"I want to visit the old towns in Vietnam!""Thailand has such beautiful temples."
"The food in the Philippines is supposed to be awesome!"
But what about our own country, which is also a big part of the much-loved touristy part of the world called South East Asia?
Well, I got the chance to explore Penang with Air Asia Bloggers Community (AABC), and although I've been there twice before, there was so much more to discover, especially since we were assigned a Penang blogger as a "guide" for every group!
|Jian, an aunty who showed us the way, Ana, Ken (our Penang blogger), Diana and me!|
1. Best breakfast in Penang
According to Ken, Penangites have a lot of choice when it comes to breakfast. Some like roti bakar (toast, usually with kaya and butter), some prefer char key teow, others prefer chee cheong fun Penang style, but whatever you choose, there's one thing everyone can agree on, and that is that they're all YUMMY! We opted to go to MacAlistar Road as a lot of the other groups headed for roti bakar.
|One of the many street art pieces around Georgetown|
3. Penang Essentials
|Options: You can take the bus, rent a bicycle, hop on a ferry, or just get around on your trusty two feet!|
4. Heritage Trail
|Old buildings are kept almost pristine..|
5. Eat Penang Style
Yep, the last challenge was food again. If you're Malaysian, you'd definitely know that Penang is known as the food capital of Malaysia. All kinds of dishes still cooked the traditional way (a lot of street hawkers still operate there), at a significantly lower price than other places in Malaysia, with no compromise on taste. Voila! A table-full of nyonya cuisine was a no-brainer!
Looking for a getaway? Air Asia flies to Penang from Kota Kinabalu twice daily, so no pesky transits to get in the way of you and a great time!