Penang 2014 – Sights, Colours and Street Art Around Penang

Before our trip to Penang, I read a lot about the many interesting sights, colours and street arts around Penang. I even had some of the must-see places marked before our trip. But when we were there, we kinda lost track of time and my plan was kinda messed up. Still we managed to spot some interesting street art and sights as we roamed around the streets aimlessly, going wherever our feet brought us. It was quite an experience we had.

If you have never been to Penang and is wondering how the place generally looks like, here are some photos for your reference.

People and Buildings around Penang

Nice vintage store at Georgetown

The things in there are quite pretty and nice for gifts. If I was in there some 10 years ago, I would properly walk out with quite a lot of stuff to give as gifts. But now with family to support, I stopped buying unnecessary things when I’m traveling. Yes, that means no more pretty gifts for family and friends. 😛

Art along Streets of Penang

Interesting painting and illustrations are plentiful around Georgetown. If you do not have a map or street art guide with you, be sure to look around everywhere you walk, especially along small and back alleys cos you’ll never know what you will discover! Look up, down, left, right and all around!

Everywhere where there are street art like these, you will see tourists waiting and hanging around just to wait for their chance to take a shot with the illustration. We were too lazy and so I just snap when I can, and if there is no clean view for the art, then I’ll just walk away.

More of our Penang experience here.

Penang 2014 – Purrfect Cat Cafe at Georgetown Penang, Malaysia

Our first visit to a cat cafe and it was in Penang! Purrfect Cat Cafe is a nice place to relax, chill and charge up after a day walk around Georgetown, Penang. When you are there, do remember to place your order at the cashier counter on level 1 before heading up to the second floor. No one told us about it when we were there so I had to go up and down and up again just to get our drinks ordered. And do remember to wash your hands too before climbing up the stairs!

The place has got two stories, below a shop where cat lovers can find pretty cat gifts and accessories. And the upper storey house the small cafe and the cat patting room.

Purrfect Cat Cafe Shop (Lower storey)

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe (Upper storey)

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

We tried the Cempedak crepe cake and it was nice, we liked the taste. Crepe was a little tough though.

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

When there’s food and cat, there’s cat people too…

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe The Cat Petting and Play Room

To keep the cats in safe environment, they are in another room separated by a door from the main cafe area. There were air purifier in the room too, to help keep the place cleaner. Now say “Awwwwwww…..

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Check out the Purrfect Cat Cafe on Facebook.

More of our Penang experience here.

Penang Trip 2014 – Sunway Hotel Georgetown

In June 2014, we visited Penang for the first time and we had the pleasure to getaway alone without the girls. Penang is quite a easy to go around place to visit and we are planning to bring the girls one day when they are older. This trip, we stayed at the Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang. The hotel is clean, easily accessible and modern, just the way we like it.

The Deluxe Room at Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang

We were too hungry upon checked in so we ordered Lollipop Chicken for quick bite before heading out to the night market for dinner. These were quite tasty.

View from our room window

The tall building is Komtar Tower where the bus interchange is located. Walkable in less than 8 minutes from the hotel, or there are a few buses that will pass by the main streets near the hotel too. Tip: Check the nearby bus stops around the hotel, their bus routes are quite easy to understand, as there are only two main directions, traveling up and down the streets of Penang.

Penang Tau Sar Piah store just behind the hotel, right in front of the hotel’s back entrance.

Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang is strategically located in the center of town within the commercial district. Sunway Hotel Georgetown is in close proximity to government offices, heritage landmarks – that have led to the state capital being accorded its status as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – shopping malls, the entertainment hub, food district – New Lane is one of the famous hawker center in Penang and other tourist attractions.

More of our Penang experience here.