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Penang Heritage Trust

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26 Lebuh Gereja, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Fantastic heritage walks

These guys are an NGO devoted to the preservation of Penang’s heritage. We used them to do 2 x 3... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
GudGollyMsMolly
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Sydney, Australia
Very informative tour with superb tour guide

We had David Low as our guide who proved to be a superb tour guide - erudite, eloquent and very... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
hkgmatt
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Hong Kong
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Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) was established in 1986. PHT is a membership-based non-government organization, open to all. It is wholly dependent on membership subscriptions, donations and grants to continue its work in promoting the conservation of Penang's heritage and working to save the island's many historical buildings. PHT Heritage Walks 2015 Regular Heritage Walks - Duration 3 Hours Day Heritage Walks are 3 hours, starting at 9.30am and ending at 12.30pm. Night Heritage Walks are 2 hours, starting at 7.30pm and ending at 9.30pm. Language: English (Chinese and Malay upon request) RM160 per person per walk, minimum 2 people. RM130 per person per walk, 3 people and above. Any entrance fees are additional. Sharing basis (guests may be paired up with others). Choice of 4 Heritage Walks as follows:- 1)Armenian Street and Clan Jetties (available day & night) Along Armenian and Acheen Street are places where local and global history meet, and where intangible cultural heritage and modern street art add another layer to the experience of heritage. Here you will find a mosque and Chinese clan house side by side. Spot the contemporary street murals which now attract young people to the George Town World Heritage Site. Coming out from the narrow city streets you will suddenly find yourself walking on wooden plank jetties, enjoying the sight and smell of the sea. Meeting Point: Penang Heritage Trust Office (26, Church Street, 10200 George Town, Penang) / Star Pitt Building ( The Star Pitt Street, 15 Lebuh Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang) 2) Street of Harmony (available day only) Discover the religious harmony practiced by the multi-cultural community along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, formerly known as Pitt Street. Historically, there has always been a healthy and varied interaction between these communities of different origins, cultural traditions and faiths. There are four major religious buildings along this street: St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. From the proximity of these buildings, it is clear that George Town’s varied communities have always shared a healthy respect for different beliefs. Meeting point: Penang Heritage Trust Office (26, Church Street, 10200 George Town, Penang) / Star Pitt Building ( The Star Pitt Street, 15 Lebuh Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang) 3) Little India (available day & night) Little India is a vibrant part of George Town that is not to be missed. The sights, sounds and smells of the area evoke a true sense of being in Asia. The streets of Little India are lined with stores selling goods popular with the local Indian community. Learn about the various uses of spices and how to use them in cooking. Walk past sarees, accessories, joss sticks and a wide variety of glorious food. Meander through Lebuh Pasar and Lebuh Queen, leading to the splendid Sri Mariamman Temple. Meeting Point: Penang Heritage Trust Office (26, Church Street, 10200 George Town, Penang) / Star Pitt Building ( The Star Pitt Street, 15 Lebuh Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang) 4) Colonial District(available day & night) Established by Captain Francis Light in 1786, George Town presents a range of historic British colonial architecture. Fort Cornwallis marks the earliest East India Company site. Public buildings and monuments mark the civic quarter, whereas banks and trading companies line the commercial streets, leading to law courts, missionary schools and the Christian cemetery. Meeting point: Penang Heritage Trust Office (26, Church Street, 10200 George Town, Penang) / Star Pitt Building ( The Star Pitt Street, 15 Lebuh Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang) PHT Educational Heritage Walks School Groups: Local Primary & Secondary RM25 per student, minimum 20 students, 3 hours walk. All entrance tickets are additional. International School/ University RM35 per student, minimum 15 students, 3 hours walk. All entrance tickets are additional. PHT Premium Heritage Walks (3 hours) RM200 per person, minimum 2 people. RM180 per person, 3 people and above. PHT Heritage Walks with foreign language guides or PHT Heritage Walks with Cultural Heritage Specialist Guides Any entrance fees are additional. Non-sharing basis. Complimentary meet-and-greet service available for local hotels. Customised Heritage Walks can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. We provide you with a Cultural Heritage Specialist Guide who has extensive training, knowledge and experience in fields such as history, architecture, traditional trades, food, festivals, feng shui, street art, urban planning and heritage management. Foreign-language guides can also be made available for walks in languages other than English and Chinese. Examples of Customised Heritage Walks Intangible Cultural Heritage Trail Penang Botanic Gardens Trail Siamese Heritage Trail German Heritage Trail World War II Trail Historical Cemetery Trail (Old Protestant Cemetery, Jewish Cemetery etc) Please give us 3 days notice if you would like to book the heritage walks with us. Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email within working days.
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

These guys are an NGO devoted to the preservation of Penang’s heritage. We used them to do 2 x 3 hour walking tours around the Georgetown UNESCO heritage area & it was sooooo worth it. We booked & paid online from Australia & Sariel in...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had David Low as our guide who proved to be a superb tour guide - erudite, eloquent and very witty, he led us through some of the cultural highlights of George Town, giving us not just history but lots of cultural background. It was...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It is wonderful to walk around the jetty and Armenian St. You will be able to see how the historical aspect of Penang with the people living by the jetty. At Armenian Street many of the old buildings have been upgraded but the old architecture...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We took 2 tours with Joanne one intra-muros Georgetown Penang and one in the countryside. Both were splendid and we were lucky enough to have her guide us to one food court for lunch in the city( where we would never have gone) and to...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Booked the Armenian street and clan jetties tour with two friends. We each paid 130 Rm (390 total, equivalent to around $88 USD). Our guide walked painfully slow, almost as if she was just trying to drag out the tour. She was very soft spoken...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic tour! Great way to learn the history and culture of Georgetown. Highly recommended. Guide very knowledgeable and great sense of humour.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We dropped by the Penang Heritage Trust to search for heritage site tours and to get some souvenir items as well. We selected from the menu the street art coupled with the tour of the clan jetties and Little India for a reasonable fee for...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! I highly recommend taking a PHT tour early in your visit. We did both the British and Religious Sites tours, and they were well worth the time and money. Our guides were knowledgable, friendly, responsive to our questions and interests, and...More

1  Thank Molly C
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We arranged a 3hour walking through the trust website. The tour was Armenian Street and the clan jetties. Our wonderful guide is a well known member of the community with enormous knowledge of history, heritage , community of the Georgetown area. She gave us a...More

1  Thank anncar0
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Penang was a port of call on our cruise on the West Coast of Malaysia and Myanmar and we wanted to visit this World Heritage site without spending too much money while keeping some flexibility with our schedule . We first stop at the Tourist...More

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