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The Colonial Peninsula and Hidden Coves

Best time to travel
Dec – Sep
Ideal length
14 nights
Perfect for
All

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Singapore and home from Penang.
  • All private transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in Singapore, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Pangkor Island and Penang.
  • Guided city tours, including a Michelin Guide street food tour in Singapore, exploration of Malacca by bike, Batu Caves and city tour and Penang heritage trail.
  • Island relaxation on Pangkor Laut, offering a wealth of land and sea activities.
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Introduction

Malaysia is an exciting destination where ancient shophouses blend in seamlessly with towering skyscrapers and jungle landscape. On this suggested itinerary, delve into Malaysia’s past, exploring the colonial towns and cities along the peninsula. This unique itinerary is perfectly curated to history and culture enthusiasts, taking in the lesser explored colonial cities of Malacca and Penang, metropoles of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and that little bit of beachside harmony in Pangkor Laut.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to the modern city of Singapore.
You will be greeted by your driver and privately transferred you to your luxury hotel for your three-night stay. Explore Singapore at your leisure, visiting celebrated landmarks like Gardens by the Bay.
Experience a guided Michelin Street Food Experience.
Singapore is renowned for its outstanding street food scene that takes inspiration from its multicultural heritage. You will be taken to some of Singapore’s finest street-food vendors to sample sumptuous bowls of noodles and fragrant biryani as you go.
Singapore Food
Transfer to Malacca, a coastal city famed for its intricate history and architecture.
Arrive at your heritage hotel on the banks of the Melaka River. During your two-night stay, set out on a guided cycling tour to explore the city’s temples, colonial buildings and historic restaurants and shophouses.
Malacca
Transfer to Kuala Lumpur, a modern city dominated by its impressive skyline.
Spend three nights in a luxury partner property. Often overlooked as a gateway to further destinations, Kuala Lumpur is home to an outstanding food scene and inspiring architecture including the world-famous Petrona Towers.
Kuala Lumpur
Visit the pilgrimage site of the Batu Caves.
Discover one of the most important sanctuaries of Hindi Culture, the Batu Caves. Climb the limestone hill, reaching a series of caves and temples as well as admiring panoramic city views. Return to the city to visit spiritual temples and the chaotic neighbourhood of Chinatown.
Batu Caves
Experience uninterrupted beachside luxury on Pangkor Laut Island. Transfer
speedboat to the island and spend four nights enjoying ultimate beachside relaxation in a peaceful tropical setting. A wealth of activities can be enjoyed including kayaking and island hopping.
Pangkor Laut Island
Transfer to George Town, the colourful capital of the island of Penang.
You will stay in a historic property where you will spend three nights. Explore the historic Chinese shophouses, contemporary street art, colourful neighbourhoods and the outstanding food scene.
George Town Penang
Discover Penang’s history and culture on a guided walking tour.
Learn about Penang’s international influences and local culture. Admire historic structures and traditional workshops, visit the Street of Harmony lined with spiritual shrines and houses of worship and admire the fantastic flair of Little India.
George Town Penang
Depart for the international airport.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

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The Majestic Malacca

The Majestic Malacca is housed in a heritage-style mansion dating back to the 1920s. Sitting on the banks of the Melaka River, the hotel features peaceful courtyard surroundings and glamorous interiors with opulent antique furnishings, porcelain flooring and unique artwork throughout. Promising relaxation in the colonial city, there is an inviting outdoor pool and luxury spa which offers a wealth of treatments and therapies based on traditional Chinese and Malayan techniques.

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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur exudes historic splendour, housed in a colonial-style building with Neo-Classical embellishments. Constructed in 1932, it soon became one of the greatest hotels of its time. Situated on a national heritage site, it promises guests an authentic stay in the vibrant city. In the afternoon, lounge in the sun by the outdoor pool or enjoy a pampering treatment at the Majestic Spa.

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Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort is a luxury resort situated on its very own private island. The jungle landscape offers a peaceful retreat overlooking the Emerald Bay. From rainforest trails to long stretches of sandy beach, there are endless areas to roam, unwind and enjoy undisturbed relaxation. The estate gardens, defined by swaying palms and tropical rainforest, are home to a diverse range of wildlife including fruit bats and hornbills.

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel in George Town defines colonial grandeur. Divided into two wings, the Heritage Wing dates back to the late 1800’s while the Annexe Wing pays homage to both Penang’s past and present. Sitting on the waterfront of the old town, it is the ideal base to explore the surrounding colonial mansions, ornate temples and old shopfronts. As you return in the afternoon, there are plenty of spaces to relax and recharge your batteries. The infinity pool and luxury spa, specialising In Asian-influenced treatments, are both excellent options.

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Six Senses Duxton

Six Senses Duxton is a glamorous hotel housed in a row of converted heritage houses in Singapore. Interiors, decorated by acclaimed designed Anouska Hempel, are a curated blend of colonial embellishments, Asian flair and modern elegance. With oversized Chinese fans and dimly lit rooms with moody artworks, the Six Senses Duxton is not only a super stylish hotel but a representation of Singapore’s past and present.

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