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George Town is celebrated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not only for its multicultural townscape, but also the heritage trades and arts. Hidden in little lanes and pre-war shophouses, the artisans of Penang keep their trades and sunset industries alive.
On this tour, we will visit Malay, Chinese and Indian traders, a tribute to Malaysia's cultural diversity. We start by meeting a joss stick master, and learn how to make them. Next we will go on a living heritage walking tour in Little India, to meet a flower garland maker, henna artist, signboard maker and goldsmith. After a scrumptious Nyonya lunch, we will tap into the artistic heart of Penang by trying either batik making or henna art. If you aren't afraid, try getting your eyes cleaned! The tour ends with dinner at a historic hotel.
This immersive one-day tour is designed to help preserve the city's intangible heritage, while discovering the people who are the spirit and soul of George Town.