Things to do in Penang!
Lorong Baru Hawker Stalls (Food!)
Ask locals where their favourite hawker stalls are, and they’ll generally mention the night-time street extravaganza Lorong Baru (New Lane) Hawker Stalls. Prepare to battle for a spot if you're visiting on weekends!
Char koay kak (wok-fried rice cakes, egg, preserved radish and bean sprouts) and a version of Hokkien mee (mixed noodles in a piquant prawn broth), but just about everything is available here, including Oyster omelettes, otak otak (fish curry), Chinese congee, grilled satay skewers…it's all here. David: "I even had a broth with pig intestines in it.. not that I knew at the time!"
Take a Trishaw Ride!
A wonderful way to see parts of historic George Town in Penang is by taking a tricksaw ride. It's a fantastic way experience Penang, and if you get the right rider they will take you to Penangs famous street art as seen below!
David: We had great fund exploring Penang by "easter egg hunting" the countless street art! ALl really unique and some provide great photo opportunities. We was lucky as our Trishaw driver took us to some of the best ones.
"Great fun" la 😂
Khoo Kongsi built some 650 years ago is a clan house. Where Chinese families of the same surname gather to worship their ancestors. This is one of Penang’s most lavishly decorated kongsis. Great cultural experience!
Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple is famed for being one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia and as such you should make sure not to miss it if you are travelling to Penang.
Batu Ferringhi Beach
In search of some sun and sand? Make their way to Batu Ferringhi which is known for being one of the best beach areas on the island. Great select of beach bars to sample to!