Life is not all about work. We also possess poems and distant places. But this time, let’s put poems aside and concentrate on distant places, which has an exciting name called Travel.
Known as a city in the garden and being an island off southern Malaysia, Singapore is one of the most visit tourist destinations around the world, not only for its exciting attractions, plenty of beaches which bring you all kind of water sport activities, but also as a blend of modern and old styles when it comes to architecture, a blend of eastrn and western cultures. What’s more, this city-state at the same time is perceived as a shopper’s paradise.
If you drive around the city, you will find both olden temples and modern skyscrapers, you will find thousand kinds of desirable foods no matter in retaurants or just in the street. Chili spiked crab is said to be the most popular one. If you are tired of these modern things and want to explore the wild side of the city, you definitely have rainforests home to monkeys, racket-tailed Drongos and more, mushy land home to lobster, humongous lizards, a variety of fruit bearing plantations and the list goes on.
Singapore, a charming garden city, is filled with island fun, beaches, secluded beaches, museums, gardens, parks, famous streets, nature attractions, combined with mordernness, history and cultures. It redefines the idea of fun and therefore is adored so much by its tourists. Since this wonderful city has so much to offer, why wouldn't you make it your next destination to explore? Plan a Singapore itinerary of 3 – 10 days and live the beauty of the city for real. Definitely, do remember to rent a car with Sixt Singapore, which will make your tour easy, flexible, and unlimited.
Nature and cultures parts you can’t miss out as below.
Lush tropical vegetation, with over 2.5 lakh plants, tree grooves, and gorgeous pavilions.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive
Hours: Bay South Outdoor Gardens:
5:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Daily Cooled Conservatories, Far East Organization Children's Garden, and OCBC Skyway: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Daily
Please check the official website for additional information on timings.
National Orchid Garden is home to a ginger garden, a bonsai garden, and a cactus garden as well. Enter the world of orchids you can feast your eyes on over 1,000 species and 2,000 hybrids.
Address: 1 Cluny Rd
Hours: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm
The zoo houses over 2,500 animals. Here, you can find many educational and interactive exhibits about the animals. It’s also an ‘Open zoo’, hence no cages are used. Glass fronts are used as boundaries for enclosures housing dangerous animals like leopards and jaguars that climb well. So not only do the animals get to roam free, you also get to view them in as natural a habitat as possible.
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Rd
Hours: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
One of the fascinating corners of the city. It is dominated by Chinese culture. However, the landscape is marked with various other cultural features as well.
Address: 5 Banda St
Hours: 24 hours
Founded in 2002, the impressive Buddhist temple makes for a knowledgeable visit. There are lovely images and paintings to see here.
Address: 288 S Bridge Rd
Hours: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
The museum digs through historic times narrating factual stories. The museum tells about the sorrowful history of Singapore wherein the inmates were imprisoned in the Changi prison. It also emphasizes on the way the prisoners were treated after the Japanese invasion.
Address: 1000 Upper Changi Rd N
Hours: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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In recent years, with the increasingly development of children’s theme parks and well-known brand merchants, Johor has become an ideal destination for persons of all ages, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
With the convenient location, you can easily get there by just one hour drive from Singapore. Rent a car with Sixt and create a laugh-out-loud memory with your family!
In this article we will share some top attractions and places in Johor where it is extremely suitable for your family trips.
Legoland is the most popular theme park in Malaysia. Families and children can enjoy themselves with awesome adventures in eight theme parks -- The Beginning, LEGO Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, Miniland, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and LEGO Ninjago World. Both you and children will be surprised by 70 hands-on rides, making the imagination become real. It is worth staying in Legoland hotel where children can have a pirate ship and explore toy boxes.
For those who had already played enough with Legoland, there are plenty of other kid-friendly attractions. Read on to get more ideas.
Theme Park Opening Hours
Sunday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00
Water Park Opening Hours
10:00 - 18:00
7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Boys may be more interested in Legoland, while girls will love Hello Kitty Town, the pink world more. As the first Hello Kitty themed park outside of Japan, it will bring you to Hello Kitty’s home. You can explore the Hello Kitty in Oz world and watch her live on-stage. Besides they offer lots of activities for kids to have fun such as cookie decorating, costume dress up and nail salon. If you have a daughter, it is a perfect place to enjoy together.
