Penang Top 10s

The Best of Penang: An Overview

When visiting a destination, some things you can do without, while some things are considered the essence of a place – so much so that to miss them would be as good as not having been to that destination in the first place. The same goes with Malaysia’s heritage island, Penang.

Featuring an interesting and eclectic mix of cultural, historical and natural attractions, Penang offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Listed below are ten of the island’s must-see attractions that you must cover in your itinerary if you wish to experience Penang in a short space of time.


Newest TOP10 in Penang

Batu Ferringhi Everything Top 10 everything Batu Ferringhi

An unquestionably tranquil place, Batu Ferringhi is a seaside strip known for its white sand beaches, but it also has its fair share of great things to see and do, and places to eat and drink. Read More...

 
Top 10 everything Georgetown

Size is not everything and pedestrian-friendly Georgetown proves that. A city with a wealth of creativity, our expert editors have crafted lists of the ten best places to see, dine at, shop and party in Penang's capital! Read More...

Top 10 everything Gurney Drive

An exhilarating combination of breathtaking views, tantalising delicacies, and nocturnal hotspots, experience the best of Gurney Drive with our top ten shops, restaurants, nightlife and attractions! Read More...

Popular Top 10S
Top 10 'Must See' Attractions 10 Best Penang Attractions

Penang is bathed in history and filled with lots of great attractions. Our list of Top 10 Things to Do in Penang will help you explore some of its best offerings, from family-friendly parks to cultural attractions. Read More...

 
Top 10 Nightlife 10 Best Penang Nightlife

Rooftop lounges, beach bars, night markets, temples and sunset cruises are just a few of the not-to-be-missed Top 10 Nightlife Experiences in Penang. Read More...

Top 10 Shopping 10 Best Penang Shopping

With shopping podiums scattered all over and an abundance of street markets, Penang’s retail landscape is almost as comprehensive as KL’s. Check out some of the most popular shopping places in Penang. Read More...

 
Top 10 Restaurants 10 Best Penang Restaurants

Penang is an island best known as Malaysia’s unofficial food capital, and with several top notch dining rooms opening in Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi this year, we have devised this list of the Top 10 Penang Restaurants. Read More...

10 Best Heritage Hotels in Penang

Penang is an island state filled with top range hotels and plenty of old world charm; here, we list out our favourite heritage hotels, from high end grand dames to quirky boutique offerings. Read More...

 
Top 5 Tours in Penang Top 8 Tours in Penang

Running out of time to see & do it all? See this quick and handy tour guide which will help you to find out the best tours available in Penang. Read More...

Useful Top 10's
5 Best Nightclubs In Penang

Penang has an eclectic nightlife scene that will help make your night out an unforgettable experience. Enjoy an array of nightclubs, from weekly tango lessons in a Latin dance club to EDM grooves in a neon-lit basement. Read More...

 
5 Best Batu Ferringhi Hotels Under $100

We list out the 5 Best Batu Ferringhi Hotels Under $100, each offering the right price point, fronting the beach and tricked out perks that will make you never want to leave. Read More...

5 Best Beach Bars

From Georgetown to Jalan Batu Ferringhi, we have handpicked the 5 Best Beach Bars in Penang – the top spots for watching the sunset and listening to the ocean’s waves, while sipping on a candy-coloured cocktail or ice cold beer. Read More...

 
5 Great Cocktail Bars

From revolving rooftop penthouses overlooking Penang, to quirky hipster hangouts in the backstreets, our 5 handpicked cocktail bars offer so much more than just shaken up liquor poured into a glass. Read More...

5 Best Daytime Activities

Penang is not just all about culture and beaches: let us turn your dreamy island getaway into an action-filled adventure with these 5 fun daytime activities. Read More...

 
5 Great Penang Markets

The perfect places to get bargains on local handicrafts, souvenirs, and even street side snacks, our list of 5 Great Penang Markets are uniquely different from one another, each offering a different shopping experience. Read More...

5 Best Beachfront Restaurants in Penang

Offering top notch food and unobstructed views of the ocean, our guide to the 5 Best Beachfront Restaurants in Penang lists the hottest seafront tables that you really need to know about right now. Read More...

 
5 Best Penang Kopitiams 5 Best Penang Kopitiams

Leave Penang’s plethora of hipsters java joints behind with these 5 great Kopitiams, all serving up traditional coffee and flavourful buttered kaya toast just the way it should be. Read More...

5 Great Hawker Centres

Serving up inexpensive, richly flavoured cuisine, our list of the 5 Great Hawker Centres in Penang comprises food courts that have concentrations of the best street side food vendors on the island. Read More...

 
Best Georgetown Nasi Kandar

Malaysians will tell you that the best nasi kandar can be enjoyed in Penang and, predictably, there is hardly a shortage of restaurants specialising n this dish on the island. Read More...

 

Top 10 Hotels
Top 10 Best Hotels Top 10 Best Hotels

Compiled a list of Penang’s Top Ten beachfront and city hotels and resorts – their flawless service and value for money facilities make them stand apart from the usual run-of-the-mill ventures. Read More...

 
Top 10 Luxury Hotels Top 10 Luxury Hotels

So treat yourself to the very best and you won't regret it. Have a look through our Top Ten Luxury Hotel listings and decide just where you'd like to be treated like a rock star. Read More...

Top 10 Beach Hotels Top 10 Beach Hotels

Having your hotel by a beach is therefore a prerequisite for beach lovers so have a look at our Top Ten Beach Hotel listings to see which one you'd prefer for that ideal break. Read More...

 
Top 10 Family Hotels Top 10 Family Hotels

Ask any mum or dad and they'll tell you that, without the required amenities and facilities, holidaying with kids can be more tiring than staying at home. Read More...

Top 10 Central Hotels Top 10 Central Hotels

The central district hotels reflect this disparity - after all, this is where you can find the colonial and majestic Eastern and Oriental Hotel and the futuristic and clean-lined Cititel. Read More...

 
Top 10 Budget Hotels Top 10 Budget Hotels

It's the same story with accommodation and if you choose to go budget you'll find that there is no shortage of choices of one-, two- and three-star hotels made to fit your budget and wallet. Read More...

Top 10 Penang By Areas

Best of Georgetown

Top 10 Attractions In Georgetown Top 10 Attractions In Georgetown

Georgetown is an island state with no shortage of great local sights, ranging from inspiring cultural attractions to some pretty quirky artwork - check out our Top Ten favourites! Read More...

 
Top 10 Restaurants In Georgetown Top 10 Restaurants In Georgetown

Whether you are looking to have a leisurely lunch with locals in a kopitiam, or enjoy a dinner of shared tapas in a heritage mansion, check out our list of Georgetown's 10 Best Restaurants. Read More...

Top 10 Night Spots in Georgetown Top 10 Night Spots in Georgetown

No matter your music, DJ, cocktail and club-type preference, Georgetown’s after-dark spots caters to all: check out our list of the best places to get footloose. Read More...

 
Top 10 Shopping In Georgetown Top 10 Shopping In Georgetown

Georgetown is Penang’s premier shopping destination with retail therapy offerings from street markets and independent stores to mega malls. Read More...

Top 10 Hotels In Georgetown Top 10 Hotels In Georgetown

Whether you are looking for a hip and quirky budget hotel with lots of pizzazz or heritage houses that put you in mind regal palaces befitting maharajas, our pick of Georgetown's Top 10 Hotels will certainly please all... Read More...

   

Best of Batu Ferringhi

Top 10 Attractions in Batu Ferringhi Top 10 Attractions in Batu Ferringhi

From learning how to batik-paint, visiting a charming butterfly farm, to enjoying watery thrills and spills in an amusement park, Batu Ferringhi has something for everyone. Read More...

 
Top 10 Nightlife in Batu Ferringhi Top 10 Nightlife in Batu Ferringhi

Teasing the ocean’s edge is Batu Ferringhi, a beachfront strip with gorgeous views, some of Penang Island’s most glamorous hotels and the best known street market. Read More...

Top 10 Restaurants in Batu Ferringhi Top 10 Restaurants in Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is sure to impress with its array of cuisine offerings from an informal and sedate food court with tasty hawker offerings to fine dining restaurants with superlative international flavours. Read More...

 
Top 10 Hotels In Batu Ferringhi Top 10 Hotels In Batu Ferringhi

We list down our top ten picks of the best hotels Batu Ferringhi has to offer - they range from romantic, honeymoon-suitable resorts, to vacation rentals perfect for large families. Read More...

Best of Gurney Drive

Top 10 Attractions In Gurney Top 10 Attractions In Gurney

After having your fill of tasty hawker food, head on to our top ten attractions - from religious institutions dating back to the 1800s to World War II relics - all within driving distances from Gurney Drive! Read More...

 
Top 10 Restaurants In Gurney Top 10 Restaurants In Gurney

When it comes to gastronomic experiences, Gurney Drive offers some of Penang’s most tantalising fare, ranging from hawker food to fine dining. Check out our Top Ten favourites! Read More...

Top 10 Nightlife In Gurney Top 10 Nightlife In Gurney

For night owls who are craving a pint of their favourite draughts, check out our top ten after-dark gems located along the ever-bustling Gurney Drive! Read More...

 
Top 10 Shopping In Gurney Top 10 Shopping In Gurney

Offering an exciting shopping experience in Gurney Drive, here are our favourite shopping malls and retail outlets catered to shoppers with unique needs and preferences. Read More...

Top 10 Hotels in Gurney Drive Top 10 Hotels in Gurney Drive

From the luxurious The Northam All Suite Penang to the all-time favourite G Hotel, our Top 10 Hotels in Gurney Drive perfectly cater to different preferences and budgets without compromising comfort and quality. Read More...

   

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