Heritage Jewels of Georgetown
Georgetown, named after Britian's King George III, is synonymous with history. Colonial buildings, Chinese shop-houses and Little India makes the inner city of Georgetown easily one of the most interesting and charming cities in Asia. A heritage Jewel that is largely intact. We start our tour by visiting the Thai Buddhist Temple, which houses the 4th largest Reclining Buddha in the world measuring 108ft long. The Burmese Buddhist Temple sitting across the road, spices up the already rich cultural diversity of Penang. This is followed by another jewel of Georgetown, the Baba Nyonya Museum also known as the Chung Keng Kooi Mansion. This was formally a private home belonging to a Chinese Kapitan who was the head of the Hai San secret society. You will be amazed at how well this house has been restored. The antique furniture and woodwork is simply awesome. Not to be missed is the Majestic Khoo Kongsi. The most beautiful Chinese Clan House to be built outside China. The intricate wood and granite living together with 24 stone carved classical examples of filial piety makes this place a must for visitor to Penang. On our return journey, we will visit one of the several Chinese Clan Jetties. Walk over the barrow wooden platform to appreciate the humble beginnings of this immigrant Chinese who braveed the seas in small boats to seek better fortunes in the Malaya. This is where they first settled.
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Port: Penang Island (Pulau Penang)
Duration: 3.5 hours
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