Gurney Drive listed among best streets to visit around the world

gurney-drive-futurePenang has made the tourism headlines again after Gurney Drive was listed in the “Best streets for tourists to visit around the world: 25 to see before you die” list by Traveller, an Australian travel resource.

Gurney Drive was in 13th place which is sandwiched by Hollywood Road in Hong Kong at 12th and The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland at 14th.

“The seafront promenade in Penang offers some of the best street food in all of Asia,” the website noted.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at a press conference today with state Tourism Development Committee chairman Danny Law lauded the achievement.

He noted Penang was one out of four Asian cities to have made the list with Hong Kong in 12th, Khao San Road of Bangkok in 19th and Shijo Avenue of Kyoto in 23rd while the Champs-Elysees of Paris was first.

“The state government will continue to develop the tourism industry in Penang,” he added.

The recent accolade adds to a growing list of recognition after CNN recommended Penang as one of the 17 best places to visit for 2017 in January this year.

This was followed by a CNN travel article in February which noted the state should not only be known for good food but also for street art, Penang Hill, Balik Pulau and the Thaipusam festival.

Source: TheSundaily.my


  1. Mothilal Jenarthen Vadioaloo
    April 17th, 2017 at 03:37 | #1

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  2. GettingHot
    April 17th, 2017 at 07:49 | #2

    I mean, you can “laud” all you want, “shiok sendiri” and fool penangites with this type of so-called “achievement”, but the fact is, our ground survey showed that many tourists who came to Penang were very disappointed. Tourists arrivals and spendings by foreigners are on the decline. We only get “cheap” tourists who spend on Penang Road chendol, the emptiness at Johnny Rocket’s burgers at Paragon further substantiate the situation. It’s sad.

  3. behck
    April 17th, 2017 at 08:54 | #3

    When the wharf completed maybe, now it is really overrated. It is tough for Pg Isl to compete with islands that purely designated for tourists but I can see no harm trying hard to get a slice of the pie.

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