For anyone who visited Penang, whether by local tour car service provided or own back packer, they must be experience before, “the best original local Penang food”, “the convenience place to stay overnight”, “the best nature spot and beach to go” and etc. If you have so called “Penangtise” friends, for sure they will bring you to right place to eat, stay, and have fun. You are neither can easily search thru google nor your facebook for these “secret Info”.
So, as a Penang guy, I hope that below information’s can help you to do the short cut way before you landed.
Never to over claimed when we mentioned “Food Paradise in Penang”. You can find variety of local hawker cuisine here; you can to stalk the famous street food in Penang town area “Georgetown”.
Famous street food likes Char Kuey Teow, Hokkien Mee, Laksa, Curry Mee, Lok Bah, Bah Kut Teh and etc. Important, those mentioned high popularity cuisine you can search in one place, all in one centralised at one food court. Furthermore, the huge South Indian Muslim population making up a large Mamak community, 24 hours Mamak food store will easy found in Penang Island.
Penang had a lot historical place to visit, especially being home to mansions, churches, cemeteries and shop lots from many different cultures over the centuries. If you are photographer, this is the best place to recommend taking all the good sight into your camera. Furthermore, Georgetown, Penang declares as UNESCO in 2008.
In Penang, a lot of popularity tourism spot is located at different location, even though small size of island, but quite hard for you to reach another destination with walking distance.
For backpacker, you might use public transport to travel. However, the best option is to use charted car service like Kikia (www.kikia.co) .This will help you save a lot of time to go any other location in Penang.
Penang not a rural area, you don’t have only one option to search thru air BNB to get your accommodation. Many boutique hotels and cafes have been springing up all over town to cater for and attract the newest generations of vacationers while still maintaining its old-time characteristics. Such as Campbell House @ Campbell Street, 23LoveLane Hotel @ Love Lane, Muntri Mews Residence @ Muntri Street and etc…
As we know that, Malaysia is the multi-racial country, especially in Penang. Penang has a whole host of exciting festivals and events lined up throughout the year. Just like any other state in Malaysia, Penangites celebrate all the major religious festivals, namely Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha (Muslims), Chinese New Year and Wesak Day (Buddhists), and Deepavali and Thaipusam (Hindus). Penang Island accumulated different ethnics with different culture ritual. The major ethnic are Malays, Chinese and Indian. For example, Chinese had more than 4 dialect group eg. Hokien, Teochew, Cantonese and Hailam. They have different festivals to celebrate. Such as Chinese Dragon Boat Race, Nice Emperor God Festival, St.Anne’s Festival, Wesak day and many more.
As a multi-racial country, most of the people here know more than one language. It certainly not a big deal if you come from Europe or America, you still can use English to communicate. If you are come from China or Taiwan, Mandarin is a wise choice here as major population is Chinese in Penang Island.
If you are coffee lover, you might not miss the café in Penang. Cafés have been mushrooming in Penang recent years; some are really popular and visit-worthy. Needless to say, the cafe scene in Penang is well-rounded and nothing short of happening. Besides, there are a lot of Bistro along the street in Georgetown, beer is serve on anytime.
Uniquely funny street art of George Town makes the town even more interesting and impossible to forget. We love the works created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. Get a map of the places in a stall in Armenia Street. Rent a bicycle or take a rickshaw to explore them all.
Penang Island is one of the beautiful islands in Malaysia, drawing a steady crowd of tourists and locals throughout the year. Some of the most famous beaches in Penang are Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah, both of which boast five-star hotels and beachfront resorts with breathtaking views and ample dining venues. The clear waters are popular spots for a wide array of recreational activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, and windsurfing.