Penang is the second largest city in Malaysia. With a high degree of urbanization and industrialization, it has become an important economic development center. Penang has been rated as the most livable city in the world many times. Its capital, George Town, is listed as a world cultural heritage by the United Nations. Penang is a fusion of Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Europeans, demonstrating a variety of romantic and charming features.
George Town is a major tourist area in Penang, you can travel between the alleys to capture a series of murals such as sisters and brothers playing or boys chasing the wind. You can go to Kapitan Keling Mosque, Sri Mariamman Temple, Goddess of Mercy Temple, and St. George's Church to feel the serenity and harmony of the coexistence of the four religions. You can visit Chew Jetty and see the unique Penang-style floating village.
Away from the downtown area, Penang Hill is the commanding height of Penang, which can be reached on foot or by cable car. On a bright clear and sunny day, you can have a panoramic view of Penang on top of the Hill. After dusk, the lights in the city would twinkle like stars, which is even more fascinating. The Kek Lok Si Temple integrates the architectural styles of China, Thailand, and Myanmar, which is standing on the top of the mountain and conveying the progress of the history of a century.
The unique "Baba Nyonya" culture in Penang was born from the marriage between Chinese immigrants and the local indigenous in the past. The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, known as the "Blue Mansion", is a classic residence with a traditional garden house combining the east and the west totems and building materials, fine and elegant wood carvings and celadon, which gives you a glimpse of the life of the rich. Nyonya cake is a must-try traditional dessert prepared with coconut milk, pandan and sticky rice as the main raw materials that cleverly create a variety of pastries with colorful and unique tastes. The Nyonya Museum displays daily life and traditional customs during the 15th century in a realistic manner, which is worth visiting.
The best travel season
Penang is located in a tropical area with a summer climate all year round. December to March is relatively dry and has less rainfall, which is a period suitable for tourism. The George Town Art Festival held every July also attracts tourists from all over the world.
In addition to taxis and buses, Penang's urban transportation also offers the free sightseeing bus CAT (Central Area Transit) designed for tourists to visit tourist attractions. The rickshaw is a unique way of transportation in the old town area, which allows you to feel the charm of the city in the stories told by pullers. The bike sharing system Link Bike has also become another great approach for strolling freely in Penang for its cheap fees and abundant bike docks.
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Are there any current entry restrictions in Penang?
During the pandemic, the entry restrictions of various countries have been adjusted on a rolling basis. Kindly remind you that please be sure to check the entry restrictions of your destination and prepare relevant documents before your departure. For details, please refer to the latest travel restrictions.
When can I fly to Penang with a lower fare?
How many flights are thereto Penang every week?
STARLUX Airlines offers daily flights from Taiwan and United States to Penang. You can check the detailed flight dates and information via timetable.
How many international airports are there in Penang?
Penang's international airport is Penang International Airport (PEN), which is a small but busy civil and cargo airport in Malaysia that offers everything that travelers need.
How far is Penang International Airport from downtown?
Penang International Airport (PEN) is approximately 16 kilometers from the center of George Town. Kindly remind you to plan your transportation to the city before departure.
How to get from the airport to downtown?
Transportation in Penang is relatively simple. After arriving at the Penang International Airport (PEN), you can take buses and the free bus CAT to the downtown area of George Town. If you are traveling with a lot of people, you can take a taxi or arrange a chartered car in advance. If there are no traffic jams, it would take about 30 minutes to arrive to the city.