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The “Pearl of the Orient” is famed for its lovely beaches, colourful history and rich potpourri of cultures. The island is connected to the mainland by a vehicular ferry service and the magnificent Penang Bridge.


Penang State Museum in Georgetown

(The Penang state museum, typical architecture in Georgetown)




Georgetown, the bustling state capital and port city, combines the best of East and West as evident in its numerous heritage buildings. This food paradise tempts the plate with a mouth-watering array of local cuisine.


Penang Teluk Beach nice palms and sand in Malaysia

(Teluk Bahang Beach on Penang Island)


Penang Beaches


Penang has some nice beaches from which Batu Ferringhi is the most famous and busy. Other beaches are Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong, bothe North of Georgetown.




Butterworth is a town on the mainland in front of Penang Island. Butterworth is where the trains from Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur arrive. There is a ferry going from Butterworth to Georgetown.


How to travel from Penang to other destinations in Malaysia and Thailand:


- How to travel from Penang to Langkawi

- How to travel from Penang to Bangkok


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