Korea's coffee chain Caffe Bene has recently hit our shores with its delectable offerings of honeybread, Belgian waffles, Italian gelato, freshly brewed coffee and not forgetting its signature Korean dessert, Pat Bingsu.
Address: Ground Floor, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Caffeine Chemistry Coffee is decorated with, as you know it, beakers, erlenmeyer flasks and all the lab apparatus at the espresso bar. Drinks wise, you'll get the standard coffee offering from cafe latte to affogato. If you're up for something healthy, their dining options range from Oriental salad with chicken in a jar to a local breakfast of kaya butter toast with soft boiled eggs.
Address: No. 13, Chime Heritage, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Canton-i features all-time favourites such as Hong Kong-style noodles with jumbo shrimp wontons, succulent roast duck and barbecued meats, silky smooth congee, signature egg tarts as well as a wide selection of handmade dim sum and desserts prepared by chefs from Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
Address: GF-12 & GF-13 Queensbay Mall 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Capal Jago is a famous leather sandals manufacturer in Kepala Batas of Seberang Perai, reputed to have made the 1st genuine handmade leather sandals. For the past 50 years, the sandals have been branded as JAGO.
Address: 708, Jalan Perak, Kepala Batas, 13200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light Memorial is a monument on the grounds of the St George's Anglican Church at Farquhar Street, George Town .The Francis Light Memorial is built in similar Georgian-Palladium style as the church. It has a dome ornamented with vases. Underneath the dome is a marble plaque honouring Light.
Address: Jalan Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Captain Francis Light Statue is a bronze statue, and it was sculpted by F.J. Wilcoxson and cast at Burton's Foundry in Thames Ditton. The statue was actually modelled after Francis Light's son, William Light since no picture could be found of the senior Light. The statue can be found in the Fort Cornwallis.
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light's Well is the well dug for the founder of the British trading post of George Town. He built a road which ran from a newly-built pier to his home in Penang. The road was named Light Street while his home was located within the compound of the present-day Convent Light Street, a girls' school started by Catholic nuns of the Holy Infant Jesus order.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Happening every first Thursday of the month, the Car Boot Night Bazaar will be held at Straits Quay Retail Marina and features souvenirs, clothes, food, secondhand books and more. If you would like to participate in the night bazaar, simply pay a rental space of RM10 for normal cars and RM20 for MPV.
Address: Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Carpenters' Guild at 70 Love Lane is one of the oldest trades association in Penang. It was established by carpenters and brick layers who were mostly Cantonese of the Sing Leng sub-dialect group and dedicated to the patron saint of the Cantonese tradesmen, Lo Pan, literally "North Duke", and was called Lo Pan Hang.
Address: 70, Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Cats & Humans Happily Living Together" is a mural created by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. In this mural, people are replaced by cats carrying banners, lanterns and other religious items, and mini table bearing effigies of the deities following from behind.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA. (inside Cheah Kongsi)
The cenotaph was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on March 31, 1922 at the Esplanade seafront where some World War I battles were fought and where many sailors lost their lives. The Penang Veterans Association (PVA) erected another small monument beside the cenotaph to remember those killed in World War II, Siam-Burma Death Railway, Malayan Emergency, Indonesian Confrontation and the Reinsurgency period.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A magical garden filled with plenty of instagrammable moments - Central Island Park at Aspen Vision City in Batu Kawan showcases an artistic display of enchanting fountains and garden pathways that look amazing in daylight and even better at night.
Address: Aspen Vision City, Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia, 14100 Penang.
Meaning 'sundry shop' in English, Chai Diam Ma comprises of a cafe and a souvenir shop. Quirky in more ways than one, scan the space for canvas bags, paintings and photographs while you wait for your order to arrive. Their menu ranges from macaroni bacon mushroom to smoked salmon pizza.
Address: 15 Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheah Kongsi, located at Armenian Street, Penang, is one of the oldest and most charming clan temples of George Town. The Cheah Kongsi ancestral temple of Sek Tong Seah @ Sek Tong Cheah Si Seh Tek Tong or Cheah Si Hock Haw Kong Kongsi is one of the less known but no less significant member of the Armenian Street Heritage Enclave.
Address: 8, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man, an eminent edifice which history calls home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze 'Blue' Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.
Address: 14 Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chew Jetty is said to be the more known and prominent one among the eight clan jetties of Pengkalan Weld. You can trace its origin back to the earlier Chinese settlements in Penang who built these village on stilts.
