Enjoy a private door-to-door transfer from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur with 150 minutes of sightseeing in Malacca and 45 minutes of sightseeing in Putra Mosque.
Malacca - Where East Meets West
This UNESCO-listed city is a melting pot of cultures amidst a jumble of historic colonial architecture.
Malacca was founded around 1400 by Iskandar Shah, the last Raja of present day Singapore. Because of its strategic position and exceptional facilities, Malacca quickly became one of the most important ports in the region, though this period of prosperity ended in 1511 when the city was conquered by the Portuguese. This change in leadership threw the region into turmoil, and though the city would come under Dutch and British rule in the following centuries, it never reached the same level of importance. This slowdown ended up being a cultural boon for the city, as 500 years of multicultural history have been preserved. The heart of the city is the ‘Red Square’, a series of 17th century Dutch buildings that are believed to be the oldest of their kind in the east. Visitors will also find the remains of a 16th century Portuguese fort, and a wide variety of cultural monuments, from a floating Mosque, to temples from several different religions on Harmony Street.
Putra Mosque - A Resplendent Rose
Ornate patterns in pink and white make this massive mosque a modern monument with a multitude of cultural influences.
Completed in 1999, the Putra Mosque sits next to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office on a man-made lake. From a distance visitors first see the 116m minaret, which is one of the tallest in the region and inspired by the Sheikh Omar Mosque in Baghdad. The minaret’s five five tiers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. From the large square in front, visitors are treated to views of the mosque’s famed pink dome with an ornate white overlay inspired by Safavid architecture from Iran. The mosque’s interior is equally ornate and can house a whopping 15,000 faithful. Keep an eye out for the basement wall, which is styled after the King Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Non-Muslim visitors are welcomed outside of prayer times, and appropriate attire is required (robes are provided).