Faces of
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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Penang, Malaysia

Botanical Gardens

address: Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 Pulau Pinang
Botanical Gardens, Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.
Penang Botanic Gardens (photo: penangpage.com)
Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.

Opening Hours : 5am to 8pm daily Admission : Free
Either hire a taxi (approx RM15) or catch the No 7 bus from Komtar to the Botanical Gardens.

Links: Penang Botanic Gardens (Official Website)

Photos of Botanical Garden


Hotels in in Penang
HOSTELS
in Penang
FERRINGHI INN & cafe
Welcome to Ferringhi Inn & Cafe the best budget motel for everyone. Ferringhi Inn & Cafe have a very nice location. It is located in the middle town of Batu Ferringhi.
Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
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
Colonia District / Fort Cornwallis
Penang was the first british settlement in Malaya so many colonial building can be found like the remains of Fort Cornwallis where Captain Francis Light stepped ashore in 1786 ... more
Things to do & see
Khoo Kongsi, Penang
The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall ... more

Jungle Walks - Trail 9A, Cameron Highlands
There are 13 Trails in and around Tanah Rata and Brinchang, varying from a few hours to full-day, to explore the Cameron Highlands rainforest yourself. Track 9A starts out at the western end of Tanah Rata und passes the Robinson Falls. ... more