#1 Because you can't go overseas yet...we are still in RMCO
Obviously~ with the pandemic and everything, travelling overseas is definitely a no-no for now. But there's many places in Malaysia that is best for you to go have a short trip! Such as today's focus - Penang!
#2 All food is delicious!
There's a saying, you can order any food at any place in Penang, and it will not fail you. Well, some might disgree to that, but it seems true to many travelers. You might have tried all the famous dishes, such as Char Koay Teow, Penang Laksa, Ikan Bakar, Mee Goreng Mamak and hundreds more, but it's time to step up the food-hunting game! Here's some suggestion from a local Penangnites that you might want to add to your list :-
Ptt Street Koay Teow Thnd 椰脚粿条汤 (Non-halal)
Address : 183, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100 George Town, Penang.
Remarks : Be sure you reach there before 8am!
Bangkok Lane's Mee Goreng Mamak
Address : 280, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Remarks : You can try "Mee Goreng Tambah Kuah"
Medan Selera Tanjung Bunga's Nasi Melayu Lidiana
Address : Pesiaran Tanjung Bunga, Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Remarks : It is right opposite the famous Masjid Terapung
Address : 171-J, Jalan Argyll, 10450, George Town, Penang (Opposite Livingston Tower)
Remarks : TAKEAWAY ONLY! You may call 012-4512354 to pre-order.
#3 IG worthy Photo spots
Yes, you've probably have a pendrive full of photos when you last visit Penang, and thinking that you might have taken photos of all the places. Worry not, you will need another pendrive after this trip!
Just to name a few :-
Norm Micro Roastery
Address : 13, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Remarks : Don't get confused, there are 2 Norm cafe in Penang, and this newly opened cafe will surely be Insta worthy.
The Prestige Hotel
Remarks : Not that you have to spent a night there only can get your new IG photo, but just the outside of the hotel is nice enough. And it is right opposite Norm Micro Roastery!
The Habitat Penang Hill
Remarks : There's a entrance fees for this, but it's quite worth it.
Jambatan Harapan Spiral Bridge
Remarks : A lovely footbridge with lights and sea side view. Also, there's a new installation! And it is near to Queensbay Mall.
#4 Chilling beach
Plenty of beach spots in Penang. There's the forever famous Batu Ferringhi beach. Furhter up north, there's Monkey Beach and Pantai Kerachut which probably has less tourists but splendid view. Or if you are looking for something nearer to the town, you can always visit the Tanjung Bungah beach. If you are an island lover, you can visit Pulau Jerejak as well.
#5 Theme park is back
As the government has allowed all the theme parks to start, why not have an adventurous trip to Escape Theme Park in Penang? There's plenty of activities you can participate at Escape, such as high ropes course, zip lines, slides, a climbing tower, and they have kid-friendly attractions as well, which is an amazing option for parents. Also, they have water theme park as well. What's more? The world longest tube water slide is in Escape! So why not have a short escape to Escape?
Anyway anyhow, remember to keep your mask close to your face and stay hygienic!
We are still in the midst of fighting the virus. So it is important to keep ourselves safe at all times.