Heritage Trail Georgetown - Penang

Penang Heritage Trust conducts heritage walking tours and guests are taken on a tour by qualified guides who have been trained by PHT to conduct tours in a professional manner. The history of Penang has been made fable by too many self proclaimed guides (a few in the guise of trishaw pullers!) At the end of the day, Travellers leave Penang not knowing truth from lie... Join PHT's tour for some truth in matter....

'Penang Heritage Trust is a membership based non-government organisation, open to all'

Discover - Interact - Learn

Discover the Spice Trail in Little India

Start at: Information Counter, Star Building, 15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

Meet at: 9:00 a.m.

Duration: 3 hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Cost: RM380 per head for individual booking

RM200 per head for bookings of 2 pax

RM140 per head for bookings of 3 pax

RM120 per head (group bookings from 4 to 20 pax)

Prebooking is necessary. Please book before 12pm (3 days before the walk).

Little India, a vibrant part of George Town that is not to be missed but to be experienced! This walk through Little India will bring to you the Indian cultures, traditions and a wide variety of glorious food. Learn about the beautiful silk sarees, spices, religious practices and rituals. You will also get to witness the art of eyebrow threading and henna drawing. At the sari shops a detailed explanation on different types of silks will be given. At the spice shops, the different types of spices used in Indian cooking will be shared. Finally, but not least; a meander through Market Street, Queen Street leading to the splendid Mariamman Temple.

Street of Harmony

Start at: Information Counter, Star Building, 15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

Meet at: 9:00 a.m.

Duration: 3 hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Cost: RM380 per head for individual booking

RM200 per head for bookings of 2 pax

RM140 per head for bookings of 3 pax

RM120 per head (group bookings from 4 to 20 pax)

Prebooking is necessary. Please book before 12pm (1 day before the walk)

Discover the religious harmony practiced by the multi-cultural community along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, formerly known as Pitt Street. Historically, there have always been healthy and varied interactions between the communities of different origins, cultural traditions and faiths. You’ll see 4 beautiful religious buildings along one street – St. George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and Kapitan Keling Mosque. From the proximity of these buildings, it is clear there was always a healthy respect between the multi-culture communities for their beliefs.

Armenian Street & Clan Jetties

Start at: The Sun Yat Sen Museum, 120 Armenian Street

Meet at: 9:00 a.m.

Duration: 3 hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Cost: RM380 per head for individual booking

RM200 per head for bookings of 2 pax

RM140 per head for bookings of 3 pax

RM120 per head (group bookings from 4 to 20 pax)

Prebooking is necessary. Please book before 12pm (1 day before the walk)

Along Armenian Street and Lebuh Acheh are places where local history meets international history, where intangible cultural heritage and street art add another layer to the experience of heritage. Here you will find mosque and Chinese Kongsi side by side, where the 19th century secret societies had their secret passageways and escape routes. Learn about endangered trades, Teochew opera and puppet theatre. 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, with the sight and smell of the sea.

Proceeds of the heritage guided walks go to Penang Heritage Trust, a non-profit NGO dedicated to preserving Penang’s heritage.

Contact: Penang Heritage Trust, Tel 04-2642631, Email phtwalks@gmail.com

The guides that will be taking you on this walkabout tour are all trained by Penang Heritage Trust and are volunteers for the organisation. Please make sure to give ample time for PHT to arrange the tour for you prior to turning up at their office.

Please Note:

Lunch is not included in the tour. Please wear proper walking shoes, lots of sunscreen and use an umbrella, sunglasses or hat. For ladies, please be decently attired as you might be visiting places of worship. A bottle of drinking water would be necessary. For security reasons, do not bring along important documents or valuables during the walkabout tour. Tours are normally conducted in English.