Welcome to George Town


The timeworn shophouses of the Unesco World Heritage zone will likely spark a desire in some visitors to move straight to Pulau Pinang's most attractive city. Even more impressive is the movie-set-like mishmash of Chinese temples in Little India, mosques in Chinatown, and Western-style skyscrapers and shopping complexes gleaming high above British Raj–era architecture.

The eclectic jumble makes this a city that rewards explorers. Get lost in the maze of chaotic streets and narrow lanes, passing shrines decorated with strings of paper lanterns and fragrant shops selling Indian spices; or enjoy George Town's burgeoning street-art scene, its modern cafes and fun bars.


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$22.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half-Day George Town History Private Tour

Meet a driver at your hotel in the George Town area for 9am or 2pm departure, then travel to the first stop of the day, the Clan Jetties on George Town's waterfront. You'll see traditional stilt houses built out over the water, and learn about the living heritage of the Chew Clan.Visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the former house of a Chinese Captain, and see a remarkable collection of memorabilia and artifacts. Continue to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temples, or clan houses, of the Khoo family, with fascinating history and rituals.Next, head to Pulau Tikus to visit Reclining Buddha Temple, or Wat Chaiyamangkalaram, and the Burmese Temple, or Dharmikarama Temple. You'll see the world's 3rd-longest reclining Buddha statue, then learn the differences between Chinese and Siamese dragons. There's also a grand standing Buddha here, and the "Guardian of the World"—count how many animal parts make up this guardian. After 4 hours of exploring, this tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.

$25 Private & Custom Tours

Half-Day Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple Private Tour

Meet a driver at your hotel in the George Town area, then travel to the base of Penang Hill in a private, climate-controlled vehicle. Upon arrival, continue to the top on a funicular train, earning a spectacular, bird's-eye view of Penang Island. Next, head to Kek Lok Si Temple, a beautiful Buddhist temple that's among the largest in Southeast Asia. See the towering statue of Kuan Yin, and learn to distinguish the three architectural styles on the seven-story pagoda: you'll find Chinese, Burmese, and Thai. Pause at the Liberation Pool to count the turtles, and if time permits, you can stop for a snack at one of the nearby hawker stalls. Following your time at Kek Lok Si Temple, continue to Pulau Tikus to visit the Reclining Buddha Temple, or Wat Chaiyamangkalaram, and the Burmese Temple, or Dharmikarama Temple. See the world's third-longest reclining Buddha statue, and discover the differences between Chinese and Siamese temple dragons. Check out the Guardian of the World, or Panca Rupa, then throw a few good luck coins in the Fountain of Life.This half-day tour concludes with return transfer to George Town, and drop-off at your original departure point.

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Penang Airport Transfer

Pick up from Penang International Airport to Anywhere in Penang Island hotels/destination , Georgetown,Batu ferringgi anywhere on the Island  Can Arrange transport from Penang to Mainland- Additional Chargers may be applied  Also able to drive from penang to KL and other destinations with surcharges applied A pre arranged airport transfer, We will pick you up at the arrivals of the Penang International Airport, We will then carry 1 luggage per person, and will drive you to your hotel.or specific location or address provided.  This is a luxury Airport Transfer, in A BMW air Conditioned.  This will give you a comfortable airport transfer. Penang airport to George town typically takes 30 -45 drive depending on traffic sometimes if its clear traffic we can reach within 20 mins Penang to Batu ferringi can take up to an hour depending on traffic flow and peak hours.

$50 Kid Friendly

Mystical Temples and Nature Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Penang Hill, George Town, Penang Island, PenangSince the British first settled here, they had always yearn for respite from the depressing heat, thus they set sight on the highest peak in Penang i.e. Penang Hill or locally known as Bukit Bendera. They built a railway up the hill and bungalows for retreat during weekend. Here we can see the legacy of the bungalows left behind by the British beside experiencing a colder climate compared to lowland. See 360 degree view of George Town, Love Lock, Ginger Garden and monkeys! Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang Island, PenangDuring the British era the Chinese flourished and thrived. They practiced their religion steadfastly and built many temples that rivaled those in China, if not better! One of the better one is Kek Lok Si, better described as the largest Buddhist's theme park in South East Asia. Learn all about Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism at the temple. There is a saying here in Penang - "you have not been to Penang if you have not been to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si".Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Penang Botanical Gardens, George Town, Penang Island, PenangPenang Botanic Gardens are the Pride of Penang. This beautifully manicured lush 50 hectare park of tropical forest, also known as Waterfall Gardens. Penang Botanical Garden has been a feature of George Town life since it was established way back in 1884. One advantage that Penang Botanical Garden has over the others is its wonderful setting with Penang Hill as a backdrop and a cascading stream running through it to provide some welcome cooling breezes. Here see cannonball trees, agarwood, poisonous ipoh tree, mahagony and long tail macaque monkeys.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: George Town, PenangSee the legacy buildings built during the British colonial era from 1800 to 1942. Here listen to stories about Fort Cornwallis and its virgin cannon, Penang war of WW1 at the War Cenotaph. Take a picture or two of City Hall and Town Hall, and take in the breeze at the Straits of Malacca, the longest straits in the world.. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town, Penang Island, PenangSee the former house built by a Chinese Captain, Mr. Chung Keng Kwee, called the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house full of antiques and collectibles from east and west, featured many recollection memories when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals, hence a new tradition was borne. It is also a popular shooting location of choice for Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese movies.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Street Art in George Town, Penang Island, Penang We will go murals art hunting by visiting 3-4 of Penang famous street art murals by Ernest Zacharevic from Lithuania in back alleys. See "Children on Bicycle", "Boy Climbing Wall", "Boy on Motorcycle"and "Boy with Pet Dinosaur". The arts are lively and interesting, literally jumps out for your attention. Duration: 30 minutes

$40 Kid Friendly

George Town City Highlight Half-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, George Town, Penang Island, PenangWat Chaiyamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple that contains one of the world's longest reclining Buddha statues, as well as several coloured statues of Dragon (nagas) and other mythical creatures. See the beautiful and serene world 3rd longest reclining Buddha. Walk around the statue for more trivias like "Weekdays" Buddha, 12 Chinese animals zodiac Buddhas, and pay homage to the "Future Buddha" (Matreya). Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, George Town, Penang Island, PenangDhammikarama Burmese Temple, built in 1803, is the sole and oldest Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang. The temple is situated directly across Thai Temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. See the great marbled Standing Buddha. Walk around it to see what are the Buddhist nations. At the back of the temple, count the number of animal's parts that make up the magical animal called Panca Rupa. Throw a few coins for good luck at the "Wheel of Life" fountain.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town, Penang Island, PenangSee the former house built by a Chinese Captain, Mr. Chung Keng Kwee, called the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house full of antiques and collectibles from east and west, featured many recollection memories when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals, hence a new tradition was borne. It is also a popular shooting location of choice for Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese movies.Duration: 1 hourPass By: George Town, PenangPass through George Town's heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses and living heritage to understand why this city, together with Malacca were inscribed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. Understand George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures - The Christians, Hindus, Taoist, Buddhist and the Moslem with their living styles, past and present, living harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street.Stop At: Khoo Kongsi, George Town, Penang Island, PenangTake a tour to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temple or clan house of the Khoo family and marvel at the grand architecture, one of the best outside China. Learn about the history, rituals, fengshui and trivia stuffs found in Khoo Kongsi.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island, PenangVisit to the Clan Jetties located along the waterfront of George Town. Get a first-hand view of houses on stilt by the coast of the living heritage of the Clan go about their daily life.Duration: 30 minutes

$80 Kid Friendly

George Town City Highlight Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, George Town, Penang Island, PenangWat Chaiyamangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple that contains one of the world's longest reclining Buddha statues, as well as several coloured statues of Dragon (nagas) and other mythical creatures. See the beautiful and serene world 3rd longest reclining Buddha. Walk around the statue for more trivias like "Weekdays" Buddha, 12 Chinese animals zodiac Buddhas, and pay homage to the "Future Buddha" (Matreya). Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, George Town, Penang Island, PenangDhammikarama Burmese Temple, built in 1803, is the sole and oldest Burmese Buddhist temple in Penang. The temple is situated directly across Thai Temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. See the great marbled Standing Buddha. Walk around it to see what are the Buddhist nations. At the back of the temple, count the number of animal's parts that make up the magical animal called Panca Rupa. Throw a few coins for good luck at the "Wheel of Life" fountain.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: George Town World Heritage Incorporated, George Town, Penang Island, PenangSee the legacy buildings built during the British colonial era from 1800 to 1942. Here listen to stories about Fort Cornwallis and its virgin cannon, Penang war of WW1 at the War Cenotaph. Take a picture or two of City Hall and Town Hall, and take in the breeze at the Straits of Malacca, the longest straits in the world.. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town, Penang Island, PenangSee the former house built by a Chinese Captain, Mr. Chung Keng Kwee, called the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This elite house full of antiques and collectibles from east and west, featured many recollection memories when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals, hence a new tradition was borne. It is also a popular shooting location of choice for Malaysian, Singaporean and Chinese movies.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town, Penang Island, PenangA visit to George Town's heritage enclave - heritage houses, clan houses and living heritage to understand why this city, together with Malacca were inscribed into UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008. Understand George Town's diverse multi-racial cultures - The Christians, Hindus, Taoist, Buddhist and the Moslem with their living styles, past and present, living harmoniously side by side of each other along the same street.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Khoo Kongsi, George Town, Penang Island, PenangTake a tour to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temple or clan house of the Khoo family and marvel at the grand architecture, one of the best outside China. Learn about the history, rituals, fengshui and trivia stuffs found in Khoo Kongsi.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang Island, PenangVisit to the Clan Jetties located along the waterfront of George Town. Get a first-hand view of houses on stilt by the coast of the living heritage of the Clan go about their daily life.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Street Art in George Town, Penang Island, Penang We will go murals art hunting by visiting 3-4 of Penang famous street art murals by Ernest Zacharevic from Lithuania in back alleys. See "Children on Bicycle", "Boy Climbing Wall", "Boy on Motorcycle"and "Boy with Pet Dinosaur". The arts are lively and interesting, literally jumps out for your attention. Duration: 30 minutes