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  • Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

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3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2011

Tour guide/driver was very helpful. Unfortunatly Fort Cornwallis was closed and the rest of the tour was of average interest.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2010

I was disappointed the tour only stopped outside Fort Cornwallis and didn't go in. But we then spent 30min at a Chinese jetty and another 30min at a local chocolate shop!!

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2010

Good enough.

Frances A
United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2010

The private tour was an easy way to see parts of Penang we wouldn't otherwise see. As we had booked it for the afternoon of the day we arrived, our driver/tour guide did things in reverse order due to the outside temperature. Unfortunately this meant we started with a stop at a coffee and chocolate tasting centre, followed by a batik centre, followed by a pewter centre. All places whose sole purpose was to interest you in the manufacture in order to get you buy stuff. I was slightly concerned by this point that this was going to be the trend for the whole tour! Fortunately, after the pewter shop we headed to a road that had two large and beautiful temples, one on each side of the road. The first had a large reclining Buddha and many other smaller temples for you to look around. The temple on the other side of the road had a large standing Buddha and is also in the process of building a new shrine out back that you can contribute to if you are that way inclined. Try to wear shoes that can be quickly removed as you need to take them off for all temple entry. The driver left us to wander around the temples on our own and we headed back to him when we were ready. There was no feeling of being rushed, we could just take our time. The final bit of the tour was a visit to a jetty where the Chew Clan live. You get a quick glimpse of life living on the water. The driver went with us leading the way and pointed out bits and pieces as we went. A nice tour, but I'd prefer to change the shops to something more worthwhile!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2010

Good tour but nothing fantastic about Royal Selangor visit becoz not much demo on the production. Main objective is for you to shop for products at the small showroom.

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