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50 things to do in Penang

Your ultimate guide to the best experiences the island has to offer

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Restaurants

V Cafe

The rustic Sekeping Victoria guesthouse now has an Instagram-worthy cafe that's perfect for escaping the heat

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48 hours in Penang

The best things to do in Penang in just 48 hours

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Nightlife

Best bars and clubs in Penang

The best watering holes and nightspots for some after-work fun

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Penang's best cafés

What’s brewing in Penang’s latest crop of independent cafés

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What's on in Penang

Art

Vince Low Art Exhibition

Vince Low’s life-changing discovery of his disability has inspired him to further pursue his passion, turning his innate talent for drawing into masterpieces. Using only a pen and paper, Low takes the art of scribbling to a whole new level – synthesising the exact character of the person depicted in his illustrations. His works has also been featured in The Daily Mail UK and The Huffington Post US.

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Music

Roger Wang Live in USM Penang

Roger Wang, Malaysia's most prestigious finger-style guitarist will be making a musical appearance this 28 March. The virtuoso will be bringing the theme of "An Evening of Music with Roger Wang at Dewan Budaya, USM Penang starting from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Tickets are sold at RM20 for students and RM35 for non-students. Apart from his performance, Roger will also be conducting a rare workshop titled "An Introduction to Finger-style Guitar" specifically designed for guitarists who have an interest in the unique style of playing guitar. The workshop takes place on 27 March from 10am to 12pm at Balai Pasiban, School of Arts, USM Penang. Entry fee for the workshop is RM80 per pax which includes a certificate, concert ticket and lunch buffet for all participants.

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Attractions

Project Occupy Beach Street

Every Sunday, Project Occupy Beach Street will temporarily barricade major streets adjacent to Lebuh Pantai for family-friendly, community activities that the public can be a part of. This is in conjunction to the state government's initiative for Penang Car Free Day, where everyone can utilize the six-hour, traffic-free space for brisk walking, jogging, biking, dancing and social activities - yes, busking is officially legit. Skip the drive to Lebuh Pantai on Sundays and hop on the public bus to these streets:Lebuh Pantai (eco-friendly zone) Healthy food sampling, car boot sales, recycling station, bicycle station for rent and street market (eco-friendly products and services).Lebuh Bishop (sport zone): Street soccer, basketball, zumba, bootcamp, fit club and other sport activities.Lebuh Gereja (cultural zone) Live music, street performance, historic building tours and street market.Gat Lebuh Gereja (play zone) Children games stall, weekly events (e.g, inflatable, singing, drawing etc.), roller blade.

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GTWHI LaCaLa Discovery Walk

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Jump Street Dodgeball Training Night

Happening every Thursday night, put your ball-throwing skills to the test at Jump Street. Gather a team and let the qualified marshalls and coaches of the Malaysian Association of Dodgeball teach you the mechanics of dodgeball (or simply participate for the fun of it). Admission is by normal jumping fee at no additional cost for the classes.

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Night walks at Tropical Spice Garden

If you’re a nature lover and a night owl, then this night walk might just be the thing for you. Discover a treasure trove of over 500 species of flora and fauna nestled across eight acres of secondary jungle. While on tour, you will be able to catch glimpses of exotic wildlife including the Victoria amazonica, horned lizards, green beetles and even the banded geckos. Once you’ve completed the night walk, you will be treated to a hot cup of tea and some light refreshments.

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The best of Penang

Hotels

Best luxury boutique hotels in Penang

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Kids

Best things to do outdoors for kids

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Art

Penang's best art galleries

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Shopping and style

Best markets in Penang

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Nightlife

Penang's best bars with a view

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50 things to do in Penang

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Heritage

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Top heritage hotels in Penang

The Blue Mansion by Samadhi

A Chinese courtyard-style mansion built on Feng Shui principles

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Historical building with luxurious rooms overlooking the sea

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Seven Terraces

This boutique hotel features seven Anglo Chinese shophouses restored to their former glory

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Hotels

Eight Rooms

Colonial building with hyper modern, design forward interior

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Lone Pine Hotel

A quaint, historial hotel by the beach in Batu Ferringhi

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Muntri Mews

Heritage building given a modern upgrade, with a garden to boot

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