1. Malaysia
  2. Penang
  3. George Town

Penang: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Product ID: 180170
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This mesmerizing self-guided audio tour explores the must-do's in Penang, while highlighting the diversity and culture of this island. The island was a melting pot for merchants and traders from areas such as India, the Middle East, China and Europe.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 12:00 AM
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  • Walk through Weld Quay
  • Visit the Mariamman Temple
  • See the Penang Islamic Museum
  • Experience the Clan Jetties
Full description
Through this fascinating audio tour you will see the how this once British colonized city evolved to its present day mecca of culture and multiculturalism. While moving forward with time, Penang has also retained some of the old historic charm with its beautiful colonial buildings and elaborate Chinese and Indian temples, each having its own unique hand carved characteristics.

You will meander through the narrow streets to visit some of the most historical and intricate temples in the world. For a different view of the city, wander through Little India where you have the opportunity to try delicious Indian cuisine such as roti canai, thosai, briyani rice and tandoori chicken. The food is affordable and tasty, and you can also experience tasting food on a banana leaf with your hands and no utensils if you wish.

There is also a unique chance to visit The Clan Jetties, which are a collection of water villages at Weld Quay where the Indian community built many elaborate temples such as the Mahamariamman Temple. While the Muslim influence can be seen at the Kapitan Keling Mosque, the Acheh Mosque, and the Penang Islamic Museum. The Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. It is considered as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, and this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans. Each of these water villages are over a century old, and are named after a Chinese clan (with the Chew Jetty being most tourist-friendly). This guided audio tour will help you discover that Penang is indeed the Pearl of the Orient in Malaysia.
  • Downloadable link to download audio file and map
  • Zip folder of audio files and map
  • Self-guided audio tour
  • Self-paced walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Audio device
  • Headphones
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drinks

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Meeting point

Start the tour from the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower according to your own schedule.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
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Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and warm clothing
Please note this is an audio tour, therefore no physical guide will accompany you
Please download the audio file and make it ready before you travel
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Product ID: 180170