Tour Summary

4 – 8 October 2017

The Green & Gold Army is heading to Melaka, Malaysia to support the Socceroos in the cut throat 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia away leg playoff against Syria. Here’s your invite to join the fun!

The Malaysian city of Melaka will host #SYRvAUS on 5 October. Melaka capitalises on its illustrious history to assert itself as one of Malaysia’s most irresistible tourist destinations. As always, we have designed our tour with a focus on supporting the Socceroos, with cultural experiences and nightlife intertwined

The Destination - Melaka

We cannot wait to show you Melaka, which in the 15th century was Southeast Asia’s greatest trading port. Over time it lost favour to Singapore, but this slowdown in trade protected much of the ancient architecture of the state capital, Melaka City, from falling foul of development. The historic centre was crowned a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008, kick starting a decade of renewal. Modern Melaka swaggers once more, with visitors pouring in to experience the bustling weekend night market, heritage architecture and famously glitzy trishaws.

International Flights

Air Asia, Jetstar, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines flights depart for Kuala Lumpur from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and elsewhere between 10.30am-12pm each day and land between 4pm and 9pm in Kuala Lumpur. If you need help with return international flights, please advise us when you are booking and we will organise return flights with other tour participants.

Match Day Passes are available upon request but are limited – please email your request to and we will get back to you.

Syria Away Inclusions

  • Kuala Lumpur arrival/departure airport/hotel transfers

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kuala Lumpur at the centrally located 4* Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Hotel

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Melaka at the 4* Hatten Hotel

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Guided overland vehicle transfers Kuala Lumpur/Melaka/Kuala Lumpur

  • Legendary GGArmy pre-match party inclusive of food and drinks/alcohol

  • Guided match day hotel/stadium vehicle transfers

  • Match ticket

  • Access to Socceroos recovery session (subject to confirmation from FFA)

  • Cultural and sightseeing tours (Melaka & Kuala Lumpur highlights) including all entrance fees

  • Services of Green & Gold Army tour hosts

  • Iconic Green & Gold Army scarf


4* Twin ShareNot Available
4* Double ShareNot Available
4* Single ShareNot Available
Match Day PassAvailable on Request


Unfortunately our tour packages to Syria away in Malaysia are no longer available. However, we can accommodate extra guests in our match day activities. If you would like to purchase a Match Day Pass, please email for more information.

Day 1: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Our Green & Gold Army Guide will meet all tour participants on arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and transfer guests by vehicle to the 4* Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral Hotel.

Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.

Day 2: Thursday 5 October 2017

MATCH DAY! After breakfast, transfer by vehicle to Melaka and check into the 4* Hatten Hotel.

At 1:30pm, enjoy the legendary Green & Gold Army pre-game party inclusive of fun, food and drinks.

At 4:30pm transfer in a private vehicle to the Hang Jebat Stadium in Melaka for a 7pm kick-off. The journey takes about 40 minutes one way. Tour participants will be seated in the Australian away section in the 38,000-seater stadium. Post-match transfer in a private vehicle to the 4* Hatten Hotel after the game.

Overnight in Melaka.

Day 3: Friday 6 October 2017

At 9am, get to know Melaka with a trishaw tour along the narrow winding streets. You’ll admire Chinatown’s unique Peranakan architecture, get a taste of old Melaka, and learn about the ancient spice trade. Take in sites such as Harmony Street, a Malay Mosque, Chinese Buddhist Temples, and a traditional Muslim house-museum. Melaka was declared a World Heritage Site in 2008, and like its Penang sibling, the city is a harmonic mix of cultures, a place where colonial buildings sit next to Chinese shop houses and temples.

Overnight in Melaka.

Day 4: Saturday 7 October 2017

At 9am, travel the 2 hours in a private vehicle to Kuala Lumpur. After lunch, tour Kuala Lumper visiting the National Monument, Independence Square, Chinatown, Little India and head up to the Sky bridge & Observation Deck of the iconic Petronas Towers.

Overnight in Kuala Lumpur.

Day 5: Sunday 8 October 2017

All good things come to an end. Hotel/Airport transfer to connect with your homeward bound flight- with a big lead to take back to the home-leg (we hope!)

Are you an Australian that lives in Malaysia and are interested to join the Green & Gold Army for our match-day party, transfers and seating allocation? If so, email and we can let you know how you can join us for Match Day.