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Indigo blue stands out from the exterior to interior
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The place to check in is very cool, both classic and luxurious.
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Cheong Fatt Tze is also known as The Blue Mansion, one of the must visit places in Penang.

This heritage now operates as a boutique hotel with 16 rooms and also has a museum inside.

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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion -Blue House Penang
You can stay overnight here
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Cheong Fatt Tze (The Blue Mansion)
Inerior inside The Blue Mansion.
The stunning Blue Mansion stands out with its distinct indigo color. (Photo: Stephen Bugno/Flickr)
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Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion
Address: 14, Leith St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Opened: 1904
Hours: 11AM–12PM, 2–3PM, 3:30–4:30PM
Phone: +60 4-262 0006

If you’re tired, head to Moon Tree 47 on Muntri Road. It is a cafe, art gallery and homestay. This is a great resting place for tired feet to enjoy Penang coffee. Moontree 47 evokes a bit of an old-school style, artful. There is even an ideal garden to relax and enjoy the peace. And if you want to send postcards to friends and relatives, choose the postcards right at the door, there are also stamps you can use for free.

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From the outside
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The vintage look at Moontree 47 is both a cafe and a homestay.
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Read more: Best cafe in Penang — Top 9 unique, cool, best cafe in Georgetown Penang & best coffee shop in Penang.

Moon Tree 47
Address: 47, Muntri St, Georgetown, 10200 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-264 4021
Url: https://www.moontree47.com/en-us

24 hours in Penang — High noon: Visit Kek Lok Si temple and have lunch

Kek Lok Si Temple Penang

After taking a short break, take some time to visit some places before the hunger strikes. Rent a motorbike to Air Itam to visit Kek Lok Si temple, one of the largest and most famous temples in Malaysia. Located on a high hill considered to have both geographical and spiritual significance, the temple was built in 1893 by a devout Chinese immigrant.

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Kek Lok Si Temple Penang

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You can see panoramic Penang from Kek Lok Si temple.
You can see panoramic Penang from Kek Lok Si temple.

Kek Lok Si is really a very large complex of towering temples, many monasteries and beautiful gardens. The main attraction of the temple is a seven-story stupa of Rama VI with strikingly gold peak. The temple is home to 10.000 gypsum and bronze statues of Buddha. The recently displayed 30.2 m bronze statue of the goddess Mercy is another highlight. Especially, when you go to the top of the temple, you will see the beautiful panoramic of Penang.

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Kek Lok Si
Address: 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Area: 4 ha
Phone: +60 4-828 3317
District: North-East Penang Island District
Completed: 1904

Air Itam is not only known for Kek Lok Si temple but also famous for Assam Laksa, which is on the list of must eat foods in Penang. Laksa is a Malaysian specialty that everyone knows, and Assam Laksa you’ve heard of? It is laksa cooked with fish.

An attractive hot curry bowl of Assam laksa

From afar you have smelled the bold fish of this dish. At first glance, it does not look very eye-catching, like a squeeze of noodles swimming in a dark brown sauce, some pieces of fish and vegetables. But do not let its appearance fool you, Assam laksa is very delicious and tasty dish. That is why the Assam laksa stalls full of people waiting in line for their turn.

Assam Laksa
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Assam Laksa dish looks like this but it is extremely delicious, rich.
Assam Laksa dish looks like this but it is extremely delicious, rich.

If you arrive after 1:30AM, the chance to having a seat will be higher. The most crowded and most famous eatery is Pasar Air Itam Assam Laksa. Luckily, there is a dessert stall nearby to alleviate the spicy and hot taste of Assam laksa.

Pasar Air Itam Assam Laksa
Pasar Air Itam Assam Laksa is famous so if you don’t want to wait then come after noon.

