Penang Information

Penang’s natural beauty and exotic heritage has made it a popular destination for centuries now among visitors from around the globe. Penang Island is widely called as the Pearl of the Orient and considered as one of Asia's most famous islands. Tourist often visit this land to experience its rich culture, natural wonders to fantastic shopping opportunities making it one of Malaysia’s best destinations. Map of Penang is located off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Penang state consists of the Penang Island with the Map of Penang spread over an area of 285 sq km and a narrow strip of land approximately 760 sq km on the mainland known as Seberang Perai.

On the map of Penang, the state capital Georgetown is an active town known for its interesting collection of fine old buildings. This capital city Georgetown is the oldest British colony in Malaysia which has evolved into a flourishing modern capital. One can view at the soaring skyscrapers, co-existing with traditional villages, called "kampungs." There is no dearth of attractions which are in plenty. Visitor’s can give a visit to the lively Chinatown district, as well as the British colonial architecture around Fort Cornwallis. Some of the other tourist interests include Penang Bird Park, which boasts over 400 varieties of birds; Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia; and the lovely Botanical Gardens, which offer a variety of lush tropical plants.

Though Penang's charm is its beautiful beaches as well as rich cultural potpourri but a visit to some of the famous temples boasting of ancient architecture or historical landmarks is a must. The most beautiful of Penang’s beaches and islands are located on the northern area of the island. Despite the large population and rapid urbanization, Penang still retains magic in its beaches and islands. The second busiest city after Kuala Lumpur, Penang has an amazing list of shopping destinations to offer. From traditional night markets along Batu Ferringhi to expansive shopping malls one can find everything. Penang nightlife offers with the best places to unwind and relax. The Penang nightlife is also quite appealing to tourists with a number of pubs, bars and other entertainment options.