Southeast Asia’s oldest port from the British colonial era
The port, established soon after English sea captain Francis Light landed on Penang island in 1786 to establish the colonial settlement there, is strategically located off the northern end of the Straits of Malacca, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.
Malaysia Smelting Corporation plant
One of the most important tin smelting bases in the world
The Straits Trading Company (STC) built this plant in 1902 to complement its other tin smelting site in Pulau Brani, Singapore. The company became so big that by 1912 it was supplying one-third of the tin being purchased around the world.
Ujong Batu Fishermen's Floating Restaurant
Traditional Malay dishes for an authentic rural dining experience
Set on a charming rustic wooden jetty along the banks of the Prai River, the restaurant offers one of the most relaxed and memorable dining atmospheres in the Prai area.
The Restoran Nelayan Terapung Ujong Batu, as it is known in Malay, has an airy and pleasant ambience for both lunch and dinner. One can be seated close to the riverside pier and soak in the idyllic scenery of mangrove trees, tethered boats and waves lapping along the jetty’s stilts.