Expect The Unexpected in Penang
Have you ever visit a place where many people asked you questions on "why are you going there"?
The more people said some place is less interesting for them, the more interesting I am, silly right? This is what happened with me when I was planning my trip to Penang earlier this year. Some of my friends raised their eyebrows and kept asking me "What are you going to do in there?" "There's nothing you can do in there!" but I proved them wrong, Penang is not only for medical trip purpose.
There're so much things to do in Penang and I will share you some, hope this will inspire you to travel to Penang.
As some of you might know, Penang famous for its murals or wall arts. You can find more than a dozen murals all over Georgetown, even they have a specific free map for this (you can find it on the airport). Thanks to Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian artist who painted most of the murals in Georgetown. In 2012, Ernest started his projects and kept maintain it until know. My favorite one is mural of a couple of children on a swing which located on Gat Lebuh Chulia.
Wrought Iron Hopping
This is another excited and fun walking tour to explore Penang. Tourists who visited George Town would love to explore the city and hunt for wrought-iron caricatures with anecdotal descriptions of the streets. Most of the pictures are describe the cultural or the history of the road which the picture being placed.
A Lot of great Cafes
Need a place to hangout? working space? or just spend your afternoon in the cafe? no worries, there are a lot of great cafes in Penang. You can find some cafes along Campbell street and Love lane. My favorite is Moustache Houze on Campbell street, it served a unique beverage. For a tea addict you can also take a sip of great TWG tea inside the fancy and homey place called living room in Macalister street.
Love lane is famous for its coffee shops
stroll around on Campbell street and you will find many hip cafes
take a sip of high quality tea in Living Room @ Macalister Mansion
Yummy Local Food
Whenever you visit a new place, first thing you should do is looking for their local food. In Penang, you can try their Asam Laksa, Ais Kacang, Curry fish head, Nasi lemak and some traditional cakes (I have not try it yet). I like Briyani Claypot on Lebuh Chulia and nasi Kandar Line clear on Penang road.
who want some ice? here's ais kacang
Asam Laksa Penang
It's not an usual Briyani rice, it's Claypot Briyani Rice
ice milk tea or known as Teh Tarik
The famous nasi lemak but this one with fish
Ride a sightseeing bus that will take you to the most of tourism attraction in Penang. Penang Hop on Hop off bus covers around 50 major tourist attractions from Georgetown to Teluk Bahang area with total 33 bus stops. For complete review, you can visit my previous post about City Tour with Penang Hop-On Hop Off.
3D Art Museums
I thought I will just found one or two kinds of interactive museums in Penang, but when I search it on Google, Penang has 4 different interactive or 3d art museums. They are Made in Penang Interactive museum, Odeon, Penang 3d Trick Art museum and Penang Amazing World Studios. While others interactive museums show colorful pictures, in Odeon it shows black and white picture with funny story. Read about another Interactive museums in Penanga here.