Penang Air Itam Laksa
Address: Jalan Pasar, Paya Terubong, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Hours: 10:30AM–7PM
Phone: +60 12-500 7063

A day in Penang — Afternoon: Beach and visit the mosque floating on the water

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Tanjung Bungah beach | one day trip in penang

Looking back at what you did in half a day: Eat well, visit also quite a few of the most famous tourist attractions in Penang. For the rest of the time, take a leisurely stroll around the coast of Tanjung Bungah enjoying the cool breeze and sea water. You can relax on the beach or visit a beautiful architecture nearby.

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The highlight on the coast of Tanjung Bungah is the Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque built on the water. Therefore, the building is famous as the Floating Mosque. The best moment to visit the mosque is at sunset. Catching the sunset at the sea right at a unique architecture is a perfect experience for a day in Penang.

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Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque at sunset.

Penang one day trip blog — Evening: Before returning, what to do? Eat all of Penang!

Peranakan cuisine

What to do in Penang in 1 day? End your Penang itinerary 1 day by enjoying all the delicacies here, what else can be compared to? Malaysia is famous for its rich cuisine, combining the culinary quintessence of many different countries, so if you do not take advantage to enjoy all the delicious foods in Penang, it is a big regret.

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Treat yourself to some authentic Malay Street Food. (Photo: Blue Moon in Her Eyes/Flickr)
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Start with the steaming hot dimsum at Tai Tong Dim Sum Restaurant (Dadong), Lebuh Cintra. At traditional dimsum restaurants, the foods will serve by a trolley for you to choose from without having to leave your seat. Well, it hard to picking, it’s extremely diverse about taste and color. The basic dishes such as dumplings, shumai, steamed rice roll, stewed chicken feet in soy sauce… are must have and there also are many desserts. The price is reasonable. That’s why the restaurant is usually crowded at dinner time. Ideally, you should come a little earlier to get a seat and there is no need to queue.

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It still uses traditional trolleys.

Tai Tong Restaurant
Address: 45, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Hours: 6AM–2:30PM, 6:15–11:30PM
Phone: +60 4-263 6625

Well, the advice is when eating dimsum you should eat a little of each and saving your stomach space for the next culinary discovery journey. If your stomach is still empty and ready for a few more delicious dishes, go to the second spot. Now heading to the hawkers near Lebuh Chulia and Lebuh Kimberly. Here you’ll find everything from local desserts like Cendol and Ais Kacang to local favorites like Satay, Mee Goreng and Wanton Noodles.

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Mee Goreng (Spicy Fried Noodles) cannot be missed on this trip.
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Wanton Noodles
Ais Kacang traditional dessert from Malaysia
Ais Kacang traditional dessert from Malaysia. | penang itinerary blog
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Cendol.

If you are still confused about Singapore and Malaysia specialties, you can read more here: What to eat in Malaysia? — Top 10 most famous, best dishes, must try food in Malaysia & must eat in Malaysia.

The few remaining hours of the day is the time you want to be really relaxed after a busy schedule (Penang itinerary 1 day). Nothing is more better than a unique cocktail at Eastern & Oriental’s Farquhar Bar (Farquhar’s Bar), located in the luxurious Eastern & Oriental hotel. The pub is a bit of a colonial British architecture with a classic touch of luxurious armchairs and dark wood panels. If you do not drink, coming here to experience a beautiful and unique place in Penang also is worth it.

Eastern & Oriental’s Farquhar Bar

Farquhar’s Bar
Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, 10, Lebuh Farquhar, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Hours: 11AM–12AM
Phone: +60 4-222 2000
Url: http://www.eohotels.com/farquhars-bar.php

Sit back and think about a day in Penang that passed quickly, visit many places, admire street art, learn about culture and history at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, the temples and mosques, wandering by the sea, watch the sunset and, importantly, enjoy a lot of delicious Malaysian specialties.That was interesting and worthwhile experiences.

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Who said experience Penang in a day is not possible? If compared to a rich culture and cuisine, which is very unique like Penang, one day is not enough. If you have the opportunity, please come back and stay in Penang longer to feel more about the people and local culture here. Have a good trip!

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