8 most famous attractions in Penang, Malaysia

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8 most famous attractions in Penang, Malaysia
Whether you’re new to Penang or born in the state, there are some places you simply cannot miss. Here’s the top 8 attractions in George Town, Penang.

 
  • Little India

    Little IndiaLittle India

    Thanks to the Indian-Muslim community here, you can breakfast with pasembur (sweet salad), roti jala (net bread), murtabak (meat-stuffed pancake), biryani (need we say more?), and a variety of colorful syrupy desserts. Food is a cross-cultural event between Tamil Indian and Arabic cuisine.

  • Penang Butterfly Farm

    Penang Butterfly FarmPenang Butterfly Farm

    We can’t recommend the Butterfly Farm enough. With over 15,000 free-flying butterflies and 200 species of exotic flora, including the carnivorous pitcher plant, this is absolute must-not-miss! If you have kids, they’ll love The Cocoon – this is where they get to learn all about the (short but beautiful) lives of butterflies and other small crawlies. A standard adult ticket is RM 60 (USD $15), or RM 45 (USD $ 11.25) if you have a MyKad.

  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    Pinang Peranakan MansionPinang Peranakan Mansion

    Also known as the ‘Green Mansion,’ this mansion-turned-museum exhibits the lifestyle and artifacts of wealthy Chinese-born merchant, Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. Elaborately carved wood panels and doors, English and Italian floor tiles, and Scottish ironworks are all part of the East-meets-West charm. Explore what it must have been like to cook, dine and dress in this early 20th-century marvel.

  • Clan Jetty

    Clan JettyClan Jetty

    Part of the Penang Heritage Trail, the clan jetties are six water villages housing seven old Chinese clans, namely the Lim, Chew, Tan, Yeoh, Lee, Koay, and unnamed (mixed surnames) families. The ‘floating’ houses are made of wood and aluminum, and sit on stilts above the sea. The most tourist-friendly of these villages is the Chew Jetty, featuring a long walkway, souvenir shops and a small temple. Given that this is still a residential area, we recommend being thoughtful about how you take your Instagram shots.

  • Kek Lok Si

    Kek Lok SiKek Lok Si

    If you move away from the coastline towards inner Penang island, you’ll find this majestic castle-like temple featuring a 99-feet-tall (30.2 meter) statue of the Goddess of Mercy. With several different temple halls and walkways to link them together, the hodgepodge architecture (incorporating the best of Chinese, Thai and Burmese designs) reflects the amalgamation of different Buddhist sects, including Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism.

  • Street Art

    Street ArtStreet Art

    Nobody visits George Town without taking a look at the street art. Following George Town’s incorporation as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008, the state has since commissioned various wall murals at the heart of George Town. Here are a few of Penang’s best street art, or if you feel like following the illegal street art route, check out our list here.

  • Hin Bus Depot

    Hin Bus DepotHin Bus Depot

    This is the place where the creatives gather. With an art gallery, a sprawling lawn and wall murals, how could anyone not be creatively inspired? Nothing much happens during the week (though there is the lovely Bricklin Cafe and vegan-friendly Wholey Wonder), but if you come on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., there is an extensive handicrafts market selling everything from hanging terrariums to hand-drawn postcards.

  • Tropical Fruit Farm

    Tropical Fruit FarmTropical Fruit Farm

    With over 370 edible fruit species, it wouldn’t do to miss this place. At 800 feet (244 meters) above sea level and with an ample 25-acre land, this farm is where Penang gets its fruits, especially the durian. Some of the fruits here are not marketed in town, which means this is the only place you’ll find yellow guavas and green dragonfruits. A guided farm tour plus fruit buffet costs RM 75 (USD $18.75).

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