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


The 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
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