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.

Located in Pengkalan Weld, Made in Penang Interactive Museum features three-dimensional street art depicting scenes of Penang and its people.
Address: No.3 Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Magazine Road Heritage Row was built in the early part of the 20th century.
Address: Magazine road, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The wall mural "Magic" depicts a frightened little girl over a magic show performed by a magician.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mahjong (The game of sparrows) a favourite pastime for the elderly.
Address: Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Customs Building or Malayan Railway Building was built in the 20th century. Completed in 1907, it was often called the "only railway station in the world without a railway". because passengers buying train tickets are transferred onto the railway ferry to cross the sea where they catch the train in Butterworth.
Address: China Street Ghaut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
This sculpture is officially known as "Even if Handicapped, Still Love Me". It depicts a disabled cat which is being carted on a trolley.
Address: Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Kapitan Keling Mosque along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling is one of the well known mosques in Penang. Before the Penang State Mosque is built, the Kapitan Keling Mosque was used as the state mosque.
Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The newly refurbished Masjid Maqbul is located in Teluk Kumbar, Penang. Today, the 70-year-old mosque is able to accommodate over 2,000 worshippers at a time as compared to the mosque's previous capacity of 800 before the renovation.
Address: Jalan Kampung Masjid, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Metro Bike offers bicycle rental for RM20 per bike. The fee includes safety helmet, safety jacket, bicycle lock and PA insurance.
Address: Jln. Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Metro Bike offers bicycle rentals for RM20 that can be used throughout the day. The bicycle rental fee includes safety helmet, safety jacket, bicycle lock and PA insurance.
Address: Tanjung City Marina 8A Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mohd Ariff Mansion is a Malay Straits Eclectic built in the mid 19th century by Mohd Ariff Mohd Tajoodin, one of the 19th century Malay millionaires.
Address: 156, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Money - changing is a highly competitive business and there are about 60 - 70 licensed money - changers in George Town alone ! George Town's money - changers are a close - knit Indian Muslim community with about a third of them originating from the same village in India. Ameer Hamsa's father started his own business in 1940; apart from money-changing, the shop's speaciality is also in dealing in antique coins and notes.
Address: M.S.K.M. Mohamed Haniffa Forex, 59, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Montana Dance and Art Centre offers three types of adult dance classes such as latin dance, fitness dance and street dance. For the kids, sign them up for kids latin salsa, kids zumba, kids K-Pop and kids hip hop.
Address: 723-F2, 2nd Floor, Yellow House, Vanda Business Park, Jalan Sg. Dua, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
It is the gateway to the 19th Century country house of the famous millionaire best remembered for building the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower at the Esplanade.
Address: Waterfall Road, George Town, 11300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Customers call me Mr. Goh Kah Kee Five foot way were meant to protect pedestrians from the hot sun and rain. With the influx of immigrants, work increasingly became hard to find. Many of the old and unemployed thus began using these corridors to set up small businesses instead. The Hokkiens began calling these ‘Goh Ka Ki’ or ‘Five Foot Way’ trades.
Address: Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Municipal Fountain was donated by Koh Seang Tat in 1883.
Address: Light Street, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA.
A good way to visit the museums in Penang at a discounted price. The Museum Adventure Pass, available from the Penang Tourist Centre located at the Penang Port Commission, is a sightseeing card offering special discounts at over 20 thematic museums in Penang including the Camera Museum, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Made in Penang Interactive Museum, Teddy Ville Museum Penang and more. Along with a museum trail guide, the museum adventure pass and guide introduces 20 must-visit current and upcoming museums in Penang that includes Colonial Penang Museum, Train Museum, Cheah Kongsi Interpretative Museum and more. Image credits: Colonial Museum Penang
Address: Penang Tourist Centre Penang Port Commission (Ground Floor Arcade) Pesara King Edward, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
My Natural Crystal Gallery has one of Asia's largest private collection of natural crystal under one roof showcasing unique and exquisite pieces never seen before. The collection of over thousand pieces of natural exquisite crystals started over more than 10 years period.
Address: 15, Lorong Baru, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA