Little India Heritage Trail Singapore

12 day suggested itinerary

Singapore and Borneo Multi Centre

A stunning city followed by a Malaysian adventure

Singapore is known as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. This glistening city offers ultra-modern streets, colonial monuments and not too far outside of the city centre via cable car is Sentosa Island, home to Universal Studios, golf courses, theme parks and beaches. Continue your journey with a Malaysian adventure and a short flight to Borneo. Relax and enjoy the 5-star facilities of the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, set on a stunning long stretch of beach the hotel has many facilities on site, or a fantastic add on to your trip is a 3 day escorted tour of neighbouring Sandakan. Borneo's lush rainforests are home to some of the most varied wildlife on the planet, but none of them capture the imagination like those 'wild men of Borneo', the flame-haired orangutans. We love seeing them at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan, swinging through the trees and enjoying feeding time. With fewer than 15,000 left in the wild, this is your chance to see these great apes in their natural habitat.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Cosmopolitan city buzz in Singapore
  • Plenty of sightseeing and shopping opportunities
  • Borneo is perfect for nature lovers

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
13 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided

Itinerary Breakdown

Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Singapore, despite its size this tiny city-state certainly packs a lot in.Singapore is famous for its shopping and the malls of Orchard Road should definitely be on your hit list if you're looking for well-known labels. However, don't forget to explore the districts of Little India and Chinatown where you will find more authentic gifts.

Arrive in Borneo and stay at the 5-star Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, set on the white sands of the Pantai Dalit Beach and surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical vegetation this hotel is ideal for beach and nature lovers alike.There is an array of onsite activities,remarkable grounds filled indigenous flora and fauna and wildlife including friendly bear cat,wild rabbit and iguana adding to the magic of this remarkable resort. Enjoy breakfast with views of Mount Kinabalu and the surrounding Borneo rainforest,make sure visit Sampan Bar during the late afternoon for possibly one of the best sunsets you will witness.

Points of Interest

Day 1 : Pick up from you hotel transfer to the airport and take an early morning flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan. First visit is the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre arriving in time to witness the rangers complete the morning feed of the orangutans from a viewing platform in the forest. Lunch is in Sandakan Town followed by a 2 hour drive to Sukau where you will check into your lodge or cabin. Enjoy an afternoon river cruise on the Menanggul River where you may spot proboscis monkey and lots of other wildlife before returning to your accommodation for the evening, dinner is included.

Day 2: After an early breakfast visit the Gomantong Cave, famed for its edible birds nest, then take a 15 minute boardwalk to the Simud Hitam cavern and explore the cave system. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way to Sandakan. Explore the city with the guided tour taking in the sights of Sandakan Central Market , Sim-Sim Water Village where house are all built close to the water surface. Next visit the Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay. Later, transfer to hotel in Sandakan.

Day 3: After breakfast, transfer to Sandakan Airport ready for your flight back to Kota Kinabalu. On arrival in Kota Kinabalu, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Points of Interest

  • Singapore

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a ride on the Singapore Flyer
    • Shop til you drop in Orchard Road's malls
    • Panoramic city views from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark
  • Borneo

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Peaceful and unspoilt beaches
    • See rehabilitated orangutans
    • Spot wildlife on a river cruise
Singapore

Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Singapore, despite its size this tiny city-state certainly packs a lot in. Singapore is famous for its shopping and the malls of Orchard Road should definitely be on your hit list if you're looking for well-known labels. However, don't forget to explore the districts of Little India and Chinatown where you will find more authentic gifts. Four days here will give you enough time to explore.

Borneo

After a three hour flight arrive in Borneo where we recommend you stay for eight days, to include a mixture of touring and relaxing at your beach hotel. After all of your sightseeing in Singapore you will probably be ready for a bit of rest and relaxation so three days on the beach will give you the perfect amount of time to enjoy the facilities of your hotel, perhaps enjoying a massage or two at the spa.

Once you're feeling refreshed we suggest embarking on our two day Nature of Borneo tour where you will stay overnight in a traditional lodge in Sukau, visit the Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary, enjoy a wildlife spotting cruise on the Menanggul River, explore the Gomantong Caves and enjoy a tour of Sandakan town.

After the tour we recommend heading back to your beach hotel for a further three days before returning home.