One of the most extraordinary and fun ways to explore Penang is via your own private Trishaw. The unhurried ride on what is commonly referred to as the "King of the Road" is an experience that should not be missed. From this unique perspective, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the colorful sights and sounds that abound in the streets of Penang's Chinatown and Little India.
Your first stop is the majestic Khoo Kongsi, considered to be the most beautiful Chinese Clan House to be built outside of China and known worldwide for its extensive lineage. The exquisite complex with its intricate wood and granite carvings and ornate architecture, is a must-see for visitors to the area. Leaving this site, you'll travel on to yet another of Georgetown's jewels, the Baba Nyonya Museum. Also known as the Chung Keng Kooi Mansion, the museum's impressive collection of artifacts is housed in what was once the private mansion of Cina Chung Keng Kwee, a Chinese captain who was the head of the Hai San secret society. Within the now restored home's interior, you'll find a wonderful display of antique furniture, porcelain and woodwork. Following your visit to the museum, you'll travel to a local hotel where you will be treated to a refreshment break of coffee, tea, pastries and traditional local snacks.
Your journey back to the port is dotted with many historic colonial buildings that allow you to get a glimpse of what life was like in the days when Malaysia was ruled by the British. As you return to the pier, you'll no doubt take away unforgettable memories of an experience that has provided a true insight into the charming and distinctive character of Georgetown.
Please note: The Trishaws cannot accommodate wheelchairs and therefore this tour is not available to wheelchair guests. There are approximately 50 steps to negotiate and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, hats and comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of sights visited may vary to avoid overcrowding.