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Half-Day George Town History Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet a driver at your hotel in the George Town area for 9am or 2pm departure, then travel to the first stop of the day, the Clan Jetties on George Town's waterfront. You'll see traditional stilt houses built out over the water, and learn about the living heritage of the Chew Clan.

    Visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the former house of a Chinese Captain, and see a remarkable collection of memorabilia and artifacts. Continue to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temples, or clan houses, of the Khoo family, with fascinating history and rituals.

    Next, head to Pulau Tikus to visit Reclining Buddha Temple, or Wat Chaiyamangkalaram, and the Burmese Temple, or Dharmikarama Temple. You'll see the world's 3rd-longest reclining Buddha statue, then learn the differences between Chinese and Siamese dragons. There's also a grand standing Buddha here, and the "Guardian of the World"—count how many animal parts make up this guardian. 

    After 4 hours of exploring, this tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in George Town area only
    Return Details
    Your hotel in George Town area only
    • Round trip transportation by private minivan
    • Experienced English speaking guide
    • All taxes and service charges
    • Pickup and drop-off within George town hotel/ Cruise ship port.
    • Food and drinks
    • Any Other things not mentioned
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Great discount price is available for children (1-12 years)
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We enjoyed our tour of George Town, including visits to Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Reclining Buddha Temple and Clan Jetties. Our guide picked us up from Holiday Inn Penang and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Note however that the tour also included unexpected
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    We had a fantastic half day private tour of George Town. Our guide was on time and he was an excellent guide and very friendly. I would recommend this half day tour it was excellent.
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    We had a very enjoyable morning tour with Lam, who was our guide for the tour. He was very knowladgable, spoke very good English and was very good company for the morning. He took us to some really interesting places which we would probably have struggled to do on our own.
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    I would high recommend this tour! The guide Muhammed Firdauz was very kind, professional and very good knowledge of the Penang history.
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    Our guide David was awesome, very knowledgeable on local history and very pleasant and accommodating. I would highly recommend this tour is you wanted local knowledge and a nice relaxing afternoon
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    About the operator
    By: MAM Holidays Malaysia
    Excellent Full-Day Private Tour in Kuala Lumpur
    We had a one day private tour with a guide and driver in Kuala Lumpur. I booked it through MAM Holidays.
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    San Diego, California
    Not the best tour
    Not what we expected. The drive was picturesque but the botanical garden was just a short hike in some woods with
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    Private Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour (MAM-T13232071) Wed 15.Jan 2020 @ 09:00
    We had a very pleasant tour, visiting a good many places of interest. The tour guide was friendly, informative and
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    Marcia K
    New Milton, United Kingdom
    Skybridge and Cable Car in Langkawi
    The experience was amazing. The cable car ride on its own is breathtaking with the awesome views as the cable car
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    Full day Penang island tour
    Muhommed was a very knowledgable tour guide and knew where to park to avoid too much queuing or walking. Just one
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    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Poor,expensive and it not a tour it’s a taxi driver taking you around!
    I booked this on the understanding it was a tour which usually means that you have a tour guide that at least can
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    Alex H
    Tiong Bahru, Singapore
    Nice tour of George Town (and shops)
    We enjoyed our tour of George Town, including visits to Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Reclining Buddha
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    Horrible Service
    I understand that the service for the customer's experience depends on boatman, but you must avoid this trip if
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    Leo D
    Great tour
    This was a fantastic tour. Yen our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and eager to answer all of our
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    Nazeema K
    If you don't get the VIP tickets, the lines are very long. You get a panoramic view of Langkawi from the sky
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