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Worth doing and value for money however you don't really get to see much of Malaysia itself, mainly just a quick trip around the city. If we could do it again we'd probably go the full day Malacca tour instead. Customs was quick and easy, bus and the tour guide 'VJ' were excellent.
This tour provided an unexpected comparison between Singapore and Malaysia. The 3 places visited were interesting and generally value for money. However we didn't know until the very last minute (when we were collected from our hotel for the tour actually) whether the tour was confirmed.
This was an interesting tour. Malaysia is so different to Singapore! I loved the craftsmanship of the Batik - the designs and fabrics were beautiful. The Mosque was very interesting and I was pleased to get the background information from the Guide on this, as it was a new thing for me. The view of the Straits from the Mosque is marvellous and the gardens there are lovely. The city of Johore Baru is very interesting and the Guide was so knowledgable - including all the medicinal uses of the plants we saw. One thing to note, the immigration/departure process between Singapore and Malaysia may take up some time and there is no control over this, so you should expect potential adjustment to your itinerary if the process takes longer than usual. Overall, a good tour.
The content was Ok. but the Singapore immigration in both directions was a real pain!
Malaysia was beautiful. But we felt like they were just taking us on a shopping trip.
guide had good knowledge of area and probably could have been a bit longer
There was no commentary provided on the Singapore leg of the trip which would have really enhanced the tour. Considerable time is spent clearing immigration. The tour guide in Malaysia was knowledgeable and interesting, however the condition of the garden was disappointing. The driver was friendly and helpful
This tour was OK. Unfortunately most of the time was spent clearing customs. Apart from that the tour was as described.
Departure on time, there was no delay on the immigration, but very short excursion in Malaysia itself. Unfortunately entry in the Abu Bakar Mosque is forbidden for non muslims so you can observe it only from outside
Too short, and not too much to see. Time in security at border was not so bad.
The staff with the company that picked us up from the hotel were very good and imformative on both the singapore side and the Malay side of the trip, only down side was when we first set of and were taken to larger bus at meeting point to go from singapore to Jahore Bahru, one pasenger had not brought the piece of white paper with her passport to leave imigration on the Singapore border and was told that she would have to find a policeman when she got there and be processed for clearance, we therfore had to wait at imigration for an hour and a half for her taking time into the 5 hour trip waiting for her for this to be done, staff knowing that she did not have this document when we were still in Singapore should have told her to do the trip another day as it really was inconvenient to all other 20 odd people on bus . We booked this trip as we were departing Singapore that night and wanted to be back at hotel for an extended check out that they were good enough to give us, and as it was made it with 10 minutes to spare not the 2 hours we had arranged to have a shower etc, bit disapointing not Viators fault but tour company should have stressed to them that they needed this document on bookinbg trip, spoilt our plans as we were 2 hours late back On the poitive side we booked this trip with Viator over the internet before leaving Australia with every thing running smoothly will book more trips in April with them when we are in Italy, thank you for great service.
found the way that batik was done very interesting. enjoyed the gardens also.
Most of the time was spent going across the border and return. Visited a local establishment with a description of every type of fruit and veg grown then the obliqitory in house shop of handy crafts. Next stop was the local Sultans Mosque with a 20 minute history lesson on Malaysia.
Some parts where good some not so good. A lot of time is spent going through immigration,but that cant be helped.Was good going to small Malay house.I think too much time was spent at Mosque,and really did not need to to go to chocolate factory.I think maybe needs to be a little longer and to go into Johore Bahru a bit more.But still enjoyed it.The guides where excellent as always.
The guide did well and tried to make the best out of a poor selection of highlights. The Malaysian village was uninspiring, the Mosque consisted of only a walk around and the hard sell shop didn't impress. If anything, the formality of crossing the Singapore/Malaysian border was worth the trip without the Malaysian highlights as an added feature.
lacked interesting places but the tour guide, bus driver were great!
Our bus driver was fantastic, but unfortunately the tour guide was very late to meet the bus once we crossed the border.
If you would like a very quick look at Malaysia this is good value for money. Most of the time is spent travelling to, from and passing in and out of immigration and customs, twice, on both sides of the Singapore Malaysian border. Places visited are poor quality.
There is not much to see in Johore Bahru; the guide, a Malaysian, was average. We enjoyed the tour as a contrast to Singapore.
Felt rushed, not much to see. I was hoping for a demonstration of batik - maybe 30 seconds. Disappointed couldn't go into the mosque.
Not too good.Stood in a queue at immigration for
one and a quarter hours. This trip not
Half day is not sufficient it should be a full day.
A lot of time is waisted going through customs.