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


The George Town Walkabout Tour starts off from the Tourist Information Centre at The Whiteaways Arcade and takes you on a leisurely walk through the inner city. You will discover interesting facts about George Town's historical past from its diverse architecture, monuments and traditional trades. One of the main highlights of the tour is the walk along 'Street of Harmony' where you will find four of South East Asia's oldest houses of worship representing Christianity, Taoism, Hinduism and Islam. The tour is open to local and foreign tourists and it is FREE of charge. The tour operates every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.30am, and registration starts from 10am on the day of tour itself, on a first-come first-served basis. Read more about the George Town Walkabout Tour
Address: Tourist Information Centre, No. 10 (Ground Floor), The Whiteaways Arcade, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The building was a clinic in 1930s, later a barbershop, and other uses. Restored in 2003 and now home to GTWHI, Penang's State Agency for Heritage.
Address: 116 & 118 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ghee Hiang produces more than 10,000 pieces of its round green bean biscuits depending on the season. It is also one of the oldest bakeries around.
Address: 95, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Ghost Museum features the horror and myth of all evils and ghosts, especially of legend stories in Malaysia.
Address: 57, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Glass Museum produces art glass & make glass souvenirs including customisation of your own glass.
Address: 6, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Built in 1728 through the joint efforts of the Chinese settlers (Hokkien & Cantonese Communities), the Goddess of Mercy temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Penang.
Address: 30 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street), George Town, 10200, Penang,MALAYSIA
The museum celebrates traditional childhood toys and games that were played by people in Penang when they were small. The museum provides an educational experience, and a glimpse into the past. The museum is housed in a double-storey restored shophouse which was GohKaki Cafe.
Address: 34, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The traditional Indian goldsmith sat cross legged on a floor mat. Bent over a small bench to work their work demanded patience creativity and skill.
Address: Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Goldsmith Association or Penang Ta Kam Hong is the biggest Chinese goldsmith. It is located along Muntri street and it is the oldest goldsmith in Penang.
Address: 41, Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Greenapple Academy is a ballet dance academy located in Air Itam.
Address: No. 1 Solok Scotland, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA.
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