|Going around George Town in Penang|
Known as the Penang Flea Market or Lorong Kulit in Malay, this unique market situated along Lorong Kulit which translates as Skin Lane. Known for second hand goods, antiques and collectibles and also many new things, the entire market sits in a square with bustling life. Best time to visit is on the weekends where many petty traders set up shop on the five foot ways outside the market. Must visit for collectors' and market lovers. Alternatively, there is the Lebuh Aceh Flea Market (Pasar Karat) which is a daily affair that starts at about 5pm. This is located next to the UNESCO Headquarters Building along Armenian Street.
|Penang National Park|
The Wat Chayamangkalaram temple along Burmah Road was built by a Buddhist monk who came from Thailand on five acres of land which was donated by Queen Victoria was to as a gesture of goodwill to Thailand and the Thai community. The temple celebrates four important events, namely the Thai New Year, Wesak Day, Merit Making Day in July and the anniversary of the construction of the reclining Buddha. On these occasions, the temple is thronged with devotees burning joss-sticks and making offerings. If you have a thing for temples and culture, this is a must-visit and best before lunch. Located in the Pulau Tikus area near to Gurney Drive too.
|Gurney Drive Hawker Center in Penang|
The Penang Clan Jetties are one of the very unique places to visit. They are also located around the harbor area of Georgetown and make up part of the UNESCO Heritage area. The Clan Jetties are located down from Lebuh Chulia at Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), There are currently six clan jetties left where each jetty is named after a Chinese clan. The Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses and with the longest walkway. A must visit if you love culture and heritage and easily accessed by foot or bicycle. Best to visit in the mornings.
|Batu Feringgi Night Market|
The most liveliest part of Penang is found here at Batu Feringgi and the nightlife here is simply amazing for the visitor not only because of the restaurants and bars, but also the night market that stretches for a few kilometers along the main road here. Stalls come to life in the evenings selling all sorts of souvenirs, accessories, apparels and even art. This is one of the most recommended places to visit if you have a thing for night markets and lively places. Take a RapidPenang Bus from Gerogetown to Batu Feringi. Cost about RM2.00 one way and frequent buses ply the route.
|George Town in Penang|
You can also check out my other article of Free Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur if you are visiting the capitol of Malaysia. 2014 is the official Visit Malaysia Year and I hope that you are planning to visit this beautiful melting pot of Southeast Asia. Read my article on Why Visit Malaysia in 2014 and I hope you enjoyed my article on Free things to do in Penang.