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Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Bali and Hong Kong 20 Days (2017)

Visits: Bangkok - Pattaya - Kanchanaburi - Singapore - Malacca - Kuala Lumpur - Ubud - Bali - Hong Kong

The following meals are included: B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner

Day 1: Canada - Stops
Departure to Bangkok on overnight international flight.

Day 2: Stops - Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok at night and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel: Imperial Queen’s Park Bangkok Hotel or similar (5 Stars)

Day 3: Bangkok (B L D)
Fullday to discover the Capital of Thailand, the fascinating Thai culture in this dynamic city. Visit the Wat Traimit, Temple of Golden Buddha located in Chinatown. The Wat Traimit is famous for its 5 meters high golden Buddha. Lunch at the Bangkok Sky Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the 4 faced Buddha and take a tour to Bangkok Siam Ocean World. Dinner and show at Silom Village Restaurant.

Day 4: Bangkok (B L D)
After breakfast, visit the Royal Palace, home of main royal residences, throne room and a large number of government establishments. Then tour the Emerald Buddha, an emblem of this religious country. After lunch, free time in the afternoon. Wan Fah Dinner Cruise at night.

Day 5: Bangkok (B L D)
Morning tour to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Visit the Rose Garden and a performance in the Thai village.

Day 6: Bangkok - Pattaya (Coach) (B L D)
Departure to Pattaya by bus after breakfast. Visit Nong Nooch Village. In the afternoon, free time in Pattaya. Alcazar Cabaret Show in the evening.
Hotel: Cape Dara Resort Pattaya or similar (5 Stars)

Day 7: Pattaya (B)
Free day in Pattaya.

Day 8: Pattaya - Kanchanaburi (River Kwai) (Coach) (B L D)
After breakfast, depart for Kanchanaburi via Bangkok. Kanchanaburi is famous for its bridge over the River Kwai and the death railway, built by prisoners of war during the Second World War. Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai.
Hotel: Felix River Kwai Hotel or similar (4 star)

Day 9: Kanchanaburi - Bangkok (Coach) (B L D)
After breakfast, depart by bus to Bangkok. Free time at the mall.
Hotel: Imperial Queen’s Park Bangkok or similar (5 Stars)

Day 10: Bangkok - Singapore (Flight) (B L D)
After breakfast, transfer to Singapore by flight. Singapore means lion city, in Sanskrit dialect. Visit the Merlion, the symbol of Singapore. Singapore offers variety compendium of Asian cultures. Explore Chinatown and Little India. Visit Sentosa Island, an artificial resort.
Hotel: Regent Hotel Singapore or similar (5 Stars)

Day 11: Singapore - Malacca (Malaysia) (Coach) (B L D)
In the morning, continue our visit in Singapore. Visit the business district and the colonial district. Depart by bus to Malacca, Malaysia's historic city. The town museum offers a cultural heritage from its various settlements. Visit the Church of Christ, the Portuguese Square and Cheng HoonTeng, Temple, a historical monument recognized as one of the most beautiful temples in Malaysia.
Hotel: Renaissance Malacca or similar

Day 12: Malacca - Kuala Lumpur (Coach) (B L D)
After breakfast, depart by bus to Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. Its name means muddy confluence in Malaysia, city of 4million people. Tour the exterior of Royal Palace and Batu Caves, a Hindu shrine accessible by a long staircase.
Hotel: Berjeya Times Square Hotel or similar

Day 13: Kuala Lumpur (B L D)
Continuing our visit in Kuala Lumpur. Visit the colonial district which includes most of the monuments of the colonial era: Merdeka Square, St. Mary's Church Land and Plaza Putra. Visit a craft center. In the afternoon, free time to the famous Petronas Twin Towers.

Day 14: Kuala Lumpur - Bali (Flight) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Bali, called the Island of the Gods. Transfer to the hotel and free time in the afternoon.
Hotel: Bali Ayodya Resort Bali Hotel or similar (5 Stars)

Day 15: Ubud (B L D)
A day tour to discover this tropical paradise, including its rice terraces, temples, markets and the richness of Balinese culture.

Day 16 - 17: Bali (B)
Free day in Bali.

Day 18: Bali - Hong Kong(Flight) (B D)
Transfer to airport and depart for Hong Kong. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.
Hotel: Hong Kong L’ Hotel Nina Tower or similar (5 Stars)

Day 19: Hong Kong (B)
Free day in Hong Kong.
Optional City Tour (CAD100 p.p., any payment made after departure, the price is HK $800 p.p.)

