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Tours in Penang, Malaysia

Tours in Penang, Malaysia

Tour starts from the historic site – Fort Cornwallis. Francis Light landed here in 1786. Originally wooden, in 1804-05 it was rebuilt and replaced with stone buildings. And today the fort majestically rises above the sea, as if protecting the island from enemy attacks. Near the fort is City Hall, built in the late 19th century.

Next, you will follow the one built in 1821. Here you will find old photographs, ancient maps and other relics related to Penang’s past. Nearby is the Church of St. George, which was built in 1818. The main attraction of the cathedral is the painted dome dedicated to the memory of Francis Light.

Next you will see 2 mosques: the mosque of Captain Keling and the mosque of Achin Street. The Captain Keling Mosque is named after an Indian merchant and was built by the local ruler Mohouddin in the early 19th century. The Achin Street Mosque was built on land donated to the local ruler by Syed Aid of Aceh.

The duration of the tour is 4 hours, the walking part is 1 km.

Penang is famous for its Buddhist and Hindu temples.

At the Buddhist temple Wat Chayamangkalaram, built by a Thai architect, you can see the world’s third largest reclining Buddha statue, which is 33 meters long.

The famous Kek Lok Si temple is considered one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia and is a mixture of Chinese, Burmese and Thai architectural styles. Above the temple, built in 1890, rises a seven-tiered pagoda 30 meters long called Ban Po Tar.

The Temple of the Goddess of Mercy is considered the oldest temple in Penang. It was erected in 1800 and is a classic example of Chinese architecture of that time.

The snake temple was built in honor of the Buddhist monk Chor Su Kong. Poisonous snakes lie quietly around the altar and other objects in the temple, drugged by the smell of incense, and do not attack people. Vipers can be picked up, photographed for memory.

Sri Marriamman Temple was built in 1883 and is famous for its numerous statues of Indian deities, the most valuable of which is the statue of the god Subramaniam, decorated with gold, silver and precious stones.

Tour duration – 4-5 hours, temples should be entered without shoes

Discover Penang, the “Pearl of the Orient” – from its sandy beaches to picturesque villages and nostalgic George Town. The capital combines the best aspects of east and west, which are reflected in a charming collection of ancient exquisite buildings, each of which bears the stamp of the influence of different countries and their rich history. Attractions include: Batu Ferringhi (passing through), Teluk Bahang (passing through), Fisherman’s Village, Fruit Market (passing through), Malay Village, Serpent Temple, Penang Bridge (passing through) and George Town (passing through). If time permits, a visit to a local grocery outlet may be included. All entrance tickets are included in the price. Beginning at 9:00, average duration – 4 hours.

The Penang Hill Funicular, opened in 1923, has been providing service to Penang Hill for 88 years. The most recent renovation of the funicular has increased the number of passengers carried and the speed of the train.
Then you will visit one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia, Kek Lok Si Temple and the nearby turtle pond.
Attractions include Kek Lok Si Temple (including the inclined elevator to the statue of the Goddess of Mercy) and Turtle Pond, Penang Hill (including the funicular ride to the top of the mountain). All entrance tickets are included in the price. Beginning at 9:00, average duration – 4 hours.

On this day you can enjoy a romantic cycle rickshaw ride and a leisurely stroll through Georgetown. Look at the harmony in which a people with such a diverse culture can live.
Attractions include rickshaw ride to Cornwallis Fort (external view), Weld (Chew Pier), Khu Kong Si, Harmony Street, Little India (Mahamariamman Temple), Pinang Peranakan Mansion Museum and E&O Hotel. The price includes all entrance fees, cycle rickshaw ride and English afternoon tea.

Beginning at 9:00, average duration – 4 hours.

GEORGE TOWN NIGHT TOUR Tonight, experience
George Town like you never imagined it and dine at Penang’s one and only restaurant with breathtaking views of George Town’s night landscapes.
Attractions include Bayview Georgetown revolving restaurant and Penang Road cycle rickshaw ride. A cycle rickshaw ride and dinner are included in the price.

Check-out time – 18:00 (from beach hotels), 18:30 (from city hotels); average duration – 4 hours.

You have the opportunity to see the animals in all their natural grandeur. The zoo covers an area of ​​13.6 hectares, covered with rivers, lakes and lush vegetation. And it is also home to more than 180 animal species with a total of 1300 inhabitants, including: tigers, lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, orangutans and others.

