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Discover Penang

Penang has rightly been named “The Pearl of the Orient”. Here you will find a fascinating fusion of East and West, where old traditions and old world charm are still maintained.

Penang, rich with an impressive history, is a testament to the multiracial population living together in harmony and prosperity. Their well-preserved buildings dating back to colonial times as can be found in the main city of Georgetown have even earned a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site listing. Penang is more than history it is also a place to explore the hidden streets and secrets of Georgetown, to enjoy the scrumptious blend of local flavours, to relax at inviting beaches and to discover a range of unique attractions.

Penang Island enjoys a warm equatorial climate. However, being an island, its temperature is often higher than the mainland, with temperatures reaching as high as 35°C during the day. In general, temperatures range between 29°C – 35 during the day and 26°C – 29°C during the night, with the months June to August being the hottest. Generally there will be sunshine throughout most of the days, but with rainfalls in the evenings during periods of monsoon winds. The wettest periods are from April to May and from October to November. Penang is a safe place to visit weather-wise all year round. 

What To See/Do

  • Penang Hill
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Thai Buddist Temple (reclining Buddha)
  • Snake Temple
  • State Museum
  • Fort Cornwallis
  • Street of Harmony
  • Clan Jetties
  • Street Art Walk
  • Trishaw Ride
  • Chinatown
  • Little India
  • Food Tasting at Hawker Centre
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach and Night Market
  • Batik Factory
  • Malaysian Cooking School
  • Tropical Spice Garden
  • Butterfly Farm
  • Escape Adventureplay


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