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Penang Island

Our most recommended things to do in Penang Island

Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

1. Malaysia: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and other countries. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Upgrade to coverage in 8 Countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Malaysia: Celcom/Digi The rest of the countries will be available in the voucher info in your GetYourGuide app after purchase.

Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

2. Malaysia: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Malaysia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Malaysia and choose a plan that works in other countries as well. Buy and install the eSIM anywhere and start using it straight away, without a physical SIM. Pick your favorite data package that suits your needs, upgrade to coverage in other Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Scan the eSIM QR code to start surfing and access your apps. Once you activate it, your coverage will begin for the selected duration of time. Top up and purchase an additional SIM plan if you need it. Remember to choose the carrier in Malaysia, which varies depending on the plan. It is usually Maxis, Celcom, or Digi. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility.

Penang: The Top Komtar Observatory Admission Ticket

3. Penang: The Top Komtar Observatory Admission Ticket

Take the chance now to visit the tallest building in Penang where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the city.  First, experience one of the highlights of the tower at the Rainbow Skywalk which is located at Level 68 on the rooftop of Top Komtar Tower. Explore this fully open-air area which offers visitors the chance to enjoy the 360-degree view of the famous Pearl of the Orient- Penang Island and get the most Instagramable photos. Adrenaline seeker can experience the thrill of walking on air 816 feet above the sea level. Then, head down to level 65 where you can enter the air-conditioned Observatory Deck which also features a glass walkway that allows you to watch the world go by below. Complete the experience with a visit to the Avenue of Adventures including a few attractions including 7D discovery Motion Theater, Jurassic Research Centre, Ocean Explorer, and more.

Penang: Full-Day Penang Island Highlights Discovery Tour

4. Penang: Full-Day Penang Island Highlights Discovery Tour

Embark on a personalized adventure with our private tour tailored exclusively for you and your group. Unlike conventional tours, we ditch the predetermined itinerary, allowing you to choose the attractions that pique your interest. The flexibility extends to the start time and pick-up point, giving you a full 8 hours to explore the best of Penang Island. Discover renowned sites such as Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Clan of Jetties, Reclining Buddha, Street Art Murals, Unesco Heritage Buildings, Upside Down Museum, Entopia Butterfly Farm, Escape - Dry & Water Theme Park, local products, Batu Ferringi Beach, and more. Craft your tour based on your preferences, whether delving into historical landmarks, capturing picture-perfect moments, or simply indulging in a bit of everything. Our experienced, multilingual tour drivers (English/Chinese/Tamil/Malay) will be your knowledgeable companions, offering insights and recommendations throughout. Uncover the surprising hidden gems of Penang Island with us!

George Town: Penang Habitat Entry Ticket with Nature Trail

5. George Town: Penang Habitat Entry Ticket with Nature Trail

Discover a world-class eco-tourism park on the edge of a 130-million-year-old virgin rainforest in Penang. Take in stunning views and embark on a guided tour as you get ready to get close to nature. Prepare for spectacular views of Penang's rich valleys and diverse wildlife atop a 13-meter treetop walking path. Take a walk on a historical 1.6-kilometer nature trail built in the early 1800s by the British East India Company, and have fun on the three giant swings found along the way. Hear fascinating facts from park naturalists about the rich Penang rainforest biodiversity. Learn how the habitat integrates with the rainforest's ecosystem to provide climate regulation, water and nutrient recycling, air purification, carbon storage, and soil stability. Stroll across elevated walkways and canopy bridges as you feel the calm of the rainforest environment. Admire the flora and fauna of this unique please as you discover all it has to offer.

Private Half Day Penang Tasty Local Street Food Tour

6. Private Half Day Penang Tasty Local Street Food Tour

This 4-hour tour will start from your hotel lobby at your chosen time slot of 9:00AM or 2:30PM. Meet and greet your professional English-speaking driver or guide and start your tour in a clean air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the back lanes of Penang off the beaten track, where you’ll make four or five stops to taste delightful snacks, drinks, and desserts. Along the way, listen to your foodie guide describe the street-food phenomenon in Penang. Infused with a variety of spices, Malaysian food showcases Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavors. Try traditional fritters such as prawn, tofu or yam; bite into Penang lobak, a spiced deep-fried pork roll; slurp signature noodles; and sample delicious seafood among other savory snacks. When it’s time for dessert, sink your teeth into a sweet Indian pancake called an apom — deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Or, try a bite-sized kuih, a traditional sweet treat made of sticky glutinous rice. Other delectables available are heow piah (brown-sugar biscuits), coconut tarts and a variety of tropical fruits: jackfruit, assorted guava, coconut, dragon fruit, rambutan, and mangosteen. Drink it all down with a local favorite, choosing from a variety of non-alcoholic options including lime juice with sour plum, nutmeg juice, Chinese herbal tea, grass jelly, chrysanthemum, winter melon, fresh calamansi lime juice with plain or rose syrup, and more.

George Town: Private Half-Day Historical City Tour

7. George Town: Private Half-Day Historical City Tour

Our Tour Guide picks you up from your hotel in the George Town area to start your George Town half-day tour that takes in the main attractions and picturesque sights. You will visit the Clan Jetties along the waterfront of George Town. Get a first-hand view of a house stilt by the coast of the living heritage of the Chew Clan to go about their daily life. Continue to visit the former house of the Chinese Captain, the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and marvel at their collections not found elsewhere. This elite house featured many memories of when the Chinese immigrants inter-marriage with the locals and created a fusion of east meets locals; hence a new tradition was borne. Take a tour to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temples or clan houses of the Khoo family, and marvel at the splendid architecture, one of the best outside China. Learn about the history, rituals, Fengshui, and trivia stuff in Khoo Kongsi. Next, We round up the tour with a visit to Pulau Tikus and visit Reclining Buddha Temple. Be amazed at the world's 3rd longest Reclining Buddha statue and see the differences between Chinese and Siamese dragons in the Reclining Buddha temple. See the standing Buddha and check out the Guardian of the World (Panca Rupa). Throw a few coins for luck in the Fountain of Life and learn about the journey of Buddha in the Burmese temple. After finish this tour you will be transferred back to your hotel safely.

Penang: Exciting Local HALF Day Tour in Penang Island/5hours

8. Penang: Exciting Local HALF Day Tour in Penang Island/5hours

A private tour specially for you and your own group only to most of the attractions that you like, unlike the canned- approach of predetermined itinerary tour. We can plan a flexible & suitable time to start tour and tour starts from the pick up point. You can fully use 5hours for any of the (3-5 Attractions) in Penang Island that you’re interested . Most famous attractions :- 1) Penang Hill 2) Kek Lok Si Temple 3) Pinang Peranakan Mansion 4) Khoo Kongsi 5) Clan of jetties 6) Reclining Buddha 7) Street Art Murals 8) Unesco Heritage Buildings/Historical Places 9) Upside Down Musuem 10) Entopia Butterfly Farm 11) Escape - Dry & Water Theme Park 12) Local Products 13) Batu Ferringi Beach & Etc We can plan a tour with your own interests & homework too. You may explore in depth or simply take good pictures and move to other destinations. All our experienced and helpful local English/Chinese/Tamil/Malay speaking tour driver will accompany with you into attractions and give best recommendations. Penang Island is fully & truly surprising hidden Gems ! *Up to 3-5 Attractions can cover in 5hours (Depends on the traffic + routes)

George Town: The Top Penang Entry Ticket

9. George Town: The Top Penang Entry Ticket

Experience the thrill-packed Top Penang, a vibrant tourist hotspot nestled in George Town's heart, offering a range of captivating attractions and leisure activities: Elevate your adventure on the Rainbow Skywalk, a breathtaking glass walkway extending from the 68th floor of the Komtar Tower, boasting panoramic views of George Town. Embrace a skyline spectacle from the Observatory Deck, indulging in sweeping 360-degree vistas of the city and its iconic landmarks. Journey through time at the Jurassic Research Center, an interactive dinosaur exhibit featuring lifelike replicas and engaging displays illuminating the world of prehistoric creatures. Explore the future at Tech Dome, a science and technology hub brimming with interactive displays, workshops, and hands-on experiments. Unleash excitement at the Indoor Theme Park, offering thrilling rollercoasters, bumper cars, and carnival games, culminating in delectable dining experiences at the complex's diverse range of restaurants.

FullDay Pulau Penang Exploration with English Speaking Guide

10. FullDay Pulau Penang Exploration with English Speaking Guide

The Batik factory, for starters, is a highlight of this Full Day Penang tour (SIC). Meet a professional local batik painter working at one of the island's first batik factories. Aside from Durian, Original Nutmeg juice is a hallmark of Penang fruit. Then, at Saanen Dairy Goat Farm, sample exquisite handcrafted goat's milk produced by a friendly Penang local family. Not only that, but tour four significant religious buildings in Malaysia that stand strongly on the same street line, as well as a display of more than 50 amazing murals of Old Penang Street Art. Then, Visit Floating Village on stills above the water, Clan of Jetties of Chinese settlement since 19th century and enjoy a visit at The Top Komtar, Rainbow Skywalk offers fabulous seamless views of Georgetown and incredible sunset spots.

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I'm writing to express my sincere gratitude for the incredible tour led by Mr. Eng Choon Woo on Penang Island. Under his guidance, our exploration was truly exceptional. Mr. Woo's humor and creativity made every moment joyful and fascinating. Despite the tour's brevity, his expertise illuminated Penang's rich history, including UNESCO heritage site Georgetown. Each anecdote and historical insight he shared painted a vivid picture of the island's vibrant past. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Woo to anyone seeking an enriching tour experience. Thanks to his dedication, our journey was unforgettable. Please convey my appreciation to Mr. Woo for his exceptional service. We eagerly look forward to exploring Penang Island under his guidance again in the future.

What an amazing tour, made so interesting and personal by Cheam. Was so fascinating hearing about the history of Georgetown and seeing all the fantastic sights and temples. Highly recommend!! This is an absolute must!

John was a great guide, drove us around, showed and explained to us all the relevant highlights of the temples and Penang Hill. Must do tour if you are in Penang.

Jazi was amazing. Super helpful, excellent driver and he took us to the best places. I will definitely recommend this activity and company.

Driver took us to the main local attractions in a new car. He drives safely and introduced us to local food.