Beautiful paddy fields cultivated historically by both Malay and Chinese. Today, high yielding seeds, irrigation canals, tractors and foreign labour have replaced the old ways. Paddy Field is one of the popular attractions in Penang. The field is situated 20 meters away from the homestay. The ride there provides cyclist a pleasant experience of peace and tranquility. Jogging tracks are also available around the paddy field.
Address: Kampung Terang, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang, MALAYSIA.
The Ban Hin Lee Bank Building at 43 Beach Street, used to house one of the few banks to be founded in Penang such as Southern Bank, the Ban Hin Lee Bank and used to have its corporate headquarters here. The Ban Hin Lee Bank Building was designed by Ung Ban Hoe, the first Chinese architect in Penang. It was completed in 1936 in the Art Deco style. The grand classical front and thick walls were to give the appearance of solidness.
Address: No.43 Beach Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bangunan Tuanku Syed Putra is a government office building along downing street. It is best known for housing the Penang General Post Office. Located on the site of a Japanese godown during the Japanese Occupation, the 10-storey building was completed in 1962, housing Federal and State departments. External viewing.
Address: Downing Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Batu Ferringhi is most popular for its sandy beaches and it draws endless streams of tourist every year. Along this winding stretch of beach, you will find a host of fun activities such as water sports and horse riding. The area comes to life with a night bazaar when the sun goes down.
Different from majority of the wet markets in Penang, the Batu Lanchang market operates after noon, from 1pm to 6pm. Here is a one-stop market for all your grocery needs, from fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, to cooked food, food court, baking needs etc.
Address: Batu Lanchang Market Lintang Batu Lancang, Batu Lanchang, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Batu Maung Fishing Village is located at Penang Island's south-eastern tip. It is famed for a mysterious giant footprint on a boulder at the beach. Known as Tapak Gedembai, the Chinese believe the footprint was left by the mighty Admiral Cheng Ho. However, Indians believe it belonged to the monkey God Hanuman whilst the Malays believe it was from a fleeing giant.
The British-Siamese Boundary Stone located in a remote field at Pinang Tunggal North Seberang Perai was built to mark the boundary and the signing of a treaty between the two territories of the British colony and the Siamese Kingdom in 1869. At that time, Penang was under the British administration while Kedah was under the ruling of the Siamese.
There's so much to praise about Beach Blanket Babylon. With a lovely view of the sea paired with an even lovelier set of casual finger food and canape, this is a great location to lounge the evening away.
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
A propolis bee farm and gallery at Penang Botanic Gardens. Delve into apiculture and learn about the Malaysian tiny stingless Trigona bees and others, various types of honey and propolis and take some home too.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga Lot-1B, Annex A, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bel Retiro is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the governor of Penang. It is the most prestigious property on Penang Hill, built in the 1800s as a resort for high govenment officials and visiting dignitaries.
Address: Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, 11300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel is a 12 rooms colonial type of hotel with simple, nice, neat and clean set up. It has unique collections on rare species of Birds, Flora and Fauna at the Aviary Garden and a spectacular panoramic view from the restaurant.
Address: Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, 11300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Benggali Mosque is located at Leith Street, Penang. Taking just a few steps away from the main road of Penang Road and Chulia Street, you will find one small mosque with a green signboard named Qaryah Masjid Jamek Benggali set up at the front door.
Address: Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Birch House is a heritage building along Dato Kramat Road in George Town, Penang. It was built to serve as the office of the tin smelting plant of Escoy Smelting, known in the late 20th century as Eastern Smelting. The 5.3 hectare site of the tin smelting plant is now developed as Penang Times Square, and Birch House is being retained as McDonalds.
Address: 73, Birch House, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA
Still craving for something more? This traditional dish is a childhood favourite for many locals and gets its name from the aluminium bowls used to steam rice. It is then turned upside down and topped with a delicious meat sauce.
A summery bright mix of fashion accessories, lifestyle gifts, Malaysian batik and stationery are among the treasures of Bon Ton the Shop. Items are sourced from all over Asia and are a little different from what's normally available.
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Address: 164, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Glamping, a fusion of glamour and camping, where beautiful nature meets modern luxury. A unique way to experience untamed and utterly exceptional parts of the world—without sacrificing creature comforts. Boulder Valley Glamping offers an exceptional glamping experience among the unique boulders and tropical greens settings.
Address: 8, Jalan Teluk Bahang Pinang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Brown Pocket is all about waffles and pancakes. One of the first to specialise in Belgian liege waffles in Penang, visit Brown Pocket for some waffles and pancakes topped with a variety of tantalising yet quirky flavour. Be sure not to miss out on the picturesque view while indulging at Brown Pocket.
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Address: 6th Floor, Gurney Paragon, Gurney Drive, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
This American fast food chain is popular for its selection of fast food such as beef and chicken burgers, desserts and their signature Whopper burger. Remember to top off with its equally famous sides from onion rings and nuggets.
Address: LG-05, Lower Ground Floor, Sunway Carnival Mall, 3068, Jalan Todak, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, Seberang Jaya, 13700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Just beside the 'Boy on Chair' mural made famous by artist Ernest Zacharevic, Busy Bodhi Cafe offers thirst quenchers from coffee to cold brew. The lovely part of the cafe is the colourful umbrellas that doubles as a shade from the afternoon sun.
Address: 64, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Butter & Olive Wholesome Pastry House is a local bakery with must-tries include Hokkaido cake, chocolate crepes and more.
Address: 332-A, Jalan Perak, Jelutong, 11600, 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.