5 must see places in Singapore and Malaysia


Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This August has quite a few public holidays, taking two or three days off from work would be enough for a week-long vacation. It’s the ideal time to capitalize on that paid leave and head out to a nearby holiday destination like Singapore or Malaysia.

With the flight from Mumbai to Singapore being around 4 and half hours, it would make for an ideal quick vacation destination. Visited by almost 10 million tourists every year; its small size does not limit it from being a massive tourist destination. Singapore is a cultural kaleidoscope and is bustling and energetic to its very core.

Here’s our pick of the 5 places you must visit when you’re in Singapore:

Universal Studios: Set foot into the magical movie world and relive your favorite flicks by visiting the numerous movie themed attractions.

The Underwater World Oceanarium: How does venturing down to the greatest depths of the ocean sound? You can do this here while sitting in a moving travellator which takes you through an 83 meter long acrylic tunnel

Jurong Bird Park: Could you ever imagine seeing over 6000 species of birds in the same park? Visit the largest Bird Aviary in the Asia-Pacific and get the chance to. Also, don’t forget to check out the word class “All Star Bird Show”.

The Singapore Flyer: Want to see the entire Singapore skyline in all its grandeur? Hop onto the Singapore flyer for a 30 minute ride which will ensure you the most spectacular panoramic view of the downtown skyscrapers.

Zouk: For all the nocturnal beings out there, Zouk, is a must visit. A series of pulsating dance floors, filled with hipsters and party lovers showing off their seasoned moves make zouk the heart of the action. So if you’re looking to paint the town red, you better not miss this spot.

If you still don’t feel like going back home, why not extend your vacation by catching a 1 hour flight to Kuala Lampur (Malaysia). Malaysia is one of the few places in the world where nature peacefully co-exists with numerous man-made marvels.

Here’s our pick of the 5 must see places in Malaysia: 

Putrajaya: This district offers exquisitely landscaped lakes and botanical gardens which are guaranteed to leave you speechless. Also get awed by the nine bridges which lead to this district and are all connected by a man-made river.

Batu Caves: After a strenuous climb of 272 steps, witness one the most beautiful Hindu shrines in the world, which also houses the world’s largest statue of Lord Murugan.

Genting Outdoor Theme Park: One of the best outdoor theme parks in the world, Genting has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a relaxing ride or an exhilarating adrenalin pumping rollercoaster, Genting has it all, with over 60 rides and attractions to choose from.

Cameron Highland: Head up to the tea plantations and experience the zen serenity of Cameron highland, the perfect place to find inner armistice, eat a traditional steamboat lunch and dinner, visit the flower and cactus plantations and feel at peace within.

Melaka: For the culturally inclined, Melaka would be the closest you get to paradise. With architectural and cultural influences from Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese lineage, Melaka is a historical city.

So what are you waiting for? Pack those bags and go on that vacation that you’ve been pushing forward for so long now. To learn more about holiday packages to Singapore and Malaysia go to www.thomascook.in

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