The Pearl of the Orient is also home to one of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia
Just less than an hour and a half away from Singapore, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches, delicious food, and plenty of cultural sights. Fondly regarded as Malaysia’s food capital, the holiday destination is often considered the perfect place for Singaporeans looking for a quick getaway. From tucking into mouth-watering local fare and hunting down murals in Georgetown, here are some fun things for you to check out the next time you’re in Penang for the first time. In fact, even if you’ve been to Penang before, some of these simple pleasures just never get old! Enjoy!
1. Check out Malaysia’s first Teddy Bear Museum
From one of the very first batches of teddy bears ever made, to miniature teddies and even human sized ones, TeddyVille Museum houses Malaysia’s largest collection of Teddy Bears from all over the world, some of which date back to as early as the 1900s. Walking through the museum also feels like a mini lesson in the history of Penang, as you’ll get to see bears dressed up in elaborate costumes against backdrops that represent the many attractions, history, and famous personality in Penang. Pictured are Captain Francis Light, founder of Penang Island (left), and famous fashion designer Jimmy Choo (sitting down, right), a born-and-bred Penang homeboy.