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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 early convict labourers were reputed to have built most of the government buildings in Penang. Some ex-convicts became petty traders and were the core group who started the Chowrasta Market.
Address: Jalan Kuala Kangsar (Near Chowrasta), George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Focusing on this multicultural historic city in the heart of George Town, the LACALA Discovery Walk includes Acheen Street, Cannon Street and Armenian Street where one can discover the extraordinary fabric of our rich social heritage. Duration of tour: 1.5 hours
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA
Lee Association located at King Street and an association for surnamed Lee. The building has Straits Electric influence surroundings.
Address: 37, 39, 41 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong Fee Mansion is a two-storey bungalow which is located at the junction of Leith Street and Northam Road, opposite the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. It was built in the 1900s as a personal residence and today is an art school, Akademi Seni Equator.
Address: 7, Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Boon San Tong is the ancestral temple of the Khoo subclan known as the Hai Kee Kak, or 'Sea Edge Pillar'. They are the descendents of Khoo Kong Oon, a fifth generation Leong San Tong Khoo. The most illustrious member of this subclan is Khoo Thean Teik, who was instrumental in making Boon San Tong, the most powerful component of the association.
Address: 18 Cannon Square, George Town, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong Yin Kean is a historic building converted into night club and has Italian influenced villa design and was built around 1926.
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Li Teik Seah Building is a two-storey bungalow and was home to the wealthy 19th century pepper trader Khoo Tiang Poh who is a prominent member of the Khoo Kongsi.
Address: 152, Carnavon Street, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lifeworks Holistic Centre is a yoga and pilates centre located in Pulau Tikus.
Address: 27, Jalan Brother James, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lim Kongsi, also known as Hall of Nine Dragons is located at Lebuh Ah Quee and it was founded by the Lim clan.
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lim Lean Teng Mansions is not a residential mansion but a three-storey office block along Farquhar Street in George Town. The ground floor is occupied by car showrooms. Lim Lean Teng Mansions was built by Ho Kim Teik, who established Georgetown Motors in 1913 to sell different makes of cars including Page, Empire, Austin, Stoneleigh and Mitchel.
Address: Farquhar Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
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