Update on 2012/09/05
Penang State Museum & Art Gallery (1hr)
A Building Houses a Plethora of Penang History
Built in 1896, the entire west wing of this former building of Penang Free School was destroyed in WWII. On the first floor where the Art Gallery is located, works of local artists and paintings of old Penang are on display. From time to time, special exhibitions are held here.
09:00-17:00, close on Fri and PH
Adule (RM1.00), Children (RM0.50)
Farquhar Street, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2261462)
Old Protestant Cemetery (0.5-1hr)
A Homeland Away From Home
The first known burial at this cemetery took place in 1789. Captain Francis Light, the founder of British colony in Penang (died 1794) was buried here and so were several early governors of colonial Penang including RS Hutchings, the founder Penang Free School, the first English school in South East Asia.
Open 24 hours, daily
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)
Kuan Yin Teng (Goddess of Mercy Temple) (1hr)
One of the Oldest Chinese Temple in Penang
This popular temple is decicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. The first foundation was laid in 1728 by Chinese stettlers and completed in 1800, making it one of the oldest Chinese temple in Penang. The yellow stained wall, stone carving pillars and vintage floor are evidences of century’s devotion.
Lorong Stewart & Lebuh Pitt, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)
New World Park Food Court
Delicious Traditional Foods in the Modern Establishment
New World Park Food Court is located next to Swatow Lane, where many good foods can be found. As most of the stalls moved into the new food court, one can now enjoy the excellent foods from the old stalls while take advantage at the same time of the comfort of the new establishment.
Char Koay Teow, Tom Yam, Chee Cheong Fun, Ice Kacang
102 Jalan Burma, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2278804)
Kafe Kheng Pin
Tasty Foods and Drinks under One Roof
Located along Jalan Penang, Kafe Kheng Pin has been around more than 70 years. This old kafe has some of the best stalls selling Chicken Rice, Porridge, Loh Bak and Char Kuey Teow. One of the more popular drinks here are the fresh black coffee with sugar and no milk!
07:00-15:00, close on Mon
Chicken Rice, Porridge, Loh Bak and Char Kuey Teow
80 Jalan Penang, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)
Seng Hong Beow Temple (1hr)
Make a Wish and Worship the God
Seng Hong Beow Temple along Jalan C.Y Choy is one of the local temples constructed by the early Chinese settlers. The temple dedicated to the God local worshippers called Seng Hong, and is frequented by many making wishes for their well-being. It is especially busy during festive seasons, Chinese New Year in particular.
Jalan C.Y Choy, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)
Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah (MGTF) (1-1.5hr)
Meet Tradition and Modern At One Time
This museum is amongst the earliest of its kind to be established in a local university. It is the only museum and gallery in this area that combines both sciences and arts. It also features a collection of various cultural artifacts especially those related to the traditional forms of the performing arts.
09:00-18:00, close on Fri. 12:45-14:45, Sun and PH
Adule (RM4.00), Children (RM2.00)
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Gelugor, Pulau Pinang (+604-6533888)
Relau Villa (0.5-1hr)
Famous Haunted House Full of Sad and Scary Stories
Relau Villa is a dilapidated mansion and full of scary stories at Penang. Its first owner was a Chinese Capitan Chung Thye Phin, a wealthy tin miner. This beautiful villa was built in the early 1930 with an unique Italian architectural style and has the first fresh water swimming pool of Penang.
Open 24 hours, daily
Beside Metropolitan Park, Relau, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)
KK Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh Expert
KK Bak Kut Teh sells only Bak Kut Teh. They serve both the soup and dry versions. The soup version comes in a clearer soup which is made with amount of herbs. The dry version is probably the highlight here, cooking in a thick black sauce with lots of chili and okra.
Bak Kut Teh (RM6.00)
Lintang Batu Maung, Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang (+6016-4692525)
Kafe Doby Ghaut
Curry Mee in a White Broth
Kafe Doby Ghaut features an authentic Penang curry mee stall. The curry mee is served in a white broth due to the coconut milk. Before adding chili paste, it is not spicy at all. Besides the regular ingredients of curry mee, one can also add items like fish balls and fried chicken wings.
19:00-02:00, close on Mon
Curry Mee (RM3.00), Koay Teow Soup (RM4.50)
247-H Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang (+6012-4859100)
Penang War Museum (1-1.5hr)
Learn About the Wartime History of Penang
Penang War Museum sits atop Batu Maung Hill which is located at the southeast of Penang. It was originally built and used as British military defense fortress to protect the island from enemies before World War II in 1930s. It has been reopened to the public in 2002.
Night Tour 19:00-22:00 - Adult (RM35.00), Children (RM15.00)
Lot 1350 Mukim 12, Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang (+604-6265142, +6016-4213606)