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1Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower (0.5-1hr)

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A Tribute to Honor Queen Victoria's Rule

It is hard to miss the famous landmark as it stands a majestic 60 feet tall. Although the building was commissioned by a Chinese philanthropist in mid 1800s, design is distinctly Moorish and it is said that the staircase stand as a log of the number of decades of Queen Victoria's reign.

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    Open 24 Hours, daily

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    Free admission

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    Lebuh Light (King Edward's Place), George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2620202)

1Ais Kacang and Fruits Stall @ New World Park

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Third Generation Ais Kacang Owner

Insider\'s tips
Have melted palm sugar on your ice kacang and than top with red syrup for richer flavor.

His grandfather and granduncle started the business and his father inherited it. Now, Mr. Lee Eng Lai and his siblings are still serving daily the same good quality ice kacang and fresh cut fruits to regulars and tourists alike. It can't get more traditional than this.

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    09:00-21:00, close during weekends

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    Papaya (RM1.00), Ais Kacang (RM 2.50)

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    New World Park, Lorong Swatow, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2261199)

1Kedai Kopi Ho Ping

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Old Coffeeshop Serving Penang Favorites

Insider\'s tips
Be sure to go early before lunch crowd gets in Kedai Kopi Ho Ping or else it can be a 45 minutes wait for delicious food.

This coffee shop has existed since 1968 and eating here means that you will be spoilt for choice. There are so many famed stalls such as the only Penang beef ball noodles, piping hot pork porridge and crispy loh bak, just to name a few.

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    09:00-23:00, close on Tue

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    Char Kuey Teow, Beef Ball Noodle

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    Junction of Kampong Malabar and Jalan Penang, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)

1Hokkien Mee @ Kedai Kopi Cathay

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Spicy Prawn Noodles Hot Off A Street Stall

Insider\'s tips
Chili sauce will be placed on a spoon when Hokkien Mee is served, customers can adjust the degree of spiciness according to your preference.

Only in Penang is this dish known as Hokkien Noodles. Your choice of noodles is served in a spicy shrimp and pork soup with a slice of hardboiled egg, bean sprouts, water convolvulus, pork slices and shrimps. It is usually eaten with sambal belacan for richer flavour.

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    08:00-17:00, close for half day on Sat and full day on Sun

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    Hokkien Mee (RM2.50), Hokkien Mee + Bah Kut (RM3.00)

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    142 Jalan Burma, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)

1Penang State Museum and Art Gallery (1.5-2hr)

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A History Lesson Of Penang Within Its Wall

Insider\'s tips
Please note that camera is not allowed in Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

Once it was a school but today, the building architecture is a tribute to history. Yet, within its walls, more awaits those who seek to know the early and aged Penang, when things were not so modern and life was simpler but rich in tradition, art, culture and distinctly regal.

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    09:00-17:00, close on Fri and PH

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    Free admission

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    Dewan Sri Pinang, Light Street, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2613144)

1Teochew Temple (Hang Kang Kah Meow) (1-1.5hr)

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The Community Heart And Pride Of Penang Teochew Clan

Insider\'s tips
Teochew Temple was built in 1870 with only 2 halls at its beginning, and a third hall was added in mid 20th century. While entring Teochew Temple, please take off your shoes.

The pride of Penang Teochew clan, this temple was recently restored to its former glory in recent years. The intricate details of its wood and stone structures are amazing given that all the details work were done by hand alone.

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    09:00-17:00, daily

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    Free admission

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    127 Chulia Street, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2615629)

1Assam Laksa @ Cecil Market Food Court

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Spicy Tamarind Dish Dubbed Penang Laksa

Assam Laksa is a Peranakan recipe that Penangites claim as their heritage and so have named the dish - Penang Laksa. And all over the island, this street food is readily available. This stall at Cecil Market Food Court has been featured as one of the famous assam laksa.

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    13:00-19:00, daily

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    Laksa (RM2.30++)

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    Lot M2A, Lebuh Cecil Market Food Court, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)

1Jelutong Hot Puthu

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Puthu Bamboo And Puthu Piring - Almost Extinct Food Form

Insider\'s tips
When puthu is eaten, it is usually added with brown sugar and fresh coconut gratings to enhance the flavor. It is best to eat when hot.

The rice flour cakes or "Puthu" comes in three main forms - Puthu mayam, Puthu Piring and Puthu Bamboo. In many parts of Malaysia, finding Puthu bamboo (steamed rice flour in a cup) or Puthu piring (steamed rice cakes filled with palm sugar) is becoming less.

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    17:00-22:00, daily

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    RM2.00 for 3 pieces

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    82 Penang Street, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)

1Tuai Pui Curry Mee

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Personalised Curry Laksa Mee

This famed curry laksa noodle is an old fashioned authentic as it has coagulated blood squares, cockles, cuttlefish and tofu pok. Not only that, one can customize it with the addition of extra ingredients such as chicken wings, fish balls, chicken gizzards, prawns and more.

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    09:00-18:00, close on Wed

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    Curry Mee (RM2.80++)

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    No. 49N Weld Quay, George Town, Pulau Pinang (+6016-4953793)

Main Attractions

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  • A玩Masjid Benggali
    Masjid Benggali
    • Lebuh Leith, George Town, Pulau Pinang
      (+604-2622093 Penang Tourism)
    • Open 24 Hours Outside, daily
    • Free outside. Internal not open to visitors.
  • A玩GTWHI
    GTWHI
    • George Town World Heritage Inc., No. 116 & 118, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Pulau Pinang
      (+604-2616606)
    • 08:00-17:00, closed during weekends
    • Free admission
  • A玩Leong San Tong
    Leong San Tong
    • 18 Cannon Square, George Town, Pulau Pinang
      (+604-2614609)
    • 09:00-17:00, daily
    • Free admission

Insider\'s tips

  1. Have melted palm sugar on your ice kacang and than top with red syrup for richer flavor.
  2. Be sure to go early before lunch crowd gets in Kedai Kopi Ho Ping or else it can be a 45 minutes wait for delicious food.
  3. Chili sauce will be placed on a spoon when Hokkien Mee is served, customers can adjust the degree of spiciness according to your preference.
  4. Please note that camera is not allowed in Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.
  5. Teochew Temple was built in 1870 with only 2 halls at its beginning, and a third hall was added in mid 20th century. While entring Teochew Temple, please take off your shoes.
  6. When puthu is eaten, it is usually added with brown sugar and fresh coconut gratings to enhance the flavor. It is best to eat when hot.

Reference & Travel Guide

  • George Town Festival v3.00