Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

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4 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


This is a private tour, meaning only you or your group join this tour, no one else. Tour time starts from 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; learn Buddhism and take a nice pictures with Reclining Buddha and Standing Buddha. Later tour Pinang Peranakan Mansion to take a glimpse of 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 to see a magnificent house built as a family get together for festivals. Visit Clan Jetty; 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.


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  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Parking Fees

What to expect

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Stop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, 17, Lorong Burma, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

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).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, 24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pinang Peranakan Mansion, 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: George Town, Malaysia

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.

Stop At: Khoo Kongsi, 18 Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pengkalan Weld 59A, Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island 10300 Malaysia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • We follow strictly the latest Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and guidelines from Malaysian National Security Authority and Ministry of Health Malaysia.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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January 2023

Our trip with Lester was fantastic! We got to learn some historical and cultural context from a native of George Town, see some interesting sights, and have some delicious food. Lester also proactively took photos of us at some of the most idyllic spots. Highly recommended!

December 2022

Ms Ooi was a fantastic guide! Super friendly, bubbly and chatty. She took care of us very well especially my mom who was on a wheelchair.

December 2022

Our tour guide, Lester, was very generous with sharing his knowledge about Penang and the places we visited together. We felt very comfortable as he took us around, he was also very helpful. Would definitely recommend him to others who are tourists in Penang.

November 2022

Vincent is an amazing guide and I really felt like I got to see everything I wanted to plus a great lunch (my request) in half a day. He is very knowledgeable and was kind enough to help me get to my next sightseeing location at the Blue Mansion.

September 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 k...

July 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...

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