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KUALA LUMPUR-MELAKA-EAST TIMOR-BALI-JOGJAKARTA-JAKARTA
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On arrival at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, meet & greet, transfer to your Hotel. Free and easy Transfer for a “Welcome Dinner with a Cultural Show” Transfer to your hotel Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Breakfast at hotel and depart for a Half day KL City Tour Highlights. Visit National Monument Dataran Merdeka. A large grassy expanse in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) is where Malaysia declared independence in 1957: The word “merdeka” means “independent” or “free.” The city’s best-known historic landmark, the square is home to structures including the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, museums, and a cathedral. Next, the Old KL Railway Station is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmarks. The station was completed in 1910 and designed by that most prolific and talented of British colonial architects, Arthur Benison Hubback. Proceed to National Mosque of Masjid Jamek and finally Visit KL Tower – 421 meters high Fantastic View of Kuala Lumpur and Sky Box Transfer back to hotel. Transfer for dinner at a local Restaurant. Drop back at hotel. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Hotel Breakfast Depart for a Full Day Historical Tour of Melaka City. Highlights will include Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum located in Melaka which is a World UNESCO Site. The house is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired by the Chan family in 1861. Four generations lived in the house before it was opened as a museum in March 1985. Meander through the home of Baba Chan Cheng Siew (1865-1919) whose eclectic taste offers a glimpse into the richness of the culture and the opulence that was fashionable in many pre-World War II Peranakan homes. Today the museum is still managed by the family.
Then we will head to A’ Famosa Park. A’Famosa Resort Malacca Malaysia, an integrated holidays and business destination boasts a Golf Course, Resort Hotel, Villas, Condotel, Water Theme Park, Safari Wonderland, Old West, Freeport A’Famosa Outlet, Sport & Recreation Park. With the entire establishment, one can visit to the Resort with so many purposes. Be it for a family gathering, a school camping, a corporate outing, quality bargain shopping or even just to escape to a greener pace. Next, we will visit the St Paul Hill which is an interesting hill with history of the Portuguese and the Dutch. The ruins of the church are impressive and there is a sense of history and loss glory that oozes from the scene. You will find there a lot of tombstones; dating back to 1650s. We will also pay a visit to Stadhuys that is believed to be the oldest-surviving Dutch building in the East. Part of Malacca town square’s prominent Dutch colonial architecture with its massive bright terracotta-red riverfront building that was once the official residence of Dutch governors and officers. Built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a Portuguese fort, The Stadthuys of Malacca was the focus point of several successive governments (Dutch, Portuguese, British etc.) for over 300 years, from its completion until 1980. In 1982, Stadthuys was converted into a museum. The Stadthuys displays typical features of Dutch colonial architecture with massive walls, louvred windows and chunky doors with wrought-iron hinges. Strol through the Jonker’s which was once renowned for its antique shops. However, over the years it has turned to clothing and crafts outlets as well as restaurants. The best part of Jonker Street is the night market on Fridays and Saturdays that sells everything from tasty treats to cheap keepsakes. Finish our trip to this historical city with a cruise on Melaka River and leave Melaka for KL. Arrive KL and transfer for dinner at a local restaurant Drop back at Hotel. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Hotel Breakfast Transfer to Petronas Twin Towers. Still highest Twin Towers in the World at 452 m high. After your visit then shopping at Suria KLCC which is connected to the Petronas Twin Towers, depart Suria KLCC and head towards Harriston Chocolate factory. Here you can view how chocolate are made and buy some home as souvenirs, a uniquely Malaysian Product. Then set out for Chinatown, visit the famous Petaling Street shopping Enjoy Dinner – KL Hawker Street Food and transfer back to Hotel. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Breakfast at the hotel and leave for a Countryside Tour Highlights: King’s Palace, Batu caves – climb 272 steps and view the colorful Hindu Temple inside the cave. Visit Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, hands on and see how pewter wares are made. See a Batek Factory and drop off at either Pavilion Shopping Mall or at Mega Mall located at Mid-Valley. Pick up from Shopping Mall and head towards a local restaurant for Dinner Drop back at Hotel. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
Fly from Kuala Lumpur – Jakarta
Arrival at Jakarta, transfer to hotel in downtown. Overnight in Jakarta.
Check out from hotel. Then, we drive to Bogor, about 2 hour drive from the downtown. It was the capital of Indonesia during the British occupation under Stamford Raffles and was used as the capital by the Dutch during the dry season, then known as Buitenzorg (possibly meaning “beyond worry”, but it could also refer to “country side” (buiten) and “care” (zorg), like in “buitenhuis”, meaning country house). Bogor is famous because of its Botanical Garden which borders the Palace Grounds, covering an area of 87 hectares with thousands of species of plant-life from all over the world, including towering age old trees and the rarest kinds of orchids. See the original “Have a Brazilliensis” rubber tree, formerly imported from Brazil, and many other plant species.
At the appropriate time, we transfer you to the airport of Jakarta, app 3.5 hr drive from Bogor, fly to Sriwjaya Air 22.15 – 07.00 (+)
ARRIVAL at 07.00 am in Biak.
Pick up by our team, transfer to hotel. REST TIME till lunch time.
Then, we will take you to Binsari Cave. During the World War II, the cave was used as the hideout of some 5,000 Japanese soldiers. History recorded that led by General Douglas MacArthur, the allied forces bombed the cave on June 21, 1944, killing more than 3,000 Japanese soldiers and disfiguring all the beauty of the cave. In 1989, Binsari cave was dug and some 1,000 skeletons of Japanese soldiers were unearthed and cremated. Up to 2012, some 1,000 skeletons of Japanese soldiers had been unearthed but we believe many more are still buried in the cave
Drive to Paray beach, another site where the big battle between Japanese and the allied force were broken.
Back to hotel in the afternoon.
After a relaxed breakfast, get ready for the journey to your unique eclipse-viewing site in Biak Island, where you’ll will enjoy a cocktail while standing in the moons shadow and observing the total Solar Eclipse. This evening we will celebrate great eclipse in our hotel followed by dinner. Overnight in Biak Island.
Total Solar Eclipse
Duration: 3 hours, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
Duration of totality: 1 minute, 16.0 seconds
Partial begins: April 20, 2023 at 11:43:24 am
Full begins: April 20, 2023 at 13:18:00 pm
Maximum: April 20, 2023 at 13:18:27 pm
Full ends: April 20, 2023 at 13:19:16 pm
Partial ends: April 23, 2023 at 14:53:44 pm
Times shown in local time (CLST)
We will drive towards Bosnik where we will depart by local boat to explore Owi and Rurbas islands from the Padaido archipelago. Discover the magical underwater world and enjoy the white sandy beaches with swaying palm trees. Lunch will be set on the beach in picnic style. You can go on a discovery trip in Owi island to see an old airstrip from the alliance that fought against Japan during WWII. Despite of some trees overgrowing the site, the airstrip is still in perfect condition. In the end of the afternoon you will be brought back from the paradise island to your hotel
Sriwijaya Air #583 Biak – Makassar, 11.50 – 13.35
Change aircraft in Makassar
Then, continue to Bali
Sriwijaya Air #727 Makassar – Bali, 14.20 – 15.40
We start the day with a drive to Batubulan village to see the famous Barong and Keris dance performances. This is followed by a visit to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th Century. Next, we visit Mengwi the 18th-century Royal Water Temple of Pura Taman Ayun, which is part of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island. Our tour ends at Kedaton, the Monkey Forest. Balance of the day is free to explore Ubud’s many interesting sites. Overnight in Denpasar.
Today, we head to Tampak Siring to visit the holy spring water temple of Tirta Empul followed by Kintamani to enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Lake Batur, Mt. Batur and Mr. Agung. Throughout our tour we see rice terraces which run through Subak, the cooperative social system that controls the water. Subak has shaped the landscape over the past thousand years and are an integral part of religious life. Water from springs and canals flows through the temples and out onto the rice paddy fields. Water temples are the focus of a cooperative management of water resource by a group of subaks. Since the 11th century the water temple networks have managed the ecology of rice terraces at the scale of whole watersheds.
Afternoon we proceed to Besakih Temple, the largest holiest site in Bali and home to the island’s Mother Temple, located on the slopes of Mount Agung. The temple is comprised of 3 main complexes dedicated to the Hindu Trinity. It was built during the late 8th century AD. From Besakih highland, we proceed to the airport for your flight to Jogjakarta by evening flight. Overnight in Jogjakarta.
Before the sunrise, we will visit the famous Borobudur temple. This huge Buddhist pyramid is a Buddhism’s largest shrine in Indonesia, built in the 9th century. Located north west of Jogyakarta, Borobudur was completed in the second half of the ninth century. Borobudur was unknown and neglected for almost a thousand years, covered under thick layers of volcanic ash. From a far Borobudur looks like a huge but ordinary stone construction. But from nearby we can see that it consists of hundreds of wonderfully detailed statues and sculptures, representing Buddhist Teachings mixed with images of Javanese life of a thousand years ago. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Check out from the hotel, then we head to the town of Jogjakarta. Our tour of this historical city starts with a visit to the King Palace located in the city center. The palace was the center of the government of Mataram Islam kingdom and is now a center of the Javanese art and culture. Then we take you to witness how the locals make their wonderful batik and the craftsmen at work in a silver handicraft factory. In the afternoon, we proceed to visit the stunning Prambanan Temple, one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in Indonesia. The local people also call the temple as the Roro Jonggrang, meaning the temple of the slender virgin. According to the local belief, the temple was a beautiful virgin, who was cursed after ignoring her promise. Fly to Jakarta in the evening. Overnight in Jakarata.
At the appropriate time, we pick you up at the hotel, then proceed to Indonesia Miniature Park (TMII). This Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park (The 100-hectare cultural center show the entire archipelago in miniature. It is a true a reflection of the national motto Bhineka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity. We will pay visit to several pavilions in this park, among them are the West Sumatra Pavilion, South Sulawesi, and Papua. On each of these pavilions, you may have a good chance to comprehend the local life art, dignity, and culture without having to come in person to their home. From this culture park, you will have personal lunch at the local restaurant nearby. Then proceed to National Monument, a monument raising up to 132 m to commemorate the struggle for Indonesian independence. We will take you to the diorama on the base / ground floor of the monument. The next destination is the Jakarta History Museum (also called as Fatahillah Musuem) on old Jakarta Town. From the museum, we head to the old historical harbor. Sunda Kalapa harbor with the huge pinishi vessel harboring. Sunda Kalapa is one of the very old (dating back to 15th century), but still functioning sea harbor in Java. Huge size of wooden boat coming from various islands harboring here. They took mainly wood from outside, and take industrial product from Java. Many people worked on such huge wooden boat, they take the heavy load on their shoulder, walk along a single log which is laid on from the boat to the jetty. Body balance is essential as the single log is keep swinging up and down when peoples walking through. Luggage uploading and downloading is a daily activity here. Back to hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Jakarata.
Transfer to the airport then depart.
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