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Penang: An Ideal Destination for A Perfect Getaway

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Being regarded as the Pearl of Orient, Penang is covered with a blissful of colonial buildings, harmoniously fuse with modernized architecture, forming a perfect fusion for the old and new in a vibrant and lively city. It’s an extraordinary city and we are here to give you some solid reasons to visit Penang for your next trip!

Besides the typical “food” that we knew, there are other things that would spark up your senses as to why you should give this wonderful city a visit. We would break it down to you one by one for you without further ado.

1. Stunning Beaches

A trip to an island won’t be complete without visiting the beach. Surrounded by lots of beaches – Pantai Keracut, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang are one of the reasons that sum up Penang as an ideal destination for your getaway!

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For an adventure seeker, you might want to check Monkey Beach where it requires you to jungle trekking across to the other side of the island to a peaceful and unpolluted beach in Penang that promises you a glamourous sunset view.

2.Delightful Delicacies

Perhaps this is a portion where we should leave it blank as it varies to different types of person that prefer different kinds of food. However, with their historical charm, Penang’s sultry delicacies are world-renowned and even the ambassadors or country leaders would pay for a visit. That shows how good it is!

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Popular in nationwide, some of them have successfully opened a franchise in all over Malaysia, such as Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol and Him Heang Tambun Biscuit. Besides, there are some delicacies where you can only get the authentic taste in Penang, such as the Ayer Itam Asam Laksa and Penang Char Kuey Teow.

3.Remarkable Heritage Sites

Penang should be proud of themselves in terms of preserving the old architectures and refining them to a heritage site. Places such as the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese descendant family house that dated back into the 20th century is a sight to behold.

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With an outstanding architecture and to show the diversified culture in Penang, Masjid Kapitan Keling, St George Church, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, and Penang Peranakan Mansion are deeply rooted in the city.

Some other famous landmarks, such as City Hall of Penang, Fort Cornwallis, and the Jubilee Clock Towers are all building from the colonized era and preserved up until now. Aged but gems to the island.

4. Amusing Attractions

The iconic KOMTAR tower is perhaps the must-visit attractions in Penang and not to mention, there are also packed with all kinds of museum surrounded the bustling city. Moreover, the street arts that revolved within the artistic city adds in sparks and brought attentions to tourist worldwide.

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Other attractions such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Chew Jetty, Penang Hill, and Escape Themed Park are worth the visit and rich in arts and cultures. Nonetheless, it is an island that is full of attractions that are well worth your time.

5. Pleasant Stay

Having a long day wandering in the streets of Penang can be tiresome at times. A nice and cosy stay would help to recharge and embark on a whole new journey. And Cititel Penang is the answer for all your worry! A magnificent 17-storey high, 4-Star hotel that stood tall in the heart of George Town, Penang.

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Cititel Penang comes with 451 comfortable and well-appointed rooms, it’s 5 minutes away from the Penang Ferry Terminal and a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The famed Batu Feringghi beach is only 30 minutes away by car.

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Be it a business or family occasion, Cititel Penang guarantees you with their excellent hospitality and services – the perfect choice for the perfect stay. Last but not least, a piece of good news to share with you, by applying the promo code “BESTRATECHM” to enjoy up to 20% discount when you book directly through the website www.cititelpenang.com.

 

Location: 66, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Contact: +604 291 1188

Website: www.cititelpenang.com

 

 

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5 Unique Cafés in Phuket That You Must Visit

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Phuket is a gem island for Thailand, and mostly due to their sandy white beaches, sizzling hot sun and excellent location for a summer vacation. However, there are also no shortage of wonderful and unique cafés that lurks in the towns and streets of Phuket. Let us check out these 5 unique cafés in Phuket that you must pay a visit.

1. Taitong Café

We start off with the authentic and old rustic Taitong Café, one that brought up the real-life antiques of an old Phuket Town. Stepping into the café is like taking a peek of the traditional days of Phuket.

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There was an old blue colour Song Thaew (or commonly known as Tuk Tuk) that has been made into a minibar inside the café. It is one of the main attractions of this café, and also a famous Instagramable location.

Their famous coffee here is their cappuccino, rumour has it this coffee has a kick in it!

 

Address: 54 Thalang Road, Talad Yai, Muang, Phuket, 83000
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 8 am to 8.30pm

 

2. Bookhemian Coffee Bar

For those bookworms out that, congratulations, we have found you a serene location, Bookhemian Coffee Bar, where you can diverse into your own reading universe without the outer world interruption in Phuket.

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Once you enter the here, there is a unique ambience that clouds on the entire café. Shelves of books, art magazines and local photography can be found here, while hipsters could also stop by at 2nd floor for the mini-cinema.

 

Address: 61 Thalang Road, Old Phuket Town 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9AM-7PM, Sat to Sun: 9AM-8:30PM

 

3.We Café Salad & Coffee

If you are a vegetarian, this café might just be the best place to hang out in Phuket. Introducing We Café Salad & Coffee, a unique café that located along Chaofa West Road. (between Phuket Town and Chalong Temple)

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The café has a hydroponic farm in their backyard, providing them fresh veggies and salads. The atmosphere inside the café is somehow like a tropical rainforest, with wooden tables and chairs, and a wooden tree pillar as decorations.

Perhaps the most interesting part is you can choose your very own toppings for your salad with their fresh veggies and plants

 

Address: 5/30 Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road, Old Town Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 7:30AM-8PM

 

4. Factory Café

This café has its brilliance and creative touch thanks to local architect Tantanan Srinawakul that successfully blends rustic and industrial concept into one. On the outside of the café, it’s nothing fancy and unnoticeable, but once you stepped in, it morphs into a polish urban space with fashionable décor.

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Besides the artfully designed decorations, their Asian-Fusion delights and food are the main reasons that you should pay a visit. The food that they prepared is filled with creativity and artistry that food bloggers and Instagrammers will flock into this place.

Just order a dessert and you will get why it is listed as one of the must-visit cafés in Phuket. Be prepared to be amazed by it.

 

Address: 81, 83 Satoon Road
Opening hours: 10.30 am to 11 pm daily

 

5. The Tent

Yes, you heard it right, it’s called The Tent, and you are literally having your wonderful time, in a café, in an indoor teepee tent. How many cafés have you seen with a tent inside? The low tables with turquoise white teepee tent and cosy cushions make this spot one of a kind.

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Inspired by the Native-American theme, The Tent is one of a kind café in Phuket with its unique decorations and food. The foods here serve with a “Tent” theme. Such as waffles being cut and assemble into a firewood stack like serving, and a marsh-mellow being “hanged” over the coffee.

Do give it a try here if you are in search of a unique café in Phuket. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

 

Address: 16 Thepkasattri Road, Old Phuket Town 83000, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon, Wed to Sun: 9:30AM-8PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

 

About Asia Travel Club

Asia Travel Club makes influencer management a breeze by leveraging social commerce and messaging platforms to provide a new engagement environment for influencers and travel brands across the ASEAN Economic Community, Greater China, Japan and South Korea.

Are you interested in harnessing your social influence to connect with our hotel partners across Asia for a free hotel stay? Request your sponsored stay now through Asia Travel Club Social App! Chat with us on Messenger at m.me/asiatravelclub to find out more, or you could also join our Telegram here to get the latest stories update.

 

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