About Penang

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!

Penang Useful Info

Things To Do In Penang

Visit museums, night markets, cafes, Little India, Penang botanical gardens and more!

Many activities are family-friendly and close to each other in George Town!

Penang Popular Attractions

There are many remaining landmarks from former British rule, Peranakan traders and immigrants from China and India.

Other highlights include Penang Hill, Penang Street Art and Kek Lok Si Temple. And Penang has its own national park too!

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Famous Food In Penang

With a melting pot of contrasting cultures, Penang food stands out! And hence the state is often called the Food Capital of Malaysia!

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Shopping In Penang

Penang How-Tos

Penang Airport To Georgetown

How To Get From Penang Airport To Georgetown (4 Easy Ways)

Travel from Penang airport to George Town will be top priority for first timers flying into Penang! Don’t waste precious time scrambling around looking for transport upon arrival. A little research…

Penang Georgetown To Butterworth

How To Get From Penang Georgetown To Butterworth

If you’re not sure how to get from Penang Georgetown to Butterworth, refer to this travel guide. Getting to Butterworth from Georgetown Penang is pretty straightforward. Let’s take a look…

Where To Stay In Penang

Best Hotels In Penang

17 Best Hotels In Penang For An Unforgettable Stay

The best hotels in Penang include high-rise buildings with city views or chic Peranakan boutique hotels in the city center. And some of these places to stay have been around since…

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