3 Things To Do On Your Runcation In Penang

The Performance Series 2017 is a series of running races throughout the year around Singapore and Malaysia’s iconic landmarks. And in Malaysia, TPS will have the first stop in the most touristic location – Penang on 9 July 2017!


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Penang, also known as the pearl of the orient, is situated on the northwest side of the Peninsular Malaysia and there are loads of activities and sights on the island. While running 5km, 10km or 21km in The Performance Series – Penang, here are 3 things to do on your runcation in Penang!

#1 Explore The Heritage Street

Penang is an excitingly diverse city that crammed with the juxtaposition of locals, expats and travellers. After racing for your Personal Best in TPS, you can do a recovery walk along Penang’s Harmony Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling) and Bangkok Lane. Penang’s Harmony Street is one of the places that best reflect the multi-cutural uniqueness of Malaysia as a country. The street is filled with multiple places of worship catering to different faiths, including the Masjid Kapitan Keling (duh!), Kuan Yin Temple, St. George’s Church, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and many more. On the other side, along the Bangkok Lane, you can see 1920’s building achitecture on the two rows of link houses that reflects the Thai and Burmese communities.

#2 Embark On A Food Marathon

Sweat it out with The Performance Series – Penang then enjoy the Penang’s street and hawker food as your post-run reward! Penang is truly a food paradise and from backpacker budgets to splurging high society jetsettersthere, there is no lack of food options here. It also has a good mix of traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan dishes. Mee Goreng, Char Koay Teow, Penang Asam Laksa, Lor Bak, Penang Rojak … Set your food target and do a food marathon, hunting down the MUST EAT delicious delicacies in Penang!

#3 The Street Murals of Penang

Lastly, don’t forget the creative murals along the streets of George Town, Penang. Being an active, sporty TPS participant, your ideal way to hunt the streets murals is by renting a bicycle or running around the town with the map of their locations! Create your own special memorable moment: Do it after the TPS run, wear your well-earned TPS finisher tee-shirt (or medals), snap a photo with the murals and tag #TranscendYourself.

Above are top 3 things to do on your runcation in Penang. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited Penang because it will be a totally different experience when you run 5km, 10km or 21km in this beautiful city!

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