With its intoxicating mix of beautiful beaches, impressive architecture, and never ending nightlife, it is of little wonder that Penang is affectionately known as the “Pearl of the Orient’. Located on the North-West coast of the Malaysian Peninsular, in the Straits of Malacca, Penang enjoys a year-round equatorial climate.
A visit to Penang is not complete without going to its breathtaking beaches, and we have a wide range of Penang hotels to suit every pocket. The northern shoreline is famous for beaches like the Tanjung Bunga, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang, where travellers can experience various activities from snorkelling and scuba diving, to tennis and golf.
It is at night that Malaysia comes alive, and our Penang accommodation will have you centred amidst the action. The most popular places to go to are Upper Penang Road, with its many trendy pubs, and Chulia Street which is awash pubs, bars, discos, and cafes popular with travellers. Penang Island is a food lovers paradise, and was recognised by Time Magazine in 2004 as having the best street food in Asia. Again this is most visible at night, when local traders set up stalls along the main street selling everything from laksa to fried kuay.
Many of the hotels in Penang, are in the heart of the regions major shopping districts. There are numerous shopping complexes, and colourful open air bazaars that offer a variety of goods, both locally made and imported at competitive prices. So visit Penang, and see why it is without a doubt, considered Malaysia’s most sought after tourist destination.