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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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
LazyBoys TraveLodge
Lazyboys travelodge is located in a traditional malay atap house, a brief walk away from Batu Ferringhi Beach
Red Inn
Hostel located in Love Lane in the heritage zone of Georgetown
Attractions
Attractions

National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.

Kampung Kling Mosque, Melaka

Masjik Kampung Keling is one of Melakas oldest mosques built in 1872. The architecture resembling a pagoda is influenced by Sumatran, Chinese, Hindu and local designs.