Singapore-Malaysia travel plan

A travel plan in progrees for next summer, one that should be good for my in-laws, my parents, my wife, and me.

1. Fly to Singapore. Check into the hotel. If it’s early visit some of the cool temples. Get some dinner. Go to the Singapore Zoo night safari.

2. Take the bus to Kuala Lumpur. Sure there’s lots more to do in Singapre, see an alternate beginning to the Singapre-Malysia travel plan below. Check into the hotel. Get some dinner.

3. Go to the Petronas Towers to get your free tickets. They will be for some time later in the day. Depending on how much time you have, this would be a good opportunity to visit a mosque or a museum and maybe get lunch. Go to the Petronas Towers. Go to one of the open markets. If you’re buying fake Luis Vitton and Rolex, haggle. If you’re tough you can get them down to nearly half price, although we never did get them to knock off 50% my wife had fun trying. Get some dinner. See a show (maybe a traditional dance). On the way back to the hotel you might want to get a coconut. They’ll chop it open, pour the juice into a big plastic bag, shave some coconut into the bag, stick a straw in, and tie it up. It looks funny and I didn’t like the taste, but at least I tried something new.

4. The next day you should go to the Gardens. There’s a bird park which is expensive but good and a petting farm with some very fat deer. Walking around the gardens is relaxing if you’re not too hot. You should finish well before 5:00 and have time to go to some more museums and mosques. Then you can go to the old train station which is very cool looking. You can also walk around the colonial district of downtown Kuala Lumpur.

5. Go to Langkawi. I’ve never been there but it should be better than Penang. Relax on the beach for a few days.

6. Go home.


1a: 1. Fly to Singapore. Check into the hotel. If its early, check out some of the cool temples. Get some dinner. Go shopping.

1b (day 2): On your second day in Singapore, go to the Singapore Zoo. Then go to the Singapore Zoo night safari. You can get a discounted ticket by going to both in the same day as long as you pay all at once.

1c (day 3): Go to Sentosa Island. The cable care ride is pretty good. Hit the beach, take the monorail, do NOT miss the aquarium (one of those tunnels where the fish are above you and on each side). Having lunch outside the acquarium can be exciting, not because the food is good, but because the Peacocks are pretty aggressive about getting some of your food. I could ahve passed on the Dolphin show, but it was pretty good. Just remember you’ll be sitting in the sun and there’s basically no shade anywhere.

2+. Same as above.

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  1. mickey says:

    I went there one time but they didn;t have pop tarts so i’m not going back.

  2. richard says:

    i agree w/ you mickey i’m not going either….how could they not have pop tarts?

  3. Anna says:

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  4. James Trotta says:

    I don’t know where you live, but for me traveling to Malaysia menat going to the travel agent and getting ticket prices, and going online to research ticket prices. Then I got the cheapest tickets I could.

  5. mary says:

    Business visit plan to Malaysia & Singapore from Pune in March 2009. Please advice flight/ Hotels in Malaysia & singapore, the taxi services, the visa formalities etc.

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