If you’ve planned a trip to Malaysia and Singapore this year, why not combine both countries in one trip? Check out the details of 5 days 4 nights itinerary to visit both Malaysia and Singapore from Living Nomads below! For sure, right after reading this itinerary, you will not be afraid of being “lost”. So, what to do and how to spend 5 days 4 nights in Singapore and Malaysia? Let’s check it out our Singapore Malaysia itinerary for 5 days (Singapore Malaysia 5 days itinerary, 5 days 4 nights Singapore Malaysia itinerary) to find out the answer!
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Note: The cost of services and activities during the trip may vary from time to time.
Singapore Malaysia 5 days itinerary: Why choose to go to both Malaysia and Singapore in just 5 days?
Everyone said I couldn’t go with a such itinerary, also “to watch flowers while riding on horseback”, I couldn’t explore as I wish…
But I still decided to do it. Because:
- Set foot in 2 new countries in just 1 trip.
- Maximize my time because you knows that it is difficult for official staffs to arrange their time so it is reasonable to combine the two countries together in one trip.
- Cost savings: Because you know that the living cost in Singapore is very expensive, airfares from Hanoi to Singapore are also quite high, so choosing to fly to Malaysia first is a reasonable choice, the living cost in Malaysia is also much cheaper than Singapore.
- Choose to go to Malacca because this is a pretty old city, it’s also located on the road from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore so it is convenient to traveling and have fun.
- Have a trusted group of friends to do that crazy thing with myself.
And finally, our 5 days 4s nights trip to Malaysia – Singapore was completed completely with many new experiences.
Thanks to a lot of information on the internet and the helpful sharing of those who have traveled, I feel more confident to plan the trip and do it.
Our trip minimizes the cost but not so we have to sleep on the road, eat noodles through meals or just go to free admission places. We still satisfied, eat and playful. Here I will share the information I learned and experienced it through the trip.
When to visit
This thing I don’t see is very important to anyone who love wandering, just picking up a suitcase and pulling it away like me. See cheap tickets are book and go because the sunny or rain is a job of nature, we can not decide.
It is important that the price is reasonable and the flight time is on weekends. I chose to fly to Malaysia first and then fly back home from Singapore. You should buy 20kg of luggage checked for return flight to use to store shopping souvenir items.
Because I go with a group of 6 people, so I try to choose a shared room for 6 people to have fun together. Because in Singapore, room rates are very expensive, so in Malaysia I tried to choose a nice beautiful room for the worth money.
- In Kuala Lumpur: (Agoda.com or Booking.com) You should choose stay in areas like KL Sentral, KLCC, Bukit Bintang.
- In Malacca: (Agoda.com or Booking.com) Because it is an old city, finding a room for 6 people is quite difficult. You should choose a place to stay that close to the Jonker Walk Street and the Dutch square.
- In Singapore: (Agoda.com or Booking.com) You should choose the room near MRT stations (because you will traveling mainly by subway), in Chinatown, Clarke Quay, Orchard, Bugis. Room rates in Singapore are very expensive, so I only choose a dorm room with 6 beds, shared restroom. The room is quite small but okay with the need to sleep. You can refer to some best hostels in Singapore here.
- In Kuala Lumpur: There is a skytrain but you have to buy single tickets for each trip, it is quite inconvenient, the train is small so you often have to stand. From KLIA2 airport to the center, you can take the Express train (55RM/person) or the bus (10RM/person) in the departure hall of the first floor to KL Sentral center and from there you can continue to take the train or Grab to your accommodation.
- In Malacca: There is no subway here, so it is mostly travel by Grab. Grab price here is also quite cheap, go with 6 people picks a Grabcar 6-seat will save a lot of travel costs.
- In Singapore: Moving mainly by subway and bus because taxis and Grabs are very expensive here. To travel by subway and bus, an Ezlink or NETS FlashPay card is required (can be purchased at the subway station for $SG 12 including $SG 5 card fee and $SG 7 for moving gradually) or via Klook. Or more economically, you can borrow a card from your friends or rent a card, or buy back from return travelers, then top-up money to continue moving (minimum of 1 deposit is $SG 10). The lowest cost for a subway trip is from $SG 0.77 and increases depending on the distance traveled. Bus is also quite simple and convenient with google map on hand.
- From Kuala Lumpur – Malacca – Singapore: Traveling by coach. It is advisable to consider the plan to choose a reasonable travel time as the paid tickets are difficult to change. It is also possible at that time to buy a ticket at the bus station but it is a bit risky if you want to go by the time you have planned.
Sim 4G & Wifi
It’s really necessary. I choose to buy a sim to install in one device and broadcast wifi to other devices. Sim is also very handy when you want to contact Grab driver.
- In Malaysia: I choose to buy the sim through Klook, get the sim from the booth right at KLIA2 airport for $5.88 unlimited data, use quite stable.
- In Singapore: Due to not landing at the airport, I chose to buy a sim right in Vietnam for $10.23 to be able to install and use right after arriving in Singapore. You can book in advance and receive at Changi Airport here.
I buy tickets via Klook, Gardens by the Bay tickets (you can buy tickets to access the two zones are Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) at $13.80/person, Universal Studios Singapore tickets (play all games and rides in the park is $42.44/person (regular price after applying Klook promotion code).
Malaysian currency is ringgit (RM1 = $0.23), Singapore currency is Singapore dollar (SGD1 = $0.7). You should calculate the reasonable cost to exchange the money is just enough, because exchange too much will sometimes lose value when reverse exchange. You also should exchange a little of USD if unfortunately out of money, you can use it to buy items, you also can sell USD easily without lose value. If you don’t spend it all, just go to the Changi airport duty free area and shopping.
The most worrying issue is entry. But it is not too worrisome if you fully prepared and clearly proved that you go there to travel. I printed out a set for my friends including: return flight tickets, hotel reservation confirmation, coach tickets, entrance tickets to attractions, games and reasonable itinerary for the trip. And more is enough money to cover trip expenses (after deducting the paid amounts). Going in groups is very easy to pass, just stand in line to produce all papers and may have to answer a few simple questions of customs officer (where to go, how many days to go, who to go with, where to stay…). The most important is showing a confident attitude, welcoming and smiling (girls should avoid in heavy makeup and revealing clothing).
5 days 4 nights Singapore Malaysia itinerary — Day 1: Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers (near MRT KLCC): The symbol of the city of Kuala Lumpur, you should prepare fisheye lens for taking pictures here to capture whole the twin towers (because there are also lens sellers here but price is quite high). From here, you can go to KLCC shopping mall and go to KLCC Park.
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chinatown (near MRT Plaza Rakyat): The most famous is Jalan Petaling Street, this is a street that selling cheap clothes, souvenirs and dining, so try Hokkien fried noodles at Kim Lian Kee (Address: 56, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Hours: 11AM–10PM (you can search for the name of the shop on Google map to find the way).
Bukit Bintang Area (near Bukit Bintang MRT): This is a very bustling and shopping neighborhood, most prominent are Pavillion and Lot10 Shopping Mall (on the ground floor there is Lot 10 Hutong food court with char siu wonton noodles) at HoWeng Kee stall, Popiah (Summer Rolls with Chinese Sausages) at Campbell Mini Popiah, Hokkien Mee noodles at Kim Lian Kee stall but I haven’t had a chance to try it out because I’m full). There also is KOI bubble milk tea for anyone who wants to try it.
Jalan Alor Street: Located in Bukit Bintang, this is a bustling night food street with almost full of Malaysian dishes. Here is famous for small durian fruit is very fragrant but the price is quite expensive ($5.1-$6.37/pack).
Singapore Malaysia 5 days itinerary — Day 2: Kuala Lumpur – Malacca
In Kuala Lumpur
Merdeka Square (near KL Sentral MRT): There are many beautiful buildings here for you to check-in. It was also where Malaysia’s first prime minister declared independence.