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.

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

Running out of time to see & do it all? See this quick and handy Top Ten Guide to our favourites. 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...

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 Restaurants Top 10 Restaurants

Penang’s status as Malaysia’s unofficial food capital means that there’s no shortage of restaurants and street hawkers serving up good food. Hawker stalls dish out the cheapest meals. Read More...

Top 10 Nightlife Top 10 Nightlife

From Batu Ferringhi’s tourist track to Upper Penang Road’s extensive stretch dotted with watering holes, Penang has no shortage of after-dark spots. Read More...

Top 10 Shopping Top 10 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 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 in places you least expect to find them, 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 an authentic kopitiam, or enjoy a dinner of shared tapas in a heritage mansion, our list of Georgetown's 10 Best Restaurants is sure to point you in the right direction. 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...


Best go Gurney Drive

Top 10 Restaurants In Gurney Top 10 Restaurants In Gurney

When it comes to gastronomic experiences, Gurney Drive is well-known as the all-day hawker food capital of Malaysia. However, it also offers some of the most tantalizing array of seafood and fine dining in Penang. Read More...


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