UNLOCK THE MAGIC OF PENANG

Are you dreaming of a tropical escape filled with cultural wonders, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking landscapes? Look no further than Penang, a Malaysian paradise that promises an unforgettable adventure for travelers of all tastes. Explore the Magic of Penang with Direct Flights !

Penang, known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” is a state in Peninsular Malaysia on northwest coast. It consists of Penang Island, where the capital city George Town is located, and Seberang Perai on the mainland. With its rich history, diverse culture, and stunning natural beauty, Penang has become a top tourist destination for both international tourists and Malaysians themselves.You simply can’t miss from historical sites to mouth-watering street food, Penang has something for everyone.

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LOCAL WEATHER   : JANUARY – DECEMBER 31° 24°

GENERAL INFORMATION  :  Time zone GMT +08:00   Currency – Malaysian Ringgit ( MYR )

Best time to visit -AUGUST ( GeorgeTown Festival )

You can always visit Penang at any time of the year since it has a tropical climate, but the best time to visit is from December to March during the dry season. The peak season for tourists, on the other hand, is May and June. Some of the events that you can include on your itinerary are the George Town Festival (July/August) and Butterworth Fringe Festival (August).

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS IN PENANG

Once you’ve arrived in Penang, prepare to be enchanted by the island’s diverse array of attractions, from historic landmarks to natural wonders and culinary delights.

Recognized as the culinary paradise of Malaysia, Penang has been a popular tourist destination for gourmands all over the world. George Town, its state capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a plethora of unique things to do in Penang. The diverse food scene, along with its eccentric fusion of culture, showcases its international influence and traditional customs. With so many fun things to do in Penang, we have narrowed down the top 10 attractions you definitely shouldn’t miss:

George Town: Dive into the rich history and multicultural heritage of Penang’s capital, George Town. Explore its UNESCO-listed historic center, where colonial-era buildings stand alongside colorful street art, bustling markets, and aromatic food stalls. Don’t miss iconic landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, Khoo Kongsi Clan House, and the bustling waterfront promenade of Weld Quay.

The TOP Komtar : is Penang’s highest iconic entertainment tower. Experience walking on glass 816 feet above sea level along the open-air Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck that offers stunning seamless views of George Town and beyond. There are also a handful of other attractions here including a 7D Motion Theater, a boutique aquarium, and a bar and bistro that serves some great tapas food and cocktails!

Penang Hill: Escape the heat and ascend to the cool heights of Penang Hill aboard the historic funicular railway. From the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the island and mainland, explore lush botanical gardens, and visit attractions like the Owl Museum and Monkey Cup Garden.

While you’re at Penang Hill check out The Habitat Penang Hill  and enjoy an impressive 360-degree panoramic view of Penang Island as well as the beauty of Penang’s 130-million-year-old rainforest. Take a thrilling and refreshing walk on the 230m Langur Way Canopy Walk here!

Batu Ferringhi Beach: Relax and unwind on the golden shores of Batu Ferringhi Beach, renowned for its pristine sands and crystal-clear waters. Whether you’re sunbathing, swimming, or trying your hand at thrilling water sports like parasailing and jet skiing, this picturesque beach is a must-visit for beach lovers.

Penang National Park: Immerse yourself in nature at Penang National Park, home to diverse ecosystems, hiking trails, and pristine beaches. Trek through lush rainforests to reach attractions such as Monkey Beach and the scenic canopy walkway, or embark on a boat tour to discover hidden coves and thriving marine life.

Tropical Spice Garden : The Tropical Spice Garden  is a hidden gem in Penang, and the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Explore lush, landscaped award-winning gardens set out over 8 acres of secondary jungle valley – there are over 500 species of flora and fauna for you to marvel at here.

Welcome drinks at the Bamboo Garden Herbal Tea kiosk. You can also opt for a special package that comes with a guided garden tour, as well as a 4-hour cooking class where you can learn to cook authentic Malaysian food with guidance from a professional chef!

Entopia Penang Butterfly Farm : For lovers of butterflies and familiesEntopia is a great spot to add on to your Penang trip itinerary. Home to 15,000 free-flying butterflies as well as over 200 species of plants amidst waterfalls, ponds, caves, and artistic gardens, Entopia is one of the largest butterfly gardens in Malaysia.

