Culture & Heritage
DIRECTORY

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


Owned by artist Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson, 29 The Gallery features paintings, books, cards, gifts and vintage items in various colours and textures.
Address: 29, Lebuh China, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
5D Interactive World is Asia’s first and ever multi-sensory experience which engages all five senses. It offers visitors more than a 3-dimensional experience. Combining art, creativity and education in five district, the experience is sure to create new paradigms and to fire up and captivate visitors. These 5-Dimension will be on play at 5-District using 5D-Methodology to wow and amaze visitors for a memorable visit. Each of the 5 District has one theme and that is to deliver a full 5D experience through the process of 5D-Methodology: define, design, develop, debug and deliver.
Address: 29-F Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA
Conceptualised and opened by two artists Alfred and Jeff in 2007, a2 Art Gallery features the art works of local and international artists. The gallery aims to encourage art lovers to see art as interpreted by artists from different cultural backgrounds as well as providing an art space for young and upcoming artists. Most of the gallery's collection are of contemporary modern art pieces and workshops are held here regularly.
Address: 27, Bangkok Lane, Pulau Tikus, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
ABN- Amro Bank Building is a heritage building at No. 9 Beach Street, George Town. It was designed in the Neo-Classical style building by the architectural firm of Wilson & Neubronner.
Address: No.9 Beach Street, George Town, 10300, 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
Address: Khoo Kongsi, 18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10200, 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
Areca Books is a rapidly growing niche publisher based in Penang. A number of its publications are pioneering works on trans-local history, cultural heritage and the environment. Currently there are two Areca Books outlets in George Town with the first branch located on Lebuh Acheh, George Town.
Address: Ground Floor, The Star Pitt St, 15, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Areca Books is a rapidly growing niche publisher based in Penang. A number of its publications are pioneering works on trans-local history, cultural heritage and the environment. This outlet currently runs as a publishing office. If you're seeking for local publications, head over to their latest outletlocated on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling.
Address: 70, Lebuh Acheh, 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
A propolis bee farm and gallery at Penang Botanic Garden. Delve into apiculture and learn about the Malaysian tiny stingless Trigona bees and others, various types of honey and propolis and take some home too.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga Lot-1B, Annex A, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bel Retiro is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the governor of Penang. It is the most prestigious property on Penang Hill, built in the 1800s as a resort for high govenment officials and visiting dignitaries.
Address: Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, 11300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bellevue Penang Hill Hotel is a 12 rooms colonial type of hotel with simple, nice, neat and clean set up. It has unique collections on rare species of Birds, Flora and Fauna at the Aviary Garden and a spectacular panoramic view from the restaurant.
Address: Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, 11300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Owned by a vintage toy collector, Ben's Vintage Toy Museum features a rare and one-of-a-kind collection of vintage toys from the 1940s until 1970s. Some of the collection includes robots, dolls, trains, aircrafts, guns, space toys, paddle cars and more.
Address: 55 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Benggali Mosque is located at Leith Street, Penang. Taking just a few steps away from the main road of Penang Road and Chulia Street, you will find one small mosque with a green signboard named Qaryah Masjid Jamek Benggali set up at the front door.
Address: Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Birch House is a heritage building along Dato Kramat Road in George Town, Penang. It was built to serve as the office of the tin smelting plant of Escoy Smelting, known in the late 20th century as Eastern Smelting. The 5.3 hectare site of the tin smelting plant is now developed as Penang Times Square, and Birch House is being retained as McDonalds.
Address: 73, Birch House, Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA
Boon Siew Villa is a mansion located at 36 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Northam Road). It was built in 1930 and was the home of the late Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew.
Address: 36 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (Northam Road), George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The birth place of Ahmad Rashid Talu. The first to write an original Malay novel wih local setting and local characters.
Address: Lorong Lumut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Menara Boustead is clad with a blue curtain wall. The anchor tenant on the ground floor is CIMB Private Banking. Apart from Boustead Heavy Industries and Boustead Penang Shipyard, other tenants here include the Texchem Group, Pembangunan Persekutuan Pulau Pinang and Fibrecomm Network.
Address: 16.02A, 16th Floor, Menara Boustead Pulau Pinang, 39, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Boy on Chair" is a mural located along Lebuh Cannon. The boy standing on a chair and inching himself to reach as high as he can.
Address: Lebuh Cannon, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Brother and Sister on a Swing" is a wall mural of two young children, a boy and a girl, standing on a swing.
Address: Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Bruce Lee" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang for the 101 Lost Kittens project.
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
At the turn of the last century many shophouses were turned into cheap hotels and making this internationally known tourist strip very popular with backpackers.
Address: Lorong Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
In the days when your money could be as 'Big as a Bullock Cart Wheel', this was a popular rest stop for limousines of the time.
Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Campbell Street Market is one of the two community markets in inner George Town.
Address: Campbell Street, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
A cannon shot fired during the 1867. Penang riots made a large hole in this area hence the name.
Address: Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang, 10200, MALAYSIA
Capal Jago is a well known leather sandals manufacturer since 1958 in Kepala Batas. They make sandals in the brand of JAGO. With 50 years of experiences, they make first genuine hand-made leather sandals. Capal Jago sandals are available in three colours; maroon, brown and white.
Address: Jalan Kedah, Kepala Batas, 13200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light Memorial is a monument on the grounds of the St George's Anglican Church at Farquhar Street, George Town .The Francis Light Memorial is built in similar Georgian-Palladium style as the church. It has a dome ornamented with vases. Underneath the dome is a marble plaque honouring Light.
Address: Jalan Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Captain Francis Light Statue is a bronze statue, and it was sculpted by F.J. Wilcoxson and cast at Burton's Foundry in Thames Ditton. The statue was actually modelled after Francis Light's son, William Light. Since no picture could be found of the senior Light. The statue can be found in the Fort Cornwallis.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light's Tomb is located at the Protestant Cemetery in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. He is the founder of the British Settlement of Prince of Wales Island, as Penang was then named.
Address: Colonial Christian Cemetery, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Captain Francis Light's Well is the well dug for the founder of the British trading post of George Town. He built a road which ran from a newly-built pier to his home in Penang. The road was named Light Street while his home was located within the compound of the present-day Convent Light Street, a girls' school started by Catholic nuns of the Holy Infant Jesus order.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Carpenters' Guild at 70 Love Lane is one of the oldest trades association in Penang. It was established by carpenters and brick layers who were mostly Cantonese of the Sing Leng sub-dialect group and dedicated to the patron saint of the Cantonese tradesmen, Lo Pan, literally "North Duke", and was called Lo Pan Hang.
Address: 70, Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Cats & Humans Happily Living Together" is a mural created by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. In this mural, people are replaced by cats carrying banners, lanterns and other religious items, and mini table bearing effigies of the deities following from behind.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The cats walking for animal awareness mural is the 8th of 11 murals created for the 101 Lost Kittens project, to generate greater awareness of stray animals.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The cenotaph was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on March 31, 1922, at the Esplanade seafront where some World War I battles were fought and where many sailors lost their lives. The Penang Veterans Association (PVA) erected another small monument beside the cenotaph to remember those killed in World War II, Siam-Burma Death Railway, Malayan Emergency, Indonesian Confrontation and the Reinsurgency period.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Beach Street Fire Station, also known as the Central Fire Station, is the main fire station for George Town. It is located at the junction of Beach Street and Chulia Street Ghaut.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Cheah Kongsi, located at Armenian Street, Penang, is one of the oldest and most charming clan temples of George Town. The Cheah Kongsi ancestral temple of Sek Tong Seah @ Sek Tong Cheah Si Seh Tek Tong or Cheah Si Hock Haw Kong Kongsi is one of the less known but no less significant member of the Armenian Street Heritage Enclave.
Address: 8, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Where’s my husband? The local Chinese say the rich men who lived in Muntri Street kept their mistresses here, hence the name ‘Ai Cheng Hang’ or Love Lane.
Address: Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man, an eminent edifice which history calls home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze 'Blue' Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives.
Address: 14 Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chew Jetty is said to be the more known and prominent one among the eight clan jetties of Pengkalan Weld. You can trace its origin back to the earlier Chinese settlements in Penang who built these village on stilts.
Address: 59A, Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Children Playing Basketball wall mural is painted by local artist Louis Gan.
Address: Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
A Chin surname clan association of Toishan district, Guangdong, China. Building constructed in 1914. The association was established in 1876.
Address: Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chin Seng Leong Bicycle Shop is located on Lebuh Armenian, George Town.
Address: 84, Armenian Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
Address: Apart from their delicious cake offerings and live jazz performances, China House has an art gallery upstairs called Art Space I & II that house paintings, photographs and more.
The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a local organization of businesses and companies in Georgetown. Members of the Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, airlines, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers.
Address: 9th Floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall Building, 22, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Chinese first performed Chingay in 1919 during deity processions. Today, the art has envolved to become a unique multiracial performance.
Address: Gat Lebuh Prangin, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chocolate and Coffee Museum specializes in retailing branded and high-end chocolate products. The boutique occupies a double storey bungalow that was formerly the New China Hotel. As would be expected, the inside of the Chocolate & Coffee Museum is a bonanza of chocolates, grouped by theme. If you are a chocolate lover, this place can help you put on some weight and lighten some pockets.
Address: 22, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Old Protestant Cemetery, also known as Northam Road Cemetery, is a disused Christian cemetery in George Town, Penang. After more than a century of neglect, it is now classified as a heritage site and is maintained by the Penang Heritage Trust. Captain Francis Light's grave, along with some members of the Scott family are also in the cemetery.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Immaculate Conception Church is a Roman Catholic church along Burmah Road in Pulau Tikus, George Town. It was founded by Portuguese Eurasians who came to settle in Penang to escape persecution in Phuket. They were the "latecomers" of an earlier batch of Catholic Eurasian immigrants who arrived in Penang when the island was first established by Captain Francis Light, who had founded the Church of the Assumption in town.
Address: 1, Lorong Maktab, Pulau Tikus, George Town, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Church of the Assumption was founded in 1786, when Captain Francis Light first came to Penang. It is located in Farquhar Street, George Town, within the heritage core zone of the city.
Address: Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The structure began as an attap house in 1854. By 1897 Balik Pulau had approximately 250-300 Catholic converts.
Address: Lintang Bukit Penara 3, Taman Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11020, Penang, MALAYSIA
The City Hall of George Town or Dewan Bandaraya George Town is a Victorian-style building along Jalan Padang Kota Lama. It was constructed in 1903, and opened in 1906. It holds the distinction as being one of the first buildings in George Town, Penang, to be completely fitted with electric lights and fans.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A place that will bring you back to Penang's colonial past and the lifestyle the wealthy merchants of Penang through unique antiques such that reflect a decadent way of living and reflect the vastness of space in which they used to live. To add to this, there's also a personal handwritten document by Captain Francis Light, founder of Penang and intricate art pieces from the past such as a sublime marble carving of a young girl asleep on a pillow and beautifully commissioned stained glass. Most of the exhibits once lived in large, well-known mansion around Penang.
Address: 7, Jalan D.S. Ramanathan, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Convent Light Street School is the oldest girl's school in Penang, founded in the mid 19th century by Holy Infant Jesus Missions. It was a chapel, an orphanage, a boarding school for the elite including royal princesses of the Thai family and today, it functions solely as a Malaysian public school for girls.
Address: 36, Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Not only there were hapless cows bred and slaughtered here but you could also smell the fish hung out to dry.
Address: Lebuh Melayu / Lorong Ikan, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Kastam is one of the heritage buildings along the Weld Quay waterfront of George Town. It was built at the turn of the 20th century. Before Wisma Kastam was built, the shoreline was somewhere between Beach Street and what is today Victoria Street, depending on the tide.
Address: Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia, Wisma Kastam, Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Dataran Pemuda Merdeka, Seberang Perai or originally known as British Recreation Club (BRC) is close to the locals' heart. The place recorded various historical and nostalgic events. Here is where struggle for the independence started in Seberang Perai. Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah's father, late Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi among those who fought for the independence here.
Address: Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, 12300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Dato Koyah Shrine, or Keramat Dato Koyah, is a shrine to a Muslim saint along Transfer Road in George Town. He arrived in Penang from the Malabar coast in southern India (in present-day Karnataka and Kerala), where he was a mendicant, wandering from place to place, teaching, healing the sick, until one day, an incident happened that forced him to flee. Dato Koyah arrived in Penang some time in the early 19th century.
Address: Jalan Dato Kayoh, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple in Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, George Town, is the only Burmese Buddhist temple to be built in Penang. Originally known as the Nandy Molah Burmese Temple, the Dhammikarama Temple was built in 1803.
Address: 24, Lorong Burma, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Up until 1909 the police doubled as George Town's firefighters.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is located at Macalister Road, George Town. It is housed within the Penang Philomatic Union building. The Penang branch of the Philomatic Union was established through the efforts of Goh Say Eng, who also founded the Penang branch of Tung Meng Hooi. It was originally housed at the Li Teik Seah Building at 152 Carnarvon Street.
Address: 20, Lorong Susu, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a privately managed museum at 120 Armenian Street, in George Town. It occupies the shophouse where Dr Sun Yat Sen had his base while in Penang. From the outside, the Sun Yat Sen Museum may appear stark when compared to the ornate architecture of the clan temples down the street.
Address: 120 Armenian Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Also known as "Chicken Alley". This lane was once used by poulterers.
Address: Lorong Che An (Near Lebuh Pantai), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a hotel with old colonial charm and the finest traditions of comfort and service. Right at its door step is an amazing heritage of art and architecture, festivals and food. The E&O is just a few minutes walk away from a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.
Address: 10, Farquhar Street=, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chong San Wooi Koon is a Cantonese district association located at the junction of Lebuh King (King Street) and Lebuh Gereja (Church Street) in George Town. It is the association of Cantonese clansmen from Heong San district in present-day Guangdong Province in southern China. The association is housed in a heritage building built in the 19th century. The building was already in its place during a 1870s document.
Address: Junction of Lebuh King and Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
This old Acehnese godown was originally a jail building already extant in 1805 - hence the thick walls and small windows.
Address: Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Esplanade is a popular venue for events. It is famous for the Chap Goh Meh celebration. Since the 19th century, eligible young Nyonyas would gather on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, known fondly among locals as Chap Goh Meh or Chinese Valentine’s Day, at the Esplanade to throw Mandarin oranges into the sea in the hopes of finding a good suitor – a tradition still practiced today.
Address: Lebuh Light, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located in Air Itam, Excel Music Studio provides quality music education to both children and adults. They offer traditional classical music courses to the more current pop and rock music courses. Excel Music also provides Christian music courses specially designed for aspiring church musicians.
Address: 43B, Lintang Angsana, Bandar Baru, Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
These shops stock a range of high quality textiles imported from Japan and Korea as well as imported sarongs from India and Indonesia, and locally-produced batik sarongs. Some retailers have diversified and also sell religious paraphernalia for Hajj pilgrims such as special luggage labels, bags, outfits and prayer mats.
Address: Fazal Mohammed Bros., 111, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
This art installation was created to discourage people from disposing of unwanted pets, but instead, sterilize their pet to prevent unwanted litters. It was created by ASA (Artists for Stray Animals) for the 101 Lost Kittens project.
Address: Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The floating mosque is built on the bay but is not actually floating. It is standing on pilings and stilts and also has a towering minaret which the height is equivalent to a seven storey-building.
Address: Jalan Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Bunga, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Traditional garland making is a skill that was brought to Penang by Indian immigrants as an intrinsic part of Hinduism, where garlands and fresh flowers are offered at temple shrines and households altars. Commonly used flowers include, jasmine, marigolds, dahlias and roses, chosen for their fragrance and colour and sourced from flower farms on Penang Hill and as far afield as the Cameron Highlands.
Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (next to the Goddess of Mercy Temple), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Folklore by the Sea is where live theatrical shows take place daily. Thoughtfully curated live dramas as well as interesting storytelling shows are performed to take the audience back in time to the old days of the dwellers’ simple lives at the jetties where the sea was their main source of sustenance.
Address: 59A, Chew Jetty, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Penang
The Foo Tye Sin Mansion is one of the first non-European mansions to be erected along Light Street. Until the time it was built, around the mid 19th Century, Light Street was the preserve of the European elite.
Address: 1, Light Street, 10200 George Town, Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Fort Cornwallis is named after the Governor-General in Bengal in the late 1700s, Charles Cornwallis. It is one of the most interesting historical landmarks in Georgetown. It is located close to the Esplanade, next to the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, 10200 George Town, Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Protestant Cemetery, a resting place of Penang’s European pioneers, is a site of great significance within the world Heritage Site of George Town. Duration: 45 minutes
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA.
Freedom Leisure Cycle Supply provides bicycle rental services in Victoria Street, George Town. Part of its collection of bicycle rentals include Japan classic city bikes, folding bike, tandem bike, Japan postman bicycle, tricycle, children bike and family bicycle.
Address: 155, Victoria Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
A specialist in stained glass and fused glass, owner Wong Keng Fuan runs the art gallery on Armenian Street. Today, his range of exhibited artworks include small bowls, standing sculptures and installations.
Address: 88, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located at Sunny Point Complex, Galeri Art Point showcases a wide selection of paintings by local and international artists; art prints and postcards; art books and art catalogues; framing for artworks and art prints and more.
Address: Lot 8-G-4 Sunny Point Complex, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Owned by Mr Koay Soo Kay, Galeri Seni Mutiara is all about encouraging, developing and fostering interests in art. Apart from exhibiting local and international art, the gallery organises art activities, exhibitions, talks and forums.
Address: 118, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sibling to the Galerie Huit Arles, the art gallery showcases both local and international artists in a laidback, casual setting. The site where the art gallery is located was once a domain of wealthy Chinese spice merchants. A visit to the art gallery is by appointment only.
Address: Muntri Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
If you have a lawn or a garden that needs some sprucing up, head over to Garden Ku for locally made and imported plants and ceramic vases. They also offer pottery classes led by experience Japanese ceramists.
