Penang: historie og gatemat

Penang og Georgetown er byr på flotte opplevelser. Under har vi samlet et utvalg utflukter med fokus på både kultur og Penangs verdensberømte gatemat. 

Turene bestiller du på forhånd og kan skreddersys i lag med resten av reisen. Turene under er på privat basis med egen guide med mindre annet står spesifisert. Selve utfluktsbeskrivelsene er på engelsk. Ta kontakt ved eventuelle spørsmål.

Vi tar forbehold om endringer i program.

For priser – kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.


Historical Georgetown Tour  

Tour highlights: Wat Chayamangkalaram, Dhammikarama Temple, Khoo Kongsi, Fort Cornwallis 

Tour Details An extensive tour to experience all the sights and sound of exotic Penang Island.  Visit the world’s 4th longest statue of The Reclining Buddha – Wat Chayamangkalaram.  Proceed to Dhammikarama Temple, first Buddhist temple to be built in Penang in 1803, an elaborately decorated Burmese Temple.   Drive past the harmony street of Penang, where Saint Georges Angelican Church (built in 1818), Kuan Yin – Goddess of Mercy Temple (Penang’s oldest Taoist temple built in about 1800 when the Chinese settled in Penang), Sri Mariamman Temple (the oldest Hindu temple) and Masjid Kapitan Keling (the oldest Indian Muslim mosque).  Visit Khoo Kongsi – a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and wood work.  Visit local coffee shop. A brief photo-stop at Fort Cornwallis – The points where   Francis Light and crew landed in 1786.  

Avganger: daglige felles eller privat. 
Varighet: ca. 09:00 – 12:00.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: transport, engelsktalende guide,  


Round the island tour  

Tour Highlights: Penang Batik Handicraft Center, Snake Temple, Penang Bridge 

Discover the enchanting beauty of Penang and her secrets with this essential circular island tour that takes you through idyllic and picturesque fishing villages.  Along with a stop at the Penang Batik Handicraft center to observe how Malaysian Batik is being made. Stop at a street stall to be introduced the many varieties of fruits and spices produced from the local farmers. Drive to the valley where clusters of traditional malay villages and paddy fields where one can feel tranquillity.  Proceed then to the famous Snake Temple where pit vipers coil unperturbed on altars and temple grounds.  Passing glimpse of Penang Bridge – one of the longest bridge in South East Asia.  

Avganger: daglige felles eller privat. 
Varighet: ca. 09:00 – 12:30.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: transport, engelsktalende guide,  


Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple  

From the hotel, proceed to Kek Lok Si Temple.  A “must stop”, the Kek Lok Si Temple is a majestic Buddhist Taoist temple with its imposing 10,000 Buddha Pagodas and the most awesome Tortoise Pond of Longevity.  The Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) pavilion is a gargantuan pavilion at Kek Lok Si Temple.  It shelters the gigantic statue of the Kuan Yin. Ascend Penang Hill, 830 meters above sea level, using a Swiss funicular railway that passes through hill farms and lush tropical jungles.  During the ride, enjoy a breathtaking view of Penang and Mainland Province Wellesly 

Avganger: daglig untatt søndag og helligdager. 
Varighet: ca. 09:00 – 13:00.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: Enten felles eller privat transport, engelsktalende guide. 


Little India, a heritage walking tour  

Tour Highlights: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Muntri Street, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Spice Market 

Explore the Unesco World of Heritage Site “Georgetown” Visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.  Built at the end of 19th century.  The mansion was originally built with careful attention to the principles of Feng Shui.  The distinctive blue color of the mansion is the result of mixing lime with natural blue dye made from the indigo plant and imported from India.  Muntri Street is said to have been named after the 19th Century Menteri of LarutNgah Ibrahim.  It houses a few trade guilds of the bygone era, including the Penang & Province Wellesley Cafe Association formed by Hainanese coffee shop owners, Penang Restaurants and Tea Shops Association, Penang Goldsmith Association, among others.  With all this incense wafting around you, you might as well learn where these “joss sticks” come from.  Visit joss stick maker Lee Beng Chuan.  Unlike the modern sawdust and chemical joss sticks, his emit a very fragrant smell because he uses quality sandalwood imported from Western Australia for his handmade incense.  We will walk past the Goddess of Mercy Temple, past flower shops.  After visiting the Sri Mahamariamman Temple (oldest Hindu Temple) we walk back to Market Street along food stalls where we will explain to you the different morning breakfasts including Roti Canai and Teh Tarik.  Arrive at the Spice Market and experience the hustle and bustle of Georgetown’s spice trade by visiting the many wholesale and retail traders dealing in age old   spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg etc.  By now, your appetites should have been stirred up and we end the tour at Banana Leaf Restaurant for lunch. At the end of the tour, you may wish to take a walk back to the hotel or take the local public transport. 

Avganger: daglige fellesavganger untatt søndag og helligdager.*
Varighet: ca. 09:00 – 12:00.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: Engelsktalende guide, lunsj (minus drikke) på lokal restaurant og eventuelle inngangsbilletter. 

Turen går fra Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Muntri Mews, Hotel PenagaYeng Keng Hotel and The Blue Mansion Penang 


Eating Asia – Heritage Walk  

Tour Highlights: Chowrasta Market, Campbell Street Wet Market, Khoo Kongsi, Kapitan Kling Mosque, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Goddess of Mercy Temple 

Proceed to Unesco World Heritage of “Georgetown” from hotel for your special «EATING ASIA – Heritage Walk». Experience the historical and vibrant of “Georgetown” after breakfast at the hotel and head to Chowrasta Market (“Four Cross Road in Urdu) to experience the lively roadside trading of livestocks, vegetables and fruits. This followed by enjoying the scrumptious toast bread where charcoal is conventionally used to toast and boil water.  

