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 Nagore Shrine was built in 1800, and is the oldest Indian Muslim shrine in Penang. It is well-kept and painted in white. The Nagore Shrine is one of the remaining architecture in early 19th century.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Obviously, this is less than five feet…The ‘Five Foot Way’ of Wan Hai Hotel is said to be the narrowest in Penang.
Address: Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Nattukottai Chettiar Temple, also called the Arulmigu Thandayuthapani Temple was founded in 1854.
Address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Purely hands-on cooking experience, expect to learn the art of preparing local delicacies from assam laksa to roti canai and dhal curry from Nazlina Spice Station. Your day begins with a walk to the nearby Campbell Street Market where you will shop for fresh ingredients before making your way to her kitchen on Lebuh Campbell. Apart from being a cook herself, she's a certified tour guide by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia that lends her knowledge about the sights and sounds of Penang.
Address: 2, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ng Fook Tong Temple was built in 1898. Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee brought craftsmen from Fook San in China to work on the temple.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Leong See Kah Miew Traditional Chinese is the clan association of the Chinese holding the surname Leong. The name Leong See Kah Miew translates as Leong Clan Ancestral Temple. The three-storey association premises is at 65 Perak Road.
Address: Perak Road, George Town, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA
Mr Chen of Ngai Sun has been in the business for a long while. At his shop, all artworks are hand paintrd onto the blinds rather than spraypaint. All this is done in a narrow little alleyway at the back of the shop.
Address: 16, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
"No Animal Discrimination Please" is one of the murals painted by ASA, Artists for Stray Animals, in George Town, Penang.
Address: Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Transfer Road is named after the event of the transfer of Straits Settlement from Indian office to colonial office in Singapore. In 1867, resulted in a more efficient admin station and an era of great prosperity of the crown coloneles.
Address: Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
A petty-trading neighbourhood, where you can find activities such as drying of salted fish and basket weaving.
Address: Lorong Prangin, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Also known as Noordin Family Tomb or Makam Keluarga Noordin, is located facing Chulia Street next door to the original main entrance of the Kapitan Keling Mosque. The mid-19th century mausoleum of Indian Muslim merchant Mohamed Merican Noordin which also housed a school for the Muslim community. He was buried here in 1870.
Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Depicts a young Nyonya maiden receiving by basket a meal of noodles from the hawker on the street.
Address: Lorong Kinta, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA