6-Day Singapore Malaysia Itinerary: A Guide for First-Time Travellers

The Ultimate 6-Day Singapore-Malaysia Itinerary For First-Timers

A week in these two culturally rich destinations might change your life.

In the heart of Southeast Asia lies Singapore and Malaysia. Whether it be the incredible food or the culturally-rich communities, these two countries have been at the forefront of ideal travel destinations for years. First-timers who touch down at either location often fall in love at first sight. In fact, many may often return to re-explore these places that they love so much.

But what if I told you that you could experience the best of both worlds in one week? Regardless if it is your first time or not, we’ve come up with the perfect six-day Singapore-Malaysia itinerary for you.

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As both countries are located in the tropics, Singapore and Malaysia share a similarity in being on the warmer side. Both of their weathers are hot and humid all year ‘round. To avoid the heavy monsoon season and the crowds that flood in during the holidays (i.e., Chinese New Year, Christmas, and New Year’s), the best months to travel would be on November, February, and March

For the itinerary, we propose visiting Singapore for three days and then travelling up north to visit Malaysia for another three days. As Singapore is located right below Malaysia, travelling is relatively easy. However, there will still be immigration checks at the border whether you’re travelling by bus, train, car or airplane. But for the sake of the itinerary, we’ll be sticking to the airplane. (We’ll explain why later, don’t worry.)

Here is the general breakdown of what you’ll be exploring per day: 

Places to see in Singapore

Day 1: Chinatown Street Market, Keong Saik Road, Everton Park, NUS Baba House, Ji Xiang Confectionery, Fort Canning Park, Botanic Gardens, Singapore Zoo, and Orchard Road 

Day 2: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, S.E.A. Aquarium, Universal Studios Singapore, Cloud Forest Dome, Flower Dome, and Supertree Grove

Day 3: Jewel Changi Airport

Places to see in Malaysia

Day 4: KL Tower, Lot10 Hutong Food Court, Lot10 Mall, Pavilion Mall, KL Convention Centre and Aquaria KLCC, Petrosains KL, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park, Alor Street, and Changkat Bukit Bintang

Day 5: Central Market, Katsuri Walk, Kwai Chai Hong, RexKL, Petaling Street, and Merdeka Square 

Day 6: Thean Hou Temple, Little India/Brickfields, Batu Caves, Putrajaya Botanical Gardens, Moroccan Pavilion, Putra Mosque, and Skyrides Festival Park Putrajaya

If you intend to travel by public transport in either of these countries, I recommend downloading the Moovit app. It’s available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple Store, and once it’s downloaded into your phone, you can plan your journey ahead. 

Now let’s get started, shall we?

Singapore

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When you’re in Singapore, you can go anywhere by train and bus. Public transport is efficient and affordable here, so I’d definitely recommend signing up for a Singapore Tourist 3-day Pass. For S$30, you can access unlimited bus and train travel for three consecutive days. 

Also read: 7 Tips for Travelling to Singapore on a Budget, According to Locals

On that note, Singapore’s train system consists of six MRT lines and three LRT lines. You’re going to walk and switch between train lines a lot. Plus, the map might intimidate you at first, but don’t you worry! Wherever necessary, we’ll tell you where to go right in this Singapore-Malaysia itinerary. 

Day 1 – Morning

Here’s a taste of heritage and nature to start. 

1. Chinatown Street Market

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Chinatown in Singapore is considered both a heritage site and a food haven for many. To get here, take the MRT and get off at the Chinatown stop (DT19), which is on the Downtown Line. 

Chinatown is a great location if you want things to do in Singapore. Visit the street market after 9.30am to check out the never-ending rows of stalls and stores. Many things are sold here, from clothes to souvenirs so take your pick! Plus, if you’re hungry for breakfast, you can explore the food options. Just follow where the aromas take you. 

2. Keong Saik Road

Keong Saik Road consists of conserved shophouses, a number of modern eateries, and various creative spots. A famous breakfast spot would be the Tong Ah Eating House, a traditional coffeehouse which dates back 80 years in history. Many tourists and locals alike flock here for their coffee, toast, and half-boiled eggs. 

But if you’re not hungry, you can skip Tong Ah Eating House and enjoy the beautiful Peranakan architecture of the shophouses on the street. To make your adventure even more worth it, go on a treasure hunt to find all the street murals located throughout the area. 

Also read: 15 Best Hawker Food Dishes in Singapore and Where to Find Them

3. Everton Park & NUS Baba House

Afterwards, walk over to Everton Park, considered the oldest residential estate in Singapore. Like Keong Saik Road, there are also conserved shophouses and cafes. Stop by NUS Baba House along Neil Road and tour inside a bright blue traditional Peranakan house which has over 2,000 Peranakan artefacts on the first and second floors. 

Note: Visits are strictly by appointment, so do remember to book in advance.

4. Ji Xiang Confectionery

To add to the heritage experience, try traditional ang ku kueh at Ji Xiang Confectionery. It’s a traditional Nyonya pastry that translates to “red tortoise cake” (hence the shape). It has a sticky glutinous rice skin wrapped around a sweet filling, typically red bean, peanut, or mung bean.

Day 1 – Afternoon

5. Fort Canning Park

Once you’ve tasted the ang ku kuehs, head to the Telok Ayer MRT Station (DT18) to go to Fort Canning Park. When you want things to do in Singapore, there are parks that are meant to be explored. Fort Canning is one of them. 

This heritage park is directly accessible via the Fort Canning MRT Station (DT20), which is two train stops from Telok Ayer MRT Station. 

As Fort Canning is a historical landmark, tourists can go to Maritime Corner to learn more about Singapore’s evolution as a country. Next, stop by Fort Gate, which was an old fortress built in the 19th century. Other notable attractions include the Spice Garden, the ASEAN Sculpture Garden, and Battle Box, a former underground World War II military complex. 

Also read: 9 Heritage Hotels in Singapore With a Stunning Old-World Charm

6. Botanic Gardens

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Fortunately, the Botanic Gardens MRT Station is still on the same line as Fort Canning Park so take 12 train stops to the Botanic Gardens

When you’ve arrived, you can explore the various attractions inside. Visit Singapore’s National Orchid Garden, which boasts a thousand orchid species and 2,000 hybrid species. At Swan Lake, you can look out for the elegant long-necked birds we know and love. If you want a place to heal and breathe, pick the Healing and Fragrant Gardens

7. Singapore Zoo

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Singapore Zoo is the right place to go, especially if you’re an animal lover! Getting here could get a little tricky, so bear with me as I break it down: 

Return to the Botanic Garden MRT Station, but unlike before, take the Circle Line instead. Embark at the MRT CC19 stop and get off at Bishan MRT Station (CC15). This is where you’ll have to switch lines to the North-South Line and get off at Ang Mo Kio MRT Station (NS16). Take Bus 138 and you’ve arrived at your destination. 

Singapore Zoo is home to over 2,800 species, with zones dedicated to various animal habitat regions all over the world. You can find your favourite creatures, while learning about new ones and appreciating wildlife as they are. 

The section that you shouldn’t miss would be Jurong Bird Park, which is famous for housing 3,500 birds in walk-through aviaries. If you plan to stay at the zoo until nighttime, you can experience the Night Safari

Day 1 – Evening

8. Orchard Road

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The iconic Orchard Road is a part of this Singapore-Malaysia itinerary dedicated to shopaholics and foodies. You can take the MRT and get off at Orchard MRT Station (NS22), which is on the same MRT line as Ang Mo Kio (NS16). 

Shopping is one of the best things to do in Singapore. On Orchard Road, you can stop by the country’s oldest department store — TANGS. Although, on a more expensive note, shop at ION Orchard and explore all eight levels for more luxurious delights. When you want to take a break from splurging, treat yourself to some cheap food around the area

Well, that’s the end of your first day in Singapore! If you haven’t fallen in love with Singapore yet, fret not — you’ve got two days left. 

Day 2 – Morning

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Today, we’ll be doing things a little more different and exciting. We’re going to Sentosa Island and Gardens by the Bay! 

To get to Sentosa Island, you can buy your cable car tickets at VivoCity Station (accessible via HarbourFront MRT Station [CC29 | NE1]). That way, you can enjoy the aerial views of the city as the cable car transports you to the island. Since you’re here in the morning, you can take your breakfast at Food Republic, a food court inside VivoCity Mall

9. Madame Tussauds’s Wax Museum 

Pose with your favourite celebrities and film characters when you’re at this iconic museum of life-like wax figurines. Madame Tussauds’s Wax Museum has a range of film-inspired exhibitions and attractions to check out. 

While you can still have staring contests with the wax statues, do check out the 4D Marvel Universe Cinema, too. It’s an immersive film-watching experience that will shake you up (pun intended). 

