Penang in Malaysia

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Penang in Malaysia

Overview

Plan at least three days in Penang, There’s so much to see and do in Penang, good food everywhere, beautiful beaches to relax your mind, excellent & well maintained hotels, and fascinating shopping malls and pasar malam (night market). Here are some Penang itineraries. Most of Penang’s fancier accommodation is in the form of beach resorts on the main tourist beach of Batu Ferringhi.

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Flemming Bo Jensen

More backpacker-friendly options, as well as a few classical luxury hotels, can be found in Georgetown, Other areas to stay in island include: Tanjung Bungah, Gurney Drive, and Bayan Lepas. Seberang Perai (Mainland) offers several other accommodation alternatives.

Highlights

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Char Kway Teow

Consume a Char Kway Teow along Penang street, and you’ll realize why it’s my favourite dish in Malaysia. You can see Penang’s top sights in a rush on an overnight stay, but you’ll need at least two days to do them justice, and three or four days to really get a sense of the island. In a week, you can get a good look at most of what city has to offer.