 A must-visit shopping spree haven, Campbell Street or formerly named “Sin Kay” by the Chinese in the 19th century is one of Penang’s notable precincts where you will enjoy great bargains and varieties of retail shops, boutiques and restaurants.   

Treat yourself with “yu char kuih” (Doug-fritters) at Campbell Street Wet Market, probably the oldest existing market in Georgetown built around 1900, a reminiscent of late Victorian with ornate cast iron columns and brackets.   

Additionally, feast your taste-buds with those appetizing dim sum varies from succulent steamed pork spareribs and “char siu bao” (steamed buns with roast pork) to mouth-watering shrimp dumplings with the translucent skin or better known as “har gao”.  

Next visit is to the Khoo Kongsi the Clan House building features a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and wood work 

Visit to the well-known Kapitan Kling Mosque, a dome-shaped minaret named after the Indian Muslim merchant, shortly before enjoying our Indian Muslim traditional pancake known as roti canai (made of dough with egg). Roti canai for brunch. One requires a skillful hand-flipped dough technique to produce a very thin and flat roti canai.   

Take a stroll to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, a Dravidian-style temple, which sports a sculptured tower or Gopuram, covered in brightly painted statues of gods and goddesses.   

Your walking tour continues with a visit the Goddess of Mercy Temple, a temple honoring Kuan Yin built in the 1800s by early Chinese settlers of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities. The temple was originally named Kong Hock Keong temple (Cantonese-Hokkien Temple).   

After those visits, your appetite should have been stirred up by then. Indulge yourself with banana leaf rice at nearby Banana Leaf Restaurant and quenched your thirst with a glass of “pulled” tea (teh tarik). 

Avganger: daglig. 
Varighet: ca. 08:30 – 13:30.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: Engelsktalende guide, smaksprøver med drikke. 


Penang Pickles, Spices & Cooking  

Tour Highlights: Campbell Street, Chow Rasta Market, Cooking Class 

Early morning, transfer from hotel to meet up with the Chef in Georgetown. 7.30am. Meet Ms. Nazlina & start the tour with a local breakfast, either Chinese or Indian cuisine.  We would sit at local coffee shops or simply eat at the alley, like the locals do.  Sip your cooling «teh tarik» or hot local coffee, accompanied by roti canai, spring rolls or curry mee or whatever you fancy. Then, we would cover several markets in the city center, including the one at Campbell Street, Chow Rasta and other temporary vendors that line the street between them.  Items on sale would differ over the months.  There are many festivals here, we would see specialty cakes and cookies during Chinese New Year, moon cakes and lanterns during the Autumn festival and also praying paraphernalia during Hungry Ghost Festival. Walk back to Nazlina Spice for cooking class, allowing you to experience cooking in traditional Malay style. There are no canned or packet ingredients here — you even straddle a traditional coconut scraper to extract the flesh of the coconut and squeeze it by hand to make coconut milk. Nazlina guides you through the process of making a seriously tasty menu of seafood curry, stir-fried flat rice noodles with prawns and a dessert called bubur cha-cha. Then comes the best part — sitting down to sample the culinary offerings.   

Note: The cooking class may include other participants (maximum 12 persons)  

Avganger: onsdag, fredag og lørdag. 
Varighet: ca. 07:30 – 12:30.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: Henting på hotellet, engelsktalende guide. 


Orang Utan at Bukit Merah  

Tour Highlights: Bukit Merah Resort, Orang Utan Island 

Bukit Merah Resort is one of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism destination in the northern region.  The resort offers a wide variety of excitement and the main attraction is their conservational Orang Utan Island, the only one in Peninsular Malaysia.  This is a unique Eco Park with its educational walk-in enclosures, where you can experience nature by interacting with some friendly animals.  Here’s an amazing orang utan fact: 97% of the orang utan’s DNA is identical to that of a human! In fact, the name ‘orang utan’, when translated from Malay to English literally means ‘person of the forest’.  Not surprisingly, they are extremely intelligent creatures that have the ability to think, feel and express emotion the way we do.    

Avganger: daglig. 
Varighet: ca. 09:00 – 15:00.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: Privat transport, engelsktalende guide. 


Penang Countryside Cycling Tour – Ride in Traditional Kampung/Village

Tour Highlights: Traditional Fishing Village, Dairy Goatfarm, Nutmeg Center, Plantation area 

Balik Pulau, literally translates as “the back of the island” is a beautiful and tiny town at the other side of Penang Island, predominantly blanketed by lush greenery, sheaths of paddy fields and rolling hills, it has all the ingredients for a getaway from the city life. It is a better joy to use bicycle to explore green paddy field, fruit orchard, plantation, mangrove, fishing village and dozen of traditional Kampung on a network of labyrinth routes while inhaling fresh air and gazing at the verdant hills.  If you want to experience Balik Pulau hideaways and countryside, touched by the charm of Malaysian way of country life at personal level, bicycle is a great way to do it.  

NOTE: Guided cycling 2.5 hours. There is no minimum age for the tour. Participants are required to have riding experience and can at least ride a 24″ bicycle.  Standard bicycle for tour participant is 26″ MTB, helmet will be provided upon requested. Please let us know if you need others size of bicycle for young children. Maximum weight allowable is 120 kg (265 lbs.). 

Avganger: fellesavganger alle dager untatt tirsdag.
Varighet: ca. 07:00 – 11:30.
Pris: kontakt oss for en skreddersydd pakke.
Inkludert: transport, engelsktalende guide. 

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