Let’s be honest, the first thing that comes to your mind when Penang is mentioned is… FOOD! The ever so famous Char Kuey Teow, the cool and sweet Cendol, the savory goodness that is Assam Laksa, the heavenly world of Nasi Kandar, and the list goes on (and on and on).
Although the food in Penang is to die for, there are also plenty of other things to do and see.
Now, it’s a given to go on a makan trail (eating trail) when one is in Penang, but that doesn’t mean you have no time to experience these other things while you’re there:
1. Marvel at the best view of Penang at Komtar skywalk
Marking the city’s sky, the famous landmark, Komtar Penang is the place to go if you want a bird’s eye view of the city. The Rainbow Skywalk at 249m above ground and the Observatory Deck at 65th floor offer a magnificent view of the city down below. You’ll definitely feel like you’re on top of the world at the Komtar skywalk and it’s the perfect photo op as well.
2. Get transported in time walking the streets of George Town
Officially given the honor of a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s hard to not fall in love with this city. So alive in culture and history, it seems every corner holds a certain mystery and hidden gem. Walls of buildings serve as blank canvases for many street artists, and they’re a spectacle to behold. This is one place in Penang you wouldn’t mind getting lost in because there’s just so much to explore and discover!
3. Bury your toes in the white sands of Batu Ferringhi
If you want a bit of relaxation after exploring George Town, head up to Batu Ferringhi for some much needed R&R. It’s the second most popular location after George Town thanks to its beautiful, long stretch of sandy beaches, adorned with many restaurants and shops. During the day, it’s a great spot for water sports activities or simply relax and get some Vitamin D. At night, you can stroll through the night market, but if you want something livelier, there are numerous bars along the beach to keep you entertained all night.
4. Live your dream of going museum hopping
Penang is an absolute haven if you’re into museums as there are many interesting ones in the city. From historical ones to cultural and modern, quirky ones, you’ll be sure to find at least one that you enjoy. Several of the more famous ones worth visiting include the P Ramlee Gallery, Penang Peranakan Mansion, The Camera Museum, Ghost Museum, and Wonderfood Museum, to name a few.
Whoever said museums are boring definitely hasn’t been to Penang yet!
Use this guide to make your experience in Penang a memorable one. Penang is a beautiful island that is so vibrant and full of culture. It has so much to offer to everyone, both locals and tourists.
To further ensure that you enjoy your holiday without a hitch, complement your stay in Penang at Tune Hotels. Located in George Town, it’s at the heart of the island with all the major attractions and eateries easily accessible right from the hotel’s doorstep. There’s a 24-hour reception and security available, as well as other basic amenities so you can be sure that your stay is fuss-free, comfortable, and safe. Like a cherry on top of the cake, it’s affordable too and can easily fit into your budget. Book a room now, and get your vacation mode on!