*Limited to 40 pax per day
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Note : Please wear comfortable walking shoes / sandals, cap / hat and light cotton polo t-shirts.
Date : 07 & 08 November 2017
Description of The Walk
0930hrs : Start At Tourism Information Centre Whiteaways
Established by Captain Francis Light in 1786, George Town presents a range of historic British colonial architecture. Public buildings and monuments mark the civic quarter, banks and trading companies line the commercial streets, leading to law courts and missionary schools.
From here, continue on to Street of Harmony and discover the religious harmony practiced by the multi-cultural community along Jalan Masjid Capitan Keling. There are four major religious buildings along this street: St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque. From the proximity of these buildings, it is clear that George Town’s varied communities have always shared a healthy respect for different beliefs.
Walk through Little India which is a vibrant part of Penang – the sights, sounds and smells of George Town. The streets of Little India are lined with stores selling goods popular with the local Indian community. Learn about the various uses of spices and how to use them in cooking. Walk past sarees, accessories, joss sticks and a wide variety of glorious food.
Continuing on this walk towards Armenian and Acheen Street. These are places where local and global history meet, and where intangible cultural heritage and modern street art add another layer to the experience of heritage. Here you will find a mosque and Chinese clan house side by side. 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, a unique settlement of rustic wooden family homes.
On the way back, stop by at the oldest biscuit shop in Penang, Ghee Hiang. They have been making traditional biscuits for the past 150 years using recipes that originated in Fujian Province, China.