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Things to do in Penang

There's a plethora of things to see and do in Penang, and we've cobbled together some of the very best to help you plan your visit perfectly.

Sightseeing

For as long as you're in Penang, you'll never be short of sights to see or places to explore. The island is truly a melting pot of man-made and natural beauty - from the vibrant street art plastered across the walls of George Town to the idyllic age-old Penang Botanic Gardens. For the cultural enthusiasts, do drop by Kek Lok Si Temple, an ornate ancient Buddhist temple unlike any other. If not, head down South to the enigmatic Snake Temple which is a shrine filled with real vipers slithering through the sacred burning incense. For those waiting to take an Instagram worthy picture, do visit the Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion) which is a 19th century old beautiful blue building, and is one of the region's famous landmarks.

Feasting

If you're seeking terrific Southeast Asian cuisine, you can find it at the Kebaya Dining Room, a popular restaurant amongst both locals and tourists. For those travelling on a budget, fret not as street food stalls are common and of a quality standard in Penang. To those who fancy a cocktail or two, there is a variety of of beach bars along the coastline where you can head on to have a good time. If you wish for a taste of nightlife in Penang, you can also make your way to Upper Penang Road and visit one of the many lively bars there.

Rest & relax

What's a holiday without some relaxation?

Penang's beaches offer you a refreshing opportunity to kick back and soak up some sunny vitamin D. Spend a day or two at Batu Ferringhi or Tanjung Bungah and try exciting water activities like parasailing or jetskiing. If you are more laidback, just get your tan on at any of these famous beaches.

Besides beaches, Penang also has other natural landscapes for tourists to have a fun time at - you can explore the natural beauty of Penang at The National Park or embark on a sunset cruise and gaze upon the island in the hypnotic orange glow of impending-dusk.

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