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Contents General Information

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Welcome to Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo

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Experience Singapore

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Singapore Accommodation Singapore Sightseeing

Sentosa Island

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Sentosa Island Accommodation & Sightseeing

Bintan Island

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Bintan Island Accommodation

Experience Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur Accommodation Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing © The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia

Penang Accommodation Penang Sightseeing Langkawi Accommodation Langkawi Sightseeing Malaysia Tours

Experience Borneo

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Kota Kinabalu Accommodation & Sightseeing Kuching Accommodation & Sightseeing Borneo Tours

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General Information House of Travel Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system. Please note these gradings are a guide only and may alter throughout the year. Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard. Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service. First Class accommodation with an excellent range of facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in the country. CHILD POLICY: A child is considered 2-11 years of age. Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your House of Travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suits you and your family’s needs. PRICE INDICATOR: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Your travel specialist will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars.

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Singapore, Malaysia & Borneo Unlike many destinations,Asia presents a diversity of experiences for everyone. Be it the crystal clear azure waters of Langkawi where snorkelling is a must, the exhausting yet exhilarating trek up Mount Kinabalu − the highest peak in South East Asia, wandering through the cool tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands,to shopping in the mega malls in the bustling gateway cities such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Add to the list a magical collection of historic monuments, exotic temples, virgin landscapes, endless stretches of beaches; then there is the food, aromatic and delicious. Rich with culture, today Asia is becoming a ‘must do’ for Kiwis. Once thought of as an adventure destination, it is now seen as more mainstream with its world class resorts, established tourism infrastructure and excellent value for money. It’s where East meets West and ancient and modern cultures merge in a vibrant tropical climate providing the backdrop for a truly memorable holiday. Whether you are looking for a deserted beach with bungalows nestled on the shoreline, resorts with every imaginable facility, gleaming skyscraper hotels in gateway cities, or a longhouse in the jungle − Asia has it all!

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COUNTRY NAME:

Republic of Singapore

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Singapore City

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English, Malay, Chinese Mandarin and Tamil

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Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity

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Known as the ‘Gateway to Asia’, Singapore is a vibrant tropical destination, world renowned for its shopping, eateries, attractions, style and cleanliness. Whether you head there for two days or ten, you’ll find no trip to the ‘Lion City’ is ever the same. Not many cities in Asia can boast Singapore’s fascinating ethnic mix. Throughout history, migration has left its stamp on the city’s culture. Visit the bright sari and bangle stores in the old shop houses of Little India, and in Chinatown explore the many antique stores or bargain hunt for silk. For the shopaholics, Orchard Road is a must; the variety and quality here will leave you spoilt for choice. Allow plenty of time, as you’ll be lucky to see half of it in one day. With the huge developments recently around the Marina Bay area; the iconic Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer and Gardens by the Bay, not to mention Resorts World® hosting Universal Studios Singapore®, and S.E.A. AquariumTM, it is no wonder people keep going back to this city time and time again. The river plays host to plenty of fabulous bars and restaurants in the three popular quay areas; Clarke Quay being the most famous, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. Although Singapore has come a long way over the past 10 years and now showcases itself as a modern international city, you can’t leave without heading to Raffles Hotel for High Tea or a legendary Singapore Sling; an experience that carries with it generations of colonial history and tradition.


Experience Singapore Our favourite things to see and do BUMBOAT RIDE ALONG SINGAPORE RIVER – Make your way to Marina Bay and jump aboard a traditional Singapore ‘Bumboat’ to cruise along the river. Hop off at Boat Quay, where you’ll find many bars and restaurants all housed in historic Peranakan shop-houses. Check out the riverbank deals such as ‘2 for 1’ and ‘happy hour’. VIVOCITY – Located five minutes from the CBD, VivoCity is every shopper’s dream. With a broad selection of stores from fashion to homeware, toys to entertainment, it’s Singapore’s largest shopping mall and is designed to offer the best shopping experience for the entire family. The mall is complete with Singapore’s largest cinema complex, giant food courts and amphitheatre for events. SINGAPORE CHILLY CRAB – For an authentic meal experience that will get your taste buds going, head to Chinatown and try Chilli Crab with tangy gravy and succulent flesh. CLARKE QUAY – On the edge of the river, and buzzing with activity at all hours, you’ll find the most popular restaurants and bars. Soak up the atmosphere as you stroll through the retail shops and open-air bazaars. SINGAPORE SLING – Step into nostalgia at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel for Singapore’s signature drink. Colonial architecture, straw fans gently swaying and peanut shells on the ground combine to make this an iconic experience. DEMPSEY HILL – Once the site of military army barracks, just a short distance from Orchard Road and set in green surrounds, is a hip cluster of wining and dining establishments, art galleries, antique furniture stores and weekend farmers markets. TANJONG BEACH CLUB – If you’re staying on Sentosa, enjoy a little lazy luxury at the Tanjong Beach Club which offers a great mix of ex-pat and local culture. The restaurant serves up hearty Western food or you can indulge in creative cocktails at the open breezy bar. © Singapore Tourism Board

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Sitting across from the historic Singapore River and with Robertson Quay at arm’s length, this hotel offers a great base for a stopover. Taking hotel dining in Singapore to new levels, the hotel is complete with their awardwinning Tien Court Restaurant, offering a fine dining experience, serving contemporary Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine.

Located at the trendy nightspot of Clarke Quay with Clarke Quay and Chinatown MRT Stations just minutes away, giving quick access to all of Singapore’s attractions. Well designed rooms with floor to ceiling windows gives a better sense of space to these functional rooms. With free WiFi, a Grab & Go breakfast, rooftop gym and pool overlooking Clarke and Robertson Quays, this hotel offers a great location at a great price.

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Park Hotel Clarke Quay With classic architecture inspired by Singapore’s colonial past, this retreat lies by the river and at the bustling heart of Clarke Quay. Facing Singapore’s famous sea-trading artery, you can marvel at enchanting views of the city skyline and river from your guest room. Embark on an epicurean journey at two of the restaurants and bars or enjoy the outdoor pool area after a busy day around the city. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $143 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal) 6

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PARKROYAL on Beach Road

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Located just a stone’s throw from the shopping haven of charming Arab Street and its malls, this hotel is ideal for both corporate and leisure travellers. Explore the eclectic neighbourhood and then take respite from the heat with a refreshing dip in one of two swimming pools, with views of the Singapore Flyer and downtown skyline.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $154 The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Singapore Accommodation

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

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Standing in the heart of Singapore’s ethnic district, Little India, a stay at this hotel will enliven your senses. Experience the spirit of the neighbourhood brimming with culture and dotted with quaint shop-houses, or visit some of the most famous mosques in Singapore. After your day out relinquish to your well-appointed guest room offering total rest and relaxation.

Situated across from Robertson Quay, along the Singapore River, this hotel has been a Kiwi favourite for many years. Head out and about for the day and make use of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to and from Orchard Road and Clarke Quay. Then be sure to update your social media pages in the evening with the use of free WiFi throughout the hotel. The warm charm of this hotel will not leave you disappointed. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $165 Stay 3 nights & only pay for 2 (seasonal)

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Park Regis Singapore

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Swissotel Merchant Court

Within easy reach of Singapore’s vibrant entertainment and dining hubs such as Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Chinatown. Contemporary rooms host a wealth of facilities and amenities, or upgrade to a Quay Room which offers direct access to the stunning outdoor pool. You’ll love taking a swim just steps away from your room. Set next to the pool is a cascading water feature, along with a chic roof top bar, enjoy the quaint atmosphere with an al fresco cocktail in hand.

With a fantastic setting adjacent to the entertainment hubs of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, your choice of restaurants and nightlife is endless when you spend your stay here. Having recently undergone a complete renovation, this hotel is looking fresh! The 476 beautifully appointed guest rooms cater to the needs of the most discerning travellers and feature state-of-the-art technology.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $173

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $182 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore

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Carlton Hotel

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Having recently undergone a complete renovation, this hotel is looking fresh! Located just a five minute walk to bustling Orchard Road and connected to Tanglin Mall with an array of shops, restaurants, supermarket and food courts. Guest rooms, suites and the Club Lounge are designed with a contemporary flair. Everyone’s sense of ‘unwind’ is different so either relax by the stunning outdoor pool or indulge in a rejuvenating massage at the Health Club & Spa or do both.

Located just a five minute walk from the hotel, you will find City Hall and Bras Basah MRT Stations, and just over the road is Raffles City Mall as well as Raffles Hotel, giving you great connections to all corners of Singapore. The outdoor pool offers a place to unwind, where you can relax in one of the cabanas or enjoy a cocktail on the sundeck.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $184

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $184

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Singapore Accommodation

Grand Park City Hall

Mandarin Orchard Hotel

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An architectural gem occupying a prime spot in Singapore’s Civic District, combining the charm of restored, century old shop houses, with modern architecture. This luxurious retreat offers contemporary rooms and suites, five restaurants and bars and their award-winning Spa Park Asia. Located just around the corner from the City Hall MRT Station puts you within easy access to historical landmarks, shopping malls, Chinatown and Clarke Quay.

Conveniently located in the heart of the renowned shopping belt of Orchard Road, giving easy access to shopping malls and restaurants. It boasts lavish guest rooms, each a harmonious blend of comfort and elegance, with comprehensive amenities and a panoramic view of the city. Guests can savour a smorgasbord of award-winning cuisines from Pine Court Chinese Restaurant and Chatterbox, home of the famous Mandarin Chicken Rice.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $184 Stay 3 nights & only pay for 2 (seasonal)

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Pan Pacific Orchard

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Boasting a prime location in the heart of the shopping and dining districts, and with City Hall MRT Station at its doorstep, this is your gateway to explore Singapore. One of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia, their 1261 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with private balconies provide breathtaking views of the bustling cityscape. A wealth of culinary delights are on offer with 15 restaurants and bars to choose from.

Allow yourself to be embraced by charm with a stay at this luxurious hotel, a blissful retreat in the heart of Singapore along Orchard Road. Nestled along the city’s premier shopping belt, the hotel offers convenient access to a variety of entertainment and retail options. Featuring a refreshed collection of guest rooms, modern and rejuvenating leisure facilities designed to enhance every moment of your stay, you will not be disappointed with this hotel.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $256

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Overlooking the heart of Marina Bay and connected to Marina Square Mall, this recently transformed luxurious hotel offers a convenient base to explore the city. Step outside and you’ll soon discover the dazzling array of fantastic shops, cafés and bars that make Marina Bay such a popular destination. With a perfect blend of comfort and elegance across the 790 rooms as well as state-of-the-art technology, this hotel is fabulous for business or leisure.

Singapore’s most fashionable hotel is home to designer rooms, three restaurants and bars including a sky bar with a stunning pool. Strategically located in the heart of Singapore’s premier shopping area of Orchard Road and above the four storey retail podium – Knightsbridge – it boasts a fantastic location.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $210

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $235 The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Singapore Sightseeing

Singapore City Tour

Tiger Brewery Tour

Night Safari

Come discover the history, culture and lifestyle of multi-cultural Singapore. Stroll the streets and breathe in the aromas of Little India and Chinatown, explore the Singapore River, the Botanic Gardens and more. For first time visitors it’s a great way to orientate yourself.

Learn about the illustrious history and heritage of Singapore’s iconic beer. With 80 years of brewing excellence under its belt, find out how this local beer has grown in stature to achieve international acclaim. Get to know the other beers and have fun with the interactive multimedia brewing game.

Head to Singapore Zoo, jump aboard the night tram and discover an animal world that comes alive when the sun sets. Be captivated by the sights and sounds of over 1200 animals and see many rare and exciting creatures from tigers to one horned rhinos.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $41 per adult / $21 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $41 per adult

DEPARTS: Daily (evenings) DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79 per adult / $49 per child

Footsteps of Raffles

City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off

Legoland® Park

No visit to Singapore would be complete without experiencing the tradition of High Tea at Raffles Hotel. Served in the Tiffin Room, with classical colonial décor, you will be transported back in time. Enjoy the sumptuous array of buffet delights, fine teas and aromatic coffees.

Offering a great way to see Singapore, jump aboard a state-of-the-art open top bus, stopping at major landmarks. With a number of stops around the city connecting attractions, discover all the great things to do and see – choose from one of four routes.

Enjoy over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions packed with fun-filled activities for the entire family at Legoland® Park. You do cross the Malaysia border so your passport is required for this tour.

DEPARTS: Daily (except Sundays) DURATION: 2 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $154 per adult / $81 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 24 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $46 per adult / $34 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 6 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $110 per adult / $91 per child

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Singapore Flyer Admission only

River Safari

Explore Singapore’s newest national garden, which incorporates Flower Dome and Cloud Forest cooled conservatories and the vertical gardens of the ‘supertrees’. Or take an aerial walk along the OCBC Skyway.

View the city from the world’s largest giant observation wheel – the Singapore Flyer. Soak in the panoramic 360 degree view of Marina Bay area, towering skyscrapers and tropical greenery on this 30 minute flight.

DEPARTS: Daily PRICE GUIDE FROM: $37 per adult / $21 per child Includes one way transfer

DEPARTS: Daily (30 minute rotation) PRICE GUIDE FROM: $47 per adult / $29 per child

The price guide shown is per person (minimum 2 people), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, River Safari is a wildlife haven that houses over 5000 aquatic and land animals representing 300 species. It is one of the world’s largest repositories for river dwelling animals living in and around eight iconic rivers. DEPARTS: Daily (non-guided) DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $57 per adult / $34 per child 9


Sentosa Island Situated 15 minutes from Singapore’s city centre, this popular island is home to an exciting array of themed attractions; Resorts World® hosting Universal Studios Singapore® and S.E.A. AquariumTM, award-winning spa retreats, resort accommodation and long sheltered beaches with Tanjong Beach Club being a weekend favourite with locals and ex-pats alike. You can choose to stay on this island or include it as a visit while staying in the city centre.

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Festive Hotel

Capella Singapore

Located near Festive Walk and World Square, you’re just minutes away from Universal Studios Singapore®, S.E.A. Aquarium™ and Adventure Cove Waterpark™, along with the all-dining, shopping and other entertainment. Ideal for family getaways, Deluxe Family Rooms come complete with a loft style bed, making the children’s stay more memorable. For the little ones, there’s also a baby pool onsite so everyone can have a splash around!

With a blend of old and new, this classic resort is surrounded by 30 acres of tropical gardens. Discover thoughtfully crafted architecture harmoniously blending the historic 1880 colonial bungalows with the modern extension and villas of the hotel. Guest rooms incorporate touches of Asia infused with contemporary design whilst the cascading pools meander down to the beachside offering stunning views out to the South China Sea.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $176

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Explore Universal Studios with this one day pass. Step onto Hollywood Boulevard, feel the spirit and energy of New York, wander through the portals of Sci-Fi City, be transported back to 1930s Egypt, head to the fairytale land of Far Far Away. There’s also Madagascar and The Lost World to explore.

Explore the awe-inspiring universe of life in the ocean at S.E.A. Aquarium™, the world’s largest aquarium. With more than 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species across 49 habitats, the aquarium is home to majestic manta rays and other giants of the sea.

Plunge into the wet and wild fun at Adventure Cove Waterpark™, featuring Southeast Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster. Or, snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish over a colourful coral reef and feel the magic of dozens of rays interacting.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Day entrance pass PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99 per adult / $71 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Day entrance pass PRICE GUIDE FROM: $35 per adult / $31 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Day entrance pass PRICE GUIDE FROM: $46 per adult / $34 per child

The price guide shown is per adult per night twin share including breakfast based on low season travel. Sightseeing is based on a minimum of 2 people. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Only 45 minutes by ferry from Singapore, Bintan Island is part of Indonesia. Although you will need your passport to get there and purchase a visa on arrival, there’s no need to change any money as Singapore dollars are widely accepted. Visiting the Island means you can easily combine shopping and city life with a couple of days relaxation at a beach resort.

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Telani Ferry Terminal If you’re after a beachfront bungalow without having to pay an exorbitant price, BATAM then this resort could be the perfect choice! Offering 50 rustic thatched roof chalets all with their own private verandahs and a choice of sea or garden BINTAN views. You also have full use of all the facilities at the other four island resorts Tanjung and beach club. A tranquil haven Pinang for those seeking refuge from the city.

A Kiwi favourite year after year, this four star hotel is a great property if you’re wanting comfortable accommodation. The highlight has to be the fantastic gigantic beachfront swimming pool and children’s wading pool filled with water jets that fronts the beach, which is just a stone’s throw away. After a day of lazing in the sun choose from an array of dining selections.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $518 Includes return ferry transfers, 2 nights accommodation and daily breakfast

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $488 Includes return ferry transfers, 2 nights accommodation and daily breakfast

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Set on 741 acres of gardens with not one, but two designer golf courses, Bintan Lagoon is a spacious resort overlooking a beautiful stretch of beach and offers plenty of space to chill out. If you are after activity, then you won’t be disappointed with the large menu of daily activities available. Try your hand at cocktail mixing or have a go at a cooking class. For the water sports enthusiast, there is jet skiing, knee boarding and sailing. All 470 spacious Deluxe Rooms have been recently renovated and offer a contemporary tropical elegance enhanced by distinctive Asian décor. Each well-appointed room features a furnished balcony, in-room amenities and modern conveniences. In the evenings you are spoilt for choice as to where your next meal will be, with over 12 restaurants at your discretion.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $503 Includes return ferry transfers, 2 nights accommodation and daily breakfast The price guide shown is per adult twin share including breakfast based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Experience

Malaysia

Fast Facts COUNTRY NAME:

Federation of Malaysia

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27.5 Million

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Kuala Lumpur

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Bahasa Malaysia

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Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism

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Malaysian Ringgit

TIME ZONE:

5 hours behind New Zealand (6 hours with daylight saving)

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Current is 220/230V, 50HZ Plug is a 2 rectangle pin with bottom round pin adapter

From stunning beaches and islands with world class snorkelling and diving, to the vast rainforest and national parks abundant with wildlife, mixed with the amazing cuisine, great shopping and friendly people, Malaysia makes for a great holiday destination no matter what your tastes are. Comprising of three distinct parts, Peninsula Malaysia and the two island states of Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia on the island of Borneo, are areas all well developed, yet rich and varied in cultural tradition. Kuala Lumpur is the focal point of Malaysia and the nation’s capital. The action here lies in the city centre dubbed the ‘Golden Triangle’ – a madcap mix of modern hotels and large shopping complexes complemented by traces of its British colonial past and cultural beliefs. The islands of Penang and Langkawi on the west coast of the peninsula are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches. Penang, the food capital of Malaysia, offers Batu Ferringhi Beach and the night bazaar in the evening along with Georgetown, unmistakably Chinese with a colonial architectural influence. Langkawi, an archipelago of islands, is blessed with many natural features, stunning waterfalls, tropical jungles and pristine sandy beaches, not to mention its duty free status. On the east coast of the peninsula, slightly less known islands of Tioman, Redang and the Perhentian Islands also offer some fantastic island escapes. Renowned for their white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and abundant marine life, they are fast becoming ‘must dos’ for underwater enthusiasts or those that just want to laze around on an exotic tropical island. If you’re looking for a holiday with a difference, be sure to add Malaysia to your list!

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Experience Malaysia Our favourite things to see and do PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS – Observe KL from the world’s tallest twin towers; it takes all of 41 seconds to shoot up to the midpoint of Petronas Twin Towers. Tickets to the skybridge sell out fast, but how often do you get to feel on top of the world? CAMERON HIGHLANDS – Malaysia’s largest hill resort in the country, this highland paradise still retains much of the charm of an English Village. Primarily an agricultural domain, you will find an abundance of vegetable and fruit farms here. Cameron Highlands is the leading producer of flowers and tea in Malaysia. Explore the tea plantations, strawberry farms or butterfly centres. PENANG HAWKER FOOD – If Penang is the food capital of Malaysia, Gurney Drive is the best of Penang on a plate! Hawkers fire up their woks and dish out street food fit for a king. The popular seafront promenade exemplifies the colours and atmosphere of Penang – fun, lively and vibrant. LANGKAWI CABLE CAR AND SKY BRIDGE – A 15 minute journey by cable car will see you to the top of Mt. Mat Cincang. Admire the lush rainforests and the miniscule islands from the 708 metre peak. Head to the observatory deck or make your way to the 125 metre long curved skybridge. This bridge suspends by cable, so it’s not for the faint-hearted. HOMESTAY WITH THE LOCALS – Experiencing a homestay in a traditional village or ‘kampung’ is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get to know the real Malaysia. You will discover local life moves at a slower pace than in the city, and for those who relish the quiet calm of the rustic life, this is possibly as good as it gets. Homestay guests will not just be immersed in the lifestyle of the locals, they will also quickly establish a bond with their warm and welcoming families who will treat them like their own.

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In the heart of Bukit Bintang, with exciting options on the doorstep like an open-air dining and shopping bazaar and Plaza Low Yat, KL’s IT speciality centre. The hotel offers a unique blend of charming nostalgia with all the comforts and facilities of a modern hotel, including a relaxing swimming pool, comfortable rooms and great dining options.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $76 Book 30 days prior to arrival and receive 15% discount

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Located in the heart of the famed Bukit Bintang area, commonly referred to as the Golden Triangle, this boutique hotel is sandwiched between eight major shopping malls and within easy walking distance of the monorail station. Guest rooms are chic and contemporary with tasteful natural art to deploy a soothing feeling – the perfect place to relax after a day out.

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Situated right in the centre of the shopping district and with the Bukit Bintang monorail next door, it’s hard to find a better location in Kuala Lumpur. This stylish four star hotel has spacious comfortable rooms, a variety of delicious restaurants, an inviting outdoor pool and the tranquil St. Gregory Spa, offering specialised treatments and traditional healing therapies.

Towering over the skyline, this hotel sits directly adjacent to the Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall – 10 floors of shopping and entertainment including movie theatres, restaurants, bars and Asia’s largest indoor theme park including a seven storey high roller coaster are at your fingertips. When the shopping gets too much, head back to your spacious stylish room or relax by the hotel’s swimming pool.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $96 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $120 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast (excluding stay/pay nights), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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This hotel is simply stunning! Be amazed by the awe-inspiring four storey high lobby with a sweeping staircase from the lobby to the mezzanine, complete with magnificently laid elegant marble, and the hotel’s exclusive collection of treasured art and artefacts. Superbly situated in the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, this hotel warmly reflects its unique surroundings. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $120

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With a great central location between the KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers, you’ll definitely feel like you are in the heart of the city surrounded by great shopping and nightlife. Synonymous with the Shangri-La brand, you will be pampered from the moment you enter with elegant interiors, stylish rooms and fabulous restaurants.

Located along the vibrant streets of Bukit Bintang in the heart of the shopping and entertainment district. Rooms feature warm, relaxing earth tones and are complete with a Heavenly Bed®. Enjoy a dip in the outdoor pool after a day of shopping before teasing your palette at the range of restaurants on offer.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $144

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing

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Not withstanding the fast growth, Kuala Lumpur has managed to keep its charm, with a skyline that blends the old and new. View the contrast of old Moorish architecture and the modern skyscrapers such as the Petronas Twin Towers. Drive past the elegant Jamek Mosque, Merdeka Square and more.

