Penang, Malaysia

Known affectionately as the Pearl of the Orient, the city of Penang in Malaysia is consistently listed as one of the very best travel destinations in the world and it is easy to see why. Backed by pristine scenery around the island and an ever-growing population of tourists, Penang has in recent times consolidated itself as THE destination to visit in Malaysia.

This is thanks to the island's reputation as a haven for mouth-watering culinary adventures. Penang's street food is world-renowned and no trip to the city is ever complete without embarking on a food trail to sample some of the very best the city has to offer. A good place to start is along Gurney Drive.

Penang has also looked to establish itself as a green and healthy state in Malaysia. That is proven by the increasing number of cyclists on the roads in Penang. In fact, when in Penang, one should rent a bicycle and go in search of the famous Penang street murals in George Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fancy a little time off from all the exploring? Penang has many artsy and modern cafes and bars and visiting one of the ambient establishments (might we suggest café hopping?) is bound to be an enjoyable experience of good coffee and even better enjoyment. So what are you waiting for? Come visit the city of Penang and be dazzled by its culinary indulgence and cultural heritage now!

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