Address: Lot 2652, Jalan Kebun Bunga (opposite Waterfall Hotel), George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
While its royal English name sound very grand, it's also locally known as "Gedung Rumput" or Grass Godonm with bullock carts being parked along this wide street.
Address: Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Gehrig Art Gallery occupies one of the five restored shophouses managed by Coffee Atelier. Owner Stefan Gehrig has a fascination for Malaysian and Southeast Asian art, evident to the numerous local and international art exhibitions that are regularly held here.
Address: 47-55 Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
George Town Dispensary is housed in a landmark three-storey corner building at the junction of Beach Street and China Street. The side facing the junction has a classical pediment to mark the main entrance. On the Beach Street side is a five-foot way with the dispensary behind it. On this side of the building is the signage George Town Dispensary.
Address: Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
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.
The centre aims to promote the value and significance of our local tangible heritage, more so in a UNESCO World Heritage Site like George Town. It features a 16 x 18 foot model of George Town World Heritage Site, sponsored by Think City Sdn Bhd. The Interpretative Centre is contributed by Giat Suria Sdn Bhd to be used for 15 years.
Address: Armenian Street Heritage Hotel, Level 2, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Hainan Temple is a Chinese temple that is dedicated for the patro deity of seafarers, Ma Chor Po, also called Mazu. It is founded in 1866 and completed in 1895. The Hainan temple is built in Hainanese style.
Address: 93, Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Much of the traffic of pilgrims to and from Muslim Holy land for the hay went through Acheh Street where tickets for the trip were sold. Shopping was also a favourite activity for both pilgrims and their well wishers.
Address: Gat Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Han Jiang Teochew Temple is a Chinese temple located along Lebuh Chulia in George Town. It is situated nearest to Sri Mahariamman Temple and the Nagore Durgha Sheriff. The Hanjiang Ancestral Temple was completed in 1870.
Address: 127, Chulia Street, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Hardwicke House or simply Hardwicke is a heritage bulding at the junction of Pangkor Road and Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. It is built at the turn of the 20th century. The address today is 67 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.
Address: 67, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
To access to inner George Town comfortably, hop on the HEHO (Heritage Hopabout) van that stops at different 12 locations in George Town. Visitors can get off at various spots and explore nearby sights, attractions and eateries. Once done, hop back from any of the selected pit stops for your next adventure. Heritage Hopabout pit-stops include Holiday Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd, 1926 Heritage Hotel, Gurney Paragon Mall, The Northam All Suite, Chocolate & Coffee Museum, The Royale Bintang Penang, St George's Church, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Cititel Penang, Yeng Keng Hotel, Khoo Kongsi and 1st Avenue Mall. The interesting part about the HEHO experience is the audio guide-equipped van that is ready to fill you in on fascinating facts about Penang and George Town's attractions. The HEHO ticket gives you unlimited rides from 9.00am - 5.50pm daily and each ticket purchase entitles you to various discounts from eateries to shopping and museums to spas. To purchase a HEHO ticket, contact Penang Global Tourism at 04-263 1166 or drop by our tourist information centre for more details.
Address: George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA.
The counter of the pawnshop is typically higher for security.
Address: Lebuh Carnavon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kanganam Trading is a retailer of Indian household wares and Hindu religious items established over 60 years ago. Dealing in religious items requires speacialist knowledge of Hindu beliefs, and symbolism, and the shop carries a highly diversified range of religious items such as Pancaloha (sacred five - metal alloys) statues, iconography, charms, hanging decorations abd items for Hindu worship (Pooja), geomancy (Vastu Shastra), and meditation.
Address: Kanganam Trading 32, Lebuh Pasar (kitchenware) 41, Lebuh Pasar (religious items), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple or Poh Hock Seah is a clan temple of the Hokkien people. It is one of the Hokkien institution set up before the large influx of newcomers and is collective called the Sinkheh to Penang.
Address: 57, Armenian Street, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wawasan Open University is the first private, open learning institution. Open concept is to make higher education accesible to all, anytime anywhere. The main campus of Wawasan Open University is located at the Homestead, previously the residence of Yeap Chor Ee.
Address: 54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Hong Kong Shoe Store specializes in shoe making of any designs, including any special needs. The duration to complete a pair of shoes normally takes up to 2 months.
Address: 20, Kimberley Street, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a museum housed in Penang Street. It was opened on 16 October 2008. The museum is a part of The Sire - Museum Restaurant.
Address: 4, King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The HSBC Building of Penang is a six storey building built in 1948 in the late Art Deco style at 1 Downing Street, George Town. The design reflects the influence of the Shanghai Art Deco style. This is the first branch of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank in Malaysia.
Address: 1, Downing Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Hu Yew Seah is an organisation to promote Chinese language education among English speaking Chinese in Penang. It is located along Madras Lane. Hu Yew Seah also operate as Primary School.
Address: 45, Lorong Madras, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Hui Aun Association or Hui Aun Kong Hooi is founded in 1914. It is located along Magazine Road, across from1st Avenue Mall. The Hui Aun Association is housed in an Art Deco style building. Recently, it had its side walls painted with the Woman Construction Workers Mural.
Address: 73, Magazine road, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Back in the days, Hup Huat Tricycle and Bicycle Repair was one of many trishaw makers in George Town. Today, Mr Choo Yew Choon inherits the century-old shop from his great grandfather who founded it and remains as the only trishaw maker in town. Due to the low market value of trishaws today, he repairs bicycles and hawker tricycles to keep his business afloat.
Address: Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
This piece of artwork was created as part of the 101 Lost Kittens project. It depicts a cat prancing after a rat.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Enjoy decorative glasswork at this one-of-a-kind museum in Malaysia. Admire the different techniques in creating glass ornaments including fused, sandblasted, stained and overlaying glass. Ibox Museum of Glass is the first glass museum in Malaysia, and have received a title in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the first glass museum.
Address: No. 80-0, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Immigration Department Building is an impressive double storey building . It was built in 1890 and is located within the compound of the Central Police Station. The building has a porte cochere facing north.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
India House is a double-storey building in George Town. It is located on the corner of Beach Street and Church Street Ghaut. It carries an address on both streets. India House was built in the Indian Art Deco style.
Address: 25, Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
M. Thana's Goldsmith is the last remaining traditional Indian goldsmith in George Town which retails only hand-made jewellery. The shop was established in 1923 by Mr Nagumani one of the city's most respected craftsman. When he passed away his niece Thanalaxmi Veerappan took up the reins with her goldsmith husband, Raju.
Address: 38 Lebuh Queen, 10200 Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Inner Peace Yoga Circle is a yoga centre located in Pulau Tikus.
Address: Inner Peace Yoga Circle, 293, 2nd Floor, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ip Man Wing Chun is a martial arts centre that is founded by the principles of Wing Chun martial arts.
Address: 55, Jalan Kebun Nyiur 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
The striking of the lone ironsmith's hammer can still be heard along the street where once every tool had to be fashioned by heat and hand not machines.
Address: Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Almuarif Press is the largest publisher of Islamic books in Malaysia with a backlist of 500 - 600 titles including numerous national best-sellers. The company currently has two printing presses in Penang and Bangkok to cope with thriving market demand. The Koran remains a best-selling text and the Press publishes a variety of different editions and retails a variety of book stands.
Address: Percetakan Almuarif 16, Lebuh Buckingham, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Islamic Council Building is a double storey Neoclassical- style building along Beach Street in George Town. It was part of the government offices during British Administration. The building is constructed in 1907.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Island Gallery is situated on Jalan Phuah Hin Leong and managed by homegrown artist Cheong Mei Fong. Local art exhibitions are held here regularly and if you're into perfecting your artistic skills, Madam Cheong offers classes in jewellery and sculpture making as well as painting.
Address: 6 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Istana Kedah or Kedah House is the residence of the Sultan Kedah in Penang. It is located along Northam Road and designed in the European Gothic style. it is not open to the public.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Japanese Cemetery is located in Lintang P Ramlee. It is the final resting place of the small community of Japan during the late 19th century. They immigrated to Penang to seek a better life.
Address: Lintang P. Ramlee, George Town, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
Jatomi Fitness boasts a spacious functional training zone and free weights area that satifies all fitness levels. It offers a range of group fitness classes, Les Mills programs, zumba, yoga and more.
Address: 7th floor, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Jewish cemetery is the oldest Jewish cemetery in Malaysia. The oldest tombstone dates back in 1835. There are approximately 107 graves.
Address: Jalan Zainal Abidin, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
This is the place where the famous shoe designer, Jimmy Choo, started his apprenticeship.
Address: Lebuh Leith / Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
81 year old Mr. Lee Beng Chuan has been making joss sticks since he left school. Mr. Lee and his wife makes the joss sticks at their rented pre-war shop house located near to the Goddess of Mercy Temple.
Address: 1, Lorong Muda, (Off Steward Lane), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Nasi Kandar originated from Tamil Muslims. Hawking home cooked curry dishes and rice from containers slung on both ends of a Kandar (Wooden Stick).
