10 Days
Duration
Malaysia & Singapore
Destination

Sports in Malaysia are a popular part of Malaysian culture, from both the participation and spectating aspect. Malaysians from different walks of life join in a wide variety of sports for recreation, as well as for competition. It is a great place and there is nothing you won’t be able to find in this melting pot of cultures. You will find rollercoasters in shopping malls, monkeys lazing about in trees and the one thing you absolutely can’t miss, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The most scenic feature of the two identical towers is the highest skybridge in the world, connecting the two giants. Don’t miss out on the most amazing view of Kuala Lumpur. Whether you like Malaysian, Chinese, Indian or Thai food, the little “Malaysian” hawker-style food courts have everything for you for just a handful of ringgits. Whilst in Asia, why not sample a different culture by flying to nearby Singapore. Visit Sentosa Island, Singapore’s night safari or the Harbour where
you can eat, shop or relax.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

Generally, Malaysia and Singapore are hot and humid all year round. The recommended time to visit Malaysia is March through to October, and for Singapore from June through to August. It is not recommended for sporting groups to travel during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan (the fasting months vary every year).

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to hockey, you can expect a competition rating of 4 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • 9 nights / 10 days
  • Singapore / Malaysia
  • Flights Departure:
    London Heathrow / Singapore
    Singapore / Kuala Lumpur Return:
    Penang / Singapore
    Singapore / London Heathrow
  • Coach transfers to follow the itinerary as indicated
  • 2 nights in Singapore
    – 4 nights in Kuala Lumpur
    – 1 nights in Ipoh
    – 2 nights in Penang*All accommodation is subject to availability and based on 3* or 4* hotel accommodation. Room configuration is based on twin rooms for students and staff, subject to availability.
  • Breakfast 9 Lunch 4 Packed Lunch 3
    Dinner 6 Hawker dinner 1 Refreshments – matches 4
  • 2 x Self-led training session per team
    4 x Pre-arranged hockey fixtures per team
  • Guided walking tour of Singapore
    – Sentosa Island Excursion Highlights of Kuala Lumpur tour
    – Jungle trek at Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
    – Petronas twin Tower access to Sky Bridge Observation Deck – Guided heritage tour of Ipoh
    – Beach hike incl. Turtle Sanctuary
  • Pitch hire
    – Refreshments during matches
    – Referee fees
    – English speaking guide throughout
    – Match arrangement with Malaysia Hockey Federations
  • Full liaison between the group and TEAM Sports for the duration of the tour. (Services of a TEAM Sports representative to stay with the group throughout)

EXCLUDED:

  • Airport taxes. Travel Insurance. Passports and visas if applicable. Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a person nature. Any other services not mentioned.No accommodation or services are held and prices cannot be guaranteed until 2018 rates are released

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Kuala Lumpur – a fantastic place to admire modern architecture found in Malaysia, and in particular the contemporary skyscrapers that create one of Asia’s most iconic skylines. If possible, take time to see the Petronas Twin Towers in the district known as the Golden Triangle. Once the tallest buildings in the world, and now connected by a skybridge, the Petronas Twin Towers are just a short walk from other incredible structures like the KL Tower and its viewing deck.
  • Penang – Wander the streets of the Capital George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is packed with historical and cultural gems, or visit the beaches and night markets at Batu Ferringhi.
  • Ipoh – the third largest city in Malaysia, situated between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Seeing Ipoh for the first time, you will feel like you have stepped into a bygone era when people still travelled by rickshaw. The quietness of the old town streets, coupled with the charming but crumbling colonial architecture add to the allure of this city.
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Day 1

Arrive at Singapore Changi International Airport where you will be met by your TEAM Sports Travel tour representative

Transfer by coach to your hotel and store luggage ready for check-in later this afternoon

2 night stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific

Next, you will get a real feel for Singapore with a guided tour of the city

The tour begins with a visit to the Singapore City Gallery where the history of the City and its transformation into what it is today will be discovered. Continue to Singapore Botanic Gardens and onto ‘Little India’. Weave your way through the colourful streets to seek out the spices and various curry bases. Unearth the significance of the fragrant jasmine garlands to the Hindus. Next, step into the heart of Chinatown. Experience the diversity and colours as you browse around the enclave and explore on foot, observing age-old customs and architecture typical of a bygone era. It is a good place to hunt for local souvenirs and gifts to take home.

