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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
From $54.00
 
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
 
Private Tour: Museums and Street Art Tour in George Town
"Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of George Town through selected museums and the famous street arts. Learn the straits settlement history and the culture of our people from as early as the 18th century at the Penang Museum and then adjourn to the with option to super-impose yourself in the pictures. Visit the Peranakan Mansion (or Museum) which houses priceless antique collections and artifacts an assimilation of cultures between the Malays and the early Chinese settlers. Within the old city vicinity check-out numerous murals (street arts) depicting the simple life style of Penang people. Note: Penang Museum closes on Fridays on which day longer stop will be given at other attractions.""""George Town
From $70.00

More Things to Do in George Town

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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Mar 28, 2015

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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Mar 28, 2015

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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Mar 28, 2015

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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Mar 27, 2015

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...
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Mar 27, 2015

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...
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Mar 26, 2015
 
 
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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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Mar 26, 2015

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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Mar 25, 2015

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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Mar 25, 2015

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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Mar 24, 2015

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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Mar 23, 2015

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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Mar 23, 2015

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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Mar 22, 2015

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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Mar 22, 2015

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