Rasa Sayang – Batu Feringgi. Acres of majestic gardens celebrating nature and centuries old trees, superior five star service and admirable attempts at being a socially responsible corporation. A first class experience.
Straits Collection, Armenian St. Residences – Georgetown. Chic, rustic, artistic, in central heritage location. Spacious living areas make it ideal for families or those wanting a bit more space or longer stay.
Campbell House – Georgetown. Boutique hotellery at its finest. Luxurious accommodation well suited for a couple’s getaway.
Hard Rock Hotel – Batu Feringgi. Fun, fun, fun! Be sure to book a Deluxe Lagoon room where you can dive off your deck straight into the pool.
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While known for its street food, Penang is teaming with newly opened more upscale eateries.
Weissbrau – Wholesome porky meals, nothing artificial, no chemicals. Must try their pork knuckle, seamen’s mussels and ice cold beer.
Spasso Milano – A real Milanese chef and al fresco dining by the marina.
Feringgi Grill – Must do the tasting menu and if you have room order their 25 year old specialities – table service tomato soup and caesar salad.
Tree Monkey – Don’t leave the island without a visit. Thai tapas and thrilling cocktails in the tree tops.
Il Bacaro – Venetian style tapas and home made limoncello.
Hard Rock Cafe – Rockin’ ambience, juicy burgers, giant sized meals
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Irawaddy Fine Foods – NY style deli. Probably the only place on the island you can get a Classic NY toasted Reuban Sandwich.
Pizzeria @ Hard Rock Hotel – Wood fired pizzas by the sea and a humble chef with a heart warming story
China House – Georgetown. Espresso based coffees brewed by trained baristas and home made cakes. Live jazz Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.