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									Must Visit Attractions in Malaysia:




The most famous destination in Malaysia is undoubtedly Kuala Lumpur. As
the capital of Malaysia, this city has many shopping destinations that
are popular among both locals and tourists. It offers both branded
commodities and traditional handmade products of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur
draws much of the tourism to the country.

Sightseeing is a treat that many tourists choose to participate in. There
are myriad destinations including Port Dickson, Labuan Island, Pangkor
Island, Tioman Island, Redang Island, Langkawi, and Cherating. Malaysia
is also popular for its beautiful heritage sites such as the churches in
Malacca, the Mahamariamman Temple, the Malacca Museum, and the Snake
Temple.

Here are the recommended Must Visit Attractions in Malaysia:

Petronas Twin Towers – Kuala Lumpur

The 88-storey building is the world's tallest twin structures. Located in
the heart of the capital city, the crown of the Kuala Lumpur contains a
complex of office buildings, conference halls, a sprawling park and an
upmarket shopping complex.

Inspired by the geometric shape found in Islamic architecture, this mega-
structure was designed by Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli.
Stretching out to one side is the spacious and beautifully landscaped
KLCC Park. Other attractions at KLCC are Suria Shopping Complex, Petronas
Philharmonic Hall, Petrosains Science Centre, Petronas Art Gallery and
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where The Aquaria Oceanarium is situated.
Even, the "french spiderman" was very much interested at the twin tower,
caught twice trying to climb the tower, 1st attempt in 1997 and 2nd
attempt in 2007.

Menara KL Tower – Kuala Lumpur

Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kuala Lumpur is easily
Malaysia's most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994,
the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin
Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This
gleaming tower's spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in
Kuala Lumpur. Menara KL's viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100
metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers' Skybridge; the view is
marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the
entire sparkling city centre.

Georgetown Historic Center – Penang

A fascinating fusion of eastern and western influences, Penang is
Malaysia's most tourist-visited destination. The island manages to
embrace modernity while retaining its colonial traditions; due to its
well-preserved heritage buildings Penang's capital, Georgetown, has been
accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Although
Georgetown's landscape is dominated by Chinese storefronts – most in need
of a good paint job – there are also swanky shopping complexes,
refurbished Chinese manors, rowdy pubs and artsy boutiques, cafés and
studios.

Penang Hill – Penang

Penang Hill, or Flagstaff Hill (Bukit Bendera) as it is officially known,
rises 821 metres above sea level, providing a welcome respite from the
heat down below. One of the most popular attractions in Penang, a trip up
Penang Hill is something that is not to be missed when visiting this
island; breathtaking panoramic views of the whole island awaits you at
the top, as far as the eyes can see.

Melaka Historic City – Melacca

The city of Malacca famous with its history. Portuguese colonised Malacca
from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking
the river, calling it A'Famosa. A seven-month attack by the Dutch just
about destroyed the entire fortress, leaving only the entrance façade and
the structure of a church at the top of the hill. The Dutch then built
The Stadthuys in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor and
his officers, it is a fine example of Dutch architecture of that period.
It is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. Then came
Chinese leaded by one of the great Chinese explorer, Admiral Cheng Ho.
They slowly adopted Malay culture and now they are known as the Baba and
Nyonya. Today, they have become the main uniqueness of culture in
Malacca. Other attractions are Jonker walk, kampung mulu's mosque,
portuguese square, St. John Fort, St Peter church etc.

Kinabalu National Park – Sabah, Borneo

Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia's capital city, doesn't really personify
Borneo – the capital isn't a jumble of leafy greens and seaside shanties,
but it is the place to go for a cache of Sabahan's superlative sights.
Home to the 4095-metre Mount Kinabalu – Southeast Asia's highest peak,
the Kinabalu National Park, located in northwest Sabah, is Malaysia's
first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has one of the world's largest
collections of flora and fauna and the two-day journey across its
landscape to get to the summit of the Borneo peak is a sure-fire
adventure challenge for intrepid climbers.

Redang Island – Terengganu State

The beautiful island of Pulau Redang lies about 45 km north-northeast of
Kuala Terengganu, or 22 km off Tanjung Merang, the closest point on the
mainland. The Bugis people from Celebes, Indonesia were believed to be
the first settlers on the island. Many of their descendants are now
working the tourist trade in Redang while others have moved to the
mainland. Over the years, Redang has grown to be one of the most popular
destinations for tourists and divers due its pristine nature and rich
marine environment.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park – Petaling Jaya

Spanning an area over 80 acres, Malaysia's premier theme park in Bandar
Sunway, Petaling Jaya, has thrills and spills to offer people of all
ages! Divided into three sections; the Wild Wild West, World of Adventure
and Waters of Africa, a day out in Sunway Lagoon is a fun-filled
encounter to remember!




Attractions of Malaysia:




Malaysia is a country blessed with innumerable natural tourist
attractions. Located in the East Asia, the country is developing at a
great pace. Noteworthy fact about Malaysia is that it contains a diverse
population which comprises people following religions such as Islam,
Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. Nonetheless, with governmental efforts various
tourist attractions in Malaysia such as Langkawi, Genting and Cameron
Highlands have become a known name among travelers around the world. All
efforts are being made to show true Malaysia to travelers.

Kuala Lumpur:

Gifted with rich heritage coupled with modernism, Kuala Lumpur is the
only global city of Malaysia. This colorful city is located at the
confluence of rivers Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak and that is how it is
supposed to have got its name.

Malacca:

Situated at the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Malacca is rich in
culture and heritage. A tourist will find an unique mix of the Malay
culture with the Chinese culture here at Malacca. This is because of the
huge infestation of the Chinese businessmen in this region of Malaysia.

A very popular activity among many tourists and travelers is shopping.
Prices for many products are considerably less expensive in Kuala Lumpur
then what you would be expected to pay back in your home country.
Shoppers can choose from a wide range of malls, markets and specialized
stores. Please note that you should pay in local currency and that most
larger and upscale stores accept international credit cards.

Perlis
Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia, but grabs the attention of
tourists quite in a large number. Its unspoilt natural beauty, verdant
paddy fields, rustic rural lifestyle, etc give perils a heavenly look
which never fails to grab the attention of tourists and leave them spell
bind. It is also the must visit holidaying destination of Malaysia tours.
Go up the highest skybridge in the world, The Petronas Skybridge. Located
170 meters above ground and connecting the two towers. You will be able
to enjoy a free tour of the Skybridge, courtesy of Petronas. However,
obtaining tickets to go on this free tour is a little bit involved and
time consuming. But if you follow the link below, you will get essential
tips to going up the skybridge, minus the tears.

