Update 2022: Malaysia has reopened its international borders from 1 April 2022. Get Malaysian government’s complete rules for travelers planning to visit Malaysia on the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tourism website. I’ve also listed down the guidelines and compliances in this article on Kinabatangan River Wildlife Sanctuary. My guide to Malaysia visa is recommended, too.
What to do in Penang in 3 days
- Introduction to Penang
- 3 days in Penang — My Penang itinerary to fun and food-filled trip to Penang.
- Day 1 — Art, Street food, and historical places to see in Penang
- Day 2 — Penang hill, Clan jetties, and a seafood dinner at hawker center with live music.
- Day 3 — Penang National Park for nature or Hin Bus Depot for street art and Batu Ferringhi beach to end the day with a golden sunset and good food.
- Have only two days in Penang?
- Important information – Planning your trip to Penang
- Where is Penang Island?
- Where to stay in Penang city?
- How to reach Penang, Malaysia?
- What is the best time to visit Penang Island?
- Where to exchange currency in Penang?
- What would be your Penang trip budget?
- Resources to help you visit some of the Penang famous places.
- Supplementary reads to this Penang Travel Blog
Introduction to Penang
After a short walk under the bright sun from the bus stand to my guesthouse in Georgetown at Lebuh Carnarvon, I put my bags in my room and went out for a stroll. For those who don’t know, Georgetown is the capital of Penang state or the Penang island.
I was famished after a long bus drive from Taman Negara, and Carnarvon street seemed like the right place to be. Little did I know that soon I was to be lost in the labyrinth of the streets of Penang flaunting exquisite art and some delicious Penang food.
The streets seemed empty, and I wondered if there were any tourists. A friend had questioned my Malaysia trip by saying that the only thing to see in Malaysia was Penang.