Gourmets and gourmands rejoice! The 'Pearl of the Orient', Penang, is a thriving melting pot of a city where everyone is a certified foodie.

Rich culture and traditions give rise to lingering scents of irresistible food from all corners of Malaysia, as the island's heritage is proudly and fiercely preserved without resisting the flood of modernity.

What do you need for your pilgrimage to this food mecca? Just comfortable shoes and a large pack of indigestion relief.

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Top Must Do's

Batu Ferringhi Night Market

Batu Ferringhi Night Market - Tourists will love the colourful night market along Ferringhi Beach. In front of the stretch of bars and hotels is a night market that sells every tourist's dream souvenirs - lanterns, key chains, novelty tees, floats, swimwear, accessories, bags and many others. Come over for some trinket shopping, get a foot massage across the street or just hop on to one of the many famous bars along the street.

Batu Ferringhi Night Market
Photo credits: Al Mahat (AZRA)

Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple - There is no missing the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si Temple, its many towers sprawled atop a hillside, and a giant 36.5 metre high statue of the Goddess of Mercy standing tall at the summit. The view is fantastic, but more so during festive periods such as Chinese New Year when you'll find the entire place decorated with hundreds of lanterns - quite a sight for all visitors.

Kek Lok Si Temple
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If walking's not your thing, there is a mini funicular train that takes you to the top.

Penang Botanical Gardens

Penang Botanical Gardens - Come over to this huge garden to get close to nature, and join the locals on their jogs, walks, treks, aerobic dances and even Tai Chi practices amidst lush greenery. The Penang Botanical Gardens also play host to the Penang International World Music Festival and the annual Penang International Floral Fest.

Penang Botanical Gardens
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Armenian Street, George Town

Armenian Street, George Town - Step into George Town's many quaint streets such as Armenian Street and Acheh Street, and you'll find a place where time stands still. Here in this UNESCO World Heritage Site you'll find well-preserved colonial-era structures, including temples, mosques and churches. Attractions such as the recently added street artworks by Ernest Zacharevic are also a big pull.

Penang Armenian Street
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Penang Local Cuisines

Penang Local Cuisines - Ask any local where to find the best local bites - Char Kuey Teow, Assam Laksa, Cendol, Ais Kacang, Hokkien Mee, Nasi Kandar and many more! Regardless of where they point to, you'll be assured that the food will be impeccably good! The birthplace of many famous Malaysian dishes, the streets of Penang such as Lorong Selamat, Macalister Road and Kimberly Street are filled with variations of the classics.

Penang Local Cuisines
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To/From Penang International Airport
Rapid Penang Airport Bus to Komtar, Teluk Bahang, Air Itam, George Town, 30 mins or more, From RM2.00
Taxi to aAll over Penang Island, 30 mins, From RM4.00

Quick Facts
Currency Ringgit Malaysia (RM)
Electricity 220 - 240 Volt  
Language Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Tamil, Hokkien, Mandarin
Time zone GMT +8
Telephone code +604
Religion Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism

Source: www.airasia.com


Rainy Season - Hot and rainy, 23°C - 30°C
Don't forget your umbrella!


Hot season - Hot and humid, 23°C - 34°C
Drink lots of water and apply sunscreen.

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