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Luxury private day tour: Kuala Lumpur and Malacca from Singapore (6:00AM pickup)

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Singapore, Singapore
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icon16 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Venture north into Malaysia and visit Kuala Lumpur and Malacca on this private, full-day trip from Singapore. Check out the Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, and other highlights of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s high-octane capital; and spend the afternoon experiencing the colonial-era charms of UNESCO-listed Malacca as your driver-guide sheds light on its history. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, as well as admission fees and round-trip private transport with a driver-guide.
  • Full-day private day trip to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca from Singapore
  • See top Kuala Lumpur attractions including the Petronas Twin Towers and Batu Caves
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Malacca, a trading port with a rich colonial past
  • View Malacca’s landmarks and take a river cruise
  • Admission fees, plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
  • Round-trip private transport, including hotel, port, or airport pickup and drop-off
Begin with early morning pickup at your Singapore hotel, Singapore airport, or cruise port depending on your wishes.

Then, relax into the leather seats of your private, air-conditioned vehicle and tuck into a delicious packed breakfast while you head to Malacca—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On arrival, absorb the historical atmosphere and learn about the city's Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial heritage as you take in historical St. Paul’s Church on St Paul’s Hill, St. Francis Xavier statue, the Porta De Santiago fort, 18th-century Christ Church, Malacca Clock Tower, and Queen Victoria Fountain at the Dutch Square.

See the Chinese Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and peruse the stalls and red-brick houses during a stroll along Jonker Street. Stop to sample some famous local pineapple tarts, and enjoy a cruise along the Malacca River, passing quaint colonial-era villages from the 1920s, temples, Flor De La Mar ship replica, and churches.

Make the journey to Malaysia’s capital. Refuel with lunch at a local restaurant before heading to the famous Batu Caves. View the Hindu shrines contained within these sacred caves, and then continue into the city to the Petronas Twin Towers (if the towers are closed, visitors stop at the KL Tower observation deck instead). Visit the observation deck of these world-famous towers for bird’s-eye city views, and admire other must-sees of the National Palace, Sultan Abdul Samad (former supreme court and government offices of the British colonial administration), National Monument, Teras Jernang Mosque, and Independence Square (95m high flagpole with the Royal Selangor Club in the background).

Finally, head to a Malay-style food court and savor a tasty local Malay dinner of coconut-milk rice with fried chicken alongside samples of Indian Thosai (savory pancake with sides) and Teh Tarik (pulled tea) before returning to Singapore, where your tour finishes with a hotel, port, or airport drop-off.

