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  • Explore50880366722
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went with the tourguide Francis. The tour is very insightful, our tourguide is very charismatic and funny. You can ask him a lot of questions. We recommend this place
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • Roslyn138
    Wrexham, UK1,068 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on an organised tour by Tui for Georgetown from the top - and it certainly did not disappoint . We had fasttrack tickets and therefore very little queuing - the funicular is pretty steep and if you are able to get into the front carriage you can admire the view as you are ascending to the top.
    We had about an hour to have a look around and took the opportunity to ride one of the golf carts that take you to past the old colonial cottages. It only cost about £5 per cart for 4 people . Enough time to admire the view and have a sorbet to cool us down .
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Venture22622613477
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellence service from Mr Resty. He was patient, attentive to the needs of my elderly parents, and would go the extra mile to make all the necessary arrangements for our convenience.
    The food available at the hotel was good too, like nyonya curry laska, aglio olio - al dente spaghetti (from Mangga), prawn mee, dhal (breakfast), and the dining experience at Indigo was not to be missed. Overall experience was memorable.
    Written 17 December 2023
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  • Roslyn138
    Wrexham, UK1,068 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple is right opposite Wat Chaymangkalarm - and is the only Burmese Buddhist temple in the state. The oldest part goes back to 1805. It serves as a retreat for devotees as well as a monks quarters.
    There is a large statue of Buddha in the main shrine hall which is worth seeing as well as the landscaped gardens and the tall bell tower.
    There is an elevator to go up to the third floor but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to see the views.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • chatterbox-2007
    US750 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having never visited a clan house this was an interesting site to visit. It does not take that long to go through the formal exhibit and to see the site. Well worth a visit if you have never been a clan house.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Ollie's Mom
    Carthage, MO78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Street art, souvenirs, historical buildings and fun places to eat and drink….such a wonderful place to immerse oneself in the world f Chinese culture and history!
    Written 20 April 2024
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  • Davidjellis
    Lowestoft, UK9,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited on a cruise ship excursion and we had just under an hour here to enjoy the pretty surroundings. It's an easy walk and fairly flat. There are many interesting plants and trees to see, and our guide explained that the gardens were mainly known for its trees and plants, in contrast to botanical gardens elsewhere that focused on flowers.

    There are wild macaque monkeys here...just don't go too near or wave any bags around as they will try to grab the bag on the premise there might be food inside. We loved the fascinating cannon ball trees, the cannon balls are really odd plants that apparently smell rotten on the inside. We could have easily spent longer here but we were on a tight timetable.

    The gardens are located at Jalan Kebun Bunga and it is Malaysia’s only botanic gardens. There are many ferns and cactus houses too, including some rare species.
    The Botanic Gardens is open every day from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m and there is parking available.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • jebuc
    Wombourne, UK407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit. There is large reclining Buddha and other displays. Could spend an hour here . The Burmese temple is opposite.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • jebuc
    Wombourne, UK407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built on stilts, it is worth a visit. Lots of shops which were well priced. Good view of harbour at the end of pier .
    Worth a visit
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Trip61253567158
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best museums I’ve ever been to. You learn so much about penangs music history. And the staff is very passionate about it. We got a private tour and it was very fun and informative. You can try many different music instruments- it is just awesome!
    In my opinion a Must-Visit when you come to Penang.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Blackmentos94
    Singapore, Singapore1,377 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were so lucky that we were the only guests when we visited on a weekday afternoon!

    This museum is seriously fantastic. For those who are huge foodies. For those who want to learn some history and fun facts as well as for those who like good photo opportunities!

    I think the designers did an amazing job and the exhibitions were easy to follow, very engaging and fun.

    We spent an hour to go through the whole museum and it was great from start to finish. So glad we visited!
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • Gary
    Borough of Brentwood, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Excellent Museum covering the history of Cameras and photography for anyone with an interest and passion for photography. Very much recommended.
    Written 5 November 2023
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