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Experience the beauty of the “Pearl of the Orient” on this Penang Island Discovery Morning Tour. Venture to the sandy shores and picturesque countryside as you make your way through some of the area’s most incredible sites. Visit a traditional batik factory, wander through the grounds of the famous Snake Temple, see handmade wonders at a local jewelry factory and interact with locals at Malay Kampung—an old-school Malaysian village. This four-hour morning tour hits all the highlights and insures you’ll leave Penang having seen the best of the best.


  • 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

Your friendly driver and professional guide will collect you from your Penang hotel and transport you to a traditional batik factory where you’ll learn the age-old technique of fabric painting using wax and dye. Your knowledgeable guide will also share information and insight about rubber tree tapping and local fruits, vegetables and spices as part of this unique tour.

You’ll experience old-world Penang on a visit to Malay Kampung, a traditional Malaysian village, where locals will great you with friendly faces before you venture to the Snake Temple, where statues of poisonous serpents decorate the alters. 

Next, make your way to OE Design, where you’ll see artisans crafting jewelry in the Free Trade Zone. Learn how fine adornments are created using some of the world’s most valuable materials. 

Finally, travel across the world’s third longest bridge, connecting Penang Island to the mainland. Make your way through scenic Georgetown, where your guide will point out historical highlights before you return to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

very professional.

Laura C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lawrence was the best guide! He was very informative and knowledgeable about Penang, and really nice! The tour was also very good.

Robert O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lawrence was an outstanding tour guide! The tour was a great value, and an excellent opportunity to quickly see the highlights of Penang. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the beautiful island.

Cynthia G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Driver both flexible and knowledgeable. A great combination!


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.

John K

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.

Jill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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

Sheryl T Australia

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.

Rob Australia

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.

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