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PENANG STORIES

From remote islets to lesser-known forested spaces, Penang’s many shades of green are worthy of a road trip!
A few years ago, Bukit Tambun was just like any other fishing village. Today, it has transformed into a charming place for visitors to stroll while discovering its rich history, all thanks to its eager residents who decided to give the village a makeover.
Kepala Batas is an ideal day trip destination if you’re seeking a lesser-seen glimpse into both ancient and rural Penang. With its traditional Malay kampung houses, rice fields, and archeological and heritage sites, this quaint rural backwater trundles along at a slower tempo, as it has done for centuries.
With its fishing villages, beaches and heritage sites, Teluk Kumbar is well worth exploring.
Sometime between April and September each year, the king of fruits reigns as Balik Pulau durians conquer the taste buds.
For curious travellers seeking an enclave rife with heritage shophouses, historical sites and legendary foodscapes, Bukit Mertajam is the hidden gem you need for a quick getaway.
Penang is perfect for romantic getaways, be it for honeymoons, proposals, birthdays, Valentine’s Day or anniversaries. From high-altitude city breaks to alluring beachside holidays, we summarise the many romantic spots in Penang you can treat your sweetheart — and each one is romantic in its own way.
Hot on the heels of Chinese New Year comes another festival with sights and sounds to remember.
There’s more to Chinese New Year than red packets, festive treats, and mandarin oranges.
Read on to discover Penang’s hip cafes and cocktail joints.
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