Georgetown is the colourful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. Once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British Colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques. Beyond the old town, Georgetown is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Verdant Penang Hill, with hiking and funicular railway, overlooks it all.
The history of food in Penang island is inextricably linked to its founding back in 1876. By the 1800, Penang was of the busiest trading ports in the region attracting merchants involved in the trade of tea, spices, porcelain and cloth. Penang became a melting pot for hybrid communities for Baba Nyonya (Chinese and Malay), Peranakan (Indian and Malay) and Eurasians (European and Asian). These communities settled on the island creating a multi-cultural heritage with diverse food that is a delicious culinary experience where different culture influences stirred into its literal “melting pot”.
The beach destination of Penang island is located between the suburbs of Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang Northwest of Georgetown. Batu Ferringhi Beach is along strip of white sandy beach with water sports and seafood restaurants. Street food, household goods and batik clothing are sold at the seafront night markets.
There are many beach resorts here. Depending on season, we will source for the best available 4-star resort on the beach at the quoted prices.