Located in the Borneo region of Malaysia, this tourist attraction is
bound to get you enthralled with the beauty and the scenery offered by
Mount Kinabalu. When on a holiday in Malaysia, mount Kinabalu acts as a
great way to be able to spend some quality time with the family.

There are some people who may suffer from altitude sickness while
climbing the mountain. If breathing or any other movement becomes
difficult, it is advisable to return back immediately. The descent from
the summit can be a little painful because of increased pressure of
weight on the knees. However the view from the top is worth the climb.
The descent will take a total of 5 hours. There is a lot of diversity in
terms of climatic conditions during the year. You will find a lot of
differences in soil and terrain as well in different areas of the
mountain.




Explore the Splendor of Top Tourist Places:




Malaysia is an exquisite country offering tourists wonderful opportunity
for memorable vacation. It is the perfect country in South East Asia that
magnet thousands and hundreds of tourists from across the world. So if
you want to make your holiday truly memorable and want to give your life
some extra opportunity to explore wonderments, Malaysia is the perfect
place for you.

Malaysia has several enchantments which are worth to visit and explore.
So it is very hard to see all the enchantments with one single tour
package. So these days tour operators offer several exciting tourism
packages at different budgets to fit in the pocket of all travellers who
are planning for Malaysia tour or Malaysia Genting tour. Book the tour
package of your choice and explore the top tourism destination that will
make your visit an experience that you will love to treasure and delight
in forever.

Well to make your Malaysia trip more delightful and remarkable below
places of tourist interest are suggested. Visit these magnificent and
exciting places and you will surely be amazed and awe-struck with their
splendor which seems out of the world.
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur the capital city of Malaysia is one of the most
visited cities by tourists. It is one such place in the country that you
cannot afford to miss at any cost. Its bustling shopping malls, sky
kissing skyscrapers, exotic restaurants, wobbling nightlife and the
magnificent places of tourists interest catch the attention of tourists
and holiday makers from across the nook and corner of the world. Here
visitors can see and explore Jamek Mosque, Sri Mahamariamman Temple,
Masjid Negara (National Mosque), Batu Caves, The National Planetarium and
on top the Petronas Twin Tower. These are some of the specialties that
make KL the most visited city in Malaysia.

Penang Penang was the British Colony and today it is known as the "Pearl
of the Orient". It is also the top list of the places of tourist's
interest in Malaysia. Penang is home to several exciting tourism
attractions and so draws the attention of tourists from across the world.
Its capital George Town is famous for exotic pubs and restaurants and
Penang itself is famous for its excellent cuisine, white sandy beaches,
Botanical Gardens and many other places of tourist interest like Jerajak
Resort, Fisheries Department Research Institute and many alike. Come to
Penang on Malaysia Tour and you will surely be spell bound with its
marvelous enchantments which are simply beyond words to describe.

Apart from these there are many other places like Redang, Kota Kinabalu,
Malacca, Perhentian, Chow Kit Market, Jalan Ampang, Little India,
National Museum, National Library, Royal Selangor, Kampung Baru, Negari
Sembilian, Terengganu, etc. These places are amazingly beautiful and
offer wonderful opportunity to enjoy holiday in this beautiful Island
Country in a delightful and memorable way.

Come to Malaysia and take back home remarkable memories to treasure and
relish in forever. Well the most interesting fact about Malaysia is that
it is a multi cultural country with lots of interesting facets that makes
it truly wonderful and most visited country in South East Asia.




Malaysia Tour Packages from India - Experience the Wonder:




Malaysia is a land of diversity and today the much sought after
destination of the world. It is a nation where Indians, Malaysia, Chinese
and numerous other people reside together in harmony and accord. From
ancient longhouses to soaring and very tall skyscrapers, from the
unsurpassed beaches to the best diving destinations in the world, all are
to be found here. Malaysia is perfect for an unforgettable destination
for a vacation. Find out Malaysia isle Life, Adventures, the local
amusement and traditional legacy through our Malaysia Tour Packages
.These packages are planned in such a way that they suit everyone and all
budgets. Feel the whole Asian experience in Malaysia
Malaysia Tour packages

Malaysia is thought to be the most delightful, appealing and fascinating
destination for a vacation in Southeast Asia. Its flourishing flora and
fauna, stimulating Island shoreline, overwhelming natural attractiveness,
unusual wild life of national parks, forthcoming and hospitable people
and enticing culinary, make Malaysia a great visitor spot, worth a
lifetime stay.

Go on board for Malaysia Tour Packages and you have a breathtaking
prospect to discover the multi-ethnic traditions and several tourist
places, purely unrivaled. The modern back-up of the Malaysia tourism as a
heaven for the shoppers and eco-tourism destination is also alluring the
travelers in great number to ascertain its exquisiteness. Due to all
these beautiful places people from all over the world throng this place
all the year round. Even honeymooners from all over the world come here
to have some unforgettable and pleasurable experience.


Dubai Tour Package

Dubai is a town specifically built for the travelers all the year round
with some excellent accomodation and Resorts. One of the best attraction
of Dubai is its Shopping. The city pulls people in great number for
shopping from nations within the area and from far of countries like
Europeon nations, Africa and the India. It is an open duty free or low
import duties.The retail prices in Dubai are comparatively low and the
quality of the products available is pretty low. With massive
construction, growth and development in several industries, Dubai has
fascinated the attention of the world through pioneering real estate
schemes, hosting major events in sports, meetings and organizing various
events. Dubai Tour Packages are customized in such a way that they adjust
with the budget of everyone.




A Glimpse into the Unique Lifestyle and Culture of the Penang People:




The culture and lifestyle in Penang is a rich blend of different the
religions and people that have established themselves in this Malaysian
state. Over the last few years, there has been a lot of news about
Penang, mainly because its capital city, Georgetown has been added to the
list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.



Georgetown has become a popular tourist destination due to the
multicultural heritage it has gained over the centuries from different
colonial powers and people. Regardless of this, the culture and lifestyle
in Penang is like that most metropolitans, but unique in its own ways.



Penang Culture



The culture of Penang has mostly developed from that of the Straits born
Baba-Nyonya or Chinese who descended from the early Chinese immigrants of
Penang. Most of the Penang population speak a kind of Chinese-Malay
creole and have partly adopted Malay customs. Although Buddhism is the
foremost religion in Penang, Islam is the state's official religion. One
of the most interesting aspects of culture in Penang is the festivals. As
it is a multicultural state, Penang celebrates a number of festivals like
the Chinese's Dragon Boat Festival, the Muslim celebration of Hari Raya
Aidilfitri, Thaipusam- a religious event of Hindus and the Hungry Ghost
Festival.



