Bayan Lepas, Penang Island · 5 hotels available
Sungai Nibong is a Georgetown satellite town In Penang, located near Batu Uban and Penang Bridge. Sungai Nibong was named after the river that flowed through the area where in the olden days, nibong palms grew. Nibong palms produce wood suitable as building material. Sungai Nibong has been known as the annual Penang Festival site.
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 Sungai Nibong.
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 Sungai Nibong.
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.
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 Sungai Nibong.
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.
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.
This hotel provides a pleasant and comfortable stay while being in Georgetown, nearby to Sungai Nibong. Its location is within the city area making it easy in getting around. Hence, a good budget wise choice for all.
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 Sungai Nibong. Guests get to enjoy panoramic view and relaxing at the aviary garden.
This hotel is a popular choice among travellers staying in Gelugor, nearby to Sungai Nibong. Furthermore, this hotel having a great location that makes it easy in getting around the city area.
For family vacation or leisure, this suite provides a satisfactory comfort during your stay in Georgetown, nearby to Sungai Nibong. It offers excellent services and facilities ideal for fun and relaxation.
This is a 5 star hotel located at Bukit Jambul, nearby to Sungai Nibong 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.