Penang Island must be included in your itinerary when you visit Malaysia. Penang is famous for its local delicious foods, shopping, best tourist spots and sightseeing. Many people visit this island expecting different things but, whatever you are expecting here, everything will be fulfilled by this great island. You can visit as a couple, or with family members or with children or with your friends as well. Penang is suitable for all type of travelers. Georgetown is the capital of Penang which has the oldest municipal history and it was also included in the world Heritage site by UNESCO.
The island owns the most beautiful white sandy beaches and, this is considered as the Malaysia’s most visited beach resort. The beach extended in such a way at the northern island shoreline from Gurney Drive to Tanjung Bungah and to Batu caves and to Teluk Bahang. This is home for many luxury beach resorts, restaurants, shopping centers, water sports and other games like online betting.
Malaysia is a multi-racial country which was once a British colony before 1957. Thus, Penang is very rich in western and local cultures. So, you can taste a great variety of western and local cuisines, as different ethnic groups will prepare different food varieties. Penang is well-known as a food paradise. Some magazines like Time even rated them for having best food stall in Asia. Here the locals will speak nicely in English and hence, you don’t have to worry that you don’t know Malay.
There is a wide range of hotels in Penang, Malaysia. Around the island filled with number of hotels and the most popular locations are at the Gurney Drive, the Batu Ferringhi beach and in the heart of the downtown. The price to stay in hotel will vary according to the season and hotel’s location. In order to book the best hotel at an affordable price, compare the price of many hotels at different travel sites.
If you are planning to stay in Ferringhi hotel, then you have an advantage of visiting shopping malls which will take 35 to 60 minutes to reach there. Among the famous malls are The Queensbay Mall, The Gurney Plaza and The Komtar shopping complex.
When you planning a vacation to Malaysia, just check for the itinerary including Penang as one of the places to visit and, then book your tour package.