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Arrival in Penang

Day 1

Arrival in Penang

For two nights, you’ll stay in the centre of Georgetown, Penang’s most atmospheric and happening area and a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, the streets are lined with pastel-painted Chinese shopfronts, fragrant street food stalls and swinging paper lanterns. It’s nothing short of foodie paradise, near to several outdoor foodcourts, lively hawker centres and traditional Nyonya restaurants.

People riding bikes with high vis and helmets in penang

Days 2-3

Guided Bike Ride & Departure

There’s no better way to get to know Penang’s heritage and food scene than to hop on a bike and explore with a local guide. You’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred to the starting point where you’ll be given your bike, helmet and safety jacket. From here you will cycle with your guide in a small group around the city, discovering hidden temples and learning about the history of this area.

Travellers eating breakfast in Penang

For breakfast you will stop to try a variety of different Indian breads alongside a local ‘teh tarik’, and lunch will include a selection of local dishes to share from a hawker centre including local favourites such as Assam Laksa and Char Keow Teow. At the end of this half-day tour you will be transferred back to your hotel and the rest of the day is free.

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Cooking Class in Penang

If you’re interested in Malaysian cuisine, this is the perfect place to learn more about it! Penang is renowned for its cuisine and multicultural dishes and on this trip you’ll make some of these delicious dishes for yourself. In the morning there’s a guided tour of the spice terraces and you’ll learn about the spices used in local cuisine. Then, under the guidance of experienced and professional chefs you’ll learn to cook local favourites such as Nasi Lemak, Assam Laksa and Chicken Tandoori.

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£88 - per person

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“Malaysia is packed with variety; from its cosmopolitan cities to its wild jungles. Here, I’ve snorkelled in beautiful waters and eaten my weight in creamy laksa noodles! My customers also love the ease of travelling around, hassle-free. ”

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