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George Town

If there’s a better microcosm of the exotic east than Penang, we’ve yet to find it. Located at the intersection of Asia’s great kingdoms and Europe’s powerful colonial empires, Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s two halves and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East.

This is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting cultures. It culminates in George Town, Penang Island’s main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades; think trishaws pedalling past watermarked Chinese shophouses and blue joss smoke perfuming the air.

Yet it would be a shame to neglect the rest of the island’s tropical abundance, its palm-fringed beaches and fishing villages, its mountainous jungle and farms growing exotic produce such as nutmeg and durian. And there’s even more of the state to explore across in Penang’s mainland section, Seberang Perai.

Penang Hill

Penang Hill

Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923. The current funicular trains is the 4th generation system which started its operation on 24th April 2011.

Tropical Spice Garden

Tropical Spice Garden

Tropical Spice Garden offers fun, wholesome family adventures in an award-winning lush, tropical garden setting. Enjoy our tropical garden tours and be enthralled by more than 500 tropical plant varieties from the world over!

Cheong_Fatt_Tze_Mansion_courtyard,_George_Town,_Penang

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

The mansion's indigo-blue outer wall makes it a very distinct building in the area. The c. 1880s mansion built by the merchant Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of the 19th century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases and 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. It served as Cheong's private residence as well as the seat of his business activities.

Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is a beach resort northwest of George Town, on Malaysia’s Penang Island. It’s known for water sports and seafood restaurants. Street food, household goods and batik clothing are sold at the seafront night market.