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Food tour to Malaysia and Singapore. Fantastic tastes

Price
$1990
Days
11 +2 to transfer
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Tour description

What will happen if you gather Chinese, Indians, Malays and tribal people in a small area? The most diverse cuisine in the world! 

  • Enjoy incredible seafood on the island of Borneo, the famous duck with noodles in Singapore, steam dim sums on Penang 
  • Try all kinds of durian, mango, mangosteen, rambutan, snake fruit salak and pineapple 
  • Learn about the technologies of the future and watch a light show in futuristic Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
  • Relax on the paradise beaches near Borneo and Penang 
  • Explore the giant Niah cave and learn about the traditions of former headhunter tribes

Tour departures

31 August 2022 - 10 September 2022
$1990

The price of the tour includes

All domestic flights (Singapore - Penang, Penang - Kuching, Kuching - Miri, Miri - Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu - Singapore) Accommodation in 4 star hotels during the entire trip All transportation, including buses, ferries, boats Professional guiding services Last night dinner in Singapore All entrance fees to museums, parks and other attractions in Malaysia

What is NOT included

Flight to Singapore and back home. (Let us know if you need help finding the best deals) Insurance (mandatory) Entrance fees to museums, parks, cable cars and other attractions in Singapore ($50) Food ($30 per person per day in Singapore and $20 per person per day in Malaysia) Visas (if you need one).

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Tour itinerary

Day 1

Penang island, Nasi lemak ayam

We arrive in Singapore and board a flight to Penang island in Malaysia (1 hour flight). We check into a hotel in the center of the historic city of Georgetown, have some rest and head to the popular evening food court. Let our food tour to Malaysia and Singapore begin!

Penang is recognized as one of the culinary capitals of the world. The food here is cultivated, newspapers regularly write about popular dishes and eateries, and a mixture of Chinese, Indian and Malay traditions creates a unique variety of tastes. 

Today we will get acquainted with the most popular dish of Peranakan cuisine Baba Nyonya - a symbiosis of Malay and Chinese cuisine. The dish is called nasi lemak ayam and consists of fried chicken, anchovies, spicy sauce, cucumbers, an egg, and fragnant rice cooked in coconut milk. This dish is so popular that in Malaysia, culinary competitions are held every year to prepare the most delicious nasi lemak ayam. Full and satisfied, we walk around the old city, admiring Chinese traditional shop houses.

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Day 2

Roti breakfast, Kek Lo Si temple, Laksa lunch, Penang hill, Lok lok dinner

Locals always begin their morning with roti - the thinnest flatbread made of wheat dough. There are many variations - from roti canai which is served with dal, to roti with with bananas, fish, chicken, eggs, or condensed milk. This dish came to Malaysia from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and roti canai means bread from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. When enjoying your roti, order teh tarik, a national drink of Malaysia made of strong black tea with condensed milk and hot water. A thick frothy top is formed when the mixture is poured back and forth repeatedly between two vessels from a height.

Head to Kek Lok Si - one of the largest Buddhist temples in Asia. We pass by the snow-white pagoda, observe the prayers and rituals in the main hall, walk up to the Guanyin statue which is more than 30 meters tall. This top part of the temple offers wonderful views of Georgetown! We go down past the small houses of local residents, and head to a place famous for its laksa - a traditional soup. In different parts of the country, laksa is prepared from various ingredients - fish, chicken, oysters, coconut milk, fresh herbs. Asam laksa, common in Penang, is made of sardine soup, with the addition of rice noodles, sprouts and fresh mint. We will take you to the simple cafe which has been super popular with locals for more than a decade. 

Next, we head to the highest point of the island - Penang Hill, taking the longest cable car in Asia. We walk through the jungle at an altitude of 830 meters above sea level, enjoying cool air and views, and then walk down to the city. Time for traditional lok-lok dinner! This is the food that came from Fujian province in China. Visitors boil their own food, strung on sticks - from squid and oysters to dumplings, vegetables, tofu and sausages. We will visit the lok-lok in the Pulau Tikus area, which foreigners do not know about, but where crowds of locals gather every evening. It offers dozens of different kinds of food and ten fresh sauces.

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Day 3

Culinary master class, Teluk Bahang National Park, Pantai Kerachut beach, Butter chicken for dinner

In the morning we will do a culinary master class with a local chef. First, we will go to the morning bazaar, where under his strict guidance we will select the necessary products and spices. And then we cook together and enjoy our meal. What kind of dish will it be? Surprise! (The whole event will take approximately 4-5 hours). Next, we head to a colorful tea shop where puerh tea is prepared in the old Chinese way - it is boiled in a large pot.

Energized, we go to the Teluk Bahang National Park in the north of the island (about 40 minutes on the way). The asphalt ends here, and we plunge into the wild jungle. We will walk for about an hour and a half, enjoying the sea views and the sounds of the wild rainforest. We reach Pantai Kerachut beach, where scientists are engaged in the protection and breeding of several species of sea turtles. We will see small turtles, bald eagles, monkeys and large water lizards, and relax on a wonderful deserted beach. 

We return to the city and enjoy delicious Indian butter chicken with nan flatbread. Next, you can visit local bars or take a walk through the historical center.

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Is this trip for you?

This trip is of easy physical grade. We will take long walks in big cities and simple walks in three national parks. The trip includes five short flights and short trips by buses and motor boats. Accommodation in double/twin rooms of 4 star hotels. This is a culinary trip, the main focus is on getting to know all the cuisines common in Malaysia and Singapore. Historical and natural attractions are also present, but as a background.

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