Best of George Town, Penang

Best of George Town, Penang 2019-05-24T11:19:34+00:00

Penang is a state not to be missed when you visit Malaysia. The name Pulau Pinang comes from Malay “Betel Nut Island”. George Town, the capital city of Penang, has one of the highest population density in Malaysia; making it the metropolis of diversity, culture, festivals, arts and great food, the perfect destination for today’s travelers.

‘Must Try’ Food in Penang

Penang is the food capital of South East Asia and is paradise for any foodie due to its diverse array of cuisines and flavours. You will find Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Western and everything in between, all serving up unique twists on the classics, as well as more innovative fusion dishes.

  • Char Koay Teow

  • Char Koay Kak

  • Lor Bak

  • Curry Mee

  • Oyster Omelette / Oh Chien

  • Wanton Mee

  • Mee Goreng

  • Apom Manis

  • Nasi Kandar

  • Penang Rojak

  • Penang Teochew Chendul

  • And more …

Some Recommended Street Food Places

  • Gurney Drive Hawker Centre: 172, Solok Gurney 1, George Town, 10250 Jelutong, Penang
  • Red Garden: No. 20, Leith Street, 10000 Penang
  • Padang Brown Food Complex: Jalan Johor, Tapak No. 9, 10400, George Town, Penang
  • New Lane Hawker Centre: Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 Penang
  • Tai Wah Coffee House: 86, Jalan Argyll, 10050, George Town, Penang
  • Yi Garden: 150-152, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10300 Penang
  • Restoran Tong Hooi: Jalan Dato Keramat, Kampung Makam, 10150 Penang
  • Hameediyah Restaurant: 164, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200 Penang
  • Joo Hooi Café: 475, Jalan Penang, George Town 10450 Penang

Penang Shopping

George Town is Penang’s premier shopping destination with its retail therapy offerings firmly divided into three sectors – street markets, independent stores and shopping malls. Four of the city’s most popular malls are within a one-km radius of each other along with several interesting stand-alone shops down narrow avenues, quirky street markets that pop up and dominate selected roads on certain days.

  • Gurney Paragon

  • Straits Quay

  • Queensbay Mall

  • 1st Avenue Mall

  • Komtar

  • Prangin Mall

  • Chowrasta Bazaar
  • Penang Times Square
  • Little Penang Street Market

  • Lorong Kulit Flea Market

  • Cecil Street Market

  • And more …

Places to Visit in Penang

An island of rich Chinese heritage, Penang has an array of temples, ruins, museums, preserved forests, and beautiful beaches that make a trip here more than worthwhile. Top it off with the fact that this island is said to be the country’s food capital, tourism plays a huge role in its economy. From the water’s edge at the Clan Jetties to the brilliant blue sheen of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang is fairly impressive.

  • Penang Peranakan Mansion

  • Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

  • Kek Lok Si Temple

  • Penang National Park

  • Entopia – Penang Butterfly Farm

  • Batu Ferringhi

  • Old George Town – Historical Streets of Penang

  • Hin Bus Depot

  • Escape Theme Park

  • Love Lane

  • Fort Cornwallis

  • And more …


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