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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 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
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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

More Local Customs in Penang

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Buy biscuits

Traditionally, if you visit Penang island, you should buy some biscuits for your friends and relatives, this is a local custom I want to tip everybody. Now if you have friends or relatives staying far...
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Chinese New Year- new clothes!

Buying new clothes is a special custom for hokkien people. Although everyone wearing new clothes during chinese new year, but the meaning of wearing new clothes is different for hokkien.It is said...
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Da Qing descendants

Da Qing descendants are actually Penang's Tanglang. Da Qing means The Great Qing Empire 1644-1911 (Old China). Penang's Tanglang means the descendant of The Great Qing Empire in old. Penangites in the...
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Punjabi tomb guards

Punjabi tomb guards are Penang's Tanglang culture. I did not go to the graveyard on purpose, it was a funeral of my grandmother. I went there and I saw so many Punjabi tomb guards being turned into...
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Penang Turf Club

Penang has a turf club located at Jalan Scotland, the club started at 1864 In picture is a booklet for Penang's Tanglang to learn the strategy of turf gambling to win big money, one of Penang's local...
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Jangan ganggu saya

Jangan ganggu saya is a local custom, yeah I agree with this custom. The meaning is Don't disturb me. Somebody perhaps constantly disturb by irrelevant peoples got fed up, try to notice them not to...
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Wesley Methodist Church

Somebody by the name God, he or she says, call to me (by phone??) and he or she will answer you (return call perhaps). I have no idea what this is but I want to build this tip for you because I quite...
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Keck Khee part 2 (inverse remarks)

Keck Khee is a common knowledge which has many versions, very important in Penang. Keck Khee part 2 introduces inverse remarks. This custom is very new to foreign tourists, how? When a Penangite tell...
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Let the wealth comes to me

Let the wealth comes to me is a local custom. I took this photo when I strolled behind an alley somewhere Argyll Road. The words written in Chinese were "Let the wealth comes to me". Somebody dreamed...
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Indonesian maid

Indonesian maid is now a custom in Penang and many urban areas of Malaysian. Indonesian maid is employed to stay 24 hours with the owner for a certain period 2 years, 3 years and maybe more....
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Keck Khee (polite remarks or polite greetings)

Keck Khee is Penangite's polite remarks or polite greetings. Very common in Penang. Normally it happens when two Penangites about to settle the bill of eating. One guy (AA) will start with " Let me...
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Have you eaten yet?

Traditionally Penangites say Have you eaten yet? (Chiak Paa Aah Boay?) This is equal to How are you in English. Yeah, so try to say Have you eaten yet to your friends next time while you are in Penang...
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Do not turn back

This is a tip for kids, very effective to make them scare and scream. When I was young, friends of mine always talk about this Do not turn back custom. What is this? If you smell something fragrance...
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Here they are

Yes here they are, who? Who they are? This tip is slightly confused due to ermm...not able to speak in public, do you know what I mean? If you want to know what this is, please walk to Campbell Street...
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Top Hotels in Penang

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14 Leith Street, Georgetown, Penang, 10200, Malaysia
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Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang, 10200, Malaysia
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(formerly Grand Plaza Parkroyal), Batu Ferringhi, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, , Penang, 11900, Malaysia
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72 Batu Ferringhi, Georgetown, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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Top Things to Do in Penang

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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

The Sky Walk Tower is located at your right after about 50 meters when you come out from the tram. It was officially opened by Penang Chief Minister, Honorable Mr. Lim Guan Eng in February 2015. It is...
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Beaches in Penang

There are many type of motorise water sport activities at Penang beaches. To name them are water scooter, banana boat pull by the other boat, the parasut sailing. The operators would always give the...
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Kek Lok Si Temple

South East Asia's biggest Buddhist temple complex, and getting constantly bigger, very crowded, especially at Chinese new year and shops are everywhere.... Get there with Rapid Penang bus 201 from...
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Art & Architecture

3D photography has became popular when people travel to Penang. Some local people who love tricky photo would like to spend some money for a ticket which I think expensive. There are now more than...
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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Reclining Buddha Temple)

The religion has no boundry. When I visited the Thai Reclining Buddha in Penang recently, there are group of students probably on their holiday or study tour about religion in Malaysia. Although they...
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The Botanical Gardens & Monkeys

Botanical Gardens, the green lung of Penang. An outdoor recreational venue to come for morning and evening walk, exercise, enjoyed the greens, big trees. Have a walk around the garden or take a buggy...
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SLLiew

"Penang - Prince of Wales Island"
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l_joo

"Penang - my birthplace"
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kenyneo

"colourful FUSION of culture"
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bpacker

"Penang for Foodies"
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"Penang My Home"
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