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Penang’s UNESCO-listed George Town is alive with food: Chinese, Malay, “Nyonya” (mixed), and more. But unless you’re an expert it can be hard to tell the great stalls from the so-so, or even decide what to eat. On this heritage and food trail, taste various local specialties from three different purveyors—and learn about George Town’s rich heritage as you do.
- Discover George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this food tour
- Visit multiple outlets and sample local specialties
- Learn about the history and heritage of George Town as you snack and sip
- Small group ensures personalized service from your local guide
What to Expect
Greet your guide in central George Town and start discovering the history of this UNESCO-listed city. See places of worship for the different communities who flocked here, including St. George’s Church and the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Temple. View Chinese clan houses and learn about the “nyonya” culture, a fusion of Malay and Chinese ways of life Along the way, visit multiple food outlets and sample local specialties. Ask your guide whatever questions take your fancy and eat till you are full. Top off your tour with a cocktail in one of George Town’s finest bars.
St. George's Anglican Church, Penang, Malaysia, 1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Returns to original departure point
- Food tasting
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Tips to enjoy Simply Enak's food tour:
- BE HUNGRY, BE OPEN
- Make sure you come hungry when you join the food experience and be open to foods introduced by the guide
- WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
- The food experience tours are normally walking trails. It's advises that guests wear comfortable shoes during the food experience
- BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE
- Water helps during the tour especially during hot weather. Its very easy to get thirsty in Malaysia.
- UMBRELLA AND RAINCOAT
- Malaysia's weather can be unpredictable. Please bring your own umbrella or raincoat if its raining or going to rain.
- AVOID WEARING WHITE
- There's nothing worse than spilling food on a white t-shirt. If you don't mind the stain, you can always wear white.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I have recently travelled on this tour, which was part food tour and part history tour. Our tour started late as we had two travellers who were not provided clear details on the meeting time and meeting point. Once started we headed to the first stop which was vegetarian indian,…
Date of experience: February 2020
6 Helpful votes
Booked 4 hour food tour for two $218 AUD. Rang operator day before and on day to confirm booking and no answer. At 16:30 Ron turned up at an old church to our relief. Walked to a vegetarian Indian restaurant and shared some bread with 3 dips and shared a different bread with…
Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Mark is an excellent host providing us with a fun and informative tour around Georgetown visiting lots of interesting places and sampling various foods along the way. The food was plentiful and tasty and Mark took time to explain what we were eating. We certainly appreciated…
Ron was a wonderful host and filled the evening with wonderful stories and a history of Georgetown, but we weren’t informed that on Monday night many places are closed and food choices were limited. We started with southern Indian food which was delicious. The second choice…
Date of experience: February 2020
We did this tour on our 2nd day so unfortunately we had seen a lot of what Mark was going to show us already. However, as it was just 2 of us booked on, he adapted it to show us a temple we hadn't seen and gave a detailed account of the varied practices going on. Food wise, we…
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