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Located in the heart of Penang, this hotel is near the beach and within walking distance of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Camera Museum. Also nearby are Pinang ...
Bayview Hotel Georgetown PenangRs2,978Bayview Hotel Georgetown PenangRs2,978
This family-friendly Penang hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Penang Times Square, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi and Camera Museum. ...
Sunway Hotel Georgetown PenangRs3,299Sunway Hotel Georgetown PenangRs3,299
Located in Georgetown, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cathedral of the Assumption and Camera Museum. Fort Cornwallis and Pinang Peranakan Mansion ...
Eastern And Oriental HotelRs10,772Eastern And Oriental HotelRs10,772
This Penang hotel is set on the beach a short distance away from Ferringgi Beach, Eden Parade Shopping Centre and East Wind Watersports. Local attractions also ...
PARKROYAL Penang ResortRs5,121PARKROYAL Penang ResortRs5,121
This Penang resort is set on the beach a short distance away from Ferringgi Beach, Tropical Spice Garden and Eden Parade Shopping Centre. Also nearby are East ...
Hard Rock Hotel PenangRs8,282Hard Rock Hotel PenangRs8,282
Nestled on the beach, this Penang hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ferringgi Beach and East Wind Watersports. Tropical Spice Garden and Eden Parade Shopping ...
Holiday Inn Resort PenangRs5,146Holiday Inn Resort PenangRs5,146
Located in Penang, this beachfront resort is connected to a shopping centre and within a 5-minute walk of Ferringgi Beach, East Wind Watersports and Eden Parade ...
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, PenangRs5,092Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, PenangRs5,092
The island of Penang is located off the western coastline of the Malaysian Peninsula. This former British colony is home to an array of fascinating historical, cultural and natural attractions, from the lovely beaches along its northwest coast to the World Heritage listed zones of Georgetown. It has a long history of trade and settlement, which has led to the fascinating multiculturalism that exists across the island today. There is something for everyone when visiting the island of Penang.
Give yourself at least four days to explore Penang. Expect to experience a good range of interesting landmarks while holidaying here.
Though not as renowned as those found on the Malaysian mainland, beaches in Penang are still ideal spots to relax. Penang National Park has several secluded gems, including Teluk Kempi and Teluk Duyung.
Georgetown is a great tourist attraction with plenty of colonial, post-colonial and pre-colonial architecture to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage Zone in the core of Georgetown is highly recommended. Walking the historic lanes and streets, including Armenian Street, is a must.
Penang is also home to some major spiritual sites which are among the most renowned in Southeast Asia. The Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque are well worth exploring for a few hours.
Restaurants and Bars
Most visitors tend to flock towards Gurney Drive for a dining and nightlife experience in Penang. There is a good variety of food to eat in Penang within this area. Of course, Penang Laksa is a must try when it comes to food in Penang. Check out our beginner's guide on food in penang to help you explore the culinary best of Penang.
The Penang Road-Chulia Street area is another popular place for great dining. Expect to find plenty of delicious Indian-Malay restaurants in Little India, one of Penang’s most famous cultural highlights. If visitors are looking for the cheaper side of Penang’s dining life, uncovering Kimberly Street’s bustling street vendor culture each evening is highly recommended.
Markets are a popular part of local culture in Penang. There are dozens of markets across the island, and these are held throughout the week. Items are usually cheap, but be ready to bargain with the merchants. Little India and Little Penang Street Market are two of the most famous markets in Penang. Of course, there are many larger shopping centres available too. Queensbay Mall is the largest shopping complex in Penang.