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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Penang Island Culture and Heritage

Penang Island Culture and Heritage pict
For those of you who are curious about the cultures of Malaysia, this time there are packages that will take you to the island of Penang, which is famous for its history. Pinang island or also called the island of Penang is a Malaysian state, which consists of Penang covering 293 km ², and "Across Perai" located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia with an area of ​​760km ². At about the 15th century, Penang Island called Binlang Yu (in traditional Chinese). Penang island's name is derived from a tree Pinang. Island in 1786 was recognized by Francis Light. OK guys, just on a package tour on the island of Penang. On the first day you will follow a series of tour, you will visit Geoger Town, Fishing Village (orchard), the Snake Temple, and Oeding & Erdel (jewelry company).

Penang Island Culture and Heritage pictSnake Temple was built for the purpose of upholding the power of the owned Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist monk. Monks who have these skills are known to have moved to Penang. Many Buddhists from different countries in Asia to come to this temple. This temple was built in 1850. Inside was a statue of Chor Soo Kong brought to Penang by a monk from China. This temple is also known as a home some snakes, because a lot of snakes in this temple. This temple can be used as a religious event or event type. For those of you who are not Buddhists can also come here to enjoy the surroundings and immortalize it with your photo or video. When you visit Georgetown, you will be shown the processes of making batik. Batik is a fabric art is recognized by the UN as a cultural heritage of Indonesia. But the making of batik art also we can find the island of Penang. Batik is made by forming a pattern of colored wax with a tool called canting.  
Penang Island Culture and Heritage pict
Snake Temple

Penang Island Culture and Heritage pict
On the second day, you are given the freedom to enjoy the island of Penang. I will give you some info for you, what can you do on the island of Penang. For those of you who like snorkeling, can and do on the island Payar (Snorkeling). You can also enjoy the beauty of the butterfly, you simply visit the Penang Butterfly Park is located at Jalan TelukBahang 11,050 Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia (+60 4-885 1253). For those of you who like the atmosphere of the forest with animals of local specialties, you can visit the Penang National Park. If you liked the religious culture on the island of Penang, you can also visit Wat Chayamankalaram, here there is a large Buddha statue that was lying or you can also visit Tokong Kek Lok Si in Ayer Black, is the most beautiful Tokong in Southeast Asia.

Penang Island Culture and Heritage pict
For those of you who love the history of the war, you can visit Fort Cornwallis in Lebuh Light of hours of 08.30 am and 07.00 pm, with admission RM 1. Kubu is a landing area Francis Light in 1786. It now serves as a theater, galleries and historic taverns sold kraftangan results. Here also there is a Dutch-owned historic cannon, presented to the Sultan of Johor, who had previously been stolen by Portuguese colonists. In the evening, you can also surround the city of Penang and visited the theater arts with local transportation, a bicycle with three wheels, and the driver behind the passenger. You also get dinner on a hill with a view of the city of Penang at night (Dinner at Penang Hill). On the third day, you'll be back. May you not forget the photos and videos.

Penang Island Culture and Heritage pict
Penang Hill

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