Located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang is a popular tourist destination by the Strait of Malacca. In the capital George Town, there are lots to see, and even more to explore around Penang Island. Don’t know where to start? KKday is a one-stop travel e-commerce platform in Asia that connects you to unique spots around the region while you’re travelling. Experience the life as a local in comfort! Read on to find out more about our Penang Private Charter 1-day Trip with customized tour and driver.
– Gail & Jem
G & J: It’s basically an alley of murals that you can take creative photos in, and buy touristy “I Love Penang shirts”.
G & J: The queue for the train takes about 20 minutes, and if you’re going up, we recommend taking the last carriage so that when the train pulls out of the station, you can get the best view when going uphill. It feels like you’re in a rocket shooting up to space! Penang Hill is pretty steep.
G & J: Of course, when going back down, take the first carriage – it’s akin to sitting at the front of the roller coaster when going downhill.
G & J: What you can expect at the top of the hill (which we enjoyed the most throughout the entire day): A buggy ride with a personal driver! We got lucky; instead of a Malaysian, we had a Bangladeshi driver who came to Penang to work, and he appreciated and enjoyed his work a lot. Not only did he drive us through the scenic views of Penang Hill with detailed explanations, he was also enthusiastic about his job and constantly offered to help us take photos. Look out/request for him if you’re going on the ride! A little service from our dear driver went a long way indeed.
The ride costed us 30 ringgit.
Oldest Letter Box in Penang (with the initials of Queen Victoria) Botanic Gardens
Along the coastal areaFort Cornwallis
G & J: We did not enter this place – instead we just took photos outside. This was because our driver mentioned that there wasn’t much to see inside, only a cannon that can overlook the Penang seas. And you have to pay an entrance fee to go in, so we figured that it wasn’t worth our money. The walls outside are nice photo spots though!
Overall, we enjoyed the day of touring, but do note that you have to pre-select the places you wish to visit and tell the driver when he picks you up on the day itself, as our driver wasn’t briefed on where he should bring us, and we were also dropped off at the places that we chose without knowing how we should walk or explore. The driver was very nice and made recommendations to help us out though, but if you’re a first-time tourist to Penang, it’s best if you can plan out the places you wish to go for the day.
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