Gurney Drive, Georgetown

 

Gurney Drive is a popular seafront promenade within George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The road is also one of Penang's most popular tourist destinations, famous for the street cuisine sold from food stalls located along the seafront. In recent years, the construction of high-rises and shopping malls such Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon Mall have also led to Gurney Drive being proposed as the second central business district in George Town.

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is one of the largest and most well-known local eateries in Penang. It has been relocated a few times, and is presently located at the northern end of Gurney Drive, just before the Gurney roundabout, between Sunrise Tower and Gurney Plaza.

More information can be found here

http://www.penang-vacations.com/penang-gurney-drive.html

Batu Ferringhi Beaches

Batu Ferringhi

 

Located along the northern coast of Penang Island; consists of a longs stretch of white and soft sandy beach is one of the Penang's most popular attractions. With its sandy shores and vast open sea, Batu Ferringhi offers an amazing respite from the hustle and bustle of town. Visit this place and spend your afternoon soaking in the soothing sound of lapping waves and bright sunny rays of this tropical paradise. It's also a perfect place to engage in some water sports


At night, the popular tourist belt comes to life as traders hawk their wares while eateries bring out their best menus to satiate even the most discerning of palates. The Batu Ferringhi night market offers some eye-catching knick-knacks including wood carvings, silver jewellery, crockery and display items.

More information can be found here

http://wikitravel.org/en/Batu_Ferringhi

Gurney Drive, Georgetown Penang

Straits Quay

 

Penang’s first and only seafront retail marina. Fun, food and festivity by the sea. That’s the order of the day at Straits Quay, the newest must-visit destination on the magical Malaysian island of Penang.

Here, seafood brunch on the promenade is served against scenes of sailboats and emerald seas. Go hunting for art and antiques, browse for books and bargains, pick up a sun hat or take a sunset cruise on a water limousine. Over 100 shops, bistros, bars and boutiques look out across the festive marina at the heart of Straits Quay. Along with permanent attractions such as the Royal Selangor Visitor Center and Penang’s first dedicated Performing Arts Center.

More information can be found here

http://www.straitsquay.com/

Straits Quay Marina Mall

Penang Street Arts

 

In conjuction with Penang’s Georgetown Festival, certain old walls within our dear capital has gained a new lease of life, 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 different location of the old town.

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown. The artworks are funny, fascinating, and making strolling through Georgetown's streets just a little bit more exciting.

More information can be found here

http://www.onlypenang.com/penang-attractions/penang-street-art-wall-painting-at-penang/

Penang Street Arts

Leong San Tong, Khoo Kongsi

 

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse.

The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country. It is also one of the city's major historic attractions. The clan temple has retained its authentic historic setting, which includes an association building, a traditional theatre and the late 19th century rowhouses for clan members, all clustered around a granite-paved square.

More information can be found here

http://www.khookongsi.com.my/

Leong San Tong, Khoo Kongsi
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Little India, Penang

Little India, Penang

 

Covering an area around Queen Street, Chulia Street and Market Street, Little India in the city of George Town in Malaysia, is an ethnic Indian enclave. The oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Sri Mahamariamman Temple is located here.

Along Market Street (Jalan Pasar), there are many fashion Indian stores. They sell mostly saree, silk and cotton, almost anything that has the essence of India. Apart from the interesting shops with vibrant colors, there are multiple shops selling delicious Indian culinary. The food is affordable and tasty. There are roti canai, thosai, briyani rice, tandoori chicken and more. There, you can experience to taste the food on a banana leaf with your hand and no utensils. Of course, you can request for spoon and forks. They sell fresh coconut juice there too. This is definitely the must-visit place when you step foot in Penang.

More information can be found here

http://www.penang-vacations.com/history-of-little-india.html

Kek Lok Si Temple

 

Built since the year 1891, the Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang facing the sea and commanding an impressive view, and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.

With millions of magnificent images of Buddha and hundreds of beautiful meaningful carvings, sculptures and murals in the interior and exterior of the temple halls, pagodas and archways, Kek Lok Si Temple is not just a center for Chinese culture and Buddha teaching, but also an unique heritage treasures that have Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole, in temple architecture and daily activities of worshipers.

More information can be found here

http://kekloksitemple.com/

Kek Lok Si Temple
Penang Hill

Penang Hill

 

Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising a group of peaks in Penang, Malaysia. It is located in Air Itam, which is 6 kilometres  from the city centre of George Town. Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera, which refers to Flagstaff Hill, the most developed peak. The name Penang Hill covers a number of hills, with the highest point at Western Hill which is 833 metres (2,733 ft) above sea level. The hill stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. It was used as a retreat during the British colonial period, and is now a popular tourist destination in Penang.

At the top of the hill, you'll find a tea kiosk, restaurants, souvenir stalls, a mosque, Hindu temple, and the old Bellevue hotel. The summit offers a magnificent panoramic view of Georgetown,  the mainland and Penang Bridge.

More information can be found here

http://www.penanghill.gov.my/index.php/en/

ESCAPE Adventureplay

ESCAPE Adventureplay

 

ESCAPE hustle and bustle of urban life and head for Teluk Bahang, get yourself relax and have fun with the adventure games at ESCAPE Adventure Play Theme Park.

ESCAPE is family theme park with exciting and challenging activities that promote wellness in the great outdoors. It’s a place where no one is too old or too young to have fun!

Swing from tree to tree like a monkey, leap like Atan (the hero of the park), go ape on the rope walks, bounce down slopes on tubby racers, become a cave explorer, and even pan for treasure. It’s a world class tourism destination where you rub shoulders with everyone. And yet your experience will be unique.

More information can be found here

http://www.escape.my/

entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

 

Entopia is the Penang Butterfly Farm after it underwent a one-year revamp. The reinvention of the butterfly farm is in keeping with the mission of its founder David Goh to educate the public on insectlife free from the confines of the classroom. The Penang Butterfly Farm first opened to the public in 1986, and was one of the first tropical butterfly farms in the world. It occupies a 0.8 hectare site near the foot of the Teluk Bahang hills, between the Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang and the Teluk Bahang village.

The farm was intended to be more than just a tourist attraction. It introduced and created an interest in entomology - the study of insects - to the Malaysian public. For the first time, Malaysians from children to adults could experience the pleasure of watching over a thousand butterflies from 120 different species fluttering in an enclosure.

More information can be found here

http://entopia.com/

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