Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.
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Penang - Langkawi ferry connection, LangkawiPenang
How to get from Penang to Pulau Langkawi and vice versa
Mirrors - street art in Georgetown, Penang, Penang
Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown.
Thaipusam Festival, Kuala LumpurPenangSingapore
The Hindu Thaipusam Festival festival is a public holiday in Malaysia and takes place every year end of January / beginning of February.
Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple, Penang
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added
Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang
Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.
Georgetowns large Chinatown, dotted with temples, mosques, markets and traditional shop houses, is interesting to walk around at any time of the day. It is centered on Lebuh Chulia
Gurney Drive, Penang
Road Along the seaside famous for its hawkers stalls selling all types of food, best to go at night. But there are also other restaurants and bars and shopping malls
Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal, Penang
The Sg. Nibong Terminal is the main express bus terminal for long-distance buses in Penang. The terminal is located near Batu Uban about 20min (10km) outside of Georgetown city centre.
Penang Ferry Terminal, Penang
The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi
Penang Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus, Penang
The Penang Hop-On Hop-off covers all relevant attractions of Penang with 2 routes (city and beach route) Tickets area valid for 24 or 48 hours.