Thomas Town has two levels and there are many play areas with the Pinggu, Barney, Thomas and his friends features. The kids will get a great time in here.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Closed every Tuesday, except on school & public holidays
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
Angry Bird is one of the most popular games all over the world since its launch. In Johor Bahru, Angry Birds is now coming to life at the Angry Birds Activity Park. There are five attractions Danger Zone, Utopia, Classic, South Beach and red's jungle run, offering a various fun games and attractions suitable for toddlers, kids, youth and parents alike. Pick up and buy your favourite Angry Bird home with you at Angry Bird Shop.
10:00 am – 10:00 pm
KOMTAR, Level 3, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
If you love water, we highly recommend you the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, opened in 2018. Covering over 21-acre, it becomes one of the biggest of waterpark in the world. Plenty of rides and slides are ready for you to set off on an adventure. You can either start slow and warm your nerves up with the Penawar River, or throw yourself straight down the most exciting slide - The biggest wave pools, the thrilling riptide, the dizzy tempest, etc.
There also has a zone Kids Ahoy particular designed for kids which is filled with water play equipment and 13 different water slides. Kids can also experience the chill and thrill in this waterpark.
Playing at Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark will be definitely a splashing good time for your family.
10am – 6pm
Persiaran Pantai, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
With so many kid-friendly amusement parks in Johor, the cute cafes are also common here.
The owner of M2escape Cafe is a big fan of Micky Mouse. All of decoration, furnishing, tables and chairs are features with Micky Mouse. They also provide entertainment for children to play with. It is a good choice for your family to have a meal and take a rest here.
Address: 7-01, Jalan Austin Heights 8/8, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
This stylishly cafe not only provides tasty dishes but also has a playground on the second floor for kids to have fun. Adults can relaxingly enjoy the afternoon tea and leave child to amuse themselves at ease.
Address: 157, Jalan Bestari 1/5, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Do not miss this superman and Batman themed cafe for kids who love the DC Comics. The food and drink are named with DC characters. Great food with nice decorated environment makes it worth having a try here.
Address: Ground Floor, Little Red Cube, Lot 14B/15B, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, 79000, Nusajaya, Johor, 79000 Nusajaya, Malaysia
It is time plan a family trip to Malaysia and create great memory with your family.
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As one of the most popular tourism destinations, Malaysia attracts a lot of visitors from everywhere. Today we will introduce top 5 fantastic attractions in Malaysia, you can easily rent a car from Singapore and drive to Malaysia.
Taman Negara National Park, also be called as Gunong Tahan National Park, is located at Malaysia heartland. Being largest natural reserve of Malaysia, Taman Negara is a 130 million-year-old rainforest and coves 4343 square kilometre which is about 7 times bigger than Singapore. As one of the oldest tropical rainforest in the world, it formed from Cretaceous period and is older than the rainforests of Congo basin and Amazon. Its species richness is much more than you think: more than 2000 kinds of arbors and 5000 kinds of flowering plants, as well as many wild animals, such as elephant, tiger, rhinoceros. Hence, your trip to Taman Negara will never be boring but filled with amazing fun.
1. Canopy Walk
It’s a real unique experience to walk on this longest canopy walk in the world. As one of the must-do activities in Taman Negara, strolling along this 530m long and 40m high canopy walk will leave an unforgettable memories to you. Along the walk, you can overlook the panoramic view of whole rainforest.
2. Night Jungle Walk
The best way for you to discover and observe nocturnal organisms of Taman Negara is Night Jungle Walk. Starting your night trip with touch light, you might find lots of creatures and insects along the trail. Of course you should be bold and keep quiet during your nocturnal adventure. If you are lucky, you might see wild animals, such as tapir, wild boar and reindeer passing in front of you when they are on their way to salt lick for mineral nutrient suppliers.
3. Visit Kg. Orang Asli (Aborigine Settlement)
Another famous attraction is Kg. Orang Asli (Aborigine Settlement). They live in remote area and are far away from modern life. Most of us are interested about their lifestyle and our curiosity could be satisfied here. Batek and Semokberi are two races with dark skin and curly hair. They are always gentle and friendly, sharing with you how to hunt and make fire with their bamboo pipe in their language. Certainly, we should respect them just like what they do to us, respecting their privacy and asking for their permission before taking photos.
