Top Things to Do in Penang, Malaysia

Top Things to Do in Penang, Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia (B)

Long known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang has been an important port and vibrant settlement for centuries. Nowadays this extraordinary island state is a place of fascinating contrasts, where the skyscrapers of George Town rub shoulders with British colonial architecture, traditional Chinese clan halls, and wooden stilt house villages. 

The sizzle of woks and the scent of mouthwatering street food in the air on bustling New Lane and Chulia Street every evening ensures that Penang is a feast for the senses.

Thanks to a delicious blend of Chinese, Indian and Malay culture, a trip to this fascinating island is one your tastebuds will never forget.

Then explore the fascinating history of George Town, Penang’s urban epicentre, exploring the colonial architecture, as well as Chinese and Indian influence. This rich heritage has been recognised with Unesco World Heritage status.

You can easily spend a day on the Penang Heritage Trail, taking in the British fort, the Clock Tower, the Kapitan Kling Mosque, the Khong Si Clan House and many other cultural highlights. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Penang, Malaysia
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • New Lane
  • Chulia Street
  • British fort
  • the Clock Tower
  • the Kapitan Kling Mosque
  • the Khong Si Clan House
  • Pasir Panjang Beach
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • The Habitat Penang Hill
  • Langur Way Canopy Walk