Penang Island, Malaysia · 2 hotels available
Teluk Kumbar is a small fishing village on the southern part of Penang Island and used to be a depot for the Penang Yellow Bus. The area consists of mostly Chinese-style rural houses with zinc roofs huddled close to the main road. Teluk Kumbar was established in the 1880s consisting of the main area like Kampung Masjid, Kampung Matahari Naik, Kampung Matahari Jatuh (Jalan Sepakat), Kampung Paya, Kampung Suluk, Kampung Pasir Belanda, Kampung Nelayan and Pekan.
Teluk Kumbar covers an area of about 10 square kilometers which had a population of nearly 6000 and it was divided to three main villages which are Sungai Batu, Teluk Kumbar and Gertak Sanggul. Teluk Kumbar, a historically Malay fishing village and the name Teluk comes from location at a bay by the sea whereas Kumbar means a thorny palm type vegetation that grows wildly mostly on the inner hilly area. The folks said it was opened by some Achenese and the land is covered by kumbar clump. As of population, there are 70% of its people are Malays, 25% are Chinese and 5% are Indian and others and the languages used here are Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil languages.
From Kuala Lumpur city centre, it takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes via North-South highway to reach Teluk Kumbar whereas from Penang town, it takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
There are flights such as Air Asia or Malindo Air from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) that takes around 45 minutes to Penang International Airport. Next, you can rent a car or take a taxi to Teluk Kumbar from airport which is only 12 minutes away.
Gurney Drive is a popular seafront promenade and is also one of Penang's most popular tourist destinations and has been listed as one of the 25 best streets worldwide to visit by the Australian travel magazine, The Traveller. Previously known as the New Coast Road, it was completed in 1936 along what was then known as the North Beach, and renamed in 1952 after Sir Henry Gurney, British High Commissioner in Malaya (1950–1951), who was assassinated by the guerrillas of the Malayan Communist Party during the Malayan Emergency. Besides that, visitors also can find Gurney Paragon Mall which is a beachfront lifestyle mall located along Gurney Drive and the main complex’s style took its inspiration from the chapel’s colonial architecture. Shoppers can find an array of international brands like H&M, Sephora, Puma and Adidas. Other than that, Gurney Drive is also serves hawker delights and exciting restaurants that come alive at nighttime, giving the unique experience of dining by the sea.
The museum was opened by Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Penang Raja Uda Raja Muhammad on 14 April 1965.This gallery is an exhibit that portrays Penang’s history, culture and festivals with a collection of photos, maps and historical records. Penang is predominantly Chinese but with all of Malaysia’s groups represented here, and merging beautifully, the exhibits’ paints all of the island’s settler groups in sympathetic light. Besides that, there is a display detailing the 1867 Penang Riots in the History Room and a replica of the main hall of a Chinese trader’s home. The museum building used to house the Penang Free School in 1821-1927. After Penang Free School moved to a new building in Green Lane, the Hutchings School took over the building in January 1928 and used it until 1960. The building was declared a heritage building under the 2005 Heritage Act. Currently, the museum is under renovation and it is estimated that the RM20 million restoration project will take two years during which the museum's artifacts are to be temporarily moved to the museum's branch at Macalister Road, George Town.
Only 10 minutes away from airport, OK Hotel is located in the Bayan Lepas area of Penang. With the city's main attractions such as Pearl Island Golf & Country Club, Penang International Airport, and Hospital Pantai Mutiara within close reach, visitors to the hotel have easy access to must-see destinations. In addition, guests can enjoy Wi-Fi in public areas and a family room and all guest accommodations feature complete amenities and any additional request can be made at 24 hour counter. There is also free parking provided and on site restaurant.
Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. Lexis Suites Penang offers accommodation in the scenic Bayan Lepas and features a swimming pool, on-site restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. This five-star hotel offer guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every of its 222 suites. The air-conditioned rooms at Lexis Suites are all fitted with a private pool. Also featured is a flat-screen TV, balcony with views, ironing facilities and a safety deposit box. Besides that, there is free parking which is available on-site and car hire service as well as a 24-hour front desk and on-site shops are also offered.