Penang is a state consisting of an island and a mainland. It is famous in Malaysia for its mouth-watering traditional dishes and its historical attractions. As such, many people flock there for holidays.
For those who are planning to get married, or are newly married, Penang is an ideal honeymoon destination, and here’s why:
It Has The Best Food Penang was named the top destination for foodies in 2014, and CNN even named some of its dishes as the top 10 must-try meals in the world. Some of the dishes that you can’t afford to miss are Char Kuey Teow, Nasi Kandar, Kuey Teow T’hng, Laksa and so much more. You don’t have to chase after the ‘best’ places to eat, as most of the food outlets and food courts you visit have a very high quality of food. So, be adventurous and you’ll discover a plethora of great dishes to sample.
There Are Many Historical Destinations Georgetown is a hub of colonial buildings that have survived from the time Penang was a British colony. Some of these buildings can be seen near Fort Cornwallis and St George’s Church. You’ll always want to visit the Penang Museum and Art Gallery to learn about Penang’s past. A walk around the older parts of Georgetown will reveal many pre-war shop houses, and some local historical sites like the Kapitan Keling mosque and the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion.
Contemporary Attractions Are Plentiful While walking around the old shop houses in Georgetown, look out for numerous street art by international artists, like Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, the most famous one being two children on a bicycle. Apart from that, there’s the Penang 3D trick art museum, Penang Upside Down museum and the Wonderfood Museum; where you can take interesting pictures for your social media accounts.
Romantic Locations Abound Penang is full of romantic locations, where you can enjoy quality one on one with your other half without noisy crowds. One of these places is the Penang Lake Gardens, which are serene and tranquil. Another lovely location is Penang Hill where you can see the whole island and enjoy a cool breeze. Apart from that, there are many beach resorts that you can stay at too, which allow you private access to a stunning beach front.
Start planning your honeymoon and look for hotel deals in Penang. It is definitely a place where things slows down and you can spend quality time with your new spouse in a tranquil and romantic environment.