Penang Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Snake-less Temple

    I read everyone's comments about the snake temple but i still decided to go. Yes there really arent many free reigning snakes around however for a small price the temple has a mini zoo enclosure of...

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  • 2. Eateries w food at cut-throat price

    no doubt you can find varies of penang hawker food here nonetheless, ask for the price before you order. there is no price listed on the food. hee.. if you speak in hokkien (local dialet), you get the...

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  • 3. Trishaw Shopping

    For those using trishaw for shopping, please be careful if you are travelling around with trishaw. There are cases of those whose purchases and even luggage...

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  • 4. Turtle Hatchery at Taman Negara Penang

    This tip is separate from my "Things To Do" tip for Taman Negara Penang - National Park as a whole, which is well worth the visit. The turtle hatchery / nature...

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  • 5. Hypnotize Bandit

    Be careful when taking Free Bus (CAT) from Komtar. This Station is very dark due to inside Komtar Building and lighting is very limited. I have once waiting for...

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  • 6. TROPICAL SPICE GARDEN

    its more like a 'jungle' than a spice garden. www.tropicalspicegarden.com Tropical Spice Garden is a commercial landscaped garden located in Teluk Bahang. It...

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  • 7. Penang

    We hired a taxi and driver for 3hours to see the sights of Penang. Make sure you go to Penang Hill first, as you catch a funicular to the top, and its very...

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  • 8. Cabbie - RIP OFF!!

    Just some personal experiences with cabbies in Penang & KL.If they know you're a tourist, they will usually charge you the return trip, even though you are only...

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  • 9. The Beautiful Shemales

    When Mr. Sun is going for its sleep Lady Moon will shine your face and trouble your sight. Even on Pulau Penang. The phrase "Most handsome men are gay" and...

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  • 10. Buy jewellery with proper certification.

    No proper certification. Be aware of "on the sport grading" of diamonds. Not all jewellery stores has a proper geamologist to do that. Quality of diamonds are...

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  • 11. "Titi Kerawang" Waterfalls

    Titi Kerawang Waterfalls used to be a wonderful picnic site with plunging waters.However, over the years, the water has been diverted and the falls are no...

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  • 12. Absurdly high cab and bus fares!

    OMG. I never knew cab and bus rides in Penang could cost so high. Either that or i was cheated by most drivers on the island. I opt the latter. While i was...

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  • 13. Kek Lok Si Temple

    It has to be bad karma to call a temple a tourist trap, and a major local-attraction temple at that… but… the Kek Lok Si Temple can part you from your money...

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  • 14. Prangin Mall Penang warning! if you buy no refund

    the name of the shop is Long Summer Paper & Gift Enterprise ,lot number 33-3-113 Prangin Mall,Penanghere is my situation..I bought a vase and only discovered...

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  • 15. Langkawi Day Trip - A Boring Waste of Time

    If you're staying in Penang and are thinking of making the day trip to Langkawi i'd recommend DON'T! There really is nothing to do on this island... Dr Mahatirs...

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  • 16. dont book tours at your hotel,too expensive

    if you book your tours at your hotel you will be paying a lot more for them. If staying in Batu Ferringhi, take a walk down the main road & collect pamphlets &...

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  • 17. No hibiscus, very few orchids.

    A very misleading name 'hibiscus, orchid and reptile gardens'. Only one hibiscus in flower (very odd, mine are constantly flowering', very tired looking...

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  • 18. Tour Guide & Hired Car

    Hired cars booked from the hotel are almost double the price if you book from outside.We hired 1 for the first night at 45RM per hr for a min of 4 hrs, only to...

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  • 19. The Inclined Lift at Kek Lok Si Temple

    Every Penangite calls this a tourist trap. Well no wonder, a ride on this will cost you RM 2 (US $ 0.50) each way and last for a nanosecond or two. Better to...

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  • 20. House of ill Repute!

    On a hot afternoon in George Town I decided to take a rikshaw ride around China Town. After about twenty miniutes I asked to be taken to a bar for a cold drink....

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  • 21. Tropical Fruit Farm

    We went to see the Tropical Fruit Farm which was not worse of money. Firstly, it is not a handy location and you can't take a bus (only taxi and they charge you...

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  • 22. Prangin Mall Kodak Shop - photos to cd's

    Photos from a Flash card were not copied properly Went to the Kodak shop at the Prangin Mall and asked for the full compact flash cards to be transferred to a...

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  • 23. Gurney Drive - Don't eat here

    Gurney Drive is a famous road along the seaside in Penang. Outside the Sunrise Tower are dozens of stalls selling local Penang food...DON'T EAT ANY OF IT!!!...

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  • 24. Bargaining...

    Make sure you bargain with the local market people before paying for anything...most of the time they will start you off anyway but we ended up usually paying...

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  • 25. Haggling

    If you're at a market, especially the one along Batu Ferringhi main road, make sure you haggle. Offer the person about 60% of the price that is displayed (or...

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