Penang Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

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'.

Every year, thousands of visitors come here to experience the unique cultural heritage and scenery. It is also a very cosmopolitan city, perhaps the second busiest in the country after Kuala Lumpur.


Festivals & Events in Penang Festivals & Events in Penang

Just like any other state in Malaysia, Penang's people celebrate the major festivals associated with their race, namely Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and Deepavali. Read More...

 
Getting Around Penang Getting Around Penang

Penang gets pretty congested during rush hour in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. The roads on Penang Island are also narrow having been built without foreseeing. Read More...

Getting There Getting There

The Penang International Airport located in the south receives direct flights from major capitals in the region. Malaysian Airlines (MAS) operates more than 20 flights daily to and fro from Kuala Lumpur. Read More...

 
Penang International Airport Penang International Airport

One of Malaysia’s tourist trump cards, Penang – the northern gateway to Malaysia – is unquestionably popular. Read More...

Penang Overview

Penang consists of a 285 sq. km island connected via a 13 km bridge to an additional 760 sq. km of mainland, referred to as Seberang Perai.  Read More...

 
Weather in Penang Weather in Penang

Temperatures generally range between 29°C - 35°C during the day and 26°C - 29°C during the night. The weather is mostly uniform, making it suitable to be visited all-year-round. Read More...

 


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