Focusing on this multicultural historic city in the heart of George Town, the LACALA Discovery Walk includes Acheen Street, Cannon Street and Armenian Street where one can discover the extraordinary fabric of our rich social heritage.
Duration of tour: 1.5 hours
Leo Books is all about making reading more affordable to all Malaysians. Located at Island Plaza, this independent book store offers a choice of both new and used books that are kept in prime conditions.
Address: Lot 1-25, First Floor, Island Plaza, 118, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong How Keng's tiny bakery shop is famous for its coconut tarts. Only 300 tarts are made each day, so customers make a bee-line to the bakery bright and early each morning!
Leong learnt his recipes from his father who established the bakery and he has spent over three decades perfecting his craft. His wife runs the shop counter leaving him to concentrate whiole-heartedly on baking coconut tarts and other traditional Chinese pastries.
Address: C8 People's Court Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong Fee Mansion is a two-storey bungalow which is located at the junction of Leith Street and Northam Road, opposite the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. It was built in the 1900s as a personal residence and today is an art school, Akademi Seni Equator.
Address: 7, Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Boon San Tong is the ancestral temple of the Khoo subclan known as the Hai Kee Kak, or 'Sea Edge Pillar'. They are the descendents of Khoo Kong Oon, a fifth generation Leong San Tong Khoo. The most illustrious member of this subclan is Khoo Thean Teik, who was instrumental in making Boon San Tong, the most powerful component of the association.
Address: 18 Cannon Square, George Town, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Operating since 2006, Lily's Vegetarian Kitchen is a family establishment through and through that serves as a family tribute to Madam Lau Geok Ngoh. Today, her daughter Lily runs as the head chef of the kitchen. Lily's soy-based and vegetarian menu is a hit among vegetarian and most of the ingredients are sourced from the organic farms in Cameron Highland. If you're craving for Malaysian delights, sample their vegetarian satay, curry mee, green curry rice and more. Lily's also serves lacto-vegetarian menu.
Address: 98 Noble House, Madras Lane, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lim Lean Teng Mansions is not a residential mansion but a three-storey office block along Farquhar Street in George Town. The ground floor is occupied by car showrooms. Lim Lean Teng Mansions was built by Ho Kim Teik, who established Georgetown Motors in 1913 to sell different makes of cars including Page, Empire, Austin, Stoneleigh and Mitchel.
Address: Farquhar Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Oi! You call this limousine!?
This was the place to go for Chinese books, stationery, coffins and paper effigies. All the pleasures of the material world can be reproduced in paper and burnt as gifts for the hereafter.
Address: Lebuh Carnarvon / Lorong Carnarvon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Line Clear Nasi Kandar is a good place to dine if you're looking to savour the Penang speciality any time of the day. Its alleyway location may be off-putting to some but they're known to serve some of the cheapest nasi kandar in town.
Address: Off Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ling Ling Fashion Sewing School offers sewing classes for beginners and advance students. Some of the skills you get to learn are basic body measurement and pleating methods as well as ways to sew dinner dresses and traditional clothing.
Address: 564 - C Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
After an introduction, the tour will start with a visit to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (Baba Nyonya Museum). After that, it will take you through to Little India, where you will visit spice shops, saree shops, accessories, joss sticks, an old mill grinding chilly and spices as well as some food stalls selling local breakfast delights such as Roti Canai and Teh Tarik.
The tour will then proceed to visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (Hindu Temple), and it will end there.
Duration: 3 hours
Address: Penang Heritage Trust 26, Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Started in July 2006, Little Penang Street Market is a non-profit making community venture, brought together by a small volunteer committee. This monthly market ethos the establishment a community-based market place for cultural and creative entrepreneurs. Aside from supporting local artists and entrepreneurs, singers and musicians also showcase their music here. Little Penang Street Market runs every last Sunday of the month.
Image courtesy of Little Penang Street Market
Address: Upper Penang Road, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Logan Memorial is a monument erected in memory of James Richardson Logan, who was a champion of the rights of the non-Europeans in Penang. When the authorities attempted to suppress the activities of the Chinese clans, labelling them as secret societies, it was James Logan who helped the Chinese merchants in submitting petitions. This resulted in greater rights and recognition for their organisations and festivals.
Address: Lebuh Light, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Loke Thye Kee is a restored historic building at the junction of Burmah Road and Penang Road. In its heydays, Loke Thye Kee was one of the most upmarket Chinese restaurant in Penang. The three-storey restaurant was designed by Penang-born architect Chew Eng Eam, who also designed the Chinese Chamber of Commerce building. The structure is supposed to resemble a steamboat as though afloat in a lake.
Address: 2, Jalan Burmah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
True to its name, this hotel is situated right in the heart of George Town - just a stroll away from the famous Blue Mansion and other attractions. Their bright and cosy guestrooms are perfect for relaxing after a long day out.
Address: 29 Leith St, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Love & Latte prides itself for its signature Nutella-based beverages - you can have it as hot latte or ice blended. If you're not here for the sweet stuff, sample its savoury pancakes with toppings like bacon and egg, smoked salmon with egg as well as the usual maple syrup and butter.
Address: 86, Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
There's no place more suited to profess your love than at Love Lock Penang Hill. Largely frequented by love birds, evidently, seal your lock at its 80-meter wide fence that overlooks the city of George Town.
Address: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. Fortune cats are cat dolls that are often found in Japanese and Taiwanese restaurants, near the cashier.
Address: Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lung Yen Association is a clan association for Hokkien people who hail from the city of Longyan in Fujian Province, China. It was built in 1950 with Art Deco style influenced with a touch of Shanghai plaster.
Address: Malay Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 124-D, Jalan Burma., George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.