Sunday Special – Penang, Malaysia

This state in the northwest is partly on Peninsular Malaysia and the rest on Penang Island. I visited the capital of Georgetown which is located on Penang Island. I have to say it is my favourite place in Malaysia. A bustling centre known for amazing food, it did not disappoint. My tastebuds were amazed. Add the cool street art and the old colonial-era building (all with stories to tell I’m certain) and I was very taken with this gem of Malaysia. Additionally Penang is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju / Wanders The World

Around Georgetown

A Chinese Temple

A local mosque

Colonial-era architecture

The colours of Penang

Penang Street Art

One of many pieces of wire art around Georgetown

Man in a Rickshaw – it’s a huge mural on the side of a building

One of Penang’s more famous pieces of street art

Another mural on a wall

A smaller wire art installation

This wall mural wash down the street from our hostel


One of the many hawker stalls, each serving one or two specific dishes

Adding fresh-made sambal sauce and fresh curry leaves to one of our dishes at cooking class

Angle bean salad, again made at cooking class

Nasi Lemak, THE dish of Penang and oh-so-good (cooking class)

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre

Chicken, beef and lamb satays with peanut sauce

Char Koay Teow – a yummy chicken & noodle dish

Have no idea what’s in it but probably the best noodles ever!


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