Hello foodies, as we all know that Armenian Street in Penang is known for its street art however, we will not be focusing on that in this article because this street has so much more to offer! Moreover, we will also be highlighting some places that sells food and snacks as well.
Here Are 10 Things To Do And Eat At Armenian Street Penang
Things To Eat And Snack On While Walking Around
1. 90’s Ais Kepal
Walking around the street can get really hot so the best way to cool down is definitely an ice ball! Besides that, the owner will encourage you to consume the ice ball the traditional way which is to hold the sticks that the ice ball is attached to instead of using cutleries. Moreover, this shop is also known for its fresh nutmeg juice that is also perfect for those hot days.
Address: 6, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 10am – 5pm (Daily)
2. OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee
This branch of OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee is one of the many branches that can be found all around Malaysia. Besides that, this is also a great way to get your caffeine fix during your walk along Armenian Street in Penang. Moreover, this company has been roasting coffee beans and mastering the Nanyang roasting technique since 1959.
Address: 4A, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 9am – 6pm (Daily)
3. 92 Armenian 打铜仔
Almost every Asian will know how luxurious bird’s nest is. Well, if you’re a huge fan of it then this place is the perfect place for you. Besides that, this place serves desserts with bird’s nest in it. Moreover, everything is here is pretty reasonable so you can feast on all of your favorite desserts after a good walk along Armenian Street in Penang.
Address: 92, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11am – 6pm (Daily)
4. Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop 名香泰餅家
Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop sells authentic handmade Cantonese pastry which is quite difficult to come by on the island. Besides that, this pastry shop has been around since the 1940s. Moreover, there is also a wide variety of pastries for you to choose from such as the Kaya Puff, Salted Egg Pastry, Crispy Yam Puff, and more!
Address: No.26, Lebuh Armenian, Ghaut, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 10am – 9pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), 8:30am – 9pm (Tuesday), 9am – 9pm (Saturday-Sunday)
5. Edelweiss Cafe
Looking for a place that serves fusion cuisine after a good walk? Edelweiss Cafe is definitely the spot for you. This place serves a mixture of Swiss, German, and local cuisine. Moreover, this cafe is also known for its cheese fondue. So, if you’re a cheese lover then you will definitely love the cheese fondue.
Address: 38, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6:30pm – 10pm (Tuesday-Friday), 12pm – 10pm (Saturday), 11:30am – 6pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday
Fun Things To Do
6. Ride In A Trishaw
You can easily hire a trishaw that is mostly located at the beginning of Armenian Street in Penang near the bicycle shop. A little fun fact about Penang’s 3 wheel pedicab is that it is different and probably the only one in Malaysia where the passengers get a full front view. Due to the position of where the passengers are sat which is in front, that is how they are able to get the perfect 360° view. Moreover, this is also one of Penang’s pride and iconic symbol. So, if you’ve not been on one then you should definitely try it out.
7. Rent A Bicycle
Tired of walking? Well, you can also rent a bicycle to ride around the George Town area. Moreover, there is a wide variety of bicycles that you can choose from and that includes an electrical bicycle. However, remember to be careful as you’re riding along the main road!
Address: 55, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 7:30am – 7:30pm (Daily)
8. Batik Painting Workshop
Fancy making your own batik? This is the chance for you to do so. Campur has collaborated with Batek-Lah to conduct a batik painting workshop. Moreover, this is also the best way to spend your free time at the weekend. For more information on how you can join the workshop, check out their social media that is provided below.
Address: 16, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 9:30am – 7pm (Daily)
9. Sun Yat Sen Museum
If you’re unfamiliar with who Sun Yat-sen is the this is the opportunity to learn about him and how he has made a difference. Moreover, he is also the founder of the newspaper Kwong Wah Yit Poh in 1910. Besides that, there are still a lot of antiques that were used in the past that are on display here. So if you love history, do check this place out!
Address: 120, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 9am – 5pm (Tuesday-Saturday), 1pm – 5pm (Sunday), Closed on Monday
10. Asia Camera Museum
Do you love photography? No, we’re not talking about the casual photo-taking with our phones but with an actual camera. If your answer is yes, then you do need to check this place out as they have antique cameras on display as well. There is so much more to this place than just cameras on display so if you’re interested to learn more, head on over to the Asia Camera Museum.
Address: 1st Floor, 71, Lebuh Armenian, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 10am – 6pm (Daily)
Do any of these things on the list interest you? Let us know in the comment section below. Don’t forget to also tag someone that you would like to check the places out with.
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