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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.


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
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