For K-drama enthusiasts, head on to the K-Wave Zone for a chance to be with your favourite Korean actors and actresses. Madame Tussauds Singapore has wax figurines of famous Korean celebrities, like Bae Suzy and Lee Min-ho. There’s also a place for Bollywood fanatics, with an exhibition dedicated to Indian cinema. 

Also read: 12 Best South Korea-Inspired Places in Singapore

But if you don’t identify as a film junkie, that’s okay — Madame Tussauds has a multi-sensory boat ride all about Singapore. In fact, this is the only boat ride in the world that’s part of the Madame Tussauds experience. 

10. S.E.A. Aquarium

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The S.E.A. Aquarium in Resorts World Sentosa is a great ode to the ocean and sea. Get up close and personal with over 100,000 marine animals from 45 diverse habitats while you’re here. You can watch sharks swim over your head in an underwater tunnel, among other galleries like the Coral Garden and Sea Jellies Gallery

For a more unique experience, stop by the Shipwreck Habitat. The room is dimmed down so you can stand in front of an aquarium and see an actual shipwreck inside. 

Day 2 – Afternoon

11. Universal Studios Singapore

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Start your journey in front of the iconic Universal Studios globe and then make your way from there. It’s the first Hollywood-themed park in Southeast Asia, so the possibilities are endless. 

A must-try ride at Universal Studios Singapore is the Transformers: The Ride at Sci-fi City. It takes you through a visual, yet exhilarating 4D journey of fighting alongside the Autobots. I know the queue is miles long, but I promise you it’s worth the wait. 

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While Transformers: The Ride is the most iconic 4-D experience, you can try other 4-D rides throughout Universal Studios Singapore. At Far Far Away, you can be a part of the Shrek Film Universe with Shrek 4-D Adventure. Revenge of the Mummy in the Ancient Egypt area is another notable mention, but be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted!

As for non-4-D rides, take a trip on the Battlestar Galactica: Human vs Cyclon rollercoaster. It’s bound to make your heart and stomach drop! But if you want something less daunting, try the Canopy Flyer at Jurassic Park. 

Also read: Reignite Your Wanderlust at Resorts World Sentosa With These Unique Experiences Fit for Every Traveller!

Day 2 – Afternoon till evening

12. Cloud Forest Dome

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After the mayhem of Sentosa Island, come back to the city via cable car. To get to Gardens by the Bay, get on the Circle Line at HarbourFront MRT Station (CC29 | NE1) and take the long journey to Bayfront (CE1 | DT16). You can take this as a chance to rest up in between 26 stops. 

The first attraction at Gardens by the Bay would be the Cloud Forest Dome. It features a gorgeous lush waterfall and a rainforest you can walk through. There are several levels to their indoor mountains, aerial walkways, and tons of exotic plant species to discover. 

13. Flower Dome

Unlike the rainforest infrastructure of the previous item, the Flower Dome consists of an indoor garden. It is the world’s largest greenhouse, housing more than 130,000 plant species within approximately three acres of space. 

The greenhouse is divided into several gardens, each dedicated to a specific plant habitat found in other parts of the world. You can explore the colourful space through the walkways, or the tree canopies. 

14. Supertree Grove

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At Gardens by the Bay, you also have to explore the Supertree Grove. These superstructures rise up to 50 metres above the ground, and if you look close enough, there are vertical gardens embedded into the structure. Plant lovers all over the world would love this attraction. 

Take a walk through the OCBC Walkway if you want to be nearer to the supertrees. Suspended 22 metres aboveground, the 128-metre walkway provides a heartstopping view of Marina Bay

If you thought the supertrees looked incredible during the day, wait ‘till you see them lit up at night. This is why I’ve saved Gardens by the Bay for the nighttime. From 7.45pm to 8.45pm, you can witness a dazzling light and sound show at the Supertree Grove. 

We’ve reached the end of Day 2 of your Singapore-Malaysia itinerary. If you thought you couldn’t have an adventure at an airport, then you’ve thought wrong. 

Day 3 – Morning till afternoon

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This is your final day in the Little Red Dot. You’ve already packed your bags, and now you’re waiting for your flight. We know you’re still feeling a little sad to let go of Singapore, but we’ve got something that will cheer you up. 

At Jewel Changi Airport, you can add to your list of more famous attractions in Singapore. If you’ve got a lot of time to spare before boarding, check out these places below!

