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Nov 3rd, 2013, 11:07 PM
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A weekend in Penang

I have not traveled to Penang for more than a decade. I understand it has really become quite cool. My wife are enjoy the arts and I hear of new enclaves. Would appreciate some advise from Penang savvy Fodorites! I have been booked into the Rasa Sayang in Batu Ferringhi. Also of course, where to eat eat and whats new apart form Guerney Drive and Jalan Tikus.
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Nov 4th, 2013, 12:09 AM
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We were there last month and really enjoyed cycling around the old town taking pictures of the recent (a couple of years ago) street arts. There's also a complex of converted shop houses call "China House" that sells food, cakes and paintings which had a nice relaxing atmosphere near the Armenian Street. Food was not that good but the cakes were!

There's a new mall on Guerney drive but the shops were not that interesting.

Sadly I did not find any restaurant that I like in Penang and the street food did not "wow" me either.
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Nov 4th, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Thanks Hanuman. Will look at China House.
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Nov 17th, 2013, 12:55 AM
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We're heading to Penang in early March and I bookmarked the following which may or may not be useful. A walking tour by the Penang Heritage Trust, a cooking school and an article on street food. Disappointed to hear Hanuman wasn't impressed.

Not sure when you're going but look forward to hearing about your trip.


http://www.pht.org.my/?page_id=691
http://www.pickles-and-spices.com/co...ood-class.html
http://www.gourmettraveller.com.au/t...ang,-malaysia/

There's also a lot on Penang on the EatingAsia website
http://eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/penang/
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