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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
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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chinese religious practices

This year 2014 I make a date for the purpose for visiting the famous Chiew Jetty, Weld Quay offerings and prayers to the annual Emperor Jade of Haven for the first time. This traditional Chinese,...
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Traditional costumes

In Malaysia many of the women wear head dresses because a large part of the country is muslim. They have to be worn when out in public. These do not have to be worn by women who are not muslim that...
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Food Culture

Those who travel around Penang, you should try out Penang Local food like Hokkien Mee, Laksa, Char Koay Teoh. This 3 is the top famous local food for penang. One of the restaurant had been operate for...
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Taboo for gifts ....

Another world - another culture - another habit... our top-model learned her lesson when changing her clothes in the centre of Georgetown. She got pushed into the van at the moment we all could see...
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Chinese business

When we were children, travelling through Malaysia and Borneo, in all towns, the stores would be owned by the Chinese, usually by the family and we always saw the student, son or daughter sitting in a...
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Art and performances

well the Chinese Opera is only featured mainly during the Hungry Ghost festival or during the birthday of Chinese Gods or Deity....and mainly cater to older folks ...perhaps its because the younger...
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Buddhism in Penang

►Wesak Day (May 25) This is the most important day of the Buddhist Calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. Buddhist devotees will gather in temples throughout the...
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Malaysians' swimming costume

Do not be surprised! Malaysian like to swim together in family, in daily clothing, without proper swimming attire.Some hotel management would not strictly warn the pool users as local tourists are...
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Akad Nikah (Solemnization)

The Akad Nikah was taken place at one of the mosque in Kepala Batas, where both families from the bridegroom and the bride attended to witness the solemnization of marriage. The solemnization carried...
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Traditional Malay Wedding 1 - Merisik & Bertunang

It's a good friend of mine, getting married yesterday on 16th September 2012. I was there to witness the Malay friend wedding adat-adat (Ritual). Fiza and Farid (the newlywed Bride and Bridegroom) My...
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Clothing

For us Europeans, clothing that covers, not reveals is a very good idea. This is for self-protection against the sun and has the advantage that it shows respect to the local Muslim people.I always...
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Tamoul New Year 2008

The weekend I was in Penang coincided with multiple new yearThingyan for the Burmese, Thai and Khmer New Year, Tamoul New Year, Malayalee New Year..so you could see groups of people everywhere...
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Hair Cut

I am a little fuzzy about who cuts my hair, but Paris is far away, Baracoa is not within reach and my hair cried out for a cut. walked into a hair salon, asked whether they cut men's hair, sure...
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Interesting Gables on Buildings

Wandering around Georgetown, couldn't help noticing the interesting gables adorning the buildings by the streets. Later, read on some book the shape of gable on shophouses and temple buildings are...
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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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cheekychic

"Penang My Home"
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