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Visit, Discover & Enjoy Penang, and Everywhere Else!

Hello and welcome to Penang Travel Tips, the guide to visit, discover and enjoy Penang, and my personal online encyclopedia of the world!

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My name is Timothy Tye, or simply Tim. Because of this website, people call me "Mr Penang." Penang Travel Tips is my own online encyclopedia of Penang and elsewhere else on earth. As of today, I have described and . This website has a Sight Directory of Penang listing 3635 Penang sights, a Business Directory of Penang listing 202 types of businesses in Penang, and a Street Directory listing 724 streets in Penang. And that's not all. Also within this website is an online, audio-enabled Penang Hokkien Dictionary with over 5,500 words.

This website and everything in it was created for one purpose: to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me, but it has since grown to become my personal encyclopedia

The information on this website goes back to 2003 and has been updated numerous times. As of 22 March, 2017, Penang Travel Tips has 20,018 pages and receives some 2,000,000 page views per month. It is often used as reference material not only by tourists but also by the locals, students, teachers, journalists, just about anybody seeking information about Penang and elsewhere.

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 Top Tips

If you are visiting Penang but has no time to do your homework, you've reached the right place. I'm doing it for you. Listed here are the top sights in Penang.

12 Top Tourist Attractions in Penang

If you are visiting Penang and do not have too much time, here's my recommendation of the 12 top tourist attractions in Penang for you to visit.


12 Top Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

You are visiting Kuala Lumpur and don't have time to see much. To help you, let me offer you this recommendation of the 12 top tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur for you to visit.


10 Top Tourist Attractions in Selangor

Planning a visit to Selangor soon? Here's my recommendation of 10 top tourist attractions for you to consider.


 Getting to know Penang

Of the almost 20,000 pages on this website, some 7,000 is about Penang and just Penang. So, that's a lot about Penang to discover. Administratively, Penang State is divided into five main districts called the Northeast District (Daerah Timur Laut), Southwest District (Daerah Barat Daya), North Penang Mainland (Seberang Perai Utara), Central Penang Mainland (Seberang Perai Tengah) and South Penang Mainland (Seberang Perai Selatan). To help you find your way, I have grouped the places in Penang by the following major towns.

Timothy Tye's Penang Eating Tips

Timothy Tye's Penang Eating Tips

Penang is famous as a street food destination, so I am often asked, what I like to eat. Since this same question is being repeated to me over and over, I decided to create a page to answer it, so that I never have to do it in person ever again!


