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, past 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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$25 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 Tours & Sightseeing

Mystical Temples and Nature Full-Day Tour

Activity Details: Visit 5 main attractions in Penang. We will pick you up from your place and drive to Penang Hill. Ride on the latest Penang Funicular train (ride time: 7 minutes) to the top of the hill for one of the most spectacular view of George Town, Mainland Malaysia and 2 South East Asia longest bridges. Follow your tour guide to scenic points, beautiful English Bungalows, Love Locks and learn about jungle survival skills in this 130 million year old tropical jungle. Take a moment to smell the flowers and snap a picture or two, or imply sit and enjoy a cup of coffee in the cool crisp air up on the hill. After 1 - 1.5 hours, we take the train downhill. Upon reaching lower station we will take the car and for a change from nature to culture, we will indulge in details on one of the major religion in Penang, Buddhism and Taoism, by visiting Kek Lok Si Monastery (Temple of Supreme Bliss). Here, do take in all the sight, the smell and the sound the 9 temples in this monastery may offer, hear from your learned Tour Guide not only on Buddhism and Taoist religion, but also on the history, landmarks and picturesque of this marvelous landmark in Penang. Take a car ride to George Town and break for lunch at one of the numerous hawker center in George Town. After lunch we take a stroll at the British inspired manicured Botanical Garden and meet up with man closest cousins. After half an hour here, next we check out Unesco World Heritage sites before proceed to a Rich Man House. Marveled at huge collection of antiques, Chinese architecture, British tiles and Scottish pillars while listening to the stories of how the Chinese amassed their wealth. The drive through Little India and we move to one of the remaining clan jetty and see how the early Chinese settlement go about their daily lives. Take pictures at the end of the pier for a lifetime memory. End the tour with a visit to George Town word famous street arts, drawn by Ernest Zacharevic from Lithuania. We will transport you back to your pickup point by 5 pm with sweet adventure accomplished.

$40 Cultural & Theme Tours

George Town City Highlight Half-Day Tour

Activity Details: Visit 4 main attractions in heritage area in George Town, the capital of Penang. We will pick you up from your place and drive to Pulau Tikus (ride time: 10-15 minutes). Here we will visit Wat Chaiyamangalaram with the longest reclining Buddha statue outside of Thailand. Understand about Teravada Buddhism and why the Thai prefers to live here before we proceed to another temple on the opposite side called Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. See the sacred Bodhi tree, get a blessing from the standing Buddha and also throw some coins at fountain of life. After this we drive some 15 minutes into Heritage site in George Town to see a grand mansion which preserved a local unique culture, known as the Baba Nyonya, at Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The Baba and Nyonya were the elites of old Penang and their house was restored to show off its former glory with great architecture and full of antiques. Hear the story of its founder's riches and fame, and how he flaunt them to get more business. Snap a picture or two in this great mansion as the backdrop setting is irresistible. After 45 minutes to 1 hour here, next we drive along a street which locals named it "Harmony Street". Along here we have 5 religious building of 4 faiths, namely Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Islam, co-existing harmoniously with each other along his 200 meters stretch of street since1800s. At the end of the road we will turn into an alley that contain a hidden treasure. Around this area there are many clan houses and we will visit one called Khoo Kongsi. Marveled at the architecture, the artwork, the paintings and be amazed by the tale told by tour learned tour guide about the stories of riches, gang fight and trivia of this place. After about 1 hour we proceed to the seaside to visit another famous place called Chew Jetty for its easy, laid back lifestyle of houses built on stilts at the edge of water, overlooking Penang harbor. Let the breeze blow your hair, take a picture for remembrance, or buy some souvenir from same Chew clan household that dotted the pathway to the end of the jetty. After 0.5 hour here, we will transport you back to your pickup point with fond memories.

$80 Tours & Sightseeing

George Town City Highlight Full-Day Tour

Activity Details: Visit 7-8 main attractions in heritage area in George Town, the capital of Penang. We will pick you up from your place and drive to Pulau Tikus (ride time: 10-15 minutes). Here we will visit Wat Chaiyamangalaram with the longest reclining Buddha statue outside of Thailand. Understand about Teravada Buddhism and why the Thai prefers to live here before we proceed to another temple on the opposite side called Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. See the sacred Bodhi tree, get a blessing from the standing Buddha and also throw some coins at fountain of life. After this we drive some 15 minutes into Heritage site in George Town. Here we still have some of the grand colonial buildings, namely Fort Cornwallis, Victoria Jubilee Clock Tower, City Hall, Town Hall and Cenotaph War Memorial. Listen to the opening of George Town by Captain Francis Light from your guide. After half an hour here, we proceed to see a grand mansion which preserved a local unique culture, known as the Baba Nyonya, at Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The Baba and Nyonya were the elites of old Penang and their house was restored to show off its former glory with great architecture and full of antiques. Hear the story of its founder's riches and fame, and how he flaunt them to get more business. Snap a picture or two in this great mansion as the backdrop setting is irresistible. After 45 minutes to 1 hour here, next we drive along a street which locals named it "Harmony Street". Along here we have 5 religious building of 4 faiths, namely Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Islam, co-existing harmoniously with each other along his 200 meters stretch of street since1800s. We will break for lunch in a Penang famous hawker center or coffeeshop. Here feast on famous Penang hawker food such as Char Koay Teow, Assam Laksa or Hokkien Prawn Noodle. After lunch we proceed to the end of the Harmony Street where we will turn into an alley that contain a hidden treasure. Around this area there are many clan houses and we will visit one called Khoo Kongsi. Marveled at the architecture, the artwork, the paintings and be amazed by the tale told by tour learned tour guide about the stories of riches, gang fight and trivia of this place. After about 1 hour we proceed to the seaside to visit another famous place called Chew Jetty for its easy, laid back lifestyle of houses built on stilts at the edge of water, overlooking Penang harbor. Let the breeze blow your hair, take a picture for remembrance, or buy some souvenir from same Chew clan household that dotted the pathway to the end of the jetty. Last but not least we will go murals hunting by visiting 3-4 of Penang famous street art murals by Ernest Zacharevic from Lithuania in back alleys. After 0.5 hour here, we will transport you back to your pickup point with fond memories.