Get a taste of the artistic side of Georgetown, Penang with this half-day walking tour perfect for art lovers. Meander through the streets of Georgetown: a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its creative culture and street art. Your local guide will lead you through the area’s must-see spots and hidden treasures while imparting their knowledge of history and culture. After your walk, savor a delicious lunch at a traditional Chinese coffee shop for a truly local experience.
An opportunity to learn our traditional art of ‘Wayang Kulit’ shadow puppetry from a master Penang puppeteer. This workshop will introduce you to this ancient art form of entertainment and storytelling, a theatrical performance often depicts mythical and folk tales which are both engaging and enjoyable to the audience. In this hands-on workshop, you will be guided through the process of making your own ‘wayang kulit’ character and learn the age-old technique of bringing the shadow puppets to life. The puppeteer will also teach you how to play traditional musical instruments which are an integral part of the shadow puppet theatre.
Travel to inner George Town for an exploratory walking tour in search of the unique murals or wall paintings mimicking the life in the city. Many have become enamoured of the newly transformed streetscape of George Town. Discover the wrought-iron caricatures with anecdotal descriptions of the streets that they adorn. Blending humour and historical facts, sufficient time will be given for photo-shooting.
Penang is named by CNN Travel as one of the top 2019 tourist destinations in the world. This tour is specially designed for you to capture the amazing scenes plus your own experiences in Penang. Start with inner George Town for the iconic murals or street arts such as the "Kids on Bicycle", the "Old Motorcycle", the "Boy on Chair" and more. After that proceed to the Peranakan Mansion which houses priceless antique collection and artifacts, showcasing an assimilation of cultures between the Malays and the early Chinese settlers. Next stop is the award-winning Asia Pacific Heritage building - Cheong Fatt Tze (The Blue Mansion). Immerse yourself in the historic splendor that the building once and the architecture for the perfect Instagram shots. Take more photos during the street food lunch, as local dishes such as "Laksa", "Char Koay Teow", and "Cendol" are not only delicious but look really good for Instagram feed.
Sim (The Rattan Weaver) will teach you how to make a variety of different products with rattan in his historic family shop. You will get a feel for his daily life and rhythm, all while creating your own works to bring home.
At the TeddyVille Museum, be greeted by Malaysia’s first and largest collection of Teddy Bears from various nations and eras as early as the 1900s. See teddy bears in all shapes and sizes from miniature bears to ones as tall as human and learn about the cultural history of Penang. Next is the Dark Mansion Museum, the first and only 3D glow-in-the-dark museum in Malaysia. Admire the incorporation of special light effects and the transformation of 2D paintings to 3D images. Last visit is the Penang 3D Trick Art Museum with more than 40 tricky illusion paintings and sculptures. Let your imagination run wild and snap mind-bending photos and videos with yourself as the subject of the masterpieces.