If you mention about seafood in Penang, don’t be surprised as everyone would recommend you the same place – Bukit Tambun. For the locals, it is a perfect paradise for seafood lovers; you’ll find plenty of tasty seafood spots here and pocket-friendly seafood feast with authentic flavour! Bukit Tambun was originally a riverine
village located in Seberang Perai Selatan. However, it is emerging as the next hot spot for travel followed by the opening of Second Penang Bridge and the restoration Project “Beautiful Tambun”. There are dozen of reasons to visit this attractive village besides craving for fresh bounties of the sea, take a look!
What are the things you experience living in a small town in Penang? From tasty food to underrated travel gems, you should definitely come and visit Bukit Mertajam – a charming little town that located on the opposite end of the Penang Bridge! As one of the nucleus towns of Seberang Perai, Bukit Mertajam was built over 100 years; whether you like visiting historical town with a deep past, or prefer to explore picturesque town that packed to the brim with eateries and attractions, BM has it all. Are you ready for this exciting trip? Let’s get started!
Air Itam is a small town in Penang, it takes around 20 minutes drive from Georgetown. Although it is not like the attractions at Georgetown Heritage Area that concentrated at one place, but Air Itam crowded with cars and people during weekends and holidays (especially Chinese New Year). This is because the hundred years Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill, famous laksa and sister curry mee are located at Air Itam. Since Labour Day is near, why don’t you arrange a half day trip to Air Itam to have a short break?
To many travellers, a mention of Penang attractions makes their eyes twinkle. The city is studded with glitzy malls, busy thoroughfares, notoriously delicious food and local delicacies – your trip is not complete without some souvenir shopping in Penang! Continued from the last article of “The Best Souvenir: Must Buy Products from local Penang”, today we’re going to introduce you the best local souvenir shops recommended by Penang locals for your meaningful takeaways. Unfamiliar with what souvenirs to buy for whom or just wondering how everyone carts their souvenirs in Penang? Reading the below list to know where to hunt for something cool and skip the tourist traps!
Willing to sacrifice for the nation is the best term used to describe the overseas Chinese mechanics (also known as Nanqiao Ji Gong) when they decided to return to China during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945. In 1939, more than 3000 young men from South-East Asia left their families and homes voluntarily to travel to Yunnan-Burma Road at China to work as drivers and mechanics. The monument located at Air Itam Penang is built in memory of them.
When talking about the Penang’s atmospheric street with most coveted in terms of heritage, Beach Street undoubtedly tops the list. As one of the oldest streets in Georgetown, it have amassed an impressive history: the street are lined with heritage buildings with Neoclassical architecture and facade, which will give you a feel of how it was like back in the British colonial era. Beach Street is best explored on foot; let’s make this wistful walkway part of your daily Penang routine and discover the fascinating stories behind it.
When you are walking along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, the Kapitan Keling Mosque catches your eyes and actually the street was named after the mosque. When you walk further, after a crossroads, there is a Goddess of Mercy Temple. Further, isn’t this a St George Church? There is even a Hindu Temple when you turn around!
The pace of slow travel starts by paying a visit to bookstores. Instead of travel on a busy schedule, I prefer to slow down and enjoy spending hours in bookstores, where I have taken pleasure indulged in the smell of books and cozy feeling of peace. Followed by the rise of e-book movement, the conventional bookstores are literally dying everywhere. However in penang, there’s still group of people who silently defend for the traditional beauty of reading paper books and continue to cultivate this crucial part of culture. Missing the scents of ink on printed books or tactile experience of turning a page? Here’s the 4 great bookstores in Penang that are just waiting to be explored!
It is important to fill our stomach when we are travelling, we can enjoy the trip to the maximum only when we have eaten the meal. However, such an important thing might turn into a bit difficult for vegetarian travelers as not every restaurant provide vegetarian foods or probably the vegetarian restaurant is not near to the tourist attraction. Hence, in hope to allow the vegetarian travelers enjoy their trip without worrying about their meal, I will introduce few vegetarian restaurants in Penang with delicious foods, affordable price and good location!
Penang is perhaps one of the most well-known for its heritage preservation – those artistic colonial buildings is well-preserved and the atmosphere is often linked to that of British crown colony of Penang back to 19th century. It was even designated World Heritage status by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in year 2008. Walking down the street, you’ll be amazed and awestruck by these magnificent pieces of buildings. Here’s the top 6 beautiful colonial buildings that bound to take you back to Penang’s bygone era.