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Penang Travel Guide  

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Info about Penang

1048 km2

Penang is a Malaysian state located in the Malay Peninsula. It is also referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, although it actually means ‘island of a betel nut tree’. With over one million inhabitants, Penang is the eighth most populated state in Malaysia.
It is characterised by an equatorial climate which is consistent throughout the year. The weather stays warm and clear with brief but abundant rainfall from June to September. The humidity is tempered by cool breezes with the surrounding sea influencing the climate to a great extent.
Penang was originally a part of the Malay kingdom before it became a free port in the 1960s. Today, Penang is one of the most competent economies of Malaysia with manufacturing as its major industry sector.

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : The Botanical Gardens is a huge recreational park with tropical greenery and beautiful lakes; Macaque monkeys can be easily sighted here. Guided tours and jungle treks are also available. The Art Gallery is a pioneering art storehouse. The paintings, which are... more the works of national as well as international artists, represent the major periods in Malaysian history. The Penang Hill offers a magnificent view of the area and can be reached through a cable train. Also, the Penang Bridge, which is the largest bridge in Asia, offers a breathtaking view of the oceans and is a popular tourist spot. The Bukit Jambul Orchid, Hibiscus and Reptile Garden houses different species of snakes such as the exotic Albino Python. The place also hosts a snake show on weekends and holidays. The Penang International Dragon Boat Festival is an annual event which features colourful, traditional dragon boats.
Ikay Kong
Level 17     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : A beautiful island full of surprises. One gets almost everything here - mostly nice and, with all things, there are certainly some ugly sides namely the growing traffic and pollution of the beaches. Overall, a nice liveable place known for... more its charms ranging from the modern urban areas to the nice quiet corners, from the hills to the seas and from the chic entertainment spots to the beautiful green parks. On top of all these there are the wide variety of foods that whets one's appetite with seemingly endless delight.
Not to be missed Balik Pulau with its durian farms and beautiful views from the hills , Penang Hill view & resturants , Tropical Spice Garden
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Hardcore Penangnite! Even now I am far away from home, there isn't a day where I don't miss Penang... especially the food, and as Penang is a small yet well-equipped island, getting around was a breeze and much less consuming... more than in big cities like Kuala Lumpur.
Not to be missed Food! Glorious Food! , All those beautiful heritage sites
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Solo
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : The old part of Georgetown is very charming. Living up to its status as UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town will bring you back to decades/centuries ago, at the time when Penang was the Pearl of the Orient.
Not to be missed Pinang Peranakan Mansion , Dharmikarama Burmese Temple , Kek Lok Si - Monastery on Crane Hill
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Penang is agood island. Every where you can meet food, malay food, indian food, chinese food, korean food, japanees food, thai food, and europe food. In penang so you can see little india street. Very nice and beautiful. If you... more like shopping... you can shopping in penang. In penang any many shopping mall.
Not to be missed quens bay mall , roller skate , little india street
Sara Vana
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Penang Island is most enjoyable and full entertaining place with 24hours foods, things, healthcare centers, taxi services, tight security and full safety. The Heritage buildings steel in care and also the, new moderns buildings are built-up, and than the Hills... more are surrounding of the Island is giving more Naturel feelings so... on't Miss, These Penang Island.
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Very useful, hospitality is nice one. Lots of scenic beauty attracts the tourists. Everything is systematic
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Penang is the best place to go...i already heading to penang..i go to komtar, pekan balik pulau. In pekan balik pulai it a place that like a market, I buy some jeruk there and fresh fish.
Not to be missed Balik Pulau , Komtar , Museum Penang
Level 14     2 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Transportation and taxi fare must be reasonable and friendly. Traffic must be easy and good view for tourists to know.
Not to be missed asian foods , All those beautiful heritage sites , beautiful beaches
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : Nice place to live with family. But lately there are more crime & uncooperative atmosphere were generated by some people surrounding it. But Overall it is a best place to live.
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