10 Best Cafes In Penang Worth Travelling For

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Our recent cafe-hopping adventure has brought us to Georgetown – the capital of Penang – where we witnessed an up-and-coming cafe scene in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City.

What makes Georgetown’s cafes so unique is that majority of these Malaysian cafes are located within restored colonial shophouses and each exudes an alluring old-world charm.

Here are 10 Gorgeous Cafes in Penang with Free Wifi and Great Ambience that we highly recommend.

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10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang

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UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City Georgetown might be famous for their beautiful street art murals and historic infrastructures, but the Malaysian city’s biggest draw is hands down its wealth of mouthwatering street food. Hawker fare is truly a way of life for Penangites; roadside hawkers can be seen cooking up a storm in their pushcarts at almost every nook and cranny. 

Queuing up for street food has also long become a cultural norm in Penang, and waiting an hour for a bowl of noodles is deemed acceptable. Street food is taken so seriously here that as of 2016, foreigners are banned from being the main cooks to uphold the high standards of Penang’s authentic hawker culture. Yes, only locals will cook your Assam Laksa.

Penang’s numerous ethnic groups have largely influenced its local cuisine, and today, locals and visitors get to indulge in an amazing plethora of multicultural delicacies considered uniquely Penang. From Assam Laksa to Char Kway Teow, here are 10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Next Trip To Penang

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Located near the northwest coast of Malaysia lies Penang- a modest-looking state that boasts an exotic cultural townscape unparalleled by others. Dubbed by both locals and tourists alike as the Pearl of the Orient, Georgetown (capital of Penang) was conferred as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

For travellers who are looking for an affordable, accessible getaway, bookmark Penang for your next vacation for it is culinary haven and a town steeped in history.

Here are the 10 activities you can do when you go Penang on your next visit!

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