Spending a few days in Penang couldn’t be more peranakan. The moment I stepped into the town, I felt vintage. Penang embraces modernity while preserving its old charm and the heritage buildings. It is fair enough for George Town to be listed as one of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. What a must-do here is to bike around the Art Street Armenian and discover the unique wall paintings. There are many bicycle rental shops which offer the bike rental as cheap as RM10 for a-day-rental. The street art is not only limited to the wall paintings, but also the wrought-iron caricatures with the informal descriptions of the street.
The town is also famous of its FOOD! Forget about diet and get ready to indulge. Char kwetiaow, asam laksa, popiah, fried oyster omelette, chendol, and the list goes on… But, it can get very oily and unhealthy. And not to forget, the king of fruits or durian. The fruit is very famous here, but I’m not a fan at all so I can’t judge if it is really good and tastes heavenly here.
Penang is a good option for a weekend get-away. There are more things to see and to do here, such as to visit the temples, the Blue Mansion, and the beach. It is unfortunate that I just stayed here over the weekend.