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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
From $66.00
 
Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Hill and Temple of Paradise
"Ascend Penang Hill the former British Hill Station with the height of 720m above sea level by means of the unique funicular train. Enjoy the bird's eye view (usually clearer in the afternoon) of the city and part of mainland and feel the cool and refreshing air at the summit. Down from the hill another highlight is Kek Lok Si (Temple of Paradise) Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple with Malaysian Thai and Burmese influence. Marvel at the 30m high statue of the Goddess or Mercy climb up the 7-tier 'Thousand-Buddha Pagoda' and see the 'Pond of Longevity' filled with vegetable-eating turtles.Finish the day with a drop-off at your hotel in Penang."
From $74.00

Food Culture Tips (14)

Eating using cutlery or hands

When in Penang, you will find that chopsticks, spoon and fork or hands are used when eating.1) Chopstick is used when eating a bowl of noodles. There is often a spoon to scoup out the soup or...
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SLLiew
Jan 06, 2007

How to order food at hawker center

At the hawker centers outdoor or in a coffe shop, you walk around the different food stalls, see what you like an order. Prices is listed. You are given the "small" serving unless you specific...
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SLLiew
Jan 13, 2007

Eating is of Primary Importance to Locals

Eating out at the hawker stalls & numerous coffee shops is a way of life for Penang-ites. There are numerous coffee shops, some of which are really old (circa Malaysia's Independence) and have...
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Wild_Orchid
Jun 23, 2005

Northern Malaysia's Kopi-O.

If you are a coffee drinker, I would suggest you to try the taste of the coffee.Coffee in Northern Malaysia is somehow very aromatic, thick and nice. I prefer Kopi.Some vocabulary:Kopi-O: dark coffee...
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A2002
Aug 03, 2003

Roadside stall

Dotted aroung Penang (and Malaysia for that matter) you will alwasy find roadside stalls selling all manner of food and personal items.It's a bit like an older and more traditional version of a...
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robertgaz
Jun 21, 2008

Penang famous delicacies.

In this local custom tips, I will show you some of the food that originate from Penang and are famous.This is a lok-lok stall. You simply pick up one of the sticks of food that you fancy, dip it into...
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A2002
Aug 03, 2003

Char Kuay Tiao (Stir Fried flat rice noodles).

I have enjoyed the famous penang char kuay tiao so much and I have forgotten to take a picture of the hawker. oops... Usually you can see the hawker frying the kuay tiao with huge fire. Adding and...
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A2002
Sep 02, 2003

Penang Famous Hokkien Mee

Those who travel around Penang, you should try out Penang Local food like Hokkien Mee, Laksa, Char Koay Teoh. This 3 is the top famous local food for penang. One of the restaurant had been operate for...
lhooik
Apr 04, 2011

Live vs Dead - Eels

Live eels are worth more than dead ones, so when they are transported, they are kept alive with a little water and oxygen. Some diners even choose to have the specimen prepared in such a way, that it...
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global-drifter
Nov 09, 2010

"Ju Hu Eng Cai" - Cuttlefish with Kang Kong.

Cooked cuttlefish with boiled kang kong (vegetables) mixed with a special sweet peanut sauce. My favourite!The cooked kang kong and cuttlefish are cut into a bowl. Then a prawn paste if mixed up with...
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A2002
Aug 03, 2003

Musbuk (forgot how to spell).

Just pick and mix.Served with a special sauce, and loads of vegetables (mainly turnip).It is like an indian rojak. You just pick the type of food that you fancy, for example, prawn cracker, dried...
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A2002
Aug 03, 2003

Famous Penang Rojak.

Mixed vegetables and fruits mixed with a special prawn paste with lots of peanuts. I love this most!I would say this is a kind of salad that the westerners would call it. The difference is the sauce...
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A2002
Aug 03, 2003
 
 
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"Penang - Prince of Wales Island"
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"Penang - my birthplace"
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Things to Do Near Penang

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Kek Lok Si Temple

At the main temple, in the hall, all visitor are invite to make a new year wish. One have to pay RM1 or at your wish ( to pay more ) to get a wish ribbon, write down the name and additional wish (...
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Sri Maha-Mariamman Temple

This Hindu temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, built in 1833. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman, who has a following among south Indians. It contains fascinating...
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Penang Butterfly Farm -Closed until Dec, 2015.

In Penang Butterfly Farm, you can walk around freely in and invite all sorts of butterflies on your palm. There are so many butterflies and you enjoy seeing them with colorful wings. Its really an...
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Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people...
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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the...
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Chew Jetty

The Chew Jetty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers Penang and Melaka, and it is in brief a collection of stilt houses. It was first built more than 100 years ago as a clan jetty for...
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