San Jiang Temple
One of the latest temples in Penang, built through funding from local community donations, a lot of traditional Chinese design elements has been used in the construction of the temple. The temple houses a lot of deities, the most prominent at this temple are the 60 generals from China. It is believed that the generals will take turns each year to provide blessing to worshipers. The temple serves as a gathering place for locals during celebrations as well as a place for prayer and worship. Visitors can experience and marvel at the stunning handicraft used in the temple structure.
291, Tepi Pasar Tokong, Lintang Macallum 2, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Penang’s first and only seafront retail marina where visitors can enjoy fun, food and festivities by the sea. There are over 100 shops, bistros bars and boutiques which look out to the marina, which is the heart of Straits Quay. There are other attractions such as the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and Penang’s first Performing Arts Centre. It is definitely the place to be during celebrations and festivals.
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 10470 Tanjong Tokong, Penang Malaysia
Queensbay Mall is the largest shopping mall in Penang, with a total built-up area of 2,500,000sqft, it contains 400 shop lots spread over five floors. Located at Bayan Lepas, it was opened in 2006 and is a common haunt for factory workers during lunch time. The mall houses some notable international brands such as GAP, British India, Guess, Timberland, Giordano, Body Glove and Levi’s.
100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Opened in 2001, Gurney Plaza is Penang’s premier shopping mall, located strategically along Gurney Drive and nearby the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, there’s much to be loved about this mall. It contains 380 shopl ots spread out over nine floors, the mall has attracted many established international brands, making one of the major retail and entertainment centres in Penang. Having a total of 879,930sqft built up area, it is the second largest shopping mall in Penang after Queensbay Mall. You can find various big fashion names here such as Marks & Spencer, British India, Armani, Guess, Calvin Klein, Timberland, Giordano, Body Glove and Levi’s.
170, Gurney Dr, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Penang
Gurney Paragon is set to be the new premier shopping and entertainment experience in Penang. Combined with residential and office units, it surely is a premier address to own. It comprises a 700,000sqft shopping mall, an office tower, and two high-end residential towers. Located on Gurney Drive, a beachfront esplanade with stunning ocean views and sea breezes. The most iconic part of the mall is the former St. Joseph’s Novitiate, which the mall is built around. It has since been converted to St. Jo’s, which houses stylish restaurants and cafes steeped in Penang’s heritage architecture.
163-D, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Malaysia.
Situated in Jelutong, Penang, the coffee shop operates out of a two-storey converted residential house on Ipoh Lane. The whole stretch of Ipoh Lane is part of the Jelutong Market in the morning and hawker stalls spill out in front of the cafe in the evening. Among the stalls here are chee cheong fun, curry mee, jawa mee and pau. You may get here via Rapid Penang Bus 301 and 401 which will stop you at Jalan Jelutong, in front of Klinik Cheng Ghee.
