With summer break around the corner, if you are planning to visit a tropical destination this year, then we highly recommend you begin with Malaysia and Singapore in Asia. Malaysia has lots to offer to the travellers. Tourist flock this holiday destination and then head towards Singapore and then head to Singapore to experience a cosmopolitan twist in Asian culture.
Malaysia is a beautiful Southeast Asian country which covers parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. Malaysia is well known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
Malaysia has a rich cultural heritage that blends Asian and European influence, Malaysia offers many attractions. As a holiday destination of choice we shall list some of the best cultural and natural sights, places places which tourist should never miss in their holiday itenary, from Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market to Malacca’s A Famosa fortress.
A few destinations in Malaysia that are the highlight of the holiday travel are as below.
Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market is a bustling, colorful market packed with stalls. These are grouped in lorongs (lanes) based on the main ethnic races in Malaysia (most notably, Malay, Chinese and Indian), and sell a myriad handmade crafts, from clothes to wooden carvings and jewelry to batik fabrics; all alongside plenty of street food options. The market also contains the Annexe, a space reserved for art galleries showcasing the work of local artists.
George Town is the capital city of Penang, which is an island state with the biggest Chinese population in Malaysia. But Penang was an important trade center for the British, and the city of George Town in particular, named after Britain’s King George III. George Town’s multicultural past is especially enshrined in the city’s rich and eclectic architecture, filled with enchanting, historical buildings, mostly situated in the oldest part of the town. Elsewhere, skyscrapers rise high above the city. George town gives the ethnic blend to the holiday destination making it a tourists most preferred choice.
Malaysian Holiday, island and beaches they go as a package for the travellers’ .Langkawi is the main island of a group of 99, which form the archipelago with the same name. Langkawi offers breath-taking scenery with its beautiful beaches, fine sand, crystal-clear water and coastal mangrove swamps. The inland areas are no less striking; the tropical jungles are thick with luxuriant vegetation and rich in fauna (the island’s name itself indicates an eagle with characteristic reddish feathers), and will impress nature lovers looking for a pristine, largely untouched rainforest.
A FAMOSA FORTRESS
Along with the scenic beauty Malaysian holiday also has a added flavour of history. A Famosa (Portuguese for ‘The Famous’) is a historical fortress in Malacca, the capital city of the Malaysian Malacca state. This fortress was built in the early 1500s and continually expanded over the course of that century; the four-towered fortress is now a ruin, with only the entrance gate house to see. Still, A Famosa will spark the interest of the curious and history savvy holiday travellers as an emblematic symbol of the city’s past. Malacca City also offers other interesting sights, such as the Stadthuys, the 17th-century residence of the Dutch governor, and Jonker Street, popular for its many shops and restaurants.
PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS
Destination Malysia as a tourist country has a rich and beautiful natural landscape, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers stand out as an unusual example of Malaysia’s urban design excellence. Designed by American architecture star César Pelli and officially inaugurated in 1999, the towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Each rises to a little over 450 meters from ground level, and with 88 floors of offices, the towers’ most impressive feature is the double-decker bridge that connects them on the 41st and 42nd floors. From the bridge, at 170 meters above ground, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the city below their feet. It is a beautiful example of steel architecture.
Urban Delights and Food in Kuala Lumpur
When on a holiday food is never a amiss . Malaysia tourism gives a varied journey to the taste buds too.Kuala Lumpur has a unique culture, urban vibe and typical food specialities. They say you must never leave the city before attempting a Nyonya lunch followed by a Korean dinner. Begin your holiday with a Nyonya lunch at “Limapulo Baba Can Cook” restaurant.This restaurant is located at a 10-minute drive from the famous Petronas Twin Towers.
As a traveller, one can spend the evening exploring glamorous malls, galleries, theatres, diners, parks and aquariums. Likewise, the unique day and night food markets provide a glimpse into the local Southeast Asian lifestyle.
Along with the few mentioned t Their are Myraids of Buddist temple of KL including the gorgeous Batu Cave Temples, and shrines built in honour of Lord Murugan. Other renowned temples worth visiting are Thean Hou, Sri Maha Mariamman, Sin Sze Si Ya, Guan Di, Kun Yam Thong and Buddhist Maha Vihara. You can spend the second half of the day going around Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Lake Symphony, Merdeka Square or Kasturi Walk.
Since destination Singapore is quite close to Malaysia while planning for holiday tourists definitely add Singapore to their itinerary. A holiday package of Malaysia and Singapore makes the best combination for the travellers.
Singapore is an island city-state off southern Malaysia.It is a global financial center which has a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centres on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore’s circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth. Destination Singapore is a traveller’s choice holiday destination because of its state of art infrastructure.
Singapore is a dazzling city-state that features some of the best iconic landmarks of Asia. Therefore, in contrast to KL’s Buddhist Temples, here you will find plenty of architectural marvels and glass facades. In Singapore tourists can experience the finest culinary trials, nightlife, nature parks, museums, wellness centres and various landmarks worth discovering.
Holidaying in Singapore and planning to choose the best things to do in Singapore is no easy task; this is a city bursting to the seams with impressive attractions, exciting activities, and plenty of day trips for all the family. Almost everyone will have seen an image of the city’s symbol, the Merlion, and this makes our list alongside the nearby Marina Bay Sands SkyPark and Singapore Flyer – both of which offer breath-taking views across the iconic Singapore skyline.
This tiny island state is also a land of contrasts; Chinatown and Little India, both gastronomic and shopping hubs in their own right, represent the incredible ethnic diversity of the country. For nightlife Tourists can sip on a Singapore Sling at the lavish Raffles Hotel, or head to Clarke Quay for some of the city’s most picturesque eating and drinking spots.
Travellers can discover all of these, and more, in our list of Singapore’s best things to do!
Holiday destinationSingapore’s famed Marina Bay is the place to go to see the city’s most spectacular things to do. With the fast development of this cosmopolitan city-state, the whole Marina Bay area has undergone a transformation of epic proportions. The S$5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands complex is the focal point of the bay, and many of the great things to do and see in the area revolve around this epic building and resort, such as the Science Museum, Casino and various shopping, dining and nightlife options. Once you arrive at Marina Bay around hour 20:00 to catch the spectacular light show, which illuminates the water as well as several icon landmarks you’ve probably seen on the postcard. Its an epic luxury to the eyes of the tourists.
Another tourist attraction in Singapore not to miss is this delightful riverside development which is packed full of bustling bars and restaurants, boutique shops and pumping nightclubs, attracting a steady stream of tourists alongside Singapore’s party animals. Located at a beautiful juncture, Clarke Quay’s location takes full advantage of the picturesque body of water that emerges from the city’s main river, with alfresco-style dining which has endless number of eateries set around the water’s edge. This place is structurally located under the futuristic, jelly-like roof and you’ll find some great shopping options as well as a plentiful supply of bars, making this a real bar-hoppers’ heaven.
The best attraction in the holiday to Singapore is the Universal Studios Singapore .It is the first amusement park of its kind to open in Southeast Asia. The park has more than 20 attractions in themed zones including the Lost World, Ancient Egypt, New York, Hollywood, Madagascar and Far Far Away (remember Shrek?). Regarding the rides, two are water themed and five are thrilling roller coasters of which two of are currently the world’s tallest ‘dueling’ roller coasters. Solo holidayers’ and families with small children can also make the most of the kids’ roller coaster and a merry-go-round too. Travelling to UNIVERSAL STUDIO is a holiday in itself.
GARDENS BY THE BAY
The light and sound effect as never seen before is a star attraction of the this holiday destination Singapore. Gardens by the Bay is a huge, colourful, futuristic park in the bay area of Singapore; and has been crowned World Building of the year at the world Architecture Festival 2012. This famous Supertree structures offers an impressive skywalk over the gardens, over-sized seashell-shaped greenhouses recreate chilly mountain climates and there are hundreds of trees and plants to discover, making this destination great fun for both kids and adults.
THE RAFFLES HOTEL
This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important Singapore landmarks. This is a place of choice for famous guests like Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The most unique about The Raffles Hotel is that it features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores (think Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.)
Many come for the Raffles Bar experience and you can be sure to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in town. After all, it was invented here and they’ve had almost 100 years of experience at making them.
One of the most iconic streets in Singapore, Destination Orchard Road is the epicentre of shopping in Singapore and is similar to London’s Oxford Street or Hong Kong’s Nathan Road. Flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, tiny boutiques, offices, spas, beauty salons, hotels, entertainment spots, restaurants, and cafes, you could spend a whole day trawling the main thoroughfare. Shopping malls along Orchard are stocked with practically everything under the sun. Plus, there is always some kind of fair or activity taking place in the malls and shopping centres so there is probably more things to do Orchard than anywhere else in Singapore.
Travelling to Singapore and taking back memories of the flyer is just a mandate .Like many other popular city flyers Singapore flyer holds it unique fame. The Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. A one-of-a-kind experience and built over a three-story terminal building, the Flyer is 150 metres in diameter, 165 metres high, and travels at 0.21m per second (it is some 30 metres taller than the famous London Eye!) With breath-taking panorama views that are so radically different during the day and at night, it’s hard to choose the best time to take a ride. Passengers will get to see such city sights as the Singapore River, Raffles Place, Marina Bay, Empress Place and the Padang. Tourist flank this flyer and make it both day and by night to experience the beauty of both times.
Once again the secenic beauty of the place isincomplete without a beach.Destination Singapore with its wonderful tourist rate has one of it kind mand made island . The Sentosa Island.Sentosa is a purpose built island off the southern tip of Singapore which was built with leisure and relaxation in mind. This island offers a collection of beaches, theme parks, golf, shopping, dining and more are all available on this strip of reclaimed land that can be reached by road or cable car.
It’s a value for money .The kind of curated luxury and relaxation that you get in Sentosa is just one of its kinds. Authentic it’s not, but if you want to add a bit of fun to your Singapore trip then Sentosa is the place to do it.
SINGAPORE ZOO AND NIGHT SAFARI
Travellers if they want to have a glimpse of the wild life. Destination Singapore offers them the exotic Singapore zoo.
Singapore Night Safari is truly a unique attraction. It is not only an interesting place worth a visit .It is a leading conservation and research centre in Asia. As a zoo it offers an unusual glimpse into the nocturnal animal kingdom, with more than 59 exhibits and 1,000 animals to be seen from around the world. These include Himalayan griffon vultures, greater one-horned rhinoceroses, wildebeests and gazelles. You can simply start with the ‘Creatures of the Night’ show for a good 20-minute overview of the animals to be seen here
Malaysia and Singapore holidays come with this benefit that it caters to the entire family. These holidays have the elements of fun, ethnicity, new age entertainment, and definitely the scenic beauty. Tourists who travel Malaysia and Singapore come a little closer to the vibrant history of this futuristic city.
As a tip: If you are a family travelling with kids, visit Legoland, Universal Studios, Sentosa SEA Aquarium, KidZania, and take the fabulous Singapore Night Safari—the young ones are sure to be enthralled!