CULTURE & HERITAGE
DIRECTORY

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 Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce is a local organization of businesses and companies in Georgetown. Members of the Chamber of Commerce are usually international and local operating companies, such as lawyers, property developers, tourism companies, airlines, manufacturing companies, import and export businesses, banks, finance companies, legal advisors, IT and electronics manufacturers.
Address: 9th Floor, Penang Chinese Town Hall Building, 22, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Chinese first performed Chingay in 1919 during deity processions. Today, the art has envolved to become a unique multiracial performance.
Address: Gat Lebuh Prangin, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chocolate and Coffee Museum specializes in retailing branded and high-end chocolate products. The boutique occupies a double storey bungalow that was formerly the New China Hotel. As would be expected, the inside of the Chocolate & Coffee Museum is a bonanza of chocolates, grouped by theme. If you are a chocolate lover, this place can help you put on some weight and lighten some pockets.
Address: 22, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Old Protestant Cemetery, also known as Northam Road Cemetery, is a disused Christian cemetery in George Town, Penang. After more than a century of neglect, it is now classified as a heritage site and is maintained by the Penang Heritage Trust. Captain Francis Light's grave, along with some members of the Scott family are also in the cemetery.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Immaculate Conception Church is a Roman Catholic church along Burmah Road in Pulau Tikus, George Town. It was founded by Portuguese Eurasians who came to settle in Penang to escape persecution in Phuket. They were the "latecomers" of an earlier batch of Catholic Eurasian immigrants who arrived in Penang when the island was first established by Captain Francis Light, who had founded the Church of the Assumption in town.
Address: 1, Lorong Maktab, Pulau Tikus, George Town, 10460, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Church of the Assumption was founded in 1786, when Captain Francis Light first came to Penang. It is located in Farquhar Street, George Town, within the heritage core zone of the city.
Address: Love Lane, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The structure began as an attap house in 1854. By 1897 Balik Pulau had approximately 250-300 Catholic converts.
Address: Lintang Bukit Penara 3, Taman Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11020, Penang, MALAYSIA
The City Hall of George Town or Dewan Bandaraya George Town is a Victorian-style building along Jalan Padang Kota Lama. It was constructed in 1903, and opened in 1906. It holds the distinction as being one of the first buildings in George Town, Penang, to be completely fitted with electric lights and fans.
Address: Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A place that will bring you back to Penang's colonial past and the lifestyle the wealthy merchants of Penang through unique antiques such that reflect a decadent way of living and reflect the vastness of space in which they used to live. To add to this, there's also a personal handwritten document by Captain Francis Light, founder of Penang and intricate art pieces from the past such as a sublime marble carving of a young girl asleep on a pillow and beautifully commissioned stained glass. Most of the exhibits once lived in large, well-known mansion around Penang.
Address: 7, Jalan D.S. Ramanathan, Waterfall Gardens, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Convent Light Street School is the oldest girl's school in Penang, founded in the mid 19th century by Holy Infant Jesus Missions. It was a chapel, an orphanage, a boarding school for the elite including royal princesses of the Thai family and today, it functions solely as a Malaysian public school for girls.
Address: 36, Light Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
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