Tanjung Tokong (English Translation: Bay of Temples) is located on northern Penang Island.
A quiet fishing village in the 60's and 70's, Tanjung Tokong has seen rapid development in the last decade, with a mushrooming of high rise residential blocks and lodgings such as vacation rentals.
The small, quaint Tua Pek Kong Temple
comes into view on the westerly drive along the Northern Coast, giving this area its name "Temple Cape."
The temple's patrons are mostly residents of the Chinese fishing village that exists obscurely amidst the fervent commercial development around it, such as the Island Plaza, a new designer shopping mall, and the numerous condo rentals surrounding a massive land reclamation project. Still, this is a corner of the world worth a stop on your travels and a glimpse into traditional Malaysian life from your accommodations.
Tanjung Tokong is famous for the Fatty Loh Chicken Rice which has its original outlet at the junction of Fettes Park Road. Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia
a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colorful festivals, which are real, and not set up for tourism.
If you are in Penang in January or February, that will be during Chinese New Year for the Chinese. Sixty percent of the Penang population consist of the descendants of 19th century immigrants from China. Penang's cosmopolitan population with its multicultural and multi-religious characteristics has been a dominant and familiar trait for more than two centuries. If you choose Tanjung Tokong, Penang as your destination for holidays, be sure to choose Owner Direct Vacation Rentals to help you find your accommodations.