Culture & Heritage

Here are Penang’s must-try food, quirky cafes, popular attractions and exciting parks all in a convenient list format to keep handy while travelling.

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a hotel with old colonial charm and the finest traditions of comfort and service. Right at its door step is an amazing heritage of art and architecture, festivals and food. The E&O is just a few minutes walk away from a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.
Address: 10, Farquhar Street=, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Chong San Wooi Koon is a Cantonese district association located at the junction of Lebuh King (King Street) and Lebuh Gereja (Church Street) in George Town. It is the association of Cantonese clansmen from Heong San district in present-day Guangdong Province in southern China. The association is housed in a heritage building built in the 19th century. The building was already in its place during a 1870s document.
Address: Junction of Lebuh King and Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
This old Acehnese godown was originally a jail building already extant in 1805 - hence the thick walls and small windows.
Address: Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Esplanade is a popular venue for events. It is famous for the Chap Goh Meh celebration. Since the 19th century, eligible young Nyonyas would gather on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, known fondly among locals as Chap Goh Meh or Chinese Valentine’s Day, at the Esplanade to throw Mandarin oranges into the sea in the hopes of finding a good suitor – a tradition still practiced today.
Address: Lebuh Light, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Located in Air Itam, Excel Music Studio provides quality music education to both children and adults. They offer traditional classical music courses to the more current pop and rock music courses. Excel Music also provides Christian music courses specially designed for aspiring church musicians.
Address: 43B, Lintang Angsana, Bandar Baru, Air Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA