[Disclaimer: this trip was sponsored by Casio]
Penang has always been synonymous with food for me – particularly Char Kway Teow, of course, but my recent trip showed me how much more Penang had to offer!
Here’s a handy 1 day itinerary, in case anyone is planning on making a speedy drop by Penang.
- Cool down with Cendol – quick stop at Penang Street
Truth – this can’t compare to the cendol in Malacca. The gula melaka is obviously not as kilat; but with the heat, anything in iced coconut milk tastes like a winner.Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Address: 27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10100 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am – 7pm / Sat & Sun 10am – 7.30pm
- Visit some vipers at the Snake Temple
I’m not a fan of snakes, but I’ve never heard of a temple that had snakes in it. If you were short on time I’d say this can be skipped – what’s interesting is that there are many vipers at this temple that you can take photographs with, or spend time spotting among the trees. Other than that, pretty meh.
Photo ops with snakes!
View from the topSnake Temple
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
- Take in the breeze at Chew Jetty
Chew Jetty is one of the 6 Clan Jetties left in Penang. It’s quite interesting – as touristy as it’s become, it seems like an entire community has formed on this jetty. Take a peek into the basic accommodation they stay in, and grab an ice cream to savour as you hit the end of the jetty.
- Get your hipster on at George Town
I really loved the vibe at these lanes in George Town! It felt a little like Haji Lane in Singapore – and there was street art at every corner.
Perfect place for selfies and OOTDs! Might be a good idea to rent a bike if you’re gonna go mural hunting.
This was white chocolate covered ice-cream!
- Grab dinner at the nearby hawker: Lorong Bahru
To be honest, it’s not exactly the best place for the best food – but it’s conveniently located and you can try everything here!
Penang Char Kway Teow
- Chill out with After-Dinner drinks at ChinaHouse
China House is basically a really long and narrow shophouse, but they’ve outfitted every room to a different theme. It offers a wide variety of cakes up front! But do walk all the way to the end of the shophouse to enjoy drinks and live music. (No pics here sorry! Was too tired D:)
Summary of the day in video-form, in case TL:DR –
All pictures were taken with the Casio ZR3600! Here are some of the features that stood out for me:
- The Selfie technology was a super standout for me – the flip screen on the camera makes it easy to frame selfies, and the technology (as you can see from my pics) gives you fresh, clear skin, no matter how hot and sweaty you are or tired you are after coming out of a plane, or if you had a bad breakout. It even lets you choose from skin-tone options (fair, medium or tanned) and its advanced technology keeps your beauty shots looking natural (no weird clumping of hair).
- True-to-life colours (no post-editing was done in my photos or videos)
- Superior zoom function – 93.6x maximum zoom – with no loss of clarity (See this at work in the video!)
- All the features you need in a small compact camera that comes in fun colours (pink, purple or white) – it’s only less than 250g
- Easy sharing function (for all your Facebook and Instagram updating on-the-go) through Bluetooth & Exilim Connect app
All in all, it was a pretty powerful fuss-free camera to use while traveling… allowing you to just snap and go, and does its job without having you to worry about different settings, draining battery life or slow start ups or focusing speeds.