28 Aug A Weekend in George Town
Looking for a weekend getaway? Try George Town, Penang’s capital city. Whilst two days may seem like a short amount of time, George Town offers the right mix of fun and fabulous tourist spots to make your weekend an unforgettable one. Here’s a guide that will help you have a memorable and enjoyable time.
- Visit the Clan Jetties
Situated at Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay) close to the Penang ferry Terminal, this is where the descendants of Penang’s first Hokkien Chinese immigrants originally lived. Stroll through the jetties and enjoy the views on offer from these platforms. As there are still people living in here, be mindful when you take pictures
- Admire the local architecture of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
Penang has a rich architectural heritage that is reminiscent of its colonial past. In fact, George Town has been recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Take a map, walk around the streets of George Town and just drink in your surroundings.
- Check out the local arts scene
Penang is known to exude a charm of its own, and this in part includes its arts scene. The state is home to a host of museums such as the 3D Trick Art Museum, Penang Batik Museum and Camera Museum. For a different kind of arts scene, why not check out the street murals that have been drawing tourists from all over the world? These murals are located along several streets in George Town, including Lebuh Ah Quee, Lebuh Pantai, Gat Lebuh Chulia and Gat Lebuh Armenian.
- Sample the local cuisine
If there’s one thing Penang is known for, it’s its food. Penang has been hailed time and time again for its gastronomic goodies, and so feasting is a natural must when you’re in the state. If you’re looking for a taste of the local flavour, sample its many delicious local food which includes nasi kandar, char kuay teow and cendol. If you’re in the mood for something different, Penang’s café scene has rapidly developed, and you can find a wide variety of them around the state.