Penang, or commonly known as the
Island of the Betel Nut” or Pulau Pinang in Malay was given to the island.
Approximately 1.23 million people which consists of 3 major races. Chinese, Malays and Indians
Islam as the official religion, followed by Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism
The climate is between 25oC to 30oC with evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year. See the local weather report here.
There are many hotels located within
Places of Interest
You can get more information from Tourism Penang. Here are some of the interesting places you might be interested to visit:
It’s a must-not-miss experience to study the cultural, historical and architectural heritage of
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Penang State Mosque
Completed in 1980, this huge structure stands on 4.5 hectares of land.
Kek Lok Si Temple
Above 830 metres (2,730 ft.) above sea level, offers a panoramic of
This is a place where there are lots of nice landscaping, floral and fresh air. You can see different species of monkeys lingering around the garden.
It is a Thai architectural Buddhist temple famous for its large reclining Buddha believed to the third largest reclining Buddha in the world measuring 33 metres in length.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
This is the oldest Hindu temple in
Kuan Yin Temple
This mosque was built around 1800 with the influence of the Indian Islamic architecture, and boasts a dome-shaped and well placed minaret.
This Khoo clan temple has carved beams made from the finest wood and unique architectural design.
The marina is the first inner city marina in the country. It was completed in October 2005 and is now fully operational. It is strategically located on the waterfront of
Located on the Esplanade, this 200 year-old fort marks the spot where Captain Francis Light, the founder of
Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
This 18.5 metres clock tower was built in 1897 to celebrate Queen
This temple was built in 1850 to dedicate to the deity Chor Soo Kong. The temple is a sanctuary for the pit vipers said to be 'servants' of the deity. These poisonous snakes coil round pillars, beams and potted plants throughout the temple in a comatose state, made drowsy by the burning incense.
Batu Ferringhi Beach
This is a well known beach retreat stretch with lots of bustling water sports activities. It is an ideal getaway for holidays. There is also a long stretch of night market activities nightly.
Penang Butterfly Farm
The first of its kind to be built in the world, the farm is home to more than 400 species of butterflies and insects. Butterflies flutter about under a huge net in the 0.8-hectare area. A lily pond, artificial waterfalls, and gardens peppered with exotic flowers add to the landscape.
Penang Bird Park
This park houses many different species of local and foreign birds in a 5-acre area. It is located in Seberang Jaya on the mainland.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
This mansion is a typical home of a rich Baba a century ago and it offers a vast collection of antiques and collectibles. It has a 19th century architecture structure and was the former home of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee.
This museum houses more than 100,000 toys, models, dolls and other collectibles. It is the largest in the world.
Tropical Fruit Farm
This Agro Farm covers an area of 25 acres. It is located at the hilly terrain of Teluk Bahang. It has more than 250 species of fruit trees from the region as well as throughout the world.
Tropical Spice Garden
There are more than 500 varieties of exotic from
The recreational forest in 32-hectare of land with a forestry museum located within the vicinity. It makes an interesting introduction to the Malaysian forest.
Penang National Park
The Penang National Park (previously known as Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve) is the first protected area legally gazette under the National Park Act of 1980, signifying the State and Federal Governments' efforts in protecting the environment. The Park's ecosystem is a diversity of habitats with hills, sandy and rocky beaches, streams and coastal forests representing much of the natural habitats of
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