7 Things to Do in Penang.

7 Things to Do in Penang.

Penang was on our list since we started planning Malaysia. Not only does Penang hold a solid reputation for its delicious food but it’s street art holds its place at second best. If you planning on visiting Malaysia, make sure Penang is high on the list. We hope you like our 7 Things to Do in Penang.

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Visit the Street Art.

Penang’s street art was created in 2012 by London -trained Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic. He was told to create a more positive and creative approach to the streets of George town in which he didn’t disappoint. With over 50 different art pieces to enjoy grab a local map and get discovering.

Local signs for all of the best spots.

Cheap drinks at the Jamaican Bar.

On the main strip of George town is a falafel stand with food going for as little as 10RG. Next to the stand is an awesome Reggae bar inspired by Jamaica singer, Bob Marley. Not only do they sell cheap drinks but they also have live drum entertainment every few days where they interact with the crowd and get you involved in all of the jazzy tunes.

Walking to find clothes and food!

Go Shopping at the Mall.

With over 4 floors full of clothing, phones, accessories, camera shops and more, there is enough here to keep you shopping for hours. We stumbled upon this mall during a exploration around Georgetown and it was actually quite westernised compared to others we’ve seen in Asia. From Cotton On to The Body Shop make sure you bring your purse as there’s something for everyone here.

TIP: Make sure you bring your carrier bags to avoid excess waste. Buy your tote bag here.

Kek Lok Si Temple.

Visit Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is the biggest temple in Malaysia and found a short 15 minute drive from GeorgeTown. There’s incredible amounts of detail gone into this building which you can tell by circling the numerous halls and miniature botanical gardens dotted around the place. After a good few hours exploring you can even climb to the top of the tower where you can see a beautiful view of Penang.


Take a Trip to Penang Hill.

Penang Hill is another great location to visit whilst in Penang. You can either grab a taxi or bus to the magnificent Temple. From there you can either jump on the train which is located 15 minutes walk from the temple or walk up to the main section which will take you between 1-3 hours depending on the weather. When you get to the top, there’s a few walks, tourist attractions and cafes with the largest selection of ice-cream I have ever seen!

In awe of all it’s beauty.

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Walk around The Botanical Gardens.

After your trip around Penang Hill there are two ways of getting down to the botanical gardens. The first way is by walking 1.5 km downhill which is a little hard on the carves. Or grab a taxi which will take you half the time and isn’t as fun. These gardens are constantly filled with runners, people walking or doing both! However, the scenery is one not to be missed, perfect for a lazy stroll or a picnic destination.

Filling our bellies at the food stalls.

Try Some Food at The Hawker Stalls.

Our friend actually told us about The Hawker Stalls located in central Georgetown. These stalls only sell food so great for an evening bite. There are quite a few stalls selling tradition Malaysian and Chinese so you will have no problem picking some tasty food to curb your hunger.

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