ESCAPE Theme Park Penang : Home to the world’s longest tube waterslide – ESCAPE Theme Park is a must-visit funland when in Penang. Spend a day here experiencing over 30 thrilling activities including ziplining, water slides, rope courses, rock climbing, and more. ESCAPE Theme Park is set amidst nature (surrounded by lush greens!) and has enough for you to explore to spend an entire day here.

Penang Street Food: Indulge your taste buds in Penang’s world-renowned street food scene, where a melting pot of flavors awaits at every corner. Sample local specialties such as char kway teow, laksa, nasi kandar, and satay at hawker centers, food markets, and heritage cafes . However, with so many good recommendations scattered all across the island, it may be a little hard to pick out Muslim-friendly options. Well, worry not! We’ve done our research and have compiled this complete list of the best halal food and restaurants in Penang .

Temples : Kek Lok Si Temple (Temple of Supreme Bliss), sitting atop the Crane Hill in Air Itam, is one of the most interesting places at Penang. The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, located in Lorong Burma, is one of the reasons why George Town is considered the enclave of historical and cultural heritage in Penang. Goddess of Mercy Temple Penang found at the Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling in Georgetown, this Chinese temple boasts a marvelous architecture established based on feng shui principles and other traditional aspects. St. George’s Anglican Church ,located just beside the Penang State Museum & Art Gallery, St. George’s Anglican Church is considered the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia. 

 

BEST LOCATION FOR TOURISTS TO STAY IN PENANG

 If it’s your first time in Penang, George Town is the best place to stay as it offers a wide range of accommodations and amenities. Batu Feringghi and Tanjung Bungah are perfect for those who want to enjoy the nightlife, water sports, and beach activities.

It’s hard to get bored of PENANG .From mouth-watering street food to heritage buildings and a vibrant old town vibe, the city always feels refreshing no matter how many times you head back. If you’re looking for a nice place to stay for your next trip to Penang, you’re looking in the right place.

Check out our list of Best Hotel in Penang  from boutique heritage hotels located in the heart of George Town to Beachfront Resorts in Batu Ferringhi. 

UNIQUE HERITAGE HOTELS

THE EDISON GEORGETOWN –  It’s a beautifully restored colonial mansion set in the heart of George Town. With elegant open spaces, cool white walls, and vibrant jade accents ,still retains much of the building’s historical character. The hotel exudes timeless charm that you just simply can’t find in modern establishments, and offers rooms that are designed with a fine balance of elegance and comfort.  Address: 15, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang

CHEONG FATT TZE MANSION  (also known as The Blue Mansion) is one of the most iconic boutique hotels in Malaysia. With its roots dating 3,000 years back, this UNESCO award-winning hotel is recently known for being a filming location of the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ film. Make sure you pay attention to the striking beauty hidden in every nook, corner, and architectural detail of the building! Address: 15, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang

EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL is a 19th-century hotel that preserves the Eastern culture with its vintage-themed furnishings and interior that exudes old world elegance. The hotel has been welcoming guests from all over the world in timeless style for almost 135 years. Besides its luxurious rooms and suites, our second favourite part of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel  is definitely its picturesque Heritage Wing Swimming Pool that offers refreshing dips with views overlooking the Andaman Sea.Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

MACALISTER MANSION is set amidst a lovingly restored colonial mansion built in the early 1900s that has been transformed into an elegant, sophisticated boutique hotel full of historical character. The mansion consists of eight individually designed rooms filled with charming furnishing and specially commissioned art pieces.  Address: 228 Macalister Road, 10400 George Town, Penang

THE PRESTIGE HOTEL – This 162-room boutique hotel resembles a tropical Victorian Eden – besides stylishly designed rooms, you’ll also be delighted to find a rooftop infinity pool with clear views of the quayside, gazebos by the pool where you can lounge on, a sundeck where you can catch beautiful views of sunrise and sunset, and a super chic custom-designed gym. Address: 8, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang

 

MODERN HOTELS IN THE CITY

VICTORIA GARDEN HOTEL  . Located in the heart of George Town offers relaxing, clean, and inviting stays at an affordable price tag. The hotel’s strategic location allows guests to easily access the town’s popular spots and activities, attractions within close vicinity include the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Armenian Street, Wonderfood Museum, Komtar, and more.  Address: 280, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

