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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.

Nasi Kandar originated from Tamil Muslims. Hawking home cooked curry dishes and rice from containers slung on both ends of a Kandar (Wooden Stick).
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Kapitan Keling's Tomb is the restored ruins of a mausoleum at Kampung Kolam, George Town. It is the tomb of Cauder Mydin Merican, the leader of the Indian Muslim community, known as Kapitan Keling, who founded the Kapitan Keling Mosque. The Merican clan was one of the wealthiest families of Tamil Muslims to have settled in George Town.
Address: Jalan Kampung Kolam, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kapok is a cotton-like material which comes from the seed pods of the kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) which grows in the wild in Malaysia. This is used as a natural filling for pillows, mattresses and bolsters.
Address: 78, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kar Yin Fee Kuan is a Hakka district association of clansmen from the Kar Yin District of Guangdong Province in southern China. It is founded in 1801. The present building of the Kar Yin Fee Kuan dates to 1939.
Address: 22, King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kek Lok Si Temple is the most well known temple on the island and also known as Temple of Supreme Bliss and was founded in 1890. The temple consists of prayer halls, pagodas and bell towers .
Address: Kampong Sungai Keluang, Ayer Itam, 11400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Khoo Kongsi is the mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang and it is a large Chinese clanhouse. The temple was rebuilt in 1920 after it was burnt down in 1894.
Address: 18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The "Kids on Bicycle" mural located at Lebuh Armenian is painted by Ernest Zacharevic, a young Lithuania-born artist.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The former King Edward VII Memorial Hospital Building is now used as Museum at Macalister, a branch of the Penang State Museum.
Address: 57, Macalister Road, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
King Street Temple is a Taoist temple run by the Cantonese and Hakka community. It was divided into three bays, with ornate windows in the middle bay. On the other side of the temple are side bays with act as living quarters.
Address: 30-40 Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tua Pek Kong Temple is a Taoist temple within the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located at 32, 32A & 34 King Street, sandwiched between the Heong San Hoay Kuan and the Nin Yong Temple, and it gave King Street its Chinese name, Kuin-Tang Tua Pek Kong Kay, meaning Cantonese Tua Pek Kong Temple Street.
Address: 32, 32A & 34 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Komtar consists of retail outlets, transportation hub and administrative office for the Penang State Government. Komtar is one of the cutting-edge buildings in Penang.
Address: 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kongsoon House is a commercial building at the corner of Church Street and Beach Street. It was built in 1914. It supplies mining, industrial machinery, catering to the booming tin industry. The façade facing Church street has a centralised front with pediment and projecting balconies on the first and second floor.
Address: Beach Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
One Tall, Double Shot, Decaf Espresso KOPI-O’-KAU!
Address: Lebuh Kimberly, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kun Kee Food Industries is a George Town success story of a small coffee roaster that has expanded and diversified its products for the export market. The company's famous blend of 'Kopi O' is sold in coffeeshops throughout Malaysia and consist of coffee beans roasted with sugar, margarine, salt and sesame seeds.
Address: Chin Huat 78, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Bodhi Heart Sanctuary is a non-sectarian Buddhist Society located in Tanjung Tokong. The sanctuary offers a wide variety of spiritual programs to assist in discovering a more balanced, meaningful and fulfilling lifestyle, one of which includes a Kundalini yoga class.
Address: Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, 677-G, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Kungfu Girl" is a giant mural of a girl trying to lift herself up with both her hands on the window.
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Kwangtung Tengchew Association incorporate Chinese designs hybrid with Western design but still represented traditional and religious purposes.
Address: Penang Street, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA