Penang Travel Tips
Located off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang is a small island brimming with beaches, culture, history and delicious food. Affectionately known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of the most-visited corners of Malaysia. Its main center, Georgetown, overflows with more traditional Chinese flavor than Singapore or Hong Kong. Indeed, the city boasts an impressive stock of colonial architecture, temples and museums, lively Chinese culture, great shopping and even better food.
Outside of Georgetown, you'll find many attractions worth visiting, including the beaches on the northern coast, charming Penang Hill with its funicular and colonial hill station, and the amazing Kek Lok Si Temple- the largest Buddhist shrine in the country.
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Once known as Betel Nut Island, Penang has been a melting pot of traders and artisans since the British East India Company discovered the charms of this spice island back in 1786. A Malaysian ...
Colonial Georgetown is a topsy-turvy collection of shophouses, trishaws, laneway shops and grand buildings. Portuguese traders from Goa in India first visited here in the 16th century, when Penang ...
Written by koalakiss86, Australia, November 2010
Penang is a culturally diverse place with Malaysian, Chinese, Indian and European infuences. Good for no more than about 4 days to see all you need to see, the food is awesome if you eat at the local ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2013
As traditional Chinese establishments in Malaysia’s quaint town of Penang, clan jetties are an integral part of the country’s heritage and history. With just six jetty clan communities left, they ...
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