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					     Shore Excursion – Apr 2011 to Mar 2012
                           PENANG - MALAYSIA
                          Monday: 1200hrs ~ 2100hrs
 Trishaw Ride in the Pearl of the Orient – with meal (VPEN-1L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.    Price: SGD $ 90 Adult / 85 Child
 Assembly time: 1200hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 450 Pax
     Enjoy buffet lunch at hotel.
     Penang State Museum. Learn about the Straits settlement history and rich heritage of Penang.
      (NOTE: Museum is closed every Fridays and Public Holidays.)
     Trishaw Ride. Board local trishaw for a ride through old section of Georgetown. Disembark
      from trishaws and continue the journey by coach to Clan Piers-a Chinese Water Village built on
      stilts, extending out into a sea. The place is known as the Clan piers because each of the jetties
      is named after a different Chinese Clan. It is a residential area with a very strong community
      feel. Seven fisher folks clan have lived here on the wooden jetties for generations. The
      properties here are also home to the hundreds of harbor worker and their families who can not
      move anywhere else because of the high cost of land.
     Khoo Kongsi Temple. This clan temple is probably the most celebrated historic in Penang.
      “Khoo” is the name of the Chinese family clan whilst “kongsi” means partnership or a guild set
      up by immigrant Chinese groups. This temple seen here was the 2nd to be built after was razed in
      a fire. It was built in 1906, and is monument of Chuan Chew architecture, which is apparently
      more elaborate than anything built in even in China of the period style. This courtyard was used
      in a gripping execution scene in the 2000 movie “Anna and the King” starring Josie Foster and
      Chow Yuen-Fatt.
     Wat Chayamankalaram. Visit Wat Chayamankalaram-which houses the world’s third largest
      reclining buddha.
     Shop for local products.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1230hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1845hrs (Ship’s time)


 Temple and Shopping Tour – without meal (VPEN-2L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.      Price: SGD $ 40 Adult / 35 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 800 Pax
     Wat Chayamankalaram.Visit Wat Chayamankalaram, which houses the world’s third largest
      reclining buddha (which measures 33 meters in length and is draped in golden- leafed saffron
      and reclines on a large crematorium). This Buddhist temple is reminiscent of Bangkok’s many
      wats. The intricate finish of the interior in vibrant colors and designs is a sample of Thai
      architecture. As this temple, the local Thais celebrate the traditional Buddhist festivals, the
      Songkran and the Loy Krathong. Also visit the Dhammikarama Burmese temple, which was
      founded in 1805. The Stupa and Sima Hall feature several early painting.
     Shop for local products.
     Kek Lok Si Temple. Proceed to Kek Lok Si Temple – one of the fineset Buddhist temple in
      South East Asia, which stands majestically on a hill. Built in tiers, the temple culminates with
      the beautifully crafted (Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas”. Taking more than 20 years to build,
      the temple is set against beautiful scenic surroundings. There are many stalls selling trinkets and
      souvenirs along the path to the temple.
     Gurney Plaza. Leave for Gurney Plaza for shopping.


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       *** THIS TOUR IS UNSUITABLE FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PASSENGERS ***

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1400hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 2000hrs (Ship’s time)


 Fruit Farm Tour – with meal (VPEN-3L)
 Duration: approx. 5.5 hrs.            Price: SGD $ 65 Adult / 60 Child
 Assembly time: 1200hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 150 Pax
          Tropical Agra Farm. Depart at Penang’s only Tropical Agra Farm located on the
           Northwestern part of the island.
          Lunch at Farm. Arrival at the Farm, (BBQ lunch, fresh fruits and fruit juice will be
           provided)
          Guests will take a guided tour of the farm where up to 140 species of tropical fruits and
           exotic spices grow.
          Wat Chayamankalaram. Visit Wat Chayamankalaram, which houses the world’s third
           largest reclining buddha (which measures 33 meters in length and is draped in golden- leafed
           saffron and reclines on a large crematorium). This Buddhist temple is reminiscent of
           Bangkok’s many wats. The intricate finish of the interior in vibrant colors and designs is a
           sample of Thai architecture. As this temple, the local Thais celebrate the traditional
           Buddhist festivals, the Songkran and the Loy Krathong.
          Shop for local products.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1230hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1845hrs (Ship’s time)


 Shopping Galore – without meal (VPEN-4L)
 Duration: approx. 5.5 hrs.   Price: SGD $ 40 Adult / 35 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 800 Pax
          Queensbay Mall. Leave Port for Queensbay Mall for shopping.
          Shop for local products.
          Prangin Mall. More shopping at Prangin Mall/Komtar.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1345hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1845hrs (Ship’s time)


