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New Marco Polo Journeys

Singapore & Malaysia: Tapestry of Cultures 2023


11 days from $9,895 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Immerse yourself in two sumptuous destinations, each with diverse cultures, that have been at the crossroads of international trade for centuries, getting to know their many peoples and cuisines on a unique journey that reveals the rich contrast between the soaring architecture of major cities and the tropical beauty of highland landscapes.

A&K Advantages

  • Experience Singapore and Malaysia’s rich culinary diversity with lunch at the famed Newton Food Centre, a Malay cooking lesson, and a traditional English afternoon tea
  • Wander the colonial streets of Penang and learn to play mahjong with an expert in the city’s historic Blue Mansion, a location featured in Crazy Rich Asians
  • Explore two highly diverse cities, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, from the Gardens of the Bay to the Petronas Towers
  • Marvel at the profusion of contemporary street art in Ipoh and try your hand at picking tea leaves in the picturesque Cameron Highlands

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Singapore
DAY 2
Singapore | Chinese Culture, Then and Now
DAY 3
Penang, Malaysia | Foodie Fantasies Come True
DAY 4
Penang | Exploring Historical Georgetown
DAY 5
Penang | Treasures of a Hidden Rainforest
DAY 6
Ipoh | A Flourishing Center for Street Art
DAY 7
Cameron Highlands | Tea Plantation Visit
DAY 8
Kuala Lumpur | Life in an Indigenous Village
DAY 9
Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia’s Islamic Heritage
DAY 10
Malacca | Fusion of East and West
DAY 11
Depart Kuala Lumpur
A&K Travel and COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program. See our Frequently Asked Questions.

A&K Travel and COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program. See our Frequently Asked Questions.


A&K Travel and COVID-19

Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program. See our Frequently Asked Questions.


Preparing for Your Journey

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Essential Information

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