Explore Malaysia’s second largest city, Georgetown, on bicycles and experience Penang’s diverse culture and rich history
Discover Penang’s rich historical heritage and culture as you go from to street to street on a bicycle in Georgetown. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this island city while cycling through the Georgetown’s old streets, visiting popular tourist sites such as the St. George Church, Kuan Yin Temple and Armenian Street. Explore the hidden gems of the city as you swerve through the streets on your bicycle with your friends or family at your side.
Explore Georgetown’s historical sites such as the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, still with its same architecture from when it was first built in the 19th century. This mansion turned museum, use to serve as the home and office of a 19th-century Chinese Tycoon and one of the richest men in Penang, Chung Keng Quee. The Mansion now serves as a museum displaying over 1000 Peranakan antiques to celebrate Penang Peranakan culture. Peranakan (also known as Baba Nyonya) in Penang mainly refers to Chinese immigrants who came to Malaysia between the 15th and 17th centuries. Get to know more about this large part of Penang and Malaysia’s history and cultural diversity.
Get a taste of culture as you tour the infamous Armenian Street located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The street is popular among international and domestic tourists for the stretch of interesting street art that decorates the walls of the road. Get your cameras ready for a street full of instagrammable murals such as the every famous ‘Children on Bicycle’ mural by Ernest Zacharevic, the mural as a bicycle installed on the wall where the actual painting is allowing you to interact with the mural and get an awesome photo. The street is also laden with rows of antique and souvenir shops.
Cycle throughout the city and enjoy Georgetown’s unique architecture and aesthetic while pausing for photo pit stops to capture some of the beauty of Georgetown’s streets. The city is not without beautiful architecture evident in the intricate builds of the many temples, churches and mosques that are scattered all over the city. Take a moment to try Malaysia’s diverse range of flavours, with influences from Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines. Buy some of the locally made products, learn about age-old recipes and traditional cooking techniques before ending your enlightening journey.