There is no better way to relieve some stress than indulging in a vacation surrounded by F-O-O-D. As we keep things local with our travel plans, what better place to enjoy a food-filled retreat than Penang! Pack your bags and Jom, let’s go!

Located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the island of Penang is a worthy place to visit at least once in your lifetime (but trust us: you will be visiting many more times after the first). There are loads of new things that you can discover when in Penang; a melting pot of rich heritage and culture to immerse yourself into. Most importantly, Penang is food heaven. Be prepared to get your stomach stretched out from all the hearty food Penang has to offer!

Here are some of our top recommendations for your trip to Penang.

Start off your trip to Penang with a plate of Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow. Savour each bite you take as this authentic taste of Penang can only be found here, on this island.

Next on the list to try is the famous Restoran Sup Hameed. Heat up your body with a bowl of refreshing deep flavoured mutton soup. You can enjoy it with rice or bread, or both cause why not?s authentic taste of Penang can only be found here, on this island.
Then refresh your palate with a cold sweet and milky treat; Penang Road Teochow Chendol. A perfect treat to quench your thirst under the hot sun. While you are at it, don’t forget to try their Asam Laksa too. The perfect embodiment of why the Asam Laksa has been named one of the best dishes in the world before!
Looking for an Instagram-worthy place to visit? Don’t forget to make a pitstop along Penang Street Art Trail where it features murals by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zachrevic highlighting the life of the people in Penang.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit UNESCO heritage sites in Penang such as Batik Painting Museum and Cheong Fatt Tze, The Blue Mansion. Learn and deep-dive into the history behind these places and what makes them historical landmarks of Penang!

Last but not least visiting the floating village at the Clan Jetties of Penang is a must, as recommended by the locals. This place is also considered as one of the historical landmarks in Penang as this was one of the first establishments where the Chinese community settled.
Now, are you excited to go to Penang on your next trip? Do not forget to visit all the places we have mentioned above. This is a great time to rediscover the hidden gems in Malaysia while enjoying the food and culture. 

Already planning your trip? Don’t forget to also book the fastest airport transfer In Kuala Lumpur so that you can get to the airport safely and quickly for your flight to Penang. Book your tickets now.