street art | street food
“Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. At its heart is diverse, cosmopolitan George Town, Penang Island’s main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades, from trishaws pedalling past watermarked Chinese shophouses to blue joss smoke perfuming the air. The freshest aspects of modern culture are present, too, in the exceptional art scene and free-spirited carnivals, all fed by an infectious local enthusiasm for Penang’s long history and kaleidoscope of cultures.” – Lonely Planet
Penang is renowned for its food scene and street food (hawker centers) are king. It has been dubbed some of the best street food in the world by outlets such as Forbes and CNN Travel. Make sure you know what to try and where the best place to find it is so you can get a literal taste of the city!