Penang Botanic Gardens
Penang Botanic Gardens

Begin your day with a relaxing walk around the Penang Botanic Gardens, established by the British in 1884 from an old granite quarry site. Its unique heritage and history on a sprawling 50 hectares of beautiful parklands is the only kind in Malaysia.  Spot the occasional native wildlife; such as, the long tailed macaque monkeys native to this tropical rainforests.

From here, we will travel to a fresh produce or ‘wet’ market where you will experience local traders displaying their wares of exotic fruit, spices, freshly caught seafood and other foodstuffs. Enjoy a traditional Penang style breakfast snack from one of the local traders.

Next, we will visit the reclining buddha of Penang – Wat Chaiya Mangalaram – a Thai Buddhist temple, first built in 1845. The reclining buddha is the third largest in the world, measuring 33 metres. Across the road is another temple – The Dhammikarama Burmese temple. Originally constructed in 1803, the Dhammikarama is the oldest temple in Penang.

 

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant local life and sample local fare at a traditional Penang style wet market
  • Discover the flora, fauna and tranquility of Penang’s Botanic Gardens
  • Enjoy a delicious Penang local snacks and delicacies
  • Learn about the history and cultural significance of the Thai and Burmese temples

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop off at hotels in Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Tokong and George Town
  • Fluent English speaking local host
  • Private air-conditioned car, includes fuel and parking
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Local Penang delicacies and snacks

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses

Important Information

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen to protect from the sun
  • Umbrella if it is raining
  • Wear good walking shoes and light clothing
  • Camera if you wish to take photos
  • Booking confirmation
  • Photo ID (eg drivers licence)
  • Some cash (approx $100 ringgit) if you wish to make any purchase along the way as most vendors and shopkeepers only accept cash

Price (one guest): MYR $200

Price (two guests): MYR $150 per person

Duration: 8:30am – 1:00pm

 

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