Penang Island is a kaleidoscope of old charm intermix with new Penang which is fast, furious and alive with culture and its people. Nicknamed Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches besides being food paradise. Some of the most interesting sites include the largest Buddhist temple KekLok Si Temple. Be awed with the best of 18th and 19th-century Chinese architecture the award-winning Cheong FattTze Mansion. Don’t miss Fort Cornwallis and its 17th century chapel, prison cells, and ammunition storage area.