Thursday, July 19, 2007

Penang.. The pearl of the Orient

Along the north western coast of Peninsular Malaysia, The Pearl of the Orient "Penang Island". Let me here introduce you to some of the best places to go in penang.

  • Penang Hill: or bukit bendera this is one of my favorite places 830m above sea level magnificent view from over this hill. Some people who like hiking can find their way up to the top of the hill, but you also can take the railway which has been operating since 1922! this in itself is a unique experience. There are all the facilities there and you will love to take tons of photos. My favorite time to go there is around 5pm so that you can catch the sunset view.

  • Batu Feringgi: the best known beach along coastline in penang. A large number of hotels, restaurants and shops can be found there. Some of the famous hotels there are: Shangri-la Rasa Sayang Resort, Shangri-la Golden Sands Resort, Mutiara beach resort, Parkroyal Penang, Holiday Inn Resort.. All these are luxury hotels and the rates from RM300 upwards.

  • George Town and Komtar: George town is the administration and commercial hub of penang state. Also it is the busiest part of the island. some places of interest here are: Kapitan Kling Mosque in jalan kapitan kling this mosque was built in 1880. Khoo Kongsi is a Chinese temple built in 1998 by the Khoo family who emigrated from south china. Komtar (Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak) is a landmark in george town. 65 floors and you can get a panoramic view of the island, the penang bridge and the mainland from the 58th floor. there is a shopping mall and many outlets downstairs and Komtar is the public transport hub where you can find buses to all the other areas.

  • Some of the other places of interest and attractions you can visit when you travel to penang: The State Mosque, Kek Lok Si Temple, Botanical Garden, Penang bird park, Penang butterfly farm...


Anonymous said...

I love Penang.. I lived there few years ago.. realy sweet memories

Hotel Booking Pro said...

Is from Penang, But lately Penang is not as good as before, It has become conservative and suppressive because of local politics. It used to be liberal and open minded during Dr. Mahathir reign though we had our share of recessions because of our open views.

Economy seems to be better abit though it is more suppresive and conservative now.

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