(Map from www.wonderfulmalaysia.com)
It’s a must-see place when you are travelling to Kuala Lumpur. This 1483-feet tall landmark in Malaysia is the tallest twin skyscraper in the world. The 58.4-metre long skybridge which is on the 41st floor and connecting the two buildings gives you a chance to overlook city panorama at 170m above ground. You may even feel that you can touch the skylines of this city! Sounds amazing? Just experience the wonderful landscape on this second tallest building in Malaysia.
1. KLCC PARK:
You can enjoy a fountain with great light show and the lush greenery or the park’s wide range of amenities.
2. Suria KLCC:
It is a shopping mall with 6 storeys, including luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci and an art gallery, an underwater aquarium as well as a science center.
Kuala Lumpur Tower, the most popular attraction and tallest building in Malasyia, actually is a communication tower located on the top of Bukit Nanas whose altitude is around 94 metres in Kuala Lumpur downtown. The whole tower is around 421 metres tall so you can view the sparkling landscape of Kuala Lumpur at the altitude of 515 metres.
1. Observation deck and Sky deck
The observation deck at 276 metres and sky deck at 300 metres can offer you a chance to view glorious scenery no matter in the early morning, afternoon or at night. Spend some time walking around the decks and taking some photos at sky box.
2. ATMOSPHERE 360
Maybe you have had dinner in a revolving restaurant on the ground, but you’ve definitely never enjoyed dinner in a revolving restaurant 282 metres up in the sky. Atmosphere 360 will bring you a whole new experience with its wide selections of buffet meals and fantastic scenery.
As the first Legoland in Asia and the sixth Legoland in the world, Legoland Malaysia was inaugurated on Septmber 15 2012 in Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia. This is a wonderful world with full of fun. For adults and children, Legoland Malaysia will be the attraction with the most joyful element of their Malaysia journey. Many Singapore families and visitors rent car from Singapore to Malasyia and drive around 1.5 hours to spending their weekends here as Legoland Malasyia is really very close to Singapore.
Covering an area of more than 310,000㎡, Legoland Malaysia is divided into seven theme parks with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions, including The beginning, Lego Ninjago world, Miniland, Imagination, Lego Technic, Lego Kingdoms, Land of adventure, Lego City. There are 15,000 Lego models in the park, which are estimated to consist of more than 50 million LEGO bricks of different sizes.
1. Divided into theme parks and water park, all attractions are made by Lego bricks.
2. Dining: you can enjoy your lunch in Legoland restaurants, children can play Lego bricks together.
3. Hotel: Legoland Hotel will bring you an unforgettable experience with gorgeous lobby completed with LEGO pirate ship and LEGO castle and diverse Lego-themed rooms.
Covering about 100 square kilometers, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi is famous for pristine beaches, mangrove swamps, and vertical karstic hills. You can find various wild animals, like otters, monitor lizards, macaques and tree crabs.
The best way to explore this protected landscape is to take a cruise along the Kilim River. Except for a relax experience on the cruise, visitors are also welcomed to visit limestone caves and floating fish farms where they can manually feed stingrays and archer fishes.
1. Bats' Cave: the Bat Cave is a must-see for visitors. Plenty of bats inhabit in the cave, and there are various shapes of stalactites. Don't shout loudly in the hole to prevent the bat from jumping and flying out.
2. Floating Fish Farm and Eagle Watching: handfeed stingrays and archer fishes by yourselves and see eagles catching for meat thrown from the boat
3. River Cruise: rent a boat and view the scenery along Kilim River.
Everyone knows Singapore is a country famous for tourism. Although we have tons of attractions that worth visiting, Sixt Singapore particularly pick those architectural requires 0 dollars for visiting!
St Andrew's Cathedral
Address: 11 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178959
St Andrew's Cathedral is the biggest anglican church in Singapore. It was hit by thunder twice before so the current one is revamped in 1857 with the design of Ronald McPherson. The white color and the spire with classic Gothic style makes St Andrew's Cathedral a pearl among the surroundings.
The Statue of Merlion
Address: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore 049213
You can not miss the most famous landmark in Singapore. The statue of Merlion locates in a park of downtown city where nearby the river. It looks like a combination of Lion and Fish. Water would be sprayed from the mouth of the lion. Merlion is the symbol for Singapore so you must take photos with it and share your feeling about one of the most flourishing areas in Singapore on your social media !
