This entire tour revolves around Penang of years gone by, from religious relics to frozen-in-time neighbourhoods. At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion you’ll see hundreds of historic artefacts, which have been laid out to look like this grand building’s still lived in. The next stop – the Khoo Kongsi clan temple – exhibits a different sort of luxury. It’s set in the heart of George Town, bringing sculptured columns and ornate gold artwork to the street scene. The last stop is Chew Jetty, here you can stroll around a living heritage community. Walk over the narrow wooden platforms to appreciate the humble beginnings of the Chinese immigrants.
You will need to take your shoes off when heading upstairs at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, there are a few flights of stairs to negotiate on this tour. The Chew Jetty was built by hand and is therefore uneven under foot.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.