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Here are Penang’s must-try food, quirky cafes, popular attractions and exciting parks all in a convenient list format to keep handy while travelling.


Korea's coffee chain Caffe Bene has recently hit our shores with its delectable offerings of honeybread, Belgian waffles, Italian gelato, freshly brewed coffee and not forgetting its signature Korean dessert, Pat Bingsu.
Address: Ground Floor, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Caffeine Chemistry Coffee is decorated with, as you know it, beakers, erlenmeyer flasks and all the lab apparatus at the espresso bar. Drinks wise, you'll get the standard coffee offering from cafe latte to affogato. If you're up for something healthy, their dining options range from Oriental salad with chicken in a jar to a local breakfast of kaya butter toast with soft boiled eggs.
Address: No. 13, Chime Heritage, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cake Garden is a local bakery located on Jalan Penang.
Address: 438, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Campbell Street Market is one of the two community markets in inner George Town.
Address: Campbell Street, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
A cannon shot fired during the 1867. Penang riots made a large hole in this area hence the name.
Address: Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang, 10200, MALAYSIA
Canton-i features all-time favourites such as Hong Kong-style noodles with jumbo shrimp wontons, succulent roast duck and barbecued meats, silky smooth congee, signature egg tarts as well as a wide selection of handmade dim sum and desserts prepared by chefs from Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
Address: GF-12 & GF-13 Queensbay Mall 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Capal Jago is a well known leather sandals manufacturer since 1958 in Kepala Batas. They make sandals in the brand of JAGO. With 50 years of experiences, they make first genuine hand-made leather sandals. Capal Jago sandals are available in three colours; maroon, brown and white.
Address: Jalan Kedah, Kepala Batas, 13200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light Memorial is a monument on the grounds of the St George's Anglican Church at Farquhar Street, George Town .The Francis Light Memorial is built in similar Georgian-Palladium style as the church. It has a dome ornamented with vases. Underneath the dome is a marble plaque honouring Light.
Address: Jalan Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Captain Francis Light Statue is a bronze statue, and it was sculpted by F.J. Wilcoxson and cast at Burton's Foundry in Thames Ditton. The statue was actually modelled after Francis Light's son, William Light. Since no picture could be found of the senior Light. The statue can be found in the Fort Cornwallis.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light's Tomb is located at the Protestant Cemetery in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. He is the founder of the British Settlement of Prince of Wales Island, as Penang was then named.
Address: Colonial Christian Cemetery, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light's Well is the well dug for the founder of the British trading post of George Town. He built a road which ran from a newly-built pier to his home in Penang. The road was named Light Street while his home was located within the compound of the present-day Convent Light Street, a girls' school started by Catholic nuns of the Holy Infant Jesus order.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Happening every first Thursday of the month, the Car Boot Night Bazaar will be held at Straits Quay Retail Marina and features souvenirs, clothes, food, secondhand books and more. If you would like to participate in the night bazaar, simply pay a rental space of RM10 for normal cars and RM20 for MPV.
Address: Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Carpenters' Guild at 70 Love Lane is one of the oldest trades association in Penang. It was established by carpenters and brick layers who were mostly Cantonese of the Sing Leng sub-dialect group and dedicated to the patron saint of the Cantonese tradesmen, Lo Pan, literally "North Duke", and was called Lo Pan Hang.
Address: 70, Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cathay Gold & Diamond Merchant is a local jewellery shop located on Lebuh Campbell.
Address: 57, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Cats & Humans Happily Living Together" is a mural created by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. In this mural, people are replaced by cats carrying banners, lanterns and other religious items, and mini table bearing effigies of the deities following from behind.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The cats walking for animal awareness mural is the 8th of 11 murals created for the 101 Lost Kittens project, to generate greater awareness of stray animals.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The cenotaph was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on March 31, 1922, at the Esplanade seafront where some World War I battles were fought and where many sailors lost their lives. The Penang Veterans Association (PVA) erected another small monument beside the cenotaph to remember those killed in World War II, Siam-Burma Death Railway, Malayan Emergency, Indonesian Confrontation and the Reinsurgency period.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Beach Street Fire Station, also known as the Central Fire Station, is the main fire station for George Town. It is located at the junction of Beach Street and Chulia Street Ghaut.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Meaning 'sundry shop' in English, Chai Diam Ma comprises of a cafe and a souvenir shop. Quirky in more ways than one, scan the space for canvas bags, paintings and photographs while you wait for your order to arrive. Their menu ranges from macaroni bacon mushroom to smoked salmon pizza.