Penang Lifestyle



A lot of news about Penang relates to the lifestyle of its people. The
lifestyle of these people has a distinct identity in regard of crafts,
culture, rites, costumes and food. In fact, food is probably the most
important part of the Penang lifestyle. The island has a unique cuisine
which is a mixture of Chinese, Thai, Malay, Nyonya and Indian. Most
coffee shops and restaurants are open 24 hours in the state. Penang has
also been recognized for having the Best Street Food in Asia in an
edition of Time Magazine in 2004. A large part of the lifestyle also
revolves around shopping. There are many large shopping malls on the
island and the mainland of Penang. The state also has a buzzing nightlife
with numerous discos, bars, pubs, cafes and bistros.



These unique features of the culture and lifestyle in Penang make
visiting the state an excellent experience for all kinds of tourists
today.




12 things you should while visiting Penang:
Penang or Pinang has been known as one of Southeast Asia's most excellent
tourist destinations for many years now. Aptly called as "Pearl of the
Orient", Penang offers wonderful civilizing tradition and diverse
inhabitants which cannot be found anywhere else around the globe. In
general, Penang is a great place all by itself and travelers find this
small place full of fascinating things to do and many places to visit
even on foot. Here are some suggested things you must do while visiting
Penang.

01 Climb up Penang Hill: Your trip to Penang should include Penang Hill.
This popular tourist spot is also known as Bukit Bendera, referring to
its most developed peak, the Flagstaff Hill. The most recommended way up
to Penang Hill is through the Penang Hill Railway. This is a funicular
railway that will bring passengers all the way up to Flagstaff Hill.
Funicular train leaves every 20-25 minutes interval and carries up to 80
passengers per trip. Penang Hill is also accessible by 4x4 vehicles
through the "jeep track" which is a tarred road most commonly used by
residents of the hill.

There are also trails that one can follow such as Moongate trail, trail
from Air Itam Dam to Tiger Hill, trail from Hye Keat Estate and one
coming from the Municipality Park. From Penang Botanical Gardens, it will
take 3 hours to reach the top of the hill by foot.

02 Shop at Batu Ferringhi Night Bazaar: Batu Ferringhi Night Bazaar is a
nightly affair in Batu Ferrunghi starting from 7pm until 1am. After the
sun sets in, the whole stretch of Batu Ferringi is transformed into a
night market definitely worth checking out. You will find over 1000
stalls in Batu Ferringhi which are lined near the main road. Shopping
addicts will surely have a high time sorting out goods ranging from
clothes to paintings and everything in between.

03 Enjoy food and sight at Gurney Drive: Gurney Drive is famous for its
mouth watering cuisine. Aside from the food, this road is made popular by
having the best view of the sunset. Just outside the Georgetown City,
Gurney Drive faces the sea of Penang, truly a relaxing experience and
quite fulfilling to the stomach as well. Dinners are served in this side
of town where most hawker stalls open around 6pm. One can find something
to please the palate, for sure. Top 3 recommended dishes to try are: Char
Keow Teow, Asam Laksa and Hokkien Mee. Gurney Drive is also home to
Gurney Plaza, a shopping center, where you can find popular Malaysian and
foreign brands.

04 Be a Shopaholic: With all the shopping centers in Penang, you will
never run out of options. Penang is considered as the biggest shopping
destination in northern Malaysia with huge department stores and shopping
malls in and out of the island. Queensbay Shopping Mall in Bayan Lepas is
the largest and longest shopping mall in Penang Island housing more than
400 local and international shops. Gurney Plaza, on the other hand, has
the biggest Cineplex in northern Malaysia. Pranglin Plaza is noted for
local finds.

05 Enjoy dazzling 360 view of Penang from KOMTAR: During your visit to
KOMTAR, go to the 60th floor to enjoy the fascinating 360 view of the
Penang Island. KOMTAR is the tallest building in Penang and proved to be
an important landmark for the area. This building houses government
offices, shopping complexes, hotels and exhibition center.

06 Ride a ferry from Butterworth: A ferry ride from Butterworth is hard
to miss since this is the main gateway to Penang Island. All ferry rides
to Penang come from Butterworth terminal and provide a great photo
opportunity for travelers featuring a magnificent landscape. The ferries
run 24 hours a day.

07 Take a Georgetown Heritage Walk: Of course, Penang travel is more or
less equivalent to Georgetown Heritage Walk. Georgetown Heritage Walk
features century-old, historical sites and religious temples from various
faiths. It is located at the northeastern side of Penang Island. Some of
its famous attractions are the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis,
Penang Islamic Museum, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Queen Victoria Clock
Tower.

08 Enjoy nightlife in Upper Penang Road: Your day in Penang is not yet
over following gloomy night; check out Georgetown's nightlife in upper
Penang road with live music, DJs and bands. Karaoke is a popular
activity, aside from dancing and just plain chilling out. Bring your
friends for a round of singing and drinking til wee hours of the morning!

09 Cross Penang Bridge, one of the largest in the world: Penang Bridge is
Asia's longest bridge and it offers a spectacular view of Penang. This
bridge is the pride and joy of Penang and a national landmark. It is also
a standing symbol of Penang's economic development. Penang Bridge is host
to annual Penang Bridge Marathon.

10 Visit largest Buddhist Temple in Malaysia: The Buddhist temple of Kek
Lok Si is situated in Ait Itam and it is the largest Buddhist temple in
Malaysia. Kek Lok Si Temple is home to series of monasteries, prayer
halls, temples and beautifully landscaped gardens. It is also the best
known temple in Penang, Malaysia.

11 Meet Francis Light at Fort Cornwallis: During your visit to historical
Fort Cornwallis, you will see the statue of Francis Light. This old star-
shaped fort is located at the northeastern coast of Penang and the oldest
of three lighthouses in the area. Fort Cornwallis also features the Seri
Rambai Cannon as always seen in pictures.

12 Visit nearby Islands: Small islands surrounding Penang are also worth
looking up to. Pulau Aman or Island of Peace is a small island that
houses the traditional Malay village. Other islands include Pulau Tioman,
Pulau Rawa and Pulau Babi Besar. Although there is limited information
about these nearby islands, a local tourist guide can help you find them.

On the whole, Penang, Malaysia is a great place to visit due to its
almost side-by-side visitor spots, travelers won't run out of things to
do. This list is just a taste of what Penang can offer its visitors and
it is not entirely impossible to fell in love with this beautiful island.
Truly, a Penang travel is a trip worth remembering!
Things To Do In Penang, Malaysia:




Penang, Malaysia, which is also known as "The Pearl of Orient" has been a
favorite destination for local and foreign tourists alike. Recently voted
as the second best destination among "The 44 Places To Go in 2009? by New
York Times readers, Penang is never short of great food, beautiful
beaches and cultures.

Here are some recommendations you must not miss out when you visit
Penang: -

1 - Take the Walking Tour of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site

George Town in Penang is recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site as
one of the "Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca", the other being,
Malacca. Visit the popular attractions such as Fort Cornwallis, Cheong
Fatt Tze Mansion, The City Hall, Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee clock
tower, just to name a few to witness colonial buildings from the British
era.

