3. Satisfy Your Inner Architecture Nerd
Architecture lovers, assemble! Penang’s colonial history means that it’s brimming with beautiful buildings: Set out for the Blue Mansion (14 Leith St., Georgetown, Penang, pictured left), which got its name from its eccentric blue-washed walls. The 19th century mansion breathes a European flair into traditional Chinese architecture with Gothic louvered windows and geometric tiles.
After that, swing by St. George’s Church (1 Lebuh Farquhar, Georgetown, Penang), the oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia, to catch a glimpse of its tall Doric columns and sharp steeple.