Penang is my favorite holiday destination. Besides her glorious street food, she is blessed with a multi-cultural mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Baba Nyonya (Chinese muslim heritage from China). The island has wonderful beaches and hills. And most of all, the smiling people from all walks of life. Enjoy !
This was my recent stay in Penang. This view was taken from inside Golden Sands Resort Batu Feringgi.
We were given a complimentary English tea set because we waited too long for our checking in. They were running full house.
Penang will not be Penang without their popular 'Char Keow Teow' (fried noodles) This was delicious!
My wife's favorite is the Penang 'Assam Laksa'; an authentic sweet, sour and spicy noodles with fish, onions, lemongrass, mint leaves and more. Not to be miss.
Nagore Square is the official UNESCO Heritage area in Georgetown, Penang.
You can see many old buildings restored to her origin in the days of old.
One of a new dish I tried here at the UNESCO Heritage sight was the 'charcoal steamboat'. It is boiled with fish broth and all kinds of special herbs. Nice !
Yes, the durians. The harvest was plentiful this season. Here, we tried durians at Balik Pulau Penang.
Many of the durians can be found along the road side while driving along Balik Pulau.
This is marinated pork dish that we tried near our hotel at Batu Feringgi. There are lots of places where one can dine freely and not too expensive. Just go where the locals go.
Another local delicacies which is a must, is the Penang Prawn noodles. This is found almost anywhere in Georgetown Penang.
Golden Sands Resort Penang. The hotel was packed with tourist from the United Kingdom, Australia, Turkey and the Middle East.
This is a final picture I took at a fisherman's pier in Penang. This is what Penang is all about. ENJOY !