Kuala Lumpur comes alive after sunset. Visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple then onto Chinatown for some street shopping. Proceed onto Seri Melayu Restaurant for a sumptuous Malay dinner while being entertained with a colourful cultural performance.

Just two hours from Kuala Lumpar is Malacca, a once powerful and prosperous trading port. Visit St. Paul’s Hill, the Stadhuys Building and the ruins of St. Paul’s Church before a local Peranakan lunch and a stroll along Jonker Street. The last stop today is at the oldest Chinese Temple in Malaysia.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $26 per adult / $15 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $75 per adult / $55 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $72 per adult / $49 per child

Suburbs of KL

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Genting Highlands

Journey towards the eastern suburbs of KL. Visit the Royal Selangor and witness the art of pewter crafting before a stop at a Batik factory to admire the delicate painting process. Batu Caves Temple is the final stop. The limestone cavernous interior is home to Hindu deities.

Have a fun-filled day at Sunway Lagoon and discover a magical kingdom of pure fun and excitement. Made up of five parks – Amusement Park, Water Park, Scream Park, Wildlife Park and Extreme Park each features their own exciting attractions.

A one hour drive from KL, this popular weekend resort for the city folks is otherwise known as the ‘City of Entertainment’. Home to Casino de GENTING, a cable car and a theme park with over 40 rides, so there’s loads of thrilling adventures for everyone.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $26 per adult / $15 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $103 per adult / $79 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $57 per adult / $32 per child

The price guide shown is per person (minimum 2 people), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


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Often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang is well known for its easy going kampungs (villages), sandy beaches, sightseeing and food. Due to the diverse culture, foodies are spoilt for choice here, as each culture with their unique cooking styles have dared to create dishes that are a blend of tastes and spices. Batu Ferringhi, along the north of the island, is by far the best and most visited beach area.

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Found at the quieter end of Batu Ferringhi Beach, laze the days away in a hammock by the scenic beach or simply unwind in a garden cabana by the resort’s large swimming pool. Retreat to your comfortable guest room and enjoy views from your private balcony of either the hills or the sea. In the evenings, there are several restaurants in the resort to capture your taste buds, then be sure to head out for some action, with the night markets a five minute ride away.

This modern hotel makes for a comfortable stay with the popular Batu Ferringhi area a short 15 minute drive away, along with the convenience of having a regular local bus service run past the hotel and into Georgetown. Complimentary WiFi is offered throughout the hotel making it easy to stay in touch with loved ones back home. Be sure to head to Best Brew Bar, offering a casual atmosphere with a selection of local and international beers from the hotels ‘Best Brews’ program.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $88 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

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Lone Pine Hotel

Set over two wings and connected by a sky-bridge, this beachfront hotel offers the Beach Wing, a retreat steps away from the palm fringed waterfront and the Ferringhi Tower overlooking the Malacca Straits and Penang’s coastline. Guest rooms are well-appointed and offer either sea views or scenic hill views. Pull up a sun lounger and relax under the heat of the sun with your favourite book in hand next to the outdoor pool before taking a refreshing dip.

Tucked away in an idyllic spot, this stunning boutique beachfront resort is rejuvenated after a lovingly undertaken restoration. Refreshed in design and facilities, this 90 room hotel has still managed to maintain its colonial charm and spirit, making it one of Penang’s legendary hotels. Relax in the refined atmosphere and catch up on the news back home with complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. Complete your stay with an ultimate spa experience at Pure Energy.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $94 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $156 Stay 7 nights & only pay for 5 (seasonal)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast (excluding stay/pay nights), based on low season travel, and does not include the Penang Local Government Fee. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Ideally situated on the beautiful shorelines of Penang, this low rise beachfront resort lies in the heart of Batu Ferringhi. With breezy open spaces, it’s an idyllic relaxing stay for all. A variety of well-appointed guest rooms are available to choose from, some with private balconies featuring impressive sea views. For those that like action, there’s no excuse not to get the adrenalin flowing with the wide range of water sport activities on offer. Should you opt to merely laze in the sun, the fabulous swimming pool which snakes in and out of superbly lush and tropical gardens is the perfect place to retreat. Or for those who wish to rejuvenate themselves, indulge in a holistic therapeutic treatment at St. Gregory Spa. Serving tasty local Penang-style tapas and fresh seafood, Uncle Zack By The Beach is the place to head in the evenings. As you dine, enjoy spectacular views of the sunset, a great end to a successful day. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $124 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

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Perfectly positioned for a family beach holiday, this resort is located on the renowned Batu Feringgi Beach. With a long stretch of white sand and coconut palms standing tall, it makes for an unflawed escape. Contemporary in design, guest rooms are welcoming and beautifully furnished with traditional Malay touches. Whether your plans include adventure or pure relaxation, the resort offers an enticing array of activities for all. For the kids – be sure to check out the Adventure Zone, a 929m² indoor family entertainment centre with drop slides, multiple sections of modular play equipment and a game zone. For outdoor action, head to the two lagoon shaped swimming pools set amidst lush tropical gardens with the children’s pool complete with a waterslide. For the adults practice your swing at the pitch and putt golf course, or opt for a bit of relaxation either on the beach or poolside.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $133 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast (excluding stay/pay nights), based on low season travel, and does not include the Penang Local Government Fee. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Penang Sightseeing

Scenic Night Tour

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Watch the city of George Town come alive at night with the city lights and street peddlers. Enjoy freshly prepared food, dining al fresco style. After dinner, hop on a trishaw for a slow ride through the colourful streets followed by a drive across the 13.5 kilometre Penang Bridge, returning by ferry.

Once a pirates’ hideout, Penang came under British control in 1786. On this tour visit the tranquil fishing villages at Teluk Bahang, the laid back kampungs (Malay villages) on stilts, along with a Batik factory.

Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple or Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, one of the largest Chinese temples in Malaysia and the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia. Take the funicular train up to Penang Hill, 833 metres above sea level, for a panoramic view of George Town.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $60 per adult / $35 per child

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DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $57 per adult / $35 per child

Penang Gastro Adventure

Heritage Trishaw Trail

Orang Utan and Mangrove Forest

Penang is considered the culinary capital of Malaysia and nowhere is the diversity of dishes and range of flavours more evident than in its beautiful capital, George Town. You don’t walk its streets – you devour them. On this food adventure try out some of the local favourites.

Take a leisurely ride on the enchanting “beca” (trishaw) and immerse yourself in the nostalgia of Penang. The trishaw has become a favourite among tourists as well as the locals who love to take a ride around Penang’s charming tourist spots. Choose from two enchanting routes.

Visit Orang utan Island, a research institution dedicated to the preservation and research of orang utans. Continue on to the Matang Mangrove Forest. Take a closer look at the mangrove trees and the animals that live in the muddy coastal floor of the mangrove ecosystem.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $118 per adult / $54 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hour tour (2 hour trishaw ride) PRICE GUIDE FROM: $63

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $179 per adult / $103 per child

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The price guide shown is per person (minimum 2 people), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Langkawi Langkawi is a pretty island situated 30 kilometres off the northwest of Malaysia. Let the sand warm your toes with a walk along Tanjung Rhu Beach, lined with tall casuarina trees, or sip on a piña colada as you watch the sunset on Pantai Cenang, one of the more lively beaches and home to some beautiful resorts. If you’re looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday, you will not be disappointed with Langkawi.

