It was about to rain when we visited Chowrasta Market in the heart of Georgetown.
Watching sunset and have your stomack filled with gorgeous dinner would be good. If the price is less than USD15 per pax, then it will be excellent. Penang has few good places like this, and definitely not on Gurney Drive.
Kek Lok Si claimed to be the largest Buddhist Temple in South East Asia (Malaysians love ranking), so it attracted many local devotees and visitors.
It has been years since my last visit to this prominent temple in Penang.
There was new road constructed and tourists can drive up to the hill (half way or to the top). I still prefer the old way of walking up from the bottom of the hill, you will able to see more.
If you are in Georgetown (Pulau Pinang / Penang), even if your hotel includes continental breakfast, you should skip that and dine out at the local coffee shop. If you are nearby Pulau Tikus, Swee Kong coffee shop should be top of your list (who on earth name this area ‘Rat Island’? firstly it is not an island, second this place was not infested with rats).
It is often the little things in a trip or in our lives that leave a deeper impression. Jalan Masjid Kaptan Kilang gave me a lasting memory as the street of harmony since my very first visit to Penang island. This is only street where I can find Muslim masjid, Hindu temple, Chinese temple and Anglican Church on close proximity on the same street.
These candle lamp were inside the Goddess of Mercy Temple (the oldest Chinese Temple in Penang, 1800).