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George Town by Bicycle
Explore the local township of Balik Pulau and the surrounding countryside on this bicycle tour. Witness daily life, local traditions and sensational scenery as you journey around the Penang Countryside.
Located on the western side of Penang Island, Balik Pulau which literally translates as "the other side of the island" is a bustling market town nestled in between endless rice paddies, bountiful orchard groves and the Malacca Strait.
Explore this beautiful town by bike and head out into the surrounding countryside passing through the lush greenery and sheaths of paddy fields as you snake along the various cycle trails. Get under the skin of Penang Island as you discover local mangrove plantations meeting with producers and witnessing daily life. You will also get the opportunity to cycle through a local fishing village as well as a dairy goat farm
Travelling by bike is the most environmental and least intrusive way to witness the daily lives of Penang locals and all who do will be touched by the charm of the Malaysian way of life.
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