The Customs Building or Malayan Railway Building was built in the 20th century. Completed in 1907, it was often called the "only railway station in the world without a railway". because passengers buying train tickets are transferred onto the railway ferry to cross the sea where they catch the train in Butterworth.
Address: China Street Ghaut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The unique experience begins by visiting a wet market, just like most locals do, to check out the fresh ingredients for cooking. After that proceed to the cooking school located in Tropical Spice Garden in which planted with over 500 species of tropical plants including spices. The Malaysian cooking demonstration will be conducted by award-winning chef, in the kitchen overlooking the stunning view of the bay of Teluk Bahang. Enjoy the food you helped cooked afterwards.
Duration of tour: 5 hours
Specialising in all things ukulele, Manuel Ukulele offers a wide selection of good quality ukuleles imported from reputable brands from Kamaka to Hawaii Kai. Apart from ukulele, the shop also sells instructional materials, strings, accessories and many more.
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Address: 70, Lorong Kinta, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Maple Palace Restaurant specialises in a wide range of Chinese and Cantonese dishes, with its renowned famous Chinese and Cantonese recipes, which have been preserved through generations. Their dishes incorparates the great artisanal food of Malaysia, China and the world, honouring many different Asian cooking traditions as well as adding its own interpretation of unique culinary skills.
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Address: 47, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
2km from the district office along Jalan Sungai Pinang is the Thendayabani Muthumariamman Hindu Temple. The oldest temple built by the Chettiar Indians of Balik Pulau. Dedicated to Lord Subramaniam and to Mariamman, a female deity, the temple's biggest feast is Vaigasi celebrated over three days in May.
Address: Jalan Air Putih, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Pantai Mas is formally a coconut plantation, and now an overgrown wasteland. Accessing Pantai Mas with fishing boats is only available during high tides. Alternative access is through the trails from United Hokkien Cemetery or the longer ridge trail starting from Teluk Bahang. The easier walking trail will be from Pantai Acheh village which will take about 45 minutes.
The newly refurbished Masjid Maqbul is located in Teluk Kumbar, Penang. Today, the 70-year-old mosque is able to accommodate over 2,000 worshippers at a time as compared to the mosque's previous capacity of 800 before the renovation.
Address: Jalan Kampung Masjid, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
A four-storey shopping mall situated in the mainland of Penang. Megamall Pinang provides shopping excitement with a variety of choices ranging from beauty and healthcare, books and stationery, electrical appliances, fashion, home decor, food and beverages and more.
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Address: 2828 Kompleks Megamall Pinang Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, Seberang Perai, 13600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mews Café prepares food made from the freshest local produce for a menu inspired by Asian cuisine combined with a selection of tasty international favourites. With inside and al fresco dining, the café sits comfortably at the entrance to Muntri Mews and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Beers and latte served all day.
Muntri Mews combines the clean lines and textures of contemporary design in a laid back tonal palate that is rich in character, with its warm cozy ambience. It encapsulates the grand terrace lives of Muntri Street residents in the early years of last century.
Antique, deco and retro furniture and a tropical jungle garden make this both a convenient base to explore all that Penang has to offer and a perfect escape from the urban delights of this amazing merchant town.
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Address: 77, Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Miami Beach is a stretch of coastline in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. It lies between Shamrock Beach to the east and Moonlight Bay to the west.This area was a favourite picnic and camping spot in the 1960s and early 70s.
Mish Mash Penang is a quaint pub set in the heart of George Town. Serving a variety of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, Mish Mash specializes in cocktails and mocktails of all flavours.
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Address: 24 Muntri Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA (5.419920,100.336163)
Money - changing is a highly competitive business and there are about 60 - 70 licensed money - changers in George Town alone ! George Town's money - changers are a close - knit Indian Muslim community with about a third of them originating from the same village in India. Ameer Hamsa's father started his own business in 1940; apart from money-changing, the shop's speaciality is also in dealing in antique coins and notes.
Address: M.S.K.M. Mohamed Haniffa Forex, 59, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Monkey Cup Garden is closed for renovation.
The Monkey Cup Garden is a garden specializing in pitcher plants. Most plants originating from the deep jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia as well as from Madagascar and Brazil.
Address: Penang Hill, Ayer Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The wooden furniture that rests against the bare cemented walls of Monkeycup lends a nearly industrial feel to this new cafe. Despite its modish appearance, the cafe dedicates their weekdays on Thai food such as som tum (green papaya salad), phat thai (stir fried rice noodles) and crab fried rice. On weekends, expect croissant and cakes to fill your table.
Address: 36C, Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Montana Dance and Art Centre offers three types of adult dance classes such as latin dance, fitness dance and street dance. For the kids, sign them up for kids latin salsa, kids zumba, kids K-Pop and kids hip hop.
Address: 723-F2, 2nd Floor, Yellow House, Vanda Business Park, Jalan Sg. Dua, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Customers call me Mr. Goh Kah Kee
Five foot way were meant to protect pedestrians from the hot sun and rain. With the influx of immigrants, work increasingly became hard to find.
Many of the old and unemployed thus began using these corridors to set up small businesses instead. The Hokkiens began calling these ‘Goh Ka Ki’ or ‘Five Foot Way’ trades.
Address: Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
A good way to visit the museums in Penang at a discounted price. The Museum Adventure Pass, available from the Penang Tourist Centre located at the Penang Port Commission, is a sightseeing card offering special discounts at over 20 thematic museums in Penang including the Camera Museum, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Made in Penang Interactive Museum, Teddy Ville Museum Penang and more. Along with a museum trail guide, the museum adventure pass and guide introduces 20 must-visit current and upcoming museums in Penang that includes Colonial Penang Museum, Train Museum, Cheah Kongsi Interpretative Museum and more.
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Address: Penang Tourist Centre Penang Port Commission (Ground Floor Arcade) Pesara King Edward, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
In the village of Titi Teras you will see a walled Muslim cemetery filled with pointed granite tombstones and a carved wooden funeral hearse which is used to transport the diseased from the home to the cemetery. Further on is the Masjid An-Nur, a recently renovated mosque used for daily prayers and occasions such as marriages and funerals. In November, to commemorate the Holy Pilgrimage 'Hari Raya Haji', one can witness the sacrifice of goats and cows at the mosque compound.
Address: Masjid Balik Pulau, Pekan Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11020, Penang, MALAYSIA
My Natural Crystal Gallery has one of Asia's largest private collection of natural crystal under one roof showcasing unique and exquisite pieces never seen before. The collection of over thousand pieces of natural exquisite crystals started over more than 10 years period.
Address: 15, Lorong Baru, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Open for lunch and dinner, whet your craving for Nyonya food at My Nyonya Favourites. The aptly named restaurant serves wholesome Nyonya classics and favourites from curry kapitan to inche kabin.
Address: 20F, Penang Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.