The Top is the latest urban icon that’s being developed in the heart of Georgetown itself. It is part of the plan to revitalize Komtar as a tourist destination. The Top has a combination of eateries, amusement park, tourist centre and is an outstanding location for photo-shooting. There are 2 entrances to The Top, the main entrance from Penang Road where there is a huge staircase leading to a row of restaurants before reaching the entrance to the amusement park. The second entrance is via the elevator opposite the post office. Take the elevator to the 5th floor and you can enter through the tourist centre. There are a selection of local restaurants at the main concourse area, savour some local delights before entering the amusement park or head up to the Window of The Top and enjoy a 360 degree view of the Penang skyline. Kids will love the Jurassic Research Centre, 7D Discovery Motion Theatre, Tech Dome, Ocean Explorer and many more fun games and activities. The Window to The Top is located on the 65th floor and the speedy elevator will get you up there in no time. Visitors can then proceed to the 68th floor and […]
The Top, Penang
Tech Dome Penang
July 26, 2016 marked a day to be remembered for all Penangites as the Komtar Geodesic Dome was being rejuvenated to house an all new attraction in Penang, Tech Dome. This prominent venue was the first initiative by the Penang Government to improve knowledge in science as well as technological know-how among Penangites as well as fellow Malaysians. The Geodesic Dome had lost its allure over the years but has since been revitalised with flocks of visitors visiting the new Tech Dome. Tech Dome is divided into three zones, the Main Gallery, Exploration Zone and PIXO Observatory. All three zones are housed within the Geodesic Dome itself and if you are a local, you will be amazed at how much has changed inside the dome. The Main Gallery houses the Life Tech area, Force and Motion, Electromagnetism, Robotics, Information Technology and Optics exhibits. Life Tech provides an overview on how the human body works and what are the available technologies to help keep people healthy. Force and Motion explores Newton’s Law. Electromagnetism gives visitors the chance to understand what electrons are and what is magnetism. Robotics is one of the more exciting areas where kids can tinker and play with […]
Georgetown UNESCO Heritage Site
Penang, an island which gained its name from the Betel Nut Tree was part of the British Colony in the 17th century. Over the years, Penang has gained the reputation as the Pearl of the Orient in South East Asia. In the year 2000, Penang was granted with the title of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. This title further boosted Penang to fame and placed Penang as one of the top 10 places to visit and retire. Georgetown being the capital of Penang, is the heart of the Penang Heritage Area. For Baby Boomer and Gen X Penangites, we recall from our history lessons that Penang was established as early as 1700s but she was not known till Captain Francis Light took over the island in 1786 under the banner of the East India Trading Company, which would then propel Penang into a duty free port of the early days. Currently, the Penang UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site consists of the Core Heritage zone and the Buffer zone. The Core zone is cordoned by the famous Love Lane to the Clan Jetties and Gat Lebuh Melayu to Town hall from north to south. The Buffer zone is just next to […]
UNESCO Heritage Site, Penang
Snake Temple is one of the more unique temples in Penang Island, built in 1850 in remembrance of Chor Soo Kong. The temple is located at Sungai Keluang, Bayan Lepas. Visitors traveling towards Penang International Airport using Jaln Sultan Azlan Shah will not miss it as it is just opposite the Robert Bosch manufacturing plant. The land the temple occupies was donated by a Scottish man named David Brown. The temple is unique due to the many snakes that reside inside, first time visitors might feel terrified of the snakes however the temple is a peaceful place and the snakes themselves have become an emblem of serenity. Entrance to the temple is FREE, however to enter the annex building next to the temple where a snake farm is requires a small entrance fee. There are different types of snakes being exhibited there. There are several coffee shops near the temple where you can get some local delicacies or simply grab a drink or coconut to quench your thirst. Visitors who love cultural spots should visit the temple as soon as you touch down at the airport. A piece of advice, do respect the snakes within the temple even though they […]
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Kuan Yin Temple
Kuan Yin Temple or better known to Penangites as Kuan Yin Teng, is located atJalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Penang. It is nearby Little India and is a prominent tourist attraction. The temple was established in 1800 by early settlers to the island, it was the Hokkien and Cantonese communities who helped set up Kuan Yin Temple. The temple was built to worship the Goddess of Mercy, better known as Kuan Yin to the locals. There are other deities being worshiped in the temple as well and is a popular place for prayers. The courtyard is often filled with pigeons, which gather for food and also serves as a nice foreground to the fascinating architecture. Tourists are often seen taking photos of the fascinating architecture of the temple’s front view. Within the temple, you can see amazing craftsmanship on the pillars, with etchings of Chinese elements as well as the famous Chinese Dragon. The temple used to allow burning of joss sticks indoors but has since restricted joss sticks to be burned only outdoors in recent years. During festive seasons such as Chinese New Year or the celebration of the Birth of Goddess of Mercy, you will be able to see […]
kuan yin temple, penang
Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the top ten tourist attractions in Penang. Built in 1930, the seven storey Pagoda was the main complex at the time. Situated in a small action packed town known as Air Itam in the center of Penang, it was a prominent temple to be visited by Buddhist Pilgrims. The seven storey pagoda is a piece of unique architecture, combining structures from Chinese, Thai and Burmese descent. This unique synergy emphasizes the varied and unique culture we have in Malaysia. In the year 2002, the statue of the Goddess of Mercy or better known as Guan Yin was added to the site. Built from bronze, this became an iconic sight which can be seen from afar alongside the original Pagoda. Besides the two main structures described above, Kek Lok Si houses a few main pavilions and prayer sites for pilgrims. The prayer rooms are well decorated with Buddhist elements and one can feel the calmness of prayers and presence of Buddha when entering the prayer rooms. The temple is open to public 7 days a week. During Chinese New Year, the temple will be lit up with colorful lights adorn with bright red Chinese […]
Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
The Penang Youth Park also known as Penang Municipal park is a recreational park that’s located about 6km from Georgetown. Visitors enter the park through Persiaran Kuari to reach the park area which is open 7 days a week from 6:00am onwards. Prior to being developed as a recreation park, Youth Park was a quarry back in the 70s. It was then converted into a park when the quarry was de-commissioned. Today, the park houses a skating ring, outdoor auditorium, a large field for football and children’s playground. Back in the early 70s, Penangites would gather at the park for friendly games of football as the large field can accomodate at least two matches simultaneously. Children enjoy their time at the skating ring under the cool shade provided by the many trees in the park while parents can enjoy a nice cup of coffee at the nearby café. There’s an archery training ground behind the park where the locals train martial arts as well. In recent years, as the park received more funds, it has been upgraded with more facilities. The entrance was rebuilt to offer a warm welcome to visitors, more plants were added to the landscape and a […]
penang youth park
The Penang Botanic Gardens share the same function as Central Park in New York as a place for locals and tourists to visit and relax in Mother Nature. Located approximately 8km from Georgetown, Botanic Gardens is accessible either via public transport or personal vehicles. The garden has another name given by locals, Waterfall Gardens which caught on from the nearby cascading waterfall which never cease to amaze visitors. The garden itself is historical and was setup in 1884 by Charles Curtis of the Gardens & Forests Departments of the Straits Settlements of the time. We see many locals visiting the gardens on weekdays for their morning exercise as well as a leisurely jog in the evenings. On weekends, it is especially crowded with exercise aficionados and visitors who go there to see the famous cannonball tree, sengkuang tree, collections of fabulous orchids and other exotic tropical flora and fauna. The Quarry area which is nearby the garden entrance was used to host the famous World Music Festival and other festivities. There’s also the popular Moon Gate situated about 2km from the garden entrance which visitors can use to hike up the hilly route to the iconic Penang Hill. In short, […]
penang botanic gardens
Setia SPICE Arena
A newly renovated and revamped Setia SPICE Convention Centre comprises of 4,500 square metres of pillar-less ballroom space. It is now a World Class Integrated Convention Centre with a grand ballroom which can accomodate 400 round banquet tables or 8000 theatre seating for conferences. The convention centre also has another 13 function rooms of various sizes and a 6-acre beautifully landscaped roof garden. It is well designed to make Setia SPICE Convention Centre the perfect venue for events of all kinds.
Setia SPICE Arena
Fort Cornwallis stands tall as one of the prominent landmarks in Penang. Located at Esplanade, it features a fort built in the 18th century by British East India Company. This significant fort was one of the presence of British colonization back in the olden days.
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Kedai Makanan & Minuman 113
Duck Rice / Duck Porridge
19, lebuh melayu, penang
Jit Seng Hong Kong Roast Duck (Yat San Duck Rice)
246, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Fatty Loh Chicken Rice
Chicken / Char Siew Rice
21, Jalan Fettes, Tanjung Tokong
Wai Kei Cafe (Sky Restaurant)
Chicken / Char Siew Rice
348, Lebuh Chulia, George Town
Restoran First Famous Federal
Chicken / Char Siew Rice
3, Lorong Susu, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia