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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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Adventures in the City

Discover and explore the best tourist destinations in Penang during these exciting tours

A Trip to the Past

History comes alive in the city's museums, filled with fascinating, well-preserved artifacts that will take your breath away

Uniquely Penang

Make memories you'll remember forever by trying out these awesome, one-of-a-kind activities and experiences

Local Flavors

Satisfy your hunger for good food as you feast on some of Penang's most popular dishes

TRAVEL MUST-HAVES

THINGS TO DO IN PENANG

TRAVEL TIPS

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 = 4.13MYR

  • Best Time To Visit
    • AUG

      George Town Festival

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