Nestled on a hilltop at Air Itam, Kek Lok Si sits glaringly as the largest Buddist temple is Malaysia. With millions of magnificent images of Buddha and hundreds of beautiful meaningful carvings, sculptures and murals in the interior and exterior of the temple halls, pagodas and archways, Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the finest temples complexes in Southeast Asia. This well known landmark was built in 1890 by Beow Lean, a pious immigrant Chinese Buddhist. Believed to be a pilgrimage site for some Buddha followers, this sacred place is not just a base for Chinese culture and Buddha teaching, but also an unique heritage treasures that have Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals. Its strategic and convenient location makes it easy to be reached either by Uber, taxi or bus. If architecture is your thing, this would be your must visit place in Penang.
A long stretch of soft, white sandy beach, Batu Ferringhi host a wide array of accomodation, be it a luxurious 5 start hotel to a cheap bunk-bed hostel with a lot of dining options. A popular spots for various water sports activities such as jet-skiing, parasailing and windsurfing, Batu Ferringhi is also known for its diversity in tantalizing local dishes such as char kuey tiaw, rojak pasembor, laksa penang and nasi kandar. Visitors get to embark on a culinary journey of diverse tastes and themes ranging from local all-time favorites to delicious international fares at various stalls here. At night, the street transforms into a lively night market. As haggling is a common sight here, this place is a favourite shopping spot for the traveller who is on a tight budget. A perfect place for a food hunter, shophaholic, backpacker and an adventurous traveller, this place is a definite must visit place, once you are in Penang.
Located strategically at Jalan Gollieb, Penang, Tropics 8 is your preferred place to be whether you are looking for short term or long term rental. There are a wide range of rooms to choose from, with different sizes but every door is entering to the same warm and cozy feeling. Attentively designed with contemporary touch, every space at Tropics 8 is created to deliver a luxurious yet soothing sensation to the guests. Tropics 8 is especially suitable for busy business person, family on holiday, friends having getaway, and foreigners on medical tourism. Serving scrumptious local and international food and light snacks, there is a hawker centre a few minutes walk away.
Nestled conveniently at Persiaran Maktab, Penang, this hotel is uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guests to play or work by day or mix and mingle by night and accommodate three modern and sophisticated food and beverage outlets; a coffee house, lobby lounge and a 23rd floor chill out bar that are set to fulfil guests' gastro desires. Every room here aims to provide a luxury touch that is tailored from its spotless architecture to its interior design. Feel right at home, and at the same time, in worlds apart. Featured with various main and in room amenities, this hotel is 5.66 km away from Kek Lok Si.
A 4 star resort known for its spotless elegance, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences resides in Georgetown, Penang. This resort truly stands out among its counterparts. Located 0.3 km to Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre and 2.4 km to City centre, this resort sits along the stretch of Gurney Drive, adjacent to the central business district. It is also a few kilometers to the airports and ferry terminal. Guests get to enjoy access to shopping centres like the Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon, and Batu Ferringhi beach and night market. Also, it is just a short drive away from several tourist attractions such as, the Kek Lok Si , Penang Bird Park, and Snake Temple. A moment spent here surely will become a moment to treasure.