4D3N Penang

Discover all that Penang has to offer with this specially crafted 4D3N itinerary that covers its major historical, cultural, art and food scenes. Embark on an art treasure hunt and bustling with friendly locals along the old streets of George Town. Immerse yourselves in the colonial history of Straits Settlements while exploring its heritage sites like Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion, Clan Jetties, etc. Replenish your lost calories with gastronomical treat of local cuisines and shop till you drop at the megamalls and factory outlets. You can also take a short respite from city life at Penang National Park, a readily accessible hidden gem at the north western corner of the island.

ITINERARY

Day 01

Singapore – Penang

Upon arrival at Penang International Airport, you will be picked up our friendly driver for tram ride up Penang Hill (821m) for a stunning view of Penang during sunset. You will have dinner at Penang Hill before returning hotel.

Overnight in Mango Tree Place or similar

Day 02

Penang Sightseeing

After your hotel breakfast, we will embark on Penang Street Art Hunting along Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Ah Quee in George Town. Play George Town’s version of “Where’s Waldo” and see if you can spot their quirky, disguised graffiti. Improvise and compete with each other to see who can find the most number of graffiti art pieces (“Children on Bicycle”, “Child Reaching Out”, “Dolls”, “Bruce Lee Kicking”, etc. Have a break in between savoring Penang’s famous Teochew Chendol. Replenish your lost calories at Joo Hooi Café along Jalan Penang where you can try out the delicious local cuisines like  Assam Laksa, Hokkien Mee and Kueh Pie Tee, etc. Take a peek into the opulent lifestyle and culture of Babas from a century ago. The mansion turned museum, Pinang Peranakan Mansion which exhibits over a thousand priceless artifacts was the typical home of wealthy Babas (aka Peranakans and Nyonyas) who adopted lifestyles of local Malays and colonial British. Thereafter, we will visit the Clan Jetties which formed an important part of the Penang Heritage Trail. There used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan (for example Chew Jetty, Lee Jetty, Yeoh Jetty, etc) and still remains home to a number of families.  Started merely as a wooden passageway and slowly evolved into a cluster of houses perch above the sea by stilts, this communal site is locked in a time warp, disregarding the urban development around it. For dinner, immerse in the local street food culture at New Lane Hawker Center.

Overnight in Mango Tree Place or similar

Day 03

Penang Sightseeing

In the morning, enjoy a sumptuous dim sum breakfast at the famous Tai Tong Restaurant. You will take a stroll around the city center to cover some prominent landmarks like City Hall, Fort Cornwallis, etc. Hidden in a maze of alleys and pre-war houses is the breathtakingly beautiful Khoo Kongsi with intricate carving – clan house built by the early Khoo immigrants more than 100 years ago. Thereafter we will proceed to the colossal Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion – a very unique architecture with indigo walls, Gothic louvered windows, Stoke-on-Trent floor tiles, etc. It was constructed in the late 1800s and belonged to Cheong Fatt Tze, who was a Consul-General in Singapore and economic adviser to the Empress Dowager in China. Try out Tiger Char Koay Teow (with duck egg) at Ping Hooi Coffee Shop or for the health conscious Koay Teow Thng at Carnavon Street. After lunch, you can visit some of the interesting theme museums like Upside Down Museum, 3D Trick Art Museum, The Camera Museum, etc. or shop till you drop at Gurney Paragon and Gurney Plaza. For dinner, you can try out the famous  seafood popiah and the yong tau foo at Padang Brown Hawker Centre. Alternatively, you can also Wrap up your trip with a seafood fiesta or fine dining in a nice ambiance western restaurant.

Overnight in Mango Tree Place or similar

Day 04

Penang – Singapore

 Free and easy at your own leisure till transfer to airport for your flight home.

Package includes:

  • All land transport including airport transfers (fuel, parking fees, all applicable taxes, driver’s meals and lodging)
  • Three nights accommodation at Mango Tree Place

Package exclude:

  • All meals
  • Entrance fees to all places of attractions
  • Travel insurance
  • All expenses of a personal nature

OPTIONAL PROGRAM

You can also take a respite from city life by visiting Penang National Park – probably the smallest national park in the world. Despite its small size, it supports a great species diversity and houses a number of interesting sights like a meromictic lake (layers of sea water and fresh water that do not intermix), a turtle sanctuary and a few hiking trails. As there is no food vendors within the park, you will have to bring your own packed lunch for this visit.

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