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Previously a British port along the Strait of Malacca, Penang is now a blooming city on the cusp of history and modernity. Most importantly, it's also earned a reputation for being the food capital of Malaysia! Pop by the capital of Georgetown and go on tour to explore the British colonial buildings and spot vibrant street art across the city. Explore a slice of Peranakan life at the Pinang Peranakan Museum, a refurbished Peranakan mansion turned museum, or hop on a heritage trishaw ride for a charming experience. When in Penang, make sure to overdose on mouthwatering street food eats like the famous Penang Laksa and iconic Char Kuey Teow.

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First Timer's Guide To Penang, Malaysia

As one of the most favourite spots amongst visitors in Malaysia, Penang is home to incredibly delicious street food, interesting historical sites, vibrant art scene and more. Find out more about what you must do, see and eat when in Penang!

Hew Lee Yee· 25 May 2018

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Fun in Penang

Besides Penang's historical heritage, the city is also home to many fun attractions, perfect for families!

Heritage Sightseeing

Discover Georgetown's history, step into temples and uncover Penang's famed graffiti

Moments in History

Discover the many facets of this city's history, and culture by dropping by the many museums and galleries it has to offer

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About Penang

Previously a British port along the Strait of Malacca, Penang is now a blooming city on the cusp of history and modernity. Most importantly, it's also earned a reputation for being the food capital of Malaysia!


Pop by the capital of Georgetown and go on tour to explore the British colonial buildings and spot vibrant street art across the city. Explore a slice of Peranakan life at the Pinang Peranakan Museum, a refurbished Peranakan mansion turned museum, or hop on a heritage trishaw ride for a charming experience. When in Penang, make sure to overdose on mouthwatering street food eats like the famous Penang Laksa and iconic Char Kuey Teow.

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Local Weather

  • JAN - DEC
    31° 24°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +08:00

  • Currency
    Malaysian Ringgit

    1USD = 4.19MYR

  • Best Time To Visit
    • AUG

      George Town Festival

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POPULAR ACTIVITIES IN PENANG