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Kapitan Keling's Tomb is the restored ruins of a mausoleum at Kampung Kolam, George Town. It is the tomb of Cauder Mydin Merican, the leader of the Indian Muslim community, known as Kapitan Keling, who founded the Kapitan Keling Mosque. The Merican clan was one of the wealthiest families of Tamil Muslims to have settled in George Town.
Address: Jalan Kampung Kolam, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kapok is a cotton-like material which comes from the seed pods of the kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) which grows in the wild in Malaysia. This is used as a natural filling for pillows, mattresses and bolsters.
Address: 78, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kar Yin Fee Kuan is a Hakka district association of clansmen from the Kar Yin District of Guangdong Province in southern China. It is founded in 1801. The present building of the Kar Yin Fee Kuan dates to 1939.
Address: 22, King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kek Lok Si Temple is the most well known temple on the island and also known as Temple of Supreme Bliss and was founded in 1890. The temple consists of prayer halls, pagodas and bell towers .
Address: Kampong Sungai Keluang, Ayer Itam, 11400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Khoo Kongsi is the mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang and it is a large Chinese clanhouse. The temple was rebuilt in 1920 after it was burnt down in 1894.
Address: 18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The "Kids on Bicycle" mural located at Lebuh Armenian is painted by Ernest Zacharevic, a young Lithuania-born artist.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The former King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Building is now used as Museum at Macalister, a branch of the Penang State Museum.
Address: 57, Macalister Road, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
King Street Temple is a Taoist temple run by the Cantonese and Hakka community. It was divided into three bays, with ornate windows in the middle bay. On the other side of the temple are side bays with act as living quarters.
Address: 30-40 Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tua Pek Kong Temple is a Taoist temple within the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at 32, 32A & 34 King Street, sandwiched between the Heong San Hoay Kuan and the Nin Yong Temple, and it gave King Street its Chinese name, Kuin-Tang Tua Pek Kong Kay, meaning Cantonese Tua Pek Kong Temple Street.
Address: 32, 32A & 34 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Komtar consists of retail outlets, transportation hub and administrative office for the Penang State Government. Komtar is one of the cutting-edge buildings in Penang.
Address: 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kongsoon House is a commercial building at the corner of Church Street and Beach Street. It was built in 1914. It supplies mining, industrial machinery, catering to the booming tin industry. The façade facing Church street has a centralised front with pediment and projecting balconies on the first and second floor.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
One Tall, Double Shot, Decaf Espresso KOPI-O’-KAU!
Address: Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kun Kee Food Industries is a George Town success story of a small coffee roaster that has expanded and diversified its products for the export market. The company's famous blend of 'Kopi O' is sold in coffeeshops throughout Malaysia and consist of coffee beans roasted with sugar, margarine, salt and sesame seeds.
Address: Chin Huat 78, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bodhi Heart Sanctuary is a non-sectarian Buddhist Society located in Tanjung Tokong. The sanctuary offers a wide variety of spiritual programs to assist in discovering a more balanced, meaningful and fulfilling lifestyle, one of which includes a Kundalini yoga class.
Address: Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, 677-G, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Kungfu Girl" is a giant mural of a girl trying to lift herself up with both her hands on the window.
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kwangtung Tengchew Association incorporate Chinese designs hybrid with Western design but still represented traditional and religious purposes.
Address: Penang Street, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
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
Limburg is one of the historic buildings in Penang that has been converted into a fast food restaurant (KFC).
Address: 52, Larut Road, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Oi! You call this limousine!? This was the place to go for Chinese books, stationery, coffins and paper effigies. All the pleasures of the material world can be reproduced in paper and burnt as gifts for the hereafter.
Address: Lebuh Carnarvon / Lorong Carnarvon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ling Ling Fashion Sewing School offers sewing classes for beginners and advance students. Some of the skills you get to learn are basic body measurement and pleating methods as well as ways to sew dinner dresses and traditional clothing.
Address: 564 - C Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Lion Dance" is a traditional dance performance that mimics a lion's movements.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Russian artist Julia Volchkova painted a black and white mural of a 'Little Boy', inspired by a photograph taken in Indonesia by her friend. This mural is located in Prangin Canal, George Town.
Address: Prangin Canal, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
After an introduction, the tour will start with a visit to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (Baba Nyonya Museum). After that, it will take you through to Little India, where you will visit spice shops, saree shops, accessories, joss sticks, an old mill grinding chilly and spices as well as some food stalls selling local breakfast delights such as Roti Canai and Teh Tarik. The tour will then proceed to visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (Hindu Temple), and it will end there. Duration: 3 hours
Address: Penang Heritage Trust 26, Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Logan Heritage is a renovated and restored colonial building with an inner courtyard. The 2-storey pre-war building now houses various businesses and shops.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA.
The Logan Memorial is a monument erected in memory of James Richardson Logan, who was a champion of the rights of the non-Europeans in Penang. When the authorities attempted to suppress the activities of the Chinese clans, labelling them as secret societies, it was James Logan who helped the Chinese merchants in submitting petitions. This resulted in greater rights and recognition for their organisations and festivals.
Address: Lebuh Light, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Loke Mansion is a handsome heritage villa in Gurney Drive, Penang. Loke Mansion was built by Alan Loke, the son of tycoon Loke Yew, in the Arts & Crafts architecture style around 1924-25.
Address: Gurney Drive, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Loke Thye Kee is a restored historic building at the junction of Burmah Road and Penang Road. In its heydays, Loke Thye Kee was one of the most upmarket Chinese restaurant in Penang. The three-storey restaurant was designed by Penang-born architect Chew Eng Eam, who also designed the Chinese Chamber of Commerce building. The structure is supposed to resemble a steamboat as though afloat in a lake.
Address: 2, Jalan Burmah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. Fortune cats are cat dolls that are often found in Japanese and Taiwanese restaurants, near the cashier.
Address: Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lum Fong Hotel is a budget hotel and it was the original premises of the Penang Adventist Hospital. Today it has been converted to a coffee shop, bed and breakfast and bistros.
Address: 108, Muntri Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lung Yen Association is a clan association for Hokkien people who hail from the city of Longyan in Fujian Province, China. It was built in 1950 with Art Deco style influenced with a touch of Shanghai plaster.
Address: Malay Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located in Pengkalan Weld, Made in Penang Interactive Museum features three-dimensional street art depicting scenes of Penang and its people.
Address: No.3 Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Magazine Road Heritage Row was built in the early part of the 20th century.
Address: Magazine road, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The wall mural "Magic" depicts a frightened little girl over a magic show performed by a magician.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mahjong (The game of sparrows) a favourite pastime for the elderly.
Address: Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
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
This sculpture is officially known as "Even if Handicapped, Still Love Me". It depicts a disabled cat which is being carted on a trolley.
Address: Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Kapitan Keling Mosque along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling is one of the well known mosques in Penang. Before the Penang State Mosque is built, the Kapitan Keling Mosque was used as the state mosque.
Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
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
Metro Bike offers bicycle rental for RM20 per bike. The fee includes safety helmet, safety jacket, bicycle lock and PA insurance.
Address: Jln. Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Metro Bike offers bicycle rentals for RM20 that can be used throughout the day. The bicycle rental fee includes safety helmet, safety jacket, bicycle lock and PA insurance.
Address: Tanjung City Marina 8A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mohd Ariff Mansion is a Malay Straits Eclectic built in the mid 19th century by Mohd Ariff Mohd Tajoodin, one of the 19th century Malay millionaires.
Address: 156, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
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
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
It is the gateway to the 19th Century country house of the famous millionaire best remembered for building the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower at the Esplanade.
Address: Waterfall Road, George Town, 11300, 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
Municipal Fountain was donated by Koh Seang Tat in 1883.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10300, 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. Image credits: Colonial Museum Penang
Address: Penang Tourist Centre Penang Port Commission (Ground Floor Arcade) Pesara King Edward, George Town, 10300, 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
The Nagore Shrine was built in 1800, and is the oldest Indian Muslim shrine in Penang. It is well-kept and painted in white. The Nagore Shrine is one of the remaining architecture in early 19th century.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Obviously, this is less than five feet…The ‘Five Foot Way’ of Wan Hai Hotel is said to be the narrowest in Penang.
Address: Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Nattukottai Chettiar Temple, also called the Arulmigu Thandayuthapani Temple was founded in 1854.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Purely hands-on cooking experience, expect to learn the art of preparing local delicacies from assam laksa to roti canai and dhal curry from Nazlina Spice Station. Your day begins with a walk to the nearby Campbell Street Market where you will shop for fresh ingredients before making your way to her kitchen on Lebuh Campbell. Apart from being a cook herself, she's a certified tour guide by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia that lends her knowledge about the sights and sounds of Penang.
Address: 2, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ng Fook Tong Temple was built in 1898. Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee brought craftsmen from Fook San in China to work on the temple.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong See Kah Miew Traditional Chinese is the clan association of the Chinese holding the surname Leong. The name Leong See Kah Miew translates as Leong Clan Ancestral Temple. The three-storey association premises is at 65 Perak Road.
Address: Perak Road, George Town, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mr Chen of Ngai Sun has been in the business for a long while. At his shop, all artworks are hand paintrd onto the blinds rather than spraypaint. All this is done in a narrow little alleyway at the back of the shop.
Address: 16, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
"No Animal Discrimination Please" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Transfer Road is named after the event of the transfer of Straits Settlement from Indian office to colonial office in Singapore. In 1867, resulted in a more efficient admin station and an era of great prosperity of the crown coloneles.
Address: Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
A petty-trading neighbourhood, where you can find activities such as drying of salted fish and basket weaving.
Address: Lorong Prangin, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Also known as Noordin Family Tomb or Makam Keluarga Noordin, is located facing Chulia Street next door to the original main entrance of the Kapitan Keling Mosque. The mid-19th century mausoleum of Indian Muslim merchant Mohamed Merican Noordin which also housed a school for the Muslim community. He was buried here in 1870.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Depicts a young Nyonya maiden receiving by basket a meal of noodles from the hawker on the street.
Address: Lorong Kinta, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Oh Kongsi is an office building along Weld Quay, in George Town, Penang. The 5-storey building belong to the Oh Clan Association. It is a surname clan association comprising three organizations: Tay Koon oh Kongsi, She Foo Kongsi Ann Teng Tong, and Teng Bee Oh Toon bok Tong. It was officially established only recently in 1988 and its members can trace their origin to their progenitor, Nian Ba Lang.
Address: Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA. ()
The "Old Motorcycle" mural on Lebuh Ah Quee is painted by Ernest Zacharevic, a young Lithuania-born artist.
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Old OCBC Building was built in 1938 in the Art Deco style with Shanghai plaster. The OCBC logo is still there since 1930's.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA. ()
Established in 2011 by collector and artist Ch'ng Huck Theng, One East Museum showcases a permanent exhibition of an impressive collection of famille rose figurines dating back to the mid 19th century.
Address: 7, Jalan Dunlop, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The ‘Black and White’ Amahs were Cantonese domestic servants from Guangdong who did all kinds of household chores, and would refer to themselves with wry humour as ‘’Yat Keok Tet’’ (One Leg Kicks All).
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The P. Ramlee mural located at Batu Uban, Gelugor, Penang is part of The Silent Figures Project by Lebuh Acheh Interpretation Centre, Penang.
Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
P.Ramlee's Birth House highlights his personal collections including his old violin, favourite shirts, old movie posters, typewriter and more.
Address: Lot 2180, Jalan P. Ramlee, George Town, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
Housed within the Kompleks Pustaka Warisan Seni, the P. Ramlee Gallery is built to remember the legacy of Malaysia's renowned director, actor and composer P. Ramlee. In the gallery, you'll find old memorabilias of various sorts from classic posters of the movies he acted to his favourite old flute.
Address: Lot 2180 Jalan P. Ramlee, George Town, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
Pak Tong kou (steamed rice flour cakes) and ham chim peng (deep fried pancakes) are two traditional Cantonese pastries.
Address: D2, People's Court, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
According to Chinese custom, miniature paper replicas of houses, servants and wordly possessions (cars, mobile phones, watches etc.) are burnt as offerings to the newly deceased to accompany them on their new life in the afterworld. Aside from paper houses, the shop also makes giant paper effigies of Chinese gods which are used to commemorate deities' birthdays and religious festivals.
Address: 198A, Lebuh Carnavon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong How Keng's tiny bakery shop is famous for its coconut tarts. Only 300 tarts are made each day, so customers make a bee-line to the bakery bright and early each morning!
Address: C8 People's Court, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Situated on Lebuh Penang, the Penang 3D Trick Art Museum features two dimensional exhibits with themes of 'All About Penang Life' and 'Modern Classic' as well as art exhibits with three-dimensional sculptures. The newly opened museum has 35 artworks of optical illusion paintings and sculptures. To capture the best angle for a shot, check out there are guidance and assistance placed beside each artwork
Address: 10, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Amazing World Studios is a smart partnership between Oxtra Capital Sdn. Bhd. and Warner Brothers. It features hands on exhibits and fun family activity. Possessing a camera is a prerequisite for visitors who wants to experience the unique side of Amazing World Studios. Featuring pop up art exhibitions, interactive computer generated animation and 3D settings, visitors will enjoy every moment spent there. It’s Facebook/ Instagram moment at every step.
Address: 4, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The museum, proudly a first-of-its-kind in this part of the world, showcases many of the active and pioneering icons in the comic/cartoon industry.
Address: Level 2, ICT Digital Mall, KOMTAR Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located at Lee Jetty, Penang Cycle Bay offers bicycle rentals daily. The rental begins from RM12 per bicycle on weekdays and RM15 per bicycle on weekends.
Address: Lee Jetty Weld Quay, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Forestry Museum or Muzium Perhutanan Pulau Pinang, is a museum that was set up to generate greater appreciation among the general public for the rainforest in Penang. Constructed in 1976 and first opened to the public in 1983, the museum covers a 700 sq meter site. It was constructed using various types of wood. The main exhibition hall is supported by the trunk of a single forest tree. Penang Forestry Museum has exhibits showcasing the different types of wood and wood products. There are eight dioramas showing the different types of forest including the mangrove swamp forest, swamp forest, coastal hill forest, lowland dipterocarp forest, hill dipterocarp forest, upper hill dipterocarp forest, montane oak forest and montane ericaceous forest. The museum is really geared towards educating children and school students. Due to its proximity with the Batu Ferringhi tourist belt, it receives a small stream of tourists.
Address: Museum Perhutanan Hutan Lipur Teluk Bahang Taman Rimba, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Fun-Filled Wax Museum has over fifty life-size wax models of celebrities, ranging from artistes to politicians to royalties. Among the wax characters on displays are Mr Bean, Hugh Jackman, Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Chan, Teresa Tang, President Obama, Pablo Picasso and Steve Jobs.
Address: M Mall 020 Jalan Dato Keramat, George Town, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) was established in 1986 as a charitable NGO, dedicated to promoting Penang's cultural and built heritage. Its objectives are to promote the conservation of Penang's heritage, to facilitate cultural educational programmes, to organize public awareness programmes and to cooperate with other like-minded organizations in Malaysia and abroad.
Address: 26, Church Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ascend Penang Hill, 720-metre above sea level by means of funicular train. Enjoy the bird's eye view (usually clearer in the afternoon) of George Town and feel the cool and refreshing air at the summit. Another highlight is Kek Lok Si, Southeast Asia'a largest Buddhist temple. Marvel at the 30-metre high statue of the Goddess of Mercy, the 7-tier 'Thousand-Buddha Pagoda' and the 'Pond of Longevity'. Duration of tour: 3.5 hours
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA
Led by Peranakan food maestro Pearly Kee, learn to prepare Nyonya homecooking dishes such as Nyonya stir fried pork, nasi sambal fried rice, pineapple sweet curry and more.
Address: 85 Taman Berjaya, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Immerse yourself in the forgotten musical heritage of Penang with exhibits and interactive features, with a spotlight on the traditional music of Penang's diverse communities; the defining period of the 1930s to the 1970s; as well as musical icons that have shaped the music of Penang and Malaysia.
Address: L4-02, Level 4, ICT Digital Mall, KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang
Penang Islamic Museum is known as the Syed Alatas Mansion. It displays the history of Islam in Malaysia through a number of 19th-century antiques.
Address: 128, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang State Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The non-circulating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from year 1965 to the present. The Penang State Art Gallery presents artworks revolving around ideas of identity, urbanization, globalisation and the environment, these works raise pertinent issues on urban living in the modern cityscape and prompt us to consider how the artists have translated their visions about these issues into works of art. Description by Penang State Art Gallery
Address: 57, Macalister Road, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang State Mosque was constructed in the 1970s with Western Modernist and Malay influences in its design. The mosque itself accommodates 5,000 worshippers.
Address: Jalan Air Itam, Ayer Itam, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
In 1962, action was taken by the State Government to secure a suitable place to house the state museum and art gallery. The acquisition of the present building, which once housed the Penang Free School (1821 – 1927) and then the Hutchings School (1928 – 1960) was inspired by the late Y.T.M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Malaysia's Prime Minister) who wished to preserve this dignified old building where he and many leading citizens had been pupils. On 10 July 1963, the State Government formed the first Committee comprising officers and representatives of various interests under the chairmanship of the State Secretary, Encik Abu Hassan Abdullah, to discuss the setting up of a Museum & Art Gallery. The outcome was the formation of a Working Committee under Miss Nicol-Smith, Senior Lecturer in English at Malayan Teachers’ college and who have had some experience as a Museum Curator before. After three meetings, this Working Committee presented on 29 Oct 1963, recommendations to the State Government which accepted in toto on 24 Feb 1964, the setting up of a Museum and Art Gallery proper. - Text from Penang State Museum official website
Address: Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sun Yat Sen Museum is a historical museum that revolves Asian nationalist figure of the early 20th century, Dr Sun Yat Sen.
Address: 65, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Supreme Court Building was built in 1809 and designed in the Palladian style.
