Pulau Tikus is an area of Penang that we weren't aware of the first time we visited George Town. Tucked behind Gurney Drive, it's traditionally where Thai and Burmese migrants settled and is now an upmarket suburb of George Town. A good starting point to explore this area is to… Read more of "Pulau Tikus, Penang"
After a few days of downtime in Darwin, we rushed off to meet Colin's family in Penang for our next adventure. We spent the first few days exploring George Town, happy to find that it was just as good as we remembered and that everyone else loved it too. Check… Read more of "Penang State National Park"
One of the reasons that George Town is such a great place to walk around is the street art. From tiny sketches tucked around corners to huge murals on buildings, there is art everywhere and new pieces are popping up all the time. George Town's street art scene kicked off… Read more of "Street art in George Town"
A short bus ride from George Town is Kek Lok Si, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. It's best to set off fairly early before it gets too hot, as there's lots of steps to climb, and the temple gets much busier in the afternoon. You can catch buses… Read more of "Kek Lok Si temple"
Our first night in George Town was a bit of a disappointment. We headed out full of excitement to explore the food capital of Malaysia. We ended up with one small plate of noodles that we ate as quickly as we could while a drink vendor shouted at us. There… Read more of "The best street food in Asia?"
The clan jetties in George Town are floating villages built on stilts above the water. The houses were built by Chinese immigrants who came over to Penang to find work as fishermen, and then settled in areas determined by their clans. These days, the younger generations have mostly moved out… Read more of "Exploring Penang's clan jetties"