DISCOVER PENANG IN 2 DAYS
Penang BridgePenang, also known as 'The Pearl of Orient' is a mix of East-Meets-West heritage with rich historical places, mouth-watering food and great nightlife scene. Its capital, George Town is one of the oldest cities in Malaysia and has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Whether you have a quick stopover or just a day trip to Penang, here are some suggestions on what you can experience in 48 hours.
DAY 1There are several ways for you to travel to Penang and the most affordable way is by bus which cost for RM45 to RM70 for a one-way ticket from Kuala Lumpur. The bus trip will take you for approximately 7 hours journey through the PLUS Expressways where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of oil palm plantation and hills. Upon arrival, quench your thirst at Lebuh Keng Kwee, George Town for a bowl of satisfying bowl of assam laksa and refreshing cendol. You can start off your street art hunt along Lebuh Armenian and Lebuh Ah Quee for Penang's famous street art murals by a Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic. After the hunt, head over to the Camera Museum at Lebuh Muntri for a showcase of the history and evolution of cameras. End the day by visiting the KOMTAR Complex, Penang's tallest building which dominates the island's skyline and a perfect place to catch sunset
Day 2On the second day, immerse yourself in Penang's colonial past by visiting one of the beautifully-restored heritage buildings near Lebuh Farquhar where you can enjoy an afternoon high tea with hot scones. A short walk up the road is the Old Protestant Cemetery which was the first cemetery to be consecrated after Captain Francis Light founded the Prince of Wales Island Settlement in 1786. When it comes to gastronomic experiences, Gurney Drive is well-known as the all-day hawker food capital of Penang. Open from evening till late at night, the New Gurney Drive Food Court plays host to a wide variety of hungry visitors on a daily basis. Some of the delicacies that you should not miss are Penang curry mee, ais kacang (Malaysian shaved ice) and rojak (fruits and vegetables salad). Before ending your trip, fill up your bags with nutmeg and pickled mangoes, or a pair of handcrafted Nyonya beaded slippers at Chowrasta Market.