Penang – the Pearl of the Orient – is one of Malaysia’s most-visited corners. Colonial era townhouses, narrow cobblestone alleys, temples and tea shops define its way of life, while jungles, lakes and beaches dot its landscape. Malaysia’s smallest state may be the only one to have a Chinese majority population yet it exemplifies the country’s truly Asian spirit with its polyethnic culture. It goes without saying that the Isle of the Betel Nut – a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – is exceedingly gratifying with no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
This tour takes you to some of its best attractions, including the 30-hectare Botanical Gardens and the old colonial district of Fort Cornwallis. The journey continues with a trip down the city’s streets to visit the 33-metre reclining Buddha statue at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha before stopping over for a Crown Pewter demonstration. Wrap up your day with a stopover at the Coffee Tree store to pick up some souvenirs; with hardly a to-do, you’re sure to enjoy this packaged deal that lets you conveniently enjoy your tropical holiday.