3 Days 2 Nights in Penang
School’s out and holiday’s in! Put Penang on a must-visit list for you and your loved ones. This relaxed city and colourful tropical island is Malaysia’s melting pot of colonial, Oriental and local cultures, and the place to go for a fascinating fusion of everything from art, architecture and street food.
Here we have prepared a plan for you to experience the island. Follow this 3-day itinerary for all the fabulous things to do in Penang.
Start your trip on the right foot by exploring the things Penang is famous for: cheap, yet delicious street food! You can have your lunch in the George Town area. Enjoy Laksa at Kek Seng Cafe or Wan Tan Mee from Hong Kee Bamboo Noodle, nearby Hotel Jen Penang.
With lunch in the books, it’s time to wander up and down the side streets around Chulia Street. You’ll be sure to find many a mural, and not all of the murals are shown in tourist pamphlets. New murals pop-up seemingly out of nowhere and the street art is constantly changing.
Penang has a lot of amazing museums unlike any you've likely seen before. There is the 3D Trick Art Museum, UpSide Down Museum and Ghost Museum and among others. You are sure to find at least one museum that will suit your family’s preference.
When the street-art activities come to an end, you can go to the nearby Chew Jetty to experience the fishing-village lifestyle. As the sun starts to set, the clouds too change colours. Walk to the end of the Chew Jetty to capture a breathtaking sunset.
After capturing the beauty of Mother Nature, grab dinner at the hawker stalls (Jalan Macalister) or The Top (Komtar), which are near my hotel.
Start your day with a variety of local and delicious food at Chowrasta Market, just an 11-minute walk or 5-minute car ride away. At the morning market, you can find different kinds of food that would suit your family’s different taste buds.
A trip would not be complete for kids unless they experience some water splash. With my Family Value offer, you can get shuttle service to my sister hotel, Golden Sands Resort, Penang, which has a beautiful beach scene and 2 lagoon-shaped swimming pools set amid tropical gardens. Relax your soul under the warm sun while your children swim in the pool.
A shopping adventure is a must for any trip. Take an Uber or Grab ride-share to well-known shopping malls, Gurney Plaza and Paragon, where you can also buy some souvenirs for your relatives.
As night approaches, walk for 5 minutes and step into food paradise, Gurney Drive. pass through an immense number of hawker stalls and exciting restaurants that will give you an exceptional experience of dining by the sea.
On your last day, there are few places where you can explore Penang's colonial and heritage sites which are just a 7-minute drive away: Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Cheah Khoo Kongsi.
Last, but not at least, don’t forget try the must-try Nasi Kandar, famous local dish and Penangite favourite near Little India Street. It's a Penang fit for your last day's lunch.
It’s time to say goodbye to Penang, but the joy and astounding memories will last your family a lifetime.
If there is anything else you would like to experience, not mentioned in this article, you may ask for my team’s assistance. They will assist you and provide you more travel tips.