Although it is a completely separate country, Singapore combines very well with a tour of Malaysia. Singapore draws influence from Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures and its stylish restaurants and shops, and its location at the tip of the Peninsula, mean that it is a popular gateway for people wishing to tour other countries in South East Asia.
There is no better way to start or finish your holiday to Malaysia than some time shopping and soaking up the atmosphere in this charming and sophisticated city-state. Whether you are staying at the famous Raffles Hotel or not, be sure to pay a visit one evening to their Long Bar, the home of the famous Singapore Sling, a cocktail made using Gin, Cherry Heering, Benedictine and fresh pineapple juice from the orchards of Sarawak. Next to Raffles Hotel is Boat Quay, from where you can embark on a leisurely river cruise in a traditional boat.
Singapore has plenty to keep the visitor entertained, daytime or night time city tours, a cruise around the bay, a visit to Sentosa Island and a ride on the Singapore Flyer (the largest observation wheel in the world) are all highly recommended.