Penang Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. University Sains Malaysia

    Established as the second university in the country in 1969, University Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as the University of Penang, before the University’s Act came into effect on 4th October...

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  • 2. Keh Lok Si Temple Penang

    Many people know this famous land mark called 'Kek Lok Si' Temple in Ayer Itam which was created in 1890. The name depict as "Temple of Supreme Bliss". The...

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  • 3. A House With a Myth

    Birch House is a heritage building along Dato Kramat Road in George Town, Penang. It was built to serve as a office of smelting plant of Escoy Smelting...

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  • 4. Street Art Of Penang

    Penang’s Street Art An Attraction of Its Own Wednesday, 26 September 2012 14:18In conjunction with Penang’s Georgetown Festival, Lithuanian artist, Ernest...

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  • 5. King of the Fruits

    This cannot be really classified at Off the Beaten Path as it can be found in numerous spots in Penang and even Peninsula Malaysia.Durian is the king of the...

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  • 6. The Clan Jetties

    There are still six Clans and one non-clan Heritage Jetties in Penang, all the clans jetties are along the Weld Quay just as the Penang Island Ferry terminal....

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  • 7. A Typical Malay House

    If you walk into Penang and look around for a true typical Malay house, the chances are you will see a modified or modernized Malay house. Today there are not...

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  • 8. Muka Head Lighthouse - Rumah Api Muka Head

    The Muka Head Lighthouse is perched atop a 242 meter (793 ft) hill in the Northwest Corner of Penang Island. It can be accessed through Penang National Park and...

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  • 9. Penang National Park

    Penang National Park is a 2500 hectare park in the northwest corner of Penang Island. It features 9 isolated beaches, forests and several lakes. It even has a...

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  • 10. The Famous Penang Chowrasta Market

    *If you are an early bird, you can visit this market which is in the town center opp the Penang Road Police Station. In this market you can see lots of...

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  • 11. Dr. Sun Yat Sen's Secret Meeting Place in Penang

    *This is one of the most important meeting place of a world's major Political uprising in Penang. From 1906 to 1911 Dr. Sun Yat Sen came to Penang to build a...

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  • 12. Penang Heritage Houses

    *As Penang has been awarded the UNESCO WORLD OF HERITAGE City, the government is doing their best to encourage and supporting the conservation of the old...

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  • 13. A Great Place To Escape

    This is the least visited place even for the locals. Once upon a time it was a quarantine island for Tuberculosis and Leprosy patients in 1911 and the island is...

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  • 14. Classic KFC

    I saw this KFC by chance. It is located on Jalan Larut, opposite Dorsett Penang Hotel. This has got to be the most unique KFC building I have ever seen in...

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  • 15. Penang: The Most Impressive Butterfly Farm in Asia

    Though it's a wee bit off the beaten path, the Penang Butterfly Farm is a must do as it's the world's first tropical live butterfly farm and the most impressive...

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  • 16. Sikh Gurdwara Temple

    Sikh Gurdwara Temple is located at Jalan Gudhwara. The road is easy to start from Gama shopping mall, tourists can easily find where Gama is and to walk from...

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  • 17. Tua Pek Kong Temple

    There is a truly "Street of Harmony", right in the Pitt Street. See the KUAN IM Temple, the Hindu Maha Mariamman Temple and the famous Kapitan Keling Mosque...

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  • 18. SUFFOLK HOUSE, Penang

    Standing in quiet solitude at the back of the current Methodist Boys School, Suffolk House is said to be the 'mansion that love built'. Commissioned by Captain...

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  • 19. Fried Bananas (Pisang Goreng) & more - The Golden

    It’s been said that the best way to discover a place is by walking. We do exactly that every day in Penang (probably because we don't have a car like everyone...

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  • 20. Nine Emperor Gods Festival - Penang

    Hi,We have to concur with the previous posts that there is plenty to do on the island. However, if you are in Penang in mid-October, the Nine Emperor Gods...

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  • 21. Residence of Ku Din Ku Meh

    This was the town house and trading base of Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh, also known as Ku Din Ku Meh, whose country house in Penang was the 'Udini House' in...

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  • 22. Chinese Chamber of Commerce

    Located on the southern side of the Padang, this building was built in 1928. It was designed by a local architect, Chew Eng Eam in 1926. On the rooftop is an...

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  • 23. Benggali Mosque

    The Benggali Mosque was built in 1958 and was officiated by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the then Prime Minister of Malaya, on 26 December 2008. The mosque is a charming...

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  • 24. Yeoh Kongsi

    The Yeoh Kongsi, or by its formal name, Har Yang Sit Teik Tong Yeoh Kongsi, is the clan association of Hokkien clansmen bearing the Yeoh surname. The...

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  • 25. the Chinese cemetary

    Sometimes you may want to see something different and you'd want to hike the hills and forests in search for quietness and temporary, voluntary isolation. This...

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