This Handy Travel Guide Will Let You Discover the Beautiful State of Penang

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Must-eats

1. Pasar Air Itam Laksa 亞依淡巴剎叻沙

This Laksa stall, which can be found in all corners of Penang, has been around for more than 50 years. Their laksa has a thick taste accompanied by mint and spicy flavors, thus attracting numerous diners every day.

Location: 1, Jalan Pasar, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 10:30am - 7:30pm

Contact: 012-500 7063

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penang.air.itam.laksa/

2. Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

With the particularly sweet and delicious bowl of cendol, it is no wonder that Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul is indeed a famous stall in Penang—having a large crowd every single day!

Location: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:30am - 7:00pm; Sat-Sun, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Contact:  04-262 6002

3. Kafe Heng Huat Char Kway Teow (兴发茶室-炒粿条)

Obvious for its name, Kafe Heng Huat is famous for its char kway teow made with chili sauce and shrimp! In addition, their fried dumpling is also a must-try!

Location:  82, Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 10:00am - 6:30pm; Closed on Tuesdays

4. Restoran Kimberly

Warm your tummy with a bowl of soup with lard, quail eggs, pig ears and blood and duck ingredients! In order to ensure the deliciousness of the food, the store cooks it for about 5 hours.

Location: 135, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Closed on Tuesdays

5. Kim Leng Loh Mee

If you’re a fan of Loh Mee, then be sure to drop by this stall, which has been operating for more than 20 years,  when in Penang!

Location: 336, Lintang Slim, Taman Desa Green, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours:  7:00am - 4:00pm; Closed on Thursdays

For more must-try food in Penang:

Bucket List of Good Food to Try in Penang

Snack places

1. Him Heang 馨香豆沙饼

Despite being around for over 6 decades now, Him Heang 馨香豆沙饼 is still visited by a large number of customers each day. It is suggested to call and make a reservation first before going to the store.

Location: 162, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Contact: 04-228  6129

2. 钟金泉 Cheong Kim Chuan

A well-known local store in Penang where you can purchase all kind of soybean meal products that are perfect as food souvenirs!

Location: 99-B, Lorong Selamat, George  Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Contact: 04-2262375

3. Ban Heang Pepper Biscuit

The home for salty, crispy and delicious biscuit seasoned with pepper and milk, which is a perfect snack for people of all ages.

Location: 200 Macalister Road, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Penang

Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Contact: 04-229 5018

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/banheang.biscuit.trading/

4. Ang Seng Heong - 洪成香 Biscuit/Cookies Store

If you’re looking for snack products to take back home, head on to Ang Seng Heong which sells flat rectangular sweet candies!

Location: 326-U, Jalan Perak, Jelutong,  11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: Tue-Sat, 9:00am - 6:00pm; Sun, 9:00am - 3:00pm; Closed on Mondays

Contact: 012-482 6388

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngSengHeong/

5. Ghee Hiang

Since sesame oil is a part when cooking food, better grab some bottles at Ghee Hiang to make every food you cook even more delicious!

Location: 216, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Contact: 04-227 2222

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gheehiangpg/

Photo-worthy places:

1. 槟城小云顶 Bukit Genting Hill Leisure Park & Restaurant

If you’re an admirer of nature, then this spot will give you the feels of being in Genting Highlands since it offers a romantic and beautiful mountain and sea view!

Location: Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11000 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Contact: 04-629 9801

2. 海边星巴克 Starbucks Batu Ferringhi

Unlike the other Starbucks outlets in the city, Starbucks Batu Ferringhi is situated on the built—meaning you can enjoy a scenic view while slurping your favorite frappe or coffee!

Location: 69, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 8:00am - Sun-Fri, 1:00am; Sat, 8:00am - 2:00am

Contact: 04-881 2020

3. 彩虹天空步道 The Top Komtara

The Top Komtar offers a breathtakingly beautiful 360-degree view of Georgetown! In addition, it also brags the largest indoor theme park including Jurassic Park and underwater world! Not to mention the vibrant-looking, delicious food!

Location: 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Contact: 04-262 3800

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetopofpenang/

Ticket Price: Adult - My Kad: RM78; Standard Rate: RM98

Children (90cm - 130cm) and Senior Citizens (60+) - My Kad: RM48; Standard Rate: RM58

People with Disability - My Kad, RM48; Standard Rate: RM58

Reservation: http://thetop.com.my/buy-tickets/

4. 阿凡达秘密花园 Penang Avatar Secret Garden

For those who can’t get over the Pandora world from the Avatar movie, then Penang Avatar Secret Garden will surely give you the magical feels! This paradise in Penang is even more beautiful when the night falls. Travelers can enjoy this spot until 11:30pm.

Location: 336, Jalan Tokong Thai Pak Koong, Tangjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 8:00am - 12:00mn

Must-see murals

1. 姓周桥

2. Lebuh Armenian, Little children on a bicycle

This mural in George Town, Penang is the most famous artwork in the UNESCO World Heritage Zone painted by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic.

3. Lebuh Armenian, Old man, the traffic policeman, and reaching up murals

Three of the many wall arts in George Town that are truly worth setting your eyes on. The old man and the traffic policeman murals share the same wall, near the junction of Armenian Street and Pitt Street while “Reaching Up” mural is located across the street from Anak-Anak Kota clubhouse.

4. Lebuh Cannon, Khoo Kongsi

This site does not only let you enjoy beautiful murals but also be knowledge-equipped about the 100-year-old Chinese temple for only RM10 (entrance ticket fee).

5. Lebuh Ah Quee, Our art is dying

The “Our art is dying” is a wall art mural painted on the right side of the Opera Lady and is located at Ah Quee Street.

Related mural map:

Must-visit places:

1. Penang Hill

Breathe the fresher air, and witness a captivating panoramic view on top of Penang Hill!

Location: Perdabanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam 11500 Pulau Pinang

Hours: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Contact:  04-828 8880

Reservation: http://www.penanghill.gov.my/index.php/en/tickets.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mypenanghill/

2. Kek Lok Si Temple Penang 槟城鹤山極樂寺

This temple is one of the most historical landmarks in Penang, combining the architectural designs of China, Myanmar, and Thailand. There are several statues of the Golden Buddha and its main attraction, the seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI!

Location: 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 7:00am - 9:00pm

Contact: 04-828  3317

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kekloksipenang/

3. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Be mesmerized with the enchanting rich Balinese colonization that combines the Chinese and European architectural design inside the mansion. There's even an exhibit of the Chinese people in Penang many years ago.

Location: 29, Church Street, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Hours: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Contact:  04-246 2929

Tickets: RM20/pax; Children under 6 are FREE

Official Website: http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pinang-Peranakan-Mansion-149886941741889

4. Love Lane

For backpackers who are in search of a place to stay, there are a lot of budget-friendly hostels, as well as cafes and bars, located along the Love Lane.

Location: Lorong Cove, Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang

5. St. George’s Church Penang

St. George’s Church Penang, a 200-year-old church founded in 1818, serves as the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia.

Location: 1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Contact: 04-261 2739

Penang Residences:

1. Lexis Suites Penang

If you wish to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then consider having a stay at this homestay located in the Bayan Lepas!

Location: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Contact: 04-628 2888

Reservation: https://www.lexissuitespenang.com/en/default.aspx

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