Penang is a wonderful holiday island with loads to see, do and experience. The guided heritage tour of Georgetown (Unesco World heritage site) is a must to truly understand the different cultures and religions that live in the town and on the island. A wonderful lady called Theresa did our tour and she gave us a real insight in to the area. There is so much history here that needs to be preserved for future generations to enjoy. The Edelweiss cafe on Armenian Street is a nice place to have a cold drink and lunch after the tour. The staff are friendly too which helps.
You should also take time to visit the Georgetown museum, Fort Cornwallis and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. At the mansion we had a wonderful guide who brought it's past to life for us.The bridge to the mainland is also worth a view and why not come back across on the ferry to get a real feel for life on this wonderful island. I can also recommend the E&O Hotel and The Shangri las Rasa Sayang hotel for a bite to eat with very good views. Take the time to visit Penang Hill (Aug 2010 -currently only accessible in a 4X4, but the refurbished train starts again soon) to watch the lights come on below you. Make sure you have a table booked at the wonderful David Browns restaurant for a very nice meal with excellent views.Cherish your time in Penang because it is worth it!!!