If you’re already familiar with Kuala Lumpur, Penang is an excellent suggestion for your next trip to Malaysia. Chill atmosphere, colorful artworks, and pretty cafes have become a signature of Georgetown Penang.
What to do in Georgetown Penang?
From the fascinating street food to street art, here are my favorite things to do in Georgetown Penang.
Explore Penang street art
The reason why Georgetown is famous is partly thanks to its unique and creative street art.
In 2012, the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic blew a breath of fresh air to the appearance of Georgetown. He created 2D and 3D paintings combined with real objects, offering a vibrant vibe to the old streets.
I love wandering around and finding amazing murals, steel sculptures, and wall paintings on every corner.
Although the 3D museum is quite popular in many places, what makes this museum special is its Penang-style display. The entrance fee is affordable and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Make sure your camera is fully charged before entry
Use the suggested point in front of the painting for a better shooting experience
Visit Cheah Si Sek Tek Tong
Cheah Si Sek Tek Tong is one of the oldest temples in Georgetown. The temple is adorned with many magnificent lanterns, and the walls are elaborately carved with artwork and old objects.
Try tasty food in Georgetown
Do you know that Penang is dubbed as the capital of food in Malaysia?
Penang is always proud to be ranked as one of the best culinary paradises in the world. From street vendors like Char Koay Teow to Penang Laska, and even fine dining like Rojak can be found in Penang.
I love to sample different dishes during my stay in George Town Penang. One great place to stop by is Sungai Pinang Food Court. It has different vendors so you can easily try a variety of dishes.
Watch sunset floating village Clan Jetties
Another place to visit in Georgetown Penang is Clan Jetties. The village on the sea, Clan Jetty, is home and settlement for Chinese clans.
Clan Jetties is divided into six small villages, and each one is home to a clan. The ancient features of the town are reflected in lanterns lit by candles in front of the houses, spreading a characteristic red color of Chinese people.
Chill at the cafe
Spending an entire day in a coffee shop is a must-try for your visit to Penang. I really like the Mug Shot Café (which has great yogurt and sandwiches) and the Tavern in The Park.
Classic houses with vibrant colors mixed with sophistication in design, somewhere there are a few beautiful cafes with hipster tones.
Drink on Love Lane
Love Lane is a narrow street that runs from north to south, linking Farquhar Street and Chulia Street. This is a great area if you want to have a couple of drinks in Penang.