Luxury Hotels in Bayan Lepas, Penang Island

Olive Tree Hotel

Bayan Lepas


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You may take ETS train to Butterworth train station. Trains leave from Kuala Lumpur's KL Sentral Railway Station and arrive at Penang's Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, just 15 minutes away by ferry to George Town on Penang Island. From Georgetown, you may take taxi or bus to reach Bayan Lepas where the distance is within 18 km. The Penang War Museum is located at Batu Maung near the southeastern tip of Penang Island. This former fort was converted into a museum in 2002. The museum is really worth visiting where you can easily spend a couple of hours here, viewing the military installations, such as bunkers, tunnels and machine-gun emplacements, as built by the British Army in the 1930s.

Bayan Lepas is a district in the southeastern part of Penang Island. The name Bayan Lepas means "the parakeet has flown away’’. The population of Bayan Lepas reaches 141,000 people. Bayan Lepas is Penang's second largest city together with Gelugor. Penang International Airport is located in Bayan Lepas. Bayan Lepas is a Penang industrial hub, being the Industrial Free Zone, where factories belonging to international companies are also located here. Bayan Lepas is now gaining momentum in Penang. There are many new condominiums, the most recent housing estates are under construction in the area. The main road through Bayan Lepas is Jalan Bayan Lepas, formerly simply known as Main Road. It is part of Federal Route 6. In the mid-1970's the new township of Bayan Baru was created, and has since become a major suburb of a greater Penang metropolitan area.

How to Get There

By Air

You can board a flight from any airport to reach Penang International Airport at Bayan Lepas. You can take Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air flight to Penang International Airport where the flights fly to Penang regularly. Once you reach airport you may take taxi or bus to go to any part of Bayan Lepas main attractions.

By Car

You can drive to Bayan Lepas via the Second Penang Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you may use North-South Expressway to reach Bayan Lepas. The journey from Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours 37 minutes’ drive away.

By Train

Tourist Attractions

Fisheries Research Institute (FRI Aquarium Batu Maung)

Fisheries Research Institute is one of top tourist attraction in Bayan Lepas that you shouldn’t miss. The aquarium has 25 fish tanks in its darkened aquarium area where you can catch some pretty exotic species live here such as the moray eel, the lionfish and the giant catfish. For indoor aquarium is an open-air garden housing a koi and carp pond, a turtle pool and some tanks containing invertebrates such as starfish and anemones.

Snake Temple

The Penang Snake Temple is about 3 km from the airport in Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas. The temple is said to be the only Chinese temple in the world to be inhabited by snakes. Built in the 1850s, it has attracted species of pit vipers, which are believed to be rendered harmless by the incense. The temple is also a focal point of the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, during which a flame-watching ceremony is held to predict the fortunes of the following 12 months.

Penang War Museum

Jerejak Island

You can spend time at Jerejak Island that full of history, peaceful and beautiful white sandy beach located between Penang Island and Penang mainland. It is popular with its natural environment and unique flora and fauna. Eagles and monitor lizards are usual to be seen around there. The island is definitely a getaway from the busy moving city.

Bukit Jambul Orchid & Hibiscus Garden

Bukit Jambul Orchid & Hibiscus Garden is located along Persiaran Bukit Jambul. It is near to Hotel Equatorial and a five-minute drive away from the Penang International Airport. The two-hectare park specializes in orchids and hibiscus flowers, making it a great tourist attraction. You can snap a beautiful photo of plenty orchid and tropical flowers. Here you can see a deer park, an ornamental Japanese pond, cactus garden, tea kiosk, pottery corner and a cascading waterfall that provides a perfect backdrop for picnics.

Queensbay Mall

Penang's biggest shopping mall Queensbay Mall is located in Bayan Lepas.You may spend time enjoy shopping at Queensbay Mall that consists of cinema, restaurants, arcade centre and definitely a variety of outlets offering affordable discounted items and high-end brands.


Hotel Equatorial Penang

Hotel Equatorial Penang is a luxury 5-star hotel located at Bayan Lepas, just 15 minutes from the Penang International Airport and the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. George Town is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The hotel offers guests fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a business centre, scheduled shuttle services and impeccable service to complete a 5-star stay experience.

Eastin Hotel Penang

Eastin Hotel Penang is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Bayan Lepas is an ideal hotel for business and leisure traveller. The hotel located just 5 km from the Penang International Airport and next to Queensbay Mall. Guests can enjoy a swim at the outdoor pool or exercise at Eastin Hotel Penang's fitness centre. Eastin Hotel is a good choice for travellers looking for an affordable luxury hotel in Bayan Lepas.