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George Town, the vibrant capital of Penang, Malaysia, is a fascinating city which unites Asian and British traits. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an MSC World Cruise destination, boasting spectacular temples, glorious gardens, powder-soft beaches, and colonial architecture.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Hill and Temple Tour
• Flora, Fauna and Spices
• Beach, BBQ and Monkeys
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to the foot of Mt. Air Itam where you’ll visit Kek Lok Si, the giant Chinese temple renowned for its Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas. Here, you’ll take in an enchanting pond into which devotees release turtles for a blessing of longevity. Afterwards, ascend Penang Hill on a funicular railway to glimpse an English colonial estate. Then, stop by the magnificent Bellevue Hotel to stroll the emerald lawns, which offer a breathtaking vista over the city.
Explore charismatic Penang Island on an MSC Cruises excursion, beginning with a scenic drive through George Town past the Governor’s official residence. Glimpse British colonial architecture before stopping at Penang Botanic Gardens where playful macaque monkeys leap through the canopies! Venturing north, visit Penang Butterfly Farm, home to thousands of butterflies, water dragons, and giant scorpions. Discover stunning waterfalls, wooden bridges, and a remarkable rock tunnel. Finally, call in at the Tropical Spice Garden, a lush conservation park boasting 11 glorious gardens. Here, you’ll browse 500 varieties of curious spices and exotic tropical herbs.
Take an exciting MSC Cruises excursion to Penang National Park to discover remote Monkey Beach – home to cheeky and playful crab-eating macaques! After sailing on a small boat, you’ll reach a secluded bay surrounded by lush jungles where you’ll savour a delicious barbecue lunch on the shoreline. Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time at Monkey Beach exploring its stunning tropical expanse. Lie under the palm trees, swim in the crystalline waters, or stroll along the sand.