Address: 15 Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheah Kongsi, located at Armenian Street, Penang, is one of the oldest and most charming clan temples of George Town. The Cheah Kongsi ancestral temple of Sek Tong Seah @ Sek Tong Cheah Si Seh Tek Tong or Cheah Si Hock Haw Kong Kongsi is one of the less known but no less significant member of the Armenian Street Heritage Enclave.
Address: 8, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Where’s my husband? The local Chinese say the rich men who lived in Muntri Street kept their mistresses here, hence the name ‘Ai Cheng Hang’ or Love Lane.
Address: Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: New Lane, Jalan Macalister, Macalister, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 94C, Lorong Macalister, Macalister, 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man, an eminent edifice which history calls home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze 'Blue' Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.
Address: 14 Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Situated in Balik Pulau, Cheong Kim Chuan is a manufacturer of local treats such as preserved fruits, biscuits, sauces, condiments, beverages, ointment and more.
Address: 611F Jalan Balik Pulau (Steps leading to Kek Lok Si temple), Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Lorong Baru, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheong Loong Jewellers is a local jewellery shop located on Lebuh Campbell.
Address: 46 & 48, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheong Yoon Jewellers is a local jewellery shop located on Lebuh Campbell.
Address: 52, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 10 Clove Hall Road, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chew Jetty is said to be the more known and prominent one among the eight clan jetties of Pengkalan Weld. You can trace its origin back to the earlier Chinese settlements in Penang who built these village on stilts.
Address: 59A, Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Comprising 11 spa villas and a yoga pavilion, the spa incorporates the architecture of Malay and Peranakan influences. The spa menu includes Chinese and Malay treatments.
Address: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Children Playing Basketball wall mural is painted by local artist Louis Gan.
Address: Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
A Chin surname clan association of Toishan district, Guangdong, China. Building constructed in 1914. The association was established in 1876.
Address: Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chin Seng Leong Bicycle Shop is located on Lebuh Armenian, George Town.
Address: 84, Armenian Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Tanjung City Marina, Church St Pier, 8A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
Address: Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
China House is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard, and now converted into 14 existing spaces with shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and theatre. Fusion and Western food is served here, and their widespread of cakes and desserts is a must try. China House is a pork free café, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
Address: 153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
China Joe's is a local souvenir shop specialising in Chinese gifts, fun clothes and jewellery. Other things to look out for are colourful porcelains, cushion covers, Chinese tea and coffee table books.
Address: 86, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a local organization of businesses and companies in Georgetown. Members of the Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, airlines, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers.
Address: 9th Floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall Building, 22, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Chinese first performed Chingay in 1919 during deity processions. Today, the art has envolved to become a unique multiracial performance.
Address: Gat Lebuh Prangin, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: No. 441, G-3, Lorong Pulau Tikus, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang
Chocolate and Coffee Museum specializes in retailing branded and high-end chocolate products. The boutique occupies a double storey bungalow that was formerly the New China Hotel. As would be expected, the inside of the Chocolate & Coffee Museum is a bonanza of chocolates, grouped by theme. If you are a chocolate lover, this place can help you put on some weight and lighten some pockets.
Address: 22, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cocoa Boutique and Chocolate Gallery offers over 300 varieties of chocolate products such as green tea chocolate, hot curry chocolate, mango chocolate and more.
Address: 22 Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Auto-City, Jln Perusahaan (North South Hwy, Juru Interchange), Juru, 13600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: L6-01, Gurney Paragon, Jalan Kelawei, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 231-D Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Ayer Itam Market (Near Kek Lok Si Temple), Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chowrasta Market is a local neighbourhood market located in George Town.
Address: Jalan Chowrasta, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Old Protestant Cemetery, also known as Northam Road Cemetery, is a disused Christian cemetery in George Town, Penang. After more than a century of neglect, it is now classified as a heritage site and is maintained by the Penang Heritage Trust. Captain Francis Light's grave, along with some members of the Scott family are also in the cemetery.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 82,Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Immaculate Conception Church is a Roman Catholic church along Burmah Road in Pulau Tikus, George Town. It was founded by Portuguese Eurasians who came to settle in Penang to escape persecution in Phuket. They were the "latecomers" of an earlier batch of Catholic Eurasian immigrants who arrived in Penang when the island was first established by Captain Francis Light, who had founded the Church of the Assumption in town.
Address: 1, Lorong Maktab, Pulau Tikus, George Town, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Church of the Assumption was founded in 1786, when Captain Francis Light first came to Penang. It is located in Farquhar Street, George Town, within the heritage core zone of the city.
Address: Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The structure began as an attap house in 1854. By 1897 Balik Pulau had approximately 250-300 Catholic converts.
Address: Lintang Bukit Penara 3, Taman Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11020, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cilantro's Farmers Market sells a fresh variety of new-age salads and mushrooms as well as premium beef and lamb steaks.
