Beach Street, Penang: Good Food and Clamping Hot Zone 😋🚗
Updated: Feb 10
Hi there, welcome to DROP's first Road Report. This is a guide to the roads of Penang. We want to provide you with information about what's happening (food, traffic and parking) along the streets of Penang.
Also, we are giving you a heads up with MBPP, JPJ and Police behaviour at those streets. 👮🏼♂️🚓🚗
Intro to Beach Street
One of the oldest streets in George Town, Penang. It was built not long after Captain Francis Light founded Penang in 1786.
Nowadays, Beach Street is filled with old shophouses at one end, and banks and government offices on the other. The banking part of Beach Street is part of Penang's Central Business District with banks such as Standard Charted, HSBC, OCBC and Bank of China.
Government offices such as Penang Immigration Department, Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Pulau Pinang, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Pulau Pinang, Ministry Of Tourism and Culture Penang and more.
Good Food along Beach Street
There's a ton of good food at Beach Street, catering to everyone from tourists to office workers all throughout the street.
Where you can drive-thru with DROP
Famous on Beach Street, Ali Nasi Lemak is a cheap and delicious Nasi Lemak Stall right in front of Sri Weld Food Court. You can always find a queue lining to buy packets of Nasi Lemak. 🚶🏼♀️🚶🏼♂️🚶🏼♀️
They only sell simple packets of Nasi Lemak, there's no need for any fancy gimmick. It comes in 5 flavours.
🍛Ikan Bilis (RM1.80)
🍛Ikan Masin (RM1.80)
🍛Sotong (We Love This) (RM1.80)
If you need a pick me up around the Commercial Business District around Beach Street. Their Long Black, Latte, Espresso, Piccolo Latte and the Cappuccino is what you need.
Our favourite is the Aussie Iced Latte, prepared with espresso, blended ice, milk and Vanilla Ice Cream. It's so smooth!
☕ Hot Latte (RM10.60)
☕ Iced Latte (RM11.65)
☕ Aussie Iced Latte (RM19.10)
☕ Piccolo Latte (RM9.55)
Unlike a lot of bubble tea joints popping up all over Penang, Gao Enough Tea is native Penang bubble tea joint. Their drinks come in a transparent bottle that looks like vintage soda cans. (I liked the can so much that I kept it 🌚)
Their milk tea is unique, there's a nice combination of saltiness and sweetness which they affectionately refer to as Humsup Milk Tea.
🧉 Humsup Milk Tea (RM10.90) (We love this ❤)
🧉 Hum Sup Lemonade (RM10.90)
🧉 Unicorn Lemonade (RM10.90)
🧉 Niko Matcha Latte (RM9.90)
🧉 Neko Hojicho Latte (RM9.90)
Delicious & authentic Vietnamese food and affordable too! Their Pho is especially good. Spring rolls were flavorful.
🍜Beef Noodle (Pho Bo) (RM14.00)
🍜Deep-Fried Spring Roll (RM15.00)
🍜BBQ Pork Rice (RM13.00)
🍜Traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee (RM7.50)
Others great eats
Sri Weld Food Court - Hawker food heaven
Urban Daybreak - All-Day breakfast cafe
Tori Deli - Delicious crepes and pasta
China House - Try out their cakes!
Fuku Eatery - Quick and easy Japanese meals
Gayo Coffee - Great coffee, great music
Saigon Bowl - Delicious Pho and other Vietnamese eats
香港车仔面 HK Boy Cart Noodle - Hong Kong-style eats
木頭車 ca CART CAFE - Charming little home-cooked style cafe. Try out their Herbal Chicken Soup!
Kopitan Classic - Classic Kopitiam favourites all-in-one place
Traffic Jam Or Not?
No, traffic jams are not a big issue along Beach Street. However, at the intersection at traffic lights between Jalan Dr Lim Chong Eu and Beach Street is often congested during peak hours.
Occupy Beach Street
Every Sunday from 7 AM to 1 PM Penang Car-Free Day, Beach Street is traffic-free for six hours. Lots of events happening. Dogs for adoptions, food vendors everywhere, performances of all kinds.
Beach Street can be divided into two parts. The central business district and the shophouses area. Each with their unique parking situations.
Central Business District
You can find parking alongside the roads of the business district, which requires parking coupons or the smart parking app.
Parking is also available here
Sri Weld Food Court Parking - RM3 Per Hour
Genius Parking Little India - RM2.60 1st hour, RM1.30 subsequent hours
MPPP Beach Street Parking Complex - RM1 Per Hour
Car Wash beside 木頭車 ca CART CAFE - RM5 Parking
Parking around this area can only be found along the side of the road.
Warning!!! Parking Punishment Hot Zone
JPJ and Traffic Police often check for any traffic violations along Beach Street. Be careful, a few minutes at the bank or trying to buy some eats will result in you being clamped or towed.
Parking without a coupon or using the Smart Parking App
Remember to use your parking coupons or pay with the Smart Parking App. If you don't pay, you'll be fined between RM30 to RM50.
Illegal Parking (Clamping or Tow)
A fine of RM50 is issued to unclamp your car. If you get towed, car owners wanting their vehicle back will have to pay RM150 for towing charges and RM5 parking fee for each day the vehicle is in council custody.
It's hell to find parking along Beach Street, but that shouldn't stop you from getting delicious eats and chilling drinks while you are on Beach Street.
Order ahead, no parking, no queuing, no long waits, get takeaway all in the comfort of your car. 😎🚗 Head over, dapao something and treat yourself!
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