Penang Half Day City Tour
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Penang Half Day City Tour

4 h
Half Day
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Stop At: Asni Tours & Travels, Block B3-1-27 Jalan 1/152 Taman OUG Parklane, Kuala Lumpur 58200 Malaysia

Meet and greet our friendly driver at hotel lobby and proceed for tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, 17, Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple is a Thai temple in Penang famous for its large gold-plated Reclining Buddha, which is at 33m, is one of the largest in the world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, 24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is a Burmese-style Buddhist temple, founded in 1803, with elaborate, colorful stupas and sculptures. At the main prayer hall, voices are reduced to whisper and the silence is broken only by occasional ringing of temple bells. The latest addition to the Dhammikarama Buddhist Temple is the Golden Pagoda Bell Tower.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pengkalan Weld 59A, Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia

Penang island’s earliest Chinese settlement, where homes balance above the water on wooden stilts. Learn about the immigrants that traveled from Fujian province to live on Penang Island, while taking in intricate stone carvings and wooden ornaments, then learn the strict rules of the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clan house.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Little India - Penang, Queen Street and Penang Street Malaysia

Little India is colorful neighborhood with dozens of shops & vendors for Indian clothing, jewelry & street food.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. George's Church, 1 Lebuh Farquhar Harmony Walk, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

The street begins from the St.George Church run by Anglicans were built by British East India Company in 1819 and it’s known to be the oldest building in Penang. Built with a Greek architecture, the interior consist of a cool pastel blue with marble floors and outside the main building on the church grounds is a memorial to Sir Francis Light in the form of a Greek temple.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng), Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Along the way be greeted by a colorful Taoist temple of the Goddess of Mercy that’s a source of light to the street any time of the day which for a fact survived two world wars! Initially, this temple was built for the sea of the goddess to thank her for blessing the travelers during their journey on the sea. However, with a bigger population of the Hokkien and Cantonese clan dominating the area, Goddess of Mercy Guanyin replaced Goddess Mazu. During Chinese New Year believers flock around the temple to gain every blessing from Kuan Yin Ma for a healthy and prosperous year ahead.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Migrating from the South of India, the oldest Hindu temple in Penang at the Street of Harmony shines diamonds and precious stones are part of its façade and it is a typical example of Hindu architecture, built in the south Indian Dravidian style. Since the area was filled with moneylenders, merchants, and laborers, their contribution was made into a small shrine far far away from home. Take a wander down the street and immerse in intoxicating sandalwood drifting out of the shine and the vibration from the devotees’ glee the street.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kapitan Keling Mosque, Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

The Kapitan Keling Mosque is designed on a curious mix of styles, combining colonial architecture with traditional Moorish arches, and its interior features a fantastic crystal chandelier and calligraphy panels. Built by the Indian Muslims primarily the head of the Indian Muslim community, Kapten Caudeer names the mosque after himself and Keling which was the origin of his birthplace.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fort Cornwallis, Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

The 18th-century fort was built by the British East India Company, and while its cannons are still trained on the water, Fort Cornwallis has never engaged in battle. (Photo stop only)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Penang Tunnel Museum, 39, Jalan Green Hall, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

If time permits, you may also visit the Penang Time Tunnel 3D Museum where you may learn more about the detailed history since the days the British stepped foot onto the shores and how they gave birth to Modern Penang. (Entrance at own expense)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Coffee Tree, 20A Jalan Bagan Jermal, George Town, Penang Island 10250 Malaysia

The coffee tree shop is premium for both quality and price. They have lots of coffee varieties and they are certainly generous with their tastings, and you can wrap the day with a taste of Penang's classic white coffee.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Crown Pewter, 28, Jalan Bagan Jermal, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Witness how Malaysian handicraft is made.

Duration: 15 minutes

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Air conditioned vehicle
Not included
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • No meals are included
  • Entrance tickets are not included in the tour package
  • Entry/Admission - Fort Cornwallis
  • Entry/Admission - Penang Tunnel Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Itinerary sequence or location may change due to traffic or closure of places of interest.
  • If exceed tour hours as stated above, additional hour will be charged
  • Optional tours are available upon request (additional charges)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
4 | 2019-07-18

We visited some nice places in this Penang half-day tour, like the temples, the Chinese houses on the water. However, the explanation of the background history can be improved.


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