Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Penang, Malaysia

Penang

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.

Georgetown / Penang, semi-detached houses
Georgetown / Penang
semi-detached houses
Georgetown / Penang, Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh King
Georgetown / Penang
Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh King

view from Penang Hill


view from Penang Hill


photos from the travel blog "Konni and Matt - Perpetual Travellers":

Georgetown Penang, wall paintings

Georgetown, Penang

cultural diversity in Georgetown

click on the photos above to get more pictures and information about Georgetown by Matt & Conni


Excellent alternative online resources:

Penang - Langkawi

How to get from Penang to Pulau Langkawi and vice versa ... more

Mirrors - street art in Georgetown, Penang

Mirrors - street art in Georgetown, Penang

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic is leaving his mark with beautiful wall painting of children all across historical Georgetown. ... more

Thaipusam Festival

The Hindu Thaipusam Festival festival is a public holiday in Malaysia and takes place every year end of January / beginning of February. ... more

Things to Do & See
Kek Lok Si (Buddhist) Temple
Largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Construction started in 1893 and took over 20 years to complete but new sections keep being added ... more
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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)
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. ... more
Chinatown
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 ... more

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Restaurants & Food Courts
Gurney Drive
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 ... more

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Transport
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Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal
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. ... more
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Penang Ferry Terminal
The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi ... more
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Penang Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus
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. ... more

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HOSTELS
Hutton Lodge
Guesthouse, Penang
Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms. ... more
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Banana New Guest House
Hostel, Penang
Guesthouse on Lebuh Chulia in the heart of Chinatown with bar/cafe (pool table!) and travel agency ... more
Annie’s Bed & Breakfast
Homestay, Penang
Annie's Homestay is located in Batu Ferringhi ... more

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Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
Red Inn Court
boutique eco-guesthouse in historical Georgetown
Chulia Heritage Hotel
boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow