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Train Ride to Penang Hill
The history of Penang is closely related to the history of Kedah. Penang was previously part of the sultanate of Kedah until it became a British possession in 1786. It later gained independence as part of the Federation of Malaya in 1957.
16th century Portuguese traders from Goa, India sailing to the Far East in search of spices found a small island where they replenished their water supplies. They named it Pulo Pinaom. In the 17th century, Penang’s location at the northern entry to the Straits of Malacca provided a sheltered harbour for Chinese, Indian, Arabian and European ships during the monsoon months; this, in turn, inevitably made it fertile hunting ground for pirates.read more.....
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions. Please note that while we operate successful trips in this part of the world throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.
Tour Code: 51002
Day One (stay Cititel Hotel in George Town - Twin Sharing) / (Meals --/ L / --/ )
Download Itinerary and Tour Details l Tour Type: Private Tour / Guide l This Tour is Customizable l Tour to be start from Penang
Kuala Lumpur > Penang Islands
Distance Travel by Road (estimate
N/A KM (Kuala Lumpur > Penang Islands) (Time 4.30 hours)
Visit and timing is subject to change with or without prior notice due to traffic/weather conditions
Complimentary pickup will be provided from all hotels / residential in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya and please wait at the lobby or main entrance based on the pick up time given.
0730 hours, Meet and Greet by our staff, and transfer to Penang Islands enroute Batu Caves / Kellie's Castle / Ipoh / Royal Town and Orang Utan Islands. The journey will take around 4 1/2 hours Kuala Lumpur to Penang Islands by road (unstop), as the drive take you on highway and country road, and drive through rubber and palm plantations and country road.
Dress Code for visiting
(Batu Caves is a Holy
place for Hindu faith, PLEASE respect)
(Wear comfortable (not over expose your body)
T-shirt or shirt with sleeves is fine
Do not waer Short Pants or Hot Pants
Do not wear Short Skirts or Mini Skirts (above knee level)
Long Pants are fine
0930 hours Coffee / Tea break is outback town
1st stop, Kellie's Castle, drive through mountain range before arriving at Kellie's Castle, one and only Castle in Malaysia, built by Late William Kellie Smith.
Kellie's Castle, this amazing leftover from colonial times is set by a small river about 30 KM South West of Ipoh. The castle referred to is in fact an old unfinished mansion. It was to be one in the mould of great colonial houses, complete with Moorish-style windows & even a lift. A wealthy British Plantation Owner, William Kellie Smith, who lived in a splendid mansion in this area in the early 19th century, commissioned the building of the "Castle", which was to be the home of his (as yet unborn) son. The house was never occupied, as he died before the castle could be completed.
Kellie's Castle is located in Batu Gajah and was built by a Scottish planter, William Kellie Smith, who arrived in Malaya in 1890 and made his fortune in tin and rubber.
and next, lunch in Ipoh, after lunch drive through Ipoh Train Station (Mini Taj Mahal) and some of the colonial Building and after lunch proceed to Royal town
The Ipoh railway station was initially meant to be a hospital and used before the 20th century as such before being turned into a station. The original completion year of 1917 was delayed for three years due to lack of construction materials as well as high costs during World War I.
Like the Kuala Lumpur station, the Ipoh station were designed and constructed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a British architectural assistant to the Director of Public Works. Having served in India, Hubback utilised his knowledge of Anglo-Asian architecture in the region on the station's design. The "Neo-Moorish / Mughal / Indo-Saracenic /Neo-Saracenic" style was not uncommon at the time.
1300 hours transfer from Ipoh to Kuala Kangsar (Royal Town), visits Oldest Rubber tree in Malaysia (planted in 1877), Ubudiah Mosque and Royal Museum for photo stop.
The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design of the Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station.
Built in 1917 during the reign of the 28th Sultan of Perak, Sultan Idris Murshidul'adzam Shah, the Masjid Ubudiah is located beside the Royal Mausoleum on Bukit Chandan. It was commissioned on the orders of the Sultan, who vowed that he would build a mosque of great beauty as thanksgiving for recovery from an illness which plagued him in those early days.
The construction of the mosque was not without difficulties. Work was interrupted several times, once when two elephants belonging to the sultan's and Raja Chulan were fighting and ran over and damaged the imported Italian marble titles.
The mosque was finally completed in late 1917 at a total cost of RM200,000- quite an astronomical figure for those days. It was officially declared open by Sultan Abdul Jalil Karamtullah Shah, successor to Sultan Idris. This imposing structure is now a symbol of great pride to all Muslims in the state of Perak Darul Ridzuan, the Land of Grace
1400 hours continue drive from Kuala Kangsar to Penang Islands, enroute Orang Utan Islands
Tucked away on the 35-acre Pulau Orang Utan, Orang Utan Island is the world's first and only 5-acre rehabilitation and conservation facility where Orang Utans roam free. The unique island serves as a breeding sanctuary as well as a conservation, research and education center to better understand this endangered species.
1700 hours cross into Penang Islands via second bridge (longest in Southeast Asia, The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge)
1730 hours check into your hotel and free and easy at your own leisure.
Optional (NO additional cost for guiding, you only pay for what you eat and drink) walking food tour at night (07.30PM ~ 09.30PM) by our driver guide.
Day Two (stay Cititel Hotel in George Town - Twin Sharing) (Meals B / L / --/ )
0900 hours after breakfast continues with sightseeing as stated below.
George Town, the capital city of Penang was named after King George III of England, is an interesting lend of the old and new. It is worth to note that Penang has one of the largest Colonial Buildings in Southeast Asia. Tours includes a stop at Fort Cornwallis, built in 1808. Fort Cornwallis also marks the spot where Sir Francis Light first landed on this island. You will be driven through Street of Harmony, which houses the Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Chinese Temple, Mahamariaman Indian Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Followed by a visit to Little India. Followed by, the World’s Fourth Largest Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Chayamangkalaram. Next stop, Fort Cornwallis and Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in South-East Asia. It is also known as the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddha’s. The 7-Tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha which dominates the temple, is influenced by the architecture styles of the Thais, Burmese and Chinese. A beautiful Bronze Statue of the Goddess of Mercy overlooks the temple. Next, take the funicular train ride up Penang Hill and elevation of 833m above sea level, a cool hill retreat from the tropical heat below for a Panoramic View of George Town and experience the flora and fauna.
Tour Highlights in Penang Islands
Penang Hill (Panoramic View of George Town), Kek Lok Si Temple, Colonial Buildings in George Town, Tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha, Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Chinatown, Street of Harmony, Reclining Buddha and much more.....
1530 hours check into your hotel and free and easy at your own leisure.
Day Three (Meals B / L / --/ )
Cameron Highlands > Kuala Lumpur
1200 hours after breakfast, check out from Hotel and proceed to Kuala Lumpur. If any of the sightseeing can not be covered on day one, then the check out time will be at 10AM, and continues with remaining sightseeing. After lunch proceed to Kuala Lumpur.
1300 hours lunch will be serve at local restaurant
Estimate arrival time would be around5PM in Kuala Lumpur
1700 hours drop off at hotel and tour ends.
Optional drop off to Lumut or Kuala Besut (Kuala terengganu) or Penang Islands can be arranged and the cost can be seen in the online booking form.
Prices and Booking
Prices for Year 2015 / 16
Prices shown above are based on per person in Ringgit Malaysia (prices shown above are excluding 6% for GST - Goods Services Tax)
Prices published are for Online Booking Only - NO Booking over the Phone as we need your details for Tour Confirmation and Billing
Deposit (RM600.00 per person is required) is required when you book this tour. After submitting the reservation / booking form online, the deposit paid is for us to use your deposit to block the room/s, you will be taken to the payment page (deposit must be paid via Credit Card / Debit Card) and the balance payment can be paid in CASH in Malaysian Ringgit, (if you are paying with this denomination US$ / Euro / SG / AUS$ / Pound, please let us know a few days before departure, so that we can work out the exchange rate for you) when we pick you up on the tour day.
Balance Payment (by Visa / Master)
If you opt to pay the balance payment for your tour
by Credit or Charge Card we charge a Non-Refundbale surcharge of 2.5% based on total tour cost of your balance payment.
You can avoid this fee by paying cash in Malaysian Ringgit. The charge on your card will read "MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd."
In the worst case scenario, after your booking and deposit is made, and there is no place/s available for your requested date/s, we will inform you of an alternative date/s and if it is not possible for you to change the date, we will refund the deposit (100%) within 30 minitues to 24 hours from the time you made your deposit.
These highlights are just a general outline only of the tour conducted as we cannot put every single detail and information on this page due to some other companies having copied and pasted our webpage into their own websites many times in the past.
History / Culture / Cuisine
North - South Highway
Cave Temple (Hindu)
Our USP (Unique Selling Point) and much, much more.....
Optional (NO additional cost for guiding, you only pay for what you eat and drink) walking food tour at night (07.30PM ~ 09.30PM) on day one by our driver guide.
Eating local cuisine / fruits and drinking local beverages is an adventure by itself & much more.....
Meals ( 2 B / 3 L / --/ ) all
meals provided by us are based on local Cuisine for Lunch
While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food cuisine available in the Malaysia. Your driver / guide will be able to suggest restaurants / stalls / street food to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding what you want to eat, where and what to eat, generally our guide will advice you time to time. This also gives you more flexibility and want to try our local cuisine (hot / spicy / sweet / sour and etc......). As a rule our driver guide will tend to mingle you with local eat together to enable feel like one of them. There's no obligation to do this though, if can it will be a great experience.
Visit Rubber and Palm oil plantations with stop and feel the palm oil / rubber (with rubber tapping by plantation owner - if available) and much more..... with explanation on these raw materials, how they are tapped and extracted and much more....., it will take you back in time. It doesn't matter if you have a negative picture about the palm oil industry, let us show you and you decide...... what is the true picture
Issues on your trip and What to Bringg
While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience for you / your family / your love one, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with our driver / guide straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.
What to Bring,Extra cash for personal expendituree. Not to forget to bring your cameraa and don't forget to bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!!
Take Note (fine printt),Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route & itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour..
What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sport shoes or Sandals, T-shirt, long or short pants, sunglasses and hat.
What's includes in this Trip
All Entrance Fees as stated for place of visits in the above itinerary (except Fort Cornwallis entrance fee)
Meals (2 Breakfast in Hotel / 3 Lunch - local cuisine)
2 Night stay at Cititel Hotel in Geroge Town - twin sharing
Option to upgrade to (this options can be found in the booking form)
@ Batu Feringghi
Lone Pine Hotel by
Eastern & Oriental
Bayview Beach Resort
@ Tanjung Bungah
Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort
Eastern & Oriental in Georgetown
What's excluded in this Trip
Any Alcoholic Beverages
Any Additional Stops / Tour/s
Entrace fee for Fort Cornwallis
Others which are not mentioned in itinerary