Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions


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11 reviews   (4.91)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: malaysia, malaysia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Tour time starts at pickup point. This guided tour will make a visit to 3 - 4 attractions in George Town. Pick up from hotel/port/airport the visit Reclining Buddha and Burmese Temple  (Ride:15 mins); learn Buddhism and take a nice pictures with Reclining Buddha and Standing Buddha. Later tour Pinang Peranakan Mansion (Ride:10 mins) glimpse how the rich live their life to the fullest in the late 1800s, with antiques and 4 wives. Drive along Little India, Street of Harmony to see buildings of 4 faiths (Christian, Taoist, Hindu and Moslem) co-exist harmoniously among each other along a 200 meters stretch of road and drop by Clan House (Ride:5 mins) to see a magnificent house built as a family get together for festivals. Visit Clan Jetty (Ride:5 mins); take a stroll on the plank walkway to see how the locals go about their daily life in their house on stilts, take pictures with harbor view, sea and Penang Bridge as backdrop before drop off at hotel/port/airport (Ride: 20 mins)


What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Parking Fees

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Entrance fees

Food and drinks

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • We follow strictly the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and guidelines from Malaysian National Security Authority and Ministry of Health Malaysia.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • We follow strictly the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and guidelines from Malaysian National Security Authority and Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Wat Chaiyamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple that contains one of the world's longest reclining Buddha statues, as well as several coloured statues of Dragon (nagas) and other mythical creatures. See the beautiful and serene world 3rd longest reclining Buddha. Walk around the statue for more trivias like "Weekdays" Buddha, 12 Chinese animals zodiac Buddhas, and pay homage to the "Future Buddha" (Matreya).

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, built in 1803, is the sole and oldest Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang. The temple is situated directly across Thai Temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. See the great marbled Standing Buddha. Walk around it to see what are the Buddhist nations. At the back of the temple, count the number of animal's parts that make up the magical animal called Panca Rupa. Throw a few coins for good luck at the "Wheel of Life" fountain.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
See the former house built by a Chinese Captain, Mr. Chung Keng Kwee, called the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house full of antiques and collectibles from east and west, 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. It is also a popular shooting location of choice for Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese movies.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

George Town
Pass through George Town's heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses and living heritage to understand why this city, together with Malacca were inscribed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. Understand George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures - The Christians, Hindus, Taoist, Buddhist and the Moslem with their living styles, past and present, living harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street.

• Admission Ticket Free

Khoo Kongsi
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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Chew Jetty
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Half-day tour in George Town
PamelaLim, 23-09-2022
We had a wonderful half-day tour guided by James Ling. He contacts us before the tour to understand the places we intend to visit for his planning purpose and gave recommendations. My aunt & I enjoyed the tour so much with his explanation of the history of the places we visited. James is very knowledgeable and caring, we are highly recommended his professional service to others.
Great tailored tour of Georgetown
Judith_A, 07-07-2022
We booked a private tour and had Max as our guide. He was great and tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted. He was very knowledgeable about the temples, clan houses and street art. He showed us some great places to eat, drink and made sure the tour was at our pace. Max was great, nothing was too much trouble and he was friendly and professional. A great experience.
Couldn’t be better
Robert_V, 10-02-2020
We had a wonderful tour in Penang. Our driver, Mr Gan, was very knowledgeable and personable. When we wanted to change the itinerary he was very accommodating. He also was very willing to answer our questions about living in Penang.
The Best in Penang
stephendobbs56, 04-02-2020
We had a super tour with our guide Sam and driver Kris. To be honest when we met them it was like meeting two old friends that were showing us round their town. Sam introduced us to his friends as we went round Penang, people he went to church with and people whom he had worked with, like the doorman at the E & O Hotel where we breezed in to look round as easily as we would had we been staying there.
Sam bought us little bits of street food, which we probably wouldn't have tried otherwise.
At the end of the tour he showed us where we could get a typical Malaysian lunch and helped us to change sufficient money in order to buy lunch.
And, of course he was an excellent guide and very knowlegable.
Kris was a very experienced driver adding his own little bits of humour into the tour too and I never had to open the car door once as he was on it like a shot the minute we pulled up anywhere.
I would highly recommend this tour. I know we had a better time doing this tour with Sam and Kris than the people on our ship who bought the ship's excursion.
It was a pleasure.
Thank you.
Comprehensive Cultural tour of Georgetown
ginacolada, 15-01-2020
K S Lee was our tour manager taking us to Georgetown for the day . Mr Lee was able to tailor the tour to our liking and throw in some nice surprises for us too . Mr Lee’s knowledge was staggering he gave the tour so much depth and flavour , I would recommend him to anyone seeking a quality tour day around this fascinating place . In short book him !




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