4.5 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

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  • Location:Penang, Malaysia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour

Explore Penang the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to the quaint countryside. Visit a traditional Batik Factory, Snake Temple, International jewelry factory and a Malay Kampung (village). A great way to experience Penang in a nutshell!


  • Discover Penang on this four-hour Morning Tour
  • Learn traditional batik printing techniques
  • Discover the local fruits and spices of Penang
  • Mingle with the locals at an old style Malaysian village
  • Observe the art of gold and platinum jewelery making
  • View the world's 3rd longest bridge
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour

Penang Bridge

You'll be picked up from your Penang hotel and taken to a Batik Factory to experience the traditional technique of batik printing using wax and dyes.

Learn about the rubber tapping, spices and local Penang fruits on this discovery tour.

Tour continues to a Malay Kampung, an old style Malaysian village, where you will have the chance to mingle with the locals. Visit the legendary Snake Temple, where green Pit Vipers adorn the altars.

Observe the art of jewelery making at the OE Design, an international jewelry factory located at the Free Trade Zone. See how gold, platinum and gemstones are put together into a fine piece of jewelry.

View the 3rd longest bridge in the world which links the Penang Island to the mainland and journey through historic Georgetown before returning to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The Penang Island Discovery Tour was a great way to see some wonderful sights on the outskirts on Penang. Phillip was a wonderful tour guide and went above and beyond to make the tour enjoyable and unforgettable. Really enjoyed seeing the large variety of snakes near the snake temple.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

If your guide is Phillip your in for a happy trip all the way round. There wasn't a question he didn't answer, and he adapted the trip really well to cater for our needs. Its the best way to start a trip to Penang. As a solo traveller its the only tour I could get ! Tour companies need a fresh proach to solo travellers. There were three of is on this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was excellent because our guide Francis was informative, knowledgeable, entertaining and interesting . In fact I would go as far as to say that with out him I would have only given this tour 3 stars.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very interesting. Our guide spoke English extremely well and was very informative.

Sheryl T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour, again we had Moy for our tour guide and he is amazing , such a nice man, with a wealth of knowledge to share. We got more than our allocated time, but thouroughly enjoyed all the points of interest. The batik, factory was good and in fact we ended up doing one on our KL tour as well but thought the Penang one was much better. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

So fortunate to have had Philip as my guide, his local knowledge was terrific, very friendly and easy to speak with. Turned out I was the only customer for the morning so essentially had a private tour of Penang Island and Philip adapted the program to suit my needs. He was able to recommend some of best places for dinner and seafood restaurants in Penang. Highly recommend the tour company for its level of service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Very interesting tour, made more so by the particular guide that we had. Visits to the fruit stalls and snake temple were special - but more time needed at the temple to be able to visit the small reptile park as well. We also managed a side trip to the Coffee Tree. Penang white coffee is the best. Highly recommend trying it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

This was a small group of three. Phillip, our tour guide, was great. He was very knowledgeable about each place we went to. He shared his thoughts about Penang and answered questions willingly. It was very interesting and nice to be in a small group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This guy is really really nice, he made our trip a very enjoyable one, very pleasant indeed. lucky we had him on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

The Penang Island Morning Tour was terrific. We'd never been to Penang before and the tour was an excellent introduction. The bas was clean and comfortable and well driven. Our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us great insight into Penang and Malay history, culture and landmarks, flora and fauna. I would highly recommend this tour for those arriving in Penang wanting to know more about this beautiful island.

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