Penang Then and Now

A tailor-made excursion to discover Penang through the “back door”. A tour that grants you an experience that is truly Malaysian! The highlights include a walk through one of our oldest wet markets in Georgetown. You will be fascinated by the hive of activities, all the produce, food, spices and vegetables on sale in this morning market. Hear the shouts of the locals as they drive a hard bargain. This is how marketing is done for as long as one can remember and this is still a reality today. Next, enjoy an unhurried ride on a trishaw which is a three-wheeled pedicab. The trishaw man who speaks a smattering of English, pedals you through the oldest parts of Georgetown where spices, textiles, handicrafts and jeweleries are the main trade. Next, we take you to a flea market also known as “Thieves Market”. Wander about the 100 odd stalls with an immense variety of goods ranging from household items, clothes, antiques to the latest electronic gadgets. The incredible prices add to the fun...you may end up with an antique for as low as RM10! Highlights: * Wet Market and “Thieves Market”. * Trishaw ride - A 3-wheeled pedicap that used to be a popular mode of transportation for the locals. Note: SIC & PVT tour rates INCLUDE trishaw ride. All SIC and PRIVATE tours exclude drinks during meals, unless specifically indicated

Address or meeting point

Respective hotels

Hours & minutes

3 hours and a half.

kilometers

70 km

Start or opening time

9 am.

End or closing time

12:30 am.

Participants

Minimum number 2

Position

Is there any parking? Is it on the street, private or public? Yes, public parking area

How do you get there by car? Car, van or coach

Is it possible to get there by public transport? No

List each mean of public transportion and the stop's name NA

Distance from the venue to the stop This is a tour with multiple stops. Not a point to point transfer

Guides & companions

Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Driver and guide

Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English

Are audio guides or brochures available? if so, in which languages? Optional tour brochures in English

Which is the guide/guest ratio? From 2 : 1 to 40 : 1

Are they trained in CPR/First Aid? Some of them

Do you provide additional companions or personnel? No

Shopping information

Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes. Approximately 30 minutes

Are any commercial stops made during the tour? Yes

List the shopping venues included Wet and Flea Markets

Content & Specialized items

List the specific clothing required Light casual clothes

Meals

Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? No.

Drinks

Are drinks included? No

Is there any place to get a drink? No

What type of alcoholic beverages are available and at what price? NA

If an open bar is available, what type of drinks are served? NA

Restroom Information

List all venues where restrooms are available NA

Which of them are accessible by wheelchair? None

Is there a charge to use any of them? No

Are there any restroom-only stops during the tour? Only stop during the tour

Physical condition

What is the fitness level required? This tour involves moderate walking

Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) Yes

Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Only on private car basis

What type of paving does it have? (flat, uneven...) Guest will experience uneven paved surfaces with slopes

How much walking is required? (km, meters) Approximately 200 meters

Advisories

Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? All entrance fees included for tour participants only

Are there any additional costs? List them No

List the venues were credti/debit cards are NOT accepted NA

Which currencies are accepted? USD & MYR

Is a waiver required for participation? No.

Transportation

Pick-up point Hotels where the guests are staying

Pick-up time 9 am.

Route's length (hours & minutes) 3 hours 30 minutes

Return time (leaving the venue) This is a tour with multiple stops. Not a point to point transfer

Return time to the initial pick-up point 12:30 am

Vehicle

Is there storage for a folding wheelchair? Yes

Vehicle's age Approximately 1 - 7 hours

Type of vehicle used Mini van or car

Does the vehilce have A/C? Yes

Can the vehicle be contacted (by mobile or radio)? Yes - driver's mobile phone

Is spare transportation available in case of a breakdown? Yes

Is there a shaded area? Yes

What is the seating capacity of each vehicle? 8 or 10 seater mini van / 4 seater car

Are restrooms facilites available? No

Is the restroom handicap adapted? No

How many seats are used? 8 or 10 seater mini van / 4 seater car

Is there a shuttle service involved? If so, explain the operation No

Itinerary

Venues to be visited Wet Market, Trishaw Ride in Little India & Flea Market

How much time is, aproximately, spent at this venue? Approximately 30 - 45 minutes

Product price detail

Private

For cancellation up to 3 days, a full refund will be given. For cancellation up to 1 days, 50% refund will be given.
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