From the busy seafront of Georgetown to the Penang countryside - this tour will enable us to see the whole island and admire some its most interesting sights.
What we will see
Panoramic view of the Batu Ferringhi bay
Batik local shop
What we will do
Our excursion starts with a visit to the renowned Khoo Kongsi temple, the most sumptuous in all of Malaysia whose walls, pillars and roofs are decorated with carvings representing the marks of Chinese master craftsmen. The temple was rebuilt in 1920 after being destroyed by a fire probably caused by lightning. Due to its similarity to the Chinese Imperial Palace, many interpreted the event as a divine omen. The original structure was much bigger than that rebuilt in 1906. The current temple, however, boasts a hall decorated with richly carved sculptures and beams decorated by master craftsmen coming directly from China.
From the temple, located on Penang’s northern side, we can admire the lovely panoramic view of the beautiful Batu Ferringhi's bays.
We then stop in a local batik shop, where we can appreciate the great skill with which fabric is decorated using wax and dye, while carnation and walnut essences inebriate our senses on the way through the hills.
We make a brief stop at a fruit stall selling spices and typical local fruit.
Before heading back to the port, we will also explore the other side of Penang with its tranquil Malay or Kampung villages where we can take in the authentic Malaysian spirit.