Private Pulau Penang Tour: Trails to Racial Harmony

Private & Custom Tours in Malaysia

Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy a first-hand experience of being in a multiracial country by witnessing the culturally diverse streets of Georgetown in this 4 - hour private tour at your chosen time slot 9:30 am or 2 pm with an English speaking driver/guide. Since its establishment and mass migration into the city since 1786, locals were able to reside and live together in harmony. You will discover centuries old Temples, Mosques and Mansions and will enrich your knowledge and experience about this amazing country.
Explore Penang Island on this private 4-hour tour in an air - conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver/guide and visit iconic sites at your chosen time slot 9:30 am or 2:00pm. After your pick up from your hotel in Penang, start your day by visiting Kuan Yin Temple, one of the oldest temple in Penang built in 1728. The temple set on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (previously known as Pitt Street) and was constructed by early immigrant settlers from China. The temple recently underwent extensive renovations to give it a much-needed facelift. The architecture and decorations are impressive.  Our second stop is Kapitan Keling, Penang landmark. Apart from Mosque there are cultural center there that showcase the culture and history of Indian Muslim Community as they play a big part of Penangites lifestyles overall. It is a very well maintained place of worship and definitely worth a visit even for non muslims. We will then visit The Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One of the oldest Hindu temple standing in Penang, Malaysia. The temple standing there, at the same spot, for 200 years ago. Good attraction to visit with family and friends to learn Hindu culture, rituals and religion.   You will then move to St Georges Church which is the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia built in 1816. It is Located along Farquhar Street, one of the loveliest British colonial heritage building in Penang. The most striking feature of the church is without a doubt the huge Grecian columns lined outside the front entrance. The pavilion which sits in the lawn also lends a Grecian air to the ambience.  St George Church is a must-see on your list of places to visit. We will then pass by Little India street, step into a bit of Malaysian Indian culture in this place, From the tourist trinket shops to the Indian street food vendors and cafes.  It will be a treat to the senses with lots of beautiful things to hear, smell and taste!  Your next stop will be in The Reclining Buddha Temple. It is located at Burma Road. The temple can be seen on the road from Georgetown to Batu Feringghi. It is a quiet and peaceful place. Here, we can see and learn about different religions that we have not been exposed to. Lastly, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. It stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. It is a very lovely and huge Buddhist temple with a large reclining Statue of Buddha. Those who loves to learn cultural diversities and harmony, then you must not miss to visit this temple for a touch of blessing and a shot of colors. After finishing your 4 - hours tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel.     

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Advertisement