One of the packages we have on offer is for Penang. I have never been to Penang, but it definitely on my list as all my Malaysian friends tell me it is THE place to go for foodies. The street food here is supposed to be among the best places in Asia - which is a big call considering how much awesome food there is in this region.
Something that's not in that article, which I heard about from a Malaysian native I met last week at a travel conference, is the rising trend of cool street art popping up in the backstreets and alleyways of Penang. The most famous of these are by a Lithuanian artist called Ernest Zacharevic, and originally painted as part of the 2012 Georgetown Festival. The project - called Mirrors George Town - features portraitures and whimsical scenes celebrating life in the inner city. They have become super popular with locals and visitors, and some feature real-life elements, like the bike in "Little Children on a bicycle" and the chair in "Reaching Up".
For an iconic place to stay, the 5 star Eastern & Oriental Hotel is one of the top picks for Penang and is a 2013 Travelers Choice Winner on Trip Advisor for luxury. This historical hotel dates back to 1885, but is still one of the most luxurious options inside George Town. Think majestic grandeur and understated elegance, discreet butlers and classic decor. It also has a seafront location and an outdoor pool with water views.