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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.


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
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