Time on holiday’s usually spent lying on a beach, but this tour starts with lounging of a very different sort. You’ll clap eyes on one of the world’s largest reclining Buddha statues at the Wat Chaiyamangkalaram temple, in the heart of George Town. Next, check out the patterned fabrics at the capital’s oldest batik factory. The following stop’s a little more off the beaten track, as you visit a collection of fruit and spice stalls. Your driver will then follow the picturesque country roads towards the coast, where you’ll stop for a picture at Penang Bridge – a huge crossing that connects the island to mainland Malaysia.
You’ll need to dress modestly for the religious sites, and women need to cover their shoulders. You’ll also need to take off your shoes before entering the temples, so it's best to bring some socks, as the pavements can get hot.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.