In addition, if you are interested in staying overnight in Kuala Lumpur and exploring it independently before a next-day return to Singapore by coach, (all at additional cost), please advise at time of booking.
Itinerary
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Bemban Melaka
Begin with 6:00 AM morning pickup at your Singapore hotel. Relax into the leather seats of your private, air-conditioned deluxe minivan as your driver crosses the Singapore-Malaysia drive-through border (no standing in line) and enjoy the 3-hour chauffeured drive to Malacca - the UNESCO-listed Malaysian state that was once the country’s busiest trading port. En-route, listen to the detailed deforestation commentary by your professional English-speaking guide (licensed with university qualifications) as you pass by the massive palm oil plantations at Malacca Bemban Village. Use the onboard WIFI if you wish while enjoying a complimentary packed breakfast box.
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Malacca River
Upon arrival in Malacca, hop onboard a scenic river cruise that will sail you into the heart of UNESCO Malacca. Spanning 10km, Malacca river was once dubbed the "Venice of the East" by European seafarers as it was a prominent port of entry for traders from Europe and Asia during the late 16th century.
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Kampung Morten
During the river cruise, you will see this historical village which is named after a British land revenue collector during the British Malaya, Frederick Joseph Morten. It houses more than 100 traditional Malay houses, many of them built without the use of any nails.
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St. Francis Xavier Church
During the river cruise, you will see this twin-spired neo-gothic structure that was built in 1849, in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary also known as "Apostle of the East".
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Red Square (Dutch Square)
Disembarking the river cruise, you will set foot upon Dutch Square. Dutch Square is distinguished by a group of bright, terracotta-red colonial Dutch buildings, built between 1650 and 1750, with louvered windows and chunky doors with wrought iron hinges.
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Queen Victoria's Fountain
In the midst of the Dutch Square is a beautiful fountain - Queen Victoria's Fountain. It is an ornate Victorian marble addition, erected in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
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Christ Church
Facing the fountain is Christ Church, it was built as a place of worship by the Dutch in 1753 about a century after they took over Malacca from the Portuguese. When the British occupied Malacca, it was turned into an Anglican church with a weathercock and bell added to show the direction of the wind.
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Melaka Clock Tower
Also in the midst of Dutch Square is the Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower. Even though the structure looks Dutch, it was actually built by a wealthy Straits Chinese family in 1886 in honour of Tan Beng Swee, a rich Chinese merchant.
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Middleburg Bastion
While ascending to St. Paul's Hill, from a vantage point, you can see the Middleburg Bastion. After conquering Malacca in 1641, the Dutch constructed the bastion which is strategically located at the mouth of Malacca River to strengthen the existing city defence left behind by the Portuguese.
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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
While ascending to St. Paul's Hill, from a vantage point, you can see the famous Flora De La Mar which is translated as Flower Of The Sea in English. Situated near the mouth of the Malacca River, this is the site of a replica of the Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Malacca on its return trip to Portugal in 1512, carrying with it treasures from Malacca.
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St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul)
At the top of St. Paul's Hill sits the armless statue of St. Francis Xavier next to the famous St. Paul’s Church. Plenty of engraved tombstones are laid against the walls of this roofless church, originally built in 1521. From the church, you can take in breathtaking views of the Straits Of Malacca.
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British Graveyard
A short walk down from St. Paul's Church leads to the overgrown remains of the Dutch Graveyard. It was originally used as a Dutch graveyard in the late 17th-century when the VOC (Dutch East India Company) was still in control. The graveyard was also used by British while they were in Malacca.
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A Famosa Fort
Walking down from the Dutch graveyard, you will arrive at A Famosa Fort, which is the oldest surviving structure in South East Asia. It was built in 1511 using laterite stones by Alfonso de Albuquerque, the man who led the Portuguese invasion into Malacca. The remains of the fort is now just a gate.
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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
5 minutes drive from A Famosa Fort is the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Dedicated to Kuan Yin - the Goddess of Mercy, the temple is known as the ‘Merciful Cloud Temple’. Built in 1673, it is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia.
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Batu Caves
About 90 minutes from Malacca, you will stop for a brief lunch at a popular Malaysian restaurant before continuing on to Batu Caves. The limestone forming Batu Caves is said to be around 400 million years old. Batu Caves was founded by K. Thamboosamy Pillai, an Indian trader in 1891, as a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. A 42.7-metre high gold-painted statue of Lord Murugan was unveiled in January 2006, having taken 3 years to construct. It is the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world.
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Istana Negara
20 minutes drive from Batu Caves is the Istana Negara (National Palace). It is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of Malaysia. The palace complex has an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, and is split into three main portions: the Formal Component, Royal Component and Administration Component.
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Merdeka Square
Located near the National Palace is the Independence Square (Dataran Merdeka). This is the historical place where the Union flag was lowered and the national flag was raised for the very first time at the struck of midnight of 31st August 1957.
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Sultan Abdul Samad Building
From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of the Sultan Abdul Samad building, which is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. The distinguished landmark originally served as the offices for the colonial British administration and the superior courts of Malaysia.
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Dayabumi Complex
From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of Dayabumi Complex. Built in the 1970s, it was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur to incorporate principles of Islamic design into its architecture.
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Royal Selangor Club
From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of the Royal Selangor Club. The club was founded in 1884 and originally served as a meeting place for high ranked and educated members of the British colonial society. Selangor is the name of the state in which the capital - Kuala Lumpur is located.
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Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia
From the Independence Square, you will have a vantage view of the famous Jabatan Kerja Raya (Public Works Department) building. The façade was made from 6,248 distinctive low-emission triangular glass pieces of semi-unitised triple glazing system, which were installed at customised angles to form a dynamic skin that reduces the intensity of sunlight throughout the day. This substantially reduces heat gain on the glass surface and internal air-conditioning load.
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Petronas Twin Towers
Located near the Independence Square is the KL Tower (421m tower primarily for telecommunications) and the Petronas Twin Towers (452m tower primarily for offices). The Petronas Twin Towers are currently the world’s tallest twin structures. The 88-storey buildings are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors by a 58m double-deck Sky Bridge.
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SMART Tunnel
Leaving Petronas Twin Towers, many drivers prefer to get back into the expressway using the SMART Tunnel. SMART is an acronym for Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel, a project initiated to alleviate the flooding problem and traffic congestion at the city centre. In 2011, the tunnel received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award.
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National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
40 minutes from the Petronas Twin Towers is the Teras Jernang Mosque. This Islamic mosque was completed in 2014 in a bold and modern approach, with a total capacity of 2685 people. Its key feature is its massive golden dome, alongside a traditional-style minaret.
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Johor Bahru Checkpoint
Located 30 minutes from the Singapore-Malaysia border is Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johor in southern Malaysia. Johor Bahru is a bustling modern city with little interest for the casual tourist. You will stop for a brief dinner at a popular Malaysian restaurant before being chauffeured through the drive-through border (no standing in line). Subject to actual border conditions, you should be back at your Singapore hotel at around 10:00 PM in the evening.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Luxury private day tour: Kuala Lumpur and Malacca from Singapore (6:00AM pickup)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Highly recommended tour.
Ashok
, Feb 2020
Excellent day trip. Very professional tour guide and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Worth every cent. We highly recommend the tour.
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Petronas Tower and War Memorial
tamiplummer
, Feb 2020
Good trip. Long day. Edison very efficient with timing and stops. He is very knowledgeable. Traffic in Kuala Lumpur slowed our exiting and getting back on time.
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Kuala Lumpur
Jorge U
, Jan 2020
The experience was incredible, but above all our guide, an attentive, pleasant and extraordinary person.
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Great one day tour to Malaysia
caritoperdomo
, Oct 2019
Edison, the our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable of the cities we visited, friendly and patience. restaurants picked for our lunch and dinner were awesome, Food was amazing, car was comfy and well maintained. Super recommended!
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Amazing!
Kossarapetrova
, Sep 2019
This experience is totally worth it! Eddison our guide was great and very carring! We have managed to see many things in 10 Hours. We stopped directly in front of the monuments and received all the information needed! The drivers were also very Good and for persons who do not Walk a lot, the organisation of the day is perfect!
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Malaysia 2019 -- Amazing Tour! Edison = Best Tour Guide!
Jordan J
, Aug 2019
Edison was absolutely the best tour guide!! So professional, kind, and took great care of my Mother and Myself. This was our first Private Day Trip on a month-long vacation, and it could not have been a better start. Edison pulled up on time at our hotel in Singapore, with 2 drivers in a very nice, comfortable van and drove us straight to Malaysia. Crossing over the border was efficient and we didn't even have to get out of the vehicle. All our stops were so picturesque and we cannot stop talking about this tour and our experiences. Thanks so much Edison for all your hard work and dedication to making the first leg of our trip so memorable! Also, we were very impressed with the thoroughness of knowledge that Edison had, at all the places of history we were taken, and loved his advice on items to order at lunch. Highly recommend Edison and this tour to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. Hugs, Lisa Johnson (Mom) & Jordan Johnson (Daughter)
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AMAZING
rosecrod
, Jul 2019
Edison and the drivers were great. They truly new how to plan the day and we got to see so much. Really worth it !!
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This was a fantastic tour! Saw so much...
Joanna M
, Sep 2018
This was a fantastic tour! Saw so much of Malaysia and the tour guide Edison was very knowledgeable, helpful, kind and friendly. He made sure I saw the highlights. This is an excellent tour and highly recommended
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An awesome tour with our...
Leah L
, Jul 2018
An awesome tour with our knowledgeable guide, Eddison. Job well done. Met our expectations of the tour. The climb at the Batu Caves was delightful though too tiring with 272 steps of the stairway to get to the caves. The Petronas twin towers were fantastic. We were guided to the 86th floor to have a magnificent view of the city. Great tour in Malacca with its historical places. Meals were wonderful. This tour is recommendable.
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Excellent tour! Exceeding...
Scott P
, Mar 2018
Excellent tour! Exceeding expectations! Have no doubt, this is a long day. You are picked up at your hotel promptly at 4:30 am and you'll return no earlier than 9 pm that night. The tour guide Eddison was beyond excellent, attentive, prepared, we loved him. The two drivers alternated during the day to stay fresh, they were great, very professional. Wear shorts, dress for hot and humid weather, bring sun-screen. Be ready to cover a lot of ground in one day. We let Eddison pick the places to eat and let him order for us, it was perfect, tried some things we wouldn't have known to try. I could go on, but the summary is, this tour was exactly as advertised and well worth the price.

Product code: 38917P4

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