If you are looking for some getaway after all the happenings that Covid-19 had brought about, Penang could be your next destination!
Penang was recently being listed as one of the best destinations to travel to in 2022, according to CNN Travel. The list includes 22 locations among its must-visit destinations.
Being a Malaysian, we just know how special and amazing Penang is, with its delicious and authentic cheap eats, historic heritage spots, and friendly locals. It’s no wonder that Penang is one of the best destinations to travel to in 2022.
Meanwhile, the article pointed Penang is more than a food haven.
“This Malaysian island in the Andaman Sea offers a wide mix of traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes. And then there’s Baba Nyonya — a.k.a. Peranakan — cuisine, which incorporates regional ingredients and Chinese and Malay cooking methods.”
“All of it can be found in hawker centres and shophouses throughout Penang’s capital, George Town, which is filled with historic buildings, from old English mansions to classical Chinese shophouses and Islamic mosques. But there’s so much more than just food and architecture to sustain wanderlust appetites on this 295-square-mile island.”
In addition, the popular Penang Hill was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in September 2021 and this highest point of the state often attracts people who are in love with hiking.
The lovely botanical garden in Penang Hill, which is created in 1884, serves as a repository of Penang Hill’s flora and fauna and it houses more than 200 species of orchids.
“Leading conservation efforts is The Habitat Penang Hill, a world-class rainforest discovery centre that offers guided walks and zipline tours.”
Meanwhile, Penang State Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman, Yeoh Soon Hin had responded to the article by CNN and hailed the listing as a great start to the new year for Penang as it cements the state’s position as a major tourist destination.
So, next time you visit Penang, don’t miss out on the must-go destinations listed here!