ROYALE CHULAN PENANG HOTEL is a 4-star heritage property that offers a charming fusion of history and modern luxury. Part of the hotel is a beautifully restored heritage building built in 1892, providing an endearing old-world charm that’s unique to the establishment. Located at the Weld Quay area, many of the rooms here offer serene views of the pool or harbour. For guests who are willing to fork out a little extra, we’d recommend booking one of their suites that come fitted with huge windows, sweeping balcony views, and a separate sitting area! Address: No 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

G HOTEL GURNEY is a cosy sanctuary overlooking Penang’s famous Gurney Drive. With 312 stylishly designed rooms offering a touch of cool modernity, the hotel is an urban oasis fit for all types of travellers. Best part? It is strategically located within walking distance to vibrant malls such as Gurney Paragon and Gurney Plaza, as well as Gurney Drive where you can get some good old char kuey teow for supper! Address: 168A, Gurney Dr, 10250 George Town, Penang

THE WEMBLEY is a towering hotel with 415 lavish, spacious rooms. Our favourite part of the hotel is definitely the salt-water infinity pool located on its 11th floor overlooking the city. One of Penang’s popular tong shui stalls, Tang Yen is located a short walk away from the hotel! This humble street stall is a fourth-generation business that has served delicious desserts to Penangites for over 70 years. Head over for a hearty bowl of glutinous rice balls in ginger soup while you’re in the area. Address: 183, Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang

 

HOTELS BY THE BEACH

DOUBLETREE RESORT BY HILTON PENANG . Spacious Family Rooms with ample of space for your little ones and Premier Rooms that boast private balconies and sea views. Hotel guests will also get to access many recreational and family-friendly facilities such as an outdoor pool, spa, children’s playground, a Kids’ club, lounge, and restaurants. Oh, the hotel is also home to Malaysia’s first teddy bear museum, TEDDYVILLE  . Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

LONE PINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL   is a “Boutique Hotel by the Beach”  tucked away in an idyllic spot along Penang’s popular Batu Ferringhi beach. It began as a bungalow, was transformed into a family-run hotel (with just 10 rooms!) back in 1948, and has since become one of Penang’s legendary hotels. The hotel expanded and refurbished a couple of times over the years, building more space to welcome guests from all over the world. We especially love lounging by the pool or on the lawn that’s well-shaded by tall casuarina trees! Address: 97, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

HARD ROCK HOTEL PENANG   is located along Batu Ferringhi Beach  a popular accommodation choice in Penang. With an amazing 26,000 square feet outdoor pool complete with water slides and luxurious poolside cabanas, you’ll probably have a hard time deciding whether to stay in and lounge around the pool or head out for sightseeing. Other facilities at the hotel include a swim-up bar with sunset views, an amazing spa, a children’s and teens club, and rooms that come equipped with BOSE sound systems, and free HD blockbuster movies available 24 hours a day. Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

LEXIS SUITES PENANG  is easily one of Penang Island’s most scenic seaside properties. The rooms and suites are spacious, bright, and offer ultimate comfort, luxury, and convenience. The resort consists of 222 spacious and tastefully-decorated suites, all equipped with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead out to a private balcony. The resort is most well-known for being the only resort on Penang Island that provides their guests with the luxury of indulging in a private pool and steam room built into every single individual suite, even the most standard ones! Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

HAMPTON BEACH HOTEL is located along the strategic Tanjong Tokong seafront, offering a panoramic vista of the Andaman Sea from the floor-to-ceiling windows of their rooms. The rooms at Hompton Beach Hotel are built on the upper level floors (12th – 32nd floor), providing guests with exclusive privacy as well as breathtaking views of the ocean. You’ll feel right at home the moment you step into the warm, bright, and homey spaces filled with practical yet stylish custom-built furniture. Address: 533, Jalan C M Hashim, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

SHANGRI-LA RASA SAYANG is a 5-star resort steeped in traditional Malaysian charm. Its 303 premier guest rooms furnished in Minangkabau style and spread across Rasa Wing and Garden Wing, both embraced by expansive tropical gardens. Enjoy dips in the lagoon pool, gourmet indulgences at the Feringgi Grill, casual dining at Spice Market Café, sundown tipples at Pinang Restaurant & Bar, novelty creation at FIP Lounge or a rejuvenating treatment at Chi, The Spa. You are well-placed for a memorable holiday.  Address : Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang 11100 Malaysia

 

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