Penang in 2 Days

I just got back from Penang, and it was a blast! It was due to two factors, the heritage sites and the food. Just driving around Georgetown yielded sights that only Malacca can contend with. I visited Fort Cornwallis and the Khoo Kongsi during my 2 day holiday (stayed at the rather brilliant Northam All Suites).

The latter is a must visit if you are ever in Penang. More contemporary places that I’ve visited were the Toy Museum (largest in the world!) and the Gurney Drive.

At the risk of sounding like a travelogue/food blogger (shudders) or an old record, Penang really is a food paradise. Over the course of two days, I’ve eaten Penang char koay teow, sotong kangkung, o-chien (fried oysters with egg), satay, grilled fish at the Gurney Drive

This was followed by Hokkien mee and apam at Pulau Tikus (opposite the police station), the famous goreng pisang (banana fritters) at Tanjung Bungah, and last but not least, mantis prawns and razor clams at Batu Kawan (Batu Kawan Restaurant). All that for less than RM 100!

If you are traveling on a budget, there’s plenty of cheap accomodation available and there’s also a pretty decent bus service (Rapid Penang) to get about town. What are you waiting for? Get over to now? 🙂 Check out Georgetown’s description on UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre over here.

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  1. Nicholas Leong June 15, 2009

    Sounds like the same route I took 😛