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Explore Penang, a foodies paradise and discover the cuisine that this city is renowned for combined with time to relax on the beach.
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5 nights accommodation, some meals, transfers, half day dim sum and street art tour, half day cycling and services of local English speaking guides.
Daily; 01 Mar 17 - 31 Mar 18
Experience an explosion of flavours as you enjoy a morning Dim Sum feast with the locals and have the chance to explore Little India. Sample local produce as you cycle the countryside of Penang, finishing up with some time to relax on the beach.
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Penang - Malaysia's prized island - has a beautiful coastline, wonderful cuisine and colonial buildings.
Penang is renowned for its food and the variety and specialties of this island seem never-ending.
Cycle the countryside, visiting local artisans and villages and sampling local produce along the route.
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Upon arrival guests will be met by their guide and transferred to the hotel for check-in. After freshening up at their hotel, guests head out to Little India to enjoy a sensory explosion of flavorsome curries, burning incense, Bollywood beats and akaleidoscope of colour. The aptly named “Street of Harmony” meanders from Hindu and Muslim to Chinese and Christian influences in a short but vibrant walk, and provides a great introduction to Penang.
There is a range of local choices for dinner tonight and the guide will be able to offer many suggestions depending on guests’ requirements.
Penang is renowned for its food and the variety and specialties of this island seem never-ending. Join this Half day early morning tour to get amongst the locals whilst enjoying the best Dim Sum Penang has to offer. The crowds of Penangites are a testament to the quality of the Dim Sum. The clunking of chopsticks, din of conversation and the swirling of Chinese Green tea make for a tasty start to the day.
After your fill of Dim Sum in this frenetic environment visit Chow Rasta morning Wet Market with the housewives who are haggling to get their fresh food for the day. This market has been in operation since the early 1800’s and provides a unique view of morning life in Malaysia.
Since Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic's first Solo exhibition of Murals at the Hin Bus Depot Art Space, Penang has commissioned 16 international Artists to further enhance the UNESCO landscape with a series of interactive murals inspired by daily life.
Important Heritage & religious sites such as the Street of Harmony are fused with street art discovery as you delve deeper into the personality of Georgetown. After the tour, return to the hotel.
Afternoon, free at own leisure for the rest of the day. B)
Cycle the countryside of Penang, visiting local artisans and villages and sampling local produce along the route. Guests will need to depart early for this tour, but the interactions, sights and sounds will give provide a view of Malaysia not yet encountered. Cycling along the quiet country roads, this is aside of Penang often forgotten, with quiet pathways flanked by sustainable farms, mangroves, herds of goats and wooden villages. The “King of Fruit”, the much-maligned durian, is also grown here, and guests will have a chance to sample it, if in season.
After the morning’s cycle, travel to KekLokSii Temple. Construction first started in 1883 and the unique ‘Pagoda of the 10,000 Buddhas’ traces the connection of Buddhism through China, Myanmar and Thailand. After the visit return to the hotel for check-out. Thereafter transfer to next hotel for your beach stay relaxing enjoy the day for the rest of your stay.
Distances and journey time
Drive Georgetown to Kampung (22km) 45min
Cycling Route (approx. 8km) 2.5 hours (Grade-Easy)
Kampung to KekLokSii (18km) 35min
Whole day, free at own leisure relaxing on the beach or work around the city.
After breakfast, day at leisure till departure transfer to the airport for your onward flight to next destination.
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