Address: Linking between Marina Bay and Marina Centre Singapore 038981
Helix Bridge is another landmark of Singapore. This bridge which links Marina Bay and Marina Centre is the longest aisle in Singapore with 280-meters length, and it is also the first curved bridge in the world. You can overlook the Singapore River, government mansions and the area of Marina Bay when you are walking through Helix Bridge in day time. You can also find the beautiful lamplight or enjoy some artwork from the young of this city! If you like jogging, it is also a perfect place to you.
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
You can not miss this place if you are into art! “ Durian” is nickname of this theatre centre thanks to its special architecture. Being surrounded by Marina Bay Sands and Singapore Flyer, Esplanade becomes a city name card which presents the modern element of Singapore. It is definitely a good place to take pictures at night and you can even watch some free performance in the outdoor showplace sometimes.
Sri Veeramakaliamma Temple
Address: 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042
Do you want to add some more exotic element into your trip? Then you need to visit Little India ! This is an area full of Indian factor. The colorful and exotic culture is impressive to visitors. Siting at the core of Little India, Sri Veeramakaliamma Temple is the symbol where you need to create memory. This temple was built to sacrifice a fierce Hinduism Goddess - Kali, who stands for power and its eye catching style of appearance will ensure you have a memorable chapter of the entire visit to Singapore.
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Going for any road trip always sounds exciting, especially when it’s across the causeway where cheap food and shopping galore awaits you. The laidback and slow-paced way of life over there always appeases us Singaporeans for a much-needed break! With any sort of driving there are always rules to take note off so before you make your next trip up north, here’s a couple of useful tips for self-driving to Malaysia!
There’s hardly any point in planning a road trip if your car is not in 100% working condition. The last thing you need is getting stranded on a highway with deflated tyres. Head over to your favourite car workshop to ready your car for the road trip! Get your tyres pumped, brakes and engine checked and make sure your mechanic gives the a-okay for driving in!
It’s only common practice when you’re travelling to make sure you’re covered by insurance. That was you’ll be covered for any road accidents and health risks. For those with local motor insurance, make sure it covers Malaysia too. Don’t forget to renew your road tax and bring along. You may show it as proof either in a printout or digitally on your phone. Lastly, remember your Vehicle Entry Permit which is an identification tag that needs to be displayed in order to enter Malaysia.
As much as we love the cheap petrol costs in Malaysia, Singaporean cars are no longer allowed to drive in unless your tanks are ¾ full. Going in with a lesser amount and will be turned away and you had to do a refill before entering again. Plus you will be slapped with a $500 fine as well. This is one not to try your luck with.
Any cars crossing the causeway has to, of course, pay tolls. For Singapore’s tolls, you can make payment with either of the following: NETS Cashcard, Nets Flashpay or an EZ Link Card. Singapore only taxes you $1 for departure tolls for cars. As for Malaysia tolls, you can use the Touch N’ Go card which can be purchased and topped at the CIQ Complex at Johor Customs with an RM4 toll which is applicable during off-peak hours.
For those who are unfamiliar with Malaysia roads, it’s always better to invest in one so as to not steer away from your road trip plan or end up lost. Malaysia jams are quite common too so with a reliable navigation system you can always pre-plan your route, anticipate or avoid certain roads with jams.
While Malaysia is generally safe, drivers should always exercise caution as there have been cases of car theft and break-ins. Always bring along the most valuable items with you when you’re travelling like your passport, phone and wallet. If you need an extra peace of mind, you can always purchase anti-theft devices such as a steering wheel lock or brake pedal locks.
Once you’ve checked off everything else here, the last and least is too finally enjoy the rest of your road trip. If you’re planning to go beyond Johor, it’s definitely going to be a long ride so stock up on your snacks and keep hydrated. It’s is also very important to take breaks in between drives so as to not tire yourself excessively. Lastly, always stay alert to other vehicles as many locals do not always strictly follow the traffic rules and regulations.