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Covering 35 acres on the white sandy beaches of the famous Cenang Beach, this resort offers a relaxing atmosphere amid lush tropical landscaped gardens. Designed to depict a leisurely kampong or village lifestyle, single and double storey wooden chalets built on stilts, each offer spacious verandahs and overlook the stunning ocean or the surrounding gardens. The plush rooms and suites outfitted with stylish furnishings and modern conveniences offer a relaxing retreat. Unwind on a sun lounger poolside for the day or take to the beach and make use of the versatile line up of water sports on offer. For wellness and rejuvenation, a state-of-the-art fitness centre equipped with the latest range of techno-gym equipment is available; and the re-branded Pelangi Spa with its signature offerings of holistic, oriental massage therapies in a Zen-inspired setting. For an intimate evening, dine under the stars beachside with the soothing sounds of the ocean and the sway of the palm trees.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $216 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

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Uniquely nestled within a 10 million year old rainforest and an 8000 year old fringing coral reef, this resort provides an idyllic tropical hideaway. The Andaman’s lagoon-style swimming pool is conveniently located alongside the stunning stretch of beach. Featuring traditional Malay style architecture, spacious and well-appointed guest rooms boast views of either the lush rainforest or Datai Bay. The Luxury Garden Terrace rooms offer a relaxing area outside of the room, giving more space to your stay or a new level of comfort awaits in the Luxury Pool Access rooms – located across two private rainforest pools, a first-ofa-kind in Langkawi, these rooms were created with your privacy in mind. Whichever room you chose you will be assured quality service at all times. For water enthusiasts the resort offers a range of non-motorised activities to get out and about on the water or to finish off your evening head to the beach bar for a tantalising cocktail.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $211 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast (excluding stay/pay nights), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Langkawi Accommodation Berjaya Langkawi Resort

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Chill out and let the warm white sands squeak between your toes or let the waves of the sea and the echoes of the jungle sound in your ears with a stay at this four star resort. This ultimate bush and beach resort embraces boundless views of emerald waters and green-cushioned mountains. Rainforest Chalets are built within the towering lush rainforest, each incorporating rustic Malay architecture, with a modern touch. With an abundance of fauna and wildlife to experience and enjoy, each chalet offers modern amenities and a private balcony. Upgrade to a Premier Chalet On Water located on stilts over the ocean with uninterrupted views across the Andaman Sea. Golf buggies are available to help you get around from chalets – explore the tempting swimming pool, beach, the amazing Ayura health spa and fabulous restaurants and bars. With at least eight different types of cuisine on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $163 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

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The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

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Located one kilometre from the main harbour and 20 minutes from Langkawi Airport, this stunning resort on the Andaman Sea has beautiful sandy beaches and lush tropical gardens making it an idyllic escape. Contemporary in design with a focus on personalised service and the utmost in comfort each guest room offers modern amenities including a sumptuous Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly shower. Choose from four swimming pools, tennis courts, water sport activities for the water enthusiast or the gorgeous Heavenly Spa by Westin™ for those who want to be pampered. If you’re staying to celebrate a special occasion, surprise your loved one with a romantic candlelight dinner at the end of the private jetty surrounded by the Andaman Sea or relax and unwind at one of three dining choices with a signature Martini in hand.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $204 Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4 (seasonal)

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast (excluding stay/pay nights), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Langkawi Sightseeing

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Highlights of Langkawi

Coral Island Escapade

Evergreen Mangrove and Cave Exploration

Take in the highlights of Langkawi and en route pass by scenic paddy fields and the quaint Malay kampungs (villages) which are scattered all over the island. Stops include Eagle Square, Kraf Budaya and Kuah Town, a bustling shopping centre.

Sail by catamaran to Pulau Payar, and discover the beautiful marine life. Treat your eyes to a varied collection of aquatic creatures, colourful fishes and exotic corals. This underwater haven offers tropical tranquillity.

On this adventurous tour set out to be the Indiana Jones of the East. Take to the steep stairs and uneven paths and tackle a mangrove escapade, a cave exploration and eagle watching followed by lunch to re-energise you.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $39 per adult / $22 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $141 per adult / $95 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 7 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $82 per adult / $52 per child

Langkawi on Wheels

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Langkawi Grand Tour

Explore Langkawi Island and the many myths and legends surrounding it. Visit a Batik Village, Mahsuri’s tomb – the legendary icon of Langkawi, Kuah Town for a spot of duty free shopping, and Legenda Park full of beautiful gardens, sculptures and statues.

Experience total serenity and listen to the sound of waves as you admire a glorious sunset, a perfect way to end the day and start the evening. Traverse the Andaman Sea and marvel at the many beautiful rugged islands of Langkawi while enjoying a sumptuous BBQ dinner.

Langkawi is a fascinating island made even more intriguing by its legends, its breathtaking scenery, rustic ambience enhanced by its marine life and spectacular limestone formations. Explore the best of Langkawi on this grand tour.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $46 per adult / $28 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $147 per adult / $73 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65 per adult / $38 per child

The price guide shown is per person (minimum 2 people), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Malaysia Tours

Wellness Bliss

A Passage Through Time 9 days/8 nights

Flavours of Malaysia

8 days/7 nights Discover the sensuous side of Malaysia with a heavenly mix of sightseeing and therapeutic treatments. Take in the futuristic capital, Kuala Lumpur, and the paradisiacal island of Langkawi in the Andaman Sea.

Embark on a journey through Malaysia’s past, present and future with this spellbinding tour, which will take you to its most emblematic cities and some of its most spectacular landscapes – age old forests, idyllic islands and mountains.

Savour the very best Malaysia has to offer with this delicious gastronomic pilgrimage from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, the country’s culinary capital. The tantalising cuisine reflects Malaysia’s multicultural mix.

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur After your arrival into Kuala Lumpur, enjoy the first of many treats over the coming days with a relaxing Jet Lag Treatment that will help you adjust to your new environment.

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur Today explore the environs of Kuala Lumpur with a Suburbs of KL tour. After a cultural and spiritual sojourn, return to the hotel to indulge in the day’s pampering treat, an 80 minute Therapeutic Massage. Day 3: Kuala Lumpur Enjoy the day at leisure. Prepare for the evening with an 80 minute Oriental Essence treatment. This relaxing treatment will realign the mind and emotions in time for the KL After Dusk tour. Day 4: Kuala Lumpur – Langkawi Transfer to the airport for your flight to Langkawi. At the hotel relax and unwind with a 60 minute Urut Melayu Treatment. Day 5: Langkawi This morning depart on an Evergreen Mangrove and Cave Exploration tour. In the afternoon, indulge in a 90 minute Keringanan Lightness Massage Treatment. Day 6-7: Langkawi The next two days are spent at leisure. On your last afternoon, relax your body and mind with the 90 minute Manipura Treatment. Day 8: Langkawi Tour arrangements end at Langkawi Airport.

Day 2: Kuala Lumpur After breakfast, the day is dedicated to discovering and exploring many of the top cultural and historical sights in the city. Day 3: Kuala Lumpur – Malacca Drive through verdant countryside dotted with villages to reach Malacca. In the afternoon, begin an orientation tour. Day 4: Malacca – Kuala Lumpur Start your day with a gentle sightseeing cruise up the Malacca River, followed by a trishaw ride. Depart back to Kuala Lumpur. Day 5: Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands Take to the road with a stunning scenic drive to the Cameron Highlands. The highlands are a resort area and are renowned for their rolling countryside and tea plantations. Day 6: Cameron Highlands Today enjoy a leisurely scenic tour of the Cameron Highlands. Day 7: Cameron Highlands – Penang Depart for Penang, driving along a scenic route. Cross the 13.5 kilometre long Penang Bridge and head towards the historic George Town. Day 8-9: Penang Enjoy an orientation tour of George Town followed by time at leisure. The next day, tour arrangements end at Penang Airport.

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Day 2: Kuala Lumpur Be immersed in KL’s vibrant Chinese scene with the start of your Petaling Street Heritage Food Trail. Day 3: Kuala Lumpur Today begins with a hands-on cooking experience that will have you licking your fingers in no time as you partake in a wok course in the jungle outside of Kuala Lumpur. Day 4: Kuala Lumpur You are what you eat and what better way to see how it applies to KL-ites than by getting to know them – and their food, of course – with a full day Kuala Lumpur lifestyle and culture trail. Day 5: Kuala Lumpur – Penang Today head towards the charming island of Penang. Day 6: Penang Considered the culinary capital of Malaysia, embark on a Heritage and Traditional Food Trail of Penang. Day 7: Penang Today cook up a storm at the amazing Tropical Spice Garden with a four hour cookery class. Day 8: Penang Embark on a fascinating tour that focuses on George Town’s Peranakan heritage and a rather more modern and unusual addition to its cultural scene. Day 9: Penang Tour arrangements end at Penang Airport.

DEPARTURES: Daily

DEPARTURES: Daily

DEPARTURES: Daily

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights 5 star accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, English speaking tour guide/driver, airport transfers, air-conditioned vehicles, KUL-LGK domestic airfare, entrance fees and massages

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights 4-5 star accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 lunches, English speaking tour guide/driver, air-conditioned vehicles, airport transfers, entrance fees and sightseeing

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights 4 star accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches, English speaking tour guide/driver, air-conditioned vehicles, airport transfers, entrance fees and sightseeing

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5570

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2172

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2895

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Experience

Borneo

Fast Facts COUNTRY NAME:

Malaysian Borneo

POPULATION:

20 Million

CAPITAL:

Kota Kinabalu – Sabah Kuching – Sarawak

LANGUAGES:

English and Ethnic dialects

RELIGION:

Christianity and Islam

CURRENCY:

Malaysian Ringitt

TIME ZONE:

5 hours behind New Zealand (6 hours with daylight saving)

ELECTRICITY:

Current is 220/230V, 50HZ Plug is a 2 rectangle pin with bottom round pin adaptor

A perfect destination for those looking for an adventure, Borneo is home to some of the world’s oldest rainforests and spectacular diving sites. Favourite pastimes here include trekking through the jungle, bird watching and looking out for exotic wildlife. Malaysian Borneo makes up the northern half of the island of Borneo, with the southern region being part of Indonesia. Split into two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, both offer unique experiences. Sabah is the perfect place to start in this land of eco treasures. Untouched and unspoilt, Sabah’s heart is Mt.Kinabalu, an impressive granite peak stretching 4,100 metres. Any trip to Sabah is not complete with at least a walk round the base of this famous mountain. Witness the ‘wild man of Borneo’ – the orang utan, at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the largest sanctuary in the world or offshore head out to the Turtle Islands where environmental projects are underway to help the ancient sea turtles. The heart of Sarawak is its rainforests and the large rivers that feed in and out of it. With a vast network of national parks, it is a great place to explore the jungle, cave systems, wildlife and amazing flora and fauna found in these parts. It is also home to many unique and fascinating tribal cultures, including the infamous headhunters. There are numerous ethnic groups found throughout both states, the people are warm and friendly and enjoy many colourful festivals and traditions that will take you back centuries. If different culture fascinates you, engage in some customs with a stay in a longhouse. Sip on ‘lihiing’, their potent rice wine, no doubt leaving you with lasting memories or not! For those that prefer to laze the day away, there are many stunning beach resorts that dot the coastline. No matter what your reason is for travelling, you will not be disappointed with what this emerging destination can offer.

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Experience Borneo Our favourite things to see and do THE SEPILOK ORANG UTAN REHABILITATION CENTRE – Located in Sandakan, this rehabilitation centre was set up in 1964 to rehabilitate ophaned orang utan. Watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk leads to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the orang utan are fed milk and bananas twice a day. While rehabilitation is the main goal here, the creation of the reserve also minimises the impact of deforestation. SIPADAN – If you are a keen diver, this is the place to go. Formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcano, this area is now rated by many dive journalists as one of the top diving destinations in the world. It is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah. GAYA STREET FAIR – Every Sunday in Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Street is closed off to traffic so traders can set up their stalls. Shop for anything, from batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and crafts, to footwear, antiques and souvenirs. If you like coffee, pick up some local Tenom coffee. MULU CAVES – This spectacular cave system, deep in Sarawak’s Gunung Mulu National Park near Miri, has over 200 kilometres of cave passages. Over millennia the flow of water has cut deep gorges through the Park’s limestone mountains and within the rock itself, creating a network of vast caves. The main underground attractions of the Mulu Caves include Clearwater Cave, the longest cave in South East Asia, and Deer Cave. SELINGAN ISLAND – On the east coast of Sabah, stay overnight at the lodge so you can see turtles come ashore to lay eggs 365 nights of the year. It is one of the most important turtle breeding spots in South East Asia.

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Kota Kinabalu Sabah’s main city is Kota Kinabalu. Razed to the ground by the British and occupying Japanese, the city was effectively rebuilt in the late 1940s. Many of Sabah’s main attractions are within an easy day trip from the city, making it ideal for exploring. The city itself is based on the coast, overlooking a cluster of islands in the South China Sea. To the other side it is backdropped by the towering Crocker Mountain Range with Mt. Kinabalu in the far distance.

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An undoubtedly special resort just 45 minutes from the airport. Featuring their own orang utan education centre and canopy walk along with a stunning three kilometre beach with fantastic water sports, there is fun for the whole family. Or if you want a quiet escape, there’s lots of space to get away from it all. A fabulous choice of restaurants and a beach bar offer popular western cuisines, as well as Malaysian and Asian favourites.

Just 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport the resort is set in 25 acres of award-winning gardens along the sweeping bay, with a private beach overlooking the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. The contemporary rooms have been recently renovated to provide modern luxury and are situated in two separate wings overlooking the mountain or stunning South China Sea.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $156 Stay 7 nights & only pay for 6 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $170

Heritage Village and City Highlights

Borneo Traditional Living

Mt Kinabalu and Poring Rainforest

Visit the Heritage Village and Museum for a closer view of Sabah’s ethnic diversity followed by a city drive showcasing Kota Kinabalu’s major landmarks. Complete your Kota Kinabalu experience with a visit to a local water-village home for a light refreshment.

Capture the cultural diversity of Borneo’s ethnic groups and their simple way of traditional living. Discover the architectural uniqueness of each tribal house as you walk through the cultural village while enjoying the serene jungle environment.

Visit the World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park – a natural wonder that offers a glimpse into the fascinating and often unique world of flora within the park. The jagged granite peaks of Mt. Kinabalu tower above one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $83 per adult / $67 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $117 per adult / $94 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 11 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $147 per adult / $117 per child

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast (excluding stay/pay nights), based on low season travel. Sightseeing is based on a minimum of 2 people. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Kuching Any trip to Sarawak would not be complete without at least a couple of nights in the capital, Kuching. Built on several low hills Kuching is quite a green city. Its principal attractions lie in the historic buildings, temples, museums and the waterfront promenade. Of note is the Sarawak Museum, renowned for its displays of tribal culture in the region. Take time to stroll along the promenade and enjoy the sights and flavours of the city before heading out to explore Sarawak further.

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Riverside Majestic Hotel

Pullman Kuching

Enjoy an early morning or an evening stroll along the Kuching waterfront with a stay at this hotel. Ideally positioned and overlooking Sarawak River, spacious guest rooms and suites offer either city views or river views. Catch up with family and friends back home with the use of complimentary WiFi available in all rooms. The outdoor swimming pool makes for a great retreat after a day out and about.

Located in the heart of Kuching on top of the hill at Jalan Mathies, this five star hotel offers stunning views of the city and Sarawak River. Modern and contemporary guest rooms await you with floor to ceiling windows and feature futuristic technologies. Choose from a number of trendy restaurants and bars to dine at after a day out or opt for a spot of pampering at the high end spa. This hotel will not leave you disappointed.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $105

Kuching City Tour

Sarawak Cultural Village

Rainforest and Bidayuh Longhouse

Explore the old shop houses and colonial buildings of Kuching which maintain their historical charm. Visit the renowned Sarawak Museum, reminiscent of a French château – the museum has a wide collection of archaeological exhibits and cultural artefacts.

