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Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
The most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. more
Kek Lok Si Temple
The largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia, is located Air Hitam, area of 120,000 square meters. The temple row upon row of colorful buildings. A stunning collection of Buddha statues made from all sorts of precious materials. more
Fort Cornwallis is one of the most well-known landmarks in Penang. Fort Cornwallis is one of the most interesting historical landmarks in Georgetown more than 200 years. Its walls, roughly 10 feet high & laid out in a star-shape formation. more
Penang Hill has a Swiss-made in Asia's oldest funicular railway systems, you can easily up and down Penang Hill. Along the way, can watch the beautiful villas, railway loose fat along with many plants grow. more
Penang is a state in Malaysia and the name of its constituent island, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". It is bordered by Kedah in the north and east, and Perak in the south. Penang is the second smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. It is composed of two parts - Penang Island, where the seat of government is, and Seberang Perai (formerly Province Wellesley in English) on the Malay Peninsula. Highly urbanised and industrialised Penang is one of the most developed and economically important states in the country, as well as a thriving tourist destination. Read more about penang history
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Part of the Penang Heritage Trail. The Clan Jetties is used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Clan Jetties is billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island. more
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Blue House, was under construction in 1897, and spent a full seven years to complete. Cheong Fatt Tze build more fashionable house, blue house is established according to feng shui. more
Tropical Spice Garden
Is an eight-acre collection of secondary jungle with some 500 species of flora and fauna. Southeast Asia’s only Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden is a good place to spend the afternoon with your kids. more
Wall Mural Art
Penang’s capital city has been basking in its street art glory. Brilliant Lithuanian artist - Ernest Zacharevic is in Penang working on a few large wall mural art which will be happening in July 2012 George Town Festival. more
This Penang War Museum situated on Bukit Batu Maung was erected on the original defence complex built by British before World War II in 1930's by the British to protect the island from enemies. It became a defence fort during the war. more
It is the smallest national park in the country with a size of 2,562 hectares. It was gazetted in 2003 and is home to 46 species of birds, 417 flora and 143 fauna species. more
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This is a spicy-sour fish base noodle soup that is known in Penang. It is listed at number 7 on World's 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011. It was very delicious and spicy.
Char Kway Teow
Char Kuey Teow is a famous Penang hawker food. Basically flat rice noodles stir-fried with shrimp, bloody cockles, Chinese lap cheong (sausage), eggs, bean sprouts, and chives in a mix of soy sauce.
Hokkien Mee (Prawn Noodles)
The famous Penang hawker food Hokkien Mee is known as Prawn Noodles. Mixture of yellow noodles, rice noodles and bean sprouts served in a prawn and pork broth. It was actually brought over the Malaysia from Fujian, China.
Chee Cheong Fun
Chee Cheong Fun is a dish of hand cut steamed flat rice noodle rolls without any filling. This little bites is a popular snack in Penang as it is simply tasty, filling and the price is reasonably cheap. The taste suits both the old and the young.
Wan Tan Mee
This is a noodle dish serve with meat dumplings wrapped in wanton skin. The dumping is usually made from a mixture of minced pork and prawns, spiced with pepper and salt, wrapped in the wanton skin.
Roti Canai is a type of Indian-influenced flatbread, is fried to a crisp and slightly charred on a flatbed circular iron pan. It served with dhall or lentil curry, onion pickled or with sugar.
Fried Oyster (Oh Chien)
This dish is an oyster omelets with a twist. The omelets are made with a mixture of light tapioca flour giving it a sticky and gooey texture.
It sold by the Indian Muslim community. One can taste the full richness of spices used to cook the different curries. The spice and herbs are mixed together in a perfect combination that brings out the aroma of each dish.
This is another popular dessert among the locals as well as tourist. Besides the thick and sweetened red bean, the other important ingredient is the green noodle. The syrup is made from coconut milk and is sweetened with palm sugar.
This is a popular dessert, it is very taste and refreshing, especially on a hot day. The ingredients used usually consists of thick sweetened red bean, canned sweet corn, grass jelly, ice cream, fruit cocktails and even fresh fruits.
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Top Accommodation to Stay
Hard Rock Hotel Penang provides a 26,000 sq ft swimming pool, sand islands, and water slides for guests to enjoy. The recreational facilities of the hotel also features a Teens club, football table, pool table, Lil’ Rock Kids Club, Luxury Spa, well-equipped gym, and two hard rock stores. With all the facilities and services, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is the perfect option for guests who want to experience great comfort.
A wonderful place of stay, the Golden Sands Resort offer a lively and vibrant atmosphere while at the same time giving utmost comfort. It's recent renovation rejuvenates the resort, by offering a number of admirable facilities making it one of the finest for families and honeymooner since it features qualities that outshine other hotels in its class. Cool Lounge, a new feature of the resort, is the first kind in all of the Shang-rila properties. For a truly unique and memorable experience, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La is the place to be.
Eastern And Oriental Hotel is a classic and luxurious accommodation suitable for those that crave the nostalgia, traditional designs, and influences of colonial Malaysia. There will never be a dull moment when exploring the six on-site restaurants, hosting a wide selection of tastes. Located on Farquhar Street, venues like the Penang Butterfly Farm and the Penang State Museum are within close proximity.
G Hotel Penang offers luxurious rooms with an excellent selection of designer furniture. G Hotel Penang overlooks Penang’s most famous boulevard Gurney drive. Tourists can appreciate the proximity to Gurney Drive Beach, known for its clear waters. Business travelers can opt for the serviced residences and can easily reach the central business district by taxi.