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24 Hrs Trip to Penang Island for a Great Travel Experience in Malaysia

By Ashik Gosaliya
24 Hrs Trip to Penang Island for a Great Travel Experience in Malaysia

Penang Island is one of those islands which is known for its urban vibrancy and cultural lavishness amongst all the Malaysian territories. The place is filled with splendour and delight that has kept itself rooted in the cultural heritage while making giant leaps as a cosmopolitan territory. To travel all this within the meagre time duration of 24 hours may sound very difficult and one got to accept that it is indeed quite a challenging task to an extent but not impossible if you gave it a very well articulated plan.

Penang will not be able to captivate you but also satisfy your travel instincts without letting your wallet empty. The place is perfect for budget-conscious travellers with quaint accommodations you can easily get with the cheapest hotel deals using the Coupon Malaysia. If you just have 24 hours in your hand and wish to plan a trip to Penang? Here is a mini guide for your help to explore the best that you can do in the limited time that you would have in your hand.

Morning Kick

24 Hrs Trip to Penang Island for a Great Travel Experience in Malaysia

To begin your trip in Penang from the early Morning, you should start with the Georgetown. Kick-start your day in Penang by exploring Georgetown's Lebuh Armenian, Love Lane and Lebuh Muntri heritage streets - on foot or trishaw. Here you'll find plenty of well-preserved temples and museums with vibrant artwork by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevi, adorning the narrow walkways. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, standout attractions in Georgetown include the blue-hued Penang Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Peranakan Museum, Kuan Yin Temple, Khoo Kongsi clan house and Kapitan Keling Mosque. Lastly, make your way to the Clan Jetties, which is a series of six wooden jetties that are more than 100 years old. Do note, however, that people still live in this water village so be mindful when you take pictures.


24 Hrs Trip to Penang Island for a Great Travel Experience in Malaysia
No trip to Penang is complete without sampling its diverse range of dessert offerings, all of which are best enjoyed during the scorching afternoon. Definite must-tries include the smooth and creamy cendol at Penang Road's Famous Teochew Chendul, Kafe Kek Seng's ais Kacang, and Apom Balik at Apong Guan, Burma Road. Georgetown is also the place to visit remnants of colonial structures such as Malaysia's largest standing fort, Fort Cornwallis and the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, both of which are well-preserved relics from the British colonial era. To reach these historical landmarks, it is a 15-minute walk from the Penang Clan Jetties.


24 Hrs Trip to Penang Island for a Great Travel Experience in Malaysia
After a day of sightseeing in Georgetown, take a 10-minute taxi ride to Gurney Drive's most popular shopping malls, namely Gurney Paragon Mall and Gurney Plaza. Set along Persiaran Gurney, the former is a seafront complex that houses more than 40 fashion boutiques and 30 restaurants while the latter houses the Golden Screen Cinemas Cineplex and 380 stores with upmarket brands such as Versace, Fossil, and Coach. Gurney Drive is also the place to get your to fill with fresh seafood and hawker cuisine in Penang, so make sure you head to Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (next to Gurney Plaza) for dinner. Open from evening till late, this al fresco food court houses numerous stalls selling char key Teow (stir-fried rice noodles), curry mee, Assam laksa (noodles in a fish-based sour broth), and rojak (a fruit and vegetable salad dish).


24 Hrs Trip to Penang Island for a Great Travel Experience in Malaysia
The best way to end your one-day excursion in Penang is by partying the night away with the locals and fellow travellers. Penang Upper Road is hailed as the centre of Georgetown's nightlife, where rows of pubs and nightclubs come alive with vibrant lights, burlesque shows, and resident DJs spinning dance-worthy tunes until the hours of the morning. So the limited that you would be having will get utilized to the very best of the possibilities, but for the better, it is always insisted to get more time the next time you visit the place. The first trip would also help you plan a better tour itinerary for the second time and you may even get all your booking done in advance using the Klook Promo to ensure the best travel offers and discounts on your package and save as much as you can.

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