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Use this checklist to plan your trip to Penang, Malaysia. Click on the links for
helpful information and travel sites.
General visa information for travel to Malaysia
Health information for travelers to Malaysia
Get a travel insurance
Flights to Penang
Private intercity transfers
Hop-on hop-off buses in Penang
George Town (city)
Batu Ferringhi (seaside)
Data SIM card
Grab ride-sharing app
Tourist map: Use this Google
map to plan your trip
Exploring George Town requires a lot of fuel, and the best place to fill up in the
morning is Lebuh Keng Kwee. Just beside the crowded Chowrasta and Kimberley
street, this relatively quiet street houses the best cendol stall in Penang.
From Jalan Penang, turn towards Lebuh Keng Kwee. Look up and you'll see a street
mural of a boy enjoying a bowl of cendol, Penang's most famous dessert. The
refreshing pandan-flavored noodles in light coconut milk topped with shaved ice is
just what you need to beat the Penang heat, so join the line directly underneath
the mural and start your day with dessert.
Afterwards, sample other Penang classics along Lebuh Keng Kwee the spicy, sour,
and minty fish noodle Penang asam laksa (a must-try at rank #7 in CNN's world's
50 best foods), the ochien or oyster omelette, and char kway teow.
While you can navigate George Town's food scene by yourself, if you want local
insights into the city's cuisine and culture, join a food tour like this for brunch, or
this for lunch or dinner.
Once you've had your fill, walk around the markets and fruit stalls along Chowrasta
and feast your eyes and nose on all the colors and scents of tropical produce.
From Chowrasta, walk east until the food markets give way to colonial-era
mansions, ornate temples, and sprawling buildings. They tell the story of George
Town's multicultural heritage, so preserved that it makes UNESCO'S world heritage
list as a city where Asian and European elements come together to create unique