CULTURE & HERITAGE
DIRECTORY

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.


Founded by Adrian Chek and Lim Chin Yee who were lifeguards themselves, AC Swimming Academy is established in 2011 to promote water safety awareness and educate more youngsters with the right swimming survival skills.
Address: 2, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bukit Jambul, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Acheen Street Mosque or Masjid Lebuh Acheh is an old mosque located at the heritage enclave of George Town. It was also called the Mesjid Jamek as well as Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh. It is the oldest mosques in Penang. The founder was Tengku Sheriff Syed Hussain Al-Aidid.
Address: 77G, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The street is named after Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee who gemerously donated his house to the Municipality for vehicle access ensuring that his name lives on for prosperity.s of Mercy Temple is a packed with devotees seekin divine guidance.
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Alyssa Galeri showcases fine art, contemporary art, original prints, photography and sculptures created by Malaysian and Southeast Asian artists.
Address: 346, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Anak-Anak Kota Clubhouse is a shophouse on Cannon Street, the Heritage Enclave of George Town. Anak-Anak Kota, or Children of the City, is a project by Arts-Ed (Arts in Heritage Education Program), a program spearheaded by Janet Pillai, a lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia. The purpose of the Anak-Anak Kota project is to expose young people living in the inner city of George Town, to the cultural and historical heritage .
Address: 19, Canon Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Art Bug began as a picture framer before becoming an established decor art supplier. They primarily design and create various products from graphical art prints, framed arts, paintings, applied art for architectural and interior decoration items.
Address: 26 Jalan Nagor, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Ban Hin Lee Bank Building at 43 Beach Street, used to house one of the few banks to be founded in Penang such as Southern Bank, the Ban Hin Lee Bank and used to have its corporate headquarters here. The Ban Hin Lee Bank Building was designed by Ung Ban Hoe, the first Chinese architect in Penang. It was completed in 1936 in the Art Deco style. The grand classical front and thick walls were to give the appearance of solidness.
Address: No.43 Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bangunan Tuanku Syed Putra is a government office building along downing street. It is best known for housing the Penang General Post Office. Located on the site of a Japanese godown during the Japanese Occupation, the 10-storey building was completed in 1962, housing Federal and State departments. External viewing.
Address: Downing Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Bat's Cave Temple was built in 1917 and the temple was dedicated to the worship of Tua Pek Kong, the local God of prosperity.
Address: Jalan Pokok Ceri, Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Next….here, here and here! Locally known as 'beca'. Most of the trishaw paddlers also doubled as tourists guides.
Address: Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
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