Penang Island is a thriving cultural, culinary, and natural hotspot off the north-western coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Instead of the cargo trading of yesteryear, Penang now makes a fortune in electronics marketing, although this is largely hidden from view. What makes this island such a popular destination for locals and internationals? It’s a brilliant mix of cultural influences that reveals itself in the beautiful architecture, great dining, and a complex and fascinating history. Come to Penang to be charmed and to immerse yourself in beauty.
The capital, Georgetown, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, recognised for its 19th century colonial beauty and charming pre-war shop houses. Here, you can travel up Penang Hill via funicular railway, lie on the beach at Batu Ferringhi, visit the grand old Blue Mansion, or grab a bargain at a street-side stall. Some of the country's best boutique hotels are in Georgetown too. Beyond the capital lies Penang’s most sought-after beach on the northern coast, Batu Ferringhi, where some of Penang’s most exclusive and luxurious resorts are located.
Penang has its own international airport, and there are plenty of flights from Malaysia’s major cities and also from abroad. Drive over the Penang Bridge from the mainland by car, or catch the train and ferry.
Get in touch with us at Experience Travel Group. We’ve seen the sights, stayed at the resorts, and planned your experiences. We would be delighted to help you tailor a trip to Penang as part of a bigger Southeast Asian holiday.