Revealing Ipoh’s Fascinating Heritage
To uncover Asia’s most impressive colonial architecture, look no further than our heritage walk in Ipoh City.
We take guests on a fascinating cultural and heritage walk through Malaysia’s historical centers. The itinerary commences in Ipoh City, a destination that has transformed itself over a period of 130 years from a sleepy Malay village into a bustling metropolis holding the title of Malaysia’s fourth largest city. Guests embark on an exciting ‘Ipoh Heritage Walk’, starting at the Railway Station, a superb example of colonial architecture completed in 1917. We learn about the sites history and how it influenced the naming of the city. Guests are then introduced to a number of historical sites including the white neo-classical High Court Building, Town Padang Mosque and Church of St John the Divine. From Ipoh we travel north to Penang, stopping enroute at Kuala Kangsar, a fantastically preserved Royal Town.
Burma on an Adventurous Family Holiday
Burma is a great destination for families with plenty to keep both little ones and parents thoroughly entertained.
Explore the outskirts of the buzzing city of Yangon on-board the legendary circular train and engage with friendly local commuters while watching quaint villages pass by the carriage window. Then head to the charming former hill station of Kalaw where we provide a family adventure at the Green Hill Valley Elephant camp. The camp is a great place to get up close and personal with not only these magnificent animals but also the natural habitat that abounds in this part on the country. The following day embark on a guided walk through Amara National Park. This is a unique habitat for hundreds of birds and mammals, reptiles and insects. In 2007 the Amara Foundation established a national park to protect the area. The Park was created in cooperation with local hill tribes in order to benefit both the people and natural environment. Enjoy a walk through the unique flora and fauna of the national park and keep a look out for its residents, such as wild boar, barking deer and monkeys.
A Series of Spectacular Singaporean Encounters
Learn more about our guided expeditions in Singapore, introducing many cultural facets of the modern-day Lion City while uncovering distinct religious aspects.
Taking approximately four hours (morning or afternoon booking available), our expert guide explains Singapore’s history as a crossroads for various ethnic and racial groups, now home to a diverse population of just over 5 million people. At Kampong Glam we admire the quiet majesty of the Sultan’s Mosque with its unmistakable golden dome before exploring colorful culinary offerings and browsing through old-fashioned shops selling batiks and carpets. Next stop is Chinatown, where old and new, tradition and modernity, stand side by side with charming shop houses and restaurants luring in passers-by. Following our experiences in Chinatown we make our way to Little India, completing the cultural kaleidoscope with its bustling streets showcasing aromatic and exotic spices, colorful flower garland shops, vegetable vendors and busy curry houses.
Connecting With the Natural Wonders of Vietnam
A sensational program taking travelers through the cultural wonders of Vietnam’s major cities and towns, providing a behind the scenes look into the exotic nature of this country and its people.
Our journey begins in the capital of Hanoi, an antiquated, charming ‘old-fashioned’ city graced with a magnificent Old French Quarter where pastel yellow houses line graceful boulevards and alleyways are still named after the goods that were traded there – Silk Street, Gold Street, even Fried Fish Street! From Hanoi we depart for the Vietnamese countryside and beautiful Ninh Binh. Set in the heart of the Red River Delta, Vietnam’s ancient capital of Ninh Binh lies amongst a glorious landscape of rice fields and lakes, surrounded by towering craggy limestone peaks. With its floating villages and meandering waterways it captures the very essence of the country. Our next stop is at Halong Bay for an overnight cruise amid the spectacular islands and islets rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.Destination Asia, Malaysia, myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam
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