For decades, Penang has been the go-to destination for a short trip or a food adventure for locals and tourists.
Besides the rich cultural heritage and spectacular plethora of street food that Penang has to offer, many people also flock to the island for its pristine beaches.
Penang’s beaches are so popular, in fact, it recently earned a spot on International Living’
s list of '21 Great Value Beach Destinations Around The World
And if that's not good news enough, the Pearl of the Orient managed to make into the top 10 by placing eighth in the list
According to the American website, culturally, Penang is “a mind-blowing place to live, and with a mix of these cultures, the food is touted to be the best in all of Southeast Asia.”
“Eat where the locals eat and you can’t go wrong. It’s safe for foreigners, delicious, and you can get a filling meal for less than US$5 (RM20.55)
also added that a couple can rent and live well in Penang for about US$1,455 (RM5,979.32) per month.
There are only two countries from Asia that made the list. Besides Penang, Bali made the list by taking the 21st
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In case you were wondering, Salinas, Ecuador topped the list, followed by Pedasi and Bocas del Toro; both located in Panama.
Well, as a local, we can 100 per cent verify that everything said about Penang is true. It’s cheap, scenic, and helps keep your tummy (and Instagram feed) full.