In this authentic re-creation of a traditional village, discover how the tribal groups live and work in Borneo. This real life museum portrays the heritage of major ethnic groups found in Sarawak. Browse around the village then enjoy a cultural performance.

Established to care for orphaned animals, visit Semenggoh Reserve. Be amazed by the antics of the orang utans as they emerge from the jungle canopy. Further inland, visit a Bidayuh Longhouse, home to the Bidayuh ethnic group. *Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65 per adult / $52 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours (non-guided) PRICE GUIDE FROM: $71 per adult / $57 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4-5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $109 per adult / $87 per child

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share including breakfast, based on low season travel. Sightseeing is based on a minimum of 2 people. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Borneo Tours

Turtle Island and Sepilok Orang Utans

Danum Valley Rainforest

2 days/1 night

3 days/2 nights

Head to Selingan Turtle Island on this overnight tour and witness the turtles laying their eggs on the beach before heading back to the mainland for a visit to the Sepilok Orang Utan Centre where the orphaned orang utans are fed.

Immerse yourself in this lowland tropical rainforest, home to many birds and mammals. It is the only place where the enigmatic Spectacled Flowerpecker has been recorded. Orang utans, gibbons, and other primates may be seen.

Day 1: Sandakan – Selingan Turtle Island Located 40 kilometres north of Sandakan, the island is an important turtle breeding area. A safe haven for endangered green and hawksbill turtles, this marine park is visited almost every night by turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Transfer by boat to Selingan to enjoy an afternoon swim or stroll around the island. After dinner, visit the Exhibition Centre while the park ranger locates turtles coming ashore. If you are lucky, you may get the opportunity to release little turtle hatchlings from the hatchery to the sea.

Day 1: Lahad Datu – Danum Valley Conservation Area Transfer overland to Danum Valley Conservation area, Sabah’s largest protected area of lowland dipterocarp forest, preserved for conservation and research. Trek through trails for an opportunity to observe species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds living in this fascinating world of tropical rainforest. Search for nocturnal animals in an open air Jeep, weather permitting.

Day 2: Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary Depart for Sandakan to visit one of the world’s largest orang utan sanctuaries. Known as Pongo Pymaeus, this ape shares up to 96.4% of the human genetic makeup. Take a short walk through the lowland dipterocarp forest to the observation platform to watch the orang utans being fed by the rangers. Your arrangements end back at your hotel or the airport.

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Day 2: Rainforest Walk across a 300 metre canopy walkway for amazing rainforest views. Trek up Coffin Cliff to visit the ancient burial site, where coffins are wedged along the cliff side. Proceed to the ‘View Point’ for a bird’s eye view of the area. Descend to ‘Jacuzzi Pool’ for a refreshing dip. Enjoy a night walk. Day 3: Lahad Datu Relax or join more jungle activities until check out. Your arrangements end at Lahad Datu Airport.

DEPARTURES: Daily

DEPARTURES: Daily

INCLUSIONS: 1 nights basic accommodation, 1 breakfast, lunch and dinner, English speaking guide, air conditioned vehicles and boat transfer to the island

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights at Borneo Rainforest Lodge in a standard chalet, 2 breakfasts, lunch and dinner, English speaking guide and air conditioned vehicles

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $764

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1764

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Borneo Tours

Diving at Sipidan

Best of Kuching

4 days/3 nights

4 days/3 nights

Rated by many dive journalists as one of the top destinations for diving in the world, Sipidan was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop.

In the state of Sarawak, Kuching lies on the banks of the Sarawak River on the north western part of the island of Borneo. Although it has a slower pace than some other Malaysian cities, there are still markets and restaurants in abundance.

Day 1: Tawau Upon arrival at Tawau Airport, transfer by coach to Semporna and then by boat to your chosen dive resort.

Day 1: Kuching On arrival at Kuching Airport you will be swept away to discover the charms of this riverine city. Stop by the Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, Kuching’s oldest temple. Proceed to Sarawak Museum for a tour of the Ethnology section housed in a colonial building reminiscent of a French château. Stop at Kuching’s riverfront, overlooking the historic Astana, the former residence of the White Rajahs.

Day 2-3: Diving at Sipidan Borneo falls within the ‘Coral Triangle’, and Sipadan is located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, bringing more than 500 species of reef building corals, a global epi-centre of marine biodiversity. With more than 3000 species of fish, the whole area is classified as one of the richest ecosystems in the world. Day 4: Transfer back to Tawau Transfer by boat to Semporna and then by land to Tawau Airport where your arrangements now end.

Day 2: Batang Ai Embark on a 225 kilometre overland journey through countryside dotted with paddy fields, pepper gardens and rubber plantations. Visit Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, to view semi-wild orang utans, who have been rescued from captivity and trained to survive in the forest reserves. Stop off at the Serian farmers market for a local lunch before arriving at Batang Ai boat jetty. Transfer to Batang Ai Hilton Resort for your overnight stay. Day 3: Longhouse visit After breakfast, depart for Lemanak jetty for a longboat ride up the Lemanak River to visit a longhouse. Enjoy traditional dancing, music, and a glass or two of tuak (rice wine) with the longhouse chief. Lunch is served in the longhouse. Day 4: Kuching Transfer from your hotel to Kuching Airport where your tour arrangements end.

DEPARTURES: Daily

DEPARTURES: Daily

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation at your chosen dive resort, all meals, return land and boat transfers, 3 boat dives with divemaster, unlimited house reef dives and dive equipment

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights in 4 star accommodation, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, English speaking guide, air conditioned vehicles and all entrance fees PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1150

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1387 Mabul Island Resort / $2004 Kapalai Island Resort

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Borneo Tours

Best of Kota Kinabalu

Best of Sabah

6 days/5 nights

8 days/7 nights

Kota Kinabalu is the largest city in Sabah and the main gateway into the heart of the state. Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site and its jewel is Mt. Kinabalu.

A fantastic way to cover all of Sabah’s highlights from the tea plantations and Poring Hot Springs around Kinabalu National Park to the largest river in Sabah hosting a wealth of wildlife.

Day 1: Kota Kinabalu Begin your journey with a city tour of major landmarks such as the state and city mosque and the highest building, Tun Mustapha Tower. Mingle with the locals at the handicraft market. Visit a water village home for light refreshments.

Day 1-5: Itinerary is the same as ‘Best of Kota Kinabalu 6 days/5 nights’

Day 2: Cultural Village Capture the cultural diversity of Borneo’s ethnic groups and their simple way of traditional living. Take in the serene jungle environment in the village as you enjoy a live presentation of music and dance and savour traditional cuisine. Day 3: Kinabalu Park and Kundasang War Memorial Walk the trails of the Mountain Garden at the Kinabalu Park and enjoy the cool mountain air. Visit the Kundasang War Memorial and Contemplation Garden and Pool. View a video on the history of the Sandakan Death March. Day 4: Sabah Tea Plantation and Poring Hot Springs Visit the tea plantation. Stop by Kampung Luanti to learn how the villagers are conserving their rivers. Option for a fish massage at the river! Trek through the rainforest and walk along the canopy walkway at Poring Hot Springs. Day 5: Kota Kinabalu Island Paradise Swim or snorkel in the blue South China Sea, or settle down with a good book at the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a short boat ride away.

Day 6: Kota Kinabalu – Sandakan Transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to Sandakan. Upon arrival head to Gomantong Caves. Explore Sabah’s largest bird’s nest cave, home to millions of bats and swiflets. Continue on to the Kinabatangan Wetland Sanctuary. Embark on an evening cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search for proboscis monkey, wild orang utan, Asian pgymy elephants and colourful hornbills and other wildlife along the Kinabatangan River – the longest river in Sabah. Day 7: Sepilok Orang Utan Centre Today visit Sepilok Orang Utan Centre for an opportunity to view the ‘wild man of Borneo’, the orang utan. Watch the orang utans emerge from the forest to be fed by the rangers. The afternoon is spent at leisure. Day 8: Sandakan – Kota Kinabalu Transfer from your hotel to Sandakan Airport for your onward flight to Kota Kinabalu where your tour arrangements end.

