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Malaysia 5 Senses (Day Trip)

We start this sensory experience at the foot of the majestic Petronas Twin Towers before heading up to the Skybridge that connects them at 360 meters above ground level (Not available on Mondays). Returning from these dizzying heights we stop by at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple where the smell of burning jasmine and the sound of incessant chanting of Hindu priests combine to give you a lasting impression of this religion.

Have you ever tried to ‘Dine in the Dark’! The highlight of this day trip is to dine in the dark you’re your senses will have to readjust and compensate for a lack of sight. Rely on (hearing) to communicate with your guide as you proceed to a dining experience in total darkness. It’s the very first of its kind in Malaysia offering a completely new sensory experience. Sometimes, the perception of food can deceive its true taste – now every sound, every movement, every taste, every breath is an adventure! Invigorate your sense of smell, taste and touch as the surprise menus are designed to take you through a marvelous gastronomic journey and the true flavors and tastes of each dish have not been influenced by your sight. Guided by a “Darkness Experts”, all you have to do is relax and trust. Then enjoy (and maybe wonder, guess and speculate) the great tasting food specially designed by Werner and team.

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China 5 Senses (Day Trip)

Spend a day exploring Beijing that is exciting in every sense! It kick starts with listening to locals playing music as the day starts at the Temple of Heaven. This is an authentic highlight and favorite stop for visitors as it is possible to (hearing) enthusiastic groups of Beijingers playing traditional instruments and singing Peking Opera. Many locals can also be found dancing or practicing Tai Chi. Then jump into a traditional Rickshaw and (see) the old Hutongs – a vestige of Beijing’s rich past. We also visit a local family’s courtyard home to witness life in these unlikely lanes. Next stop is at a Tea Ceremony where we learn about the many and varied types of Chinese tea and the equally varied ways to drink them. You will (taste) several types of tea in a local teahouse and see that there is indeed a different tea for every occasion.

Arouse your sense of (smell) by visiting the Lama Temple and walking past wafts of smoke from burning incense. Inside one of the pavilions you will find a Buddha standing over 85 feet tall that was carved from a single trunk of white sandalwood. Then it is time to wind down with a Chinese foot massage. A massage is not considered a rich man’s indulgence in China, but rather an effective solution to managing stress and improving one’s general health. After an active day of indulging the senses, soak your feet in a fragrant bath, sit back and relax as you partake in this healing art (touch).

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