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Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo's Orangutans

16 Day Escorted Tour

Malaysia, South East Asia
All Meals Included
Intermediate Pace

From colourful colonial towns and buzzing modern cities to stunning highlands and pristine beaches, Malaysia and Singapore have it all. Discover street culture in Georgetown, admire the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands, meet Orangutans in Borneo and experience Asia's city of the future in Singapore. Experience the very best these two remarkable destinations have to offer and finish your adventure relaxing in your very own private island resort.

2020 Dossier

2021 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Embark on a walking tour of Penang's vibrant capital, Georgetown
  • Gain insight into authentic Malaysian culture and everyday life
  • Sample a refreshing cup of BOH tea before exploring Cameron Highlands Agricultural district
  • Travel to Malaysia's Capital Kuala Lumpur on a scenic train journey
  • Discover Kuala Lumpur on a half day city tour
  • Spend a night in the colonial city of Malacca
  • Enjoy panoramic views over Singapore's cityscape from Marina Bay Sands Skypark Observation Deck
  • Catch a glimpse of cheeky Orangutans at Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Number of nights


Day 1
UK to Penang

Depart London on your overnight flight to Penang via Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2

On arrival into Penang, meet your local guide and transfer to tonight's hotel.

Day 3

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Embark on a half day walking tour of Georgetown, Penang's vibrant capital, starting at the floating Chinese water villages to explore a labyrinth of narrow footpaths, supported by wooden stilts. Next, walk along the Street of Harmony to reach The Goddess of Mercy, which, steeped in traditional Chinese architecture, charms devotees who flock here to pray for health and good fortune. Weave through the city's heritage enclave, past a traditional Malay mosque, Chinatown and bustling Little India, where mouth-watering cuisine will set your senses racing. After lunch, return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure before a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 4

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning, travel to Georgetown's outskirts for a unique glimpse into authentic Malaysian life. Starting at the Penang Batik Factory, admire an assortment of bold cloth, intricately decorated using a wax-resisting dying technique, before proceeding to a traditional fishing village, where rustic boats line its picturesque shallow harbours. Drive past Penang's verdant fruit plantation, briefly pausing for the opportunity to sample delicious local produce and later, witness Malaysian markets and paddy fields in the scenic village of Balik Pulau. Marvel at the extravagant 33-metre-long gold-plated reclining Buddha, situated inside a magnificent Thai temple on Burma Lane, before taking the afternoon at leisure to explore Georgetown taking in the street art, food and culture.

Day 5
Penang to Cameron Highlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Soaring almost 2,000 metres above sea level, transfer to the Cameron Highlands, where the landscape is dominated by lush tea plantations. This afternoon enjoy the cooler climate on a guided forest walk in one of Malaysia's most widespread hill stations.

Day 6
Cameron Highlands

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Bask in Malaysia's natural splendour at the verdant BOH Tea Plantation, relishing in the picturesque views of three sequential tea gardens which stretch as far as the eye can see. Sample a refreshing cup of BOH tea, before feasting your eyes on an enormous assortment of tropical fruit and vegetables within the unparalleled roadside Kea Farm Market. Take a walk down memory lane at Time Tunnel Museum by observing an extensive assembly of memorabilia which date back to the pre-war years and later, enjoy the vivid scent surfacing from the spectacular rose, orchid and herb gardens at MARDI Agrotechnology Centre - a research station at Tanah Rata.

Day 7
Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur

Breakfast & Lunch

After breakfast, embark on a scenic train journey through rural countryside to Malaysia's capital city. Your evening is free to begin exploring this fascinating city at your own pace.

Day 8
Kuala Lumpur


A half day sightseeing tour begins gazing 452 metres into the sky for a photo opportunity of one of Malaysia's most iconic buildings - Petronas Twin Towers. Continue to Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown district and immerse yourself in authentic oriental culture as you crisscross through swarming, vibrant market stalls. Next, witness Parliament House's unique contemporary design distinguished by its eleven triangular peaks, before a poignant visit to the National War Memorial monument, whose bronze cenotaph serves as a moving tribute to Malaysia's fallen Soldiers. Journey onwards to the New Kings Palace for a glimpse of the remarkable 22 golden domes enclosed within a heavily guarded palace complex, before heading to the grand Federal Court. On your return, look out for the Masjid Negara mosque as you drive by a striking example of modernistic Malaysian architecture Later, enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 9
Kuala Lumpur to Malacca

Breakfast & Lunch

En-route to Malacca, pass by the solemn Bukit Cina, the largest Chinese cemetery outside of China, and pause at its foothill to view the 15th century Sultan's Well. Continue your journey to the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, where, upon arrival, you will be greeted by the powerful aromas of joss sticks and the temples' richly ornate exterior, adorned with mystical carvings. Next, at Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, witness a collection of restored houses, designed to showcase the distinctive influence that these ancient Chinese settlers had on Malaysian culture and after lunch, continue to Porta De Santiago, the iconic architectural ruins of an archaic fortress. Your next stop is at the 'Red Square', a group of Dutch Colonial buildings, distinguishable by their flamboyant salmon-pink exterior and finally, visit the 18th century Christ Church, majestically stood in the plaza's centre.