 Round Island Tour – with meal (VPEN-5L)
 Duration: approx. 5 hrs.         Price: SGD $ 60 Adult / 55 Child
 Assembly time: 1200hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 400 Pax
          Enjoy buffet lunch at hotel.
          OE Design – The Art of Jewellery Making. Upon arrival, you will be taken for a tour of
           the OE Factory, where you can see how jewellery is made and also buy direct at factory
           prices. See how talented Malaysian craftsmen transform platinum and gold set with
           diamonds into wearable works-of-art. OE Fine Jewellery is a German jeweller with a long
           history in Penang specializing in 18K gold and platinum jewellery set with precious gems.
           From its factory in Penang, OE exports to over 39 countries.
          Snake Temple. Visit the Snake Temple, which was built around 1850 in memory of a
           Buddhist priest and healer Chor soo Kong. Legend has it that upon the completion of the


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           temple, snakes mysteriously appeared, making it their refuge ever since. These poisonous
           pit-vipers are said to be the servants’ of deify and can be seen coiled around the pillars,
           beams and potted plants within the temple. They are believed to be rendered harmless by
           the smoke of the burning incense. However, with the development of the surrounding area,
           a few snakes remain at the temple.
          En-route short stop at local fruit stall displaying all types of local fruits and spices, like
           nutmeg and cloves, etc. There will be a short stopover at a Malay village.
          Batik Factory. Visit Batik Factory and witness the traditional technique of batik printing
           using wax and dyes.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1230hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1845hrs (Ship’s time)


 Butterfly Farm & Tropical Garden – without meal (VPEN-6L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.          Price: SGD $ 60 Adult / 55 Child
 Assembly time: 1200hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 160 Pax
     Batik Factory. Visit Batik Factory and witness the traditional technique of batik printing using
      wax and dyes.
     Butterfly Farm. Arrival at the Butterfly Farm in Teluk Bahang, a sanctuary for over 120
      species of rare and exotic tropical butterflies. The farm is complete with hatchery and a
      “Preserved Butterflies of the World Museum”.
     Tropical Spice Garden. Visit the Tropical Spice Garden, which showcases a living collection
      of over 500 species of local and introduced flora from Malaysia and around the world, with a
      particular emphasis on tropical herbs and spices, set amongst a lush nature conservation. It is
      also home to wild animals, birds and insects. Throughout the enchanting grounds are 11 distinct
      Garden rooms featuring special plan collection, heliconias, jungle plants, wild orchids, and rare
      plants.
     Shop for local products.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1230hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1845hrs (Ship’s time)


 City & Shopping Tour – with meal (VPEN-8L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.           Price: SGD $ 80 Adult / 75 Child
 Assembly time: 1200hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 160 Pax
     Buffet lunch at Indian Restaurant.
     Wat Chayamankalaram. Visit Wat Chayamankalaram-which houses the world’s third largest
      reclining Buddha. Also visit the Dhammikarama Burmese temple, which was founded in 1805.
      The Stupa and Sima Hall feature several early paintings.
     Visit Chocolate Shop.
     Trishaw Ride. Depart to board local trishaws for a ride through old section of Georgetown,
      passing by Little India, a section of China town and Heritage building.
     Leave for shopping at Prangin Mall and Komtar.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1230hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1845hrs (Ship’s time)




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 Heritage Trail (Walking Tour) – with meal (VPEN-9L)
 Duration: approx. 4 hrs.       Price: SGD $ 70 Adult / 65 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 25 Pax & MAX 40 Pax
     Meet at Ship for briefing.
     Tour starts from Cruise Terminal to visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion – the typical home of a rich
      Baba of a century ago is reflected to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many
      customs and traditions. With over 1000 species of antiques and collectibles of the ear on
      display, this Baba-Nyoma museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of
      electric design and architecture. After that, we will walk to Lebuh Pitt (Street Harmony) – St.
      George’s Church, Kuan Yin Temple, Mariamman Temple (outside only) and Kapitan Keling
      Mosque. Will continue walk down to Little India – sari shops, spices shop.
     Tea break at Indian Restaurant (taste the tea tarik, samosa and other local delicacies).

