Known as one of the most beautiful cities in Malaysia, Penang is becoming a favorite destination of many tourists thanks to its delicious cuisine, charming scenery and a rich culture. With 24 hours exploring Penang by bicycle, you will have an opportunity to discover many exciting things in the paradise island where is recognized as a heritage city by UNESCO. Let hire a bike and start your journey.
8h30: Start your day with breakfast on Lebuh Chulia Street. Fresh Bagel bread baked in wood stove and a glass of water will be a perfect suggestion for you. You can find this dish at any coffee shops in here. However, do not eat too much because besides this dish, there are a lot of delicious foods in Penang you should try.
9h30: After breakfast, cross the street and go down Lorong Carnarvon Street, you will see many stalls at the market selling fresh products. It is just a small street but very bustling, so you will never feel regret when cycling through here. Do not forget to taste a siphon pot coffee and pastries (including macaron, tart cakes and cheese).
10h: Lebuh Armenian is a heaven of modern handicraft shops such as Studio Howard, Fuan Wong and carved jewelry shop Jonathan Yun while Galeri Seni Mutiara is the place of a current exhibition. The narrow street displays many artworks of the most famous artists in Malaysia.
Opposite Yap Kongsi is China Jose with a huge collection of art and furniture design books. You also may take a few hours to explore street art, houses and tall towers.
12h: After exploring Lebuh Armenian, a simple lunch will give you energy to continue your journey in the afternoon. Traditional eateries at Lebuh Armenian intersection and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling are the perfect place to enjoy some popular Malaysia’s street foods.
Find an empty table or sit with local people, they will introduce to you some delicious to enjoy and order a cup of local coffee with a little caffeine and condensed milk.
14h: Continue to go Lebuh Pantai coastal city. Along the street you will see many artistic works made from metal. Little India is an Indian community covered with colors, traffics and noise. Let taste a cup os Madras coffee ỏ Marsala tea and revive with traditional snacks of Indian.
15h: From Littke India area, ride to Lorong Stewart temple. This street and Lebuh Muntri street have lots of stunning dishes for you choose. Take a rest, enjoy coffee then continue journey and stop at No.41 Living Story on Love Lane Street to visit a special handicraft shop in here.
Whether you love to go to modern shopping centers or traditional markets and street stalls, Penang will satisfy all your requirements. George Tower is best place for those who want to buy antiques and with those who love the classic, this city also home to one of the oldest markets and grocery stories on the island.
Being a commercial port with rich history, shopping in Penang is really interesting and attractive. Some local products that are worthy to buy as a gift for your family include Chinese traditional herbs, specialties of the island – white coffee, durian coffee, antiques and local handicraft products.
Penang at night
Penang becomes more bustling than ever after sunset. All of shopping centers and shops open until 10pm. Before ending up your journey, you stomach lining with a snack at any street dining area or coffee shop.
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