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The mural street art in Georgtown is a new attraction in Penang. The walls on streets in Penang Heritage Trail are painted uniquely to mimick of the life in the city. An effort to seed awareness of the rich history of the streets, the project was a success with a Lithuanian artist, Zacharevic turning certain areas into prosperous tourist attractions that also become a distinguished spots among locals. In conjunction with Georgtown Festival in 2012, other local artists have also joined in painting some of the murals. Combining humour and historical facts, these murals describe the early settlement days in Penang. These paintings symbolize the close relationship the locals have in daily lives with these landmarks. Some of the famous murals are “Kids on Bicycle”, “Old Motorcycle” and “Kungfu Girl”. Most of the time, there are queues of people waiting to have their photographs taken with these murals. To enjoy the murals, you can just walk around the heritage trail or take a trishaw ride. These beautiful paintings are available at 24 walls in this town.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, Georgtown has many unique spots to explore. One of them is Penang Heritage Trail. This trail covers many interesting places and historical building along Armenian Street, Lebuh Cannon, Weld Quay, Lebuh Pantai and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. The core historic zone spans more 100 hectares and covers 1700 historic buildings. It is very recommended that you could get yourself Penang Traveller's Map from Tourism Centre nearby. Due to many places of interest to be checked out, it would be impossible to finish visiting each and every place in one day.
Tucked at the hilltop, 735 meter above sea level, Penang Hill can be reached either by cable car or hiking. You are advised to prepare phisically and mentally if you opt for hiking. The trails are going to take you into an adventurous journey. A perfect destination for recreational activities and photography, the hill is also an ideal honeymoon venue due to its idyllic setting. Eventhough it is located not far from the hectic Georgtown city, visitors will be able to see various types of flora and fauna as Penang Hill is a well preserved area. If you plan board the cable car, it takes 5 to 7 minutes to reach the top. Be sure to come early especially during public or school holidays. The queue to get into the cable car can take you for hours!
A centenary building that has been there since British colony, Lang Hoose Penang is a traditional Chinese shop house residence that has been converted into a hotel, café and museum. This hotel comes with nine-room property designed to cater to the accommodation needs of a variety of travelers, be it solo travellers, couples, families and groups. There is a beautiful open-air rooftop terrace which is open for everyone and can be a perfect venue for any special event. This place features basic facilities such as comfortable bed, towels and toileteries, air conditioner, restaurant and WIFI in order to cater the best service to their guests. Located in a close proximity 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), Lang Hoose Penang is an absolute pick if you are visiting Georgtown.
Located only less than one kilometer away from Penang Mural Street Art, this place was once a warehouse featuring the Southern Chinese Eclectic Style which was built around 1840-1900’s by the artisan from South China hired by the Chinese Merchants reside here. After refurbishment, this place was reopened in 2016. All 14 rooms or suites are furnished with luxurious and comfortable bedding, retro fittings, Merbau & Cenggal hardwood flooring. This place is an ideal base to explore the richness of treasure in Penang.