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Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The Penang region consists of two parts, namely Penang Island and Seberang Perai which are found on the mainland. Penang is one of the most modern states and has quite high economic progress in Malaysia because of its industry. Penang's capital, George Town, was even appointed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
There are many tour packages offered for tourists who want to explore Penang. Tourists can explore Penang’s natural beauty, get to know Malay culture from local people, visiting historical sites, and try unique culinary tours.
Penang is directly adjacent to the Malacca Strait, which means it can be reached by boat from Indonesia. The closest city to Penang is Medan. The ferry operated by Langkawi Ferry Services departs from Medan every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9.30 am. Traveling by boat takes about 7 hours with a ticket price of 110 ringgit for adults.
If you come from another area of Indonesia, the easiest way to get to Penang is by airplane. There are many direct flight packages from several cities in Indonesia to Penang, including Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, and Bali.
From Bayan Lepas Penang International Airport, tourists can continue the trip by taxi, Rapid Penang bus which is a public bus with several stops, or rent a car. For you who want to cross to the mainland, from Weld Quay tourists can get across by using the ferry to Butterworth. In addition to using the ferry, tourists can also get across the Penang Bridge, which is the longest bridge in the world, to get to the opposite side of the Prai on Malaysia’s mainland.
Penang is known for its rich heritage and architecture, the unique culture of the multi-ethnic population, the varied choice of modern entertainment packages, stunning natural appearance with its beaches and hills, and unique culinary delights. Visit the following places to experience the joy of exploring Penang.
The most popular beaches in Penang are on the northwest side of George Town, namely Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, and Teluk Bahang. This location provides a luxury hotel and resorts accommodation packages. Enjoy the romance of the sunset from behind the sea by the beach. In addition to these beaches, Muka Head Beach is also an exciting destination to visit because there are lighthouses and marine research stations. Monkey Beach is also worth exploring because it still has clear seawater. These two beaches are located in the Penang National Park area.
Gurney Drive Hawker Center is a Malaysian culinary lover's paradise. Try the deliciousness of laksa acid and Penang seafood. There is also Plaza Gurney which is a shopping center and a place to hunt for souvenirs in this place.
In George Town itself, New Lane, Kimberley Street, Chulia Street, and Penang Road are places that are famous for their unique culinary. Burmah Road in Pulau Tikus is also renowned for culinary noodles and char kway teow. Meanwhile, if you want to taste the authentic laksa acid, you can visit the old Air Itam market.
Although small in size, almost 7% of Penang's area is covered with forests. Penang Hill is an escape place if you want little fresh air and a sight of green trees. To get to the top of the beautiful hill, tourists can use the Penang Hill Railway package. Don't forget to visit the Penang Municipal Park and Botanical Gardens, the oldest botanical gardens in Malaysia, as well as the Penang Butterfly Garden in the Bay of Bahang.
In Penang, there are many temples such as the Hindu temple of Sri Mahamariamman located in George Town and Kek Lok Si Temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple is located on a beautiful hill and can be reached by bus from George Town. Besides, there are also many interesting museums to explore such as the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, the Penang War Museum, and the Penang Toy Museum.
There are a lot more exciting tourist attractions in Penang that you can visit. For the best holiday experience, contact a trusted travel agent that offers the best travel packages like Traveloka.
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