5 Must Do Activities In Penang
Penang is a quaint little island located on the north of the Malaysian Peninsular. If you’re a tourist or simply a local from another state, we’ve got you covered. There is much to do on a short holiday, and we’re gonna tell you where to go, what to eat, and what to do!
There are nostalgic sentiments for Georgetown. Rows and rows of streets filled with refurbished antique shops that are rich in history. Fun fact: Georgetown was awarded a UNESCO World Heritage status for its fusion-style colonial architecture. A must-visit, in our opinion!
Move aside Tuk Tuk
Tourists who go to Thailand often think Tuk Tuks are the cutest thing. Well, you’ve simply not seen Penang’s old-fashioned beca. What are becas? They are trishaws, or three-wheeled bicycles with a dedicated passenger seat in front. It is an excellent mode of transport for exploring the small charms of Georgetown and its surrounding areas.
Catch the scenic view atop Penang Hill
As one of Penang’s flagship attractions, the Penang Hill is refreshingly cool and breezy, making it a lovely getaway from the city. If you are feeling adventurous, you may get to the top of the hill by foot. You may also take the funicular train just for the experience too. Once at the top, you get a sweeping view of the entire mainland; perfect for that sneaky proposal you’ve been planning for!
Kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi
Batu Ferringhi is probably the second most frequently visited hotspot in all of Penang island, next to Georgetown. The area is a tourist magnet and is also great for drinking and dancing the night away. In the daytime, you should head to the sandy white beaches for and indulge in some water sports activities like banana boat, jet-skiing, and parasailing. Hotel in Penang like Lone Pine, Holiday Inn Resort (http://penang.holidayinnresorts.com/), and Shangri-La have fantastic shores that you will love to unwind at.
Eat your heart out
We’ve saved this for last because it’s so duh. Penang is renowned as a food haven. Your palate will be amazed by the sheer variety and variations of cuisines available – Chinese, Malay, Indian, Nyonya, and etc. Just try not to fall in love, otherwise you’d never leave!