The ‘Pearl of the Orient’ offers unspoilt stretches of golden beaches, paddy fields and is steeped in history and tradition.
Visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a stately Chinese dwelling with 18th and 19th century Chinese architecture. In the year 2000, it won the ‘Most Excellent Project’ for the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.
Continue onto the colourful Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the fourth largest Reclining Buddha in the world, measuring 108 feet, before stopping at the ornate Burmese Buddhist Temple.
An international buffet luncheon will be served, before heading towards the northern tip of the island to the Butterfly Farm. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, this walk-in aviary features over 100 species of live butterflies, as well as Water Dragons and giant scorpions.
Continue past tropical countryside and paddy fields that make up the beautiful scenery of the island. Pause awhile at the local fruit and spice stall for a first-hand look at the many local fruits and spices grown on this island.
Round off your tour at the Baba Nyonya Mansion, also known as the Chung Keng Kooi Mansion, previously a private home belonging to a Chinese Capitan, who was the head of the Hai San secret society.
Note: There is approximately 1½ hours of walking during this tour including some uneven and narrow steps at the Butterfly Farm. Comfortable, non-slip shoes are recommended. Ground at the Temple may be slippery in places. Conservative dress is required for visiting the Temple.