House of the Rich or Famous
Visit to the Clan Jetties located along the waterfront of George Town. Get a first-hand view of houses on stilt by the coast of the living heritage of the Clan go about their daily life.
See the former house of a Chinese Captain, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house featured many recollection memories when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals, hence a new tradition was borne.
Take a tour to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temple or clan house of the Khoo family and marvel at the grand architecture, one of the best outside China. Learn about the history, rituals, fengshui and trivia stuffs found in Khoo Kongsi.
Visit Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Chaiyamangkalaram) or Burmese Temple (Dharmikarama Temple. See the standing Buddha and check out Panca Rupa, the Guardian of the World - count how many animal's part that make up of this guardian. Throw a few coins for luck in Fountain of Life and learn about the life journey of Buddha.
~ Pick-up from hotel / ship / airport
~ Clan Jetty
~ Pinang Peranakan Museum*
~ Khoo Kongsi*
~ Sleeping Buddha Wat Chaiyamangkalaram/ Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
~ Famous local Penang products shop
~ Back to 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 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 attraction places directly.
The entrance fees for the SUGGESTED standard itinerary in this page is about USD10/person which includes tickets to Pinang Peranakan Museum, Khoo Kongsi and Kek Lok Si & Guan Yin statue, etc.