Address: Farquhar street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located on Jalan Green Hall, the Penang Time Tunnel features a fascinating layout that takes you back in time to significant periods of Penang history. Some of the highlighted eras include 'The Founding of Penang' (1786-1794), 'The Growing Multi-Racial Population' (1795-1825), 'The Recession and Turbulent Years After Independence' (1957-1969), 'Penang Towards A Brighter Future' (2013 and beyond) and more. Interestingly, this timeline is captured through the creative use of interactive murals. Thus, providing a fun-filled trip for all.
Address: No. 39, Jalan Green Hall, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Tourist Guides Association was founded on 27 September 1966 located at Cannon Street.
Address: 7, Canon Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Turf Club is a horse racing venue located at Batu Gantong.
Address: Jalan Batu Gantong, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang War Museum is a privately-run museum located on the hills above the fishing village of Batu Maung. The war museum is a monument to the mistake made by the British in thinking that the enemy would attack from the sea, and thus they constructed the bunkers and enforcement with cannons aimed to the sea. As it turned out, the Japanese invaded by land, coming down the Peninsula, and rendering the preparation moot.
Address: Lot 1350, Mukim 12, Daerah Barat Daya, Batu Maung, 11960, Penang, MALAYSIA
Founded in 1983, the Penang Watercolour Society is known for organising a series of art activities such as watercolour exhibition, seminar, demonstration, competition, art camp and more.
Address: 3.05 Menara Boustead, 39, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang: Present & Future depicts the time changed between the past and present.
Address: Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Pentique Gallery is a local antique shop specialising in traditional Nyonya apparels.
Address: 354, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
S.M. Badjenid & Son established in George Town in 1917 is the country's oldest manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of perfume compounds, essential oils, bakhoor and oudh. The shop also sells canvas and custom-made canvas products including tents and canopies. Now run by third generation family members, the shop is packed floor to ceiling with thousands of exotic halal perfumes and eau de toilettes (which do not contain any alcohol).
Address: S.M. Badjenid & Son, 184 - 186, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Experience the astonishing allure of gold at the PG Gold Museum. Public Gold is the first company in Malaysia to set up a gold museum for you to learn all about gold via exhibitions, demos and guided tours. Located in one of the heritage buildings in Penang, you'll find gold and silver collection from across the world that have been artistically crafted into myriads of designs.
Address: 95 Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is one of the most ornate private homes in George Town. Built by one of the most illustrious personality in 19th century Malaya, the house has a long and colorful history. After decades of neglect, the mansion was bought by a property developer who restored and turned it into a museum to showcase his collection of Peranakan antiques
Address: 29 Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion is one of the most ornate private homes in George Town. Built by one of the most illustrious personality in 19th century Malaya, the house has a long and colorful history. After decades of neglect, the mansion was bought by a property developer who restored and turned it into a museum to showcase his collection of Peranakan antiques.
Address: 29, Church Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Please Care & Bathe Me" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. It shows two little kitten has been abandoned.
Address: Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Poe Choo Seah is an association for Straits-born Chinese, the Baba Nyonyas. It was built in 1902 with Straits Electric Style.
Address: 51 King Street, 10200 George Town, Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Prangin Canal was originally a river that flowed into the swampy coastline as it emptied into the sea located near where the Sia Boey market used to be.
Address: Jalan Lim Chwee Leongng, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Jothee is one of Penang's oldest printing presses established in 1935 by S. Letchumanasamy who arrived in Penang as a 10 year from India. Working at odd jobs from morning till night to support his family, the young man eventually saved enough money to open a printing press at the age of 19. It was the first presses in Penang to produce locally made diaries and handmade accounts ledgers; today it is run by the founder's son Shanmuganathan.
Address: Jothee Press, 4, Lebuh Pasar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tua Pek Kong fancy car parade in the year of tiger is to wash away all the bad luck, and bring in wealth and health.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
In the 1800’s, shops and godowns on Victoria Street were built at the Seafront.
Address: Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Discover Pulau Tikus for free with the recently launched shuttle service called 'Pulau Tikus Loop'. The shuttle bus offers free rides to areas such as Jalan Kelawei, Jalan Bagan Jermal, Jalan Burma and Jalan Pangkor. Catch these nearby attractions when you board the 'Pulau Tikus Loop' shuttle.
Address: Gurney Plaza, 170-06-01, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Qi Yoga is a registered yoga school that offers regular classes, teacher training course, yoga workshops, yoga retreat, private classes and yoga for kids.
Address: 103 First Floor, Jalan Perniagaan Gemilang 1, Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang, Bukit Mertajam, 14000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower was donated by local Penang millionaire Cheah Chen Eok in 1897 to commemorate the sixtieth year of the Queen's reign.
Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
To the dismay of parishioners of the Portuguese church there. Church Street also housed the headquarters of the notorious Ghee Hin secret society.
Address: Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Veteran rattan weaver Sim Buck Teik is a 'Living Heritage Treasure of Penang'. He is a second generation rattan weaver who inherited his skills from his father in their home district of Teochew, China before the family moved to Malaya.
Address: 393 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ren i Tang is the result of a two year long restoration project on a 19th century Early Straits Eclectic Styled Building located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Address: 82A, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Campbell Street is Penang's Fifth Avenue, a retail paradise where shoppers can stroll along the row of shophouses and feast their eyes on an array of goods.
Address: Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Rope Walk was named after the rope making activities on the street.
Address: Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Thick medium or thin?
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Roti Benggali came from the word Penggali (shareholders' in Tamil).
Address: Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Explore Penang island, the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include a cottage industry - to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits like durian and try rubber tapping. Visit a typical Malay Village and feel the air of tranquility, and the legendary Snake Temple, where Pit Vipers adorn the altars. Back in town, check out the duty-free OE Factory Outlet, plus an option to be dropped-off at Straits Quay shop and dine centre. Duration of tour: 3.5 hours
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA
Run Amok Gallery is a small artist-run contemporary art space located in George Town.
Address: 151-0, Off Lorong Hutton, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Runnymede at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, formerly Northam Road, is the name for a group of buildings located by the sea front in George Town, Penang. Also known now as Wisma Persekutuan, Runnymede is famous because Sir Stamford Raffles, who later founded Singapore, used to reside there when he was living in Penang.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Here your find traditional Cantonese restaurants serving Dim Sum.
Address: Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
These shops stock a range of high quality textiles imported from Japan and Korea as well as imported sarongs from India and Indonesia, and locally-produced batik sarongs. Some retailers have diversified and also sell religious paraphernalia for Hajj pilgrims such as special luggage labels, bags, outfits and prayer mats.
Address: Syarikat Medina Store 109, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Saw Seng Kew Building at 23 Beach Street is a double-storey office building that was erected in the early 20th century.
Address: 23, Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Segara Ninda or Ku Din Ku Meh House is a double story bungalow where Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh, also known by the nickname, Tunku Kudin used it as his trading base for his trading such as birds' nest, timber and coconut.
Address: 20, Penang Road, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Seri Mutiara is the official residence of the Yang Di-Pertuan Negeri, or governor, of Penang and was completed in 1890.
Address: Jalan Utama, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Shade me if you love me depicts an umbrella over eight cat prints. The intention is to create awareness for people to adopt and shelter stray animals, particularly cats.
Address: Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Shao Lin Athletic Association of Penang was established in 1956 by Patriach Sik Koh Sum in order to teach Sao Lim Hood Khar Pai.
Address: Lebuh Muntri (Moved to Lintang Angsana Bandar Baru Air Itam), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sheikh Al-Hadi's Residence is a bungalow owned by Muslim novelist and journalist, Syed Sheikh bin Syed Ahmad Al-Hadi. He moved to Penang to enhance his background in literature and journalism as well as to advance in the field of Islamic study.
Address: Jalan Jelutong, George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tan Kok Oo custom-makes Nyonya beaded shoes and slippers which are traditionally worn with the Nyonya kebaya and sarong. His clients can choose their motifs from his catalogues or bring in their own print outs for him to refer to. Creating a pair of beaded shoes is an incredibly time-consuming process as the plastic beads are so tiny. It can take up to three months to complete the beading for a single pair of shoes.
Address: Handmade Nyonya Beaded Shoes, 4, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Barbers used to operate here. Shorn hair was simply swept into the Prangin canal.
Address: Jalan Sungai Ujong (Near Jalan Penang), George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Many traditional Chinese businesses and homes in George Town still proudly display wooden signboards over their front doors - the former announce company names or auspicious couplets, while the latter depicts family surnames.
Address: Sung Dynasty Wood Carving, 77 Lebuh Carnavon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 37, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10020, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Skippy" or a giant cat mural bless the walls of George Town in conjunction with George Town Festival 2013.
Address: Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Snake Temple was built in 1850, dedicated to Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist priest and healer.
Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
A songkok is traditional Malay headgear worn by men during important religious and festive occasions such as Hari Raya, weddings and the weekly visit to the mosque.
Address: 157, Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Soo Beng Dispensary is a heritage building built in the Art Deco style with Shanghai plaster which was established by Dr Lim Chwee Leong.
Address: 104 Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Soon Tuck Wooi Kwon was established in 1838 for people from Soon Tuck, Kwangdong.
