Penang is Malaysian state located on the Northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It has two major parts which are Penang Island and Seberang Perai. The capital city of Penang is Georgetown. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia by landmass. Kedah borders Penang to the North and the East and Perak to the South. Penang is one of the country’s most urbanised states. The capital city of Penang, Georgetown named as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the second largest city in Malaysia.
Penang is best to visit any time of the year. However, the best time to visit Penang is from November to January. This is the best time to visit Penang as the weather is very pleasant and not too hot. It is suitable for sightseeing. However, from February to April, the crowd is lesser. It is best to enjoy and take a leisure stroll in the city. The wettest season in Penang is from May to October. It is the best time to have a quiet vacation with a lesser crowd.
The main airport in Singapore is Changi Airport. It is the main airport for Singapore. It is one of the largest hubs in Southeast Asia. It is currently rated the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax. This airport is located in Changi. It is located at the Eastern end of Singapore. This airport is located approximately 20 km Northeast from Marina Bay. Changi Airport is the home base of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot and Jetstar.
The main airport in Penang is Penang International Airport. It is located within the city of Georgetown. It is one of the busiest airports in Malaysia. The airport is located near Bayan Lepas at the Southern tip of Penang Island. It is located 16 km from the city centre. It is a medium-sized airport with a frequent connection to major cities in Asia such as Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Taipei. It is the main airport for Northern Malaysia. It is the hub for AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air.
Just like any other parts of Malaysia, Penang has a warm equatorial climate. However, on the island, the temperature is often higher than the mainland. The temperature on the island can be as high as 35°C during the day. In general, the temperatures range between 29°C to 35°C during the day and 26°C to 29°C during the night.
1. Penang Hill – It is a hill resort located within the Air Itam suburb. It is located 6 km West from the city centre.
2. Batu Ferringhi – It is a beach resort Northwest of Georgetown located on Penang Island. It is known for its eatery, water sports and seafront night market.
3. ESCAPE Theme Park – It is a well-known park offering a high ropes course, zip lines, slides, climbing tower and many more. Visit here for adventurous and extreme activities.