Explore Penang under your own steam without a guide. An easy city to navigate with an excellent Georgetown Heritage Trail, the city is best discovered on foot. The trail will take you past some of the largest colonial buildings in South East Asia. Visit Fort Cornwallis, built in 1808 marking the spot where Sir Francis Light (the founder of the British Colony of Penang) first landed on the island. Stroll down the Street of Harmony to visit the Mahamariaman Indian Temple, the Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Chinese Temple and the Kepitan Keling Mosque. Another highlight is the Khoo Kongsi, a beautiful Chinese mansion. Finally walk along the narrow clan jetties billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, home to the stilted homes of various Chinese clans. The Chew Jetty is a highlight with the longest walkway and home to an inviting temple along the way.
The street art around Penang will be sure to catch your eye as you stroll the jalans. These masterpieces are now iconic in Penang and make fantastic photo stops.