Penang Travel Guide

Get a list of the places Tony Bourdain stayed, dined and visited while in Penang.


Activities
Assam Laksa Stall Near Kek Lok Si Temple
Tourists visit the ornate Kek Lok Si temple to see the huge statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. But serious culinary aficionados know it as the landmark for one of the best Penang assam laksa (fish broth noodles) stalls, set up 59 years ago.
  • 15 Lebuh Rambai 6
  • Air Itam, Penang 11500 Malaysia

Assam Laksa Stall Near Kek Lok Si Temple

Tourists visit the ornate Kek Lok Si temple to see the huge statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. But serious culinary aficionados know it as the landmark for one of the best Penang assam laksa (fish broth noodles) stalls, set up 59 years ago.
15 Lebuh Rambai 6 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia
Snake Temple
Going to a Chinese temple and draping yourself with crawling vipers is like some ritual scene that David Carradine and Bruce Lee could be doing together.
  • 11300 Bayan Lepas
  • Bayan Lepas, Penang 11900 Malaysia

Snake Temple

Going to a Chinese temple and draping yourself with crawling vipers is like some ritual scene that David Carradine and Bruce Lee could be doing together.
11300 Bayan Lepas Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Hotels
Hotel Penaga
Located on the corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke
  • Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke
  • George Town, Penang Malaysia

Hotel Penaga

Located on the corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke
Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: 604-261-1891
Straits Collection
  • 89 Lebuh Armenian
  • George Town, Pulau Pinang 10300 Malaysia

Straits Collection

89 Lebuh Armenian George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: 60 4-263 7299
Rasa Sayang Resort
  • Batu Ferringhi
  • Batu Ferringhi, Penang 10470 Malaysia

Rasa Sayang Resort

Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: 60-4-888-8888

Restaurants & Bars
Red Garden
One of Penang’s culinary gems is the Red Garden. The bright red-neon and fluorescent food court sits in the middle of Leith Street.
  • No. 20, Leith Street
  • George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia

Red Garden

One of Penang’s culinary gems is the Red Garden. The bright red-neon and fluorescent food court sits in the middle of Leith Street.
No. 20, Leith Street George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: 6012-421-6767
Nasi Kandar "Line Clear"
"Line Clear" sits in an alleyway off Penang Road. In Malaysian street lingo, "line clear" means business as usual for whatever moves through busy back lanes.
  • Jalan Penang
  • Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang Malaysia

Nasi Kandar "Line Clear"

"Line Clear" sits in an alleyway off Penang Road. In Malaysian street lingo, "line clear" means business as usual for whatever moves through busy back lanes.
Jalan Penang Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: 60-4-261-4440
New Lane
Tony Bourdain and food writer/journalist Helen Ong explore the culinary delights of New Lane. Tony tries char kway teow (stir-fried ricecake strips) for the first time.
  • 33 New Lane
  • George Town, Penang 10400 Malaysia

New Lane

Tony Bourdain and food writer/journalist Helen Ong explore the culinary delights of New Lane. Tony tries char kway teow (stir-fried ricecake strips) for the first time.
33 New Lane George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: 60-4-229-9988
Muthu
Tony and Leonard enjoy some of Penang's best banana leaf curry: chicken, mutton, crab and fish. Mutha's is a local's only establishment that is fiercely loved.
  • 143 Acheen St
  • George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia

Muthu

Tony and Leonard enjoy some of Penang's best banana leaf curry: chicken, mutton, crab and fish. Mutha's is a local's only establishment that is fiercely loved.
143 Acheen St George Town, Penang, Malaysia
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Mysteries at the Museum

Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

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