Most Popular Attractions in Penang – the Best of Sightseeing, Dining & Nightlife!

penang-aLush green hills and magnificent temples – Penang is a beautiful mix of a lot of things that are easy on the eyes. A number of travellers book tickets on flights to Malaysia every year to visit this beautiful place. As there is so much to see, sometimes it becomes quite difficult for a traveller – who is short on time – to decide the ‘what’s’ and ‘where’s’! Here is a quick compilation of the best of everything that Penang has to offer from each important holiday aspect – sightseeing & activity, food and nightlife.

penangSightseeing spot

Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple and the Penang Road of Georgetown – no holiday trip can be considered complete without visiting these iconic places of Penang. Penang hill is known for its panoramic views and a smorgasbord of activities. Hop on the train to enjoy the lush sceneries or simply walk and explore; the heavenly fresh air of the hill is sure to revitalize your senses. Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the largest Buddhist complexes in the world. The architecture is a blend of Thai, Chinese and Burmese styles which gives the temple a uniquely aesthetic appearance. Why should you visit Penang Road of Georgetown? Because it is perfect blend of contemporary and old world charm and is packed with top notch restaurants, karaoke joints and bustling nightclubs. Travellers can also explore the fashionable boutiques and antique shops here.

Places to Eat

Street food, dining on budget or fine dining – Penang has it all to suit the preferences of varied travellers. Love street food? Try the Mee Goreng at Bangkok Lane. If you are looking for some cheap and decent places to eat, Char koay teow stall, De Tai Tong café and Zealand Seafood are the best places. Luxury travellers who have booked flights’ tickets to Penang and wish to dine at an upscale restaurant, 1885 Restaurant and Kebaya Restaurant are the apt spots.


Over the years, Penang has witnessed a significant change in its nightlife. There are a number of places that blossom as the sun goes down. Auto-City and the Night Market are two of the most popular places to sample the wonderful nightlife of Penang. For lady travellers, F.A.M.E (Glo) at Georgetown is a perfect place. It is considered to offer the best ladies’ night in the country!