Lunch at leisure in Chinatown Food Street

A local hawker style food centre in an alfresco area located in Chinatown. Each person will be given an ‘Ang Bao’, a Chinese Red Packet (traditionally collected by children at Chinese New Year). It will be filled with a pre-paid amount of money, enough to choose and pay for a main dish and drink

Transfer to hotel and check-in

Welcome dinner at hotel / local restaurant

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Day 2


Breakfast at leisure at hotel

Morning at leisure or time for teacher-led activities.

Lunch at leisure (at own cost)

Transfer to Sentosa Island where you will have free time for the rest of the afternoon

From a quiet little fishing village to a British military fortress until 1967 and now a buzzing pleasure island for both locals and tourists alike, Sentosa Island is brimming with a whole array of tropical attractions and leisure options. Board the Tiger Sky Tower and enjoy 360-degree panoramic and breath-taking views of Sentosa’s surroundings; Step on it at the Sentosa Luge (the first in Southeast Asia) and feel the tropical breeze as you whizz down the gravity track on your luge that’s part go-kart, part toboggan and all excitement!

You can’t leave Singapore without entering the majestic 37-metre-tall concrete Merlion on the Island. The legendary Merlion is a mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body – as a guardian of pros perity which personifies Singapore’s history as an important seaport.

Transfer to hotel

Time at leisure to explore the local area, relax in the hotel and enjoy dinner (at own cost)

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Day 3

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

After breakfast, check-out of hotel and transfer to Singapore’s International Airport for flight MI326 to Kuala Lumpur, departing at 1015hrs

Arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and transfer to your hotel.  Store bags ready for check-in for a 4 night stay at the Royal Hotel, KL

Lunch at leisure (at own cost)

Time to explore the local area

After check-in, unpack and get changed, ready for transfer to a local pitch for a self-led training session

Self-led training session 1

After training, return transfer to the hotel

Time to freshen up and transfer to restaurant

Dinner with Cultural show at the Saloma Theatre Restaurant (or similar)

Saloma Theatre Restaurant takes one on a gastronomic experience where wonderful aromas and flavours beckon. The style in which the food is served is Malaysian showcasing the flavours and cooking methods from the uniquely different 14 Malaysian states.

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Day 4

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

This morning you will meet, ready for your tour of Kuala Lumpur (4 hours duration approx.)

Visit Petronas Twin Towers, once the tallest buildings in the world but still renowned as the world’s tallest twin structures, at 88-storeys.  Next, visit the National Monument (Tugu Negara) built in remembrance of the fallen ‘soldiers’ during the fight for freedom to independence in Malaysia. Next on the tour is Central Market, one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction.

Packed lunch provided

Return to the hotel and prepare for Fixture 1 at a local hockey club/school

Transfer to the match

Fixture 1

Return to the hotel and take time to freshen up before walking to TGI Friday’s (or similar) for dinner

Return to hotel

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Day 5

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

This morning you will meet, ready for transfer to a Malaysian tropical rain forest, located close to Kuala Lumpur City Centre in Keopong.

The Forest Research Institute runs the forest reserve and is the largest forest research institute in the world. Here you will experience a jungle trek!

Packed lunch provided

After lunch, transfer to the hotel to prepare for fixture 2

Transfer to the National Hockey Stadium at Bukit Jalal where you will have the opportunity for a self-led training session (if required) and where fixture 2 will be staged

Fixture 2

After the match, transfer to hotel and freshen up before heading to Jalan Alor

This evening you will experience ‘Hawker foods’ at Jalan Alor – a short walk away

Jalan Alor is a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The whole character of the city changes when you step onto the street. Gone are the modern shopping malls that align the city, which are replaced with something of the past age. During the day, there is not much activity but when the sun goes down, the street will be hustling and bustling with activity.