2 - Visit Nearby Islands

Besides Penang Island, the nearby islands such as Pulau Jerejak, Pulau
Aman and Pulau Betong, which offers a more peaceful atmosphere as
compared to the developed Penang Island, are worth visiting.

3 - Check Out Juru Highway Auto-City

Drop by Juru Highway Auto-City in Juru, whether it is for international
cuisine or just for a cup of coffee, this is the place to be. With over
30 F&B and entertainment outlets, banks, auto showrooms and service
centers, fashion boutiques and more, you can never leave Penang without
stopping by this place.

4 - Shop Endlessly at Flea Markets, Night Markets and Shopping Malls

From the traditional flea markets and night markets (pasar malam) to the
modern shopping complexes, Penang has it all. Visit Little India or drop
by the largest mall in Penang, Queensbay Mall for great shopping
experience.

5 - Cross Penang Bridge

Don't forget to cross Penang Bridge, one of the longest bridges in Asia
as it offers spectacular view of Penang Island. Connecting the mainland
to Penang Island, Penang Bridge is also the host to the annual Penang
Bridge International Marathon.
6 - Go on a Ferry Ride from Butterworth

Ride the Ferry from Butterworth to Penang Island and enjoy the scenery
view of Penang. The ferry houses both vehicles and passengers, where
passengers who drive can also enjoy the ride.

7 - Visit Kek Lok Si, the Largest Buddhist Temple in Southeast Asia

Kek Lok Si Temple, located in Ayer Itam, Penang, is the largest Buddhist
temple in Southeast Asia. The best known temple in Penang, Kek Lok Si
houses a seven storey pagoda, a bronze statue of Kuan Yin, several large
halls for assembly and prayer, statues of Buddha.

8 - Take the Train Up to Penang Hill

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera in Malay) is a popular tourist spot in Penang,
where tourists are able to view the entire Penang Island from the peak of
Penang Hill. The most convenient way up to the peak through Penang Hill
Railway, a funicular railway which has been in service since 1923!

9 - Enjoy the Sunset at Batu Ferringhi Beach or Tanjung Bungah Beach

Batu Ferringhi Beach is a popular beach in Penang that is well-known for
its beautiful beach and scenery. It also houses large hotels,
restaurants, pubs and night markets. Tanjung Bungah, which is also a
popular tourist destination for its beaches, is the cheaper alternative
to Batu Ferringhi.

10 - Sample the Popular Hawker Fare in Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive boasts of some of Penang island best street food from Char
Kuey Teow to Asam Laksa, from Ice Kacang to Rojak. Penang is known for
its food haven and the hawker food here are among the best in the world.




Explore Penang's Wonderful Cuisine:




Penang became popular with international tourists quite a while ago and
Penang hotels are therefore among the best in Malaysia with international
standards. Penang is Malaysia's second largest city and is on the north
coast. Being on the coast, Penang has its beaches and this was the core
attraction for local and foreign tourists. Penang's most famous hotels
and resort are based around this area namely Tanjung Bungah, Batu
ferringhi and Teluk Bahang. Penang opens out golden beaches for visitors
who love the combination of sea, sun and sand. For quieter beaches, the
Penang National Park is a good option.
Penang is famous for many reasons with its beaches, imposing temples,
colonial architecture and its rich nature reserves. But the most fabulous
thing about Penang is its cuisine. Penang's cuisine is a scrumptious
amalgam of different ethnic foods. It has taken contributions from India,
China, Malay and even has a touch of the colonial influence. This is
reflective of the multicultural, cosmopolitan population of Penang.
Penang has many individual dishes which share titles with the rest of
Malaysia but taste completely different.

Go on a Delicious Journey

The Chinese bakeries in Penang are famed across South East Asia. Pastries
from such bakeries are much in demand even among the ethnic Chinese
population. Penang natives pay good tribute to these culinary riches.
They are known to be fond of their food and said to be the connoisseurs
of Malaysia. Much of the popular food is sold in little stalls and you
can be sure that where there is a knot of people, there is a food stall
selling some delicious Char Koay Teow, Penang Laksa, or Nasi Kanda.

Seafood is fresh and plentiful in Penang. The Batu Ferringhi Beach has
some really good seafood places. For more authentic local seafood at
affordable prices, visit the fishing villages of Teluk Bahang or Teluk
Kumbar. Also famous throughout Penang is the unusual Oyster Omelet. Teh
tarik is another specialty of Penang. This is tea brewed and then pulled
from a kettle. The pulling involves the rather mesmerizing action of
pouring the tea from a height. Many a lazy moment can be spent watching
the tea fall in to the glass. Visitors can view the ‘Amazing Nibong
Tebal', the Bukit Bendera at Penang Hill, the Kek Lok Si or the Temple of
Supreme Bliss, the refreshing Penang Botanic Gardens, the gorgeous Bukit
Jambul Orchid, the fascinating Hisbiscus & Reptile Garden or take off to
see the Fisheries Department Research Institute Aquarium, the Penang
Butterfly Farm, the Penang Bridge and spend enjoyable moments at the
recreational Pulau Jerejak Resort.




Local Cuisine (Street Food in Penang) – Where Feasting Becomes a Ritual:




Penang is a small state in Malaysia sprawling along its north western
coast. The George Town in Penang is a UNESCO World Heritage site teeming
with impressive colonial villas and shophouses. Apart from historical
tourist attractions Penang is informally popular as the Food Capital of
Malaysia and has won the prestigious TIME magazine title for Asia’s Best
Street Food in 2004.

Penang streets are bustling with customers gathered around street
hawkers, stalls and cafes to grab the unique flavours of Malaysian dishes
and snacks. Most food in Penang turns out to be ethnic blends influenced
by Indian, Thai, Malay and Chinese dishes. Sea food and noodles are the
most popular types among street hawkers apart from various other local
delicacies. Explore the streets New Lane, Pulau Tikus, Swatow Lane,
Chulia Street, Gurney Drive and Penang Road to discover the best of
Penang street food.

One such popular Penang hawker food is Satay, the kebabs in Penang way.
This meat on a stick style food is served after marinating and grilling
the meat or fish slices fixed on skewers. Penang Rojak is a one of a kind
salad made of fruits, sea food, vegetables and fritters. Its dark tones
appear mysterious yet the taste is simply marvellous. The dressing of
Rojak is a mixture of lime juice, sugar, prawn or shrimp paste and
chillies. The quality and taste of Rojak in Penang surpasses other Rojak
variants found anywhere else in the country.

Penang Laksa is another great street delicacy where noodles are served in
a spicy broth of fish and vegetables. It is further spiced with heh-ko, a
strong prawn paste. This dish is served at most coffee shops in Penang
streets. Tari Burgers are ideal as a snack, and they are a cheaper yet
fantastic variant of western burgers cooked in Penang style. Conversely
Chee Cheong Fun is a big rice roll stuffed with dried shrimps and dipped
in various sauces and prawn paste.

The soup lovers will be delighted to taste the Hokkien Hae Mee or simply
Hokkien Mee, the prawn noodle soup. It is made up of prawns, egg and rice
noodles with some meat, fish cake and squid and is served with soy sauce
and red chillies.

A barbecued fish delight is the succulent Ikan Bakar where the Mackerel
fish is usually marinated and wrapped in banana leaves and then grilled.
Otak-Otak is prepared by steaming and grilling the fish fillets after
dipping them in coconut milk, spices and other ingredients. Conversely
when it comes to desserts, Penang streets offer numerous choices
including Cendol, Ice Kachang and Ching Pu Leang Thang Shui among other
sweet treats.

A holiday in Malaysia will not be complete without a visit to its food
capital and feasting on the scrumptious street food in Penang. Stay at a
comfortable hotel in Penang like Traders Hotel, Penang and explore the
streets packed with appetizing food. From here guests can easily visit
the business and shopping zones as well as the Penang International
Airport which rests only 15 minutes away. Indulge in the affluent
comforts at this elegant Penang hotel and have a wonderful and memorable
holiday in Penang.




Penang Travel:




About Penang
Penang is the second smallest among states in Malaysia on the northwest
coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The land area is 1,046.3km2 .It is
surrounding by Strait of Malaca. Georgetown is the capital of Penang
state.

Penang one of the earliest state holds most historical evidence of
Malaysia's colonial age. There are mix of culture, religion and such a
mixed nationality at Penang, but they lived in peaceful and harmony.
Penang is said to a shopping haven in Malaysia, there few years, a lot of
modern metropolitan branded shopping mall had brought to Penang Island.
Besides, it is a cheaper good market at many places held by private and
government.

Beautiful night vision at Batu Ferringhi, night market, sunshine beaches
of Batu Ferringhi, market place and food stalls at Gurney drive and
historical heritage surrounding Penang and even though a green recreation
area had prepared for those who love to green environment. It is a truly
magnificent and amazing travel while visit to Penang.

Penang name is comes from the areca nut palm. Due to the location in
Malaysia, heritage and the development in the state, Penang also known as
"The Pearl of the Orient". UNESCO is officially recognized capital of
Penang; Georgetown as UNESCO World Heritage Site as having cultural town
scape and building on 7 July 2008.

Penang Island and Seberang Prai was connected by Penang bridge or ferry.
The Penang bridge is the longest bridge in Asia which long 13.5
kilometers. The second Penang bridge link between Island and Seberang
Prai is under construction and will be completed by year 2011.

In Penang, there is comprise mainly from three ethnics; Chinese, Malay
and Indian. That why you can heard many local person well speak Hokkien
dialect among three ethnics. Common languages used by Penang citizen are
English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, Hokkien and Teochew.




The History of Penang:




Penang is a wonderful island destination in Southeast Asia, located in
the straits of Malacca, on the north-west coast of Malaysia. Located just
four-hour drive by air from Kuala Lumpur - the capital city of Malaysia,
the city boasts of an enormous variety of attractions in the form of
cultural spots, ancient shrines, beautiful beaches and islands, and
several other natural landmarks including Penang Hill.

Equally interesting is the long history of Penang dating back to the mid
16th century when some of the Portuguese merchants from Goa (India) who
cruised to the Far East in search of spice stopped on a small rocky isle
on the northern coast of Penang in order to obtain fresh water from a
river close by.

The locals called these Portuguese traders ferringi. Later, this rocky
islet came to be known as Batu Ferringhi, otherwise known as Lover's
Isle. However, the Portuguese named the main island 'Pulo Pinaom',
literally meaning Betel Nut Island. This later became Penang, which means
'palm tree.' Probably at that time there were areca nut palm trees in
abundance in the area.

In the 17th century, Penang served as a natural harbor during the monsoon
months for Arabian, Chinese, Dutch, French, and Indian ships. In
meantime, Penang also became much popular among the pirates who plundered
ships that traversed via the Straits of Malacca. By the 18th century, the
spice as well as opium trade between the East and west became greatly
popular.

At this time, the Dutch dominated the spice trade. Later, the British
also took steps to enter the scenario to dominate spice trade. As a
result, they sent Captain Francis Light to establish good trade relations
in this region. But, during this time Penang was under the control of the
Kingdom of Kedah. In 1771, the Sultan of Kedah handed over Penang to
Captain Francis Light in return for protection against the threats of
Burmese and Siamese.

After a year, Francis Light sailed to Junk Ceylon in order to form a
business there, along with one of his friends, James Scott. This in turn
allowed him to gain knowledge on the customs as well as the language of
the people, thereby enabling him to win the trusts of the people. Later,
in August 1786, Light landed at today's Esplanade in order to officially
take possession of the island. This marked the propitious beginning of
the first British settlement on Malaysian soil.

After this, the area was renamed 'Prince of Wales Island.' Later, Light
founded a settlement on the northeast peninsula of the island, and named
it George Town to honor George, the then Prince of Wales, who later
became King George IV. As a result, this uninhabited area's population
rose to 10,000 by the end of the century. Prince of Wales Island soon
flourished as a trading post for tea, cloves, pepper, nutmeg, and
textiles.

Meanwhile, when Sultan Abdullah, the then ruler of Sultanate of Kedah,
learned that the British is not willing to offer protection, he gathered
an army to retake Penang. However, Kedah was defeated, and accordingly
Sultan Abdullah entered a contract with the British to hand over Penang
to the British. In return, Light agreed to pay the Sultan annually an
amount of 6,000 Spanish dollars. This system still continues, and today
Penang Government pays RM 18,800 to the Sultan of Kedah every year. When
Francis Light died in 1794, his position was taken over by Martina
Rozells and William Light.

During the beginning of the 19th century, the settlement of Penang was
transformed into Presidency. By the middle of the 19th century, Penang
witnessed a glorious trade, with the founding of rich deposits of tin in
nearby state, namely, Perak.

Later, Penang was famed as an immigration port, serving immigrants from
across the world, particularly from South India and South China. After
some times, steps were taken to link Penang by ship to such destinations
as Medan, Rangoon, and Singapore.

By the turn of the 20th century, Penang became an important center for
trading rubber. In 1905, the first hydroelectric system in the region was
completed. Soon after a year, the city's first electric tramway was
developed. Gradually, other modes of transport were also introduced here,
such as rickshaws.

During the1930s, Penang became an important center of entertainment, with
an array of cabaret and cinema halls and gambling centers. This in turn
paved way for the ruin of many rich families. Penang further suffered as
a result of the Wall Street Crash. Soon after this, the Second World War
broke out in 1941. During this time, the region was bombed. As a result,
the British took off to Singapore. Then, came the fearful days, when
Penang was dominated by the Japanese Kempettai. Eventually, the Japanese
force surrendered to the English forces in 1945.

After long years of struggle for power between the democratic forces of
Britain and Malaya and the communists, Malaysia attained independence in
August 1957, and Penang became one of its 13 states. Penang is now
officially known as Negeri Pulau Pinang.




Penang State Museum & Art Gallery:



A city affected by the World War II, Penang is filled with many artifacts
and evidence of the colonial administration. Walking around the city, one
can witness many pre-war buildings, heritage architecture and intuitions
as it is one the most well-preserved historical sites.



Among all the stunning landmarks and memorable experiences that Penang
has to offer, the Penang State Museum & Art Gallery stands out the most
striking. Rich in historical artifacts, the museum provides much insight
into the lives of Penang communities.



Boasting of cultural exhibits, the building which was formerly known as
the Penang Free School is a monument that stands as evidence to the
effects of the World War. Even though half of the building remains, the
other half was destroyed by an aerial bombing during the war.
Undoubtedly, the historic city of Penang has marvelously brought together
a collection of ethnic and historic findings, tracing back to its roots
of diverse cultures. First open to the public in 1965, the museum has
gone through extensive renovation. Painted in pure white, the museum has
included re-paintings and re-arrangements of all the historical
collections and memorabilia, presenting a fascinating way of facts and
information.



Housing an outstanding collection of paintings of early Penang completed
by Captain Robert Smith, some of the artifacts displayed portray the
historical evolution of the multi-ethnic society in Penang. Since its
founding, more collections have been included such as ancient paintings,
old photographs, antique documents, maps, art galleries, Malay wedding
costumes, charts, Chinese furniture, embroidery and invaluable historical
relics.



The fine collection that depicts the development of Penang from the days
of its founder, it showcases the craftsmanship of the local talents and
skills. In addition, the courtyard in the museum displays the original
Penang Hills railway carriage, the anchor from Mosquet which is a French
destroyer, a cannon and billboard of the Penang founder.



A small museum, there are two levels in the building. As you enter the
ground floor, the displays tell you a story of the three main communities
in Penang; the Chinese, the Malays and the Indians. Following the
chronicles of the early inhabitants of the Island, the artifacts display
the events that occurred during the 18th century.



Along the opium pipes and beds lavishly decorated with mother of pearl,
each room is unique. The bridal chamber of Baba and Nyonya displays
intricate wedding clothing and architecture. Surrounded by a customary
red lacquered bed adorned with a golf leaf, there are also other rooms
where one can marvel the elaborate fabrics of Malay and Indian
traditional costumes. Also shown is the décor of a rich drawing room of
Peranakan culture and wedding paraphernalia.



In the upper floor, there is an assortment of colonial supremacy where
one can catch a glimpse of the historical development of Penang, a story
of each milestone. There is countless information of the racial riot that
happened in the late 19th century and the Japanese occupation in the
World War II. Also displayed are models that are adorned with what the
ladies wore during that time.



If you are interested in a visit to Penang, there is one Penang hotel
situated in close proximity to several attractions, the Copthorne Orchid
Hotel Penang. This hotel in Penang is nestled amidst the ocean front and
green rolling hills.




The gateway to Asia's Greatest Travel Destination:




Penang is a perfect place for all vacationers, young and old alike. And
with the scores of Penang Tourists Attractions that showcase the culture,
the beauty & the charm on this lovely island - It is a trip worth
visiting and remembering. The island of Penang in Malaysia is dubbed as
the "Pearl of the Orient" and considered as one of Asia's most famous
travel destination to date. This is not quite hard to imagine since
Penang has grown into a beautiful city with modern architecture and yet
still manages to preserve its historical value overtime, offering the
best of worlds in one small area.

Captain Francis Light christened the island Penang or Pulau Pinang which
means the "island of the Betelnut". This name is most likely derived from
the fact that betel nut palms are commonly found within the island.
Penang's population greatly reflects its diversity. You can find
different races in this island coexisting quite peacefully with each
other such as the Chinese, Malays, Indians and others.

Penang Tourist Attractions also consists of beautiful landscape parks
such as botanical garden at Jalan Air Terjun - A great place to take
picture. The flora and
fauna of this parks are simply awesome. You'll get to see various species
of birds, flowers, trees & butterflies that welcome your every visit.

Religion in this side of world is freely expressed and respected. The
official religion in Penang is Islam but you can find temples and other
religious grounds from different faiths such as Buddhist and Hindu
temples. That is why you will get to see in Penang, an abundance of
worship places that cater for nearly every faith. Some of the popular
ones which are the Penang Tourist Attractions will be Kek Lok Si Temple,
Kapitan Keling Mosque, Mahamariamman Temple, St. Anne Church, Khoo Kongsi
and others. If you plan to visit these places, just make sure that you
wear a decent attire and try not to bring any food or alcohol into the
place of worship.
Penang is a fairly busy island, always bustling with annual festivities
of different cultures. If you are visiting the island of Penang, it is
not uncommon to chance upon at least one festival taking place during
your stay. Some of the highlights are Chinese New Year held every late
January or early February which signifies the beginning of Chinese Lunar
year and Christmas Day celebrated by Christians every month of December.

Penang travel can never be completed without sampling its fine delicacy
and cuisine greatly influenced by Malays, Chinese and Indians. There is
definitely no room for picky eaters here since there is always something
for everybody and food is really great, tourists usually come back for
more. The most famous dish is the Penang Laksa, a tamarind-based fish
soup filled with noodles. Penang Laksa is a very delicious and filling
treat. Tourist can either choose to buy their food from "hawkers" of
roadside stalls or get them at regular sit-in restaurants which nicely
dotted the area. Gurney Drive is the famous food street where you will
find hawker's stalls lined up and selling best of Penang Food.

Some of Penang's local favorites are:

- Satay or Malaysian style kebab.
- Apom, an Indian paper-thin pancake.
- Apong, Nyonya's folded pancake.
- Beef ball noodles
- Char Koay Teow, stir-fried rice noodles.
- Chicken rice, a complete meal of Hainanese rice cooked in chicken stock
served with roasted or steamed chicken.
- Fried oysters for seafood lovers!
- Mee Goreng, an Indian fried noodle.
- Mee Suah Tau or vermicelli soup with flaked crab meat.

