Penang is beautiful tourists destination in Malaysia. It’s often called the pearl of Malaysia and offers a huge variety of tourist attractions for everybody to enjoy. It’s a wonderful place rich with natural beauty, history and culture. Not to mention it has some of the best shopping centres in Malaysia. To know how to make the most of your trip I’ve found three things you absolutely must do during your stay. Each of these suggestions will allow you to soak up every aspect of Penang, and it’s interesting culture. Read on to find out more.

1. Go for a ride in a Beca

A Beca, otherwise known as a Trishaw is the ideal way to sightsee around Penang. This novel and traditional means of transportation are wonderful if you prefer doing your sightseeing at a slower pace. This is becoming an ultimate activity to do here. Many tourists enjoying the nostalgic feeling of sitting in the three-wheeled vehicle. Try to find a guide that has good English skills. This will give you great local insight on interesting places to visit or dine at, which the travel agents may not know about yet. Georgetown is the ideal spot for a ride in a Beca. It has a wonderful heritage trail where you can find out more about the history and culture of Penang. Definitely an absolute must when visiting the area.

2. Try out the local cuisine

Penang is famous for it’s love of food. It has a world famous culinary scene and has won many accolades over the years for it’s diverse choice of food. With such a multicultural background, Penang has wonderful food options from all over the world. As well as traditional Malaysian dishes they also have Indian, Chinese and even Western food on offer. These are just to name a few. Look at any reviews of Penang and you will notice that the food is often their favourite thing about the region. Prepare to eat like you’ve never eaten before.

3. Go Shopping

Penang has some of the largest and best shopping malls and plazas around. Penang’s first avenue mall is located in the heart of Georgetown. It has fashion, entertainment and dining all under one roof. So there’s something to please everybody. They offer a wide variety of local and international brands such as H&M, Starbucks and Converse to name a few. They also have beauty salons and cinemas for you to enjoy. It is also located near to plenty of hotels and other points of interests. To find a budget hotel in Penang that’s right for you, research the local area and read tourist reviews. If you would prefer a more cultural experience, also check out the local Penang markets.

So there are the top three things you should definitely do during your trip to Penang. Remember Penang is full of plenty of other things you can do on your trip too. It’s a place of outstanding natural beauty, which you are bound to fall completely in love with.