Day 20: Hong Kong - Stops - Canada (B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Canada.












* The deposit will be $2000/person to book this trip. (The deposit is non-refundable, nor changeable nor transferable)
* Departure is guaranteed, if there are 15 people or above in this group.
* Please note that infant (under age 2 at the return date of trip) does not have his/her own seat on the plane.
* Please note that most travellers need a valid entry document such as visa to visit destination countries. Sinorama holds no liability for the customs delay or rejection.

Price valid until July 04 2017

 
Price includes:
* International air ticket and airport transfer service;
* Domestic transportation (air, coach);
* All admission fees including entertainment shows listed;
* 3 meals a day and typical local food unless stated (except lunch and dinner in Pattaya, Bali & Hong Kong);
* 4-5 Stars hotels accommodation (base on double occupancy) or best local hotel;
* Service charge for all guides, bus drivers and hotel porter fees;
* English speaking tour guides;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges;
Price does not include:
* Indonesia Visa USD $25 p.p. (paid upon arrival);
* Optional City Tour (CAD100 p.p., any payment made after departure, the price is HK $800 p.p.)
* Tax at the airport of Denpasar (Bali) USD $25 p.p. (paid upon arrival);
* Postal fees;
* Travel insurance;

FELIX RIVER KWAI HOTEL

    Felix River Kwai Resort, a five star resort in Kanchanaburi. Built in 1991 and only two hours from Bangkok, the resort sits on 103 Rai plot of pristine riverfront land adjacent to the infamous Bridge On The River Kwai. Just 10 minutes away from downtown Kanchanaburi, the resort caters to an interesting mix of corporate, incentive, government clients as well as local and International Visitors who enjoy the low rise architecture, lush & beautiful garden, privacy and space the resort generously affords them. The resort maintains 255 rooms and suites, each a private balcony, with full amenities and an uncompromising standard of services. There is also an enchanting Log Cabin Home popular occupied by VIP and Celebrities

    In addition there are also two large swimming pools, two tennis courts, sauna, aromatic health center, snooker lounge, fitness center, 2 kilometers of jogging track, bicycles, canoes for rental, Felix Station 9 (obstacles courses for team building) and an elegant river raft cruise.

    The resort exotic gardens act as a layover for different species of migratory birds and feature many different species of trees. The Kwai Yai (Bigger) meets the Kai Noi (Smaller) and the Meklong in Kanchanaburi, and these feed the resorts labyrinth of lagoons that host many species of giant fresh water fishes.

    The Pailin Convention Center is a premier and prestigious venue for events of all levels and sizes. The non-pillar convention center can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates theatre seating with a long and spacious adjoining pre function area. There are smaller meetings room designed to accommodate various settings for meeting, seminar and workshop.




IMPERIAL QUEEN’S PARK

    Imperial Queen's Park Hotel is conveniently located on Sukhumvit Road and offers spacious accommodation within a short walk from several shopping complexes and transportation links. It boasts an outdoor pool, a spa and a fitness centre. BTS-Phrom Phong train station is just a 3-minute walk away, taking guests to popular areas like Ploenchit, Siam Square and Silom easily. The Seafood Market is within 350 metres from the hotel.

    Imperial Queen's Park offers elegant rooms and suites with views of the city. They have ample sitting area, workspace and a modern bathroom with a bathtub. Some accommodation are fitted with a spa bath.

    Guests can choose from 2 swimming pools for a refreshing dip. They can also enjoy a workout at the fitness centre or make use of the squash courts. For those looking for a pampering experience, indulge with a massage or body treatment at Imperial Spa.

    Imperial Queen's Park provides 7 food and beverage options that range from Mediterranean cuisine to cakes and pastries. The hotel also serves fresh juices by the garden pool.


RENAISSANCE MALACCA

    Build in 1984, the Renaissance Melaka has just been rejuvenated, adding a host of new features, modern facilities with the highest level of personalized service. There are 300 spacious guestrooms and suites overlooking either the winding Melaka River and its surroundings or the extensive view of Chinatown and the Straits of Malacca.

    Luxuriously furnished to provide the comforts of a home-away-from-home, the rooms at Renaissance Melaka are equipped with large beds, IDD telephones, remote control TV sets with in-house video program, mini-bars, hair-dryers, coffee/tea making facilities and 24 hours room service.