Day 10
Malacca to Singapore

Breakfast & Lunch

This morning, transfer by coach from Malacca to the island nation of Singapore and enjoy an afternoon exploring this cosmopolitan city at your own pace. Maybe take the time to visit Sentosa Island or the Gardens by the Bay

Day 11


From the dizzying heights of Marina Bay Sands' futuristic Skypark Observation Deck enjoy breath-taking views of Singapore's impressive cityscape before continuing to Merlion Park for a glimpse of its iconic fountain, a symbol of Singapore's humble beginnings. Next, dedicated to Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, admire intricate carvings on Thian Hock Temple's extravagant exterior, a spellbinding example of traditional Chinese architecture. Later this afternoon, explore an enormous variety of thriving flora at the National Orchid Garden within the city's beautiful Botanical Gardens. Finally, experience the buzz of Chinatown, winding through teeming market stalls and inhaling aromatic scents

Day 12
Singapore to Kuching


Depart Singapore this morning and journey towards Kuching, the capital of Sarawak. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this beautiful waterside city on the doorstep to Borneo's deep jungle.

Day 13

Breakfast & Lunch

A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits this morning as you transfer to Semenggoh Nature Reserve to catch a glimpse of Borneo's most famous residents. Established in 1975, this enchanting sanctuary rescues and nurtures orphaned Orangutans with the intention of releasing the endangered animals back into the wild. Roam the wooden walkways to observe these primates glide between the trees; they sometimes return to the centre at feeding time, for a chance to nibble on a tasty treat.

Day 14
Kuching to Kota Kinabalu


Travel to the captivating capital of Sabah - Kota Kinabalu, on Borneo's northwest coast and upon arrival, transfer to tonight's private island resort.

Day 15
Kota Kinabalu

Breakfast & Dinner

Today embark on a trip to picturesque Manukan Island.

Day 16
Kota Kinabalu


Depart Kota Kinabalu today for your return flight via Kuala Lumpur to the UK or follow onto your chosen extension.

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Dates & Prices

Price (per person)
Dates available
February 2021
from £2,499
1 Date
11th Feb - 26th Feb
March 2021
from £2,399
1 Date
18th Mar - 1st Apr
April 2021
from £2,399
1 Date
21st Apr - 6th May
May 2021
from £2,399
2 Dates
5th May - 20th May
12th May - 27th May
June 2021
from £2,499
1 Date
9th Jun - 24th Jun
September 2021
from £2,299
1 Date
8th Sep - 23rd Sep
October 2021
from £2,199
2 Dates
13th Oct - 28th Oct
20th Oct - 5th Nov
November 2021
from £2,099
1 Date
11th Nov - 26th Nov


The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
3 nights
Penang, Malaysia
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Strawberry Park
2 nights
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
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Extend Your Tour

Singapore Malaysia and Borneos Orangutans with Manukan Island Beach Stay

4 Day Extension



Singapore Malaysia and Borneos Orangutans with Kota Kinabalu Beach Stay

4 Day Extension



Important Information

A visa is not required for your trip to Malaysia, Singapore or Borneo. However, your passport should have at least 6 months' validity from the date of entry into Malaysia and Singapore. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your flight is to Penang International Airport (Via Kuala Lumpur) with Malaysian Airlines, departing from London Heathrow Terminal 4. IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. Baggage Allowance Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 7kg - L36cm/W23cm/H56cm) in size. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This tour is accessible to people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10 and the maximum will be 35. In the unlikely event there are fewer than 10 passengers booked on your tour date, you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Malaysia The currency in Malaysia & Borneo is the Malaysian ringgit, we recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency. Singapore The currency in Singapore is the Singapore dollar, we recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £400-500 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Tipping is not compulsory and is at your discretion. Should you wish to tip, this will be collected by your guide at the end of your tour for your convenience. The government of Malaysia has introduced a compulsory tourism tax of MYR10 (approximately £2) per room per night which will need to be paid locally to your hotel upon checkout.