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 early convict labourers were reputed to have built most of the government buildings in Penang. Some ex-convicts became petty traders and were the core group who started the Chowrasta Market.
Address: Jalan Kuala Kangsar (Near Chowrasta), George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Focusing on this multicultural historic city in the heart of George Town, the LACALA Discovery Walk includes Acheen Street, Cannon Street and Armenian Street where one can discover the extraordinary fabric of our rich social heritage. Duration of tour: 1.5 hours
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA
Lee Association located at King Street and an association for surnamed Lee. The building has Straits Electric influence surroundings.
Address: 37, 39, 41 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong Fee Mansion is a two-storey bungalow which is located at the junction of Leith Street and Northam Road, opposite the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. It was built in the 1900s as a personal residence and today is an art school, Akademi Seni Equator.
Address: 7, Leith Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Boon San Tong is the ancestral temple of the Khoo subclan known as the Hai Kee Kak, or 'Sea Edge Pillar'. They are the descendents of Khoo Kong Oon, a fifth generation Leong San Tong Khoo. The most illustrious member of this subclan is Khoo Thean Teik, who was instrumental in making Boon San Tong, the most powerful component of the association.
Address: 18 Cannon Square, George Town, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong Yin Kean is a historic building converted into night club and has Italian influenced villa design and was built around 1926.
Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Li Teik Seah Building is a two-storey bungalow and was home to the wealthy 19th century pepper trader Khoo Tiang Poh who is a prominent member of the Khoo Kongsi.
Address: 152, Carnavon Street, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lifeworks Holistic Centre is a yoga and pilates centre located in Pulau Tikus.
Address: 27, Jalan Brother James, Pulau Tikus, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lim Kongsi, also known as Hall of Nine Dragons is located at Lebuh Ah Quee and it was founded by the Lim clan.
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lim Lean Teng Mansions is not a residential mansion but a three-storey office block along Farquhar Street in George Town. The ground floor is occupied by car showrooms. Lim Lean Teng Mansions was built by Ho Kim Teik, who established Georgetown Motors in 1913 to sell different makes of cars including Page, Empire, Austin, Stoneleigh and Mitchel.
Address: Farquhar Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Limburg is one of the historic buildings in Penang that has been converted into a fast food restaurant (KFC).
Address: 52, Larut Road, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Oi! You call this limousine!? This was the place to go for Chinese books, stationery, coffins and paper effigies. All the pleasures of the material world can be reproduced in paper and burnt as gifts for the hereafter.
Address: Lebuh Carnarvon / Lorong Carnarvon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ling Ling Fashion Sewing School offers sewing classes for beginners and advance students. Some of the skills you get to learn are basic body measurement and pleating methods as well as ways to sew dinner dresses and traditional clothing.
Address: 564 - C Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Lion Dance" is a traditional dance performance that mimics a lion's movements.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Russian artist Julia Volchkova painted a black and white mural of a 'Little Boy', inspired by a photograph taken in Indonesia by her friend. This mural is located in Prangin Canal, George Town.
Address: Prangin Canal, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
After an introduction, the tour will start with a visit to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (Baba Nyonya Museum). After that, it will take you through to Little India, where you will visit spice shops, saree shops, accessories, joss sticks, an old mill grinding chilly and spices as well as some food stalls selling local breakfast delights such as Roti Canai and Teh Tarik. The tour will then proceed to visit the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple (Hindu Temple), and it will end there. Duration: 3 hours
Address: Penang Heritage Trust 26, Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Logan Heritage is a renovated and restored colonial building with an inner courtyard. The 2-storey pre-war building now houses various businesses and shops.
Address: Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA.
The Logan Memorial is a monument erected in memory of James Richardson Logan, who was a champion of the rights of the non-Europeans in Penang. When the authorities attempted to suppress the activities of the Chinese clans, labelling them as secret societies, it was James Logan who helped the Chinese merchants in submitting petitions. This resulted in greater rights and recognition for their organisations and festivals.
Address: Lebuh Light, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Loke Mansion is a handsome heritage villa in Gurney Drive, Penang. Loke Mansion was built by Alan Loke, the son of tycoon Loke Yew, in the Arts & Crafts architecture style around 1924-25.
Address: Gurney Drive, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Loke Thye Kee is a restored historic building at the junction of Burmah Road and Penang Road. In its heydays, Loke Thye Kee was one of the most upmarket Chinese restaurant in Penang. The three-storey restaurant was designed by Penang-born architect Chew Eng Eam, who also designed the Chinese Chamber of Commerce building. The structure is supposed to resemble a steamboat as though afloat in a lake.
Address: 2, Jalan Burmah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
"Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang. Fortune cats are cat dolls that are often found in Japanese and Taiwanese restaurants, near the cashier.
Address: Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lum Fong Hotel is a budget hotel and it was the original premises of the Penang Adventist Hospital. Today it has been converted to a coffee shop, bed and breakfast and bistros.
Address: 108, Muntri Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Lung Yen Association is a clan association for Hokkien people who hail from the city of Longyan in Fujian Province, China. It was built in 1950 with Art Deco style influenced with a touch of Shanghai plaster.
Address: Malay Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA