Traditional & Modern Malaysia

Traditional & Modern Malaysia

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Traditional & Modern Malaysia

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Malaysia
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
5-Night Pre-Cruise | 4-Night Post-Cruise

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Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Malaysia, with "like a local" experiences in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Visit markets, temples, historic buildings, local eateries, and villages where you’ll experience local life, first hand. Evening tours in both cities, including a cruise to watch the fireflies dance in Kuala Selangor, make for an experience that’s not easily forgotten. Not often visited by travelers, Malaysia is ripe with traditions that have arisen from colonization and religion. From Kuala Lumpur to Penang, this is an experience that’s not to be forgotten.

Highlights

Embark on a culinary tour, sampling local Malaysian favorites.

Set out on a walking tour showcasing KL’s local life in action.

Experience local life in Kuala Selangor with its friendly kampung (village) atmosphere.

Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town, in Penang.

Explore Penang’s culinary scene.

Highlights

  • Embark on a culinary tour, sampling local Malaysian favorites.

  • Set out on a walking tour showcasing KL’s local life in action.

  • Experience local life in Kuala Selangor with its friendly kampung (village) atmosphere.

  • Tour UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town, in Penang.

  • Explore Penang’s culinary scene.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur Airport, you’ll be escorted to your hotel before embarking on a culinary tour, sampling local favorites, starting in the Hutong Food Court for a taste of siew bao, and chicken curry puff. From here it’s a short stroll to Jalan Alor, packed with rows of street-side restaurants, or “mamaks,” and busy tables of locals. Enjoy dim sum and grilled satay as you make your way to SK Corner, a popular mamak, for a taste of paper dosa. Wash it all down with a glass of Teh Tarik, a popular milk-tea. Your evening ends back at your hotel.

  • Day 2
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    Head out with your guide for a walking tour showcasing KL’s local life in action. Visit a wet market, where local vendors sell fresh produce and seafood, then take a short walk to Masjid India, with its popular street market. Your journey continues with a walk through Jalan Tun Perak towards the Jamek Mosque, before enjoying an authentic banana-leaf lunch. After, drive north to Kuala Selangor with its friendly kampung (village) atmosphere, for a glimpse into rural life. Here, you’ll visit Bukit Melawati, followed by a Chinese-style seafood dinner, and a boat tour to watch thousands of fireflies flickering in the mangrove trees lining the riverbank.

  • Day 3
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    This morning, fly to Penang where you’ll enjoy a tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town. First stop is the world-renowned Pinang Peranakan mansion, followed by a short walk to Little India, where you’ll be fascinated by the selection of colorful sarees and the vibrant, fragrant spices. Pass by Sri Mariamman Temple, then continue on to a Teochew temple with its ornate rooftops and intricately carved dragon pillars, as you make your way to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum. After, enjoy a fun hunt for Penang’s famous street art, before heading to one of Penang’s traditional clan houses (or “Kongsi”). This evening you’re at leisure.

  • Day 4
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    Today, begins with a culinary exploration, tasting Penang’s popular delicacies, like teh tarik (pulled tea), assam laksa, char koay teow (fried flat noodles), tau sar pneah, and ice cendol (a local dessert). Then, embark on a journey through Penang’s religious history and culture, seeing how different religions were brought in by the early settlers, with visits to centuries-old churches, Chinese and Indian temples, and a Muslim mosque. The rest of the day is at your leisure until early evening when your guide will show you Penang by night, concluding at the local night market, where you can treat yourselves to some of Penang’s world-renowned street food.

  • Day 5
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    Today you’ll be transferred to Penang airport for your flight to Singapore. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

  • Day 6
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    This morning, after breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel to escort you to the port to board your Azamara ship.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival in Singapore, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Kuala Lumpur, where you’ll be escorted to your hotel before embarking on a culinary tour, sampling local favorites, starting in the Hutong Food Court for a taste of siew bao, and chicken curry puff. From here it’s a short stroll to Jalan Alor, packed with rows of street-side restaurants, or “mamaks,” and busy tables of locals. Enjoy dim sum and grilled satay as you make your way to SK Corner, a popular mamak, for a taste of paper dosa. Wash it all down with a glass of Teh Tarik, a popular milk-tea. Your evening ends back at your hotel.

  • Day 2
    Read More +

    Head out with your guide for a walking tour showcasing KL’s local life in action. Visit a wet market, where local vendors sell fresh produce and seafood, then take a short walk to Masjid India, with its popular street market. Your journey continues with a walk through Jalan Tun Perak towards the Jamek Mosque, before enjoying an authentic banana-leaf lunch. After, drive north to Kuala Selangor with its friendly kampung (village) atmosphere, for a glimpse into rural life. Here, you’ll visit Bukit Melawati, followed by a Chinese-style seafood dinner, and a boat tour to watch thousands of fireflies flickering in the mangrove trees lining the riverbank.

  • Day 3
    Read More +

    This morning, fly to Penang where you’ll enjoy a tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town. First stop is the world-renowned Pinang Peranakan mansion, followed by a short walk to Little India, where you’ll be fascinated by the selection of colorful sarees and the vibrant, fragrant spices. Pass by Sri Mariamman Temple, then continue on to a Teochew temple with its ornate rooftops and intricately carved dragon pillars, as you make your way to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Museum. After, enjoy a fun hunt for Penang’s famous street art, before heading to one of Penang’s traditional clan houses (or “Kongsi”). This evening you’re at leisure.

  • Day 4
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    Today, begins with a culinary exploration, tasting Penang’s popular delicacies, like teh tarik (pulled tea), assam laksa, char koay teow (fried flat noodles), tau sar pneah, and ice cendol (a local dessert). Then, embark on a journey through Penang’s religious history and culture, seeing how different religions were brought in by the early settlers, with visits to centuries-old churches, Chinese and Indian temples, and a Muslim mosque. The rest of the day is at your leisure until early evening when your guide will show you Penang by night, concluding at the local night market, where you can treat yourselves to some of Penang’s world-renowned street food.

  • Day 5
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    Today you’ll be transferred to Penang airport for your onward flight home.

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