Location of places in Penang on the map

 List of Places in Penang

  1. GEORGE TOWN (GPS: 5.41921, 100.34404)
  3. Air Itam, Penang Island (GPS: 5.40567, 100.28307)
  4. Alma, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.32987, 100.4781)
  5. Ara Kuda, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.43802, 100.51307)
  6. Bagan Ajam, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.43747, 100.38071)
  7. Bagan Dalam, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.39264, 100.36991)
  8. Bagan Lalang, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.43118, 100.39702)
  9. Bagan Luar, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.41051, 100.37083)
  10. Bagan Nyior, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.32621, 100.41877)
  11. Balik Pulau, Penang Island (GPS: 5.35067, 100.23478)
  12. Bandar Cassia, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.25601, 100.43386)
  13. Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.37769, 100.39776)
  14. Bandar Perda, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.36576, 100.43519)
  15. Bandar Sri Pinang, Penang Island (GPS: 5.39762, 100.32767)
  16. Bandar Tasek Mutiara, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.2778, 100.49243)
  17. Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island (GPS: 5.47295, 100.24735)
  18. Batu Kawan, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.26481, 100.43598)
  19. Batu Lanchang, Penang Island (GPS: 5.39226, 100.30889)
  20. Batu Maung, Penang Island (GPS: 5.28491, 100.2875)
  21. Batu Uban, Penang Island (GPS: 5.28491, 100.2875)
  22. Bayan Baru, Penang Island (GPS: 5.32621, 100.29225)
  23. Bayan Lepas, Penang Island (GPS: 5.29487, 100.25954)
  24. Berapit, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.39774, 100.49416)
  25. Bukit Berangan, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.43565, 100.47185)
  26. Bukit Gambir, Penang Island (GPS: 5.37112, 100.29693)
  27. Bukit Gedung, Penang Island (GPS: 5.31563, 100.28393)
  28. Bukit Jambul, Penang Island (GPS: 5.34031, 100.28307)
  29. Bukit Mertajam, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.36552, 100.46056)
  30. Bukit Minyak, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.32874, 100.44836)
  31. Bukit Tambun, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.2762, 100.46545)
  32. Bukit Tengah, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.33839, 100.43057)
  33. Bukit Tok Alang, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.44309, 100.47732)
  34. Bumbung Lima, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.5568, 100.4356)
  35. Butterworth, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.39552, 100.36688)
  36. Cherok Tokun, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.34683, 100.48665)
  37. Ekor Kuching, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.54358, 100.52584)
  38. Farlim, Penang Island (GPS: 5.39238, 100.28537)
  39. Gelugor, Penang Island (GPS: 5.38003, 100.30785)
  40. Gertak Sanggul, Penang Island (GPS: 5.28156, 100.19025)
  41. Jarak Atas, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.45038, 100.48001)
  42. Jarak Tengah, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.45403, 100.47679)
  43. Jawi, Penang Mainland (GPS: )
  44. Jelutong, Penang Island (GPS: 5.38951, 100.31298)
  45. Juru, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.31634, 100.44396)
  46. Kepala Batas, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.51666, 100.42552)
  47. Kuala Juru, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.34031, 100.40897)
  48. Kubang Menderung, Penang Mainland (GPS: )
  49. Kubang Semang, Penang Mainland (GPS: )
  50. Lima Kongsi, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.24045, 100.50648)
  51. Machang Bubok, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.33941, 100.51043)
  52. Mak Mandin, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.424423, 100.392713)
  53. Mengkuang, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.40338, 100.49388)
  54. Mengkuang Titi, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.41405, 100.49175)
  55. Mount Erskine, Penang Island (GPS: 5.44375, 100.30285)
  56. Nibong Tebal, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.17009, 100.47861)
  57. Padang Lalang, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.365168, 100.448287)
  58. Padang Menora, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.45688, 100.47332)
  59. Pajak Song, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.500556, 100.426105)
  60. Paya Terubong, Penang Island (GPS: 5.37388, 100.2757)
  61. Pekan Darat, Penang Mainland (GPS: )
  62. Penaga, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.52768, 100.38147)
  63. Penanti, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.40504, 100.46543)
  64. Perai, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.38778, 100.38162)
  65. Permatang Batu, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.36435, 100.43229)
  66. Permatang Binjai, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.49978, 100.39573)
  67. Permatang Buluh, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.48549, 100.42613)
  68. Permatang Damar Laut, Penang Island (GPS: 5.28192, 100.25848)
  69. Permatang Haji Hassan, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.48606, 100.43283)
  70. Permatang Keriang, Penang Mainland (GPS:5.56457, 100.36759)
  71. Permatang Kuala, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.50546, 100.3919)
  72. Permatang Nibong, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.38995, 100.43706)
  73. Permatang Pak Elong, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.50668, 100.40248)
  74. Permatang Pasir, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.42, 100.43671)
  75. Permatang Pauh, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.41058, 100.41329)
  76. Permatang Rambai, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.5269, 100.39495)
  77. Permatang Rawa, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.36868, 100.44984)
  78. Permatang Sintok, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.51551, 100.40244)
  79. Permatang Sungai Dua, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.46439, 100.42969)
  80. Permatang Tinggi, Simpang Ampat, SPS, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.30101, 100.47704)
  81. Permatang Tinggi, Kepala Batas, SPU, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.54395, 100.43475)
  82. Permatang Tok Gelam, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.4895, 100.39785)
  83. Permatang Tok Jaya, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.45764, 100.40123)
  84. Permatang Tok Mahat, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.13211, 100.48058)
  85. Pulau Mertajam, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.57152, 100.36244)
  86. Pulau Tikus, Penang Island (GPS: 5.43165, 100.31181)
  87. Relau, Penang Island (GPS: 5.33012, 100.27698)
  88. Seberang Jaya, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.39522, 100.39924)
  89. Simpang Ampat, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.26481, 100.43598)
  90. Sungai Ara, Penang Island (GPS: 5.32429, 100.27191)
  91. Sungai Bakap, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.26481, 100.43598)
  92. Sungai Batu, Penang Island (GPS: 5.28591, 100.24073)
  93. Sungai Dua, Penang Island (GPS: 5.35172, 100.29856)
  94. Sungai Dua, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.44528, 100.42965)
  95. Sungai Keluang, Penang Island (GPS: 5.31489, 100.28573)
  96. Sungai Lembu, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.35636, 100.52061)
  97. Sungai Nibong, Penang Island (GPS: 5.33669, 100.29793)
  98. Sungai Nibong Kecil, Penang Island (GPS: 5.33107, 100.28703)
  99. Sungai Puyu, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.44791, 100.39505)
  100. Sungai Setar, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.14685, 100.44619)
  101. Sungai Tiram, Penang Island (GPS: 5.30297, 100.27706)
  102. Sungai Udang, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.16545, 100.42779)
  103. Tanah Liat, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.38369, 100.46329)
  104. Tanjong Tokong, Penang Island (GPS: 5.45127, 100.30556)
  105. Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island (GPS: 5.46562, 100.28071)
  106. Tasek Gelugor, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.5.48267, 100.49279)
  107. Teluk Air Tawar, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.44505, 100.38219)
  108. Teluk Bahang, Penang Island (GPS: 5.45785, 100.21473)
  109. Teluk Kumbar, Penang Island (GPS: 5.28807, 100.23206)
  110. Teluk Tempoyak, Penang Island (GPS: 5.27763, 100.28758)
  111. Valdor, Penang Mainland (GPS: 5.24002, 100.49331)

 List of Roads in Penang

The roads in Penang that I have described are marked on in the map below. You can click on the highlighted road to get more details about it. Expressways are shown in green while other roads in red.

 Penang Visitor Information

If you are planning a trip to Penang, here's the information to help you plan your visit!

 Exploring Penang

Whether you plan to explore Penang on your own, by taking public transport, or rented car, or even walk about the city, the information is here. Also, if you are planning to engage a tour guide to show you around, the information is also here.

 Going on Foot in George Town

George Town - the inner city anyway - is a very walkable place, especially during the weekends. It is possible to explore and discover George Town on foot, or you may also hire a bicycle or tricycle and ride around.

 Learn Penang Hokkien

Penangites are incredibly proud that we speak our own variant of Hokkien called Penang Hokkien. To ensure that our Penang Hokkien do not die away, we have enthusiastically put together our own online dictionary which (as of Feb 2017) has 5766 entries, with more added over time. Do visit the dictionary by clicking on the thumbnail below.

Penang Hokkien Dictionary

Want to learn Penang Hokkien? We have a free course to teach you the language, just go to Learn Penang Hokkien right here.

 Explore the States of Malaysia

There's more to Penang Travel Tips than just Penang. I have described the entire country. Select any state and start exploring!

Negeri Sembilan

 Federal Territories of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Labuan Putrajaya

 Cities of Malaysia

Alor Setar
George Town / Penang Island
Johor Bahru
Kota Kinabalu
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Terengganu
Malacca City
Petaling Jaya
Shah Alam

 Major Towns and Destinations of Malaysia

Cameron Highlands
Kota Bharu
Sungai Petani

 The Whole Wide World at Your Fingertips!

This website covers not just Penang, and not just Malaysia. I have described the entire world, and the information is shared here to you. Feel free to make use of my expanding body of knowledge. Pages are being updated on a regular basis.


What's cooking ...

Tim & Chooi Yoke's Home Cooking

My wife and I are much into homecooked food, and we would like to share with you our joy of Home Cooking.


Top Tips on Penang

GPS Coordinates of Major Penang Hotels


Guide to Good Penang Street Food


The Complete Rapid Penang Bus Guide


Tips for Taking the Taxi


A Comprehensive Guide to Penang Street Art


Penang Travel Privilege Card


Information for Visitors Arriving by Plane


Google Street View in Malaysia


Information for selecting a hotel in Penang

Categories of eateries in Penang

Bistros, Chicken Rice Shops, Chinese Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Dessert outlets, Dim Sum Restaurants, Food Courts, Hawker Centres, Hawker Stalls, Indian Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants, Malay Restaurants, Nasi Kandar Restaurants, Restaurants, Restaurant Chains, Roadside Hawkers, Seafood Restaurants, Steamboat Restaurants, Thai Restaurants and Vegetarian Restaurants.

Information on Penang Food

Categories of sights in Penang

If you operate a business with an address in Malaysia, submit this form to have your business listed in my directory. Listing is free of charge.

