10 Solid Reasons You Should Visit Penang

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There’s never been a better time to visit Penang. The city has so much to offer, from cool heritage building and traditions to the world’s best street food. These are just a few reasons why you should book a trip to The Pearl Of The Orient – Penang.

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Penang

In today’s blog, we are going to tell you 10 reasons why you should visit Penang every year.

1. Delicious Food

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When it comes to street food, no one can beat us! Penang, long known as the Food Paradise Of Asia, is renowned for its fabulous and exotic mix of delicious cuisine to choose from. Other street food treats to try include hokkien mee, wantan mee, curry mee, laksa and many more!

GUIDE: 24 Street Food To Try When You Are In Penang

2. Beautiful Street Art

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The next reason you should visit Penang is the unique street art. Ernest Zacharevic was commissioned in 2012 by the Penang Municipal Council to create a street art project in Georgetown called ‘Mirrors George Town‘ which consisted of painting several large scale murals in multiple locations of the old town. And yes it made the city a bit more exciting since then.

3. Multi-ethnic Artisans

Did you know there’s still a series of old shops where multi-ethnic artisans hand-craft traditional goods? For instance, things like Muslim skullcaps, Chinese signboards, metal anchors, rattan furniture and paper effigies. Furthermore, Kedai Songkok OSM Mohd Shariff is the only place left in Penang for you to find handmade Muslim headwear.

4. UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site

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More than two centuries of unique history and heritage makes George Town a worthy recipient as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site on 7th July 2008.

Now, Penang is a city filled with nuances in every corner, worthy to be discovered by intrepid adventurers.

5. Lovely and Beautiful Beaches

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Down by the beach, you can opt for a leisurely stroll and explore the many restaurants that line the area. Alternatively, if you are up for some adventure, you can rent their beach bikes and scour the entire area!

6. Go House-Hunting


The next obvious reason is to explore the George Town’s building inside out. Pro tip: Don’t miss a visit to the city’s excellent house museums.

7. Instagrammable Cafe

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Besides glorious food, we have some epic Cafe for the coffee lover too. Don’t leave without trying some of our favourites such as Constant Gardener Coffee, The Alley, China House and Kim Haus.


Related: 23 Cafe To Visit At Least Once In Your Lifetime

8. Fall In Love With Peranakan Culture

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Admire the stunning Peranakan Culture in Penang. Be curious to learn about the tradition and culture of the Baba and Nyonya in Penang.

9. Amazing Hotels


George Town attracts every kind of traveller, so it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for 4-star luxury or a bunk in a budget hostel, George Town has it covered. There are plenty of modern hotels to choose from with all the amenities you’d expect, but the best places to stay in George Town are within the restored colonial buildings.

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10. Interesting Point of Interests

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Penang has a lot of attractive point of interests as well. From modern and quirky offerings to family-friendly amusement parks and natural and cultural attractions, we have them all.

Attention: We’re going to tell you more what are the top things to do in Penang in our next guide. So stay tuned for that.  Like our Facebook page to stay informed.

10 Solid Reasons To Visit Penang This Year

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What do you love about Penang? Let us know in the comment section. Also, if you love today’s blog, feel free to share it with your friends and family. We love you!

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