Veteran rattan weaver Sim Buck Teik is a 'Living Heritage Treasure of Penang'. He is a second generation rattan weaver who inherited his skills from his father in their home district of Teochew, China before the family moved to Malaya.
Address: 393 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Explore Penang island, the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include a cottage industry - to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits like durian and try rubber tapping. Visit a typical Malay Village and feel the air of tranquility, and the legendary Snake Temple, where Pit Vipers adorn the altars. Back in town, check out the duty-free OE Factory Outlet, plus an option to be dropped-off at Straits Quay shop and dine centre.
Duration of tour: 3.5 hours
The Runnymede at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, formerly Northam Road, is the name for a group of buildings located by the sea front in George Town, Penang. Also known now as Wisma Persekutuan, Runnymede is famous because Sir Stamford Raffles, who later founded Singapore, used to reside there when he was living in Penang.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.