10 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Penang

Penang

Sights and sounds of Penang

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Georgetown City Explorer
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Georgetown City Explorer

A great trip, by George!

Georgetown, the capital of Penang and named after King George III of England, is an interesting blend of old and new. On this tour you stop first at the famous Golden reclining Bhudda, one of the largest in Asia.

This is followed by a visit to the Penang Colonial Museum which houses a collection of historical items. Drive past the colourful Little India and bustling Chinatown, one of the many old and cherished charms of Georgetown. Next stop is the world’s fourth largest reclining Buddha statue at Wat Chayamangkal. This fascinating tour makes a great introduction to the holiday island of Penang.

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Private Georgetown Wet Market Tour
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Private Georgetown Wet Market Tour

Get ready to haggle

Meet your driver and guide early in the morning and travel to the oldest wet market in Georgetown. Take a stroll around and see the locals haggling noisily over the prices of fresh food, cheap clothes and knick-knacks. You can also try your hand at this 'fun' experience as your guide is always on hand to help with the bargaining process.

At the market you can enjoy breakfasts, possibly trying some of the local dishes such as Roti Bakar, Kopi O and Teh Tarik. From here, continue on to Little India, a Market Street with its spice, saree and accessory shops. You will certainly experience a different atmosphere from the wet market and here you will be able to buy lots of souvenirs.

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Botanical Garden and Butterfly Farm
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Botanical Garden and Butterfly Farm

The butterfly effect

The Botanical Garden is an oasis of peace and tranquillity with lush green surroundings. And on this tour you will see native and hybrid orchids, cactus plant collections, varied collections of ferns, bamboo plants, flowering trees and shrubs. Then visit Penang Butterfly Farm which is home to 3,000 living specimens from more than 50 species of colourful butterflies, frogs, scorpions and other insects.

The farm features a lily pond, rock garden, bubbling mud pool and artificial waterfalls. You will also be taken to Penang`s latest attraction, a Propolis Bee Farm which offers insight into bee breeding. Get to know the differences between natural and synthesised honey, the various types of bees and the honey they produce.
Later visit Royal Selangor, one of the world's oldest pewter makers, for a demonstration on pewter finishing.

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Penang Hill & Temple Tour
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Penang Hill & Temple Tour

Temple is a real high spot

On this fascinating tour you head for the hills and visit one of the largest Buddhist temples in South East Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple is also known as the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas. A seven tier Pagoda dominates this stunning building, which is influenced by the architectural styles of the Thais, Burmese and Chinese and watched over by a beautiful bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy.

Next you take a funicular train ride up Penang Hill to enjoy this cool retreat away from the tropical heat below. On top of the hill you have a great panoramic view of the capital city George Town and see lots of exotic flora and fauna. There is so much to see and do when visiting Penang and this hill and temple tour will probably be one of the highlights of your visit.

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Private Georgetown Heritage Tour
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Private Georgetown Heritage Tour

City Secrets Revealed

George Town, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage city, has a great range of arts and culture and is definitely not a place to miss when visiting Penang. On this popular tour you can walk around the fascinating Peranakan Mansion Museum with its displays of more than 1,000 antiques before strolling through the colourful ethnic enclave Little India, where the shops are full of local crafts that make great souvenirs. After testing your bargaining skills, stop at the oldest Hindu temple in Penang.

Then continue on to the Chinese Clan Houses where you can see the ornate rooftops with their intricately carved dragon pillars before walking along Armenian Street to view the street art which is on display in every nook and cranny. Your private tour ends on a sweet note when you are taken to the Chocolate Boutique where you can indulge yourself and buy some of the tasty treats. This tour is a great way to get to experience life in Penang's capital city.

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Scenic Night Tour with Hawker Dinner
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Scenic Night Tour with Hawker Dinner

See the sights at night

Watch the city of Georgetown come alive at night with blazes of lights and noisy street peddlers. As Penang is famous for its local cuisine, your evening will begin with a delicious dinner at a traditional restaurant. Then after your meal you will be taken on a short Trishaw ride, an authentic mode of transport which is still used today.

After this memorable trip through the city you will be taken to a local night market for a chance to shop and perhaps try some more local delicacies again.

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Penang Heritage Walking Tour
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Penang Heritage Walking Tour

Walk through history

Start this Penang tour at St. George’s Church, the oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia. Then continue on to the Goddess of Mercy Temple, passing through colourful stalls where flower garlands are made and then visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion for a tour and see some of the thousands of antiques and collectible items on display.

Then walk pass King Street, cut into Market Street and arrive at some spice shops where you discover everything about the various spices and how to use them in traditional cooking. From here you travel on to the final stop which is the Khoo Kongsi - a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornate architecture and a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang.

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A Night to Remember
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A Night to Remember

The ultimate dinner

Enjoy an unhurried Trishaw ride through Little India and the oldest parts of Georgetown to the scenic Tanjung Marina City where you will be having your dinner. CHIN’S Penang has brought a new era of trendsetting, culinary chic in the Pearl of the Orient and executive chef Wang ZhiZhong and his creative culinary team from China will delight diners with the wholesome goodness of traditional Chinese recipes.

Against a backdrop of modern and fine cooking techniques your senses will be catapulted into another realm. Nothing is spared at the expense of good taste and the ground breaking cooking culture at CHIN’S encapsulates traditions molded, honed and perfected over time, marrying the freshest authentic produce with the restaurant's exquisite culinary finesse to achieve one perfect dish after another.

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