Little India Penang
||Lebuh Cecil, 10300 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Little India Penang is located in Georgetown, the capital of Penang. It is in the centre of
Penang Heritage zone. It covers the area around 3 streets. They are Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Queen
and Jalan Pasar.
Once you are in Little India Penang, you can hear traditional Indian music playing.
Along Market Street (Jalan Pasar), there are many fashion Indian stores. They sell mostly
saree, silk and cotton, almost anything that has the essence of India. Apart from the
interesting shops with vibrant colors, there are multiple shops selling delicious
Indian culinary. The food is affordable and tasty. There are roti canai, thosai,
briyani rice, tandoori chicken and more. There, you can experience to taste the food
on a banana leaf with your hand and no utensils. Of course, you can request for spoon
and forks. They sell fresh coconut juice there too. This is definitely the must-visit
place when you step foot in Penang.
After experiencing Little India, go to Khoo Kongsi Penang to get a taste of Chinese essence.
It is one of the grandest clan temples cum meeting hall. It is too, a place that preserves
the name plaques of late Khoo family members. There is a popular Taoist temple namely
Kuan Yin Teng Temple which situated not far away from Little India. It is always crowded
with tourists and devotees making offerings and prayers to the god. To experience more
cultures and traditions, go to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Pinang Peranakan Mansion for
a guided, informative tour around the mansions. You can go down to Gurney Beach Penang
to enjoy the cool breeze while strolling along the pedestrian pavement built.
Here are some tips for those who plan for a stay in Penang. Tanjung Bungah hotels offer various
stay packages with a cheaper price compared to Georgetown hotels as they situated further away
from the centre of the city,
You can get to Georgetown from Penang Airport by taxi or by Rapid Bus Penang. Then, hop
on a trishaw in Georgetown to reach Little India. It costs around RM1.50 per kilometer.
You can rent a scooter, motorbike and even walk around Georgetown as most of the attractions
are within walking distances.