With a thriving school sports scene across all curriculum disciplines, award-winning gastronomy, friendly locals, bustling cities and beautiful beaches, it’s little wonder Malaysia is cropping up in conversation so often with our teachers.
Sat just 12 hours’ direct flying time from London, students can enjoy the modern comforts of the A380 Malaysia Airlines aircraft and on board entertainment offered on this overnight flight from Heathrow.
One of Kuala Lumpur’s key attractions – Malaysia’s capital – is its geographical contrasts. Skyscrapers and towers overlook wooden huts surrounded by a panoramic of natural rainforest, all of which offer an exciting array of excursions for your touring group.
Spend the morning exploring the Perdana Botanical Gardens and Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) where exotic fauna makes way for colossal trees and walkways guided by local experts. After a sumptuous locally cooked lunch, explore Batu Caves, Chinatown and witness this incredible city from the 41st floor of the world’s tallest twin towers – Petronas – as dusk meets night.
Continue your playing experiences in the southern city of Melaka, located 3 hours’ bus drive from ‘KL’. Take in the modern art at The Orangutan House, sample local delicacies cooked freshly on Jonker Street and revel in the culture of the numerous temples around Bukit St Paul.
Your trip continues to deliver excitement and intrigue, this time with the 4h journey via bus to Singapore. This ultra-modern, English-speaking city entertains endlessly outside of your planned touring fixtures. Must-do’s include Singapore Night Safari, journey to Sentosa Island cable car and the stunning Gardens by the Bay. No visit is complete without observing the city from the aerial walkway over Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
My travels and research trips around both Singapore and Malaysia are wholly responsible for the enthusiasm we have for these countries and their suitability for UK school groups. The best bit? The affordability of such a trip in our traditionally higher priced summer months. A travel budget of £1500 per person can go a long way over 11 days to these remarkable areas featuring flights, transfers, 4* hotels, sports fixtures and daily breakfast / dinner sandwiching a number of memorable excursions.
It’s a little bit different to most summer touring destinations but that’s what we’re all about. Taking you outside the touring box and constantly delivering the unexpected.