Exploring Penang for all ages

Group 6 Penang Island, Malaysia
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About the location

Penang, a Jewel of the Straits Settlements and well-regarded as one of the most cosmopolitan cities outside of KL. It has slowly been working it's way up people's bucket lists with good reason- cultural festivals, national parks, kid-friendly activities, beach resorts, UNESCO heritage George Town, funky street art, and some of the most delicious (and cheap) food wherever you turn. 

Guide Highlights


From local hawker stalls to healthy eats to fine dining- this guide has you covered all over the island.


There's a reason George Town was named No.4 in Lonely Planet's Top 10 Cities list for Best in Travel 2016- simply so much to see & do.

Guide Summary

Having lived in Penang for 18 months, I loved nothing more exploring and getting under it's skin. I took family and friends of all ages around my then hometown and was able to discover the best things to see and do. It doesn't matter if your a solo traveller, honeymooning couple, or a family, I can guarantee that Penang has something on offer for you. 

This guide comprehensively covers everything you need to start planning your visit - accommodation options, 4 pages of food and drink recommendations broken down by meal, detailed activities from historical to hiking, cultural tips, transport explanations, and a brief packing list. 

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Group 33 Walkable
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure


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  • Guide Architect

    Catherine MacLean

    Catherine MacLean

    Aussie living and working in Singapore but exploring whenever I can. Active travel, social enterprises, and good food feature a lot.

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