ITINERARY BY DAY
Discover culinary delights in the beating metropolitan heart of Penang Island on this three hour tour around George Town. Take a serene, sentimental beca (three-wheeled trishaw) ride around the city’s charming post-colonial narrow lanes at a gentle, observation-friendly pace that the modern world is quickly leaving behind.
Bask in the haunting glow of Penang’s religious and colonial history and get a closer look at the contrasting architectural offerings of Islam, Christianity and Taoism as you drift by the Kapitan Keling Mosque, St George’s Church and the Kuan Yin Teng Temple. Immerse yourself in the multi-cultural influences that make Penang a gourmet’s paradise. Expect to come across a diverse island community of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Mamaks (Indian Muslims), Eurasians and Thais in this relatively modest region.
Transport yourself back in time as the beca ride swings by other landmarks such as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and The Star Publication House. Both of which, by design, betray their place in a smaller world long since eclipsed by the glass skyscrapers of more modern cities. After a short stroll to stretch your legs, dive into the local cuisine at the Red Garden Food Paradise. Take a seat in the vast open-plan restaurant, usually filled with locals and tourists alike, that harnesses a relaxed ambience conducive to both large and loud gatherings and quiet romantic moments. Prepare for a sensational feed on local and international food varieties such as yoong taufu, wantan mee, satay, salted chicken, roast duck, nasi lemak, Indian cuisine, grilled seafood alongside many more.