Saturday, 22 April 2017

Trip to Penang, Malaysia

Street Art-Children on Swings
During my daughter March school holiday, we embarked on on a short vacation to nearby Penang. I had been there before more than a decade ago but much has changed since my last visit. The now world famous Malaysia state's popularity has been ever rising since its capital George Town gained Unesco World Heritage site status on July 2008.

Pinang Peranakan Museum

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
We booked into family theme Hard Rock Hotel for our 5 day trip. Top on our list are the Street Arts (especially the ones by Ernest Zacharevic), Malaysia largest Buddhist temple-Kek Lok Si and Gurney Drive Hawker Center where all the famous Penang delicacies can be found.

Chew Jetty

Kek Lok Si Temple
We would also visit other places of interest like the Penang Hill, Pinang Peranakan Museum, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple and more. Alison quenched her shopping thirst at Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon Mall, 1st Ave Mall and Pranglin Mall :-)

Penang Hill

Famous Biscuits
Below is our trip plan:
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Day 1

-Arrived at Penang
-Checked in Hard Rock Hotel
-Pinang Peranakan Museum
-Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
-Street Art At Armenian Street
-Chew Jetty

Day 2

-Water activities at hotel
-Kek Lok Si Temple
Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

Wat Chayamangkalaram
Day 3

-Penang Hill
-Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
-Wat Chayamangkalaram
-Gurney Paragon
-Gurney Plaza
-Gurney Drive Hawker Food Centre

Day 4

-Water activities at hotel
-1st Ave Mall
-Pranglin Plaza

Day 5

-Back to Singapore
Gurney Drive Hawker Food Center

Street Art-Children on Bicycle

Have you visited Penang before? Share your stories in the comment column!

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  1. I'm in love with your temple shot, Paul! Just back from Perak; looks like I gotta revisit Penang too..........

    1. Great to hear from you again Shirley :-)! Hope to hear your stories from Perak soon.

  2. I'm in Malaysia now and your post is so motivational! I have to visit this place while I'm here!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Vietnam is in my bucket list. Hope to visit one day with my family :-)