Address: 59A, Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
China House is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard, and now converted into 14 existing spaces with shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and theatre. Fusion and Western food is served here, and their widespread of cakes and desserts is a must try. China House is a pork free café, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
Address: 153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
China Joe's is a local souvenir shop specialising in Chinese gifts, fun clothes and jewellery. Other things to look out for are colourful porcelains, cushion covers, Chinese tea and coffee table books.
Address: 86, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a local organization of businesses and companies in Georgetown. Members of the Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, airlines, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers.
Address: 9th Floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall Building, 22, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chocolate and Coffee Museum specializes in retailing branded and high-end chocolate products. The boutique occupies a double storey bungalow that was formerly the New China Hotel. As would be expected, the inside of the Chocolate & Coffee Museum is a bonanza of chocolates, grouped by theme. If you are a chocolate lover, this place can help you put on some weight and lighten some pockets.
Address: 22, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Immaculate Conception Church is a Roman Catholic church along Burmah Road in Pulau Tikus, George Town. It was founded by Portuguese Eurasians who came to settle in Penang to escape persecution in Phuket. They were the "latecomers" of an earlier batch of Catholic Eurasian immigrants who arrived in Penang when the island was first established by Captain Francis Light, who had founded the Church of the Assumption in town.
Address: 1, Lorong Maktab, Pulau Tikus, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA.
This Roman Catholic Church in Nibong Tebal was founded in 1891 by a Catholic missionary, Father Rene Michel Marie Fee. The Church is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua, Italy. It is one of the oldest churches in Penang.
Address: Jalan Ooi Kar Seng, Taman Berjaya, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang.
The City Hall of George Town or Dewan Bandaraya George Town is a Victorian-style building along Jalan Padang Kota Lama. It was constructed in 1903, and opened in 1906. It holds the distinction as being one of the first buildings in George Town, Penang, to be completely fitted with electric lights and fans.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Built on stilts over the sea, this traditional Chinese waterfront settlement was home to the city's early stevedores and fisherfolks. The Clan Jetties are a cherished and conserved element of George Town's cultural heritage legacy.
Experience live arts and cultural performances about the history of Clan Jetties at Folklore By The Sea @ Chew Jetty.
Address: Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
At Kuala Jalan Bharu, a little fishing hamlet lined with Chinese style wooden cottages, you will find the Loh family coconut processing business. The coconut is perhaps the most highly utilized plant in Balik Pulau. In this cottage industry, the husks are seperated from the coconut kernal, dried and shredded to be used as compost. The flesh of the young coconut is sold for the extraction of coconut milk (used in cooking) and the flesh of older coconut is dried and sold for the extraction of oil.
Address: Kuala Jalan Bharu, Balik Pulau, 11010, Penang, MALAYSIA
Coffee Smith is one of the earlier businesses to christen the all-new Maritime Piazza in Karpal Singh Drive. Despite the cafe's Taiwan origin, the menu adopts a fusion approach and evidently with dishes like the scallop and mentaiko cream linguine as well as sauteed fillet steak with porcini mushroom risotto.
Address: No. 29C-01-11, Maritime Piazza, Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5, George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
A place that will bring you back to Penang's colonial past and the lifestyle the wealthy merchants of Penang through unique antiques such that reflect a decadent way of living and reflect the vastness of space in which they used to live. To add to this, there's also a personal handwritten document by Captain Francis Light, founder of Penang and intricate art pieces from the past such as a sublime marble carving of a young girl asleep on a pillow and beautifully commissioned stained glass. Most of the exhibits once lived in large, well-known mansion around Penang.
Address: 7 Jalan D.S. Ramanathan, Scott Road, 10350 Penang, MALAYSIA.
The Convent Light Street School is the oldest girl's school in Penang, founded in the mid 19th century by Holy Infant Jesus Missions. It was a chapel, an orphanage, a boarding school for the elite including royal princesses of the Thai family and today, it functions solely as a Malaysian public school for girls.
Address: 36, Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Countryside Stables is nestled in the midst of Sungai Burung agriculture area in Balik Pulau. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life. To date, it is home to 25 horses which consist of miniatures horses, Pure Bred Arabian Horses,Polo Pony, Thai, Myanmar, Malaysian ponies, donkeys and deer. Joy rides and horse riding lessons available.
Horseback Riding in the paddock or in the countryside for the adventurous.
Address: Lot 10050, Jalan Sungai Burung, Sungai Burung, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Kastam is one of the heritage buildings along the Weld Quay waterfront of George Town. It was built at the turn of the 20th century. Before Wisma Kastam was built, the shoreline was somewhere between Beach Street and what is today Victoria Street, depending on the tide.
Address: Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia, Wisma Kastam, Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10300, 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.