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Half-Day George Town History Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet a driver at your hotel in the George Town area for 9am or 2pm departure, then travel to the first stop of the day, the Clan Jetties on George Town's waterfront. You'll see traditional stilt houses built out over the water, and learn about the living heritage of the Chew Clan.
    Visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the former house of a Chinese Captain, and see a remarkable collection of memorabilia and artifacts. Continue to Khoo Kongsi, one of the grandest temples, or clan houses, of the Khoo family, with fascinating history and rituals.
    Next, head to Pulau Tikus to visit Reclining Buddha Temple, or Wat Chaiyamangkalaram, and the Burmese Temple, or Dharmikarama Temple. You'll see the world's 3rd-longest reclining Buddha statue, then learn the differences between Chinese and Siamese dragons. There's also a grand standing Buddha here, and the "Guardian of the World"—count how many animal parts make up this guardian. 
    After 4 hours of exploring, this tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide David was awesome, very knowledgeable on local history and very pleasant and accommodating. I would highly recommend this tour is you wanted local knowledge and a nice relaxing afternoon

    Date of experience: July 2019
    3  Thank RobynCreek
    Reviewed July 6, 2019

    It was a real pleasure to take a tour with Maxwell on our last day in George Town. He is a professional tour guide (certified by the tour guide bureau), and it shows. We had some bad luck with "drivers" who pretended to be tour...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank TallyfromNYC
    Reviewed April 20, 2019

    Great guide! very informative and a very interesting tour. Great way to get half a days journey around the main spots of George Town. Very good value for money! Well worth it and a great thanks to our guide Mohammed.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank robbiecdude
    Reviewed December 5, 2018

    Cannot complain the guide knew his stuff and the group tour was pretty well balanced with only 5 people so I guess we were lucky from that point of view, any more and it would have been to much. We were also lucky the weather...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    3  Thank AndrewB8860
    Reviewed April 16, 2018

    We took the half day tour with Philip who took us around the highlights of the old town. He explained the history of the key sights in an entertaining and interesting way. He also took us to a great place for lunch. All in all...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    1  Thank crispLondon
    Md Mahbubur R, Owner at MAM Holidays Malaysia, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

    Thank you very much for visiting George Town with MAM Holidays Malaysia! We are glad to know that you've liked our Half-Day George Town History Private Tour. Looking forward to see you again soon in Malaysia!

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    August 9, 2019|
    Response from RobynCreek | Reviewed this property |
    We were half an hour away and they picked us up. It said anywhere in the Georgetown area
    bruce b
    September 19, 2018|
    Response from mamolidaysmy |
    Yes, we offer pick up and drop off at cruise ship port. No extra charge
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