Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and contributor to the Singaporean economy, attracting 17.4 million international tourists in 2017, more than 3 times of Singapore’s total population. It is also environmentally friendly, and maintains natural and heritage conservation programs. Along with this, it also has one of the world’s lowest crime rates. As English is the dominant one of its four official languages, it is generally easier for tourists to understand when speaking to the local population of the country, for example, when shopping. Transport in Singapore exhaustively covers most, if not all public venues in Singapore, which increases convenience for tourists. This includes the well-known Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. Singapore is the 5th most visited city in the world, and 2nd in Asia-Pacific.
The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 ranks Singapore 13th out of 136 countries overall, which was the third best in Asia only behind Japan (ranked 4th) and Hong Kong (ranked 11th). The report ranks Singapore’s business environment, international openness, also travel and tourism policy and enabling conditions as the best in the world (ranked 1st). However, the island nation scored rather low in natural and cultural resources sub-index (ranked 40th).
Malaysia is ranked 9th in the world for tourist arrivals.The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 ranks Malaysia 25th out of 141 countries overall.
In an effort to diversify the economy and make Malaysia’s economy less dependent on exports, the government pushed to increase tourism in Malaysia. As a result, tourism has become Malaysia’s third largest source of foreign exchange income,and accounted for 7% of Malaysia’s economy as of 2005.
The government agency in charge of promoting tourism in Malaysia is Tourism Malaysia or the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB). On 20 May 1987, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism (MOCAT) was established and TDC moved to this new ministry. TDC existed from 1972 to 1992, when it became the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), through the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board Act, 1992.
Best Travelling places in Singapore & Malaysia:
Genting, Kuala Lumpur,Marina Bay,Sentosa,Gardens by the bey,Merlion.
Best Travelling time in Singapore & Malaysia:
November – January and June – July is the best time to visit Singapore and also the peak season. The city sees a surge in tourism during the Christmas season and Chinese New year while the Great Singapore Sale begins in June and lasts till the end of July.
Option A- 6Night/7Days
➢Day 1 India – Singapore
Arrive Singapore Airport Upon arrival, meet and greet by our friendly Singapore Guide and start the city tour. Explore the beauty of Singapore by driving round the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Visit The Esplanade / Merlion Park / Little India / Gardens by the bay. Overnight in Singapore.
➢Day 2 Singapore
Free at leisure at Sentosa – include 1-day Sentosa Package: Return Cable Cars, Sea Aquarium & Wings of time. You may take this opportunity to visit Casino and shopping mall. In the evening, return back to hotel. Overnight in Singapore.
➢Day 3 Singapore-Mallaca
After breakfast, transfer to Tuas Checkpoint. Meet and greet by Malaysia Guide at Johor Bahru Second Link and transfer to Malacca for a tour of Jonker Street and Malacca City (St. Paul’s Hill, Porto de Santiago & St.Peter’s Church). Overnight in Malacca.
➢Day 4 Mallaca-Genting
After breakfast, proceed to Genting. Take 1-way cable car up to Genting Highlands. Half Day Free & Easy in Genting. Overnight in Genting.
➢Day 5 Genting-Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, take 1-way cable car from mountain top. Next, transfer to Kuala Lumpur by coach. Proceed for tour to Batu Caves, Chocolate shop & Jalan Masjid India Market. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
➢Day 6 Kuala Lumpur
After breakfast, proceed for full day city tour. Heritage, history and culture await you on this panoramic tour that spotlights the city’s most celebrated landmarks and get to know each of these magnificent sites up close. Photo Stop to The Gate of the Kings Palace / National Monument / National Mosque / Independence Square / Old Railway / Drive Pass House of Parliament / Lake Garden / Petaling Street. Enjoy shopping at Petronas Twin Towers. Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.
➢Day 7 Kuala Lumpur-India
After breakfast, transfer to KUL airport for flight to India. Home Sweet Home!! Visit to Mitsui Outlet if time permits.