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Must visit place in PENANG & MALACCA

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1. Posted by Dakie_cute (Budding Member 41 posts) 9y

hi, can anyone give me a idea what place must visit in PENANG and MALACCA.

rgd's
Dakie

2. Posted by brumlee (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

just the town center in Penang is good place to see. take some side streets and get lost in the backstreets to find some amazing things. Also Penang hill is worth a visit. You can get very cheap taxi for the whole day and the driver will know exactly the places to show you. Ask the price before you get in the taxi and haggle.Never accept the first price your offered.

3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 9y

Other than Penang Hill which brumlee had suggested, you should try Kek Lok Si Temple. And after you had visited the temple, just walk down to the market area which is just a walking distance to enjoy the local food (Asam Laksa). Its the famous one!!!;)

4. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 9y

Dakie,

Listed below are the places of attractions that you can consider visiting while in Penang but usually for locals like me, Penang is a food haven because in those nook and crannies, you can find awesome hawker food.

Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi for beaches (tourist spots)

Batik Factory and Butterfly Farm in Teluk Bahang

Penang Hill

Kek Lok Si and the Snake Temple

Gurney Drive

As for Malacca, you can check out ---

The Stadthuys

Colourful trishaws

St. Paul's Church

A 'Famosa (Porta de Santiago)

The Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum

Jonkers Street (very famous for the antique shops)

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 7, 2007, at 7:12 PM by Kyels ]

5. Posted by Dakie_cute (Budding Member 41 posts) 9y

hi,kyels.opospa,brumlee

Thank's for all ur input.
already noted to my trip plan.
i can not wait to start my trip.....:):)

rgd's
Dakie

6. Posted by Kyels (Budding Member 69 posts) 9y

Have fun Dakie!!!

7. Posted by suzy (Full Member 24 posts) 8y

Hi Dakie_cute,
I fell in love with Penang the second I arrived, especially Georgetown. Many wonderful places there, all within walking distances. Have a go re-living the past of Penang by staying at night at Cheong Fatt Tze mansion. You will get a chance to live in a 200 year old Chinese Baroque mansion that has been so gloriously conserved. No rooms are alike and the staff are the best. (They will know if you have come back or not and will not shut the gates until you do) And you should have a feel at the room keys they give you!

Batu Ferringhi is too over run by crass tourist that you might throw up. All the stalls sells pretty much the same thing, so don't expect much. In fact, most of the goods are imported from Thailand anyway.

You should spend an afternoon at the Spice Garden Cafe. The cafe is perched on a cliff and the floor is cantilevered; so much that your view is surrounded by ocean. The jungle canopy becomes your roof and as you look upward, your are greeted by dangling dreamcatchers from the branches. Just be careful in the afternoons, because it seems to be the monkeys feeding time in the trees above you.(Did I mention that they have WiFi here?).

Or, I would just suggest that you just wander in Georgetown because there are many hidden pathways and treats in the backlanes.

8. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

My favourite thing in Malacca is the satay place where they have pots of boiling satay sauce and oil mix, and you dip skewers of raw stuff into it, a bit like a big satay fondue. Make sure you try some Baba-Nyonya food too, it's really good.

The Sultanate Palace is an interesting reconstruction, and the Chinatown area is fun.

Also in Malacca I saw an enormous monitor lizard swimming down the river, but I guess you can't plan for that.

As for Georgetown, I'd like to second the recommendation of Cheong Fatt Tze's Mansion, do a guided tour even if you don't get to stay there.