Being regarded as the Pearl of Orient, Penang is covered with a blissful of colonial buildings, harmoniously fuse with modernized architecture, forming a perfect fusion for the old and new in a vibrant and lively city. It’s an extraordinary city and we are here to give you some solid reasons to visit Penang for your next trip!
Besides the typical “food” that we knew, there are other things that would spark up your senses as to why you should give this wonderful city a visit. We would break it down to you one by one for you without further ado.
1. Stunning Beaches
A trip to an island won’t be complete without visiting the beach. Surrounded by lots of beaches – Pantai Keracut, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang are one of the reasons that sum up Penang as an ideal destination for your getaway!
For an adventure seeker, you might want to check Monkey Beach where it requires you to jungle trekking across to the other side of the island to a peaceful and unpolluted beach in Penang that promises you a glamourous sunset view.
Perhaps this is a portion where we should leave it blank as it varies to different types of person that prefer different kinds of food. However, with their historical charm, Penang’s sultry delicacies are world-renowned and even the ambassadors or country leaders would pay for a visit. That shows how good it is!
Popular in nationwide, some of them have successfully opened a franchise in all over Malaysia, such as Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol and Him Heang Tambun Biscuit. Besides, there are some delicacies where you can only get the authentic taste in Penang, such as the Ayer Itam Asam Laksa and Penang Char Kuey Teow.
3.Remarkable Heritage Sites
Penang should be proud of themselves in terms of preserving the old architectures and refining them to a heritage site. Places such as the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese descendant family house that dated back into the 20th century is a sight to behold.
With an outstanding architecture and to show the diversified culture in Penang, Masjid Kapitan Keling, St George Church, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and Penang Peranakan Mansion are deeply rooted in the city.
Some other famous landmarks, such as City Hall of Penang, Fort Cornwallis, and the Jubilee Clock Towers are all building from the colonized era and preserved up until now. Aged but gems to the island.
4. Amusing Attractions
The iconic KOMTAR tower is perhaps the must-visit attractions in Penang and not to mention, there are also packed with all kinds of museum surrounded the bustling city. Moreover, the street arts that revolved within the artistic city adds in sparks and brought attentions to tourist worldwide.
Other attractions such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Chew Jetty, Penang Hill, and Escape Themed Park are worth the visit and rich in arts and cultures. Nonetheless, it is an island that is full of attractions that are well worth your time.
5. Pleasant Stay
Having a long day wandering in the streets of Penang can be tiresome at times. A nice and cosy stay would help to recharge and embark on a whole new journey. And Cititel Penang is the answer for all your worry! A magnificent 17-storey high, 4-Star hotel that stood tall in the heart of George Town, Penang.
Cititel Penang comes with 451 comfortable and well-appointed rooms, it’s 5 minutes away from the Penang Ferry Terminal and a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The famed Batu Feringghi beach is only 30 minutes away by car.
Be it a business or family occasion, Cititel Penang guarantees you with their excellent hospitality and services – the perfect choice for the perfect stay. Last but not least, a piece of good news to share with you, by applying the promo code “BESTRATECHM” to enjoy up to 20% discount when you book directly through the website www.cititelpenang.com.
Location: 66, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Contact: +604 291 1188
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