Penang: Malaysia's Food Paradise
You won’t go to this island for its beaches (unless you want to see monkeys), but you’ll stay for its colonial charm and tasty dishes: char kway teow, popiah and yong tau foo, to name a few.
Monkey BeachTeluk Duyung is an uninhabited island, except for long-tailed macaques for which it is nicknamed "Monkey Beach." A short boat ride from Penang, it is a popular swimming, fishing and BBQ spot. Word to the wise: The monkeys are not shy and may make away with any food or valuables left unattended. 960 1280
Penang Botanic GardensEstablished by the British in 1884, Penang Botanic Gardens offer 70 acres of landscaped tropical gardens with shady walks and a playground for local monkeys. The public park is also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" thanks to a cascading waterfall nearby. 960 1280
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