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.

Yahong Gallery attractively displays the original batik paintings of Chuah Thean Teng. His works are avidly sought by both private collectors and museums throughout the world. Teng enjoys notability as the father and master of batik painting. He has transformed the ancient craft of batik into a fine art form. In addition, three of Teng's sons are fine artists working in batik painting as well as several other mediums. Although Teng's paintings occupy a prominent position in the gallery, Yahong also displays works of other notable artists in watercolour, Chinese ink and oil. Yahong's engaging display of vivid art work will tempt the casual buyer as well as the serious collector.
Address: 58-D Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yap Kongsi is a clan association of Hokkien Chinese in Penang. It is smaller than the other Kongsi's but the exterior design and rooftop details are very intricate. Located at Armenian Street, it is next to the Yap temple within the George Town Heritage Enclave.
Address: 71, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeng Keng Hotel is a heritage boutique hotel which is located at the core of George Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is close to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis and Penang Islamic Museum.
Address: 362, Chulia Street, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Working from a dusty workshop a stone's throw from the Clan Jetties, Yeoh Gim Huat carves a range of Chinese, Muslim and Christian tombstones seven days a week. With technology and heavy machinery, tasks that previously required a team of seven or eight workers can now be carried out by a single skilled artisan. Modern drills cannot replace an artisan touch and all the finishing and detail work for the tombstones is still done by hand.
Address: 34, 34A Gat Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeoh Kongsi or its official name, Har Yang Sit Teik Tong Yeoh Kongsi is a clan association of Hokkien Clansmen which is contains Yeoh surname. It is also known as a Yeoh Clan Association. It is located at N0 3, Chulia Street, George Town.
Address: 3, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Yeoh Kongsi was established in 1836 to look after the welfare of the newly arrived Yeoh clansmen.
Address: Gat Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Yin Oi Tong is one of Southeast Asia's oldest traditional Chinese medicine halls, established in George Town in 1976. The current proprietor, Chong Yit Leong has practised TCM for over 50 years. In a matter of minutes he can diagnose patients by taking their pulse, he then prescribes the correct combination of traditional herbs - either ground into capsules or boiled as tonics.
Address: 1239J, Jalan Paya Terubong, Air Itam, 11060, Penang, MALAYSIA
After the establishment of Penang by the British in the late 18th century, a steady flow of Chinese traders and workers came to settle on the island. The clan association, founded in 1840, represents two Hakka dialect groups from Eng Teng (Yongding) and Tai Pu (Dabu) counties, China.
Address: Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA