Penang is situated in the Northwest of Peninsular Malaysia, along the Straits of Melaka. Similar to Malacca, Penang is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Malaysia’s most popular states, due to the numerous tourist sites within its borders. Penang is divided into two parts, one is connected to the mainland of Peninsular Malaysia and the other is an island just off the coastlines of the mainland.
Sights and Activities
Gurney Drive :
Gurney Drive is the place that one should never fail to visit when in Penang. Situated on the island itself, Gurney Drive has a good mix of road side cuisines along with high rise buildings, shopping malls and more, making it a versatile tourist site. Gurney Drive is also known for its nightlife as well, catering for party animals.
Street Art :
These street art can be found in Georgetown which is situated on Penang island. These street arts depict the traditional lifestyle in Penang. These unique and eye catching painting captures the attention of many tourist and locals alike to stop by these street art sites to grab a few photos.
Penang State Museum and Art Gallery :
The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is situated in Georgetown and is home to many historical artifacts, old photographs, maps and other related items which depict the culture of Penang and its people.