Culture, history and food tour in UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 2008, George Town was awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. This maritime-trading city was developed during the colonial era and are older than most cities in Malaysia. As a result, it has retained a unique cityscape and multicultural heritage.
George Town represents exceptional examples of multi-cultural trading towns in East and Southeast Asia. It is a living testimony to the multi-cultural heritage and tradition of Asia, and European colonial influences. A mixture of unique architecture, culture and townscape was also created without parallel anywhere in East and South Asia.
Tour recommended to passengers of:
-- Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Millennium etc.
> 8-hour (FULL-DAY) tour guide service + Car (Toyota Vios or Perdua Myvi).
In case I am no longer available for booking on your date of arrival, please consider my team-mate "Lawrence L. " who is also registered under ToursByLocals.
Please AMEND if needed:
> Depart from port/hotel
> TRISHAW RIDE (Oriental tricycle)
Ride pass one of the pre-2nd World War houses zone that gave George Town the title UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, Little India and "Street of Harmony" with oldest Chinese temple, St. George's Church and Kapitan Keling Mosque. . . all located along one street.
> Khoo Kongsi clan-house.
> Kek Lok Si Temple.
> Lunch on own expenses.
> Thai Reclining Buddha Temple + Burmese Temple.
> Pinang Peranakan Museum - An old Chinese + Scottish mansion once owned by a Chinese tycoon. Now turned into a museum with huge Straits Chinese collections.
> Land God temple, one of the oldest temple in Penang.
> "Art Street" with old houses and famous "Children on Bicycle" mural.
> Clan Jetties - A waterfront society with various Chinese clans.
* Itinerary courtesy of Lawrence L. (my TBL's team-mate)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Pickup @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
Please see the 2nd photo of this tour package (after the "Mini Van" photos) for the exact MEETING POINT.
For free travelers: Pickup @ hotel lobby.
Or pickup at any location as agreed.
End location: For passengers of cruise ship stop-over: Send off @ Penang Cruise Centre (Swettenham Port)
For free travelers: Send off @ hotel lobby.
Duration: 8 hours
Duration: 8 hours
By car (Toyota Vios or Perodua MyVi) for 1 ~ 3 tourists. Can have 4 tourists if you don't mind squeezing a bit.
> 8-hour full-day tour *INCLUDING* tour guide fee.
> Petrol, toll and parking fee included.
> Car transportation for 1 ~ 3 paxs** (either Toyota Vios or Perodua MyVi)
** 1~3 tourists + 1 tour guide (driver). Can have 4 tourists if you have small sizes and don't mind squeezing a bit.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RM$ - You need about RM$70 or US$17 to pay the entrance tickets and trishaw ride. If you do not have Ringgit Malaysia (RM$), you may exchange with the tour guide using US Dollars (US$).
But you are advised to prepare some Ringgit Malaysia for lunch, drinks or souvenirs. Simple lunch will cost you less than RM$30. Again, for small amount, you may exchange with the tour guide.
* All meals (on own expenses).
* The based price EXCLUDES trishaw fee and all entrance tickets. The total for trishaw ride and all entrance tickets is around US$17/person.
* Please pay for the tickets yourself at the ticket counters.
* I am a licensed Malaysian CITY tour guide (blue badge). I DO NOT conduct nature/jungle tours (which require a green badge).
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Indra is knowledgeable, friendly, flexible - just what we needed!