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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.


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
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