Georgetown is the capital of Penang Island and was declared by UNESCO in
2008 as a world heritage site. Georgetown has extensive list of sights to
see, some of its famous tourist attractions are Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
in Leith Street, built in 1890. Fort Cornwallis in Light Street was built
in 1793 and visit Penang Islamic Museum by Armenian Street. The Pinang
Peranakan Mansion can be found around Church Street and also check out
Queen Victoria Clock Tower which commemorates Diamond Jubilee of Queen
Victoria.

Penang is also the home of the largest bridge in Malaysia and one of the
largest in the world, the Penang Bridge. Don't forget to experience
Penang Hill as well, a favorite spot among tourists which can be accessed
through railway or by foot.

Your visit will not allow you to go home empty-handed considering best
shopping outlets for electronics, clothing and other products made from
South-East Asia. Cultural diversity is also reflected with food choices
available in this side of town. Penang truly feeds the mind and soul.
With both modern and historical worth, it is safe to say that there's
always something for everybody here in Penang.
Top 10 places In Penang:




Penang is one of the top holiday destinations of the world, due to its
unique amalgamation of various cultures as well as its cultural and
historical heritage, reflected in various temples, architectural
landmarks, informative tours and cuisine. There are many resorts and <a
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1.    Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in
Southeast Asia. The temple houses a pagoda of a 1000 Buddhas, statues
made from various precious materials, combining Chinese, Burmese and Thai
styles in one structure. With its scenic gardens to add to the
magnificence, this is a must visit for every tourist in Penang.

2.    Penang Hill: Rising to almost 821 meters above sea level, this is
one of the most popular destinations for tourists, offering a panoramic
view of the entire island. A train takes visitors to the top of the hill,
which also houses a Hindu temple, mosque and church and also hosts a
snake show.

3.    Fort Cornwallis with its 10 feet-high walls is named after Charles
Cornwallis, the Governor General of India during the colonial time. The
fortress is an architectural representative of Penang's history, with
many recreational centers located inside.

4.    Tropical Spice Garden is one of the most scenic locations in Penang
and is like a living museum, home to over 500 species of exotic flora and
fauna sprawled over 8 acres. It contains 11 garden trails as well as a
Museum of Spices and a Spice Café making this a must see for all
tourists.

5.    The Butterfly Farm in Penang is home than 4000 thousand butterflies
belonging to 120 different species. Some rare species of butterflies as
well as insect and reptile species can be found here. Also a research and
educational center, this is a truly unique destination.

6.    Khoo Kongsi: It is the clan house for the Khoo family and the
Dragon Mountain Hall is impressive in its architectural depictions and is
considered to be good luck by the locals. It is one destination where
various forms of the city's native architecture and artifacts can be
viewed.

7.    Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is home to the giant reclining Buddha
statue. This Thai temple was built in the mid 19th century. The statue
of Buddha is considered to be the third largest of its kind in the world,
and the temple is a representation of Buddhist culture in Penang.

8.    Snake Temple is an unusual kind of temple. This is one must see
destination for snake lovers, housing some of the most venomous snakes on
the island.

9.    Queensbay Mall: For those with an inclination towards shopping,
this mall, being the biggest shopping destination in Penang, offers a
variety of shops and stores to choose from to satisfy all shopping needs.

10.    War Museum was built by the British Army and later served as a
base for the Japanese Army. Still maintaining its ventilation shafts,
underground tunnels and ammunition bunkers, it is a solemn depiction of
war and its influence on Penang.

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Have a Holiday in Penang:




Penang, one of the smallest states of Malaysia, is an island and better
known as the Island of Pearls. The state of Penang is divided into two
parts, the Penang Island and Seberang Perai. Georgetown, the Capital of
Penang, is a big hit with the tourists because of its intricately built
colonial facades and buildings.

Batu Ferringhi is the longest stretch of white sand and palm trees along
the northern coast, lined with beautiful resorts and flocked with
tourists. The popular beaches of Penang besides the Batu Ferringhi
include Tanjung Bungah, Teluk Bahang. The island hosts several city tours
for the tourists that take them around all the famous and highly visited
landmarks of the Penang like the Snake Temple, the Batik Factory, and
Malay Kampung.

Penang, with its rich heritage and history, right from the public
buildings to the old Chinese charm and the strait settlement, leaves you
in complete awe. The most convenient way of commuting and experiencing
the true flavor of the Malaya state would be by using the trishaws. The
other tourist attractions of the state of Penang include the Penang
Butterfly Farm, the world's first tropical live museum. Khoo Kongsi, is
one of the five big clans of Malaysia with an immaculate lineage and
closely built complexes and clan houses such as the Leong San Tong. Wat
Chayamangkalaram is one of the famous landmarks of Penang and a must-see
for every tourist. The Penang Hill is a nook that can make you disappear
into its worldly beauty and charm.
Penang cuisine spans from the local street food to the sophisticated
dining with a concoction of varied flavors and spices. The famous Malay
dishes here include the Nasi Kandar, Laksi, Char Koay Teow offering a
tingling variety to your taste buds! The best place to shop in Georgetown
is the Penang road that houses various stores and provides cheap
electronic items. The famous shopping malls here include the Komtar and
the Prangin Mall. These are the Mecca for all shopaholics in Penang.
Penangites, known for their warmth and hospitality, portray a lovely
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Weather In Penang:




Penang is an island located off the northwestern coast of Malaysia. It
experiences a warm, tropical rainforest climate, much like the rest of
Malaysia. Humidity remains relatively high through the year. Curiously,
the highest temperatures experienced in Penang are during the winter
months of December to March.

Due to hardly any fluctuation in the weather levels, Penang's climate can
be broadly classified in to two main wet seasons, rather than into summer
and winter. This is because of the very minimal difference between summer
months and winter months. Also, this makes Penang an ideal destination
for a greater part of the year, despite intermittent rainfall occurring
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The first wet season takes place around April and May, with rainfall at
8.6 inches (220 mm) during the month of April to 8 inches (203 mm) during
the month of May. The second wet season occurs during September and
November, with rainfall being high at 14 inches (356 mm) during the month
of September, to around 15 inches (383 mm) during the month of October,
and 9.1 inches (231.8 mm) during the month of November.

The average annual high temperature in Penang is about 30° Celsius and
the hottest months here are, as mentioned earlier, December to March,
with temperatures ranging from 30.7° Celsius in month of December to
32.2° Celsius in March. Rainfall is also at its lowest during these
months and the weather remains bright and sunny and ideal to explore the
city.

The average annual low temperature in Penang is 22° Celsius. The average
annual humidity remains high ranging from 70 percent to 90 percent and
the average rainfall in a year is 94 inches (2400 mm).

