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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Day Tripping – Malaysia to Singapore

When you’re visiting Malaysia there’s obviously loads to see and do, but have you thought outside the box a little bit and considered using it as a base for a daytrip to Singapore?

If you’re coming all this way to see Malaysia then you wouldn’t want to miss out on what Singapore has to offer. As a modern business hub, Singapore is an extremely cosmopolitan sort of place. It also has a fascinating history that is best understood by actually being there.

Not only is there the rich history and culture to get to grips with (there’s a great guide to Singapore’s history here by the way) but there are also some amazing culinary delights. The dining scene in Singapore is excellent and offers a really wide variety of cuisines. There’s the very trendy American food with its focus on big portions, big flavours and good honest dishes such as chunky cheeseburgers and crispy golden fries; and then there are European classics – artisanal pizzas and beautifully al dente pasta dishes that you won’t believe.

Last but not least of course there is Singaporean cuisine itself. If you go over there then you must try Singapore Crab. The crab meat is served in a tomato and chilli sauce and is really a bucket-list kind of dish. The great thing is that lots of the restaurants in Singapore can be ordered from with Deliveroo, so you can get top notch takeaways to fit into your busy schedule and not spend valuable time waiting in busy restaurants.

So if this has got you excited by the prospect of a day trip then there are a few choices that need to be considered….

Firstly, will you go for literally the day or will you make it a two or even three day stay? This will all depend on your priorities. For some the hustle and bustle of Singapore is nice for a day but not quite nice enough to tempt them away from the treasures of, say, Kuala Lumpur for longer than that. For others, particularly if you’ve got a fortnight in Malaysia, devoting a few days to Singapore is a nice little change of scene to break up the two weeks and inject something different into the mix.

Next you’re going to want to consider transport. There’s the overnight sleeper train, which has the advantage of getting you to Singapore nice and early for the start of the day. It also means that you’ll save on hotel accommodation for the nights travelling there and back. Alternatively you might want to fly. This is admittedly more expensive, but the flight is only an hour so you’ll have less time sitting waiting to get there and more time to explore.

Finally, you’ll have to think about what you’re most interested in to get the most out of your time. Do you like museums, roller coasters, or open-top bus sight-seeing tours? There’s plenty of inspiration in this article, but remember that when time is of the essence you should pick the things that’ll give you the most pleasure and not feel that you have to do the typical attractions just because they’re the done thing. Remember that it’s your trip and you should tailor it to your tastes.

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2 comments on Day Tripping – Malaysia to Singapore

  1. Vinoj
    1 year ago
    March 30, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Me, My wife and two kids ( 9 and 11yrs) coming to kuala lampur on 25th May 2018. I like to join your day trip Malasya – Singapore trip. We are Indians. What is your charges for this trip ? Please advice soon to book it early
    Thank you
    Vinoj M.J
    Dubai, UAE
    00971507877023

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  2. Tayyaba
    1 year ago
    June 22, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Hello
    Me and my husband with one kid here in Malaysia
    We want to join your Malaysia Singapore trip.
    Please reply back soon

    Umer ilyas
    +923223500005
    PK
    [email protected]

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