offers a guided walk in the jungle, which involves looking for plants used for medicine, crafts and cooking. Then it carries off down the river, towards Batang Ai. From here you hop on another boat back to your resort. You spend the rest of the day on your own. ( F , L , M )

Day 9: Batang Ai – Kuching via Semenggoh’s Orangutan Center

The morning is spent on your own before driving back to Kuching. You get lunch on the way and visit Semenggoh’s orangutan center where the fantastic animals are fed around noon. 15.00 ( F , L )

Day 10: Kuching – Kuala Lumpur – Malacca

You will be picked up at the hotel and transported to the airport. From here you fly to Kuala Lumpur and drive to your hotel in Malacca. The drive takes about 1.5 hours. The rest of the day is at your own disposal. ( F )

Day 11: Bike tour among Malacca’s plantations

Today you will explore some exciting areas outside of Malacca by bike. You can walk through the city and outside the city limits, where beautiful plantations and rural villages are hidden. You cycle outside the usual tourist areas. At the end of the journey of discovery, you will return to your hotel. ( F )

Day 12: Malacca – Endau Rompin National Park

The day begins at the train station. Here you meet your local guide and you go together to the national park Endau Rompin. After arrival, continue by boat for about 40 minutes, towards Kuala Jasin Tent Camp, where you will stay (it is a simple tent site). The rest of the day you can successfully spend a hike to the Janing Barat mountain. On the excursion you will see the beautiful flora and fauna of the rainforest. You return to the tent site in the late afternoon. Here you can help cook dinner with your guide. You then eat dinner by the campfire. You spend the night in tents in the jungle. ( F , L , M )

Day 13: Malacca – Endau-Rompin National Park

After breakfast, start your hike up the Upeh Guling waterfall. The journey there goes through the park’s incomparably beautiful nature. At the waterfall you can swim in the natural pools and eat your food. You return to the tent site via Blue Lagoon. The stop on the way back is an opportunity to take a cooling dip in the idyllic nature. You spend the rest of the day on your own. Depending on the weather, the guide will offer an evening walk in the park. ( F )

Day 14: Endau Rompin National Park – Pulau Besar

This morning you take the boat to Kampung Peta and from there drive on to the port city of Mersing. In Mersing you go by boat the last bit to the slightly lesser known island Pulau Besaro. ( F )

Day 15-16: Pulau Besar

The island is a well-preserved paradise that is unknown to many. It is a small island in circumference, but its highest point is 650 meters. The island hides many exotic beaches, azure lagoons and beautiful coral reefs. You can explore the nearby islands or take a bike ride on site. In the sea around Pulau Besaro there are giant mussels that can weigh up to 200 kilos. There is no doubt that an unforgettable stay awaits Pulau Besaro. ( F )

Day 17: Pulau Besar – Mersing – Pulau Tioman

Enjoy some free time before the boat goes back to Mersing. On arrival in Mersing, take the ferry to the exciting island of Pulau Tioman. It is a beautiful volcanic island that attracts with exotic beaches, dense rainforest and wonderful blue water. The days at Tioman are spent on their own. ( F )

Day 18-19: Pulau Tioman

Tioman is the largest of the islands off the east coast of Malaysia and here it is perfect to arrange eventful excursions. Snorkeling and diving are great options. You can explore the small jungle trails or just sit back and enjoy the idyllic nature. Please note that there are no ATMs on the island. So make sure you have plenty of cash with you and check in advance if your hotel accepts credit cards. ( F )

Day 20: Pulau Tioman – Mersing – Singapore

Today the experience on the island ends and you will go back to the mainland, and on by bus to Singapore. You arrive late in the afternoon. The rest of the day you spend just as you please. ( F )

Day 21-22: Singapore on your own

In Singapore, some fantastic days await you. Singapore is known as one of the cleanest cities in the world and has an exciting and varied culture. The city hides many small and exciting areas. These are alternately chaotic metropolitan environments, alternately quiet and lush parks and beautiful beach promenades. The population is well educated and hospitable. You can also go to the beautiful island of Bintan which is an hour away by boat. The island has several excellent beaches. Sentosa Island is a charming place to visit. This island is like a large amusement and nature park with lots of activities and attractions. Here you will find many fun rides. Singapore is also world famous for its fashionable shopping and there are several major shopping malls. Don’t forget to buy the last souvenirs before your trip home.

Day 23: Singapore – Sweden

It’s time to say goodbye to Asia after an adventurous and eventful journey. You must check out of your hotel before 11.00. You then spend the day on your own and take a taxi or bus to the airport when it’s time to leave.

Day 24: Arrival in Scandinavia

When you arrive in Scandinavia, you have unforgettable experiences and memories in your luggage.

Overnight stays

Two nights in Kuala Lumpur
Two nights in Kuching
One night in Bako National Park
One night in the longhouses of the Iban people
One night in a jungle resort on the Batang Ai river
One night in Kuching
Two nights in Malacca
Two nights in tents in Endau Rompin National Park
Three nights on the island Pulau Besaro
Four nights at Pulau Tioman
Three nights in Singapore

The Unknown Malaysia and Singapore

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