‘Alor Setar – George Town – Batu Ferringhi’ Road Trip

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Scrumptious Char Kuey Teow at various locations (Image Credit: VKeong)

Penang is popular for their famous hawker food. Remember to sample some char kuey teow (notable ones are in Khoon Hiang Cafe, Lorong Selamat, Mei Le Hwa, and Kimberley Street), Penang cendol (famous ones are in Lebuh Keng Kwee, and Macalister Lane), and asam laksa from Air Itam Market Food Court.

Other local favourites are the apom manis at Kedai Kopi New Cathay, nasi kandar at Nasi Kandar Beratur (yes, many people do queue here for their food), and pasembur, a Malaysian-Indian salad like a rojak that can be found at Hussain Pasembur and Gerai No. 9 at Gurney Drive.

For a walk through history, you can visit the Camera Museum in George Town. And for those who are more adventurous, there’s Escape Adventureplay, an outdoor adventure park that has various physical challenges of different difficulties to suit everyone.

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Take a look at some local craft while chomping on street food (Image Credit: Timeout.com)

To enjoy the sea breeze and ocean views, next stop would be Batu Ferringhi. Here you can take a stroll by the beach or through the night market which is popular for street food. Everyone here typically speaks in Hokkien, so if you’re about to order something, just remember the key word, “kam sia” which stands for thank you, and it would bring you a long way.

Distance travelled: Approx. 134 km.

This article was originally published on Vulcan Post:
https://vulcanpost.com/538721/road-trips-travellers-malaysia

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