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:
-- Star Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Millennium etc.
> 8-hour tour guide service + Licensed VIP tour coach for up to 44 travelers.
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:
* Excludes all meals and entrance tickets.
> Depart from port/hotel
> Khoo Kongsi clan-house.
> Kek Lok Si Temple.
> Lunch on own expenses.
> Thai Reclining Buddha Temple + Burmese Temple.
CHOOSE ONE OPTION:
> Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 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.
> Entopia - Previously "Penang Butterfly Farm". Reinvented in 2016.
> Fishing jetty at Bahang Bay.
> "Batik" factory - Dyeing of textiles having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed.
* 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 "tour bus" 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: 8 hours
Please ignore the "MAXIMUM TRAVELERS = 1 PERSON" message in this page. My licensed tour coach can ferry up to 44 adults.
* 8-hour tour guide fee.
* 8-hour licensded tour coach transportation for up to 44 tourists.
* Diesel, toll and parking fee included.
* 1 bottle drinking water per person.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 RM$ - You need about RM$40~60 or US$10~15 (Option A & B) to pay the entrance tickets. If you do not have Ringgit Malaysia (RM$), 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 trishaw fee and all entrance tickets. The total for all entrance tickets is around US$10/person for Option A and US$15/person for Option B.
* 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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Overall the trip and transportation is good enough. Especially the bus. The bus made us relax and enjoy the trip. Moreover, Indra is very helpful and flexible. Thank you.
Emiliana Cindie Kusumawati