- Clay pot tour and firefly cruise from Penang
- Watch artisans making traditional clay pots
- Learn about the potters’ lifestyle and craft
- Enjoy a sumptuous Malaysian dinner at a local restaurant
- Take an evening river cruise and see fireflies glow in the dark
What You Can Expect
Admire the mangrove palms and forests surrounding Nibong Tebal, which means ‘Dense Palms’ and is home to the peninsula’s traditional clay-pot makers. Watch as the artisans, originally from India, use the potters wheel to produce beautiful clay pots, and see many examples of their artwork on display. Hear the history behind the craft of this small local traditional industry on your guided visit, and watch how the clay is produced from sand and flour.
After enjoying a dinner of delectable Malaysian dishes at a local restaurant, your tour continues to the Kerian River for an evening of firefly watching on the water. Enjoy a boat ride on the river, passing different kinds of mangrove trees planted along the riverbank including nipah palms and berembang palms, which attract the fireflies. As you cruise downriver, see the fireflies’ tiny pinpricks of light brighten the darkness on the riverbank.
Your tour also takes you to a swiftlets farm near the riverbanks, where specially built structures provide breeding places for tiny swiftlet birds.