All posts tagged: Penang

Street Art In Georgetown, Penang: For Its History, Art And Culture

When you are in Georgetown, in Penang, besides trying out its street-food culture and exploring the many white sand beaches, do not forget to uncover its rich street art. The street art in Penang is one of the highlights and the very reason why I would call Georgetown, in Penang, a modern heritage town. The way how Georgetown has infused new art forms into its decade old architecture is definitely worth appreciating. A Bit Of History It all started back in 2009 when the State government, in order to physically brand the UNESCO World Heritage town of Georgetown, and make it more interesting and informative for public, opened an international pitch (under the campaign ‘Marking George Town’) for artists to come together and put forward their ideas, that retell the history of the streets and stories of its communities in a local voice. The winning ideas culminated a series of steel-rod-caricatures, under the creative direction of a local artist named Tang Mun Kian, who won the commission with the theme “Voices of the People,” a retelling of …

How To Travel From Kuala Lumpur To Penang Island

Penang is one of those rare frozen-in-time places which connects centuries old history with today’s modern lifestyle. It caters for the history buff and travel photographer but also for a nature-lover. It’s one of those offbeat, yet popular places in southeast Asia, and Malaysia in particular, that despite growing number of visitors has still maintained its laid-back vibe and an old town charm. During my two week travel in Malaysia, I ended up staying in Penang for more than 5 nights. Though my initial plan was to explore Penang for only two days, before moving towards the eastern coast of Malaysia, Penang felt so enjoyable and was so laden with unique experiences, that leaving it in two days would have been a shame. Read my recommended Three Day Penang Travel Guide, and about Georgetown Clan Jetties, but first thing first… How to travel to Penang Island, from Kuala Lumpur. For a most convenient, quickest and not-so-expensive deal… Fly! Yes, you heard that right, flying is the most convenient and (of course) the quickest option to get to Penang, and amazingly cheaper too. In fact, it …

How To See Penang In Three Days: An Ideal Travel Guide

Penang Island is one of those rare-places in the world that I would like to revisit, at least twice. There are beaches, laid-back towns, delicious street food, all with a beautiful mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese culture, and speaking of the tourist attractions in number, don’t even ask. I stayed in Georgetown, one of the many small towns in Penang and also a UNESCO heritage city, which, in itself, had over 80 street art murals, temples, a Clan Jetty area and everything else you can think of! One can stay in Penang for more than a month, and still not need to repeat the same spot they explored yesterday. But if you’ve only 3 days to uncover Penang, and want to make the most of your visit follow this Penang travel guide. I expect you to be an urban backpacker with a good taste in travel. But first thing first… Recommended Read: How To Reach Penang From Kuala Lumpur Where To Stay If you only have about three days in Penang, I’d suggest you make Georgetown your base. Though tucked to a side, this is the centre of attraction in …