UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a reputation for the best street food in Malaysia (including Penang Assam Laksa making CNN's Top 10 list of the World's Most Delicious Foods), laid back island life, green hills and sea vistas, Penang is sprouting with things to do, see and eat. With a range of accommodation popping up all over and new upscale eateries launching every week, everyone will find a bed and a dish to make themselves happy. Less than an hour flight from KL or a four hour drive, this tasty location is an ideal weekend escape. Click on the links below to find out more details about individual establishments.
Where to Stay in PenangRasa Sayang - Batu Feringgi. Acres of majestic gardens celebrating nature and centuries old trees, superior five star service and admirable attempts at being a socially responsible corporation. A first class experience.
Campbell House - Georgetown. Boutique hotellery at its finest. Luxurious accommodation well suited for a couple's getaway.
Hard Rock Hotel - Batu Feringgi. Fun, fun, fun! Be sure to book a Deluxe Lagoon room where you can dive off your deck straight into the pool.
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Where to Eat in PenangWhile known for its street food, Penang is teaming with newly opened more upscale eateries.
Feringgi Grill - Must do the tasting menu and if you have room order their 25 year old specialities - table service tomato soup and caesar salad.
Tree Monkey - Don't leave the island without a visit. Thai tapas and thrilling cocktails in the tree tops.
Il Bacaro - Venetian style tapas and home made limoncello.
Hard Rock Cafe - Rockin' ambience, juicy burgers, giant sized meals
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Irawaddy Fine Foods - NY style deli. Probably the only place on the island you can get a Classic NY toasted Reuban Sandwich.
Pizzeria @ Hard Rock Hotel - Wood fired pizzas by the sea and a humble chef with a heart warming story
China House - Georgetown. Espresso based coffees brewed by trained baristas and home made cakes. Live jazz Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.