Penang Island, Malaysia · 292 hotels available
There is so much to see at Penang Heritage Trail. The core historic zone strecthes over 100 hectares and includes 1700 historic buildings and there are many more in the buffer zone which lies outside the core. It is very recommended that you could get yourself Penang Traveller's Map from Tourism Centre nearby. This trail covers many interesting places and historical building along Armenian Street, Lebuh Cannon, Weld Quay, Lebuh Pantai and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. It really doesn't matter which route you take as there is always something to discover in every direction, be it a well preserved row of shophouses, a grand colonial building, an ornate clan house, a majestic mosque or cosy restaurants. Take a bus or trishaw ride or just walk around to enjoy the day in Georgetown!
This magnificent townhouse is the former residence and office of Chinese Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. Built at the end of 19 th century by Hakka tin-miner and secret society leader of Hai San, this museum is filled with 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles. Note that this museum is also open during public holidays. Also, guests need to make prior arrangements for conducted tours and the viewing of the mansion. It is open for visiting from 9.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Sunday and the entrance fee is RM20 per adult. Discounts are available for school bookings and other large groups.
Painted by Ernest Zacharevic, a multidiscipline contemporary and public artist during the 2012 GeorgeTown Festival, Penang Mural Street Art received worldwide recognition as most visitors shared their experience visiting these mural art on social media. The two most popular are Children on Bicycle and Boy on Motorcycle now stand as cultural landmarks in Georgetown, featured with plaques. The combination of installation and painting allows the outside community to interact with one another to complete the works. Most of the time, there are queues of people waiting to have their photographs taken with these mural art.
This centenary building blends the past with the present uniquely as the hotel preserves the timeless attraction of the architectural heritage of Kwong Wah Yit Poh, the oldest Chinese language newspaper in Malaysia. This building has been witnessing the significant time in the history of Georgetown that was marked by rich living heritage and cultural difference. To foster the arts and cultural preservation in the community, the founder transformed a heritage building into a lifestyle cabin featured shipping containers and compact modernised rooms, by instilling smart design in the use of space, and functional elements to create an exclusive lodging experience for the adventurous explorers as they step into an exciting urban expedition. Located only 0.02 km away from Penang Heritage Trail, all rooms here offer cozy space for the guests to unwind and recharge after a full day of exploration in Georgetown with is charming simplicity combined with practicality and comfort.
Known as one of the heritage and the oldest building in town Lang Hoose is a centenary building that has been there since British colony. It is a traditional Chinese shop house residence that has been converted into a hotel, café and museum. Singles, couples, families and groups, this hotel comes with nine-room property designed to cater to the accommodation needs of a variety of travelers. Equipped with basic facilities namely comfortable bed, towels and toileteries, air conditioner, restaurant and WIFI, Lang Hoose Penang is in close proximities with many local attractions such as Penang Heritage Trail (0.40 km), Penang Mural Street Art (0.40 km), Pinang Peranakan Mansion (0.70 km) and Clan Jetties of Penang (0.70 km). There is also a beautiful open-air rooftop terrace which is open for everyone and can be a perfect venue for any special event.