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Amazing Tourism Malaysia . Tourism Penang (Pulau Pinang)

Penang Bridge, Penang"The Pearl of the Orient" lies off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The state comprises the island of Penang covering an area of about 285 sq. km and a narrow strip of approximately 760 sq. km on the mainland known as Seberang Perai (Province Wellesley) separated by a channel 3 km wide at the closest point. They are linked by the Penang Bridge Its population of more than 1 million represents a happy mix hub of the major races found in Malaysia with Malays making up 32%, the Chinese 59% and Indians 7%.

Georgetown, at the north-eastern tip of the island is the seat of administration and is also the commercial of the state. This bustling metropolitan city combines the best of east and west as seen in its fascinating collection of fine old buildings, each bearing the stamp of different foreign influences in its colorful history. Much of its charm also lies in its famous golden beaches and calm warm seas. Penang today is a resort island in full bloom - an idyllic playground for worshippers of the sun and the sea. Its multi-racial population contributes to a wealth of cultural attractions and festivals for visitors to bring home memories of happy times in Penang.

 

Featured Hotels in Penang (Pulau Pinang) at Promotional Rate

  Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
  Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang. Centrally located in historical, bustling Georgetown, right in the heart of the island where both culture and commerce thrive at their best. The Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang is within easy walking distance to one of Penang's famous landmarks, KOMTAR, the hub of government activities which also houses Penang's largest shopping complex. More...
     
  Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya
  Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya Penang, strategically located on Penang’s mainland in Bandar Seberang Jaya Town Centre, the Sunway Hotel is within short distance of the extensive development comprising the Sunway Carnival, an upscale entertainment, leisure and shopping complex. The new township, situated at the intersection of the North-South and East-West highways, guarantees easy access to Seberang Prai, a highly developed industrial hub and other commercial zones on Penang’s mainland. More...
     
  Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang
  Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is a modern, first-class hotel, specialising in accommodating the traveler. All of its rooms face the sea and all come with private balconies. Host to the blue seas and green rolling hills. A truly enviable location, directly on the ocean front and conveniently situated at Tanjung Bunga. There are many attractions close by, for example, The Penang Butterfly Farm, The Kek Lok Si Temple, The Snake Temple and many more. Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is the perfect place to combine business and pleasure in Penang. More...
     
  Hotel Equatorial Penang
  Equatorial Penang Nestled on a hillock, Hotel Equatorial Penang, the island’s only golf and convention resort, is strategically located 5 minutes to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone, 7 minutes to the Penang International Airport and 20 minutes to the city centre. An architectural marvel, the five star hotel which is surrounded by award winning landscaped gardens, offers 655 guestrooms and suites, and 22 apartments. More...
     
  Ferringhi Beach Hotel Penang
  Ferringhi Beach Hotel Penang Ferringhi Beach Hotel Penang is nestled along Batu Ferringhi Road, a short and pleasant ride to Georgetown and a picturesque drive to the Bayan Lepas International Airport. Ferringhi Beach Hotel Penang is a perfect hideaway for holiday makers and the businessman alike. Ferringhi Beach Hotel Penang offers 345 seaview rooms with private balconies, fully equipped with modern facilities. More...
     
  Berjaya Georgetown Hotel
  Berjaya Georgetown Hotel Centrally located in Georgetown in the heart of Penang's food, shopping and entertainment district, Berjaya Georgetown Hotel is part of the "1-Stop Midlands Park", a complex comprising condominiums, offices, shopping arcades, supermarkets, bowling alley, water theme park, food and entertainment outlets. More...
     
  Shangri-la Hotel Penang
  Shangri-la Hotel Penang Shangri-La Hotel Penang is located in the heart of Georgetown. Apart from being Penang's premier business hotel, it is also its main convention centre in Georgetown. Its rooms and suites offer a complete range of amenities one would expect from a 5-star deluxe hotel. Superb dining choices range from local Penang delights to authentic Cantonese and Continental cuisine. More...
     
  Grand Plaza Parkroyal Penang
  Parkroyal Penang The Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang is a resort hotel that basks in the sun on the idyllic Batu Ferringhi beach. A short drive from Penang Airport and Penang's major attractions, hotel guests will delight in Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang's corporate and holiday amenities, alongside hotel hospitality that is as warm as the tropical sun. Every one of the hotel rooms is equipped with all the modern amenities you need to make your stay at the Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang memorable. More...
     
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Tourism Attractions in Penang (Pulau Pinang)

  Batu Ferringhi
  Batu Ferringhi The “Foreigner’s Rock”, or better known as Batu Ferringhi, is a very popular place in Penang. This stretch of beachfront is famous for its beautiful beaches of golden sand, deep blue sea and popular beach resorts. This is also where most water-based activities are centred like waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing and water scooters.
     
  Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest
  Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest The Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is suitable for camping and other recreational activities like jungle trekking and picnicking. There is also a small waterfall passing through the area where one can take a dip in the cool refreshing water. The recreational forest has become very popular among the locals especially from the Seberang Perai Tengah district and neighbouring Kedah and Perak districts.
     
  Kek Lok Si Temple
  Kek Lok Si Temple Also known as the 'Temple of Supreme Bliss', the Kek Lok Si Temple is the biggest and most beautiful Buddhist temple complex in Malaysia. It is also one of the first being built in the South East Asia region. Stands majestically on a hill in Air Itam, this temple built in tiers culminates the beautifully crafted ''Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas''. It took more than 20 years to build which features gardens, a turtle pond, shrines and beautiful sculptures.
     
  Penang Bridge
  Penang Bridge The Penang Bridge is a 13.5km long bridge stretching from Seberang Prai on the mainland to Gelugor on the island, this is one of many architectural wonder in Malaysia. The Penang Bridge costs RM 800 million and took five years to build. Before the bridge was built, people depended upon ferry services to cross the Penang Straits.
     
  Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)
  Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) At 830m above sea level, Penang Hill (or Bukit Bendera to the locals), has a temperate climate that can be a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of the lowlands. You can walk from the Botanical Gardens to the top in about four hours. Visitors can choose either to hike up, or have a more pleasant alternative; that is to take the 30-minute ride on the furnicular railway, which has been operational since 1932.
     
  Penang Butterfly Farm
  Penang Butterfly Farm The farm is home to up to 3,000 living specimens of over 50 species of colourful and charming butterflies. Situated on an area of eight hectares, it is the world's first tropical live butterfly farm. The main attraction of the Butterfly Farm is undoubtedly the free flying papilions in the enormous enclosure. The visitor can inspect the butterflies at close quarters as they flit around their favorite nectar plants.
     
  Penang Bird Park
  Penang Bird Park Feast your eyes to over 800 magnificent bird species from the world over including birds of prey, pelican, cassowaries, emu and ostriches. Occupying a two-hectare well-landscaped park, its distinct feature is the walk-in aviary, which simulates natural surroundings for the birds.
     
  St. George Church
  St. George Church A magnificent edifice dedicated to the patron saint of England, was built by Indian convicts between 1817 and 1819, it is one of the oldest Anglican churches in Malaya and Singapore. It was perfectly proportioned and uncluttered by superfluous decorations. In front of the church stands a monument to Capt. Francis Light.
     
  Tun Abdul Razak Complex (KOMTAR)
  Tun Abdul Razak Complex (KOMTAR) This prominent Penang landmark houses Government departments, commercial officers, department stores, shops and restaurants built in 1978 and it has 65 storey which made up a total of 232m. If you happen to be there, do visit the observation floor located on the 55th floor. There, one can have a breathtaking view of the city and Gunung Jerai in Kedah.