Explore Penang island, the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include a cottage industry - to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits like durian and try rubber tapping. Visit a typical Malay Village and feel the air of tranquility, and the legendary Snake Temple, where Pit Vipers adorn the altars. Back in town, check out the duty-free OE Factory Outlet, plus an option to be dropped-off at Straits Quay shop and dine centre.
Duration of tour: 3.5 hours
At the end of the town's Main Road is the controlling landmark in Balik Pulau. In the 18th Century, the roundabout marked the location of the town's public pump and served as a water trough for elephants and horses.
Address: Jalan Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Runnymede at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, formerly Northam Road, is the name for a group of buildings located by the sea front in George Town, Penang. Also known now as Wisma Persekutuan, Runnymede is famous because Sir Stamford Raffles, who later founded Singapore, used to reside there when he was living in Penang.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA