City jaunt or island getaway? You get to choose your own adventure in Malaysia’s exciting Penang Island. Whether you’re in the mood for a cultural trip, a beach holiday, or a culinary feast, the island will keep you satiated for days. Plan your trip with this guide on where to stay in Penang.
Penang is not for the faint-hearted. The island will not coddle you with tourist maps or street signs or helpful locals. If you want to experience Penang, you have to work for it. But when you put the work – you walk the streets and you taste the food – the island rewards you with forceful flavors and raw artistry, combining tradition and innovation in every bowl and every wall. Here’s your guide to spending 3 days in Penang.