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APPNA 25th International Meeting – Malaysia & Bali
April 07 – April 15, 2018

Thursday April 05: Singapore => Pre-Trip (Optional)
Arrive Singapore
Overnight in Singapore

Friday April 06: Singapore
Depart for Full Day Singapore Flyers, River boat cruise, Arab Street & Chinatown
Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest observation wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground, the Flyer offers you breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay, island city and beyond.

Singapore’s Chinatown evolved around 1821 when the first Chinese junk arrived from Xiamen, Fujian province in China. The passengers, all men, set up home around the south of the Singapore River which is known today as Telok Ayer. Chinatown’s local name – Niu Che Shui (Bullock Cart Water) arose from the fact each household at that time had to collect fresh water from the wells in Ann Siang Hill and Spring Street, using bullock-drawn carts. Not all parts of Chinatown are Chinese though. The Al Abrar Mosque along Telok Ayer Street, and the Jamae Mosque and Sri Mariamman Temple along South Bridge Road lay witness to the harmonious racial and religious atmosphere in Singapore. Next to Arab Street, nothing beats Arab Street for bazaar-style shopping with true ethnic character.

Depart for Night Safari
As dusk falls, the night is just starting for over 1,000 nocturnal animals. Observe as they rise to frolic, graze and hunt their night away! Embark on a fascinating journey through the Night Safari – the world’s first wildlife night park

Overnight in Singapore
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday April 07: Singapore – Kuala Lumpur

Saturday April 07: Kuala Lumpur => Main Trip Begins

Kuala Lumpur City Tour
See the best of Kuala Lumpur on this morning or afternoon city highlights tour that showcases top landmarks, attractions and sites. You’ll see where Old World meets New World as you follow your guide to the King’s Palace and Merdeka Square. Make stops at the National Museum, National Mosque, and other key destinations, plus learn about pewter smithing as you watch local artisans at work.

Head to multiple Kuala Lumpur attractions, making photo stops at the King’s Palace — a symbol of Malaysian sovereignty — as well as Merdeka Square (aka Independence Square), which features a panorama of fascinating buildings in an array of architectural styles. Your guide offers informative commentary on the city’s growing skyline, whose ultra-modern structures tower above edifices with Indo-Moorish influence. Gaze up at the Islamic geometric patterns on the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, whose multifaceted walls and twin spires contain thousands of steel and glass panels. Your journey continues with a visit to the National Museum to see historic Malaysian artifacts, from traditional weapons and costumes to modern arts and crafts and musical instruments. Then, drive past the beautiful Lake Gardens on your way to view the National Monument, commemorating Malaysia’s struggle for freedom during World War II. Nearby, admire the modern construction of the National Mosque and the pleasant combination of Eastern and Western architecture of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.

Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sunday April 08: Batu Caves Waterfalls & Hot Springs
Take in the impressive sights at Batu Caves and the terraced cascades of Kanching Falls. On this half-day private tour you’re accompanied off the beaten track by a personal guide. In addition to these popular gems, soak your feet at Selayang Hot Spring.

The statue of Lord Murugan greets you at the stairway to the Temple Cave; your guide will share fascinating tales and walk with you up the steep stairs toward the Ramayana Cave. Explore this limestone wonder at your own pace and descend for a refreshing coconut drink when you’re ready. Your next stop is Selayang Hot Spring, where you can soak your tired feet in the healing mineral waters. It’s a popular place frequented by locals. Then continue on to Kanching Falls for a look at the impressive seven-tiered waterfall. You decide how long you’d like to linger in the shade, scramble on the boulders, or take a refreshing dip.

In the evening depart for Malay buffet dinner & Show
Experience Malay Cultural Heritage with the authentic Malay cuisine which
is served within the ambience of Malay Décor, music and cultural dance. The restaurant inherits the Malay traditional Architecture reminiscent of both Perak and Malacca influence, which has great symbolic significance

Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Show

Monday April 09: Free Day in Kuala Lumpur
Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast

Tuesday April 10: Taman Negara National Park

Trekking for 2 hours in the rainforest of Taman Negara — home to many threatened animal species including tigers, elephants, tapirs, rhinos and sun bears — is just one of several adventures offered on this day trip from Kuala Lumpur. After a visit to Batu Caves, see the treetops on a canopy walk and learn about the abundant flora and fauna with your nature guide. You’ll get onto the river and shoot the rapids then watch a blowpipe demonstration at an Orang Asli aboriginal village.

Upon arrival at your destination, get your adrenaline pumping on a treetops walk via the longest canopy walkway in Southeast Asia. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of this ancient rainforest, and learn about efforts to protect and preserve its flora and fauna. Continue your outdoor adventure with a jungle trek into the Teresek Hills. A nature guide will share facts on the varied flora in Taman Negara and uncover secrets of the forest. You’ll discover an ecosystem of rivers, waterfalls, caves, mountains, rolling hills, and lush greenery — some of which can be seen on the boat ride.

Overnight in Kuala Lumpur
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Wednesday April 11: Kuala Lumpur – Bali, Indonesia
Fly to Bali
Arrive, transfer to hotel

Overnight in Bali
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday April 12: Bali
Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Sunset at Tanah Lot from Bali
Journey into the countryside and make a stop to take a short walk (approximately 300 metres) through scenic terraced rice fields. Cultivated in unique Balinese style, surrounding coconut trees, tropical scenery and the gentle flow of the river will introduce you to the magical Balinese culture. Your trip will be continued to Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot.

Mengwi “Taman Ayun” Temple is originally dating from 1634. This picturesque temple complex surrounded by a moat has an elaborate stone entrance gate. Its well kept grassy courtyard boast numerous pavilion and multi-roofed MERU shrines with intricately carved wooden gates.

Overnight in Bali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Friday April 13: Bali
Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing & Ubud

Visit the artisan villages around Ubud on a full-day tour of Balinese culture. Check out the local handicrafts, including batik in Batubulan, gold and silver jewelry in Celuk, and wood sculptures in Mas. Visit Batuan Temple and Sebatu Holy Spring Temple, then enjoy a buffet lunch overlooking Kintamani Volcano (Mt Batur). In the afternoon, you’re guided to a luwak coffee plantation, rice field, the Ubud Village, Ubud Art Market and Tegunungan Waterfall.

Overnight in Bali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Saturday April 14: Bali – The East Side

Explore the eastern side of Bali with a private guide on a full-day tour that takes in the natural beauty and cultural riches of the island. Your knowledgeable local guide shows you highlights including Tirta Gangga Water Palace, the seaside town of Candidasa and the traditional village of Tenganan, home of the Bali Aga people, the island’s original inhabitants. Get away from the crowds and admire rolling emerald hills, lush rice paddies, stunning architecture and ancient traditions

Overnight in Bali
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Sunday April 15: Bali – USA
Transfer to airport for flight to USA

Coming Soon…