Dataran Pemuda Merdeka, Seberang Perai or originally known as British Recreation Club (BRC) is close to the locals' heart. The place recorded various historical and nostalgic events. Here is where struggle for the independence started in Seberang Perai. Former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah's father, late Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi among those who fought for the independence here.
Address: Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, 12300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Dato Koyah Shrine, or Keramat Dato Koyah, is a shrine to a Muslim saint along Transfer Road in George Town. He arrived in Penang from the Malabar coast in southern India (in present-day Karnataka and Kerala), where he was a mendicant, wandering from place to place, teaching, healing the sick, until one day, an incident happened that forced him to flee. Dato Koyah arrived in Penang some time in the early 19th century.
Address: Jalan Dato Kayoh, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located at Penang Hill's Strawberry Hill, head over to David Brown's Restaurant and sample their rib eye steaks, chicken Maryland, oxtail stew and more. For tea time, order David Brown's scone set accompanied with a cup of hot tea.
Address: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple in Burmah Lane, Pulau Tikus, George Town, is the only Burmese Buddhist temple to be built in Penang. Originally known as the Nandy Molah Burmese Temple, the Dhammikarama Temple was built in 1803.
Address: 24, Lorong Burma, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, the space in DownTown Art Heritage is utterly cool and punctuated with soft lighting, wooden tables, checkered sofa and indoor plants. Some of DownTown's delicacies include Hainanese braised duck with yam, nasi ketuk with lemongrass chicken, seafood aglio olio, DownTown cottage pie and more. Don't forget to try the DownTown Ice Cham which comprises layers of coffee, tea and condensed milk.
Address: No. 149, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall is located at Macalister Road, George Town. It is housed within the Penang Philomatic Union building. The Penang branch of the Philomatic Union was established through the efforts of Goh Say Eng, who also founded the Penang branch of Tung Meng Hooi. It was originally housed at the Li Teik Seah Building at 152 Carnarvon Street.
Address: 20, Lorong Susu, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a privately managed museum at 120 Armenian Street, in George Town. It occupies the shophouse where Dr Sun Yat Sen had his base while in Penang. From the outside, the Sun Yat Sen Museum may appear stark when compared to the ornate architecture of the clan temples down the street.
Address: 120 Armenian Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Also known as "Chicken Alley". This lane was once used by poulterers.
Address: Lorong Che An (Near Lebuh Pantai), George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.