Gurney Drive (Persiaran Gurney)

Gurney Drive
Gurney Drive Considered the best vantage point for sunset on the island this coastline stretch that is popular time-out spot for families and lovers, just outside of Georgetown proper. The area is one of the upmarket residential areas, which in no way dampens the lively night market or lowers the numbers of that Penang speciality - hawker stalls. Ten minutes from Gurney Drive ...
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Penang Butterfly Farm (PBF)

The Penang Butterfly Farm (PBF), the first tropical butterfly farm ever set up in the world, was founded in 1986. It is located in Telok Bahang, a fishing village located north of the island. Talk about dreams coming true and ideas taking shape. Out of the strength came forth sweetness ?and one man's lifelong fascination with butterflies has resulted in a 1 hectare (and ...
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Penang Museum and Art Gallery

As early as 1940, a museum had existed in Penang, located at St. Xavier's Institution. This modest museum was destroyed during the Second World War. In 1956, under the encouragement of a Mr. Bingham, the nucleus of a new museum took shape at a residence in Northam Road (Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah). When the building was demolished, the available collections of artifacts and ar...
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Kapitan Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque
Kapitan Keling Mosque The largest mosque on the island. The Kapitan Kling moque is one of the oldest on Penang (the other Old mosque is located in Armenian Street). In 1801, Sir George Leith, then Lieutenant Governor of Penang, granted the Muslims a 7ha piece of land for religious purposes. Cauder Mohhidden, the Kapitan of the Indian Muslim settlers, was credited with the f...
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Penang’s Famed Beaches

Penang's Famed Beaches Penang's northern shoreline is famous for its beautiful beaches of golden sand and deep blue seas. The Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang beaches offer expansive stretches of glittering sand interspersed with secluded coves within the shelter of gigantic rocks. It is along this famous coastline that resorts of international standard have spr...
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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion The breathtaking indigo of its exterior walls harmonizing perfectly with the cerulean blue of the sky behind it might seem to some to be 'feng shui perfection.' The observation is not far from the truth, because indeed many other feng shui symbols are to be found meticulously incorporated into the architecture of this courtyard mansion, if you know wher...
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. Located in Georgetown Penang, it stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. Inside the pagoda grounds is a Boddhi tree, a wishing pond and apartments for monks. Devotees have contributed many statues ...
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Fort Cornwallis Penang

Fort Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis Penang Fort Cornwallis is situated at the spot where Captain Francis Light was supposed to have landed in 1786. Originally a wooden structure, the fort was rebuilt between 1808 and 1810 with convict labour. It was named after Charles Marquis Cornwallis, a distinguished Governor General of India, and designed to protect the harbour from possible French attacks. ...
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Aman Island

Pulau Aman
Aman Island Pulau Aman in Bahasa Malaysia means "island of peace" and its name suggests, it is the gateway to tranquility and serenity. Situated on an island covering an area of 288 acres, it is 2.5 nautical miles from the mainland just off the coast of Seberang Perai's southern district. The nearest town is Bukit Tambun. An idyllic fishing village with a population of on...
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Batu Ferringhi’s Sidewalk Bazaar

Batu Ferringhi's Sidewalk Bazaar Batu Ferringh is a haven for a string of world-class resorts including rows of specialty restaurants and shops. Business is often brisk here, and one particular business that's currently thriving and attracting the tourist mass is the sidewalk bazaar that's held every evening. As the sun sets, the sidewalks facing the Batu Ferringhi road beco...
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