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


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
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