St George’s Church
Behind the Supreme Court, St George’s Church is the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia. This gracefully proportioned building,...
Nazlina’s Spice Station
Learn to cook Penang specialities from assam laksa to prawn curry and take a morning market tour to get your supplies. Grind your own...
Kuan Yin Teng
On Lebuh Pitt is the temple of Kuan Yin Teng – the goddess of mercy, good fortune, peace and fertility. Built in the early 19th century...
Pitt Street Corner
Pitt Street Corner feels like the offspring of a hipster bar crossed with a sports pub plunked in Tamil Nadu. It’s not a dive but it...
Lebuh Farquhar · interesting places nearby
Penang Museum information
From the town’s foundation site, it’s only a short stroll to the Penang Museum , one of Malaysia’s best presented museums. The permanent exhibition is a comprehensive walk-through of Penang’s history, festivals and cultures. No settler group is left out and all are admirably described in sympathetic detail, a testament to this state’s admirable record of tolerance. Look out for the beautifully carved opium beds, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and the incredible silk-brocade outfits once worn by the Baba-Nonya (Straits Chinese) population. Temporary exhibitions are eclectic, ranging from galleries of colonial prints to displays on traditional Malay seamanship.