This vibrant, cosmopolitan city, where East meets West is not only a great stopover destination as you break your journey en-route to other parts of Asia or Australia; in recent years it has transformed into a fully-fledged leisure destination, ideal for individuals, families, couples and groups. Whether you’re a nature lover, culture buff, food junkie or thrill-seeker, Singapore has a wide selection of memorable leisure options, all within easy reach.
Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital is a westernized city home to the Petronas Towers, boutique shopping and the monorail a sharp contrast to the perfect beaches and azure waters further north found on the island of Langkawi or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city of George town famous for its temples on the island of Penang.
General Information for Singapore
Language: English but Malay, Mandarin and Tamil is also spoken
Religion: Buddhist, Taoist, Muslim, Christian and Hindu
International dialling code: 00 65
Typical flying time: 13 hours
Visa Requirements: No Visa is reqired for British passport holders staying upto 30 days but 6 month validity is required on your passport and an onward or return ticket is essential.
Health requirements: Hepatitis A, polio and typhoid is recommended.
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD), (All major credit cards accepted)
Tipping: not encouraged. Hotels and restaurants tend to add a 10% surcharge.
Time: GMT +8
Electricity: 220/240 volts (Adaptor required)
Driving: They drive on the left. A British licence is accepted.
General Information For Malaysia
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Language: Malay though English is widely spoken
Religion: Islam, Buddhism,Christianity, Chinese and traditional faiths
International dialling code: 00 60
Main Airports: Kuala Lumpur(KUL), Penang International (PEN), Kuching International (KCH) and Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
Typical flying time: 12 hours
Visa Requirements: None for British passport holders visiting less than 3 months.
Health requirements: Hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and polio are recommended malaria is also recommended for those visiting remote jungle regions. A yellow fever certificate for those coming from infected areas is essential.
Currency: Malaysian ringgit (MYR) but the best currencies to take are sterling, euros and us dollars. (All major credit cards accepted)
Tipping: Not necessary. Hotels and restaurant generally charge 10% and taxis do not expect it.
Time: GMT +8
Electricity: 240 volts (Adaptor required)
Driving: They drive on the left. A UK licence is valid for upto 3 months.