Leave Johor Bahru for Penang, George Town (Drive Time: 7h 30min)
Armenian Street (Drive: 15min)
Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Hotel (Readers choice of hotel/accommodation)
Jalan Tanjung Bunga, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Sightseeing and Leisure
Queensbay Shopping (Drive: 36min)
Penang, as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site listed in 2008, is a charming city with rich cultural and historical attractions as well as beautiful natural scenery. Start the journey early in the morning towards Penang. Most drives usually take between 7-8h for a straight drive but we advise stopping over along the way to help ease your drive. Besides with many attractive cities in between such as Kuala Lumpur or Malacca, you could always afford the break with a short day trip! After arriving in Penang, head to Armenian Street first which is located in Georgetown. Feast your eyes on the colonial architecture, art shops and unique street art. Be amazed at the variety of souvenirs and knick-knacks along the shophouses in Georgetown from handmade bags, leather handicrafts or Penang titbits. In the afternoon, head to East Wind Watersports which offers a vast variety of water activities from boating, jet skiing and parasailing under a professional instructor to guide you along the way. Take a 36 min drive to the next spot Queensbay Shopping mall, one of the largest shopping mall in Penang and indulge in the latest fashion wear and accessories at a bargain!
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery (Drive: 44min)
Farquhar Road | Lebuh Light, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Penang Hill (Drive: 26min)
Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia
Note: Mention they can watch the sunset and enjoy dinner at the F&B outlets within the place
Take a morning stroll down Monkey beach where you can take a dip and refresh yourself or bask in the sun on the white sandy beach. You also have a chance to watch the local monkeys in the area but be sure not to feed them! The next destination is Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. Penang State Museum narrates a rich history of the different ethnicity in Penang came to be the modern cultural state it is now. Around the corner in Art Gallery, be inspired by the local modern and contemporary art featured by rising artists in Penang. Come evening time, take a 26-minute drive to Penang Hill and watch the sunset while ending the day with a scrumptious dinner in one of Penang's Hill famous restaurants.
Gurney Plaza (Drive: 22min)
170, Persiaran Gurney, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
3A-1-13B, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Note: Recommend a few seafood places for dinner
Batu Ferringhi is one of Penang’s most popular destinations where there is a long stretch of soft, white sandy beach. Water sports enthusiasts will love this place for its sports activities like jet-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. After a morning of splashing about in the beach, you can settle for lunch the many variety of local restaurants in the area. If you still have energy, head to Gurney Plaza for some afternoon shopping and end the day off at Straits Quay which is famous for being seafront retail marina, it is a great place for seafood lovers.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion (Drive: 6min)
29, Church St, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Depart Penang For Singapore (Drive: 7 h 30 min)
On the last day, we suggest you visit Chew Jetty which is a world-famous living heritage community. Stepping on the wooden passageway, you can look around the pretty original wooden houses built on stilts and experience the traditional lifestyle. After a 6-minute drive, you will arrive the next place Pinang Peranakan Mansion. You can visit the historic antiques and collectables to know their lifestyle, customs and traditions. Penang Fort Cornwallis is another worth visiting. There are many exhibits and you can roam around the enclosed park there. The journey ends with a return trip to Singapore and don’t forget to a break in between drives!
When it comes to beach holidays, you would usually hear the Maldives, the Caribbeans or Sri Lanka being called out first. While these places do have the appeal of exotic destinations, they also more costly. The good news for us in Singapore is that you don’t have to dent your wallets in having a beach holiday when you can just head across the causeway. Here are some gorgeous resorts in Malaysia with a view!
Driving Time: 8 h
Image Source: (Golden Sands Resort)
This 4-star resort on Batu Feringgi Beach is filled with facilities for dining, leisure and recreation that will keep families of any size happily occupied for days. Activities you could plan around Pulai Pinang includes visiting the Penang Butterfly Park located just 2km southwest of the resort, perfect for the kids as they have a contemporary indoor/outdoor place with live butterflies & other insects, plus interactive workshops. For the trekking enthusiasts, if you’d like to hike, just drive down 4km south of the resort to the Sky Walk at Penang Hill where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding lush verdant hills and cerulean azure sea.
Driving Time: 5 h
(Image Source: Avani Sepang Resort)
Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort offers travellers the ultimate over water escape amongst an untouched gem of natural beauty. Stretching over one kilometre of water, the 315 Polynesian villas face the sheltered waters perfectly balanced between accessibility and seclusion. Being located in Selangor which is just around the corner from Kuala Lumpur, there are endless tourist attractions. For a 1h 45 min drive, you could head to Batu Caves which is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a 100-year old temple featuring idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Another tourist attraction would be the Sunway Pyramid Megamall in Klang Valley where you can shop till you drop just 40 minutes drive away.