    For sheer indulgence, the Renaissance Club floors located at the very summit of the hotel offer an unprecedented level of privileges and superior accommodation. On arrival, guests will be taken to the Renaissance Club lounge on the 24th floor for private check-in. Enjoy complimentary breakfast, evening cocktails, coffee, tea and continuous snacks throughout the day, welcome fruit baskets and more only at Renaissance Melaka.


BERJEYA TIMES SQUARE HOTEL

    Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center towers over the Kuala Lumpur skyline with 900 luxuriously appointed suites. The latest edition to the growing presence of Berjaya Hotels & Resorts in the Asian region, Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center is poised to provide a comprehensive solution to your work and leisure needs, allowing you to unwind after a hectic schedule in a haven within the “Garden City of Lights” (Kuala Lumpur).

    Located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district, Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center is an excellent spot for key conferencing and banqueting functions. With eight (8) function rooms and the pillar-less Manhattan Ballroom (1,746 square meters) that can accommodate a total of 2,000 persons standing concept and up to 1,200 persons for round table sitting, Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center offers innovative solutions to your business or leisure needs.

    With a large selection of seven different types of suites ranging from the modestly proportioned Studio Suite (51 square meters) to the two-room Brooklyn Suite (99.4 square meters); Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center brings new meaning to the term “city living”. Tastefully furnished along contemporary lines, the 900 well-appointed suites are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, a living & dining room, a 29-inch color television with in-house movies, IDD telephone line, a mini stereo with CD / VCD functions, a mini refrigerator and coffee / tea-making facilities. Taking into consideration the needs of the business traveler, Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center has Internet access and an in-room safe that is able to accommodate laptops in selected rooms.

    For those with constant hunger pangs, there is the very convenient option of 24-hour room service in Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center. With a choice of two other food and beverage outlets such as The Big Apple Restaurant and Broadway Lounge, guests can choose to venture out of the suites and sample a wide range of cuisine from American-styled favorites to the more cosmopolitan offerings.     Key to the refreshing and entertaining concept of Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center is the roof top park on the 15th floor named Central Park. For those with a need for more vigorous workouts, there is the gymnasium, squash courts, games room, steam and sauna rooms and the huge swimming pool in Central Park. With its imposing 740 square-meter swimming pool surrounded by a sculptured tropical garden and flanked by an accompanying whirlpool, a wading pool and two gazebos, Central Park offers a cool and lush haven for basking in the glow of the city. A perfect spot for banqueting functions under the stars of Kuala Lumpur, Central Park is able to cater to a maximum of 380 persons.


BALI HILTON HOTEL

    Ayodya Resort Bali formerly Bali Hilton International Hotel is located in the heart of Nusa Dua, a secluded yet luxurious resort development in the South of Bali. The hotel enjoys a stunning position overlooking the Indian Ocean. Bali's secret mountain Gunung Agung can be tantalizingly glimpsed in the distance and immediately adjacent sits the Bali Golf and Country Club.

    Ayodya Resort Bali is located 20 minutes from Bali International Airport and Kuta. Ayodya Resort Bali set in 11.5 hectares of lush tropical greenery, overlooks a long sweep of sandy beach and sparkling blue sea. Sited on the front beach of Nusa Dua, Ayodya Resort Bali provides a standard of accommodation and service for which this group is renowned.



AISAWAN RESORT

    Privately located on the beachfront, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is a four star beach resort providing perfect accomodation and advanced facilities. Combining traditional Thai architecture and modern decor, the luxurious hotel features 353 newly renovated rooms featuring private balconies and gorgeous sea views. Equipped with a 32 LCD flat-screen TV, all the rooms are bright with natural light. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower. The Infinity Pool offers direct access from poolside Lanai rooms. Hotel Pullman Pattaya enjoys close proximity to Pattaya City Centre and comes equipped with all the dining and entertainment options.

    Regional attractions also include Sanctuary of Truth, Tiffanys Show Pattaya and Pattaya City Hall. The hotel features 3 swimming pools, two circular pools located next to the beach and resort's dining & drinks outlets. Beach Club is a perfect dining option for enjoying music along with a wide selection of drinks. Exclusively made for club room guests is the Sunset Lounge, where guests can have meal with magnificent sea view. Guests can even visit an air conditioned dining area, "al fresco" for satisfying their appetite.



Regent Hotel

    Located in the exclusive Tanglin district, The Regent, a five-star hotel in Singapore, is an oasis of calm, offering guests supreme comfort and anticipatory service. With contemporary décor and museum quality Asian art pieces, the Hotel is a private and exclusive haven for business and leisure travelers.

    Rooms Supreme comfort in a Singapore hotel Contemporary, yet classic in style, The Regent Singapore is decorated and furnished in a tasteful fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics. There are a total of 439 rooms, including 46 elegant suites with private balconies. The Regent Club offers 94 deluxe rooms and suites over two levels.

    Services Intuitive, exclusive and personalized service Soothe tired muscles at the sauna, whirlpool and steam bath. Signature treatments include Oriental, Shiatsu and Balinese massages. Our facilities include a gymnasium with TV and iPod compatible treadmills, weights and cardio-vascular equipment. Full-time fitness instructors are available to assist with individual workout programs.

    Groups & Meetings Top notch meeting facilities in Singapore A dedicated events team manages our Banquet and Conference facilities comprising 16,855 square feet or 1,565 square meters of meeting space in 14 function rooms and the Ballroom. The Business Centre comes with Internet, secretarial support, a private office, executive meeting room, dedicated boardroom, translation services, computer access and fax.

    Local Area An ideal Singapore vacation Located near tranquil Botanic Gardens and minutes walk away from Orchard Road, Singapore's premier shopping and entertainment belt. Also in close proximity to Dempsey Hill and Holland Village, Singapore's upmarket and bohemian dining districts.




Vietnamese Cuisine
    Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam. Vietnamese cuisine features a combination of five fundamental taste elements (Vietnamese: ngũ vị) in the overall meal: spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (Earth). Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes utilize lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime and basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

Regional variations
    Nonya cooking is the result of blending Chinese ingredients and wok cooking techniques with spices used by the Malay/Indonesian community. The food is tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbal. Key ingredients include coconut milk, galangal (a subtle, mustard-scented rhizome similar to ginger), candlenuts as both a flavoring and thickening agent, laksa leaf, pandan leaves (Pandanus amaryllifolius), belachan, tamarind juice, lemongrass, torch ginger bud, jicama, fragrant kaffir lime leaf, rice or egg noodles and cincaluk - a powerfully flavored, sour and salty shrimp-based condiment that is typically mixed with lime juice, chillies and shallots and eaten with rice, fried fish and other side dishes.

    There are regional variations in Nonya cooking. Dishes from the island of Penang in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia show Thai influences, such as more liberal use of tamarind and other sour ingredients. Dishes from Singapore and Malacca show a greater Indonesian influence, such as the use of coconut milk. A classic example is laksa (a spicy noodle soup), which comes in two variants: the sour asam laksa from Penang and the coconut milk-based laksa lemak from Singapore and the southern regions of Peninsular Malaysia.

    The unique flavor of laksa and other Nonya recipes is determined by the rempah, a combination of spices pounded into a paste with pestle and mortar, with a very specific texture and density. It is said that a nonya can determine the culinary skill of a new daughter-in-law simply by listening to her preparing rempah with a mortar. Nonya recipes are handed down from one generation to the next, and because of the time-consuming preparation of these dishes, it is a cuisine that is often at its best when served at home. Laksa is a notable exception to this rule.

    Examples of Nonya specialities include otak-otak, a popular blend of fish, coconut milk, chilli paste, galangal, and herbs wrapped in a banana leaf;[1] Ayam Buah Keluak, a distinctive dish combining chicken pieces with nuts from the Pangium edule or kepayang tree to produce a rich sauce; and Itek Tim, a classic soup containing duck, tomatoes, green peppers, salted vegetables, and preserved sour plums simmered gently together.

    Nonya desserts include colourful cakes (kuih) and sweet, sticky delicacies.



Hongkong cooking
    Hongkong cooking



Wonderful Things To Buy In Thailand
You find yourself in Thailand and your pockets are loaded with crisp Thai Baht bills that you just exchanged at the nearest money changer. You are ready to go on your much-awaited shopping spree. Now, the next big question would be “What to buy?”
Here’s a list of some of the wonderful things that you can buy during your trip to Thailand:

 

THAI SILK
It would be a shame not to buy some Thai silk when you visit Thailand. This particular kind of beautiful fabric, which is commonly sold by the yard, was made famous by Jim Thompson and it is available in an assorted of lovely colors, weights, thickness and patterns. Silk, perhaps, is the most popular among Thailand’s products. One unique kind of Thai silk is called Mat Mee which is actually tie-dyed silk. If you have time, make time to visit Jim Thompson’s house which is located at the top of Surawong Road in Bangkok. Thai silk products include bags, pillow cases, beddings and drapes among others.

