Highlands and Islands
The day of your Malaysian adventure is here at last! Once you touch down in the buzzing metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be met by a guide and taken to your hotel, Hotel Stripes KL, to settle in. The next day you’ll gain a greater understanding of the multicultural make-up and rich heritage of the country on a half-day tour. You’ll stop by Chan See Shu Yuen Clan House, where you’ll marvel at the intricate paintings, and go through Chinatown where you’ll soak up the traditional atmosphere. You’ll also swing by the central market where you can shop for unique handicrafts and authentic Malaysian souvenirs to take home with you.
The next day you’ll take a trip out to the Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, the world’s biggest modern pewter factory renowned the world over for its high quality of craftsmanship. After a tour, you’ll head to a Batik factory to see how Batik – a special type of textile art - is designed and printed. You’ll finish off the day with a trip to the limestone hills of Batu Caves. Inside one of the caverns, you’ll find a shrine to a Hindu deity and in another, you’ll find murals depicting scenes from the Hindu scriptures.
Bid farewell to the dazzling capital city and take a journey to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia's largest hill-station area. Once you’ve settled into your hotel you’ll head out to explore the enchanting Mossy Forest of Gunung Brinchang by Land Rover. You’ll learn about the tea industry, enjoy stunning views and take a walk into the forest to spot some of the most exotic floras on earth, like orchids.
Once you check out of the hotel you’ll embark on a half-day tour of Cameron Highlands where you’ll tour a tea factory and finish with a cup of your favorite while taking in the magnificent views of the plantation. From there you’ll head on to the island of Penang where you’ll be based at The Edison George Town for the rest of your stay.
On day 6 you’ll join in on a half-day cooking class in the award-winning Tropical Spice Garden. With the help of experienced chefs, you’ll learn how to cook local dishes like Nasi Lemak, Assam Laksa, and Chicken Tandoori. Once you’ve cooked up a feast you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labor on the pavilion.
On Day 8 you’ll head home with many fond memories of Malaysia and a new recipe idea or two to boot.