Driving Time: 1 h
(Image Source: Batu Batu Resort)
Nestled amidst coconut groves, powder white sands and the tropical breeze is a hidden treasure ideal for any weekend getaway. Located just 5km off the coast of Johor Bahru, this gem offers seclusion and intimacy with only 20 one-bedroom villas and 2 two-bedroom villas - you won’t have to worry about overcrowded breakfast buffets or long service lines here. Scintillate your senses with the daily changing menu featuring fresh local seafood and high-grade meats in European and local Malaysian dishes. What’s a beach resort without any water activities? Rent a kayak at their Dive & Activities Centre to canoe around the island jumping off to snorkel in one of the reefs or join a dive or snorkel trip to the nearby reefs and islands.
Driving Time: 7 h
(Image Source: Hyatt Regency)
Staying at Hyatt Regency, which has 301 guestrooms and is located nearby the South China Sea can definitely ease your mind with the soft wind and turquoise water. This resort is not only perfect for relieving your stress from work but also suitable for those who want to create something memorable with family. You can easily raise your appetite by enjoying decent Malaysian and other international food here, feeling the excitement from various watersport activities and create awesome pictures with a fascinating scene to your social accounts! Moreover, taking only 50 min drive can make you arrive at Bukit Panorama, a mountain sits an old mine area, from where you can plan a witness sunrise with a 1-hour climbing. Alternatively, you can also go and enjoy Sungai Pandan Waterfall after a 50 min drive. Imagine jumping in the water and have a good swim accompanied by a waterfall, isn’t it good enough to cool down your busy heartbeat from the everyday life?
Driving Time: 1 h 30 min
(Image Source: Sands and Sandals)
Being located in the heart of Desaru, Johor, Sand & Sandals welcomes tourists with the dazzling sunlight, soft white-sandy beaches and friendly staff. Regardless of coming alone or accompanied by family or friends, there are almost 10 types of rooms to definitely suit your needs perfectly. Besides delicious food and stunning sights, there’s also luxurious spa treatments to indulge in - talk about ultimate relaxation! Furthermore, you can plan a day trip to Desaru Fruit Farm with a11 min drive away to liven up your holiday by multiple activities such as Paintball, Firefly cruise, Go-cart and Fruit Farm Tour.
Driving Time: 3 h 49 min
(Image Source: Avilion Port Dickson)
If you are looking for a resort to get away from bustle and rush of the citylife, Avilion Port Dickson is worth considering with its unique and special design. Paradise-driven, his resort combines traditional heritage with modern luxuries experience designed with a concept of old-world Malay fishing village. Offering 258 exquisitely designed rooms, chalets and villas, families, couples can always find the best choice to make the vacation sweet and enjoyable. Besides, various activities such as Spa, Bird Watching, Nature’s Walk, Spice Farm can help you to create a truly memorable holiday. If you are keen to know more about the history of Lukut, just take a 15 min drive and visit Kota Lukut (Lukut Museum and Fort). There is a special spot that rich in history as the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia; Cape Rachado Lighthouse and only takes 20 minutes of driving.
Day 2: Melaka
Today you can enjoy the most distinct architecture in Melaka. Start a tour at Stadthuys in the Red Square, where you will be dazzled by the Dutch-style houses with red exterior. It was built in the middle of the 17th century and was used to serve the Dutch Governor. After lunch, you can walk around at the Dutch Square and take insta-worthy pictures of the classic architecture of the red buildings and shop for nifty souvenirs nearby. Take a 2-minute drive to your next destination which is the St. Paul's Hill. The historical sight St. Paul's Church is at the summit of St. Paul's Hill. It has been around for 150 years and is now a part of the Melaka Museum Complex. At 4:00 pm, prepare to leave for the next destination Kuala Lumpur which takes around 1 hours and 45 minutes.
Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka, Malaysia
Jalan Gereja, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul) (Drive: 2min)
Jalan Kota, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
Leave For Kuala Lumpur (Drive Time: 1h 45min)
Day 1: Melaka
Kickstart the trip in the early morning by either driving through the causeway which is faster or the Tuas checkpoint which is less complicated. Malacca is a quaint city with an abundance of breathtaking sights and rich heritage.
Leave Johor Bahru for Melaka (Drive Time: 2h 15min)
Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum (Drive: 6min)
50, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall (Drive: 8min)
01, Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Sightseeing and Leisure
Malacca River (Drive: 9min)
After arriving in Melaka, you can spend the afternoon with some sightseeing at the Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum which is located at the UNESCO Heritage area of Malacca town. Be amazed at the Peranakan architecture which dates back to 1861. Being located in the heart of Malacca town, you can go drive to Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall which only takes 8 minutes! You will be spoilt for choice in this 9-storey megamall which is chock full of your name-brand stores, entertainment centres, food and beverages outlets and souvenir shops. In the evening, you and your family can unwind at the Malacca River Cruise along The Heritage River. Take in the ambience from the shophouses and mural art. A tip, the view is more spectacular at night!
Day 3: Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy a wonderful day in Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. It is a great place for all people whether you are aged 8 or 80. Located 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city, the theme park consists of six parks-- Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. As a multi-award winning theme park, you can experience more than 80 rides and attractions. If you love water activities, do not miss the Water Park, where you can try out the largest man-made surf beach all over the world. Over at the Wildlife Park, you have a chance to get up close with over 150 species of animals. There’s no limitations when it comes it having fun, you and your family will have a definitely good time at the Sunway Lagoon Theme park.
Whole day activity
Sunway Lagoon 3,
Day 4: Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the most prosperous city in Malaysia. You can start the day off by driving to Petaling Street which is the shopper's heaven with dozens of stalls. Then, you and your family can visit Menara Kuala Lumpur. Menara Kuala Lumpur is the tallest telecommunication tower in southeast Asia and is regarded as a significant landmark. Overlooking from its Observation Deck, you will get a brilliant view of the city. Then head over to another iconic sight Petronas Twin Tower, the world's tallest twin skyscrapers, which is a MUST-SEE in KL. Then go shopping in China town where you can find almost anything on a bargain as there are a variety of vendors selling food, souvenir and various goods. Thus marks the the end of tour in KL. It’s time to leave for Genting Highland with a 1 hour and 15 minute drive.
Menara Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Leave for Genting Highlands (Driving Time: 1h 15min)
Day 5: Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands is the largest hill resort within southeast Asia with picturesque scenery and various entertainment facilities such as a theme park and casino.Start the trip with an all-time favourite at Snow World. It offers a unique and freezing experience in the tropical city with actual low temperatures as low as -4°C! In the afternoon, take a visit on Ripley's Believe It or Not. You will be amazed by the weird collections and strange facts. Chin Swee Cave Temple is the following stop. You can explore this grand religious site and visit the iconic nine-storey pagoda and the 15-metre high statue of Buddha amongst which has the perfect view of the surrounding scenic nature.
Snow World Genting
First World Hotel & Plaza, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Chin Swee Cave Temple
Day 6: Genting Highlands
Before leaving for Johor Bahru, you should visit the popular tourist place Japanese Village Genting for the morning. Here, visitors can explore rock pools, koi ponds, flower gardens and a Japanese tea house, which conducts a traditional tea ceremony several times daily. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the village is also a popular spot for bird watching, with views of the valley from strategic points along the gravel trails. If you are interested in Japanese culture, you can rent the Japanese customs, drink Japanese tea and participate in Japanese ceremony.
In the afternoon, drive to the final destination Johor Bahru for around 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Japanese Village genting
Leave for Johor Bahru (Driving Time: 4h 45min)
Day 7: Johor Bahru
The Legoland Malaysia Resort becomes the top destination for families with 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions for families and children of all ages. You can spend a whole day in Legoland! It comprises eight parks with different theme --The Beginning, LEGO Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, Miniland, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and LEGO Ninjago World. There are plenty of LEGO sculptures along the way. You will be surprised by the miniature architecture in Miniland and Project X the park’s fastest ride in LEGO Technic. You can also watch the 4D Lego movie and take part in a variety of activities. At dusk, drive back to Singapore with 30 minute drive.
Drive back to Singapore (Driving Time: 30min excl. traffic jam)