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Penang
Penang
George Town is the capital of the island and state of Penang , off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia known for its mix of cultures and its delicious street hawker food. The city was founded in 1786 by the British as one of the three Straits Settlements along with Malacca and Singapore. Today its old core of well-preserved buildings provides an authentic view at this vibrant city with traditions that run deep. A mix of settlers from China, India, and beyond have created a mix of ethnic groups that each stay true to their cultures and religions. But perhaps most beloved for its street food , tourists fly in to George Town from across Asia to taste the classic hawker dishes.
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Penang
4.5/5
746 Reviews
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Penang is known for its betel nut trees. Hailed as "the emerald in the Indian Ocean," Penang possesses appealing beaches and wild scenery as well as scenic spots and historical sites. Penang is also entitled the gastronomic paradise. Penang is a recommended destination for tourists to enjoy scenery and have fun as it is home to food, tourist attractions and ancient buildings with convenient transportation.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
4.4/5
212 Reviews
The Peranakans were a group of assimilated Chinese particular to Malaysia. At this house the home of a rich Baba of the 19th century is recreated, highlighting their luxurious lifestyle and their many customs and traditions.
Batu Ferringhi Beach
4.3/5
136 Reviews
Batu Ferringhi Beach is located in the north of Penang. Boasting soft sand and clear water, it is famous in South-East Asia. On the waterfront, you can see a traditional Malay stilt house called Malay Kampong. On the beach, there is not only beautiful scenery, but also various water sports such as paragliding, water skiing and snorkeling. It is hotspot for holidays and travel.
Penang Street Arts
4.6/5
372 Reviews
In 2012, Penang’s municipal council hired London-trained Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic and charged him with breathing new life into some of the atmospheric Chinese shop-houses around the inner city. There you can rent a bicycle to ride along roads like Muntri Street, Weld Quay, Lebuh Leith, Armenian Street, Ah Quee Street, explore the attractive works of Zacharevic and take photos.

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