Singapore Malaysia 5 days itinerary — What to do & suggested 5 days 4 nights Singapore Malaysia itinerary
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 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!
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 vacation saves money, but not so much that we have to camp on the road, eat noodles for every meal, or just visit free attractions. We were still satisfied, ate, and played. Here I will share everything I learnt and experienced on the journey.
When to visit
This is something I don’t see, but it’s really crucial to anyone who enjoys roaming, even if it’s only picking up a bag and hauling it away like me. See, inexpensive tickets are book and go since the sun or rain is a natural occurrence that we cannot control.
It is critical that the price be affordable and that the flight takes place on weekends. I elected to fly to Malaysia first, then to Singapore, and finally back home. You should purchase 20kg of checked luggage for the return journey to keep shopping souvenirs.
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: You should choose stay in areas like KL Sentral, KLCC, Bukit Bintang.
- In Malacca: 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: 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.
- 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 traveled 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: Because cabs and Grab are too costly in my city, I primarily travel by train and bus. To travel by subway or bus, you’ll need an Ezlink or NETS FlashPay card, which can be purchased at the metro station for $SG 12 (plus a $SG 5 card cost and a $SG 7 tax for moving gradually) or through Klook. Alternatively, you may borrow a card from a friend, rent a card, or purchase back from return passengers, then top up money to keep going (minimum deposit is $SG 10). The cost of a subway ride starts at $SG 0.77 and escalates with the distance traveled. With Google Maps on hand, taking the bus is also pretty straightforward and convenient.
- From Kuala Lumpur – Malacca – Singapore: We’re taking the coach. It is best to prepare ahead of time to select an acceptable journey schedule, as booked tickets are impossible to modify. It is also feasible to buy a ticket at the bus station at that time, although it is a bit dangerous if you want to leave on time.
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).
The Malaysian currency is the ringgit (RM1 = $0.23), while the Singapore dollar (SGD1 = $0.7) is the Singapore currency. You should determine a realistic cost to swap the money is just enough, because exchanging too much may occasionally result in a loss of value when reverse exchanging. You should also swap a little amount of USD if you are short on cash; you can use it to buy products and sell it quickly without losing value. If you don’t spend it all, go shopping in Changi Airport’s duty-free zone.
The most concerning problem is that of admission. However, it is not too concerning if you have completely planned and convincingly demonstrated that you are going there to vacation. I printed a package for my pals that included: return flight tickets, hotel reservation confirmation, coach tickets, attraction admission tickets, games, and a fair schedule for the vacation. Furthermore, there is adequate money to pay journey expenditures (after deducting the paid amounts). Going in groups is extremely straightforward; simply stand in line to present the necessary documents and answer a few basic questions from the 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 icon of Kuala Lumpur, you should bring a fisheye lens if you want to catch the whole structure of the twin towers (because there are also lens sellers here but price is quite high). You can go to KLCC retail center and KLCC Park from here.
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): 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 is also KOI bubble milk tea available for those who wish to taste 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.