Penang - Malaysia

Penang Tourist Information

Penang – a world renowned exotic holiday destination – was known, once upon a time, as Pulau Pinang or the “Isle of the Betel Nut”. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.

Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia. Some of the most interesting sites of Penang include the sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah, the landscape from the summit of Penang Hill and the vipers in the Snake Temple. The quaint nooks and crannies of Georgetown and the Tropical Spice Garden – the only spice garden in South East Asia – as well as Penang’s many flea markets, pasar malams’, KOMTAR and modern shopping malls also merit a visit.


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Penang Travel Guide
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Discover the city of Penang, where there are plenty of sightseeing opportunities as well a chance to sample its culture and heritage. Take a tour around town on a trishaw... Read More...

 
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Malaysia's 'Pearl of the Orient' carries a natural beauty and cultural splendour like no other place. Its name comes from the Malay translation of betel nut - 'Pinang'. Read More...

 
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Get more insider's information about Penang from people who live here and have the passion to explore, experience and share, and from others who travelled there and came back with a story to tell! Read More...

Penang Map Penang Map

Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels, facilities and guest comments as well as attractions, landmarks and other items with links to relevant information pages. Read More...

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