Engage with Penang Island on your own private discovery tour with a personal guide. Visit the Tropical Spice Garden, observe batik crafting at a batik factory, and enjoy evening scenery at the Teluk Bahang fishing village. Explore the Batu Ferringhi Night Market, a carnival-like venue with plenty of shops, from clothes to souvenirs.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby on Penang Island in the afternoon and transport you by private vehicle to the Tropical Spice Garden. Get acquainted with some of the 500 species of tropical plants, trees, and spices in the award-winning garden while immersed in nature. Next, watch local artisans demonstrate the intricate art of craft making and batik painting. Learn about the different stages of batik production during the live demonstration, and visit the shop to purchase batik items if you'd like.From here, you'll proceed to the Teluk Bahang fishing village at the northwestern tip of Penang Island. The name Teluk Bahang translates as 'Bay of Heat Wave,' most likely pointing to the high temperatures of the sea breezes coming into shore. As the sun sets, the night market of Batu Ferringhi comes alive with a carnival-like ambiance and an open-air bazaar selling everything from clothes to attractive souvenir items. You can wander past the stalls and soak up the lively atmosphere before you're transported back to your hotel.