XA Travel (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Makan Makan Malaysia

5 day Food Trail & Photography trip, co-sponsored by Metz (distributed by Schmidt Marketing Photo Singapore Pte Ltd) with food photography competition

Depart: 16th Jul 2015
Return: 20th Jul 2015
Price:  SGD480 (Twin share) / SGD630 (Single)
Group Size : 8 (min) / 16 (max) 


  • Xing Asia inaugural food and photography trip combines delectable food tasting and photography with off-the-beaten travel 
  • Uniquely designed itinerary for different food (no repeat of dishes) from the south to north of Malaysia
  • Various photography opportunities including the lesser adjutant storks bird that can grow as tall as 1.5meter (widllife), the largest traditional charcoal factory (heritage industry), the morning sunrise at Ipoh (landscape), Pudu wet market (local life)
  • Learn about food photography and participate food photography competition sponsored by Schmidt Marketing
  • Xing Asia will sponsor 30% of the price of Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 Macro/Ring Flash (SRP: $549) if any participant wishes to purchase the flash prior to the trip
  • Schmidt Marketing will sponsor the winner of the photo competition 1(one) unit of Metz mecablitz 15 MS-1 Macro/Ring Flash, made in Germany with 2 years warranty (T&C applies)

Singapore - Johor Bahru - Klang (D)

Depart from Singapore and transfer through Woodland causeway. Breakfast at Johor Bahru and explore the Heritage Walk of Johor Bahru to visit one of the oldest bakery in town. Lunch by 1230pm, and drive to Klang the royal city and former capital of the state of Selangor. Dinner at Klang and overnight at Shah Alam. 

Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh (B/L/D)

Proceed to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and arrive early to experience  Pudu wet market at its most frantic. Here you can get every imaginable type of fruit, vegetable, fish and meat. After lunch at Kuala Lumpur, we drive north to Ipoh - the capital city of Perak. Visit Kellies castle, an unfinished mansion built by Scottish Kellie 100yr ago. Check in hotel and dinner. Overnight at Ipoh. 

Ipoh - Taiping - Sepetang (B/L/D)

Early wake up for the beautiful sunrise over Ipoh, a city surrounded by layer of mountain. After enjoy the breakfast, we drive north to Sepetang to learn about the traditional production of charcoal. After lunch, we roam around Taiping, a garden city with collection of flora and century-old rain trees in Taiping Lake Garden. Dinner and overnight at Ipoh. 

Tangkak - Muar (B/L/D)

Depart to Tangkak after breakfast and we arrive in Tangkak for the famous beef noodle. Proceed to Muar for the Malaysia best coffee for tea break. Visit a jetty at Muar at late noon to watch the wildlife of lesser adjutant, a stork bird that could grow 1.5metter at the seaside. Enjoy the breeze and sunset at West Coast, and ready for seafood dinner. Overnight at Muar, the royal city of Johor state. 

Pontian - Singapore (B/L)

Check out and have breakfast, and we head south west to Pontian town. Pontian is noted of the fishing village especially the fish market where the fishmonger practice silent bid by whispering the bidding price. After lunch, we will be heading back to Johor Bahru for a tea break before returning to Singapore. 


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Inclusions :

  • Fully private tour in vehicle 
  • 4 nights accommodation at 3 star comfortable hotel
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • Photography guidance by Master Photographer (MPAUK)
  • Xing Asia tour leader (x1)
  • 1 hour pre trip briefing and departure notes 

Exclusions :

  • Visa entry to Malaysia (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)

Weather :

  • Malaysia temperature : 33° / 26° 

Fitness :

  • Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores

Gear :

  • Wide angle to tele range
  • Graduated neutral density filter, Tripod