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.
> 4-hour (HALF-DAY) tour guide service + Car (Toyota Vios or Peroua 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.
> Khoo Kongsi clan-house.
> Land God temple, one of the oldest temple in Penang.
> "Art Street" with old houses and famous "Children on Bicycle" mural.
> Kek Lok Si Temple on the hill in central region.
> Pinang Peranakan Museum - An old Chinese + Scottish mansion once owned by a Chinese tycoon. Now turned into a museum with huge Straits Chinese collections.
* 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 3rd photo of this tour package (after the "white/green van" photo) 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: 4 hours
By car (Toyota Vios or Perodua MyVi) for 1 ~ 3 tourists. Can have 4 tourists if you don't mind squeezing a bit.
> 4-hour half-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$40/person or US$8/person to pay the entrance tickets. If you do not have Ringgit Malaysia (RM$), 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 all entrance tickets. The total for all entrance tickets is around US$8/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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I arranged a half day Georgetown tour with Indra. I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism, care and attention to detail Indra demonstrated. Indra was well prepared, organized and committed to showing me the highlights of her beautiful city Penang. I felt as though a good friend was taking me around, checking on my enjoyment and satisfaction throughout the day. While I have numerous fond memories of the city, the personal nature of her tour ensured my experience surpassed my lofty expectations.