4 Insta-Worthy Spots In Penang To Complete Your Weekend Trip

Endless of charms are found in the island of Penang that allures the mass population of Malaysia. From a variety of scrumptious dishes to feast on to astounding heritage buildings that showcase the city’s vibrant history, you should never miss any of Penang’s attractions when you make a trip to the island.

While there are heaps of places to look-see around Malaysia, Penang is home to some of the most photographic places. It is no surprise that Penang is one of the top destination choices for couples’ pre-wedding photoshoots, filled with awe-inspiring historical and cultural surroundings.

What’s a trip without some awesome images to line your Instagram feed, right? Look no further, as Penang has earned its spot as an absolutely insta-worthy location.

Penang China House

Penang China House
Photo credit: China House

Avid cafe hoppers would have heard of China House before even setting their foot in Georgetown, Penang. Apart from its ridiculously delicious array of freshly baked cakes lined at the front of the store (which we highly recommend trying), China House is also a quirky nook, popular for its compound of three heritage buildings that are linked by an open air courtyard, giving off vintage and nostalgic vibes.

Many of its unique spaces have been converted into cafes, shops, art galleries and even live music spots, making it a versatile venue to chill at. With 20 different photo-opportunity locations to choose from, China House is like a true paradise for foodies and photo junkies.

Straits Quay Marina Mall

Straits Quay Marina Mall
Photo credit: Straits Quay

Straits Quay is Penang’s first and only destination with a glamorous seafront shopping complex.It boasts excellent views of the sea with an outstanding lighthouse that illuminates the entire quay once the night sets in. Straits Quay’s colonial-styled buildings transform this place into the perfect location for portraiture photoshoots. The nightlife at the quay is also well-established, lined with a myriad of fancy restaurants and bars.

Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi Beach
Photo credit: Penang.ws

If you have had enough of photographing Penang’s attractions in the city, make your way up to north-west of Georgetown and be captivated by the breathtaking surroundings of Batu Ferringhi beach. Here, you can experience unparalleled relaxation or enjoy a host of thrill-seeking adventures on the pristine beach. Locals are familiar with tropical beach weddings at Batu Ferringhi such as those hosted by Holiday Inn Resort Penang. Hence having photoshoots within the serenity of the beach is as trendy as it gets.

For more information on offers for a wedding event, click here to check out Holiday Inn Resort Penang’s Facebook.  

Holiday Inn Resort Penang
72, Jalan Batu Ferringhi,
11100 Penang,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+60 4-886 6666

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art
Photo credit: Only Penang

Taking a stroll around Georgetown of Penang has always been an exciting adventure of food, culture and art. One of the main Penang attractions here showcases an array of impressive street artworks that is listed as a World Heritage Site. No doubt, you would have your photos taken with these while in Penang.

Where can you find most of these amazing murals? Head over to Lebuh Armenian, where tons of sculptures and humongous wall paintings became the limelight destination for photography. Some of the most popular murals have faded over time before getting replaced by newer ones, which is why many tourists flock over to marvel at the street art before they officially make history.

Prefer having your photos taken by a professional? At Kaodim, you can hire various kinds of photography services, be it for your own personal portraits or a pre-wedding photoshoot with your loved one. Check out our article on the important things wedding photographers want you to know

Guest Author: Jade Huang is a writer at Consider Digital, a digital marketing agency based in Kuala Lumpur.