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Private Tour: Penang City Highlights
"View Fort Cornwallis the largest historical remain in Penang with its cannons still pointing towards the direction of the long-past invaders from the sea. Visit Chew Jetty - the original early Chinese settlement with stilt homes above the coast. Admire the intricate and the basic house rules of the Khoo Kongsi (a Chinese clan house) then drive through the colorful Little India where traditional Indian dresses and spices are traded along the congested streets. Continue tour to see one of the world's largest Reclining Buddha in a Thai temple. Stop for refreshments at Coffee Tr"""View Fort Cornwallis the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Visit Chew Jetty
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Private Half-Day Heritage Walking Tour of Georgetown
"This tour starts at the Star Pitt Street located near the corner of Church Street and Gat Lebuh Gereja. You private tour guide will meet you and bring you to the first destination the Khoo Kongsi or clan house. You will learn about the central role of the Kongsi the first port of call for Chinese immigrants far from home and explore the wooden houses on the clan jetties where descendants of the first Chinese settlers still live.We will then stop at the historic Kapitan Keling Mosque one of the most visited places of worship in the heart of Georgetown. We will breathe in the spice-laden air on the streets of Little India and its shops packed with enticing goods. The picturesque alleys of the protected heritage zone are also t eat and worship will help to ensure that centuries-old traditions and beliefs will live on for generations to come.""""Join this private half-day walking tour to discover and learn more about the history of Georgetown’s most recognized landmarks
From $300.00
 
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

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Komtar Tower

The pride of Malaysia when it was built, the Komtar tower is still by far the tallest building in George Town, even if it has since been surpassed in size by several others in Kuala Lumpur. Today...
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Clan Jetties

Only a few of George Town's once plentiful stilted houses still remain, clinging desperately to the coast as if they might be torn away in a tropical storm at any moment. They are wonderfully...
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Little India

George Town's Little India manages to transport you to the streets of Mumbai or Delhi, with all the sights, sounds, smells, but without any of the hassle. It's more authentically chaotic than Little...
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St. George's Church

Consescrated in 1819, it cost the British as much to build as Singapore cost to buy the same year. This, the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia, became a focal point for the British community on the...
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Promenade

Starting at Esplanade Park, near Fort Cornwallis, and stretching up along the north coast of Penang, past Eastern & Oriental then all along Gurney Promenade, is a stretch of disconnected walking paths...
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Perfectly placed on the promenade, the Eastern & Oriental is, like its sister Raffles in Singapore, the quintessential colonial hotel. It's all whitewashed walls and cast iron verandas. It's easy to...
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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze's "Blue Mansion" is a throwback to George Town's colonial years - one of the best examples of merchant houses that still exists in the city. This one stands out particularly from the...
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Hainan Temple

Many of the Chinese who emigrated to Penang came from the island of Hainan, but they were late arrivals and typically had a tougher time than most settling in South East Asia. The temple on Muntri...
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Penang Hill

The climate on Penang Hill, about 800 meters above sea level, is a refreshing relief after the muggy, tropical conditions in George Town. The temperature is a few degrees lower, the air is drier and...
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Penang Hill Railway

The British would employ coolies to carry them up the colonial station on the hill, but at the start of the 20th century they built a funicular train system at great cost and effort. That has recently...
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Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

A bit of fun for the many rainy days in George Town, especially for the kids. It's a generally well executed trick art exhibition, where you need to be careful where you stand and where you take the...
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Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis has two claims to fame: It is the biggest fort in Malaysia, and it has never been needed. Perhaps because it is so imposing it did its job. The fort was built to defend against pirates...
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Central Fire Station

Built in 1909 this was George Town's first fire station - previously the police had performed this function. It's a striking building combining Mughal and Edwardian styles of architecture, with...
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Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower

There's 60 meters to this clock tower - one meter for every year Queen Victoria had reigned when it was commissioned for her Diamond Jubilee. The architecture is a clash of Neoclassical and Moorish...
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