I was surprised that Penang wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. My fear was that it was going to be crowded with tourists all over the place like Melaka.

I was wrong. Out of the three places we visited in Malaysia, Melaka, KL and Penang, I liked Penang best.

The cool cafes that you need to wander into a lane to find.

The tropical fruits

The historic quarters

A renovators delight.

By the way Jalan Sehala means one way.

The lovely street food. There were street food centres everywhere. One at every few corners. You’d never go hungry. Plus it’s cheap. For 6-7 RM about $2-3 AUD you can get a plate of fried noodles or fried rice.

If you’re a wanderer like me you’d love Penang. I could just spend the week wandering through their laneways and look at street art or rummage through their little quaint shops or just relax with a coffee in hand.

We were lucky we experienced Thaipusam on the last day in Penang. Will write about it in another post as it was a stressful time.