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Penang

Arguably the foodie capital of Malaysia, Penang is a must on any visit to the country. Fill your belly to the brim with tasty fried noodles, succulent chicken satay and a lip-smackingly good combination of meat, vegetables and dumplings. Aside from the food, head off and explore the historic city of Georgetown or venture into the surrounding jungles and beaches.

Top things to do in Penang

  • Georgetown
    Explore Georgetown's city streets, dotted with colonial architecture, Chinese temples, Unesco World Heritage listed buildings and top-notch street food stalls. 
  • Penang National Park
    Nature lovers should head to this small national park to explore the jungle trails and find some of the quietest beaches on the island.
  • Penang Street Food
    Penang is famous for its street food, so do a culinary tour of the hawker halls. Make sure you try Assam Laksa soup and Wanton Mee, two Penang specialities.
  • Blue Mansion
    This famous Heritage hotel was built in the 19th century and is extremely Instagram-worthy.
  • Tropical Spice Garden
    An oasis of tropical flowers and spices. Take a cooking class at the cooking school or simply tour the beautiful gardens.
  • "Kids on a Bicycle"
    This famous street mural by Ernest Zacharevic is the most famous of Georgetown's street art.
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