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!
Bonus: Indulge in a Spacation
The in-house spa The Spacation at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang deserves a special mention for its meticulous and caring therapists and treatments. We were recommended the Herbal Hot Compress Massage, a full body massage with aromatherapy oil that uses a hot steamed pouch stuffed with a special concoction of herbs and spices. Inspired by the centuries-old healing practices of the Malaysian Peranakan culture, the treatment is said to help improve blood circulation, reduce backaches, and soothes sore, stiffed, and overworked muscles. Perfect for those of us hunched over our computers in freezing cold offices all day long. Other treatments available include a herbal steam bath, an aloe vera body wrap, customised body scrubs, facials, as well as basic manicure and pedicure.
Weekender would like to thank DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang for making this trip possible.