Discover Penang

- A Secret Retreats journey -
3 Days / 2 Nights
from 260 USD /person



This journey has been personally designed by Chef Johnson,
after a journey of cookery experiences in the kitchens of several countries around the world, returned home to Malaysia and shares now his passion for local ingredients and culture.

All our itineraries have generally been constructed on the basis of the rooms that have the most charm or best view, and not necessarily the first prices, nor the most expensive suites.
We can of course adjust according to your request.

Highlights of the Journey:

An exploration of UNESCO protected Penang and its famous food culture.

Tired of tourist trails? Explore Penang for a 3 day-visit, discover its unique street food culture, visit markets and farms with a native Chef, learn how to cook some dish and enjoy a tasting menu at Gen while you staying in the most iconic building of Penang, awarded by UNESCO for the restoration work – The Blue Mansion.
Experience the local lifestyle & hidden secrets of Georgetown.


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Your Journey Day by Day

from 260 USD /person for 3 Days / 2 Nights

based on 2 person sharing the same room


Day 1 : Airport – Georgetown, Penang ( - / - /-)
After welcoming you upon arrival at Penang Airport, drive about 45-60mn to reach the UNESCO protected zone of Georgetown and check in at The Blue Mansion for 2 nights Depending on your arrival time, walk around the old town. For dinner, on your own, maybe at the hotel for the first night
HOTEL: Cheong Fatt Tze
Day 2 : Penang (B / L / D)
Early Breakfast and around 9.00am, you will be picked up from Cheong Fatt Tze to a local market or farm (depending on days) for a tour and discovery of local ingredients, before going to learn inside the kitchen of Gen a few secret recipes from the chef, them sharing lunch together. You will be dropped back at the hotel around 2.30pm and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Around 19.30, a tasting menu, focusing on local seasonal produces, artisan ingredients and presenting modern Malaysian flavours will be served for you at Gen.
HOTEL: Cheong Fatt Tze
Day 3 : Georgetown - Airport (B / - /-)
After breakfast and depending on your flight time, a driver will drop you at the airport.
HOTEL: Cheong Fatt Tze

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary

Discover Penang

3 Days / 2 Nights
from 260 USD /person

based on 2 person sharing the same room


The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis at Cheong Fatt Tze.
All transportation from/to airport and during the excursion
One dinner (Degustation Menu) at Gen

The total price does not include:
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.

This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Chef Johnson and Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion.


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