Bayan Lepas, Penang Island · 17 hotels available
Bukit Jambul is a town located at the hillock on which Hotel Equatorial is located in Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia. The hill trek often regarded as Bukit Jambul is actually located at Bukit Pasir, but has since been referred as Bukit Jambul too. Bukit Jambul allows travel from Bayan Lepas to the Georgetown city centre in lesser time.
There are flights to Penang provided by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Air Asia. From the Bayan Lepas airport, guests may hail a taxi to reach Bukit Jambul.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the North South Expressway (PLUS) and head towards the Penang Bridge that connects the mainland to the Penang Island. Since 2014, the Penang Second Bridge has been opened too. Upon exiting either the Penang Bridge or the Penang Second Bridge, leading signboards shall assist in getting to Bukit Jambul.
The express bus terminal is located at Sungai Nibong. Among the available express bus services are Transnasional, Fivestars, PLUSLiner, Nice Express, Mutiara Express and many more. From the bus terminal, guests may hail a taxi to reach Bukit Jambul.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) serves a daily route to Butterworth from Kuala Lumpur. From the Butterworth train station, guests may hail a taxi to reach Bukit Jambul.
Being the largest mall in Penang Island, it is located in the heart of Bayan Lepas giving the view across the water of Pulau Jerejak and the Penang Bridge. The mall features 5 retail levels from one end to the other incorporating low-rise-walk-through layout of international and home-grown brands including fashion, lifestyle, dining, entertainment, sports, electronics, home furnishing and department store.
Unlike any other holy place on Earth, this temple’s tables, walkways, pillars and shrines are draped with a variety of pit-vipers. Visitors are promised an encounter with a number of rare snake species, including a king cobra and a colossal reticulated python. Though all the snakes have been de-venomed and thick incense keeps them in docile state, visitors are strongly advised not to pick up any of the slithering creatures as their fangs remain intact. Curiously, the temple’s devotees continue to insist that the snakes have come to the temple on their own accord.
Penang War Museum at Batu Maung is located at the former British fortress built to repel a Japanese attack that never came. There are many interesting artifacts including artillery pieces and booby traps to uniforms and strategic maps. Some of the exhibits are found underground in what used to be ammunition bunkers. Several old tunnels used by the British soldiers can be explored. However, it should be aware that there are pits with deep drops that may be dangerous to children.
The Penang Aquarium also known as the Fisheries Research Institute Aquarium housed a total of 25 fish tanks in its darkened aquarium area. Visitors can have a look at some pretty exotic species such as the moray eel, the lion fish and the giant catfish. At the open air garden area, there is a koi and carp pond together with a turtle pool and some tanks containing invertebrates like starfishes and anemones.
This historic hotel was once being the residence of Mr. Halliburton, Penang’s first sheriff in the early 18th century. It is a 12 rooms colonial style hotel with simple, clean and neat set up located at Penang Hill, nearby to Bukit Jambul. Guests get to enjoy panoramic view and relaxing at the aviary garden.
This is a capsule hotel that caters the needs of discerning travellers who wanted cheap, basic overnight accommodation and do not require any extra services provided by more conventional hotels. Strategically located at the commercial hubs of Penang Island, it is a very convenient choice hotel.
This hotel offers great hospitality in ensuring the comfort of its guest staying in Bayan Lepas, nearby to Bukit Jambul. Furthermore, this hotel having a great location that makes it easy in getting around the city area.
For family vacation or leisure, this hotel provides a satisfactory comfort during the stay in Bayan Lepas, nearby to Bukit Jambul. The interior of the hotel is welcoming and relaxing with a contemporary look. It offers excellent services and facilities within immediate reach every time.
This is a 5 star hotel located at Bukit Jambul featuring a panoramic view. It offers luxurious, highly classy furnished guestrooms with excellent services in ensuring comfortable stay. Hotel facilities extended to a fully equipped fitness centre, grand outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, as well as a business centre.