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Address: 26 Lebuh Gereja, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 4-264 2631
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) was established in 1986. PHT is a...

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

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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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Joannne Khaw: knowledge, flexibility, professional AND fun

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... read more

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paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 a dusty roadside stop in the country that they knew and was fabulous. All in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 which compounded with her accent made her English very hard to understand. We spent two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 3 persons. Our guide commenced the tour at about 6pm at our hotel where an... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 truly dedicated to the preservation of the beauty and history of Georgetown.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 terrific comprehensive tour suggesting the best places to go for all kinds of food and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Information Office and got some literature about the historic city of Georgetown which naturally included... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

Walking through the Georgetown Heritage Site, enjoying the heritage architecture and authentic street life, (including of course the famous Street Art), we noticed that the Heritage Trust has erected signs, discouraging people to smoke, aiming for a smoke free Heritage Site. I endorse this fully and hope this is an example for other beautiful heritage sites in the world. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Take a stroll alongside the Armenian Street and vicinity where you can find many wall painting, cafe and colonial building. Get a free streets map from any of the shops along the streets and you can rent a bicycle to get around too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

If you would like to explore the historical and cultural side of the Peranakan People and Georgetown, do pay a visit! It is a pleasure by just admiring its architecture.

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