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East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.

Kellie's Castle

Overlooking the picturesque view of Batu Gajah, Perak, is the unfinished castle of William Kellie Smith, better known as Kellie’s Castle. The brainchild of the Scottish rubber plantation owner to celebrate his child’s birth, the castle and surrounding ruins bear signs of Smith’s grand vision for his family home. 

Originally, the castle would have boasted a 6-storey tower, an indoor tennis court, an entertainment area on the rooftop, a wine cellar, plus what would have been Malaya’s (later Malaysia) first elevator. It was designed in a Moorish and Indo-Saracenic Revival style with top quality craftsmanship in mind. To realise his dream home, Smith brought in 70 workers and imported bricks and marbles from India as well as exquisite tiles from Italy. 

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Heritage Walk to Art Street

Walk down this unique street in Ipoh and be surrounded by magnificent murals, heritage buildings and loads of surprising findings along the way. 

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Alor Street Food Market

Jalan Alor is a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The whole character of the city changes when you step onto the street. Gone are the modern shopping malls that align the city, which are replaced with something of the past age. During the day, there is not much activity but when the sun goes down, the street will be hustling and bustling with activity.

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Kampong Bahru

Kampong Bahru is a traditional village in Kuala Lumpur city centre, where you can enjoy a day of strolling around wooden stilt homes and coconut and banana trees, against a backdrop of the city’s modern skyscrapers. Developed by the British in the 1890s, this unique landscape is heavily populated by the Malay community, offering visitors a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle that’s more commonly found in Malaysia’s rural states. You will also have a chance to taste some of the local dishes like Nasi Lemak and traditional cakes along the street.

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Jadi Batik Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Jadi Batek Gallery is one of the largest batik and handicrafts center in Kuala Lumpur. Its easily accessible location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is enhanced by the warm hospitality of its staff. Visit the gallery for a holistic experience in Malaysian batik and handicrafts.

Enhancement to this program is a hands on experience in participation in the unique and traditional process of batik making, which speaks of vibrancy and colour, a tradition that breaks life into the hear of Malaysia. (advanced booking required)

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St Peter's Church in Malacca

St. Peter’s Church was built by the Portuguese descendants after religious freedom was proclaimed by the Dutch over Malacca in 1702. One of its artifacts is the 1608 bell found inside the Church’s Tower. It is currently the oldest working Catholic Church in Malaysia. 

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Malacca - at my leisure

Enjoy the rest of the day free at your own leisure. You may opt to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or go and explore Malacca on your own.

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Overland transfer from Penang to Cameron Highlands

Overland drive from Penang to Cameron Highlands taking guests on a road trip for 3 hours to 4 hours. 

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Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

Lively, colorful Chinatown is centered on Petaling Street, known for its fashion shops and a large covered market with produce, clothes and accessories. Local artists sell paintings and crafts at nearby Central Market, where stalls also dish up noodles and curry. Places of worship in the area include the Taoist Guan Di Temple and the 19th-century Sri Mahamariamman Temple, with a facade of carved Hindu deities.

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Heritage Trail & Living Culture Expedition (lunch included)

The program begins with an exploration of the historical Street of Harmony and the colorful Little India on trishaw (1 person in 1 trishaw basis). You will notice that the multiracial population of Penang has given rise to the Indian Muslim’s Kapitan Kling Mosque on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Kling, the oldest temple in Penang - the Temple of the Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) and St. George’s Church, the region’s oldest church. Penang’s oldest Hindu temple, the Sri Mariamman Temple is also in the vicinity. (1 hour trishaw ride)

Admire the art of traditional Joss-sticks making (subject to availability).

Next, head to the Penang Peranakan Mansion (also known as Baby Nyonya Museum). Baba Nyonya Museum, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago, which is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. (1 hour onsite tour)

Lunch will be taking place in heritage houses which have a well-maintained Nyonya style interior. It has an antique chest of drawers and a display cupboard with a proud collection of Nyonya antiques passed down from the owner’s Nyonya great grandmother. Learn the secret recipes of Nyonya cooking from the leading chef, whom has the experience of Nyonya cooking for more than 30 years. This has made their food to be more authentic.

In the afternoon, visit the renowned Reclining Buddha Temple in Penang. It is an exquisite Thai Buddhist temple that houses a 33m long reclining Buddha statue. Built in 1845, this temple represents the long standing relationship that the Thais have with Penang. Observe also how the temple is designed very much in accordance to the nuances of Thai religious architecture. (30-45 minutes onsite tour)

The tour ends with a walk to explore one of the UNESCO heritage site, the clan jetties. Having been a home on stilts on the shores for the Chew Clan community more than a century and is still now, the Chew Jetty has withstood the test of time and a strong testament of living heritage for Penang and the world to mesmerize. (30 minutes onsite tour)

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3 Days 2 Nights Danum Valley Field Centre

Explore Danum Valley and be surrounded my nature and serenity as you experience pristine ambiance of the rainforest. Trek through the Ancient rainforest rich in flora and fauna and search for Borneo's nocturnal animal and watch the sunrise over the valley on your last morning. 

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Day Tour - A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur

A must for first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur. An interesting tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur. Garden City of Lights. See the contrast of the magnificent skyscrapers and the building of the colonial days.

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15 Days 14 Nights Singapore to Malaysia Roadtrip

Spend two weeks exploring Singapore and Malaysia. Start your adventure from Singapore and drive up to Penang stopping by all the must-see points of interests in Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and finally Penang.

 

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3 Days 2 Nights Batang Ai Luxury Safari

Spend 3 days exploring and learning the culture of Sawarak and meet the Orang Utans at the Semenggoh Orang Utan Centre. Learn more about the Iban longhouse communities and experience some of the activities at the longhouse.  

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3 Days 2 Nights Iban Longhouse and Batang Ai Luxury

Spend 3 days exploring and learning the culture of Sawarak at the Iban Longhouse and Batang Ai. Have dinner with a host family and listen to the stories of the locals. Trek the trails along Jelia River and spot orang utans swinging from branch to branch and other exotic wildlife creatures.  

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15 Days 14 Nights Taste of Borneo

This is a tour package that features the highlights of Borneo packed into 15 days of adventure and sightseeing with a mixture of the city, the waters and nature. 

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6 Days 5 Nights Singapore and Malaysia for EVA Air USA

Explore the neighboring countries of Singapore and Malaysia. Once a Malaysian state, see how Singapore continues its close ties with Malaysia and the vast influences of each countries to one another. From Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, see the highlights of each country and explore each for its own beauties. 

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5 Days 4 Nights Langkawi

Explore Langkawi, officially known as the Jewel of Kedah, is a district and an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.

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13 Days 12 Nights Taste of Borneo

This is a tour package that features the highlights of Borneo packed into 13 days of adventure and sightseeing with a mixture of the city, the waters and nature. 

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5 Days 4 Nights Sabah Nature Adventure (Joint Basis)

Package includes:
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All tour proposed in the itinerary
- Meals as specified
- Entrance fees
- All tours based on English speaking guide

Excludes:
- Other personal expense
- Other meals and beverage not mentioned at guest's own expense
- Camera fee and items not mentioned

* Rates are current and subject to change.  Tour itinerary is subjected to change depending on weather and river condition.
 

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