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Penang, Malaysia-port

Pulau Pinang, as it is known locally, is the northern gateway to Malaysia and also the country's oldest British settlement. The word "Pinang" in Malay refers to the areca nut palm, which provides the betel nut, an essential ingredient in a delicacy chewed by millions in the Far East. Today Georgetown is noted for the largest collection of pre-war houses in all of Southeast Asia and the Penang Heritage Trust has been established to maintain its unique heritage.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Batik Creation Experience
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Butterfly Farm & Spice Garden
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Georgetown Heritage & Tea At the E & O
    Seated Tour
  • Heritage Jewels of Georgetown
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Penang and Its Snake Temple
    Seated Tour
  • Penang Hill, Temple & Funicular
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Penang's Lifestyle Walking Tour
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Penang's Spice Trail
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Grand Tour of Penang
    Light Activity /WalkingMeal

Batik Creation Experience

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: PEN-002

Discover your artistic side while learning the ancient art of Batik during this scenic and informative tour of Penang (Georgetown).

Depart the pier for the drive to the seaside district of Telok Bahang. Upon arrival, a local artisan will teach you the traditional way to make your own hand-drawn, 36 x 36-inch Batik cotton voile scarf using wax and dyes.

Malaysian Batik is created by four methods: block-printing, hand-drawn freestyle, silk-screening and tie-dyeing. Batik fabrics are typically cotton and silk. Block-printed Batik cloth is produced by dipping the copper mould design in wax, then stamping and dyeing the material. After the first dyed color has dried, a second wax design is stamped and the material is dyed again. After repeating this process two or three times, the wax is melted away by boiling the cloth; resulting in an intricate and beautifully-colored design.

After the necessary treatment to set the colors, your handicraft design will be packed and mailed to your residence.

Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: Walking is limited on this tour. However, participants will have to stand during most of the 1-hour workshop.