Kuching to Singapore: The Spice Route Adventure
10 - 22 August 2014
This cruise offers a great variety of experiences. You will start from the western edge of Borneo, cross the South China Sea along a chain of Indonesian archipelagos all the way to the tip of the Malay Peninsula. Kuching and Singapore have international airports connecting you to the world.
You will board Meta IV in Kuching, a charming city with a fascinating colonial history. Arrive a few days early to explore a bit of Borneo, the world's third largest island. Borneo has immensely diverse wildlife - and four national parks are right in the vicinity of Kuching.
We set sail towards Indonesian waters. This will be a great passage with fantastic opportunities for catching fresh fish! Our next stop is the remote Natuna Archipelago. The 300 isles are famous for their rich bird life and a rare monkey that lives only there.
From Natuna, we sail into the sunset. We set course for the Anambas group, rated by CNN as one of Asia's top five island paradises. The main island offers a naturally protected lagoon with clear blue waters and corals. There is a giant waterfall perfect as a secluded picnic spot.
Time magazine thought the Tioman Island was even better and voted them onto their list of the world’s five most beautiful islands. The densely forested isle is uninhabited and surrounded by protected coral reefs, making it an amazing scuba diving and snorkelling spot.
Imagine gliding towards the skyline of Singapore, illuminated by the late afternoon sun. Singapore captivates with its mix of Chinese, Indian, Malay and European cultures and you can just make out its faint sounds and exotic smells while reclining with a sun-downer. What a finale!