3½ hoursStart time
Private Tour: 9:00am / 2:00pm
Coach Tour: 2:00pm
Your hotel in Penang.
(Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Penang
Penang is also the second smallest state in Malaysia. The place offers memorable sights and sounds and activities. It is the oldest British settlement in Malaysia.
This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility and convenience to do the tour at your own pace.
You will be picked up from your hotel in an an air-conditioned vehicle for this tour which takes you to a selection of the major landmarks of Georgetown and is a great introduction to the rich history and diversity of the island.
You will visit Fort Cornwallis originally a wooden structure built by the British East India Company around 1786. It was rebuilt with stone and brick in 1808. It is one of the most interesting historical landmarks in Georgetown. The fort has several antique canons. The most famous of the cannons is Seri Rambai, which dates back to 1613.
Local belief has it that childless women can become fertile by placing flowers in the barrel of the cannon and offering special prayers.
Drive through Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Clan Jetty and Street of Harmony where mosque, kovil, temple and church.
Located near Fort Cornwallis, the State Museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics. Another point of interest is the Wat Chayamangkalaram temple. It is really colourful and interesting temple and houses the fourth largest reclining Buddha statue in the world. The statue is draped in a gold-leafed saffron robe. Later, explore some of the finest products of a local favourite chocolate shop.
At the end of this tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.
Informative interesting tour. Tour guide helpful and informative....Jeffrey J Backen