Penang Island is located at the Malacca Strait and is separated from the mainland by the Penang Strait. The island is a regional center for spice production and is now well known as the Silicon Valley of the East. Developing as the booming tourist destination, the beaches and historic sites of Penang lure travelers from all across the world. Plan your trip to Penang, and you can make an advance booking on one of those Penang Island hotels well known for their warm hospitality and excellent services. Like the rest of the South East Asian counties, Penang Island has a tropical rainforest climate.
About the modern Penang
Over the years, Penang has grown as the Asian version of the American silicon-valley. Georgetown is well known as the ‘Cybercity’ what with giants like Dell, Intel and AMD headquartered in the city. The favorable financial conditions of Malaysia have encouraged the development and progress of Penang. Known as the pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of the most touristic locations of Malaysia. Majority of the people here are Chinese while the rest are Malay and Indian. There are loads of activities to enjoy and lots to explore and see on the island. One will come across many hotels and resorts on the island and Berjaya Penang Hotel is popular choice among the tourists as it is located around the city of Georgetown, the vibrant capital of Penang and other local attractions Penang is a great destination not just because of the wonderful beaches but also because of the exceptional mix of cultures. The island is a good location for a holiday in South East Asia.
Main Cities and villages of Penang
One of the most touristic resorts in Penang in Batu Ferringhi Village with a street full of hotels having their private beaches. Stay at those hotels to enjoy the beaches and explore the beachside activities. The quality of the food served at the food courts is very nice. The village of Tanjung Bungah is similar to Batu Ferringhi with beaches, hotels and food courts. Penang National Park is a favorite spot among the tourists and boasts of some nice activities in the surrounding area. Visit the batik factory and the Penang Butterfly Garden and walk to the Muka Head Lighthouse.
Popular beaches at Penang Island
When compared to other beaches in Malaysia, Penang beaches are equally good. Those white pearly beaches with crystal clear waters on the island Langkawi are hard to resist. Borneo island beaches are simply astounding. Most beaches are found at Batu Ferringhi and offer activities such as jet skis, surfing, riding, parasailing, and sailing. However, be wary of the jellyfish that can be found along the coast of Penang in huge numbers. Go to a hotel that has its own swimming pool and private beach where you can go for walks, tanning, and sunset. Diving and snorkeling are popular around Penang Islands, and Pulau Payar is an excellent spot for snorkeling. Other favorite spots are Perhentian, Redang or Tioman for diving and snorkeling possibilities.
Must-see attractions in Penang
Penang has plenty of touristic attractions that should not be missed. Here, you can enjoy an interesting and eclectic mix of natural and cultural attractions along with modern offerings. Visit the Penang Hill that offers a welcome break from the heat below. Another most popular attraction is the largest Buddhist temple complex, the Kek Lok Si Temple that was made more than a hundred years ago. Make a trip to the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, with the Chinese architecture dating back to 18th and 19th-century. Spend a couple of hours at Escape Adventureland Penang for the most thrilling moments of your life.