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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.


Hello Orang Kaya! Hello Tauke! Muntri Street was named after The ‘Orang Kaya Menteri’ of Larut, Perak, Ngah Ibrahim. The tin merchants of Penang worked very closely with Ngah Ibrahim as Larut District was one of the major suppliers of tin at the time.
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Yeap Chor Ee is an elegant historic building which is located right across China Street Ghaut from Wisma kastam and is on the same side as UAB building and the Regional Office of Wawasan Open University.
Address: China Street Ghaut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
With an elegant mansion along the Northam Road in George Town, Penang Woodville was built to resemble a French chateau for the late Lim Lean Ting. It was designed by Charles Miller of the firm A.R.I.B.A in 1925.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
World War II Pill Boxes are miniature fortresses built by the British before the World War II began. The purpose is to monitor and check the advancement of the Japanese troops.
Address: Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA. ()
The betel nut or ‘ Pinang’ tree gave the island its name. Aiyoh, Think I climb up the wrong tree! Also called toddy or palm wine, tuak is an alcoholic beverage made from underdeveloped flower of coconut palm. The collecting and market for tuak was entirely an Indian affair with the majority of its drinkers being Indian labourers.
Address: Lorong Pasar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
It was built in 1800 using planks and wood and has since undergone several renovations with help from prominent donors. In the months of March and July, Chinese Opera is performed within the temple grounds.
Address: Jalan Balik Pulau, Kampung Titi Serong, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yahong Gallery attractively displays the original batik paintings of Chuah Thean Teng. His works are avidly sought by both private collectors and museums throughout the world. Teng enjoys notability as the father and master of batik painting. He has transformed the ancient craft of batik into a fine art form. In addition, three of Teng's sons are fine artists working in batik painting as well as several other mediums. Although Teng's paintings occupy a prominent position in the gallery, Yahong also displays works of other notable artists in watercolour, Chinese ink and oil. Yahong's engaging display of vivid art work will tempt the casual buyer as well as the serious collector.
Address: 58-D Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yap Kongsi is a clan association of Hokkien Chinese in Penang. It is smaller than the other Kongsi's but the exterior design and rooftop details are very intricate. Located at Armenian Street, it is next to the Yap temple within the George Town Heritage Enclave.
Address: 71, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeng Keng Hotel is a heritage boutique hotel which is located at the core of George Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is close to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis and Penang Islamic Museum.
Address: 362, Chulia Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Working from a dusty workshop a stone's throw from the Clan Jetties, Yeoh Gim Huat carves a range of Chinese, Muslim and Christian tombstones seven days a week. With technology and heavy machinery, tasks that previously required a team of seven or eight workers can now be carried out by a single skilled artisan. Modern drills cannot replace an artisan touch and all the finishing and detail work for the tombstones is still done by hand.
Address: 34, 34A Gat Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
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