 

BATIK & COTTON
Aside from Thai Silk, it would also be nice to buy some cotton or batik products. Cotton products of Thailand were produced by certain locals or tribal people. Some nice pieces were even carefully embroidered using differently colored threads.

 

JEWELERY
There are loads of gorgeous pieces of jewelery that are imported from surrounding countries like Cambodia. Aside from these imported ones, Thailand also has its own mines and cutting centre for a variety of precious stones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, etc. A lot of striking pieces of jewelery are usually on sale in markets that are scattered all over Thailand. If you have a particular design or cut in mind, you can even ask the jeweller to make a copy for you.

Aside from alluring precious and semi-precious stones, you can also hunt for jewelery that are made of gold or silver. There would be quite an assorted of delicate chains, rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets and necklaces to choose from. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that the price of gold can vary from day to day. As for silver, you can shop for olden or antique pieces which would make exquisite gifts and souvenirs.
There are also jewellery pieces that are made of pearls. Pearl farms are scattered all over Thailand but are concentrated in certain places like Ranong and Phuket.

 

CERAMICS & POTTERY
Thailand is also known for different ceramic products and pottery that bear elaborate designs. These products also come in different colors, shapes and sizes all throughout the kingdom. This country produces sea green Celadon and the Benjarong style porcelain that exhibit up to five colors.

 

APPAREL OR CLOTHING
It would also be nice to shop for clothes while in Thailand. For sure, stalls and stores that sell different clothing items would be scattered all over the city like in flea markets, street vendors, hypermarkets, and the leading department stores. Prices range from the most affordable to the middle range and up to the luxurious ones. Some international label brands even have factories in Thailand where the actual products are sewn together in different clothing factories in Thailand. If you feel that you cannot find what you’re looking for then you can head to the nearest tailor and have clothes custom made for you.

 

WOOD CRAFTS
Wood carvings are also delightful. The detailed carvings done on various pieces of furniture are enough proof of the expertise and talent of the different craftsmen of Thailand. Wood crafts come in the form of huge and bulky furniture, wooden animals, wooden palaces or temples, etc. Some pieces of furniture are made of rosewood, rattan, bamboo, etc. These wooden crafts can be custom made and some shops like the ones in Bangkok and Chiangmai can even ship to other countries.



Thai Classical Dance
Dance in Thailand (Thai: รำไทย Ram thai) is the main dramatic art form of Thailand. Thai dance, like many forms of traditional Asian dance, can be divided into two major categories that correspond roughly to the high art (classical dance) and low art (folk dance) distinction.

Classical dance drama
Khon performance in 2007 in Germany.
Thai classical dance drama include Khon, Lakhon, and Fawn Thai.

Khon
Khon Dance is the most stylished form of Thai dance. It is performed by troupes of non-speaking dancers, the story being told by a chorus at the side of the stage. Choreography follows traditional models rather than attempting to innovate.
Most khon performances feature episodes from the Ramakien. Costumes are dictated by tradition, with angels (both good and bad) wearing coloured masks.

Lakhon
Lakhon features a wider range of stories than khon, including folk tales and Jataka stories. Dancers are usually female and perform as a group rather than representing individual characters.

 

Fawn Thai
Fawn is another form of "folk-dance" accompanied by folk music of the region. The first Fawn originated from the northern region of Thailand, it was designed and taught by Chao Dararasami of Chiang Mai. Since then, a variety of "Fawn" came into practice, according to the music and style of each province, such as the Fawn-Lep (ฟ้อนเล็บ) finger-nail dance from Chiang Mai, Fawn-Ngiew from Chiang Rai with the influence of Burmese music and costume.

Folk dance
Folk dance forms include dance theatre forms like Likay, numerous regional dances (Ram), the ritual dance Ram Muay, and homage to the teacher, Wai Khru. Both Ram Muay and Wai Khru take place before all traditional Muay Thai matches. The Wai is also an annual ceremony performed by Thai classical dance groups to honor their artistic ancestors.

 

Ram muay
Ram Muay (รำมวย) is the ritualized dance that takes place before Southeast Asian kickboxing matches such as Muay Thai.

Wai khru
Wai Khru (ไหว้ครู) is a ritualized form of dance meant to pay respect to, or homage to the khru or teacher. It is performed annually by Thai classical dance institutions as well as before Muay Thai matches

 

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