Highlights of the best in Hills and Temples in Penang
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 or locally known as Bukit Bendera. They built a railway up the hill and bungalows for retreat during weekend. Here we can see the legacy of the bungalows left behind by the British beside experiencing a colder climate compared to lowland.
During the British era the Chinese flourished and thrived. They practiced their religion steadfastly and built many temples that rivaled those in China, if not better! One of the better one is Kek Lok Si, better described as the largest Buddhist's theme park in South East Asia. There is a saying here in Penang - "you have not been to Penang if you have not been to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si".
~ Pick-up from hotel / ship/ airport
~ Penang Hill*
~ Kek Lok Si temple and Kuan Yin Statue*
~ Famous local Penang products shop
~ 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: 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 need to pay the entrance fee on the day of arrival and shall be paid to the tourist attraction place directly.
The entrance fee for the suggested standard itinerary in this page is USD20/person which includes tickets to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si, etc.
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just came back from Penang for a 1 day trip. Had a wonderful and enlightening tour by Maxwell. My family and I really enjoyed it even though it was a last minute arrangement. Thanks and keep up the good job!