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PEN101 - City Explorer

By FTZ Travel
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Free cancellation available
4h 30m
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Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • View the world’s longest Reclining Buddha

  • Visit the beautiful and oldest Malaysian Burmese Temple

  • Drive past colonial buildings in George Town

  • Seep in the history of unique Chinese settlements

  • Step into the past with a visit to Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Admission fees as stated

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Penang Island hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Beverages, bottled water, and snacks

Know Before You Book

  • All tours are operated based on S.I.C (Shared Basis) and tour itinerary are fixed.

  • There may be multiple hotel pick-ups; pick-up service applicable to hotels in George Town, Gurney Drive, Tanjung Bungah & Batu Ferringhi only.

  • Pick-up locations are not applicable for Penang International Airport and Penang Ferry Terminal.

  • All indicated times are approximate. Traffic, road and weather conditions may affect the schedule.

  • No refund or postponement will be allowed in the event that the guest misses the pick-up service.

  • Last minutes changes & cancellation is subject to FTZ Travel approval, please DO NOT treat as auto confirmation without our acknowledgement of confirmation. For refund claim due to medical reasons, a Medical Certificate will be required.

  • Child fare is applicable for aged 3 – 11 years old.

What you can expect

Penang has close historical ties with the Thai and Burmese since 1795 when Queen Victoria granted a piece of land to both communities as a diplomatic gesture to promote trading ties. The Reclining Buddha Temple was built in 1845 and subsequently renamed Wat Chayamangkalaram in 1948. The temple features one of the world’s longest reclining Buddha statues. The sole and oldest Malaysian Burmese temple, Dhammikarama BurmeseTemple is situated opposite. Established as a kyaung (monastery), the temple serves as a retreat for Buddhist devotee, with monks' quarters, a preceptees' lodge and a library within the temple grounds.

Moving on to old George Town, we drive pass some of the colonial buildings steeped in history, such as City Hall, Town Hall, Fort Cornwallis(there will be a photo stop for this), Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower.

The Clan Jetties are unique Chinese settlements that have been around since the 19th century. Along the wooden pier are villages on stilts that house the descendants of Chinese immigrants. There are eight different clans that still reside here, with each individual jetty named after their surname. Now part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site, some of the jetties are now accessible to tourists.

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago and was recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture.

We drive on pass the Street of Harmony. It is so named because of the four places of worship that coexist together in harmony. Along the street, you will find St George's Church, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, The Goddess of Mercy Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling.

The final stop will be the Cocoa Boutique, where you will have a good variety of chocolates to choose from. There is something for everyone from boxed chocolates, fruit chocolate, chocolate bars and individually wrapped chocolates.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Georgetown
  • Penang Penang

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Georgetown (Hotel Pick Up)
  • Penang Penang
  • Ferringgi Beach (Hotel Pickup)
  • Jalan Batu Ferringhi
  • Penang Pulau Pinang
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