Explore the streets of Georgetown on a trishaw.
A great way to discover the gems of Georgetown is through one of the oldest mode of transportation – the trishaw or “beca” in the local language. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Georgetown and also a budget transportation for short distances.
Most trishaw drivers for the Heritage Trail gather at Fort Cornwallis in Georgetown on the east side of Penang.
Opening Days and Hours
The trishaw drivers operate from 07:00 to 22:00 daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
The trishaw ride costs around RM 15 to 30 (USD 3.65 to 7.29) per hour, per person. Some hotels provide tour packages that include meals and typically cost around RM 110 to 200 (USD 26.73 to 48.60) per person.
How to Get There
You can grab a trishaw along the streets of Georgetown or take a bus, taxi, or Uber to Fort Cornwallis where many trishaw drivers gather.
The ride is great for couples or small families. If you have more than 2 or 3 people in your group, you might need to use more than one trishaw.
Time to Spend
Spend approximately 3 hours to see all the places of interest along the Heritage Trail.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to go is on a weekday as it could be crowded during the weekend.
Cheap but delicious local cuisines can be found everywhere in the city of Georgetown, which is famous for Malaysian food.
- St. George Church
- The Blue Mansion
- George Town Graffiti.
Because access to trishaws is very easy, you can stay at any of the many accommodations within Georgetown, ranging from budget hostels to luxury hotels.
Good to Know
Prices can sometimes be negotiated down, depending on the driver.