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Penang Heritage Trail

 

Penang Trishaw Experience

Tour Code : PEN/PHT (Ex-Penang Hotel)
Departure : Daily 09:00am OR 14:00pm
(Duration : 4 hours)

 

(09:00am OR 14:00pm) - Pick up at hotel lobby and depart for Penang Heritage Tour. Tour feature Fort Conrnwallis, Weld Quay, Khoo Ancestral Clan House, Street Of Harmony, Peranakan Mansion and E & O Hotel.

 

Fort Cornwallis - Fort Cornwallis is situated at the spot where Captain Francis Light was supposed to have landed in 1786. Originally a wooden structure, the fort was rebuilt between 1808 and 1810 with convict labour. It was named after Charles Marquis Cornwallis, a distinguished Governor General of India, and designed to protect the harbour from possible French attacks. Today, local beliefs have it that childless women can become fertile by placing flowers in the barrel of the cannon and offering special prayers.

 

Khoo Ancestral Clan House (Khoo Kongsi) - Probably Penang’s most picturesque building, the Khoo Kongsi is made up of two buildings on opposite sides to each other. One building serves as the ancestral temple while the other is used for staging plays and operas. The Khoo Kongsi is meant only for members of the Leong San Tong (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan, whose forefathers came from Sin Kang village in Hokkien province, China. Construction of the Khoo Kongsi started in 1894 and took eight years to complete. Its original design was very elaborate meant to capture the splendour of the Chinese imperial palace. Its seven-tiered pavilion, dragon pillars and hand-painted walls engraved with the Khoo emblem was thought to have even outshone the imperial palace itself. On the first night of its completion, the Khoo Kongsi caught fire and many said it was because the gods were unhappy with the scale of its grandeur. It was then rebuilt on a smaller scale but it still retains the distinctive architecture of the master craftsmen from China.

 

Pinang Peranakan Mansion - The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today. At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th century by one of local history’s famous personalities, the ‘Hai Kee Chan’ or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Though not a Baba himself, his Chinese courtyard house was much like a typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks. Having survived the many decades of neglect and decay, the mansion has now been restored to its former glory of a stately home.

 

E&O Hotel - In its early days as an outpost of the East India Company, Penang drew travellers of every shade and description - merchants, missionaries, mercenaries, sailors and adventurers.

 

 

Tour Code : PEN/PTE (Ex-Penang Hotel)
Departure : Daily 09:00am OR 14:00pm (Duration : 4 hours)

 

(09:00am OR 14:00pm) - Pick up at hotel lobby and depart for Penang Trishaw Experience. Trishaw ride to Fort Conrnwallis, Weld Quay, Khoo Ancestral Clan House, Street Of Harmony.

 

Fort Cornwallis - Fort Cornwallis is situated at the spot where Captain Francis Light was supposed to have landed in 1786. Originally a wooden structure, the fort was rebuilt between 1808 and 1810 with convict labour. It was named after Charles Marquis Cornwallis, a distinguished Governor General of India, and designed to protect the harbour from possible French attacks. Today, local beliefs have it that childless women can become fertile by placing flowers in the barrel of the cannon and offering special prayers.

 

Khoo Ancestral Clan House (Khoo Kongsi) - Probably Penang’s most picturesque building, the Khoo Kongsi is made up of two buildings on opposite sides to each other. One building serves as the ancestral temple while the other is used for staging plays and operas. The Khoo Kongsi is meant only for members of the Leong San Tong (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan, whose forefathers came from Sin Kang village in Hokkien province, China. Construction of the Khoo Kongsi started in 1894 and took eight years to complete. Its original design was very elaborate meant to capture the splendour of the Chinese imperial palace. Its seven-tiered pavilion, dragon pillars and hand-painted walls engraved with the Khoo emblem was thought to have even outshone the imperial palace itself. On the first night of its completion, the Khoo Kongsi caught fire and many said it was because the gods were unhappy with the scale of its grandeur. It was then rebuilt on a smaller scale but it still retains the distinctive architecture of the master craftsmen from China.

 

RATE PER PERSON (RM)
Adult RM    98.00
Child 04-11 years old RM    55.00

Inclusive :
* Transportation
* Driver cum guide

Note :
* Minimum 2 persons.
* Valid till 31 Dec 2014
* Excluded entrance fees

 

 
RATE PER PERSON (RM)
Adult On Request
Child 04-11 years old On Request

Inclusive :
* Trishaw
* Driver cum guide

Note :
* Valid till 31 Dec 2014
* Minimum 2 persons.
* Excluded entrance fees

 

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