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.

War Emperor's Temple or Wu Ti Meow is a clan temple at 36 King Street in George Town, Penang. It belongs to the Toi San Association based next door, at 38 King Street. The temple venerates Kwan Kung, literally Lord Kwan. This is the Wade-Giles spelling which in Pinyin is Guan Gong. Kwan Kung is regarded as the god of war. It is the deity often portrayed with a red face and holding a guandao, a huge crescent blade.
Address: 36 King Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram or The Reclining Buddha Temple is a Thai Buddhist Temple and most notable for its reclining statue. It is located at Burma Road and it can be seen on the road from Batu Feringghi. It is located right across the Dharmikarama Buddhist Temple.
Address: 24, Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang and originally located within the grounds of the Penang Botanic Gardens.
Address: Lorong Air Terjun, 806 Waterfall Road, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Oi! You tackle my wife ah?! Ah Ling I love you Prangin River was a bustling waterway for all manner of goods that were shipped to Penang from all over the world.
Address: Gat Lebuh Prangin, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
White Shark Swim School provides effective swimming lesson on the Penang island for beginners. With White Shark, students can learn to master various swimming styles within a session of 10 hours or two weeks.
Address: Century Bay Apartment, 5, Lintang Pantai Jerejak, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Hello Orang Kaya! Hello Tauke! Muntri Street was named after The ‘Orang Kaya Menteri’ of Larut, Perak, Ngah Ibrahim. The tin merchants of Penang worked very closely with Ngah Ibrahim as Larut District was one of the major suppliers of tin at the time.
Address: Lebuh Muntri, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Wisma Yeap Chor Ee is an elegant historic building which is located right across China Street Ghaut from Wisma kastam and is on the same side as UAB building and the Regional Office of Wawasan Open University.
Address: China Street Ghaut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
With an elegant mansion along the Northam Road in George Town, Penang Woodville was built to resemble a French chateau for the late Lim Lean Ting. It was designed by Charles Miller of the firm A.R.I.B.A in 1925.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10500, Penang, MALAYSIA
World War II Pill Boxes are miniature fortresses built by the British before the World War II began. The purpose is to monitor and check the advancement of the Japanese troops.
Address: Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA. ()
The betel nut or ‘ Pinang’ tree gave the island its name. Aiyoh, Think I climb up the wrong tree! Also called toddy or palm wine, tuak is an alcoholic beverage made from underdeveloped flower of coconut palm. The collecting and market for tuak was entirely an Indian affair with the majority of its drinkers being Indian labourers.
Address: Lorong Pasar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA