Penang Island

Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Penang Island
Penang is an island state north of Peninsular Malaysia with its capital at Georgetown city, located about 350km away from Kuala Lumpur. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang was founded by Sir Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1876, the very first event of British occupation in Malaya (as the country was known then). Today, the historical imprints can still be seen in the many colonial-era buildings, structures and streets preserved within the city. The second largest economic powerhouse after KL, Penang is also a bustling metropolis with skyscrapers, condominiums and mega malls, but imbued with heritage sights and tropical attractions. These include Batu Ferringhi Beach, a hill station nestled on a mountain range (Bukit Bendera), Penang National Park at Teluk Bahang, and some of the most opulent Chinese temples in Southeast Asia.
Getting Around
Places to Visit
  • RapidPenang Bus Service
  • Budget Taxi (Red & White)
  • Executive Taxi (Blue)
  • Trishaw Ride
    * Budget taxis usually charge a flat rate for travel.
  • Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)
  • Penang Botanical Garden
  • Penang National Park
  • Toy Museum (Teluk Bahang)
  • War Museum (Batu Maung)
  • Tropical Fruit Farm (Balik Pulau)
  • Kek Lok Si Temple (Air Itam)
  • Bird Park (Seberang Perai)
  • Butterfly Farm
  • Pulau Jerejak.
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