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DEPARTURES: Daily

DEPARTURES: Daily

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights in 4 star accommodation, 1 night in 3 star accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, all entrance fees, English speaking guide and air conditioned vehicles

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights in 4 star accommodation, 3 nights in basic accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, air conditioned vehicles and domestic flights Kota Kinabalu-Sandakan-Kota Kinabalu

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1546

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2877

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Terms & Conditions Please read these booking conditions carefully CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT The guarantees under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will apply to services supplied by us except where they are acquired, or held out as being acquired for business purposes. 1. OUR SERVICES AND OBLIGATIONS 1.1 House of Travel Ltd (‘we” or “us” as the case may be) supply services consisting of arranging and co-ordinating travel facilities and services, and making bookings and issuing vouchers to be redeemed by suppliers of travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services (“Suppliers”). House of Travel Ltd is part of the House of Travel group. 1.2 We undertake to perform these services with reasonable care and skill. We will not be liable for any loss or damage which results from the act, default or omission of any person other than ourselves, our employees or agents, or any cause independent of human control. This includes (but is not limited to), loss or damage which arises directly or indirectly from any act of God, weather disruptions, dangers incidental to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of Governments or other authorities de jure or de facto, wars whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, deaths, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines or medical or customs regulations. 1.3 We are not able to exercise control over services we do not supply directly, therefore we will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from: • Any booking made directly with a service Supplier by your travel agent, or • Any services which are not directly provided by us and which are additional to those recorded in clause 1.1 above. 1.4 We will endeavour to provide the most suitable travel arrangements to meet the particular requirements you make known to us. However, travel is an individual experience, and your preferences and opinions may vary from our own. For this reason, we cannot take responsibility for your individual satisfaction. 2. SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES 2.1 When we make bookings with Suppliers, we are acting as a booking agent for such Supplier.

4.3 Maps and Photographs: Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routings, locations or services provided. Photographs may show places in the geographic area which are not included in your booking. Hotel room photographs may not be the actual room occupied. 4.4 Property Information: Descriptions featured in this brochure are drawn from information provided by our Suppliers. Any facilities or services shown are subject to change at any time. Please advise your travel agent if you have any special requirements. 4.5 Room Bedding: Prices in this brochure are based on existing bedding in the room. Requests for specific bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking but can not be guaranteed. For example, twin share may consist of single beds or a shared double bed.

5.2 We will guarantee the price of the portion of the booking as processed by us, against currency fluctuation for a period of seven (7) days from the time of confirmation of the booking; note: special conditions apply for cruise bookings. It is the responsibility of your travel agent to advise you of the date of confirmation. If your booking remains unpaid after the seven (7) day guarantee period it will be subject to currency fluctuation, up to the time full payment is received by us. 5.3 Events beyond our control, such as changes to the prices of aviation fuel or changes to the cost of services or facilities may result in the prices charged to you being different from those shown in the brochure. You should check all prices with your travel agent before making reservations, and before ticketing.

To assist you with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. Please note that these gradings are to be used as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. In general the room sizes in the USA can vary, even within one property. Please check with your House of Travel consultant to ensure you get the property that best suits your needs. 7. PAYMENT 7.1 A non-refundable deposit will be required by your travel agent and must be paid at the time of booking. This is in addition to any deposits imposed by Suppliers. 7.2 A communication charge may be made for bookings requested less than 72 hours prior to departure. 7.3 Final payment must be made in full before we can release travel documents (including tickets).

3. BUSINESS PURPOSES You agree that where our services are acquired for business purposes, or where you hold yourself out as acquiring our services for business purposes, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to any supply of goods or services made under these conditions, and we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to you, including any consequential loss or damage however it may be caused. 4. INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE 4.1 While we attempt to ensure that the contents of this brochure are correct, accurate, and up to date at the time of printing, the contents of this brochure are drawn from information supplied to us by Suppliers. We do not have, and cannot be reasonably expected to have, personal knowledge about all of the facilities or services provided by each Supplier. 4.2 Facilities or services may change after the date of printing. We endeavour to keep travel agents informed of any changes to information in this brochure which are brought to our attention. Prior to completing your booking, you should ask your travel agent whether they are aware of any changes to the published information. You should also make sure that if your travel agent is advised of changes which occur after booking, your travel agent is able to contact you.

12. VISAS/PASSPORTS

If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us (provided we have carried out our service with reasonable skill and care and to your requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any Supplier.

5.1 The price indicator is provided as a guide only. It is based on low season, per adult share twin pricing and is correct at the time of printing. The actual price may differ to that indicated due to currency fluctuations, seasonal specials, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Price indicators for hotels are per person per night for share twin in a standard room. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars.

6. HOUSE OF TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION RATINGS

• We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage relating to your baggage, personal possessions, health or welfare, or delays or travel disruptions unless these arise directly from the service we provide to you.

Unless otherwise specified, the cost of airfares, meals, drinks, laundry, insurance, sightseeing, transfers, local taxes, airport departure taxes, Airline imposed insurance levies, passenger service charges and Passport or Visa application fees are not included.

5. PRICES

• We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind which may arise from your use or consumption of, or inability to use or consume those facilities or services.

• All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier.

11. ITEMS NOT COVERED

For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements including inoculation. You should check with your travel agent who will be able to provide you with the necessary information.

5.4 Prices may also be liable to variation between the time of booking and the date of departure due to events beyond our control. Due to unforeseen events we reserve the right to vary the price up to the time of your departure.

• Where for any reason, a Supplier is unable to provide particular facilities or services, then that Supplier may be entitled, under its contract with you, to substitute those services or facilities with comparable or equivalent facilities or services without incurring any liability to you. You should check your contract with each Supplier.

We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation, loss of luggage and personal property, and medical expenses. Your travel agent will be able to provide you with further information.

4.6 Rental Cars: We cannot guarantee to provide a particular model or colour within the car category. Availability of car categories is subject to confirmation at the time of booking. We reserve the right to substitute different models. If a vehicle is returned prior to the end of the reserved rental period or if the vehicle is picked up later than the reserved date, NO REFUND will be made for unused rental days

2.2 All travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services are supplied directly to you by the Suppliers. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves, or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. Therefore you should be aware of the following conditions:

• The provision of those facilities or services is subject to the terms and conditions of your contract with each Supplier.

10. INSURANCE

8. CANCELLATION 8.1 If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason, you must advise us in writing through your travel agent as soon as possible. 8.2 If you cancel your booking or any part of your booking, we will impose a cancellation fee in respect of each person travelling under that booking. You must also pay all cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and your travel agent. These cancellation fees are required to offset booking, communication, and administrative charges which have already been incurred by us, Suppliers and your travel agent. Cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and travel agents are beyond our control and you should check with your travel agent regarding what cancellation fees may be applicable. 8.3 We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. See Section 10. 9. RESERVATION AMENDMENTS We are happy to incorporate any reasonable amendments you request. An amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and will attract a $25 fee per amendment prior to final payment and the issuing of the travel documents, and a $50 fee per amendment after travel documents have been issued. These fees are to cover administration and communication costs. You may also be required to pay any Supplier imposed fees.

13. NON-USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES

14. HEALTH OR DISABILITY Some Suppliers may reserve the right to refuse to carry or accommodate people who because of a health condition or disability may require services or facilities to be provided in a special manner. You should check this with your travel agent. 15. SERVICE SATISFACTION During your holiday, if you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on your behalf and to negotiate with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as possible, so that you continue to enjoy your journey. 16. LEGAL CLAIMS Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries.


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