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Penang is one of the top tourist destinations in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of the peninsula. Penang is set in two parts between the mainland and Penang Island where you’ll find the main town of George Town. Penang is famous for its old-world charm and some of the finest street food you will find.
Visit the colourful city of George Town and check out the wonderful street art and historical architecture that made the Old Town one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.With influence from the many cultures who settled here you’ll find some incredible street food in this foodies paradise. Take a hike or the funicular up to Penang Hill which is the highest point of the island for some wonderful views below. Visit the Penang National Park, take a hike or a boat to Turtle Beach or Monkey Beach. Soak up the atmosphere at night with a stroll through Penang’s night markets or relax in one of the many restaurants.
Penang is a suitable destination for everyone, couples, families and groups. There is a large selection of hotels to choose from ranging from budget hotels to luxurious hotels, you will find something for every budget.
🧡 Take a day trip to Escape Theme Park
🧡 Hike through Penang National Park
🧡 Taste some delicious street food
Penang International Airport (PEN).
The currency used in Penang is Malaysian Ringgit (RM).
Penang is in Malaysia Time (MYT) (GMT+7) so is 7 hours ahead of Irish time.
Penang has year-round warm weather, however it does experience a rainy season from April – November. The best time to visit Penang is from Mid-November to Mid-February so its ideal for some Winter sun. Temperatures average between 29⁰C - 35⁰C