Penang is an exotic vacation destination with no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery. The combination of British colonial architecture and excellent sandy beaches draws many visitors to this island off the northwest coast of Malaysia. 

    Some of Penang's most interesting sites include the sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah and the vibrant landscape of Penang Hill. The quaint nooks and crannies of Georgetown and the Tropical Spice Garden – the only spice garden in South East Asia – as well as its many night markets and modern shopping malls also merit a visit.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Penang

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Penang

      The best places to go shopping in Penang range from malls with exciting basement clubs and live puzzle rooms to marina frontage shopping malls with onsite museums. Though Penang's street market scene receives a lot of media coverage, we are fans of these air-conditioned complexes because more often than not, there are many deals to be had for the...

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    • Getting Around Penang

      Getting around Penang is relatively easy, as various parts of the island are connected with paved roadways. However, its high population density often results in traffic congestion during rush hour. You can find various transportation options that suit many budget levels. Buses are great for long-distance travel at affordable rates, while traditional trishaws are best suited if you prefer...

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