Towering over Penang and often surrounded by a mysterious looking mist is Penang Hill. Roughly 750m above sea level at the summit the hill it is dramatically cooler at the top than in the sweaty streets of Georgetown! The British exploited the cooler climate near the top and built houses around the hill to escape … Continue reading Penang Hill
Just across the road from Penang's high court building is the Penang museum. It's based in a large old Victorian era building and houses a number of interesting artefacts from various points in the history of the city. Outside the museum is a replica of a funicular carriage from Penang Hill along with a replica … Continue reading Penang Museum
Looking out towards the port town of Butterworth just by Georgetown's colonial district sits fort Cornwallis. It was built by the British in 1796 as a strategic defensive stockade to protect the then newly built settlement. On one side it's an impressive site, with some solid defensive walls, thick turrets and openings that allow you … Continue reading Fort Cornwallis
After being in Malaysia for a few days we noticed the great amount of Indian food that there was! This pas particularly noticeable in Penang with its little India and in Thani Rata with a street filled with Indian food sellers - it was great! This led us to discover our new favourite breakfast snack … Continue reading Thosai, our new favourite breakfast!
The coffee shops of Penang are legendary. They serve as great communal eating spaces, where many people can come together to share the amazing food on offer. At first the format of service at the coffee shops of the city can be a little confusing, but you quickly get used to it. You start by … Continue reading Coffee Shops – Penang’s communal dining rooms!
Known as Malaysia's capital of food Penang is a must go to foodie destination! Here are some of our favourite dishes! Cendol This traditional Malaysian desert is made out of red beans, pea flower strands and shaved ice, tossed in palm sugar syrup and sprinkled with more sugar. It is very sweet and after getting … Continue reading 5 must eats in Penang!
Penang is a city of sights and smells - almost everywhere you look you see vibrant colours, beautiful buildings and stunning heritage. It's hard to pick what to take pictures of and what not to! Here are some of our favourites from the city.
If you spend a few hours walking around the streets of Georgetown, Penang, you will begin to notice a unique form of street art. This comes in the form of wire statues that are dotted around the sights of historical significance. They are often a humorous depiction of whatever the historical use of the area … Continue reading The steel art of Georgetown