Best in Hills and Temples in Penang
Since the British first settled here, they had always yearn for respite from the depressing heat. They set their sight on the highest peak in Penang i. e. Penang Hill or locally known as Bukit Bendera. They built railway up the hill and bungalows for retreat during weekend. During the British era the Chinese and other races flourished and thrived. They practiced their religion steadfastly and built many temples that rivaled those in China if not better! There is a saying in Penang - you have not been to Penang if you have not been to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si. The Chinese built more and more temples which some are grander than those in China. At the same time, Siamese and Burmese built Buddhist temples, the Malay built mosques and the Indians built Hindu temples on gifted land from Queen Victoria while the Europeans built churches. At Kapitan Keling Road, the locals called it Street of Harmony, there are 5 majestic religious buildings within vicinity of each others in a stretch of 300 meter.
~ Pick-up from hotel / ship/ airport
~ Penang Heritage area - Victoria Clock, Fort Cornwallis, City Hall, Town Hall, Esplanade Field and Cenotaph.
~ Wat Chaiyamangkalaram
~ Dharmikarama temple
~ Khoo Kongsi*
~ Lunch in hawker center / Moslem Nasi Kandar*
~ Penang Hill*
~ Kek Lok Si temple and Kuan Yin Statue*
~ Famous local Penang products shop
~ Clan Jetty
~ 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: ~ 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: 8 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 good condition. See picture of car in "View Photo".
1. 8-hour full-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 = 500 USD)
> Tour Bus for 10~40 tourists + 1 tour guide + 1 driver Bus (PRICE = 800 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 fee for the suggested standard itinerary in this page is about USD15/person which include tickets to Khoo Kongsi, Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, etc.
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Our guide - 'King' - is very knowledgeable, considerate, kind and sincere. We wish him well and congratulate him for conducting and excellent tour. - best regards - Michael and Christine
Michael David Bale