Travel to Penang, Malaysia
Penang Island is located in northern Malaysia, along the west coast, in the Strait of Malacca. The capital George Town, founded in 1786, is built with old houses and shops from the 19th century to the 1950s. All the streets have this ancient and colourful architecture that gives this charming atmosphere to the city.
Different cultures reside in George Town; you can enjoy the mix of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian influences that enhance the city's dynamism and cultural richness.
Travel to Penang - Things to do
Travel to Penang - Places to visit
- Penang Hill
This mountain overlooks the city and allows you to have a view of the jungle and George Town.
Accessible by funicular.
- The Kapitan Keling Mosque
Built by the men of the East India Company, this mosque now occupies 7 hectares and is the place of worship of the city's Muslims.
- Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
This indigo-coloured manor house is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has become the city's emblem.
- Wat Chayamangkalaram
This Buddhist temple houses a huge statue of a lying Buddha.
Travel to Penang - Activities
- Discover the street art of George Town
The city is famous for its street art works scattered all over the place
In particular, do Armenian Street and Chulia Street.
- The Indian Quarter
A walk in this district is essential, especially to see the Sri Mahamariamman temple.
As for the Indian district, it is here that the Kuan Yin Teng temple is to be seen.
Travel to Penang - Where to eat ?
$: The street food
You won't find cheaper than street food on the streets of Penang. Ideal for testing all specialities.
$$: Kota Dine & Coffee
Our favourite to discover local food
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Fort Cornwallis, Georgetown, Penang
$$$$: Copper Bar & Restaurant
The gourmet meal is delicious, as are their cocktails!
Address: 88, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Pulau Pinang
Travel to Penang - Where to stay ?
$: Great Shanghai Guesthouse
This guesthouse offers both single rooms and dormitories
Address: 50 & 52, Lebuh Leith, George Town
$$: The Southern Boutique Hotel
Ideally located, modern decoration and attentive staff
Address: 108 Jalan Muntri, George Town
$$$$: Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Magnificent hotel, with both colonial and modern architecture
Address: 10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, George Town