August 13, 2014

6 Days in Malaysia and Singapore with Kid

Last year I’ve mentioned in my Things to do in Singapore post that how I wish I could go back to Singapore and visit Universal Studio Singapore and Legoland Malaysia. I never thought that after one year this dream will happen.

Read: Things to do in Singapore

I already posted our Malaysia and Singapore trip but just in case you haven’t read it yet, I’ll be sharing with you our 6 days itinerary. Since we seldom go out of the country, I make sure to visit two countries in one trip if possible para tipid din sa travel tax. Hehehe! So we visited 2 countries and 3 cities in just 6 days.

Day 1 Petronas Twin Towers 

Our first leg is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Cebu Pacific, we stayed in Sky Hotel Bukit Bintang, a quite new hotel in Bukit Bintang which is walking distance to shopping areas and Petronas Twin Towers. We reached the hotel past 7PM so we had dinner first and went to Petronas Twin Towers. If you want street foods, you can also visit Jalan Alor but we did not do this since we have kids in tow.

Read: Sky Hotel Bukit Bintang
Petronas Twin Towers 

Day 2 DIY Kuala Lumpur City Tour 

Our second day was Half Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour and Batu Caves. We’re supposed to go to Batu Caves after lunch but my son was not in the mood already so we went back to the hotel. For our half-day city tour, we were able to visit Petronas Towers, National Monument, Istana Negara, National Mosque, KL City Gallery, Merdeka Square, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, KL Tower and National Palace.

Read: DIY Kuala Lumpur City Tour

Day 3 DIY Singapore City Tour 

We checked out early for our Kuala Lumpur to Singapore flight via Air Asia, I chose the airplane over the bus because I dislike long land travel. After one hour we reached Singapore, we had lunch at the airport and off we went to South East Asia Hotel, it is our accommodation for three nights.

We took rest for an hour and we started our DIY City Tour. We started our tour at Clark Quay and we wanted to visit the following places; Asian Civilization, Fullerton Hotel, Merlion, Esplanade, Makansuntra, Helix Bridge, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands.

Read: South East Asia Hotel Review 
DIY Singapore City Tour 
Where to Stay in Singapore
How to Get to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur

Day 4 Universal Studio Singapore 

Day 4 is our wedding anniversary day and we celebrated it in Universal Studio Singapore. We all know that the theme park entrance fee is not cheap so we really stay from opening till closing time of the theme park. If you are not tired yet you can also visit SEA Aquarium after USS.

Read: Universal Studio Singapore 

Buy or Book Your Ticket 
Klook Exclusive: Universal Studios Singapore Ticket 1 Day Pass 
Universal Studios Singapore Express Pass 
Universal Studios Singapore VIP Tour Experience

Day 5 Legoland Malaysia 

Day 5 is reserved for another theme park which is Legoland Malaysia. Yes, we went back again to Malaysia and this time, Johor Bahru. It is more or less two hours away from Singapore and we took a bus from Singapore Flyer. We only visited Legoland Malaysia but you can also visit other theme parks in Johor Bahru.

Read: Legoland Malaysia

Buy or Book your Ticket 
4G Sim Card (Johor Airport Pick Up) for Malaysia
Private City Transfers between Singapore and Johor Bahru
Singapore to Johor Bahru - DIY Itinerary + Private Driver
Klook Exclusive: Legoland Malaysia Hero Access Pass and Meal Voucher in Johor Bahru.

Day 6 Back to Manila

Day 6, we still have a half day to stroll or shop but we decided to stay in the hotel to rest our aching feet. After check-out, we went to Changi Airport for our afternoon flight via Philippine Airlines.

Read: 2 Days in Singapore
5 Days in Singapore with Kid


  1. DIY touring is definitely so much better than package tour. You can manage your own time, and can get to see and enjoy the place more closely.

  2. Wow, Malaysia's on my list of places to visit with our kids. :) Love that you did a DIY tour, I was advised to do that by a jetsetter friend and I like the idea. It seems more enjoyable than a fixed tour, though I wouldn't really know where to go since we've had very little experience in traveling.

    1. At first, DIY seems difficult but you can do it. There are so many DIY travel blogs that you can read to guide you. :)

  3. I wish can go out of the country, I miss traveling around. I love your DIY travel and I think that is the coolest thing hubby and wifey should do. It's like and adventure when you plan it yourself that having a tour plan. :)

    1. We prefer DIY trip because it is much cheaper.

  4. I'd love to travel in Asia and visit KL! I haven't really done any vacation in SEA aside from HK which was more than 10 years ago.

    1. If money is not an issue, I would love to visit other continents naman. :)

  5. Wow! I would love to travel KL soon! Nice review, Michi! I'm sure you guys had fun!

  6. We're hoping to go on a family trip next year. The kids should be old enough then. It has been soooo long since we last had a vacation! Thanks for sharing this.

  7. I ahven't been to KL nor Singapore but we're hoping we can visit Singapore soon.

  8. That was a really full itinerary! No wonder you got tired. Haha! But that's okay. The important thing is that you guys made the most out of your trip.

    1. Yes, full itinerary because we try to visit more places in one trip. #tipid :)

  9. It's our next dream trip, Singapore diretso Malaysia. Thanks for this blog post we are more inspired to save for our trip :-)

  10. Very nice! I miss traveling with family. Will keep these tips in mind. :) Thanks!