Immerse yourself in local life on a unique tour of Penang. Start with a morning stroll along the busy streets to Chow Rasta. This wet market has been in operation since the early 1800s and is the perfect place to observe daily life. Watch as housewives and chefs haggle with the vendors for the freshest food and learn about the daily market culture of Penang. Continue through the streets to a Chinese café where you will dine alongside crowds of Penangites to sample the city’s best dim sum. Your guide will help you to pick a selection of delicious dishes and explain to you the culinary traditions and dining etiquette as you chow down.
Switch gears, shifting from Penang’s culinary art scene to its more artistic side. Head to Georgetown, Penang’s cultural centre and a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the streets, looking beyond the heritage buildings and religious sites to scope out the remarkable masterpieces adorning shophouses and alleyways. Whimsical paintings, sculptures and interactive murals are inspired by daily life. Along the way learn about the commissioning of one of Penang’s largest street art collections. There are a number of pop up galleries that may also be visited, some of which hold excellent weekend flea markets.