Penang has perhaps the largest and well preserved colonial-era old town, with excellent examples of Chinese clan houses, colonial homes, public buildings and private mansions. Visit Little India and exciting Chinatown, and make a stop at the world famous Royal Selangor and the Penang Museum. Before the day is over stop at Wat Chayamankalaram to see the big reclining Buddha.
Recent Photos of this Tour
Malaysian Holiday 2011 072Photo by: Peter T05 2011
Malaysian Holiday 2011 054Photo by: Peter T05 2011
Malaysian Holiday 2011 048Photo by: Peter T05 2011
Chew JettyPhoto by: David H09 2010
Chew Clan JettyPhoto by: Frances AUnited Kingdom, 04 2010
The Reclining BuddhaPhoto by: Frances AUnited Kingdom, 04 2010
Take a drive through colonial Georgetown to Fort Cornwallis, the most prominent historical remains of Penang. Learn about the strait settlement history and rich heritage of Penang at the State Museum.
Visit the colorful Little India and the bustling Chinatown before stopping at Royal Selangor to witness the unique art of Pewter craftsmanship. Then, head to Wat Chayamankalaram, which houses one of the world's largest reclining Buddha.
Finally, visit the Penang State Museum, a colonial era-building housing both a museum and an art gallery, showcasing exhibits about the history and heritage of Malaysia, China and Inda. Option to drop off for shopping at Gurney Plaza.
Reviewed by Anna M, February 2012
Good introductory tour of Penang.
Reviewed by Lorraine W, Australia, July 2010