Half Day Unesco George Town Heritage: George Town, listed by UNESCO as a world heritage city with its diversified arts & cultures is definitely a place not to miss! Visit the world renowned Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The Baba & Nyonyas (the Peranakans) was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, the mansion houses over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectible items of the era on display.
Then take a short walk to the colourful ethnic Indian enclave, Little India where wide range of items are sold. Visit the oldest Hindu Temple in Penang, then continue on to a Teochew Temple where ornate rooftops with intricate carving of dragon pillars are found. Get to know the history of Dr Sun Yat-Sen at the SUN YAT-SEN Museum, followed by a fun hunt at Armenian Street to view the famous street arts. Next, head to one of Penang’s Traditional Clan Houses where its building is more than a hundred years old and features antique statues. End your tour with a visit to a chocolate boutique to get some of the popular local products.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotel Lobby. Pick up time between 08.15am and 9am.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: 9.30am.
End/closing time: Approx. 1pm.
Others: Pick-up from hotels on Penang Island only (Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi beach area etc). Additional charge will be imposed for pick-up from hotels located on Penang Mainland (Butterworth, Taman Terbilang, Raja Uda, Seberang Jaya, Perai, Bukit Mertajam).
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight and long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.