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Best things to do in Penang

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“One of the Penang famous Shopping Mall in Southern part of Penang. There are plenty of food, cafe, shops, to shopping around. Most family likely to shopping for grocery/ household sundry products here. It operates from 10am to 10pm.”
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Shopping Mall
“One of the Penang famous Shopping Mall in Georgetown. there are plenty of food, cafe, shops, to shopping around. operates from 10am to 10pm.”
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Shopping Mall
“For those who love brewing should try Healy Mac's Irish Bar & Restaurant. Second one is an Aussie pub, The Shed..”
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Lake
“It is one of the largest and finest temples complexes in Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple is not just a center for Chinese culture and Buddha teaching, but also an unique heritage treasures that have Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals blend into a harmonious whole, in temple architecture and daily activities of worshipers.”
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Garden
“Asean famouse Butterfly farm, one of the world have it. You can enjoy more than 10,000 species of butterflies/ inserts in real life form. There is entrance fees, operates from 8am to 6pm. ”
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Shopping Mall
“One of the Penang famous Shopping Mall in Georgetown. there are plenty of food, cafe, shops, to shopping around. operates from 10am to 10pm.”
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Museum
“It is a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang, Malaysia. The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country. It is also one of the city's major historic attractions. The clan temple has retained its authentic historic setting, which includes an association building, a traditional theatre and the late 19th century rowhouses for clan members, all clustered around a granite-paved square. There is entrance fees and suggest to visit during day time. But there is event during Chinese New Year during evening and night, so, you shall visit at night if you are here during Chinese New year”
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Museum
“Travelling back in time and take a look how people lived in the past with a lot of relic and artifacts.”
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Restaurant
“One of the Penang famous night food hawker centre. You can enjoy all types of Penang local street food there, include chinese, malays, indian foods. It operates at night only 8pm - 12am. It is recommended to all food hunters/ visitors, as you can enjoy all types of Penang street food here.”
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Park
“National park on the Penang island and great spot for hikers and nature lovers”
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Establishment
“ESCAPE hustle and bustle of urban life and head for Teluk Bahang, get yourself relax and have fun with the adventure games at ESCAPE Adventure Play Theme Park. ESCAPE is family theme park with exciting and challenging activities that promote wellness in the great outdoors. It’s a place where no one is too old or too young to have fun!”
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Bar
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“Situated in a heritage building, offer food, great choices of cakes , Live music , drinks , beers . ”
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Park
“your arrival will be greeted by cheeky monkeys your eyes will be amazed by the various types of protected plants, flowers and trees. Local favorite spot for picnic, running and relaxing spot”
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Shopping Mall
“Located near KOMTAR, Penang Times Square is a large urban redevelopment project in George Town that encompasses residential and commercial properties. Previously occupied by Eastern Smelting, it now features a shopping mall, heritage centre, a museum, retail outlets, residences, hotels and an urban square with the intention to serve as a landmark along Dato Keramat Road. The retail podium of Birch the Plaza, which is part of the development, has three floors worth of shop lots. There are even plans to build a monorail station here. Be on the lookout for this one.”
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Historic Site
“Named after the 18th century governorgeneral Charles Cornwallis, the star shaped fort is the largest standing fort in the country. Captain Francis Light built the original fort on this spot in 1786. The site is teeming with history to learn from and experience so this is a definite must for anyone with an interest in history.”
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