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?
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!
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.
Don’t feel like want to walk on the street while the weather is super hot, but it’s boring to go to shopping mall too, why not we try museum? Museum sounds serious? Nonono, what I’m going to introduce today are interesting and unique museums. You can play around like a kid and also take multiple photos with whatever poses you like. Importantly, most of these museums located at Georgetown heritage site, probably you can include them into your next vacation to Penang.
A city without culture is like a body without soul. Penang as a culture melting pot has a number of art and creative activities, unique shops and warm handmade products. If you are just like me, who do not have immunity towards arts and handmade products, the welcome on board to have an art enthusiast tour!
Aside from shopping, taking a tour or trying out new foods, soul-purifying getaway for yourself is necessary too when it comes to travel. Penang is blessed with beautiful sea, coastlines and tropical greenery, making it an ideal place to unwind – where you can devote yourself with blissful feeling of spa treatments. Here’s the round-up of the top 5 must-visit wellness spas in Penang – you’ll find wellness escape of all shapes and sizes beckon in this guide!
As a child that grew up in the hustle and bustle of city, I have always been fascinated by the pure beauty of floating village. Despite living among the high-rise buildings and huge roads, I tend to have a soft spot for the picturesque water village thanks to the marine atmosphere, fresh air, blue sea and the natural value that make it truly special. Couldn’t agree more with me? Then you definitely must not miss out this hidden gem in Penang – Clan Jetties.