Return to hotel on foot

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Day 6

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

This morning you will meet, ready for your cultural experience (4 hours duration approx.)

The tour takes you to the outskirts of the City where the towering limestone cavern & Hindu deity statue resides at Batu Caves.

Lunch at Café Royal (or similar)

After lunch, transfer to the hotel for time at leisure and to prepare for self-led training session 2 at a local hockey club/school

Self-led training 2

Transfer to hotel

Time at leisure to explore KL at night and to enjoy the local cuisine (at own cost)

7

Day 7

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

Check-out and travel to Ipoh by coach

Arrive at your hotel in Ipoh. Check-in for a 1 night stay – example hotel: Cititel Express

Ipoh is the capital city of the state of Perak, Malaysia and the third largest city in the country. It is approximately 180 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur and 123 km southeast of George Town, Penang

Light lunch upon arrival

Prepare for Fixture 3 at a local school/club hockey ground

Transfer to match

Fixture 3

After the match, transfer to hotel

Time to freshen up before walking to the Tea House Café for Dinner

Return to hotel

8

Day 8

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

This morning you will meet, ready for a guided heritage tour of Ipoh

Seeing Ipoh for the first time, you will feel like you have stepped into a bygone era when people still travelled by rickshaws and opium dens were the order of the day inside the many Peranakan-style shop houses. The quietness of the old town’s streets coupled with the charming but crumbling colonial architecture add to the allure.

Check out of hotel

Coach transfer to Penang (packed lunch provided)

Upon arrival in Penang, check in at Royal Chulan hotel and time at leisure to explore the local area or for teacher-led activities

Tonight, you will enjoy an evening at Penang Hill

You will take the funicular train non-stop to the Penang Hill Top Station and enjoy an evening breeze at 720m above sea level.

In the middle the park lays the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, the highest viewing platform on Penang Island. Enjoy some local refreshments while viewing the beautiful sunset of Penang.

After soaking up the sun, proceed on to the David Brown’s Restaurant for a relaxing dinner to end the evening while enjoying the view of George Town lit up like fairy lights down below

Return to hotel

9

Day 9


Breakfast at leisure at hotel

This morning you will take a transfer to the National Park (0800hrs) at Teluk Bahang via a Turtle Sanctuary. Once at the National Park you will hike to a secluded beach where you can swim, realax or have fun on the beach. An ideal opportunity for teacher-led activities.

Enjoy a BBQ lunch before being transported back to the National Park entrance by boat.

Transfer to hotel to prepare for your final match at a local club/school. Expected arrival time at hotel – 1400hrs

Optional tour: Tour of George Town (no supplement)

Your trip wouldn’t be complete without an old fashion ride when you are in Penang! Ride on the “Beca” – Trishaw in Malay to uncover the real charm and character of historic George Town that is now a
UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has become a favorite for tourists as well as locals who love to take a ride around Penang’s charming tourist spots, as it is easy way of maneuvering around George Town traffic and a cool way to see the sights.

The orientation includes a walking tour and visit to Penang market to buy last minute souvenirs.

Light Lunch provided

Transfer to fixture 4

Fixture 4

After the match, transfer to hotel to freshen up

Walk to Auntie Gaik Lean’s authentic Nyonga restaurant (or similar) for celebratory end of tour dinner

Return to hotel

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Day 10

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

Check-out of your hotel and transfer to Penang International Airport for flight MI345 to Singapore

Arrive at Singapore Airport and continue your journey to London Heathrow on the SQ318, departing at 1235hrs

Arrive at London Heathrow Airport

End of tour arrangements

You will be sent a copy of our ‘Safety Management System’ (SMS) with any proposal / quote that we send to you.  This will provide you with all the information you require to understand how we prepare for and plan your tour, to ensure health and safety at the forefront of our planning and a systematic approach is followed. If you would like a copy of this document in advance of this, please call our team on + 44 207 402 3708.

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Health, Safety & Entry Requirements: FCO Malaysia

Health Advice: Travel Health Malaysia

Fit for Travel Malaysia

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