Explore Penang Island with mini van transportation on this one-day tour. This private tour is suitable for groups of travellers and passengers of cruise ship stopover for Star Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Silversea, Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Celebrity Millennium.
The name of Penang comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means island of the areca nut palm. This region is also known as The Pearl of the Orient.
Enjoy a trishaw ride! An oriental tricycle is a small-scale mode of transportation here. It is very different to rickshaws pulled by a person on foot as these cycle rickshaws are human-powered by pedaling. The first cycle rickshaw was built in the 1880s and was used as a regular source of transport starting in 1929 in Singapore. Six years later, they outnumbered pulled rickshaws. By 1950, they were found in every South and East Asian country. There were an estimated 4 million cycle rickshaws in the world in the late 1980s.