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.

This piece of artwork was created as part of the 101 Lost Kittens project. It depicts a cat prancing after a rat.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Enjoy decorative glasswork at this one-of-a-kind museum in Malaysia. Admire the different techniques in creating glass ornaments including fused, sandblasted, stained and overlaying glass. Ibox Museum of Glass is the first glass museum in Malaysia, and have received a title in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the first glass museum.
Address: No. 80-0, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Immigration Department Building is an impressive double storey building . It was built in 1890 and is located within the compound of the Central Police Station. The building has a porte cochere facing north.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
India House is a double-storey building in George Town. It is located on the corner of Beach Street and Church Street Ghaut. It carries an address on both streets. India House was built in the Indian Art Deco style.
Address: 25, Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
M. Thana's Goldsmith is the last remaining traditional Indian goldsmith in George Town which retails only hand-made jewellery. The shop was established in 1923 by Mr Nagumani one of the city's most respected craftsman. When he passed away his niece Thanalaxmi Veerappan took up the reins with her goldsmith husband, Raju.
Address: 38 Lebuh Queen, 10200 Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Inner Peace Yoga Circle is a yoga centre located in Pulau Tikus.
Address: Inner Peace Yoga Circle, 293, 2nd Floor, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ip Man Wing Chun is a martial arts centre that is founded by the principles of Wing Chun martial arts.
Address: 55, Jalan Kebun Nyiur 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
The striking of the lone ironsmith's hammer can still be heard along the street where once every tool had to be fashioned by heat and hand not machines.
Address: Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Almuarif Press is the largest publisher of Islamic books in Malaysia with a backlist of 500 - 600 titles including numerous national best-sellers. The company currently has two printing presses in Penang and Bangkok to cope with thriving market demand. The Koran remains a best-selling text and the Press publishes a variety of different editions and retails a variety of book stands.
Address: Percetakan Almuarif 16, Lebuh Buckingham, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang Islamic Council Building is a double storey Neoclassical- style building along Beach Street in George Town. It was part of the government offices during British Administration. The building is constructed in 1907.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Island Gallery is situated on Jalan Phuah Hin Leong and managed by homegrown artist Cheong Mei Fong. Local art exhibitions are held here regularly and if you're into perfecting your artistic skills, Madam Cheong offers classes in jewellery and sculpture making as well as painting.
Address: 6 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Istana Kedah or Kedah House is the residence of the Sultan Kedah in Penang. It is located along Northam Road and designed in the European Gothic style. it is not open to the public.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA