If the journey is part of the joy for you, consider spending a few nights on a luxurious train or yacht. A rail journey aboard the classic Eastern & Oriental Express from Singapore to Bangkok will take you all the way through Malaysia. We recommend the 6-day journey on which you’ll stop for the day in Kuala Lumpur, overnight in the Cameron Highlands, and have a full day to see one of our favourite parts of Malaysia: Penang.
For those who wish to see the west coast of Malaysia and Thailand from the sea, we suggest a luxurious journey on the YTL Lady II. This 5-day charter runs from Pangkor Laut to Phuket with stops at Langkawi, Ko Rok Nok, Ko Kai, and Ko Phi Phi. Only available December through May, this is an incredible way to see the Straits of Malacca.