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.

Penang, Malaysia

Penang Ferry Terminal

address: Weld Quay, Georgetown, 10300 Penang, Malaysia
penang-georgetown-ferry-terminal.jpg, The ferry terminal is arrival and departure point for the old Penang-Butterworth ferry as well as for the ferry to and from Langkawi
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 - Butterworth Ferry
The old car/passenger ferry operates daily from 5.30am to 1am.
Ticket Prices:
Adults - RM1.20
Children - RM0.60
Bicycles - RM1.40
Motorbikes - RM2
Cars - RM 7.70

Penang Ferry
The Penang ferry was the only way to get on and off the island before the Penang Bridge (in the background) was opened in 1985


Penang - Langkawi Ferry
Penang - Langkawi
depature: 8.15am (via Pulau Payar), 8.30am
ticket price: RM60
book ferry ticket online here

Langkawi - Penang
departure: 2.30pm (via Pulau Payar), 5.15pm
ticket price: RM60
book ferry ticket online here



Hotels in Penang

Guest Inn Muntri

heritage guesthouse centrally located in Georgetown with 21 bedrooms

Hutton Lodge

Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms.

Attractions

Clan Jetties, Penang

Traditional Chinese settlements built on stilts at shore of Weld Quay

Komtar Tower, Penang

Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.

Attractions

Sungei Palas Tea Centre, Cameron Highlands

The tea center by BOH Plantations at the Sungei Palas tea garden is located just above Brinchang. Located on a hilltop, amidst rows of tea bushes and close to Gunung Brinchang, it offers spectacular views from a 20 foot overhanging platform and tours through the tea factory

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.