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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
From $66.00
 
Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Hill and Temple of Paradise
"Ascend Penang Hill the former British Hill Station with the height of 720m above sea level by means of the unique funicular train. Enjoy the bird's eye view (usually clearer in the afternoon) of the city and part of mainland and feel the cool and refreshing air at the summit. Down from the hill another highlight is Kek Lok Si (Temple of Paradise) Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple with Malaysian Thai and Burmese influence. Marvel at the 30m high statue of the Goddess or Mercy climb up the 7-tier 'Thousand-Buddha Pagoda' and see the 'Pond of Longevity' filled with vegetable-eating turtles.Finish the day with a drop-off at your hotel in Penang."
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Explore Balik Pulau

Get a free guided tour of Balik Pulau from Explore Balik Pulau - the visitor centre. You pay only the bicycle rental fee, they will bring you visit around balik pulau for attraction like traditional...
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Another traditional Chinese family house

Many of the ethnic Chinese families in Balik Pulau are Hakka. Saw this typical home with spacious ground for growing garden flowers, fruit trees and rearing of chickens and perhaps ducks. There is a...
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Feb 28, 2007

Chicken Shed of Balik Pulau

Seeing chicken shed reminds me of bird flu. While bird flu is still causing human fatalities in Jakarta, fortunately, this is not happening in Penang and Malaysia. Perhaps the lower density and...
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Feb 28, 2007

Idyllic hillside home in Balik Pulau

When driving through the hills of Balik Pulau, we were captivated byt this picturesque Chinese family home with tall durian fruits in the yard.Perched on a hillslope overlooking into the valley and...
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Feb 28, 2007

Penang "Wild Flowers"

This large purple flowers caught my attention. Have seen them all over Penang growing wildly.Often large yellow and black stripes bumble bees will zoom around these flowers. Remember how we used to...
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SLLiew
Feb 27, 2007

"Touch-Me-Not" plants

Have you heard of "Touch-Me-Not" or "mimosa pudica"? They grow wildly in Penang as weeds with thorns and beautiful fluffy purple flowers.If you touch the leaves, there will move, fold and close. It is...
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Feb 26, 2007
 
 
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Have you seen a "Monkey Cup"?

If you go hiking in the hills of Penang, you will see different varieties of "monkey cups" or the scientific family of Nephentes or water pitcher plants.As the larger varieties contains a sizeable...
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Hotels Near Balik Pulau

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66-15-0 Jalan Batu Feringghi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11000, Malaysia
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52 Batu ferringhi, Town Centre, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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No. 188, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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10-A Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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Sebelah Balai Nelayan, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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Bukit Bendera, Georgetown, Penang, 10450, Malaysia
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Things to Do Near Balik Pulau

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Kek Lok Si Temple

At the main temple, in the hall, all visitor are invite to make a new year wish. One have to pay RM1 or at your wish ( to pay more ) to get a wish ribbon, write down the name and additional wish (...
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Sri Maha-Mariamman Temple

This Hindu temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, built in 1833. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman, who has a following among south Indians. It contains fascinating...
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Penang Butterfly Farm -Closed until Dec, 2015.

In Penang Butterfly Farm, you can walk around freely in and invite all sorts of butterflies on your palm. There are so many butterflies and you enjoy seeing them with colorful wings. Its really an...
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Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people...
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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the...
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Chew Jetty

The Chew Jetty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers Penang and Melaka, and it is in brief a collection of stilt houses. It was first built more than 100 years ago as a clan jetty for...
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"Balik Pulau - The Other Side of the Island"
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"Balik Pulau Durian House"
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"Joo in Balik Pulau"
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"Breaking Fast in Balik Pulau"
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