Johor Premium Outlets. Image © Emran Kassim/Creative Commons.
What You’ll Get
A 7-day, 6-night trip through Southeast Asia’s top theme parks and most popular outlet stores, courtesy of Singapore, Johor, Jakarta and Bandung.
From a standing start in Singapore, you’ll race through the island-state and neighboring attractions across the border – Batam in Indonesia, and Johor in Malaysia – to get maximum fun out of your few days’ stay.
Start with the silver-screen-inspired Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa, where you’ll spend half a day going through experiences that put you right in popular movies like Transformers, Jurassic Park, and the Mummy.
The next stop requires a short ferry ride across the sea to Batam Island, an Indonesian territory that combines unique cultural stops (the Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya Temple), beach experiences (Golden Beach and its sports activities, among them Go Kart, Paintball, Flying Fox, and Kayaking), and shopping (batik factory outlets; shops for lapis cake, otak-otak, and birds’ nest).
Finally, you’ll cruise to Johor in Malaysia, where “everything is awesome” at the Legoland Malaysia theme park; and where shopping therapy ensues at the Johor Premium Outlet.
Batam Souvenir Shop. Image © Tun Tun Win/Creative Commons.