Malaysia

Selamat datang!

Malaysia

Selamat datang!

A social and cultural mosaic of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous tribes – Malaysia is a heady mix of ancient cultures and modern influences. Learn to haggle in the animated markets of Kuala Lumpur or explore the jungle island of Borneo, eat fresh roti in the morning and delicious curries at night, take a Malay lesson in the morning and a batik making class in the afternoon – you can do it all in Malaysia.

Language & Culture

Service tours

Service or community based projects are an excellent and practical way to give back to your host country. Travelbound can incorporate a service component into your tour, which can include teaching English in local schools, community development and conservation efforts to protect Malaysia’s unique ecosystems and wildlife.

CULTURE

Travelbound believes that to gain the most from our travel experiences students should have direct interaction with the real culture of a country – culture meaning the daily activities, customs and way of life, not guided tours of popular tourist attractions. See what activities your students could do to have a truly immersive and unique travel experience:

  • Traditional Malay food cooking classes
  • Cultural Village visits including wood carving, sugar-cane crushing and Malay spinning top throwing
  • Art Museums visit with art workshops, ‘Museum safaris’ and private tours
  • Outdoor expeditions including hikes, orangutan spotting and wildlife cruises

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MALAYSIA

KUCHING

  • Chinatown of Kuching (and Cat Monument)
  • Historical and colonial buildings including Post Office, Court House, Square Tower, Civic Centre and Amphitheatre
  • Semenggoh Wildlife Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on this excursion, which features a 740 acres sanctuary for a number of Sarawak’s indigenous wildlife including the original “Man Of The Forest” – the unique and gentle Orang Utan. Be there just before the feeding time to see the orang utan coming out from the forest to the centre feeding platform and get a close encounter with them.
  • Fairy & Wind Caves Formed some 100-150 million years ago, see stalactite and stalagmite formations on the roof and floor of the caves that resemble figures and animals.  A number of shrines and altars were erected in the cave where local Taoist Chinese make offerings to the peculiar formations. End the tour overlooking a beautiful river scene.
  • The Waterfront Esplanade is a beautiful place day or night, with various vendors along the main walkway selling all sorts of ‘interesting’ items. Food kiosks are abundant and a number of make-shift stalls sell souvenirs and crafts too.

KOTA KINABALU

  • Sabah City Mosque: One of the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Sabah the second main mosque in the city. The City Mosque is built on a man-made lagoon, which creates a feeling that the mosque is floating above the water.
  • Puh Toh Tze Chinese Temple: Built in 1980 with traditional Chinese roofing and structure, it has ten large statues of deities adorn the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin.

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Sample itinerary - Malaysia

Day 1:

 

 

AUSTRALIA – KL – KOTA KINABALU

·         Depart Australian airport – Arrive – Depart KL airport

·         Arrive Kuching

·         Meet and greet by Travelbound Education representative and local guide

·         Pickup by private coach to accommodation

·         Sightseeing:

– Kuching City scenic coach tour

– City centre

– Chinatown of Kuching (and Cat Monument)

– Historical and colonial buildings including Post Office, Court House, Square Tower, Civic Centre and Amphitheatre

Semenggoh Wildlife Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

·         Coach travel (45min)

·         Check into hotel

Day 2:

 

KUCHING Q KOTA KINABALU

·         Sightseeing:

¾      The Waterfront Esplanade

·         Transfer to Kota Kinabalu Airport

·         Depart Kuching Airport  – Arrive Kota Kinabalu

·         Pickup by private coach to accommodation

·         Sightseeing:

Sabah City Mosque

Puh Toh Tze Chinese Temple

Mari Mari Culture Village

Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun

Blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration & tattoo-making

– Sample Sabahan traditional delicacies

– Witness a cultural dance performance.

Day 3: KOTA KINABALU

·         Private transfer pickup

·         Sightseeing:

Stop at “Pekan Nabalu”

Kundasang War Memorial

Botanical Garden

·         Dinner: Steamboat (Approx. 18.45)

Day 4:

 

KINABALU

·         Sightseeing:

Kinabalu Park

Jungle Walk

Poring Hot Springs & Jungle Canopy Walk

Day 5:

 

KINABALU Q KUALA LUMPUR

·           Sightseeing:

– Poring Hot Springs & Jungle Canopy Walk

·           Transfer to airport

·           Depart Kota Kinabulu Airport – Arrive Kuala Lumpur

·           Private transfer from airport to school

·           Accommodation check-in

Day 6:

 

KUALA LUMPUR

·         Sightseeing:

– Kuala Lumpur City Tour:

– King Palace

– Independence Square

– Petronas Twin Tower

– Parliament House

– National Monument and China Town

– Royal Selangor School of Hard Knocks Tour

·         Free time (shopping and night markets)

Day 7:

 

KUALA LUMPUR 

·         Sightseeing (depending on departure time)

·         Pick-up and transfer to airport

·         Depart Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Overnight flight

Day 8:

 

KUALA LUMPUR – AUSTRALIA

·           Arrive in Australia

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