MM Adventure Travel
MM Adventure Travel and Discovery Sdn. Bhd.

Co. Reg: 1043373-A   (KPK/LN 7604 (MA4622)

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Eco-Tourism Co.
Since 1996

Stopover Tour in Malaysia | Penang Islands Stopover Tour

Quality, Uniqueness, Local Culture and a Personalized touch with a USP Imagine when beauty and adventure join hospitality and professionalism in one single experience…..” let us make your layover (stopover) tour a memorable one with the best out of Us.....

Penang Bridge
1st Penang Bridge
Blue Mansion in Penang
Blue Mansion
Fort Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis
Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple

Penang Islands Cruise Ship Layover

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.

One of the very first Englishmen to reach Penang was the merchant-navigator Sir James Lancaster who in 1588 served under Sir Francis Drake as commander of the Edward Bonadventure against the nemesis of the Spanish Armada. On 10 April 1591, commanding the same ship, he set sail from Plymouth for the East Indies, reaching Penang in June 1592, remaining on the island until September of the same year and pillaging every vessel he encountered. He returned to England in May 1594.

Originally part of the Malay sultanate of Kedah, Penang was ceded to the British East India Company in 1786 by the Sultan of Kedah, in exchange for military protection from Siamese and Burmese armies who were threatening Kedah. On 11 August 1786, Captain Francis Light, known as the founder of Penang, hoisted the Union Jack thereby taking formal possession of Penang and renamed it Prince of Wales Island (name used until after 1867) in honour of the heir to the British throne. Penang was the first British possession in the Malay States and Southeast Asia.

The location of the island at the opening of the Straits of Malacca attracted the British East India Company to use the island as a natural harbour and anchorage for their trading ships, and as a naval base to counter growing French ambitions in the region. The settlement on the north-eastern tip of the island was named George Town after King George III of the United Kingdom.

Itinerary and Tour Highlights for Penang Islands Layover Tour

Tour Code: 12002

Meet and greet by MMAdventure driver guide at designated time to be pick up at the cruise terminal, the sightseeing start with 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.

Layover / Stopover Penang Islands tour includes

  1. MPV / Mini Van with Good English speaking driver guide
  2. All return land transfers from Cruise Terminal (Penang Port)
  3. Entrance fee to Fort Cornwallis / Penang Hill
  4. All bottle plain drinking water (in vehicle)
  5. Our USP (Unique Selling Point)

Tour excludes:

  • Personal Expenditure

  • Alcohol Drinks (any kinds) or any drinks except bottled plain water

  • Any Meals (if you are interested, we can arrange for local cuisine for your lunch)

  • Others which are not mentioned in itinerary.

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What to Bring and Do:
Bring along extra cash for other purchases during the tour and don't forget to a bring sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude!

What to Wear
Wear comfortable, Sports shoes, T-shirt, long pants, sunglasses and hat.

Take Note (fine print)
Due to the nature of the tour, the weather, road conditions, 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.

Basic Terms, no refund will be entertained in case of "UN-USED" Service.

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