Penang in 1 Day! Penang, Malaysia Trip 2014

Okay, our trip is actually a 3D2N trip. However, the flight timing is quite bad such that we only have 1 full day to tour Penang. So, we focused on what we want to do and explored Penang, Georgetown only in 1 day. It’s a bit rushed but we enjoyed it 🙂

Morning

Rise and shine! We had breakfast at SiTiGun @ 30, Jalan Nagore. It is located near our hotel, Hotel Royal Penang and has very good reviews at Tripadvisor. We like both the homemade coffee and croissants.

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After that we start our exploration by hunting down the street art on Georgetown’s streets. We went along this route:  Lebuh Chulia > Lebuh Ah Quee > Lebuh Pantai > Lebuh Armenian > Chew jetty. We didn’t take photos of some of the famous ones as there were too many people crowding near the artwork. It’s a pity! There are stalls selling souvenirs and drinks along Lebuh Armenian too. One is grateful for the drink stalls on a hot day!

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Afternoon

We bought some souvenirs at this stall near Lebuh Chulia. The lady boss told us that they can bring us to the Interactive Museum for free. We were at first skeptical but the lady boss assured us that it’s a point system that the stall owners have with the museum. If they introduce the museum to tourists and bring them there, they will earn some points. So, we agreed and true enough they did brought us there for free and we were thankful to her 🙂

We had a great time at the Interactive Museum, doing silly poses with the 3D art. I must say it’s the highlight of our trip.

After the museum, we took a cab to the Blue Mansion, aka Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. We were early as the English guided tour starts at 3:30 pm. We decided to have lunch at a nearby coffeeshop. The coffeeshop still retains the look of the 80s and we like the ambience very much.

After lunch, we walked down to the Blue Mansion and the guide gave us an interesting history lesson on the owner, Cheong Fatt Tze and his many wives, as well as the fengshui behind the architecture.

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Evening & Night

Dinner at Gurney Drive. We had the famous Char Kway Teow from Stall 71, oyster omelette (Oh lua), satay and Indian Rojak. After dinner, we wrapped off the night with a movie at Plaza Gurney.

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