On the Ground 

No hire care needed as the hotel is very centrally located in Georgetown, and we can use either a local bus or Grab when needed 

Grab = has taken over Uber in Malaysia.

From the airport to our Georgetown hotel should be around RM 20 - 25.

Getting there

Fly Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur

  • Depart Tuesday 10 JUL @ 9:25 am 

  • Arrive Tuesday 10 JUL @ 12:05 pm 

    • Flying time 2hrs 40 mins 

 

Layover for 2.5 hours at KLIA2 airport 

 

Fly Kuala Lumpur to Penang 

  • Depart Tuesday 10 JUL @ 2:35 pm 

  • Arrive Tuesday 10 JUL @ 3:35 pm 

    • Flying time 1hr

Where to stay 

Nam Keng Hotel, Georgetown

  • 1 x superior twin room 

  • 1 x deluxe king room

  • Continental Breakfast included

  • Boutique hotel with only 8 rooms

  • Room facilities include:

    • flat screen TV

    • free in-room wi-fi 

    • free bottled water

    • coffee & tea making facilities

    • Hairdryer

    • International plugs

    • in-room safety deposit box 

Religious sights

Khoo Kongsi

  • short for Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, an ornate Chinese clan temple & Museum

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

  • Built in 1833, the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, and features sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and facade.

Goddess of Mercy Temple

  • Elaborate Taoist temple dating to 1728

St. George's Church

  • This 19th-century place of worship is known as the first Anglican church in Southeast Asia.

 

a little further down the road....

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

  • Burmese-style Buddhist temple, founded in 1803, with elaborate, colorful stupas & sculptures.

Wat Chaiyamangkalaram

  • Thai Buddhist temple with 10 foot long relining Buddha

Up Penang Hill....

Kek Lok Si

  • a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang facing the sea and commanding an impressive view, and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia

General Sightseeing

Penang hill

travel by funicular up to this old British hill station for views, nature, history, the Kek Lok Si temple and food & drink.

Penang Street Art

try to find all the colourful murals around Georgetown.

Hin Bus Depot

an arts and events space, most popular on a Sunday when there is a market but also worth visiting during the week for cafes and art galleries

Fort Cornwallis

Built by the British East India Company in lat 1700s. Largest standing fort in Malaysia.

Little India

like going to India, but just a little bit.

Colourful neighbourhood with dozens of shops & vendors for Indian clothing, jewellery & street food. Starts around Sri Mahamariamman Temple

 

Chulia St

Very popular at night for street food, hub for cheap sleep and eats. Less than 100mtrs from hotel.

Armenian St

a narrow street in the entre of the UNESCO area of Georgetown, has a Saturday night street fair

with performers and market stalls. Armenians arrived via India over 200yrs ago.

Beach St

On Sunday's "Occupy Beach Street", closed to traffic, market and activities - until around 1pm.

Museums

There are so many museums in Georgetown, some sound a bit dumb but there may be one that is worth a visit....

 

Upside down Museum

As per the title, filled with upside down rooms, get a photo in each room, flip them round and you can be standing on the ceiling in a kitchen, bathroom etc

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

- RM20 - open 9.30-5.00

the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. 

Penang House of Music

A celebration of Penang's glorious musical heritage and cultural diversity with carefully curated exhibitions and interactive features.

Colonial Penang Museum

Experience the unique lifestyle of both the British Administrators & the wealthy merchants, appreciate the intricate art form from the past and the influence of British to our Penangites.

Asia Camera Museum

Explore more than 1000 cameras and photographic accessories that you may never seen before.The majority of cameras are antique cameras.

Wonderfood Museum

a kitsch, kooky and in-depth look at the city’s unique food culture with larger-than-life displays of Malaysian dishes. 

Ghost Museum Penang

a themed ghost story scenes featuring mannequins, plus costumes for visitors to wear for photos.

3D Trick Art Museum

themed decorated rooms designed for funny optical ilusion photos

IBox Glass Museum

Creative glass art pieces are displayed at this compact museum offering custom-made souvenirs.

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