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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Gurney Plaza has three anchor tenants: Parkson Grand, the 12-screen Golden Screen Cinemas and Cold Storage supermarket. Additionally, the nine-storey mall houses over 380 stores.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Modern, 5-story complex featuring fashion & electronics stores, many restaurants & a cinema.”
  • 54 locals recommend
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.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Garden
“Recently revamped Butterfly farm is a delightful place to visit especially for children!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can enjoy all types of Penang local street food here, include chinese, malays, indian foods. There are plenty of halal and non halal foods available. You should enjoy the char koay teow, laksa, satay, rojak and others delicious street foods.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The island’s first retail marina enclave, Straits Quay provides a comprehensive mix of outlets and attractions from boutiques to Western and Asian restaurants, cafes and bars with panoramic view.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“1st Avenue Mall is a shopping mall in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is located at Magazine Road, next to Komtar and Prangin Mall, and is linked to both buildings via overhead bridges.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Gurney Paragon Mall is Penang’s best centre for an eclectic mix of fashion trends. Set along Persiaran Gurney, the seafront complex is home to more than 40 fashion boutiques and 30 restaurants.”
  • 29 locals recommend
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.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Car Wash
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“Hypermarket where you can get everything that you may need for your daily essentials”
  • 26 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Escape theme park is an outdoor theme park, water park and conducts adventures activities like rock climbing, crossing suspension bridges and climbing uphill on a seat. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Track
“It is a well landscaped place that contains a huge variety of indigenous and exotic plant species.”
  • 34 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Museum
“A museum of the legacy of Penang's Baba and Nyonya. Here, you will have a glimpse of the interesting lifestyle of the Baba and Nyonyas. There are around 1000 pieces of exhibits and antiques displayed.”
  • 28 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Bar
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“Any cafe list in Penang is not complete without a mention of the beautiful China House. China House has been around for quite some time and yet, it is still going on super strong. Apart from their fusion menu, there are more than 50 cakes for you to choose from every single day! At night, The Canteen @ China House comes alive with live bands, and other performances. It is a must-visit if you’re coming over to Penang for a visit! Highly Recommended: Tiramisu Cake Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. TEL : 04 263 7299 | Non-Halal Address : 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“Gurney Drive, otherwise known as Persiaran Gurney, is perhaps one of the most well-known place in Penang. Often referred to as 'The New Esplanade', Gurney Drive is a deluge of hawker delights and exciting restaurants that come alive at nighttime, giving the unique experience of dining by the sea. Gurney Drive was named after Sir Henry Gurney, a Malayan High Commissioner who was assassinated by the guerrillas of the Malayan Communist Party during the Emergency period in the early 1950s.”
  • 28 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The TOP is the food and entertainment precinct in the newly rejuvenated Komtar in Penang. There’s also a bar & bistro at the rooftop so be sure to check that out.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“You can enjoy all types of Penang local street food here, include chinese, malays, indian foods. There are plenty of halal and non halal foods available. You should enjoy the char koay teow, laksa, satay, rojak and others delicious street foods.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Any cafe list in Penang is not complete without a mention of the beautiful China House. China House has been around for quite some time and yet, it is still going on super strong. Apart from their fusion menu, there are more than 50 cakes for you to choose from every single day! At night, The Canteen @ China House comes alive with live bands, and other performances. It is a must-visit if you’re coming over to Penang for a visit! Highly Recommended: Tiramisu Cake Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. TEL : 04 263 7299 | Non-Halal Address : 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang ”
  • 39 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The TOP is the food and entertainment precinct in the newly rejuvenated Komtar in Penang. There’s also a bar & bistro at the rooftop so be sure to check that out.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“yourself with a bowl of Penang famous chendol is a must after some mouthwatering dishes. Upon reaching Penang Road, you will spot enthusiastic crowd queuing patiently to taste the legendary teow chew chendol. Trust me, this is the street food you can’t afford to miss in Penang. They have been opened several outlets in Penang, but I still think that roadside one tastes the best. One is always not enough for me. *finger-crossed* Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Operating hour: 10AM – 7:30PM ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Hawker Centres in Penang comprises food courts that have concentrations of the best street side food vendors on the island. They are sometimes connected to casual Chinese coffee shops, but most times these open air centres are roadside affairs hosting a varied collection of hawker sellers and plenty of open air seating. Serving up inexpensively priced cuisine that is richly flavoured, they operate at all hours of the day and the reason the food is so good is because these hawkers use age-old family recipes and old fashioned cooking methods. The lifeline to locals and even travellers by helping to keep food budgets low, food presentation is not a priority but quality and freshness is always top notch. Close on every Wednesday. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chulia Street hawker stall is also one of the popular food hunting places in George Town, Penang. At here, you can find great fares such as wantan mee, curry mee, char hor fun, satay and fresh fruit juice. Pro tip: be there early to avoid disappointment. In short, it’s definitely the food heaven serving the best food in Penang. Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia Operating hour: 6PM-11PM ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a very active place in the morning from 8am - 12 noon and again in the evening. Wet market by day hawker food by night. This area is full of food. Many organic shops in this area as well as local restaurants including a new Vegan restaurant are found along Jalan Moulmein. You can find a full grocery store across the street on Cantonment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serves dim sum in the morning, seafood for lunch and dinner. Do get crowded during the weekend!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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