7-Eleven Stores, Accounting Firms, Acupuncture Centres, Advertisement Billboard Makers, AEON Malls, Aid Organisations, Air-Conditioner Sellers & Repairers, Alternative Medicine Centres, Anakku Stores, Antiques, Apartments, Aquariums, Architects, Army Camps, Art Centres, Art Galleries, Associations, Auditoriums, Auto Gates, Auto Repair Shops, Auto Service Centres, Auto Spray Painting Shops, Baba Nyonya, Baby Products, Bakeries, Baking Supplies, Banks, Barbers, Bathroom Fixtures, Batik, Beaches, Beauty Parlours, Bee Cheng Hiang Barbecued Meat, Bicycles, Blood Test Labs, Books, Book Stores, Boutiques, Brassware, Bridal Houses, Bridges, Buddhist Temples, Bus Terminals, Butchers, Cameras, Car Accessories, Car Air-Conditioners, Car Parks, Car Rentals, Car Repairs, Car Showrooms, Car Wash, Carpets, Caterers, Cemeteries, Child-Care Centres, Chinese Medical Halls, Chinese Physicians, Chinese Prayer Articles, Chinese Temples, Chinese Wedding Masters of Ceremony, Chiropractors, Churches, Clan Associations, Clan Temples, Cleaning Services, Clinics, Clocks, Clock Towers, Coins, Colleges, Commercial Properties, Computer Hardware, Computer Repair, Condominiums, Confinement Centres, Construction Companies, Construction Material, Consulates, Consultancy Firms, Contractors, Convention Centres, Cooking Gas, Cosway Sales Centres, Crockery Dealers, Curtains, Dance Studios, DAP Service Centres, Dental Clinics, Department Stores, Design Agencies, Developers, Dialysis Centres, DIGI Stores, Driving Schools, Econsave Super/Hypermarkets, Electrical Appliances, Electricians, Emcees (Masters of Ceremony), Equipment Suppliers, Event Management, Express Bus Companies, Expressways, Exterminators, Factories, Fashion Accessories, Financial Institutions, Fire Stations, Fitness Centres, Flats, Flea Markets, Flooring, Florists, Flyer Distributors, Food Deliverers, Foot Reflexology, Forest Parks, Forts, Fountains, Framing, Freight Forwarders, Funeral Parlours, Furniture, Garden Centres, Georgetown Pharmacy outlets, Giant Super/Hypermarkets, Gift Shops, Golf Courses, Government Buildings, Government Departments, Government Quarters, Graves, Green Building Consultants, Guardian Pharmacy outlets, Gurdwaras, Gyms, Hair-Dressing Salons, Handicrafts, Happy Mart outlets, Hardware Stores, Heavy Machineries, Heritage Sites, Hindu Temples, Historic Buildings, Home Furnishing, Hospitals, Housing Estates, Hypermarkets, Indian Fashion Accessories, Industrial Parks, Infrastructures, Insurance, Interior Decorators, International Schools, Internet Cafes, Internet Service Providers, Islands, IT Solutions, Jetties, Jewellery, Keadilan Service Centres, Kindergartens, Kitchens, Kitchen Utensils, Klinik Kesihatan (Government Clinics), Laundrettes, Law Firms, Learning Centres, Libraries, Lighthouses, Lighting, Liquor, Localities, Locksmiths, Low-Cost Flats, Luggage Bags, Luggage Repair, Maid Agencies, Madrasahs, Manicurists, Markets, Massage Centres, Massage by the Blind, Mausoleums, Maxis Customer Centres, Medical Labs, Medical Specialists, Medicated Tea Stalls, Metal Works, Mini Markets, Mobile Motorcycle Mechanics, Mobile Phone Shops, Modern Buildings, Money Changers, Monuments, Moral Uplifting Societies, Mosques, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Repair, Moving Companies, Multi-Purpose Halls, Multimedia, Museums, Music Schools, Musical Instruments, Nature Sites, Neighbourhoods, Newsagents, Newspapers, Night Markets, Novelties, Nurseries, Nursing Homes, Nutritional Products, Odd Job Workers, Office Equipment, Old Folks Homes, Opticians, Organic Food, Organisations, Palaces, Pawn Shops, Parks, Pedestrian Bridges, Pedestrian Malls, Penang Assemblies, Pet Grooming, Pet Shops, Petrol Stations, Pharmacies, Photo Studios, Photocopiers, Plant Nurseries, Plastic Surgeons, Playing Fields, Plumbers, Police Stations, Post Offices, Precision Instruments, Print Shops, Private Colleges, Public Health Clinics, Public Services Departments, Public Toilets, Railway Stations, Rattan, Real Estate Agencies, Recreation Clubs, Recruitment Agencies, Recycling Centres, Refrigerator Repair, Residential Properties, Rivers, Roof Repair, Roundabouts, Rubber Stamp Makers, Schools, Scrap Metal Traders, Security Services, Self-Development Centres, Serviced Apartments, Shoe Stores, Shops, Shopping Malls, Singer Stores, Skin Specialists, Spas, Skyscrapers, Specialty Stores, Sports Goods, Stadiums, Stationeries, Stock Brokers, Supermarkets, Suraus, Swimming Pools, Tailors, Tea Shops, Temples, Tesco Stores, Textiles, Tiles, Titbits, TM Point outlets, Tourist Attractions, Tourist Products, Towns, Toy Shops, Tua Pek Kong Temples, Trainers, Transport Companies, Travel Agencies, Traveller Knickknacks, Tuition Centres, Tyre, Undertakers, Universities, Used Car Dealers, Veterinary Clinics, Villages, Washing Machine Repair, Waterfalls, Waterfront Promenades, Wats (Thai Buddhist Temples), Watsons outlets, Web Design, Wedding Bands, Wedding Banquet Venues, Wedding Photographers, Wholesalers, and World War II Fortifications.

Planning your trip to Penang

Introducing Penang

Places to get Tourist Brochures in Penang

Taking the Bus in Penang

Other Public Transport in Penang

Driving in Penang

Cycling in Penang

Postal Services in Penang

Vital Contacts in Penang

Activities in Penang

Do not know what to do during your spare time? In Penang, there's lots of opportunity for recreation. The following is just a sample of activities that you can join while you're here!

Performing Arts of Penang

Culture of Penang

The People of Penang

Get to know Penang Hokkien

Travelling outside Penang

Just so you know, Penang Travel Tips is no longer just about Penang. I am in the process of beefing up information on all the major cities in Malaysia as well, to give you a one-stop location for all place information of the country.

Categories of sights in Kuala Lumpur

Accounting Firms, Acupuncture Centres, Administrative Divisions, Advertising Agencies, AEON Malls, Aid Organisations, Air Conditioner Repair, Antiques, Apartments, Art Galleries, Assemblies, Auditoriums, Auto Gates, Auto Repair, Auto Spray Painting, Baby Products, Bakeries, Baking Supplies, Brethren Assemblies, Bridges, Buddhist Temples, Bus Terminals, Car Parks, Car Showrooms, Cemeteries, Child Care Centres, Chinese Restaurants, Chinese Temples, Churches, Clan Associations, Clinics, Clock Towers, Coffee Shops, Colleges, Commercial Properties, Condominiums, Convention Centres, Demolished Buildings, Dental Clinics, Department Stores, Development Projects, Dialysis Centres, Embassies, Entertainers, Event Management Companies, Eye Specialists, Fire Stations, Flats, Florists, Food Courts, Forest Parks, Fountains, Furniture Shops, Giant Hypermarkets, Golf Courses, Government Buildings, Graves, Gurdwaras, Handicraft Centres, High-Rise Buildings, Hindu Temples, Historic Buildings, Hospitals, Hotels, Housing Estates, Hypermarkets, Important Buildings, Indian Restaurants, International Schools, Jewellery Shops, KFC outlets, Libraries, Localities, LRT Stations, Malay Restaurants, Markets, Mass Transit, Mausoleums, , Mini Markets, Modern Buildings, Monorail Stations, Monuments, Mosques, MRT Stations, museums, Musical Instruments, Nasi Kandar Restaurants, Neighbourhoods, Night Clubs, Organisations, Pakistani Restaurants, Palaces, Parks, Pedestrian Malls, Playing Fields, Police Stations, Post Offices, Print Shops, Properties, Restaurants, Rivers, Roundabouts, Schools, Seafood Restaurants, Second-Hand Car Dealers, Shopping Malls, Skyscrapers, Souvenir Shops, Specialty Shops, Stadiums, Stationery Shops, Street Art, Streets, Supermarkets, Suraus, Thai Restaurants, Tourist Attractions, Train Stations, Trains, Universities, Utility Plants, Villages and Waterfalls.

 QR Codes for Mobile Users

If you're a smartphone user, use the following QR codes to transfer the links of the most important pages of this website from your computer to your smartphone.

Rapid Penang Bus Routes

Penang Hokkien Dictionary

Updates on the Penang Travel Tips Homepage

7 May 2016
After years of aligning the homepage in two columns, I decided to simplify the homepage to just one column, and make the information much easier for readers to find.

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