09:00am OR 14:00pm) - Pick up at hotel lobby and
depart for Penang Round Island Tour. Tour feature
Butterfly Farm, Traditional Chinese and Malay
Fishing Villages, Snake Temple, Fruit Stalls, Penang
Bridge (view), Tropical Spice Garden and Pewter
Butterfly Farm - Located at Teluk Bahang, 20km from
George Town, the Butterfly Farm covers an area of
0.8 hectare. Visitors can marvel at the hundreds of
species of butterflies and local insects in their
Snake Temple - The Snake Temple was built in 1850 in
memory of the Buddhist priest, Choo Sor Kong, who is
said to have healing powers. Legend, however, has it
that the place used to be the home of a religious
man who gave shelter to poisonous snakes when they
sought refuge there. After his death, the snakes
remained and it became a place of worship. Also
known as Temple of Azure Cloud, the serpents?shrine
is an extraordinary one: poisonous pit vipers busk
on altars, incense burners, candlesticks, vases and
tables, underfoot and overhead.
Tropical Spice Garden - provides an enchanting
escape for tired souls' it is a garden of discovery
for those who miss out on simple pleasures like
walking barefoot on dewy grass or stopping to smell
the flowers. If you are in need of stress therapy to
invigorate your body and mind, this microcosm of
diverse ecosystems is the perfect respite !
Penang Bridge (for view only) - Since its opening,
the Penang Bridge has become an iconic part of
George Town. Like the Brooklyn Bridge or the Golden
Gate Bridge, Penang Bridge has contributed
significantly to the rapid development of Penang
both as a tourist as well as an industrial centre.
Every year the Penang Bridge Run takes place on the
Penang Bridge itself and along the scenic coastal
highway of George Town. This is the only time of the
year when the bridge is closed for several hours in
the wee hours of the morning. The biggest run in the
country incorporates a marathon, a half-marathon and
a quarter-marathon. The Run caters both to serious
runners and amateurs.
Pewter Factory - Use of pewter was common from the
Middle Ages up until the 18th and 19th centuries.
This metal, which is made from tin mixed with copper
or lead, is soft enough to be carved with hand
tools, or patterned with punches or presses.
Malaysia is at the forefront of the pewter
production industry. Contemporary items and
decorative items like candle holders, plates,
trophies, mugs, corporate gifts and children's toys
are very popular among local and foreign customers.