Penang Hill Timur Laut Pulau Pinang
You can either get here on a funicular train in 15 mins (RM 30/Rs. 455), or walk (5km, uphill). The view from here is fantastic, especially after sunset.The trail starts near the Penang Botanical Garden in George Town. If you prefer to take the train instead, there's one every few minutes from Air Itam, 7km from George Town.7. Indulge in the food of PenangThe street food in Penang is unparalleled. Even as a vegan, though my experience of the scene excluded many of the local favourites such as Assam Laksa and Oh Chien, I ate some of the best food I've ever had. Here's a more detailed guide to Penang's local cuisine.Cafes and sit-down restaurants are prevalent. Nasi kandar (rice and curry) restaurants in Penang are something of a legend, so make sure you sample as many as you can. For veggies/vegans, stop by Lilly's Kitchen, Luk Yea Yan and several other vegetarian places in Little India.Other mentions: You will inevitably walk by Khoo Kongsi, Camera Museum and several temples of Georgetown. Here's a great overview to help you pick. Also, if the weather and tides permit, a sampan boat ride to Monkey Beach in Penang National Park can be a great addition to your Penang itinerary. The boats leave from the jetty at the entrance of Penang National Park in Teluk Bahang.Have you visited Penang yet? Upload your photos and share your insights about exploring the island on Tripoto.All images belong to @trisha.sngh
The Camera Museum Jalan Muntri Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
We read great reviews about this place online so decided to check it out. Although not a big museum, this place offers a nice insight into the history of cameras, their evolution, the basic principles behind the art of photography and the opportunity to work some really cool cameras. If you are someone who likes photography, this place is a must visit. Even otherwise, this place serves as a pleasant break from visiting the outdoor locations in Penang under the tropical sun. Do get some pictures clicked after your tour, the people working at the museum add cool effects to your photos and you can carry them back as a souvenir.
Gurney Drive Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
On day four we spent time shopping at the malls in Goerge Town and in Gurney Drive. There are lot of shops there selling some really creative merchandise.It's worth while to visit the malls if you're always on look for home improvement items.
Khoo Kongsi Cannon Square George Town Penang Malaysia
This magnificent temple located near Cannon Street serves as a wonderful reminder of the Chinese history in Penang. Apart from the gorgeous architecture and vibrant artistry on display, this temple also houses a museum underneath which gives a detailed history about the various clans in Penang. While it is beautiful to see in the morning, when the lights come on it looks even more stunning.
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple Lorong Burma George Town Penang Malaysia
Through our travels around SE Asia, we have come across a lot of beautiful Buddhist temples but the Dharamikarma temple is one of the most unique, serene and beautiful temples of the lot. Built in Burmese style, the temple has stunning Buddha statues, walls covered with stories and quiet prayer rooms. We spent more time in this temple than anywhere else in Penang because it was so peaceful. The monks inside are friendly and if you are lucky you can even converse with them. This place is a must visit.
Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Lorong Burma Georgetown Penang Malaysia
This temple was not originally on our list but just as we were about to leave for the airport our driver suggested we give this place a visit. I am so glad we listened to his advice because the Wat Chayamangkalaram is a stunning temple dedicated to Lord Buddha. The star attraction of course is the massive statue of reclining Buddha that reminded us of the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok. The interiors are stunning and there is an aura of peace and calm around the place. You can also light a candle and make a wish inside the temple.
Clan Jetties Of Penang Pengkalan Weld Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
Propped up entirely on six wooden-jetties along Penang's eastern waterfront, is a fascinating old Chinese village, which dates back over a hundred years. Each jetty is dominated by an old Chinese clan, hence the name Clan Jetties. The longest one belongs to the Chew clan, and is the one most frequented by visitors. There's a sprinkling of shops and small cafes on the Jetty, and a Zacharevic mural of a boy in a sampan (Malay for boat). Expect to spend over an hour exploring life on the jetties.6. Make it to the top of Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)
Muka Head Lighthouse Barat Daya Pulau Pinang
Penang National Park is a massive forest on the northwestern section of the island. The park is lined with miles and miles of well-marked trails that lead to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The best of these trails takes you on a 2-hour long hike to the Muka Head Lighthouse, which goes through one of the best beaches on the island (Monkey Beach). The National Park closes at 5pm, so visit the lighthouse earlier in the day to make it back on time.Take an entire day out to thoroughly explore the park, which is home to some beautiful marine life and has some great birding spots. There are several other trails in the national park. Worth mentioning is an-hour long hike to Meromictic Lake.4. Enjoy the island's unique coffee culturePenang's coffee is as diverse as its coffee-drinkers. Kopi O is for the black-coffee connoisseurs (it's delicious) while Penang's White Coffee, locally made instant mix, is a movement in itself. Served hot or over ice, with or without condensed milk, in street-stalls or in cafes, coffee is a strong part of Penang's daily life and there is something for everyone.If you are looking to indulge, Kopi Loewak on Armenian street brews up some handmade Kopi Luwak or civet coffee, which is considered to be one of the best and most expensive coffees in the world – RM 80/Rs. 1200 for a cup.5. Stroll on to the Clan Jetties
Penang 3D Trick Art Museum Lebuh Penang Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
I-City Museum Tour: This is 6-hour long shore excursion that takes you to two of the most popular museums in Malaysia – The Red Carpet Wax Museum and the 3-D Trick Art Museum. The Red Carpet Wax Museum is Malaysia's first museum with wax statues of its most popular stars & celebrities. The 3-D Trick Art Museum is a one of its kind in Malaysia where exhibits come to life in 3D when seen through a camera lens.Shopping Tours: There are four shopping tours – Bukit Bintang tour that has shopping malls, boutique stores and street shopping; Suria KLCC tour, which is Malaysia's premier shopping destination located at the foot of the Petronas Twin Tower; Mid Valley Mega Mall tour which takes you to Kuala Lumpur’s most sensational shopping destination; one Utama Shopping Tour that is popular for having Malaysia's first 'Sky Mall'.If you have experienced the high of being on a cruise, share your experience here! And if you have any questions about taking a cruise or any other travel query, ask our community of 25 million plus travellers and get the answers you seek!