Penang transport like the public buses can get you across the island reliably. And there’s even a free shuttle that goes around George…
In this Penang travel guide, we’ll cover what you need to know about this famous state in Malaysia!
Penang is at the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia and faces the Malacca Strait.
The vibrant capital city, George Town on Penang Island (Pulau Pinang) is a UNESCO World Heritage Zone with a rich history as a trading hub.
Penang Island is small with narrow streets. Unlike in Kuala Lumpur, the city does not have a monorail system to diffuse the rush hour traffic.
2 bridges connect Seberang Perai (referred to as the mainland) to George Town. The newer Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge is the longest sea bridge in Southeast Asia.
For a Malaysian city, Penang has an unusually high ratio of Chinese, in particular those of Hokkien descent!