The tour starts with a hotel pick up from any address in Singapore or Johor Bahru. When you arrive in Johor Bahru, visit Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, which sits on a small hill overlooking the Straits of Johor. Built in the late 1800s, it features four minarets and is made of white marble with Moorish and Victorian designs. Then visit a batik factory for a look at this traditional form of textile artwork. You have the chance to observe local artists at work with batik painting and learn about the different types of batik and their meanings.
Continue your tour to the Royal Mausoleum and Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum, once the main residence of Johor's royal family. Built in 1866, it was opened as a museum in 1990 to show off the wealth of the sultans, including large manicured grounds. Then make a stop for lunch or snacks (own expense), where you can try Malaysian cuisine, different from Singapore dishes in the method of cooking and the ingredients and spices used.
If time allows, you may make a stop for souvenir shopping before the lunch break and trip back to Singapore.
At Merlion Park, admire sweeping views of the Marina Bay city skyline and keep your eyes peeled for the Merlion cub. Then head over to the riverbank where Sir Stamford Raffles first stepped foot in Singapore and see his namesake statue, which commemorates the establishment of the British colony.
Moving on to Singapore's modern developments, you explore Marina Bay Sands, one of two integrated resorts in Singapore. It features a hotel, casino, theater, ice skating rink, and other entertainment along with an observation deck on the 57th floor with unobstructed 360-degree views of Singapore's skyline.
Also of deep cultural significance are Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown. As we move through these areas, learn about how the early immigrants of Singapore lived and worked, and how many structures have been preserved to date.
Your final stop is the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. Learn about the architecture of these vertical gardens shaped like giant trees.