Why We Love Penang (And You Should, Too!)
Have you been planning to visit Penang, Malaysia? Penang, the vibrant island-state of the north western coast of Malaysia is a lot more than any self-professed foodie haven. Penang is also known as the pearl of the orient and has developed as a tourist destinations over the decades. There are things you will just love about Penang. Here’s a sneak peak to a few of them.
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Penang Bird Park:
There are more than 300 species of birds in the Penang Bird Park, including an impressive gathering of hornbills such as wreathed hornbills and helmeted hornbills. So, pack a bag and rush to Penang. Where else will you find such beauty?
Food and Market:
There’s no way you’ll avoid the food and the shopping opportunities. Penang has plenty of options for people who like trying new cuisines or are fond of shopping. You get multiple cuisines from Thai, Malay, Indian and Chinese to European and English. If you have a liking for spicy food, you have got your paradise. Penang has a variety of spices imported from all over Asia.
Once you are in Penang, there are things you can’t avoid like the heritage buildings that showcase its rich culture. These buildings have been turned into museums. Have a taste of the cultural ideologies of Penang at The Heritage.
One of Penang’s most popular things are the mural paintings, painted by local and international artists on the walls of George Town. So, if art is your calling, you must definitely roam around for a great sight.
You can’t savour the taste of the city unless you have tried one of the homestay in Penang. Affordable houses opportunities that give you the comfort of home and aren’t digging a hole in your pocket. That’s like a dream.
Plenty of cars and bikes around, isn’t it? How often do you get to see a trishaw? Well, Penang is popular for Trishaws and deserves all the attention. It’s not only cool but trying something new is really fascinating. So, visiting Penang, don’t miss out on a trishaw ride.
Walking down the streets of Penang, you’ll realize that it’s a mausoleum of religions and the locals are highly religious in their ways. The sites that you can visit include; the Kek Lok Si Temple, the Cathedral of the Assumption, and the Kapitan Kling Mosque.
There are plenty of places you can visit in Penang at night. Here’s a small list:
- Batu Ferringhi shopping spree.
- Join the Sunset Cruise.
- Take a tour of Kek Lok Si Temple.
- Try the finest street food dishes at Gurney Drive.
- Dine at Ferringhi Garden.
- Chill out at Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant and Rooftop Bar.
- Have drinks at The Soho Free House.
- Watch bands play good music at China House
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