Exploring Penang

Penang Peranakan Mansion

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Penang is such a lovely city offering a plethora of options for tourists to explore. George Town which is the capital of Penang State is a World Heritage Site boasting a mixture of colonial buildings (like the City Hall and Town Hall), the Penang Perinakan Mansion which is perhaps one of the most decorated mansions I have seen as well as beautiful mosques, temples and street art (street art caricatures and lovely wall murals). The Clan Jetties of Penang with its traditional waterfront houses, The Top with its observation deck on the 68th floor giving fantastic views of the city and the Kek Lok Si Temple which is illuminated for about 30 days every year during the Chinese New Year were also among my favorites. In case you are traveling to Penang, here are some of the attractions we visited which I recommend to other travelers.

Penang Peranakan Mansion: (entrance fee is MYR25) Make sure you join a guided tour for 30 minutes!

Town Hall, City Hall and Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama) during the Chinese New Year celebration

Fort Cornwallis (it´s cannons never fired in a war) This is the largest standing fort in Malaysia.

Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower

Street Art (Kids on Bicycle, Armenian Street 2012)

Street Art (I Want Bao, Armenian Street 2004)

Steel rod caricature (Church Street)

Steel rod caricature (Procession, Armenian Street)

Armenian Street with its lovely shops and restaurants

Chew Jetty

Kek Lok Si Temple: This temple is illuminated once a year (for about 30 days) during the Chinese New Year and we were lucky to be visiting Penang during this period 👍

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre: a perfect place to try different kinds of cuisine at reasonable prices 👍

One of several food courts (this one is in front of Chew Jetty)

Little India

One of several temples in George Town (this one is Nin Yang Temple)

The Top at Komtar: Try to buy the combo ticket which includes Jurassic Park and the Aquarium for best value 👍

Batu Ferringhi Beach with lots of good restaurants and a fire show in the evening. Of course, the beach itself is nice.

TeddyVille Museum (we got a 50% discount for the ticket as we were staying at the DoubleTree Hotel)

Below are some attractions we did not get to visit:

Batik Painting Museum Penang (Armenian Street)

Wonderfood Museum

Magic World Penang (Victoria Street)

On our next visit, we also plan to visit Penang Hilltop, Batu Ferringhi Iron Waterfall and more! There is also a Starbucks Coffee where the staff are deaf and the Ghee Hiang Bakery is famous for their handmade traditional pastries.