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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 17 Feb,2020
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Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

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

    The location of this hotel is good. Walking distance to famous hawker stalls and tourist places. It is next to a shopping mall and komtar. The hotel is new and comfortable except for customer service. Most of the staff are unfriendly i.e. front officer, buffet breakfast staff. Beside, I’m a golden ...

    Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang RM265
    Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020
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    Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang

    Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang

    Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Feringgi, George Town, Penang
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Inmaculate condition, very professional and active service. The location is great and provides a variety of places to eat and sight seeing.

      Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang RM476
      Reviewed on 5 Feb,2020
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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, Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Penang
         
        4.5 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Pros: Nicest & most luxurious hotel in Batu Ferringhi. This time we stayed at the Garden Wing Family room which had 1 king & 2 single beds. Very spacious and has all the amenities you need. Definitely has a 5 star resort feel. Staff quality & manners has declined over the years but still acceptable. ...

        Evergreen Laurel Penang RM229
        Reviewed on 13 Feb,2020
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        Evergreen Laurel Penang

        Evergreen Laurel Penang

        53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang
           
          4.1 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The cook was "missing" at breakfast - we had to wait whilst they found and alternate cook

          The Light Hotel Penang RM206
          Reviewed on 10 Feb,2020
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          The Light Hotel Penang

          The Light Hotel Penang

          Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, Seberang Jaya, Penang
             
            4.3 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            So nice & beautiful

            Eastern And Oriental Hotel RM616
            Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020
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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

              A bit pricey

              DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang RM213
              Reviewed on 23 Feb,2020
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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

                I believe the best you can get in Penang unless you want to try Shangrila Rasa Sayang for double the price. Easy bus stop in front to Batu Ferringi beach, National Park or the other way to George Town. Otherwise Grab is cheap and easy.

                Hard Rock Hotel Penang RM330
                Reviewed on 12 Feb,2020
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                Hard Rock Hotel Penang

                Hard Rock Hotel Penang

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

                  Room wasn't ready despite arriving at almost 5pm (check-in time supposed to be 3pm). Window was practically blocked by the roof of the adjacent building. Property is starting to show it's age and F&B options are also not as good as newer Hard Rock e.g. Desaru. Saving grace came from the staff we ...

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