Despite the heavy rainfall during some months, Penang continues to
celebrate festivals with enthusiasm and splendor. In fact, there is no
fixed tourist season in Penang and people from different parts of the
world visit the place to enjoy the warm weather and the festive
atmosphere which seem to exist throughout the year. However, some months
surely are wetter than others and experience more rainfall which can
restrict tourist movement. Keeping these weather conditions in mind,
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10 Things to Do in Penang:




Every tourist spot are always full of things or activities to do, usually
time is not always enough for us to really go all over these interesting
places. A handy summary guide on what to do from local folks is a best
option and reference. Here there are total of 10 top things to do in
Penang:

1. Walking and Sitting in a Trishaw Around World Heritage Town in
Georgetown

You should really spend 1 to 2 days to cover all interesting buildings
and stories behind this world heritage town called Georgetown, there are
churches since 18th century, temples, house of Dr. Sun Yat Shen the
father of Taiwan, banking buildings with Europe building designs, Noyna
and Baba houses, Weld Quay Port, and many more. The heritage area is not
that big, but the treasures inside it is very dense and needs a lot of
time to enjoy it with details and pleasure, so suggestion is to hire a
trishaw to go around 1 time and then mark down the places that attract
your attention which later you can spend some good times to visit it.

2. Soaking into Sun Bathing in Beautiful Beaches
Since Penang is an island it has many beautiful beaches, particular the
beaches at north and north west region which many big resorts are located
there, the place is called Batu Ferringi which is not stranger to foreign
tourists. There will have many local folks as well as international
tourists so it is pretty pack, advise is to go further north west region
where only reserved forest and camp areas are like Muka Head, Monkey
Beach that has very less visitors and it is an very idea place for
private sun bathing.

3. Enjoy the Local Authentic Foods & Fruits

Local famous foods are the hawker foods like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Hong
Kean Noodles (prawn soup noodle), Fried Kui Teow (frying rice noodles),
Rojak (mix fruits in special paste), Lasak (Fish soup rice noodle), Satay
(Meat skews with peanut butter chili source), fresh seafoods, some sweets
like Chendol (greenly flour tiny noodles with black sugar syrup plus red
beans), and many more.

Many tropical fruits here in Penang, there are seasonal one and all year
long one. Particularly you should try out the mangoesteen, mango, durian
(just a try, since not many people can stand the special smell and taste
which very milky and strong), rambutan, and drinking whole fresh coconut
juice here is very cheap, it is about RM2.50 to RM3.00, which is less
than a US dollar.

4. Temple Visit

Since Penang has multi nation and culture resident, the main one is the
Muslim, Chinese and Indian. All religion has its own temple, but those
that are really famous is Chinese and Thai temples in Penang. The famous
one are: Khoo Clam temple, Kuan Yin temple, Kek Loh Shi temple, Sleeping
Buddha temple, Snake temple.

5. Local Authentic House Hold Operated Handy Craft and Food Visit

There are big operated handy craft shops or factories in Penang, but in
order to see the real art, you should the one that past down from
generation to generation. There are couple of true local arts are: the
making of Chinese big lantern, chopstick, batik cloth, cake house, nyoya
cake house, special chili paste and others.

6. Hiking

Hiking is another recommended activity, especially take a hike up to
Penang Hill early in the morning. You can feel the cooling breeze up on
the peak of the hill and you can walking around some of the gardens,
small little bird park and oversee the whole Penang island.

7. Back to British Colonial Time

Penang in fact is discovered by British back in late 17th century. There
are couple of famous British related spots in Penang, they are Fort
Cornwallis, War Museum, British Christian Cemetery, and an old 300 years
old Church.
8. Nightlifes & Hang Out Places

There are numerous hangout places at night in Penang. Upper Penang Road
is the one stop weekend hangout places, you can have coffee, enjoy
football match at sport bar, dancing all night long at couple of disco
here, some famous KTV around this area also. Another place is Gurney
Drive, there are a lot of restaurant, coffee shops, pubs and massage
center here.

9. Festivals

Multi nation country bring multi festivals, there are Thaipusam in
January to celebrate the new year of Hindu, Chinese new year in either
January or February, international dragon boat racing in May, Wesak Day
in May, International Flora Day, Bon O Dori and Hungry Ghost festival in
July, St. Anne's festival in July too, and the Nine Emperor God festival
in October.

10. Shopping

Lastly, shopping is an avoidable activity no matter where you go. So do
Penang, you cannot miss out the shopping opportunity here, you can choice
to shop in very high end complexes like Queensbay Mall and Gurney Plaza,
or you can shop around the authentic local handy craft shops in
Georgetown and some souvenirs shops along Penang Road.




Colors and hues of the vibrant city of Malaysia, Penang!!:




Malaysia presents a stimulating and interesting blend of diverse
highlights and customs and ethnicity. If you plan your vacations to
Malaysia, Penang is the must see place. No trip is complete without
visiting the golden sandy beaches of Penang. Flights to Penang will help
you to have a great holiday by seeing the attractions of Penang. It is
one of the smallest states of Malaysia but attracts bulk of tourists
towards its gorgeous sites that's why it is also famed as "Pearl of the
Orient".

The whole picture of the highlights of Penang will remain unfinished
without describing the wonderful beaches of Penang. With golden sand and
crystal clear water, Penang northern shoreline is presenting a
charismatic panorama. This coastline encompasses different beaches
including Batu Ferringhi beach, The Tanjung Bunga beach, and Teluk Bahang
beach which are pulling many visitors towards their beauty. The back drop
of gigantic rocks, and extensive spell of gleaming sand scattered with
isolated inlet is creating a mesmerizing effect. Moreover Monkey beach,
Pantai Keracut, The Pasir Panjang beach, are presenting a calm
environment and best for those who want to escape from the city's
bustling life. You must catch the opportunity to visit these marvelous
beaches by booking flights to Penang.

Penang museum of art gallery has very excellent compilation of historical
artifacts with charts and photograph of ancient world, furniture and
paintings of that time. Have the view of vast and deep blue sea by the
Penang Bridge which is presenting a spectacular view. As far as Penang
historical structures and buildings are concerned, don't forget to visit
the capital of Penang Georgetown, which is offering its visitors many
prospects to have shopping adventures and visiting the historical sights.
Flights to Penang will take you to this city that never sleeps. The
historical building of City Hall, the Clock Tower which is a colonial
reminder, the Penang State Museum consisting of fabulous history
reserves, Fort Cornwallis, Penang war museum, Penang Heritage Trust, and
the Kepitan Keling mosque are the elegant examples of superb architecture
and terrific history.

Malaysia is famous for the glittering temples which are places in almost
all cities of Malaysia. Flights to Penang are taking you to the
breathtaking city of Malaysia, preserving the religious monuments
including mosques and temples. Few of the famous among those are State
Mosque, Kek Lok Si Temple, Acheen street mosque, Sri Mariamman temple,
and Goddess of Mercy temple.

								
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