Penang’s colourful history as a meeting point bridging the East and West as well as Asia’s major civilisations is apparent in the island’s unique architecture that showcases a wide array of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan and European styles.
George Town’s Lebuh Armenian – Lebuh Acheh enclave (also known as LALA for short) is a quaint heritage neighbourhood well known for its majestic clan houses – Khoo Kongsi, Cheah Kongsi - and towering minarets – Masjid Kapitan Keling, Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh.
Enjoy traditional Malay food at any of the roadside restaurants in the fishing village of Teluk Bahang, there’s plenty of fresh seafood on offer! There are also a number of sport fishing operators in the area for keen anglers.
With its misty morning trails, vegetable and flower farms and charming colonial bungalows, Penang Hill (or Bukit Bendera) has been a popular hill resort since the 18th century
George Town’s booming café culture offers the perfect respite from hot days spent pounding the pavements.
Life in Penang is a rich blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan and European influences. Heritage is not confined to museums and can be found living and breathing along the city’s five-foot ways – a vibrant celebration of George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage status.
You’ll experience a spirit of authenticity and joy in traditional festivals, stunning architecture, spontaneous street art and old
Where better to feast your senses than in the world’s street food capital, where food is an obsession and still prepared in time-honoured ways?
Indulge around the clock at traditional hawker stalls, old school coffee shops and fine dining establishments; work it all off shopping for that perfect gift. Sounds like too much hard work? Pack yourself off to a hidden spa for a dose of zen and your only worry is where to eat that next great meal!
Getting back to nature is child’s play as Penang’s compact size and good road network makes it extremely convenient for visitors to get around, with the sea, hills and jungle adventure only minutes away.
Experience the contrast between Penang’s bustling commercial and heritage centre and its beautiful green zones.
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