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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

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The Lazy Way Up Penang Hill

If you're lazy like me and the rest of tourist population, take the Swiss-made furnicular up to Penang Hill. The tram will take half an hour to creep to the top and you'll see little vegetable farms...
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bpacker
Nov 23, 2005

Local Bus - 3 Bus Lines: Blue, Yellow, Red

UPDATE: Penang Rapid is the new bus service implemented in August 2007. Rides starts with RM1 and up and provide comfortable rides in modern new buses to all major tourist destinations in Penang. This...
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SLLiew
Aug 30, 2007

FERRIES TO AND FROM THE MAINLAND

It is really easy to get to Penang, I think you can get here in every possible way!Coming by ferry is easy, as there are a fleet of eight ferries that link Georgetown on Penang Island and Butterworth...
balhannah
Dec 05, 2009

Public Buses in Penang

Rapid Penang is providing air-condition public buses to the locals and tourists. It is the most affordable way to travel around the Island. Unlike other cities in Malaysia, Penang has clean and...
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cal6060
Sep 22, 2012

Privatised local area buses

Our holiday was enhanced by choosing to jump on some of the local buses in Penang. The buses are privately owned and we were told that they go through regular mechanical checks to ensure that they are...
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preadhead
Feb 13, 2006

Local Buses

We caught a bus into Georgetown from Bay View one day...it costed 2 RM (we were told we got ripped off, it should have cost 1.5 RM). The trip in was great because it was much cooler than being in a...
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CandS
Feb 06, 2005

Taxi

Taxis are very common in Penang...they take you everywhere for very little. It usually costs 20 - 55 RM per hour but you can pay more or less depending on how good you bargin... ;) You can wave a taxi...
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CandS
Feb 06, 2005

Unhelpful "Penang Rapid" bus company

This morning, the 11th June 2013, I was at Komtar bus station, George Town, and asked a bus company official which route I need to visit "Suffolk House", (the former residence of Francis Light who...
zschachwitz
Jun 11, 2013

Minibus feeder lines

Current Penang Island Bus system consists of 3 regional bus lines (Yellow, Blue, Red) with the Minibus (Green) operating within each region.In the Bayan Baru area, the minibus is a feeder line that...
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SLLiew
Jan 03, 2007

Penang Hop On Hop Off Bus

This service started on 18 Nov 2014, while introduction period, it gave free service for a few days to all passengers and tourists. Started 24 November 2014, all passengers need to pay for a ride, the...
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DaHongHua
Nov 30, 2014

Getting around from Batu Ferringhi to Georgetown

It is very cheap to use public transport to get around Penang. There are only two busses from Batu Ferringhi to Gerogetown, Hin busses no 93 - blue colour and Milan busses - yellow colour. One way...
mamuska
Jul 25, 2005

New bus company Rapid Penang bus service

As far as I gathered, the bus fare is the same as the other local buses. The difference is that this bus is air-conditioned. Get enough small change ready so that you can pay the exact fare asked for...
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pepemorris11
Aug 19, 2008
 
 
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"Penang - Prince of Wales Island"
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"Penang - my birthplace"
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"colourful FUSION of culture"
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"Penang for Foodies"
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"Penang My Home"
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Things to Do Near Penang

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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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Sri Maha-Mariamman Temple

This Hindu temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, built in 1833. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman, who has a following among south Indians. It contains fascinating...
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Penang Butterfly Farm -Closed until Dec, 2015.

In Penang Butterfly Farm, you can walk around freely in and invite all sorts of butterflies on your palm. There are so many butterflies and you enjoy seeing them with colorful wings. Its really an...
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Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people...
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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the...
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Chew Jetty

The Chew Jetty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers Penang and Melaka, and it is in brief a collection of stilt houses. It was first built more than 100 years ago as a clan jetty for...
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