Address: Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
George Town's spice merchants which operate from shops along Lebuh Pasar in the Little India enclave are an enduring legacy of Penang's spice trade. These traders play an integral part in Penang's food industry and culinary heritage. The shops are packed to the brim with spices from all over the world, which are then distributed to wholesalers, small grocery stores, restaurants, grinding mills and housewives.
Address: Syarikat Abdul Ghaffar Trading, 29 & 29A Lebuh Pasar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
In the early 20th century the slightly trisque reputation of this area was further enhance by the presence of Japanese camera shops which were suspected of covert spying activities.
Address: Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Built in 1833, the Arulmigu Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Malaysia, and features sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and facade.
Address: Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Sri Teratai is the official residence of the Chief Minister of Penang.
Address: Macalister Road, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
The St. Anne Church is a famous Roman Catholic located at Bukit Mertajam. It was founded in 1846 and the main church for the annual celebrations for St. Anne feast.
Address: Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
St.Francis Xavier Church was built for the Tamil-speaking Catholics in Penang. The church was founded in 1852 by Father Francis Xavier Hob.
Address: 52K, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
The St George's church is one of the oldest landmarks in Malaysia and it's the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia, built in 1818. It was restored as a National Treasure in 2010-2011. Today, it is still a place of worship for the Anglican Christian communities.
Address: 1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Standard Chartered Bank Building is the first bank in Malaysia, which is built in a stout four-storey structure in British Palladian style.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang State Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The non-circulating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from year 1965 to the present. The Penang State Art Gallery presents artworks revolving around ideas of identity, urbanization, globalisation and the environment, these works raise pertinent issues on urban living in the modern cityscape and prompt us to consider how the artists have translated their visions about these issues into works of art.
Address: 57, Macalister Road, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
The State Assembly Building is a public building built in the Anglo-Indian classical style in the early 19th Century.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The centre showcases a variety of high quality craft which can be purchased. These include hand woven scarfs, tie and dye bags in vibrant colours, home made soaps, candles etc. All products are made by members with special needs who have channeled their skills and abilities into a viable career. Stepping stone is a Support Centre for Community Living run by an NGO, Asia Community Service.
Address: 53,Jalan Bharu, Bukit Satu, MK 1 Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Butterworth railway station is located in the transportation hub which offer various transportation such as bus, taxi stations, ferry and train. Architecture of this station maintains the cultural heritage inherited from British colonial era. This station provide passage to other port of Peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand such as Bangkok and Hat Yai.
Address: Jalan Pantai, Butterworth, 12100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Stroll along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling to experience the Street of Harmony that consists of four places of worships that coexist together in harmony. Along the street, you will find St George's Church, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, The Goddess of Mercy Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling.
Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Managed by self-taught abstract photographer Howard Tan, Studio Howard features a wide range of photography subjects from historical buildings in Malaysia and Langkawi to landscapes and old quarters of Penang.
Address: 154 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10020, Penang, MALAYSIA
Suffolk Estate Bridge is located in front of Suffolk House and is a reconstruction of an 18th century bridge across the Ayer Itam River.
Address: 250, Jalan Ayer Itam, Ayer Itam, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
Suffolk House was originally owned by Captain Francis Light. Today Suffolk House has been converted into well-established restaurant.
Address: 250, Jalan Air Itam, Air Itam, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sun Wui Wui Koon, located at Lebuh Bishop has strong Chinese influences in its building style.
Address: 38 Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sunalini Yoga is a yoga centre located in George Town.
Address: 92 Love Lane, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA.
The Penang Supreme Court Building, or Mahkamah Tinggi Pulau Pinang, is an elegant Palladian-style building along Lebuh Light in George Town. The courthouse was built to replace the original courthouse which was constructed on the same site in 1809.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Swee Hock Chan Godown belonged to supporters of Dr Sun Yat Sen which was previously used to accommodate the Penang Philomatic Union.
Address: 25, Acheen Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Swettenham Pier is the seaport established in 1903. It was named after Frank Athelstane Swettenham, the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States.
Address: Level 2, Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, No 1A, King Edward Place Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
George Town's spice merchants which operate from shops along Lebuh Pasar in the Little India enclave are an enduring legacy of Penang's spice trade. These traders play an integral part in Penang's food industry and culinary heritage. The shops are packed to the brim with spices from all over the world, which are then distributed to wholesalers, small grocery stores, restaurants, grinding mills and housewives.
Address: Syarikat S.A.P. Abdul Salam, 25, Lebuh Pasar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
This art installation is intended to create awareness among pet owners, to spend time with their pets.
Address: Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Established in 1998, Talentime Music offers practical and theory music courses for both children and adults. Their list of music courses include piano, organ, violin, guitar, er hu and vocal classes.
Address: 10, Lorong Helang 2, Desa Permai Indah, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Eng Chuan Tong is the clan temple of the Eng Chuan Tong Tan Kongsi which is the oldest of the Tan clan associations in Penang. It is located at Seh Tan Court which is linked to Beach Street in the inner city of George Town.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tanjung City Marina, also known as the Church Street Pier is open to the public and is a favorite hangout place for Penangites.
Address: Lebuh Church Pier, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ghee Hiang began as a humble pastry shop in Penang more than 150 years ago. Tourists flock to this Penang flagship store to buy its famous Tau Sar Piah freshly baked from the oven.
Address: 95, Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ghee Hiang began as a humble pastry shop in Penang more than 150 years ago. Tourists flock to this Penang flagship store to buy its famous Tau Sar Piah freshly baked from the oven.
Address: 144-1 Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ghee Hiang began as a humble pastry shop in Penang more than 150 years ago. Tourists flock to this Penang flagship store to buy its famous Tau Sar Piah freshly baked from the oven.
Address: 216, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Teh Bunga Mansion at 138 Hutton Lane is a stately double-storey historic building in George Town.
Address: 138 Hutton Lane, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
During the first and fifteenth day of every lunar month the goddess of Mercy Temple is a packed with devotees seekin divine guidance.
Address: Lorong Muda (Off Jalan Stewart), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Nine Emperor Temple will be decorated every 9th month of Chinese Lunar Calendar for the annual Nine Emperor Gods festival. The temple was constructed in 2000 to replace an older temple that was built next to it in 1971.
Address: Lot 894 & 896, Mukim 14, Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, 12300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Art E Space is all about providing an accessible artistic experience for individuals of all ages and abilities.
Address: 3C-1-C, Straits Quay, Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
Following her first mural of a 'Little Boy' on Prangin Canal, George Town, 'The Boatman' is the second mural painted by Russian artist Julia Volchkova during her brief trip in Penang.
Address: Lebuh Klang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Opened in August 2013, The Camera Museum exhibits a collection of cameras from the eighteenth century till present day, from antique to lomo cameras. Keep a look out for unique rooms such as the Pinhole Room that allows you to imagine yourself being inside a large camera and understand how a camera works from the ancient time until today.
Address: 49, Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Cat Studio is a music, dance and performance school with a featured recording studio. Apart from offering music and dance courses, The Cat Studio also offers audio recording, editing and voice overs. There's also an online music store to check out on their website.
Address: 24, Pinhorn Road, Jelutong, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Garage is a restored building at Upper Penang Road. The Garage began as a garage and motorcar showroom for British Leyland vehicles including the Morris, Austin and the Jaguar. For many years, it functioned as a car service centre.
Address: 2, Penang Road, Kampung Sungai Keluang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Great Wall is the name of the hill retreat which is built in 20th century Penang tycoon and Municipal Commissioner , Khoo Sian Ewe. It was built in 1933 in the Art Deco Style.
Address: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Ayer Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The House of Yeap Chor Ee was the first home of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who came to Penang in 1885 and worked as a barber before becoming a captain of industry at the turn of the 20th century. The building was converted into a social history gallery in 2008. Through the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, the gallery gives an insight into his remarkable life and the lives of immigrants who arrived on the island from China more than 100 years ago.
Address: 4 Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located in Lebuh Penang, The Leaf Bicycle Rental offers rentals for classical bicycles, folding bikes, mountain bikes, parent-child bikes and tandem bicycle.
Address: 5, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chulia Street was one of the main streets laid out by Captain Francis Light. Today is known as "Backpackers" main street.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A Malaysia Book of Records award winner - The Owl Museum on Penang Hill offers a fascinating collection of over 3,000 rare and exotic, owl-inspired arts and crafts. Be inspired by the enigmatic birds of prey and the magic they have sparked in human cultured and imaginations since thebeginning of time. The museum sets to mesmerize with owl crafts sourced internationally from 30 countries all around the world. Expect to be enthralled during your visit as the museum re-introduce and pay tribute to these mystical creatures in different forms, shapes, colours and sizes. Withthe new addition in year 2014, the 3D interactive owl sculptures will get you and your camera busy for plenty of photo opportunities.
Address: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Whiteways Arcade building was constructed in the early 1900's. The block got its name from its original occupant, the Whiteways & Laidlaw General Store at the Bishop Street end of the building, while the Netherlands-Indian Bank occupied the Church Street end of the building. During the British administration, Whiteways Building housed upmarket shops and offices.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Hokkiens called this street Par Thang Ah Kay or Coopersmiths Street, a reference to the early Malay orazlery making brass and copper wares.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Thin Seng Sauce Factory is a traditional soya sauce factory which is located at George Town.