15. Rain Vortex Waterfall

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Right in the heart of Jewel Changi Airport, the Rain Vortex Waterfall gushes out from a dome-shaped roof. It’s located near Terminal 1. Fall in love with the steel and glass structures of the roof, and the surrounding forests of Shiseido Valley

If you’re interested to see where the waterfall ends, come down to B2

16. Changi Experience Studio

For those interested to visit a virtual world right inside Changi Airport, stop by the immersive Changi Experience Studio. Here, you can check out projection experiences and interactive virtual games, and learn more about how Changi Airport works. 

Changi Experience Studio is great for technology nerds, as well as those interested in aviation. 

Also read: 8 New Attractions in Singapore for an Immersive Experience

17. Canopy Park

On the top floor (Level 5) of Jewel Changi lies a playground for adults and children: Canopy Park. Explore the various attractions under the glass canopy, including the Discovery Slides, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, and Petal Garden. 

Also read: Singapore Souvenirs: 27 Unique Things to Bring Home

It’s time to board your flight. We hope you loved Singapore as much as we did. Come fly over to Malaysia for the next part of this itinerary. Spoiler alert: It’s just as great! 

Malaysia

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Welcome to Malaysia! Compared to Singapore, it is just as colourful in its own ways, and the food is somewhat similar. If you’re worried about the weather, don’t worry as it’s similarly hot and humid. 

For the next three days, I’ll be introducing you to the best places for our Singapore-Malaysia itinerary. There are so many things to do in Malaysia so let’s get started. 

Also read: Top 29 Places to Visit in Malaysia for First-Time Travellers

Day 4 – Morning

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To get to one of Malaysia’s iconic landmarks, take the KL Monorail and then get off at the Bukit Nanas station. KL Tower is just a few minutes away on foot. 

KL Tower is a popular location because of the various attractions it has. At 421m tall, you can immediately spot it from miles away. Tourists usually come to this landmark to elevate their experience at the Observation and Sky Decks. But if you want to get a taste of nature in the city, stop by the KL Forest Eco Park.

Also read: Top 12 Insta-Worthy Spots in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

Day 4 – Morning till afternoon

When you’ve come down from the highs of KL Tower (pun intended), take the Monorail to go to Bukit Bintang. It’s merely two stops away from Bukit Nanas

Bukit Bintang is a great place when you want to collect souvenirs, eat to your heart’s content, and splurge on cheap clothes. As it is a famous tourist hotspot in Kuala Lumpur, it’s always lively and crowded. In fact, Kuala Lumpur is famous for its malls, and four of them are located right here in Bukit Bintang. Better yet, they’re within walking distance from one another!

18. Lot10 Hutong Food Court

The moment your stomach starts to growl, head to Lot10’s Hutong Food Court. It’s arguably one of the best food courts in Kuala Lumpur, specialising in traditional Chinese hawker dishes. I recommend entering the food court through the outdoor entrance and taking the descent via the escalator. 

Here are some of the dishes you should try: Penang char kuey teow, fried radish cake, Hokkien mee, and BBQ pork wantan mee. These dishes are a Malaysian staple, and your taste buds are bound to explode!

Also read: What to Eat in Malaysia: 15 Malaysian Food Staples For First-Time Visitors

19. Lot10 Mall

Other than the food, Lot10 is also just as worthy as a retail space. Across from the food court is Isetan, a Japanese department store that offers various amenities from lifestyle to fashion. Alternatively, you can stop by Don Don Donki, which is another Japanese retail store known for its menagerie of food items, beauty products, and all sorts of merchandise. 

Day 4 – Afternoon

20. Pavilion Mall

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Afterwards, take a walk to Pavilion Mall, which may be a little more incredible in its retail offerings. Take a picture with the iconic Pavilion Crystal Fountain located at the entrance. Inside, Pavilion houses 700 retail stores and outlets. 

If you come during the Christmas or Chinese New Year seasons, the main hall in the lobby would be decorated with unforgettable holiday decorations. Otherwise, time to bring out your wallets because we’re going shopping! 

Also read: 9 Best Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls for Avid Shopaholics

21. KLCC–Bukit Bintang Walkway

From Pavilion to Suria KLCC, you can skip the expensive taxi or Grab fares and city traffic by taking the KLCC–Bukit Bintang Walkway. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes with this pedestrian bridge, but it’s pretty convenient for tourists. Plus, it’s airconditioned and connects to several hotels in the area! 

22. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Aquaria KLCC

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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is namely an exhibition and convention space, but for the sake of our trip, it’s our connector to Suria KLCC. However, for those who signed up for Aquaria KLCC, stay behind for a second. 

Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium located underneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Like Singapore’s S.E.A. Aquarium, you get to witness 5,000 marine species under one roof. There are six exhibits worth checking out, and when you’ve completed your journey at Aquaria, you can straightaway walk to Suria KLCC. 

23. Petrosains KL

Once you’ve reached Suria KLCC, take an escalator or elevator to the top floor, which houses Petrosains KL

Petrosains is an immersive science museum inside the mall. Inside, there are several exhibitions that focus on chemistry, space, technology, geology, and physics. You start off with a “dark ride” that takes you through a journey on how Malaysia was formed, before arriving at the first exhibition. 

24. Petronas Twin Towers

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Ah. You’ve made it. This is probably a reason why you’ve wanted to come to Malaysia in the first place. Located at Suria KLCC, the Petronas Twin Towers is the world’s tallest twin-skyscraper landmark. With a guided tour, you can visit the SkyBridge, the Observation Deck, and digital displays on the 83rd floor. 

25. KLCC Park

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Tourists can take a stroll through the large KLCC Park attached to the mall. Within the 50-acre park, there are typical park amenities for you to enjoy. Otherwise, you can soak in the nature-filled environment before you walk back to Bukit Bintang for the night activities. 

Day 4 – Night

26. Alor Street

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Alor Street is a (street) food haven in Kuala Lumpur that tourists have to experience at least once in their lives. This is one of the places to go when you want things to do in Malaysia. At night, the Alor Street Night Market comes alive with local delicacies and smoke-filled air. 

Dig into famous street foods such as grilled chicken wings, steaming lok-lok, grilled meat skewers of satay, and oyster omelettes. For dessert, wash down the salty, smoky flavours with a sweet cup of coconut ice cream at Sangkaya.

Also read: Eat the Streets: 7 Night Markets in Asia for Street Food and Neon-Lit Views 

27. Changkat Bukit Bintang

Since the night is still young, walk over to Changkat Bukit Bintang for a drink or two! The district is strife with nightclubs and bars that line the alleyways and streets. 

Day 5 – Morning

Today, we’ll be taking you to the artistic side of Kuala Lumpur’s heritage. Take the train to Pasar Seni, which is a creative hub for things to do in Malaysia. It’s immediately accessible via the Pasar Seni LRT or MRT. This is because Pasar Seni is an interchangeable station where the MRT is directly underneath the LRT platform. 

28. Central Market

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From the LRT station, walk over to Central Market, Kuala Lumpur’s oldest marketplace. For art lovers, Central Market is the place to be because there are various art galleries within the building. There are various kiosks selling souvenirs and handmade accessories, so do check them out! On the upper floors, you can shop for cheap clothes too!

29. Katsuri Walk

Right next door, step outside to Katsuri Walk. It’s a great place packed with more kiosks but there’s an addition of street food stalls and various restaurants if you want to grab a bite. 

Though Katsuri Walk is worth visiting as it is, the market street is more alive during holidays like Chinese New Year and Hari Raya. This is because there would be more stalls selling various items for the holiday festivals. 

30. Kwai Chai Hong

This heritage back alley is home to memorable art murals. Explore Kuala Lumpur’s restored shophouses that will take you back to Chinatown in the 1960s. There are QR codes on the walls of each mural, so make your visit more immersive with unique audio. 

Kwai Chai Hong is also famous for its surrounding eateries. While you’re there try the famous egg tarts at Bunn Choon and relax at one of the cafes like Concubine KL

Day 5 – Afternoon

31. RexKL 

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RexKL used to be Rex Cinema, a traditional cinema that housed a single theatre. Today, it’s a creative urban space dedicated to exhibitions, workshops, retail stores, and more. But those aren’t the only reasons why we added this to our Singapore-Malaysia itinerary. 

On the second floor of RexKL, visit the bookstore maze of BookXcess. The sight of floor to ceiling book-filled shelves is enough to bring any book lover to their knees. The space alone houses hundreds of affordable books, and there are even reading spots on hidden corners. 

32. Petaling Street

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Fondly known as Chinatown among locals, Petaling Street is home to a street market and never-ending food stalls. It’s a great place to experience the true essence of Kuala Lumpur. Many often come here to haggle with street vendors over clothes, bags, and accessories. 

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Fill up your bellies with a plethora of street food, like tau foo fa, mua chee, and apam balik. Sip on soy milk and air mata kucing to beat the heat, too! But if you want a heavier meal for lunch, you can look for the beef noodles at Sin Kiew Yee Shin Beef Noodles, or the lala noodles at Lai Foong Lala Noodles

Also read: Bangkok’s Chinatown Market: What to See and Buy from Yaowarat!

Day 5 – Afternoon/Night

33. Merdeka Square

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From Pasar Seni, take the LRT to Masjid Jamek LRT Station. Merdeka Square (or Dataran Merdeka) is a mere 10-minute walk from the station, and our last attraction for the day.  

65 years ago, Malaysia declared independence right here in Merdeka Square. The Union Jack flag was lowered from the Merdeka Square Flagpole in 1957, and today, the flagpole still stands — now, clearly, holding up Malaysia’s flag. The square is the most alive on Independence Day (held every 31 Aug) and New Year’s countdowns. But for our trip, we will be exploring other parts of the square. 

Besides the flagpole, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (aka Malaysia’s Big Ben) is also a must-see. It’s an iconic historical landmark in Kuala Lumpur, with a clock that chimes annually during Independence Day anniversaries.

Day 6 – Morning

34. Thean Hou Temple

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Start off your last day in Kuala Lumpur with a visit to Thean Hou Temple. As it’s not easily accessible via train or bus, you can take a taxi to this destination.

Thean Hou Temple is a gorgeous Taoist temple that sits on a hill. From this vantage point, you can get serene views of the city. Tourists who come here can enjoy a range of activities inside the temple. They can visit the main prayer hall and the pagodas, and take pictures of the rows of red Chinese lanterns. 

Other attractions include turtle-watching in the ponds within the compounds, as well as exploring the medicinal herb garden.

35. Little India/Brickfields

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After an eight-minute drive from Thean Hou Temple, take a walk through Little India in Brickfields. The streets are decorated with beautiful arches while the district bursts with life through its shops. 

At the junction, there is a regal waterfall with a design that serves as a homage to Indian culture. Nearby, there are abstract sculptures of Bharatanatyam dancers. There is also the Torana Gate, a cultural landmark that was gifted by the Government of India to Kuala Lumpur. 

While you’re here, you can try North and South Indian cuisines, as well as local delicacies like banana leaf rice and nasi campur.

Day 6 – Morning/Afternoon

From Brickfields, walk over to KL Sentral to book a KTM ticket to Batu Caves. 

36. Batu Caves

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Batu Caves is another heritage attraction near Kuala Lumpur that you cannot miss. At the entrance, you are greeted by the giant golden statue of Lord Murugan. As you venture further inside, climb 272 steps that lead up to the cave temples. The steps have been painted in such a way that they form an unforgettable rainbow gradient. 

Also read: Top 12 Insta-Worthy Spots in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor

Day 6 – Afternoon

Afterwards, take a car to Putrajaya. The drive takes about 35 minutes on average, and you can relax and watch the city pass by. 

37. Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

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Visit the Putrajaya Botanical Gardens for a nature retreat. Consisting of eight “botanical themes”, tourists are granted many floral attractions and over 750 plant species. While you’re here, take the Explorer’s Trail and stop by these locations: Palm Hill, Sun Gardens, Floral Gardens, and the Lakeside

38. Moroccan Pavilion

Inside the Botanical Gardens, the Moroccan Pavilion will transport you to the famous North African nation. It was initially built to solidify relations between Morocco and Malaysia. Tourists who come here can appreciate the Moorish architecture, the intricate design that lines the walls, and the four galleries inside. 

Day 6 – Afternoon till evening

39. Putra Mosque

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Next to a lake, the Putra Mosque sits in its rosy pink-hued glory. In fact, it is one of the few pink mosques in the world. At sunset, the mosque and the skies are reflected against the lake, forming a noteworthy shot for pictures. 

Also read: 26 Attractions in Putrajaya That You Shouldn’t Miss

40. Skyrides Festival Park Putrajaya

End your great Singapore-Malaysia itinerary with a bang by going on a hot-air balloon ride. During the night, the Putrajaya Lake and Bridge lights up — and you can witness this spectacle high up in the air. At Skyrides Festival Putrajaya, get a panoramic view of Putrajaya as the skies change colours. This is the first and only hot-air balloon activity provided in Malaysia!

Also read: Where to Travel in Malaysia: Top Destinations from Every State in the Country

There you go! Doesn’t this six-day Singapore-Malaysia itinerary sound good? You get to travel to 42 locations, eat such good food, and learn more about the places you go to. We think it’s a great balance between fun and educational, and there’s so much for you to do! 

We hope that when you’re on the flight back home, you’ll be thinking of coming back for the second time. 


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