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.

Veteran rattan weaver Sim Buck Teik is a 'Living Heritage Treasure of Penang'. He is a second generation rattan weaver who inherited his skills from his father in their home district of Teochew, China before the family moved to Malaya.
Address: 393 Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Ren i Tang is the result of a two year long restoration project on a 19th century Early Straits Eclectic Styled Building located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Address: 82A, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Campbell Street is Penang's Fifth Avenue, a retail paradise where shoppers can stroll along the row of shophouses and feast their eyes on an array of goods.
Address: Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Rope Walk was named after the rope making activities on the street.
Address: Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Thick medium or thin?
Address: Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Roti Benggali came from the word Penggali (shareholders' in Tamil).
Address: Lebuh King, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Explore Penang island, the 'Pearl of the Orient' from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include a cottage industry - to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits like durian and try rubber tapping. Visit a typical Malay Village and feel the air of tranquility, and the legendary Snake Temple, where Pit Vipers adorn the altars. Back in town, check out the duty-free OE Factory Outlet, plus an option to be dropped-off at Straits Quay shop and dine centre. Duration of tour: 3.5 hours
Address: Penang, MALAYSIA
Run Amok Gallery is a small artist-run contemporary art space located in George Town.
Address: 151-0, Off Lorong Hutton, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Runnymede at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, formerly Northam Road, is the name for a group of buildings located by the sea front in George Town, Penang. Also known now as Wisma Persekutuan, Runnymede is famous because Sir Stamford Raffles, who later founded Singapore, used to reside there when he was living in Penang.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA