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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."
From $74.00

More Local Customs in Penang

Wedding banquet

Wedding banquet is without doubt, a Penang local custom. Most Penangites traditionally have a habit to arrange a German Mercedes-Benz for their marriage ceremony to drive both bride and bridegroom...
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l_joo
Aug 04, 2004

Chinese New Year

I came to Penang at Chinese New Year unintentionally, I didn't really know the background for the celebrations but felt included in the events that were going on. The Lion Dance and all the...
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davidmc
May 12, 2004

MAZU the Goddess of sea

MAZU was born about 1000 years ago. Goddess Mazu is a woman, a brave yet strong-minded woman of ancient days back in China. Some Penangites worship her just as the way they worship the Buddha. Try...
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l_joo
Apr 22, 2004

Long live unlimited years

This is the photo I snapped from the famous Kek-lok-si temple in Penang. Somewhere in the ascend I came across a doorframe with such title -Long live unlimited years pagoda- and you can see another...
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l_joo
Apr 22, 2004

Oil Refilling Fees

This is the Oil Refilling Fees I mentioned earlier. It is the oil for these light in the temple. Traditionally the temple needs light from oil and the Confucianists' way of speaking are traditionally...
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l_joo
Apr 22, 2004

Festivals from Oct to Dec 2004

Tourism Award Night 20043 - 5 October 2004Venue: PenangOrganiser: Pen Events Sdn BhdTelephone: 04 - 645 1934Fax: 04 - 645 1953Pahang Bazar ramadan15 October - 13 November 2004Venue: KOMTAR,...
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kenyneo
Apr 18, 2004
 
 
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Festivals from August to September 2004

Hungry Ghost Festival ( a month long celebration on the 7th Lunar month of chinese calender ) usually start mid July to Mid Aug ( gregorian calender but need to confirm )Penang August Mega Sale...
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kenyneo
Apr 18, 2004

Festivals from May to July 2004

Penang YTL Arts Festival 200424 May - 22 June 2004Venue: Sri Pinang Hall and various locations in PenangTelephone: 04 - 262 1957Fax: 04 - 261 8618Wesak Day 200426 May 2004Venue: Malaysian Buddhist...
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kenyneo
Apr 18, 2004

Eating - the Chinese way

Well to chinese FOOD means Prosperity ! So not eating all the food that is given to you means you are wasting Prosperity ! Plus chinese are generally too thrifty ( thank god I know how to balance up...
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kenyneo
Mar 29, 2004

Broom ...

Well broom is considered very inauspicious for the Chinese , so if you happens to be holding one ( well rather unlikely though when you are travelling ) dont ever let it touches the Chinese...
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kenyneo
Feb 19, 2004

Chopsticks ...when you eat

Chinese believes that its not good to plant your chopsticks in your bowl of rice ( just like erecting a pole ) or other servings because this is usually done only for offerings to the spirits or...
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kenyneo
Feb 19, 2004

Passion for food.

If you know anyone in Penang, you might be amazed. The people in Penang has deep passion for food. They usually go to one place for a dish that is good (excellent). Then after the dish, they will go...
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A2002
Aug 03, 2003

overcrowded cage

I did not get to understand for what purpose these birds were on sale at the entrance of a temple. I would like to think that people are supposed to buy the freedom of the small birds as a good deed...
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DanielF
Nov 07, 2002

Origin of the Penang island name

Surprise, surprise but penang actually takes its name from the betelnut tree (pokok pinang) ! You can also see the tree in the middle of the state flag.
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bpacker
Nov 08, 2005

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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72 Batu Ferringhi, Georgetown, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, , Penang, 11900, 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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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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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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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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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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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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cheekychic

"Penang My Home"
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