Indulge your taste buds and eat like a local on this shore excursion to Penang street food tour. Stop at four or five food carts with your guide and sample some of the tasty treats Malaysians love, taste brown-sugar biscuits, spiced pork rolls or fresh guava, and gain insight into the herbs and spices used while learning of the diverse Chinese and Indian influences Malaysian street food embraces.
Once disembark from Swettenhem Pier, proceed onward to Batu Feringghi Beach and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean. Our first stop will be at Tropical Fruit Farm in Teluk Bahang. Join a guided tour in this 10-hectare hillside farm which cultivates over 250 types of tropical and subtropical fruit trees and learn about a wide variety of local and regional tropical fruits. At the end of visiting, fruit platter refreshment will be served.
Onward to Batik Factory to see the intricate techniques of producing this exquisite Malaysian textile using wax and dye. Next to Tropical Spice Garden, explore the lush, landscaped award-winning gardens set out over 8 acres of secondary jungle. Get closer with over 500 species of tropical flora and fauna, some of them we bet that you’ve never seen before!
On arrival in Georgetown, the guide heads you to Chowrasta Market for shopping some local product as souvenir to take back to the hometown. Located nearby, take the chance to try many local street and hawkers food famous in Penang (on own cost). From fried kuey teow and oyster to delicious curry mee, Laksa (in fish sour and spicy fish soup) – and don’t forget the creamy and sweet dessert Chendol, shaved ice in mixed coconut milk and brown sugar too.
Note: Food tasting is NOT included and on own cost.
We continue to the final stop at Khoo Kong Si, one of most magnificent clan houses in Georgetown. The building has intricate carvings and woodwork which bring the mark of a Chinese master craftsmen. Your Penang Tour from cruise port ends with return transport to port for next Asia Shore Excursions.