If the amalgamation of beautiful vistas, the cosmopolitan capital of George Town and the picturesque fishing villages doesn’t grab your attention, the fact that Jimmy Choo was born here may just put Penang on your luxury holiday destination list.
As well as being the home of the famed fashion designer, Penang is also a haven of opulence thanks to its abundance of five-star hotels and resorts found throughout the island. The majority stand proudly on the coast and boast watersports as well as traditional Malaysian spas with a whole host of treatments to unwind in post-exploration.
Speaking of adventuring, we’re sure you’ll want to see all the sights and sounds that make this state tick. George Town is where the action is with quieter areas such as Teluk Bahang reachable by car in under an hour from the capital. In Teluk Bahang you will find pristine golden sands and a fantastic array of seafood eateries.
Known as the food paradise of Malaysia, Penang is a dream for foodies thanks to the various markets and districts that have top quality fare at the top of their menus. Reflecting the Chinese Nyona, Malay and Indian mix of nationalities found in the area, you’ll be tucking into mouth-watering dishes full of flavours that you never thought existed before. Make sure to head to the markets of George Town too, so you can sample other local delicacies.
Whether you want to explore via trishaw or wander to sights such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, you’re bound to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this Malaysian state. Memories are sure to be made and fun is guaranteed to be had.
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If you’re after impeccable dishes to try and a plethora of cuisines to devour, you’re in luck thanks to the eclectic mix of markets, restaurants and bars to try in Penang. For a stay in the heart of this foodie paradise, call one of our personal travel managers now.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +8
- Capital: George Town
- Nearest Airport: Penang International Airport
- Best Foodie Hangout: Kebaya
Best Time To Travel
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