Address: 22A Lebuh Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The City Hall of George Town or Dewan Bandaraya George Town is a Victorian-style building along Jalan Padang Kota Lama. It was constructed in 1903, and opened in 1906. It holds the distinction as being one of the first buildings in George Town, Penang, to be completely fitted with electric lights and fans.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Perak (Opposite Padang Brown), George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 70-01-12A & 14, D'Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11950, Penang, MALAYSIA
At Kuala Jalan Bharu, a little fishing hamlet lined with Chinese style wooden cottages, you will find the Loh family coconut processing business. The coconut is perhaps the most highly utilized plant in Balik Pulau. In this cottage industry, the husks are seperated from the coconut kernal, dried and shredded to be used as compost. The flesh of the young coconut is sold for the extraction of coconut milk (used in cooking) and the flesh of older coconut is dried and sold for the extraction of oil.
Address: Kuala Jalan Bharu, Balik Pulau, 11010, Penang, MALAYSIA
First one of its kind kids cafe in Penang. An ideal place for family and friends gathering as well as party for kids!
Address: C-1-10, Vantage Desiran Tanjung, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, George Town
Address: Prai Auto City, No. 1681-G3, Jalan Perusahan, North-South Highway, Juru Interchange, Seberang Prai, 13600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Belissa Row, Unit No. 368-1-11, Belissa Row, Jalan Burmah, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: G Hotel Unit No. G-03 Ground Floor, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Gurney Paragon, Lot No. 163D-2-02, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Beach Hut Gurney, 18-G-H Menara Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Island Plaza Shopping Complex, Unit G-07 Ground Floor, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjong Tokong, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Queensbay Mall, Unit No:GF89, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Straits Quay, Ground Floor, 3H-G-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjong Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
Coffee Island has ceased operations until further notice.
Address: 77,Persiaran Gurney, Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 10-B King Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Coffee Smith is one of the earlier businesses to christen the all-new Maritime Piazza in Karpal Singh Drive. Despite the cafe's Taiwan origin, the menu adopts a fusion approach and evidently with dishes like the scallop and mentaiko cream linguine as well as sauteed fillet steak with porcini mushroom risotto.
Address: No. 29C-01-11, Maritime Piazza, Lebuh Sungai Pinang 5, George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
A place that will bring you back to Penang's colonial past and the lifestyle the wealthy merchants of Penang through unique antiques such that reflect a decadent way of living and reflect the vastness of space in which they used to live. To add to this, there's also a personal handwritten document by Captain Francis Light, founder of Penang and intricate art pieces from the past such as a sublime marble carving of a young girl asleep on a pillow and beautifully commissioned stained glass. Most of the exhibits once lived in large, well-known mansion around Penang.
Address: 7, Jalan D.S. Ramanathan, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Colonial Restaurant has ceased operations until further notice
Address: 35, Armenian street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Comfort Organic Farm at Jalan Hen Lean Fong, Sungai Pinang produces nearly 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables.
Address: 647, Mukim A, Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located on Jalan Nagor, Continental Bakery sells a range of traditionally prepared breads such as ring rye, high fiber whole wheat loaf and whole wheat golden apricot.
Address: 33 Jalan Nagore, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Convent Light Street School is the oldest girl's school in Penang, founded in the mid 19th century by Holy Infant Jesus Missions. It was a chapel, an orphanage, a boarding school for the elite including royal princesses of the Thai family and today, it functions solely as a Malaysian public school for girls.
Address: 36, Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Swatow, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Countryside Stables is nestled in the midst of Sungai Burung agriculture area in Balik Pulau. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life. To date, it is home to 25 horses which consist of miniatures horses, Pure Bred Arabian Horses,Polo Pony, Thai, Myanmar, Malaysian ponies, donkeys and deer. Joy rides and horse riding lessons available. Horseback Riding in the paddock or in the countryside for the adventurous.
Address: Lot 10050, Jalan Sungai Burung, Sungai Burung, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
Not only there were hapless cows bred and slaughtered here but you could also smell the fish hung out to dry.
Address: Lebuh Melayu / Lorong Ikan, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 262 & 264, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Chinese Recreation Club 3 & 5 Jalan Padang Victoria, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 22, Jalan Pangkor, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 77-A, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Kastam is one of the heritage buildings along the Weld Quay waterfront of George Town. It was built at the turn of the 20th century. Before Wisma Kastam was built, the shoreline was somewhere between Beach Street and what is today Victoria Street, depending on the tide.
Address: Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia, Wisma Kastam, Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Beautifully decorated with contemporary and funky wall paintings, make your way to Cuvee to party the night away or relax at the wine room.
Address: Precinct 10, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA