Much excitement has been generated since George Town was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 7 July, 2008. However the inscription of George Town covers not one building, but a collection of historic buildings spread across the core zone of the World Heritage Site.
On this personal walking tour, you are provided a glimpse into the over 200-year history of the British settlement of George Town, the first British trading port in the Far East, the prototype for later ports such as Singapore and Hong Kong. On this tour, you visit all the important sites in George Town representing a cross section of the historic sites of the various ethnic groups making the city their home.
This walking tour starts at the Queen Victoria Clock Tower
at Fort Cornwallis
and makes a circuit route to return to the same spot. Places visited includes Chew Jetty
, Khoo Kongsi
(fee), Acheen Street Mosque
, Sun Yat Sen Museum
, Kapitan Keling Mosque
, Teochew Ancestral Temple
, Mahamariamman Temple
, Kuan Yin Teng
, St George's Church
, Logan Memorial
, Municipal Fountain
, Town Hall
, City Hall
and the Esplanade
Duration: 3 hours
Rate: RM300 for groups of one to six persons, and thereafter RM50 per person up to maximum 15 persons.
Fee-charging sites on this itinerary: Khoo Kongsi. Participant pay at subsidised rate of RM8 per person during booking. Actual entrance fee is RM10.
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