Penang Food: Char Koay Teow


Char Koay Teow is the top and most popular food which one must try when visiting Penang. There are also quite a number of Char Koay Teow stalls in Penang with each stall having their specialty sauce and ingredients. Liked by both locals and foreigners, Char Koay Teow is made from flat rice noodles, which are stir-fried over very high heat with soy sauce, chilli, and most often, with eggs and prawns too.

Penang Isle: The Snake Temple

The Snake Temple (also known as Temple of the Azure Clouds) is located at the sourthern end of Penang, not far from the Penang International Airport. The small temple is home to a few varieties of snake species, mostly pit vipers (although the number of snakes there are getting fewer now due to nearby industrial development).

According to legend, the temple was built in to worship a deified monk who was also a great healer. Before the building of the temple, the monk had given shelter to the snakes of the nearby jungle and when the temple was completed, the snakes moved in.

A Penang Trishaw


Once a common mode of travel in George Town, the trishaw (or also known as beca, rickshaw) now serves mostly as a tourist transportation which carries passengers around the streets of George Town in a leisurely pace.

Penang Isle: The Butterfly Farm

Located at the northwest end of the island in Teluk Bahang, the Penang Butterfly Farm is regarded as the World’s 1st Live Butterfly Sanctuary. Thousands of butterflies can be found within the sanctuary, and it is an interesting place worth visiting for those who are touring Penang.

The Penang Butterfly Farm which was established in 1986, is the first tropical butterfly farm ever set up in the tropical world, with an average flying population of 4000 Malaysian butterflies of 120 different species. Besides butterflies, the farm also features various other insects as well.

For more info about the Penang Butterfly Farm, please visit its official site at www.butterfly-insect.com