How To Spend 48 Hours In Penang
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How to spend 48 hours in Penang

Penang Island lies in northwest Malaysia and its capital, George Town is home to several landmarks. Penang attracts tourists and travelluers from all across the world because of its natural attractions and panoramic views. As an amalgamation of the new and the old, it is here that you are sure to enjoy some great experiences that are not to be found anywhere else. Penang is indeed one of the most diverse and exciting spots on the plant. There is a lot to do and see here. How to enjoy it the most especially when you have just 48 hours? We have the answers on how to spend 48 hours in Penang.

Browse Georgetown hotels for your stay as they are known for their great vibes and are highly recommended. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the wifi works great. Moreover, these hotels are right next to the market hub and major attractions. Given the manageable size of Penang, one can certainly enjoy most of the island, provided they have a well-planned itinerary.


The first Morning After a good night rest in Berjaya Penang hotel or whatever hotel you choose in Georgetown, head for the George Town for a hearty breakfast. You can start your day with a trip to the butterfly farm, also known as Entopia. The lively vivarium has more than 15,000 winged friends as well as150 species of flora and fauna. It is like benign in a real Eden garden thanks to that rich flora and fauna and the colourful butterflies. Later you can check out the Tropical Fruit Farm that is located in wilds Teluk Bahang. Taste the fruits here that are simply fresh and delicious.

In the Afternoon You can enjoy some heavy-duty Malaysian-Indian fare and rest at one of the favorite restaurants in Tanjung Bungah. You can spend the afternoon learning about the Chinese culture at Khoo Kongsi, which is a Chinese clan house. Take a tour of their intricately-designed buildings and learn about the most distinctive clan in Malaysia.

Evening time Stroll along the beaches, and there are plenty of beaches in Penang that are simply most breathtaking. Head towards the northern part of Penang as most of these tranquil locales is found here. Enjoy breathtaking views and wide array of recreational activities such as windsurfing and parasailing.

At Night Explore Batu Ferringhi Night Market which is indeed a shopper’s paradise. Here one will find items of every kind and can try out their haggling skills to get the best prices. It is time for dinner, and one can return to George Town for some great food. There are many food courts and restaurants here.

Day 2

The second morning

Head for the Penang Hill the next day. You can reach it by climbing or can take the Penang Hill funicular train. Enjoy the experience of standing on the summit and look at the gorgeous scenery and panoramic views of Penang. Moreover, there are numerous attractions situated at the top such as Bel Retiro Bungalow and the Penang Hill Hindu Temple. Get some designs on your hands by the famous Penang Hill Henna Artists before you leave.

During the Afternoon

After spending some time on Penang Hill, you can have lunch at Penang Air Itam Laksa which is nearby and specializes in Assam Laksa. Take a trip down and head for the Penang Youth Park. This is your chance to familiarize yourself with the street art culture in Penang. You will come across budding street artists in the Municipal Park and streets.

in the Evening

Spend the evening at an outdoor art gallery cum bistro-strewn garden, the Hin Bus Depot. Be there in time as it closes by 7 p.m. Watch the local artists who have turned the place into an exciting arts hub. This is the right place to meet the young and fresh artists as well as get the feel of Penang’s current hip renaissance. There are several trendy wine bars nearby if you feel like having a drink.

Night time

Give yourself a relaxing break and head towards QEII. After all, that sightseeing, heritage tours and shopping in the versatile Penang, enjoy the last evening by the waterfront. Grab a drink and just enjoy the view.

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