Address: 18, Kampung Malabar (Moved to Jalan Gemas), George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Thio Thiaw Siat Building is located along Beach Street in George Town with an impressive structure. It was built in 1920 for the estate of the late Cheong Fatt Tze. The buildings have a combination of Eastern & Western elements reflective of the Starits Eclectic Sense of aesthetics.
Address: 37A, Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
This mural caricature depicts three different girls in traditional costumes.
Address: Lorong Armenian, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kimberely Street is famous for its hawker food. Some stalls have been here for over 3 generations.
Address: Lebuh Kimberly / Jalan Sungai Ujong, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
For over four decades, master craftsman Ng Chai Tiam has carved countless traditional Chinese stone seals which are used by businessmen, traders and caligraphy artists as a signature on official documents and works of art.
Address: 85, Lebuh Carnavon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Seck Chuan Lane was a distribution centre for market produce. Many itinerant hawkers took advantage of the crowds by plying their foods here. One of the favourite foods sold is ting ting thong or rock candy, a hardened mixture of sugar, sesame seeds, and nuts loved by kids. It has to be 'Chiselled' and 'Hammered' to break it into smaller biteable pieces.
Address: Lorong Seck Chuan (Near Lebuh Chulia), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Toishan Ningyang Wui Kwon (36 & 38 King Street) is a clan temple to the Toi Shan community in Penang, who originated from a Canton locality. The temple has a membership of close to 5,000 people and is around 200 years old.
Address: 38 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
One big, one small! Tok tok mee is so called because hawkers would strike a ‘Tok Tok’ sound to signal their presence.
Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling / Lebuh China, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ayoyo, too spicy? Water! The famous Weld Quay was the birthplace of Kelinga Mee, a spicy Indian noodle dish created to whet the appetites of sailors and port workers.
Address: Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The hand-pulled rickshaw was the most popular form of transportation in early Penang.
Address: Lorong Soo Hong (Near Lebuh Armenian), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Tamils refer to this street as upperlearan Teru on Salt Traders Street, a reference to the trading activities.
Address: Green Hall (Near Lebuh Light), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The foundation stone of the Town Hall was laid in 1879 and the main building completed in 1883. It consisted of an assembly hall, a grand ballroom, and a library. An annex was added in 1890 while the porch and top floor added in 1903. The left wing - when cement plaster was introduced - as added in 1930.
Address: Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Part of the unique feature of Townbikes is the four-seater bicycles that comes in striking shades of yellow and red. Make sure to reserve these bicycles quick before someone else get their hands on it.
Address: 5, Lorong Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located in Teluk Bahang, the Toy Museum Heritage Garden is a wax museum, toy museum, museum of bags and collectibles and heritage garden rolled into one. The museum has been listed twice in the Malaysia Book of Records as one of the largest toy museum in the country.
Address: 1370, MK2, Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Teow Hin Chan is one of George Town's last purveyors of traditional Chinese kitchenware which is all imported from different regions of China according to the region's speciality. Most of the traditional kitchenware in the shop is made entirely or partially by hand. In addition to kitchenware, the shop also stocks a range of porcelain Chinese idols.
Address: Teow Hin Chan, 224, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The tour begins from George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) with a brief introduction of the fascinating traders. The walkabout includes sites like Campbell Street Market, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Queen Street, Market Street, Beach Street and Armenian Street. The heritage discovery walk is based on first come first served basis with prior registration. A minimum of 10 participants to a maximum of 20 participants is required for each tour.
Address: George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI), No. 116 & 118, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Trishaws used to be a popular mode of transport in the olden days in Penang. The location for this trishaw mural resembles the trishaw riders' waiting area near the Cititel Hotel.
Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Also known as Lang Chia Keng, this building is one of the few community houses that is still standing in George Town. It is located at Burmah Road and it is only a short distance from Ariffin Court.
Address: Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tseng Lung Fui Kon Soceity is located at 22 King Street which is next to Kar Yin Association. It is a district association of the Hakka people from the Tseng Lung district of Guangdong Province in Southern China.
Address: 22, King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tuanku Fauziah Museum & Art Gallery is an art gallery located in Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Address: Jalan Sungai Dua, Sungai Dua, 11800, Penang, MALAYSIA
Permatang Benuan Blacksmiths is one of the oldest cultural steel equipment manufacturer that active in business since 1841. They are the only manufacturers traditional Malay weapons, famous not only in Penang but throughout northern Peninsular Malaysia. Based on records, Sultan of Kedah placed these blacksmiths specifically to prepare weapons for his armed forces to strike against British. During those days, Seberang Perai was a province under Kedah's rule. These blacksmiths of Pekan Darat manufactured weaponry for Kedah's armforces such as cannonballs and steel weaponry during Siam - Kedah War from 1821 - 1842.
Address: Permatang Benuan, Jalan Pekan Darat, Butterworth, 13800, Penang, MALAYSIA
Parrot astrologers were Indian fortune tellers, who used green parakeets to foretell a person’s future.
Address: Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Experience the FIRST of its kind in the world; challenge your visual and balancing by turning your ordered life topsy-turvy with the interior and exterior!
Address: 45, Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Officially known as a Museum & Gallery of Tuanku Fauziah, located on the expansive campus of University Science Malaysia(USM). This museum has a collection of traditional Malaysian musical instruments, manuscripts, aboriginal as well as Baba and Nyonya pieces.
Address: Bangunan D34, University Sains Malaysia, Bayan Lepas, 11800, Penang, MALAYSIA
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
The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang and originally located within the grounds of the Penang Botanic Gardens.
Address: Lorong Air Terjun, 806 Waterfall Road, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Oi! You tackle my wife ah?! Ah Ling I love you Prangin River was a bustling waterway for all manner of goods that were shipped to Penang from all over the world.
Address: Gat Lebuh Prangin, George Town, 10300, 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! Hello Tauke! 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
World War II Pill Boxes are miniature fortresses built by the British before the World War II began. The purpose is to monitor and check the advancement of the Japanese troops.
Address: Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, Bayan Lepas, 11900, 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
It was built in 1800 using planks and wood and has since undergone several renovations with help from prominent donors. In the months of March and July, Chinese Opera is performed within the temple grounds.
Address: Jalan Balik Pulau, Kampung Titi Serong, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yahong Gallery attractively displays the original batik paintings of Chuah Thean Teng. His works are avidly sought by both private collectors and museums throughout the world. Teng enjoys notability as the father and master of batik painting. He has transformed the ancient craft of batik into a fine art form. In addition, three of Teng's sons are fine artists working in batik painting as well as several other mediums. Although Teng's paintings occupy a prominent position in the gallery, Yahong also displays works of other notable artists in watercolour, Chinese ink and oil. Yahong's engaging display of vivid art work will tempt the casual buyer as well as the serious collector.
Address: 58-D Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yap Kongsi is a clan association of Hokkien Chinese in Penang. It is smaller than the other Kongsi's but the exterior design and rooftop details are very intricate. Located at Armenian Street, it is next to the Yap temple within the George Town Heritage Enclave.
Address: 71, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeng Keng Hotel is a heritage boutique hotel which is located at the core of George Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is close to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis and Penang Islamic Museum.
Address: 362, Chulia Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Working from a dusty workshop a stone's throw from the Clan Jetties, Yeoh Gim Huat carves a range of Chinese, Muslim and Christian tombstones seven days a week. With technology and heavy machinery, tasks that previously required a team of seven or eight workers can now be carried out by a single skilled artisan. Modern drills cannot replace an artisan touch and all the finishing and detail work for the tombstones is still done by hand.
Address: 34, 34A Gat Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeoh Kongsi or its official name, Har Yang Sit Teik Tong Yeoh Kongsi is a clan association of Hokkien Clansmen which is contains Yeoh surname. It is also known as a Yeoh Clan Association. It is located at N0 3, Chulia Street, George Town.
Address: 3, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeoh Kongsi was established in 1836 to look after the welfare of the newly arrived Yeoh clansmen.
Address: Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Yin Oi Tong is one of Southeast Asia's oldest traditional Chinese medicine halls, established in George Town in 1976. The current proprietor, Chong Yit Leong has practised TCM for over 50 years. In a matter of minutes he can diagnose patients by taking their pulse, he then prescribes the correct combination of traditional herbs - either ground into capsules or boiled as tonics.
Address: 1239J, Jalan Paya Terubong, Air Itam, 11060, Penang, MALAYSIA
After the establishment of Penang by the British in the late 18th century, a steady flow of Chinese traders and workers came to settle on the island. The clan association, founded in 1840, represents two Hakka dialect groups from Eng Teng (Yongding) and Tai Pu (Dabu) counties, China.
Address: Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
At the start of World War I, Zhemchug was part of the Allied (British-French-Japanese) joint task force pursuing the German East Asia Squadron under Admiral Maximilian von Spee, and operated in the Bay of Bengal together with the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chikuma. On 28 October 1914, she was moored at Penang, when attacked by the German light cruiser Emden in what was later called the Battle of Penang.
Address: Esplanade Sea, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA