George Town Penang for 3 Fun Filled Days

by Jul 1, 2019

Day 1 | George Town

Weather is hot  32c | 91f  /  High Humidity 70%  /  Currency is 1 SGD = 3.06 RM (6/28/19)

Nadia JM Friends First Night at Red Garden Hawker Penang Malaysia

Day 2

  • 8:00am: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9:30am: Leave hotel for Penang Hill
  • 12:45pm: Eat assam laksa at Air Itam Laksa
    • This is where Bourdain visited while in Penang

Nadia JM Friends First Night at Red Garden Hawker Penang Malaysia

  • 1:30pm: Visit Kek Lok Si Temple
  • 2:30pm-3:15pm: Shower, relax and have free high tea at the hotel
  • 3:15pm: Take Grab over to Siam Paradise
  • 3:30pm-6:00pm: Massages at Siam Paradise (2.5 hour package), options include (can also do a la carte)
    • 90 minute relaxing massage, 60 minute foot reflexology (RM 140, ~ $46 SGD)
    • 120 minute hot stone massage, 45 minute foot reflexology (RM 175)
    • 90 minute traditional thai massage, 60 minute foot reflexology (RM 120)
  • 6:15pm: Head towards hotel and have a quick bowl of sweet tofu fa on Kimberly Street
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Free happy hour at the hotel 
  • 7:30pm: Dinner at Maple Palace
    • Chinese style multi-course meal
  • 10:30pm: Drinks at Magazine63

Nadia JM Friends Celebrating at Magazine63 Penang Malaysia

Day 3

  • 8:30am: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00am: Check out of hotel, leave luggage at front desk
  • 10:40am: Start walking to Cheong Fatt Tze
  • 11:00am-11:45am: Check out Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (famous blue mansion)
    • Confirmed- Tickets purchased and booked (MYR 18 per person)
  • 12:00pm: Head back to town and drop by Famous Chendul and Ice Kacang
  • 12:30pm: Take a Grab to Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee
  • 3:00pm: Free Time! Choose your own adventure!
    • Walk around town
    • Get another massage treatment at Siam Paradise (round #2)
    • Penang is known for adorable dessert/coffee shops
    • Explore George Town and check out cute cafes

Out of Nowhere Drinks Penang Malaysia

  • 5:00pm: Go back to the hotel to pick up luggage
  • 5:15pm: Leave hotel with luggage and head to Penang Airport
  • 7:25pm: AirAsia Flight AK1729 leaves Penang for Singapore
  • 9:00pm: Arrive in Singapore

Price Breakdown ~ $375 USD For 2 People

  • AirAsia Round Trip Flight to Penang from Singapore for both of us came to about $220 USD
  • 2 nights of accommodations at Le Dream, booked through for $125 USD 
  • The entire stay in Penang came down to about $250 USD for the 2 of us minus airfare
  • You and another could do our entire trip for less than $375 USD plus food and drink
  • Price Breakdown | $187 Per Person

Reliving Bourdains Assam Laksa Scene Air Itam Penang Malaysia

Packing Suggestions

  • Sunglasses | Hat | Bug spray | Sandals
  • Athletic shoes for walking/hiking
  • Bathing suit (you never know!)
  • A nicer outfit (i.e. Polo/pants for guys and casual/nice dinner dress for Saturday night)
  • Casual outfits for during the days – loose clothing tends to be best

F8T Tips for Penang

  • It will be HOT, always be prepared with sunglasses, sunscreen and/or a hat
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes, there will be quite a bit of walking
  • CASH IS KING– most hawkers in Penang only accept cash, while credit cards may be used at restaurants/cafes, etc.
  • Most of the places we will be eating (with the exception of dinner and bars, will need cash). Suggest to exchange to MYR (ringgit)
    • Easiest is to exchange some before you come
    • Pull $ from the ATM at the airport
    • Exchange from money changers all around Penang 



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