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A Perfect 3-Day Penang Travel Itinerary: Discovering The Hidden Gems | November 5, 2023

Hey there! Welcome to Penang, one of the popular islands in Malaysia that harmoniously blends history, culture, and fascinating cuisine. It’s incredible heritage, lively street art, and delicious street food have made it one of the top destinations in Malaysia for travelers around the globe. In this article, we will share a comprehensive Penang 3-day travel itinerary that will provide you the ultimate guide to the best things to do in Penang.

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Day 1: Embarking on an Exciting Journey of Cultural Immersion and Gastronomic Delights at Penang! 

Larger-than-life displays of local foods in Wonderfood Museum Penang
Larger-than-life displays of local foods in Wonderfood Museum Penang
Other displays in Wonderfood Museum Penang include Mee Kari, Ais Batu Campur and many more!
Other displays include Mee Kari, Ais Batu Campur and many more!

Start your first day by exploring the Wonderfood Museum, a unique museum that showcases Penang’s diverse culinary heritage. Feast your eyes on the larger-than-life exhibits of mouthwatering dishes portrayed here! Gain insights into the origins and discover the fascinating stories behind Penang’s renowned street food.

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What’s in Wonderfood Museum Penang? Source : tiktok @

Once you’ve built up a hearty appetite, make your way to the fabulous Hameed Pata Mee Sotong! This local eatery is famous for its yummy squid noodles that will leave you wanting more. Indulge in the aromatic flavors and tender squid that have made this place a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Continue your cultural journey with a visit to the Art of Dragon Gallery, a haven for art enthusiasts. Admire the intricate dragon sculptures and learn about their symbolic significance in Chinese culture.

To experience Penang’s heritage from a different perspective, take a trishaw ride through the vibrant Penang Streets Arts. Let the trishaw driver show you the hidden gems and architectural wonders of Penang’s UNESCO-listed Georgetown.

Trishaw ride along Penang Street Art. Source : pinterest @

As you explore, make sure to visit Penang Little India, a lovely neighborhood bursting with vibrant colors, aromatic spices, and traditional Indian cuisine. Don’t miss Ais Tingkap, a local favorite for its refreshing window drinks, before making your way to Hameediyah Restaurant for a taste of Penang’s famous Nasi Kandar—a flavorful rice dish with a variety of curries and side dishes.

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One of the best Nasi Kandar in Penang, Hameediyah Restaurant, has been delighting locals and tourists alike with its authentic flavors and rich history for over a century. Source : tiktok @

Day 2: Thrilling Adventures at The TOP KOMTAR Penang 

For an action-packed day filled with thrilling activities and breathtaking views, head to the iconic The TOP Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR) Penang, the tallest building in Georgetown, and it’s packed with excitement just waiting for you.

The beauty of The Top KOMTAR building at night.

Start by heading up to the Observatory Deck on Level 65, where panoramic vistas of Penang’s skyline await. Experience the sheer joy of capturing stunning photographs and immersing yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the island from high above.

Next, go up to Level 68! There, you’ll find the incredible Rainbow Skywalk, a thrilling glass walkway that stretches out beyond the edge of the building. Test your bravery as you walk on transparent flooring with a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful cityscape below.

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Rainbow Skywalk at The TOP KOMTAR Penang. Source : tiktok @

Continue the excitement at the Magic Mirror Maze, a whimsical maze that will challenge your perception and test your senses to find the way out! This mind-blowing attraction is perfect for both children and adults alike!

For more doses of thrilling entertainment, visit Ocean Explorer! It’s a super fun and exciting adventure where you get to dive into virtual marine ecosystems. Here, you’ll encounter a myriad of captivating underwater creatures virtually. Discover fascinating underwater creatures and learn about the importance of conservation.

Ocean Explorer is one of the must visit attractions in The Top KOMTAR Penang
Ocean Explorer is one of the must visit attractions in The Top KOMTAR Penang

Tech Dome is another highlight at The TOP KOMTAR Penang! This place is one of the family-friendly attractions in Penang that must be visited by every family! Here, kids of every age can experience interactive exhibits and participate in many exciting hands-on activities! This place is a gem for science enthusiasts of all ages. Tech Dome Penang is all about sparking curiosity and promoting learning through play! From robotics to astronomy, this educational space sparks curiosity and promotes learning through play.

Tech Dome, The Top KOMTAR Penang is an educational attractions must visited by families and kids
Tech Dome is an educational attractions must visited by families and kids

Wrap up your day two at The Top KOMTAR Penang with a delightful visit to The TOP Boutique Aquarium, where you can observe a diverse range of marine life up close. Be amazed by the stunning coral reefs and colorful fish that call these enchanting tanks their home!

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Part 1 – The Top Boutique Aquarium. Source : tiktok

Day 3: Enjoying the Serene Beauty of Bukit Bendera@Penang Hill 

On your last day in Penang, why not escape to the serene paradise of Bukit Bendera, also known as Penang Hill? Make sure to grab your tickets early for a ride on the super cool funicular train to go up Penang Hill, a historic mode of transport that will take you to the hill.

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Funicular train ride up the Penang Hill. Source : tiktok

Upon reaching the top of Penang Hill, make your way to the Cliff Cafe and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast while relishing the breathtaking views of the city and surrounding hills. Feel the refreshing mountain breeze as it rejuvenates your senses.

Next, discover the enchanting Little Village, one of the top attractions in Penang where you can immerse yourself into a world of nostalgia and try on traditional costumes like Snow White and other iconic characters. Snap incredible photos in Little Village as you transport yourself into different eras!

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A sneak peek into the Little Village in Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill. Source : tiktok @

Looking for an unforgettable brunch experience? Look no further than Kopi Hutan! This amazing eatery is a must-visit destination in Penang that serves mouthwatering local delicacies amidst a lush rainforest setting. Sip your coffee in Kopi Hutan while enjoying the blissful embrace of Mother Nature!

Kopi Hutan, a hidden gem in Penang Hill must be visited by couples, friends and families
Kopi Hutan, a hidden gem in Penang Hill must be visited by couples, friends and families
Tasty coffee brewed from deep inside the forest in kopi hutan penang hill
Tasty coffee brewed from deep inside the forest

Nature lovers will absolutely adore the Monkey Cup Garden! It’s a magical sanctuary filled with captivating carnivorous plants that are native to this incredible region. Come and marvel at the incredible pitcher plants, sundews, and other fascinating species while learning about their intriguing adaptations.

Keep the adventure going on Penang Hill with a visit to The Habitat! This amazing ecotourism destination offers the most breathtaking nature trails and exhilarating canopy walks! Traverse the lush rainforest and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the island from the treetop walkways.

Before heading down the hill, make sure to stop by the Bukit Bendera Sky Deck! It is a perfect spot where you can enjoy panoramic views of Penang’s beautiful landscape from high up above. Immerse yourself in the island’s breathtaking beauty and create unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever!

As you ride the funicular train back down the hill, get ready to explore more exciting attractions in Penang! One of my absolute favorite spots is the Ice Cafe! It is such a cool place (literally!) where you can indulge in the most scrumptious desserts in a super chilly environment. It’s like stepping into a frozen wonderland!

After that, explore the Dark Mansion – 3D Glow In The Dark Museum! It is a place filled with wonder and excitement where you can immerse yourself in the world of fascinating 3D glow-in-the-dark art. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss! Finally, wander through the historical Chew Jetty, a traditional Chinese settlement built on stilts over the beach.

Dark Mansion – 3D Glow In The Dark Museum Penang
Chew Jetty Penang

End your Penang adventure on a delicious note by savoring a flavorful dinner at the famous Deen’s Maju Nasi Kandar Restaurant. Indulge in their flavorful dishes and aromatic spices for a truly satisfying experience.

Penang, with its remarkable blend of cultural heritage, tantalizing cuisine, and breathtaking attractions, offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a truly immersive getaway. Hence, this 3-day travel itinerary has highlighted the best destinations and activities to help you make the most of your visit to Penang. Check out the awesome photos for a complete Penang 3-day travel itinerary and get ready to create lasting memories in Penang!

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As a local living in Malaysia, my passion lies in traversing this wonderful country, uncovering one destination after another. Traveling is more than a hobby for me; it's a journey into new cultures, traditions, and undiscovered corners. Another key part of my travels includes enjoying the culinary delights, ranging from simple street food to delicious dishes in upscale restaurants. My ultimate goal is to share these experiences with you by providing a comprehensive guide, complete resources and exclusive discounts for traveling in Malaysia. Stay tuned for more insights and stories as I continue to explore and share the wonders of Malaysia.

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