The price includes all entrance fees, round trip transfers and lunch.

Beginning at 9:00, average duration – 8 hours.

Penang, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

According to abbreviationfinder, Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and known worldwide for its famous Petronas Towers, currently the tallest twin buildings in the world and previously the world’s tallest buildings in an absolute way. The city has a population of 1,887,674 residents distributed over an area of ​​243.65 km², a metropolitan area of 7.2 million residents, and an average elevation of 21.95 m. above sea level. See population of Malaysia.

Geographic location

Kuala Lumpur is located to the south of the Malay Peninsula, in the Klang Valley, which lies between the Titiwangsa Mountains to the east, several minor mountain formations to the north and south, and the Straits of Malacca to the west.


Kuala Lumpur was founded in 1857 in the place where the Gombak and Klang rivers meet, with the arrival of Chinese mining experts, who went to the region and found important deposits of tin. They decided to settle in the vicinity of these sites, in a place called Kuala Lumpur, which means something like “dirty confluence”, since at that time it was swampy and infected with malaria.

Despite the unpleasantness of the place, the city grew at a dizzying rate thanks to tin and, later, to rubber and coffee. Thus, in 1896, the “swampy confluence” became the capital of Malaysia.

During World War II, the Japanese army captured Kuala Lumpur on January 11, 1942 and occupied the city for 44 months, until August 15, 1945, when the commander-in-chief of the Japanese Seventh Zone surrendered to the administration. after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Kuala Lumpur grew after the war and in 1957, the Federation of Malaya gained its independence from the British Empire and the city continued to be the capital, and in 1972 it achieved city status, becoming the first Malaysian settlement to obtain this status after the independence.

Economic development

Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding urban regions form the most industrialized and economically fast growing area in Malaysia.

The development of infrastructure in the surrounding areas, for example, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, the creation of the Multimedia Super Corridor and the expansion of Port Klang reinforce the economic importance of the city.

Other important economic activities in the city are education and health services. Kuala Lumpur also has advantages derived from the high concentration of educational institutions located within its borders, offering a wide range of courses.


Tourism plays an important role in the city’s economy, providing income, employment, and greater business opportunities. As a result, many global hotel chains are present in the city. Kuala Lumpur has also become an international destination for shopping, with a wide variety of shopping centers that host both local and international brands.

Some points of interest in the city include:

  • The Parliament of Malaysia
  • The Kuala Lumpur Tower
  • The Putra World Trade Center (PWTC),
  • The Mosque of the Federal Territory
  • The National Museum (Malaysia)

The Golden Triangle, the commercial hub of the city, contains the Petronas Towers and has a distinctive nightlife. Trendy nightclubs, bars and lounges such as Hard Rock Cafe, Zouk, Thai Club, Beach Club (voted best bar in Asia), Luna Bar, Rum Jungle, Nuovo, Espanda and many others are located in and around Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail, and Jalan Ampang.

In the center you can find a compendium of the three cultures that make up Malaysia: China, India and the autochthonous. Here you can find the best of the three, enjoy each of the gastronomy. All this in a Southwest Asian city context, but unlike others like Hanoi or Bangkok, much cleaner and more orderly.

Social development


The architecture of Kuala Lumpur is a mix of colonial influences, Asian Islamic-Malay traditions, modern art and a mix of postmodern architecture. Unlike other capitals in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur is a relatively young city and most of the colonial buildings were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These buildings are in the Mughal, Tudor, Neo-Gothic or Greco-Latin style.

Modern and postmodern architecture began to appear in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Large glass buildings appeared, with the most prominent example being the Petronas Towers and the Convention Center.

In this city you can find everything that Malaysia has. The most modern buildings such as the Petronas Towers, the Telecommunications Tower which has a spectacular view and the buildings around Merkana Square.


Kuala Lumpur is the hub of cultural activities and events in the country. Among the most important cultural sites is the National Museum located on the Mahameru Highway. Another place of great interest is the Museum of Islamic Arts which houses more than 7,000 objects related to Islam including exhibits from China and a library of books on Islamic art.

The Kuala Lumpur Center for the Performing Arts, located in Sentul West, is one of the country’s leading centers for the performing arts, with theater, music and film standing out.

Kuala Lumpur celebrates the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival every year. Another event held annually in the city is Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, which features international brands alongside local designers.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia