In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Genting Hong Kong, Star Cruises is presenting an exclusive shore excursion entitled Sights and Taste of Penang Straits Settlement from now to 31 December 2013 for passengers of SuperStar Virgo’s bi-weekly call to Penang during her 3-Night Cruise departing from Singapore en route to Phuket.

This special tour focuses on the rich culture and heritage of Penang, which was awarded the UNESCO status for its unique architectural and cultural landscape. 

This Star Cruises exclusive George Town Heritage Trial entitled Sights and Taste of Penang Straits Settlement promises a sensory treat designed to stimulate all senses of the participant. 

On this historical journey, discover the secrets of famous heritage buildings like St George’s Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kapitan Keling, Little India, Khoo Khongsi and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Each of this site has a story to tell and you will be amazed by what you could learn through the sights, sounds and scents as you stroll along the old streets of George Town UNESCO Heritage site. 

Food is also not forgotten in this journey and be enticed by the aroma of the Food Paradise in Penang that promises a variety of best-loved hawker fares like famous dishes like Char Kuey Teow (Stir-fried flat rice noodle), Hokkien Prawn Mee (Prawn noodle soup) and Chendol (a sweet desert of green starched pandan flavoured noodles served in coconut milk). 

An introductory talk with Mr Clement Liang, a renowned historian who specializes in the History of the Straits Settlement & a cooking demonstration session by Ms Nazlina Hussin, a culinary guide at Spice Station who is an expert in the preparation of local Penang food, will be held on board SuperStar Virgo. Join the Penangnite duo and find out more about life in this former British colony which prides herself as a melting pot of different cultures. 


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