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1400hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 1800hrs (Ship’s time)


 Food Galore and Shopping Tour - without meal (VPEN-10L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.    Price: SGD $ 40 Adult / 35 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 35 Pax & MAX 400 Pax
          Queensbay Mall. Shopping at Queensbay Mall.
          Shop for local products.
          Penang Island. Arrive at Penang island largest food paradise and mini night market (You
           can savour most of the Penang local delights and international food). The food court offers
           hygienic and comfort dinning environment to all visitors.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1400hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 2000hrs (Ship’s time)


 Do It Yourself Batik - without meal (VPEN-12L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.       Price: SGD $ 125 Adult / 120 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 10 Pax & MAX 25 Pax
      Batik Factory. Visit the factory then have a briefing on how to make Batik. Show the
       guests how to wax the cloth and paint the color. The participants will paint by themselves.
       Once finished in painting, leave it to dry before packing. A glass of fruit juice of choice will
       be served. Meanwhile, participants will be taken for sightseeing at the Botanical Gardens
       then return to pick-up the finished product.
 ***Tour will be conducted in English.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1400hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 2000hrs (Ship’s time)


 Explore Wild Places - without meal (VPEN-14L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.      Price: SGD $ 170 Adult / 165 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 20 Pax & MAX 40 Pax
          Teluk Bahang National Park HQ. Participants are picked up by bus at PICT Cruise
           Terminal. Briefing will be done onboard the bus about the Eco tour, and what can be
           expected. Participants reach Teluk Bahang National Park HQ and board a boat to begin the
           tour. Tour begins with trail interpretation onboard boat: 1 eco tour guide assigned per boat.

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         Trawling line/s are spooled out behind the boat. Eagle/raptor watch and trail interpretation,
         participants are asked to take notice of wildlife like monkeys, monitor lizards and
         occasionally, sea otters in the area. Pass through Crocodile Rock, Turtle Rock, and Rabbit
         Rock (unique rock formations that look like these animals).
      Pantai Kerachut. Reach Pantai Kerachut turtle sanctuary. Visit turtle sanctuary, explore
         beach trail interpretation, especially the unique quality of sand on beach that attracts the
         turtles to come and lay their eggs here. Explore meromicitic lake.
      Monkey Beach. Reach Monkey Beach. Rest and relax while exploring the beach. Hunt for
         unique multi-colored shells, siput lala, sea snails (tide permitting).
 ***Participants must be physically fit and healthy. Children must be 12 years and above and
 accompanied by adult. Mineral water will be provided. Tour will be conducted in English.

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1400hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 2000hrs (Ship’s time)


 Hill and Garden Tour - with meal (VPEN-15L)
 Duration: approx. 6 hrs.     Price: SGD $ 70 Adult / 65 Child
 Assembly time: 1330hrs
 PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED: MIN 25 Pax & MAX 80 Pax
             Penang Hill. Arrival at the foothill and transfer by rail to the upper station. Arrival at the
              upper station, guided tour of Penang Hill to visit Aviary Ginger Garden – The aviary garden
              of Bellevue has collections of rare species of birds, fauna, herbs plat. You can also explore
              the Nature Lodge.
             Afternoon Tea. Afternoon tea will be provided at Penang Hill, Hotel Bellevue – A colonial
              building of more than 160 years old. (Penang Hill famous chicken pie or vegetarian pie,
              vegetarian spring rolls, samosa, egg sandwiches, mixed fruits, sago gula Melaka and
              coffee/tea will be served for high tea).
             Botanical Garden. Depart upper station for foothill. Upon arrival, board coach transfer to
              Botanical Garden. Stroll through the main gardens. Learn about the rare species of flora and
              fauna while monkey’s foam freely in their natural habitats.
             Monkey Beach. Reach Monkey Beach. Rest and relax while exploring the beach. Hunt for
              unique multi-colored shells, siput lala, sea snails (tide permitting).

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 Additional Information:
 ETD from Ship: Approximately 1400hrs (Ship’s time)
 ETA to Ship: Approximately 2000hrs (Ship’s time)


Note:
            All tours have limited capacity and will be on a first come, first served basis. We highly
             recommend that you make your booking early to avoid disappointment.
            Sequence of stops and actual timings may differ depending on the number of participants,
             disembarkation time and prevailing traffic conditions.
            Tour Tickets are non-transferable or refundable.
            Guests are reminded to take extra care and caution when walking within the ports and/or outside
             the ports and/or during shore excursion as some of the tourist areas may be covered with dirt,
             grass, gravel, slopes, of uneven ground and etc due to development.
            Tours are subject to cancellation during adverse sea and/or weather conditions.




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