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Penang

Distinctly Asian with a dash of British flavour, East meets West in Penang, with its traditional temples, colonial architecture, and world-renowned street food.

The potpourri of Penang's diverse cultures is best sampled through a steaming hot serving of the many cuisines on the island. Constantly voted as one of Asia's best locations for sumptuous street food, the melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culinary traditions is a stimulating adventure for the tastebuds. Make your way to a street stall in Malaysia's food capital and dig into famed favourites like nasi kandar, char kway teow or laksa.

A large island off the northwestern coast of West Malaysia, Penang is a charming Asian city fused with a dazzling array of well-preserved classical Victorian architecture, mostly found within the capital of the city, Georgetown. Colonial-era buildings like Penang City Hall, Fort Cornwallis and the Penang State Museum make an interesting sight for history buffs and architecture fans alike.

You will be photographing colonial architecture, dunking your coins into the wishing well at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, and listening to the calls of prayer at the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all in one afternoon on this culturally diverse and harmoniously multiracial island. A must-see is the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a restored mansion filled with enthralling antiques from around the world which recreates the lavish lifestyle afforded by wealthy Chinese Straits families in the past.

Take a break from the city for a hike or camp in the Penang National Park, where animal lovers can spot a wide range of wildlife from nesting green turtles to the majestic Brahminy Kite eagles. Explore the nearby Penang Butterfly Farm, a tropical fairyland of winged beauties well-loved by both adults and children. And be sure to check out the Tropical Spice Garden, one of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism destinations featuring more than 100 herbs and spices growing wild.

For some great views over Penang, head to the top of Penang’s tallest building, Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, shortened to KOMTAR, which has a viewing platform. Most visitors stay in central Georgetown and the city can mostly be covered by foot. The Rapid Penang bus routes provide a convenient way to get to places further away from the city centre. When in Georgetown, look out for the free Central Area Transit (CAT) shuttle bus, which services major attractions in the area.

The island's tropical climate makes it an attractive year-round destination. With its blend of cultures, it is very easy for your visit to coincide with one of the numerous cultural celebrations. Some of the more dazzling ones include the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Kek Lok Si Temple, and Deepavali, the five-day Hindu “Festival of Lights”, held between October and November.


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Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La RM230
Reviewed on 22 Aug,2019
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Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Magazine Road, George Town, Penang
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Clean and comfortable. At night, the room facing front of building gets hit with the strong building facade lights. The night curtains have to be drawn. The signal quality to the TV gives a fuzzy picture. By 8pm, the swimming pool is already closed. The Gym quality is good. Breakfast is good.

    The Prestige Hotel Penang RM300
    Reviewed on 22 Aug,2019
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    The Prestige Hotel Penang

    The Prestige Hotel Penang

    8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great staff, nice helpful and friendly. Hotel is clean, nicely designed, good location. Room is clean and spacious

      The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang RM256
      Reviewed on 21 Aug,2019
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      The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang

      The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang

      183, Jalan Magazine, George Town
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Location was near to most places and grabbing was easy. Didn't like the receptionist who checked us in the first day as he didn't have the slightest customer service needed to please customers.

        Eastern And Oriental Hotel RM682
        Reviewed on 17 Aug,2019
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        Eastern And Oriental Hotel

        Eastern And Oriental Hotel

        10 Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang
           
          4.7 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great Guestroom, pool is also nice. Staff are very friendly

          Hard Rock Hotel Penang RM340
          Reviewed on 17 Aug,2019
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          Hard Rock Hotel Penang

          Hard Rock Hotel Penang

          Batu Ferringhi Beach, George Town, Penang
             
            4.3 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Sliding door of wardrobe is not smooth. Lack of manpower at the lobby counter; we had to keep waiting for updates if there were available rooms while checking in. Other than that all else was perfect!

            Lexis Suites Penang RM451
            Reviewed on 18 Aug,2019
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            Lexis Suites Penang

            Lexis Suites Penang

            28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas, George Town, Penang
               
              4.2 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              To bad .. cant go swimming in the hotel pool because of the weather ..but overall the room is outstanding .. my kids love it 😊

              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang RM213
              Reviewed on 22 Jul,2019
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              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang

              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang

              56 Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Penang
                 
                4.1 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Staffs are very helpful and friendly. The toilets in the rooms are too small need to do some upgrading

                Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang RM604
                Reviewed on 19 Aug,2019
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                Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

                Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

                Batu Ferringhi Beach, George Town, Penang
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Very nice property and good location. Close to night market.

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