Penang is Malaysia’s most tourist-visited destination with a fascinating fusion of eastern and western influences. Penang manages to embrace modernity while retaining its colonial charm.
Penang, located on northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca is one of the most developed and economically important states in Malaysia – and a thriving tourist destination as well.
Georgetown is the colorful multicultural capital of Penang. It has been listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site thanks to its well-preserved colonial buildings. Beyond its historical city centre, Georgetown is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls.
Batu Ferringhi Beach is one of Penang’s most popular tourist attractions filled with accommodation and dining options. Batu Ferringhi is also famous for its night market and water sport activities.
Around Penang Island you will find several temples: Kek Lok Si Temple one of the largest and finest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia; Khoo Kongsi Temple a large Chinese clan house, Snake Temple filled with pit vipers; Wat Chayamangkalaram a Thai temple famous for its reclining Buddha; and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.
Penang is a food paradise destination renewed for its mix of traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes, as well as fusion cuisines such as Baba Nyonya.