A legacy of the British era and food fusion
Since the British first settled here, they had always yearn for respite from the depressing heat, thus they set sight on the highest peak in Penang i. e. Penang Hill. They built a railway up the hill and bungalows for retreat during weekend. Experience the smooth 10 minutes ride up the hill amid lush greenery. See view of George Town and Butterworth from atop, Hindu temple, Love Lock, etc.
A visit to George Town's heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses and living heritage to understand why this city, together with Malacca were inscribed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. Understand George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures, their living styles, past and present, that live harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street.
Enjoy some fusion foods of east meet west meet south - sample on famous and mouth watering Char Kway Teow, Hokkein Mee, Curry Mee, Satay, Pancake, Porridge, Laksa, etc. Take back packets of Tau Sar Pneah to delight friends, colleagues and loved ones.
~ Pick-up from hotel / ship / airport
~ George Town Heritage area - Victoria Clock, Fort Cornwallis, City Hall, Town Hall, Esplanade Field and Cenotaph.
~ Famous local Penang products shop
~ Penang Hill*
~ Hawker food center
~ George Town Street Mural Arts (Drive through)
~ Back at hotel / ship / airport
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: ~ For cruise ship stop-over passengers: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Center (Swettenham Port).
~ For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
~ Or pickup at any location as agreed (e.g. airport or bus station).
I will be holding a ToursByLocals placard displaying your name, pax and my name.
End location: End location: ~ For cruise ship stop-over passengers: Send off @ Penang Cruise Center (Swettenham Port)
~ For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
~ Or any other drop-off location as agreed (e.g. airport or bus station).
Duration: 4 hours
Duration may varies depending on weather, traffic, attraction open hours or late arrival of customer's cruise ship or plane.
~ Car - Toyota Rush MPV (maximum 7 seats, but I limit it to 4 for comfort) or Toyota Vios or Honda City (both maximum 4 passengers) - all air conditioned and great condition. See picture of car in "View Photo".
1. 4-hour half-day tour *INCLUDING* tour guide fee, transportation, fuel, toll and parking fee.
2. Car Transport for 1~4 tourists + 1 tour guide (driver).
If larger vehicle or 5-40 pax or longer hour is required, extra charges will apply. Contact me to send you a quote with a customized link.
Price indication for 5 or more people:
> Tour Van for 5~9 tourists + 1 tour guide + 1 driver (PRICE = 300 USD)
> Tour Bus for 10~40 tourists + 1 tour guide + 1 driver Bus (PRICE = 500 USD)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Malaysian Ringgit - Prepare some 100 Malaysia Ringgits per person (Exchange rate: USD1 = MYR4) for souvenirs, drinks, meals, beer and for tipping if you take trishaw ride.
The base price EXCLUDES all entrance ticket fees and meals. You pay the entrance fees on the day of arrival to the tourist attractions directly.
The entrance fees for the suggested standard itinerary in this page is about USD10/person which includes ticket to Penang Hill, etc.
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