War Emperor's Temple or Wu Ti Meow is a clan temple at 36 King Street in George Town, Penang. It belongs to the Toi San Association based next door, at 38 King Street. The temple venerates Kwan Kung, literally Lord Kwan. This is the Wade-Giles spelling which in Pinyin is Guan Gong. Kwan Kung is regarded as the god of war. It is the deity often portrayed with a red face and holding a guandao, a huge crescent blade.
Address: 36 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram or The Reclining Buddha Temple is a Thai Buddhist Temple and most notable for its reclining statue. It is located at Burma Road and it can be seen on the road from Batu Feringghi. It is located right across the Dharmikarama Buddhist Temple.
Address: 24, Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Situated opposite the ferry terminal, a sure fire way to spot this seafood restaurant is the large tree that guards its entrance. Get ready to savour various Chinese dishes such as bitter gourd soup, steamed chicken with Chinese herbs, steamed clams with egg white and more.
Address: 21 Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located within the newly built government complex on Jalan Tun Sardon. One can find a variety of fresh produce from this agricultural district inside the market. Among the more sought after local products in the dry goods section of the market are nutmeg fruit, juice and oil, cloves, fish crackers, shrimp paste, preserved and fresh fruits. Fronting the market are food stalls that sell local breakfast delicacies, fresh fruits and knick knacks. On Sunday mornings, the car park at the back of the main bus station next to the market is transformed into an agricultural market or 'Pasar Tani', where farmers bring down their produce and fishermen briing in their fresh catch.
Address: Pekan Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set in a heritage building with Peranakan and Western ambience, What The Duck Restaurant offers traditional French cuisine as well as Asian dishes. The restaurant specialises in duck dishes, in both Western and Asian style. Some of its signature dishes are Duck Confit, Balinese Bek-Bek, and for dessert, Banana Caramel Brownie with Salted Egg Yolk ice-cream.
Address: 40, Nagore Road, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yes, it's true. At Wheeler's Coffee, expect to be greeted with bicycle-themed decorations hung on walls, ceiling and everywhere else. Drinks wise, they serve beers and blended beverages. If you're famished, there's also a breakfast and hi-tea filled with egg benedict, tuna melt bagel, bacon and egg croissant as well as salad and snacks.
Address: 67, Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
White Shark Swim School provides effective swimming lesson on the Penang island for beginners. With White Shark, students can learn to master various swimming styles within a session of 10 hours or two weeks.
Address: Century Bay Apartment, 5, Lintang Pantai Jerejak, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Hello Orang Kaya!
Muntri Street was named after The ‘Orang Kaya Menteri’ of Larut, Perak, Ngah Ibrahim. The tin merchants of Penang worked very closely with Ngah Ibrahim as Larut District was one of the major suppliers of tin at the time.
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Yeap Chor Ee is an elegant historic building which is located right across China Street Ghaut from Wisma kastam and is on the same side as UAB building and the Regional Office of Wawasan Open University.
Address: China Street Ghaut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
With an elegant mansion along the Northam Road in George Town, Penang Woodville was built to resemble a French chateau for the late Lim Lean Ting. It was designed by Charles Miller of the firm A.R.I.B.A in 1925.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The betel nut or ‘ Pinang’ tree gave the island its name. Aiyoh, Think I climb up the wrong tree!
Also called toddy or palm wine, tuak is an alcoholic beverage made from underdeveloped flower of coconut palm. The collecting and market for tuak was entirely an Indian affair with the majority of its drinkers being Indian labourers.
Address: Lorong Pasar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wuyi Tea Art Centre is a local tea house located on Lebuh Campbell. The tea centre specialises in fragrant pu erh teas that is imported from China.
Address: 83,Campbell Street, George Town, 10100, 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.