Like many Penangites, I spent my childhood growing up in George Town. But now if you walk through the streets of the heritage enclave at night, you will quickly realize that not many residents remain. Because of rising property prices, locals have moved out to other parts of the island. This of course means there is a lot more to Penang than just George Town.
Luckily, you will probably have the opportunity to experience some of the more bustling “local” areas as you make your way to Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple. Why not jump off the bus early and go for a walk through areas like Farlim, Air Itam, Rifle Range, and Reservoir Garden? Don’t worry, we’ll help you get started.
Find places around the island on Capturing Penang:
- Farlim Night Market
- Jelutong Night Market
- Penang National Park
- Air Itam Dam
- The Temple of Fine Arts
- Bao Sheng Durian Farm
- Penang Botanic Gardens
- Penang Hill - Crag Hotel/Uplands School
- Air Itam Morning Market