How was your Explore Tour Leader?
The tour leader deserves particular praise for his boundless enthusiasm, indefatigability, expert local knowledge, and going out of his way to help.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
If you have not visited Singapore before, it is worth extending at the end as there is really no time alloted to the city state if you are on the group flights.
Do you have anything else to add?
The tour is not without its problems. Although this has apparently been pointed out to Explore many times, both by its local operator, and previous clients, the time in the capital is woefully short. It is in effect an afternoon and evening, which results in everything being rushed, leaving next to no time for self-exploration. Why Explore do not change the timings is uncertain, especially when there is flexibility in other parts of the trip, notably the Cameron Highlands which are a huge disappointment (over-commercialisation spoiling the very reason for visiting in the first place), and Tioman Islands which should be offered only as an optional extension given that beach holidays are not really what Explore is about.