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MY PENANG - Attractions of Penang (pg2)


myMalaysiabooks shares with you where to go or places to visit in Penang - all these detailed in our travel guide My Penang



Ooi Kongsi, George Town, Penang

Ooi Kongsi, Chinese Clan House


Kapitan Keling Mosque, George Town

Kapitan Keling Mosque built in 1801


Heritage Tour of World Heritage Site

George Town is the place to walk around or to take a trishaw ride. See the largest cluster of 18th and 19th century houses in South East Asia. Foreign travellers can catch a free ride on shuttle buses that runs through the historical enclave of George Town.

Places to check out: see below

More Photos on George Town  Heritage Sites

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"Be amazed by the bargains and contrasts of shopping scenes, from open-air markets to shopping Penang"  

Penang offers you a range of shopping, you are never short of choices- you can shop for branded or high-end merchandise to cheap treats. For the thrifty shoppers, shop at roadside stalls, shopping complexes or even night markets (pasar malam). As you shop, walk the streets and sample of the Penang hawkers fare - from sweet snacks to  hot spicy dishes. Branded goods are usually sold at specialty shops or at shops in shopping malls. Learn about best buys in places to shop in Penang in My Penang.

Shopping places in Penang: Shops along Penang Road (Jalan Penang),

Shopping Malls: Gurney Plaza (Gurney Drive), Komtar, Prangin Mall (Jalan Penang, George Town), Queensway Mall (Relau),

Bazaars , Shopping malls, Roadside/ Street stalls, pasar malam or night markets, flea Markets, wet markets, supermarket


Entertainment and clubbing

     Cinemas, theatres, nightspots are found mainly on Penang island. Pubs, lounges and discos are common in big hotels or located in the heart of George Town  for those who want to dine or dance, go to Upper Penang Road, Batu Ferringhi, Jalan Gottlieb, Jalan Burma, etc. are places to go for a night in town. Penangites however will also be found at night mainly at hawker stalls and food courts or centres, scattered all over - Pulau Tikus, New Lane, Gurney Drive, etc.


Penang Food Adventure

Penang is known as the Food Capital of Malaysia - for authentic fabulous street food. Try out Malay, Chinese, Nyonya (Nonya), Indian, food and drinks by walking round the streets of Penang. Food is cheap at roadside stalls, or coffee shops and small restaurants that are scattered all over the state. Discover where to get your favourite Penang food in My Penang. Don't leave Penang without sampling her hawker food (street food)

Also learn how to travel from George Town, to other parts of Penang island, Pulau Jerejak, Pulau Aman and Seberang Perai. Great nature destination are the nearby islands of Pulau Payar and the 100 over islands of Langkawi - fabulous exotic vacation destination in Kedah not to be missed for those who love the sun, sea and nature.


trishaw, George Town, Penang



Travelling to Penang

Penang Ferry, Malaysia

Ferry to & From Penang Island


Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge



shopping mall in George Town, Penang

shopping in Penang


Kek Lok Si Temple, Air Itam, Penang

Kek Lok Si Temple


Cheah Kongsi, George Town, Penang

Cheah Kongsi (Chinese Clan House), George Town


Penang Char Koay Teow

Penang Char Kway Teow


Street Art of Penang
The most interesting scenes on the streets of Penang today is the street art of George Town.

Two of the most interesting art form that show the life in Penang are the Steel Rod Sculptures and Murals by Ernest Zacharevic

George Town Steel Rod Sculptures are by Sculpture At Work, a Kuala Lumpur-based company, which won the ‘Marking George Town — An Idea Competition for a Unesco World Heritage Site’ in April 2010.
The design was selected as the most cost effective, robust and requires less maintenance. Its design concept which is voices from the people will make George Town unique and more interesting to visitors, young and old.
Witty caricature sculptures are installed at the various buildings there of the historic enclave of George Town.
The company on 29 March, 2010, won the design idea competition organized by the Penang State Government on 7 September, 2009.

However, it was the murals by Ernest Zacharevic that have helped to position George Town as a showcase of street art.
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic has changed the streets and buildings of Penang with beautiful and interesting wall painting of children all across the historical enclave of George Town. The 2012 George Town Festival commissioned Ernest Zacharevic to add his murals in the city.


(Photo: Painting on the wall of the houses at the Clan Jetties >>>)

Art Scenes of Penang

Steel Rod Art form that depicts the various cultural activities of Penang in the old days - a unique lifestyle heritage of  Penang


Where to Stay in Penang

Visitors and stay in 5 star high-rise hotels in the shopping district, experience the culture at heritage hotels or relax at beach resorts on Penang Island.

Where to stay in Penang HERE

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