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Penang Travel Tips

Hello and welcome to Penang Travel Tips!

My name is Tim and this is my site - yay! Heeelllo and welcome to Penang Travel Tips, the website for people coming to visit Penang, to help you discover and enjoy it! This is my own travel encyclopedia on Penang. As a true blue Penangite, I created it to showcase my little world and to tell you everything about it! Through this website, I will take you by the hand and introduce you to every little bit of Penang.

Before we get started, let me say this: Penang Travel Tips is detailed. It's a mersmerizingly detailed treasure trove of information, information and more information on all things Penang. This page is the gate to thousands more pages covering Penang sights, streets, businesses, hotels, mosques, temples, churches, shopping malls, hospitals, beaches, islands, cemeteries, and so on and so on. It's Penang's travel guide, directory, encyclopedia and language centre all rolled into one.

Penang Travel Tips is used not only by tourists, but also by students, teachers, bloggers and even journalists as the fastest point of reference for all things Penang. It reflects my unquenchable thirst to research and discover the world around me. Some of the pages date back to 2003, and have been revised and updated countless times. Almost every photograph on this site has a date caption, so you can see exactly how Penang looks like on that particular date. And beyond Penang, this website continues seamlessly to my website on Malaysia and the rest of the world, with more and more information!

Whether you're a tourist coming for a short visit, an expatriate planning to move over here, a visiting Malaysian, or even a Penangite who has spent all your life in Penang, you will still find useful and interesting information at Penang Travel Tips.

To help you navigate this massive site, I have split up the content into different categories. They are all listed in the right-hand side column. In addition, I have created specific sections to welcome different types of people.

Books on Penang

You can also view a full list of Penang Travel Tips Video Guides right here!

Dear Most Esteemed Guest,

Thank you for choosing to visit Penang. Whether you're coming by cruise or by plane, for a few hours or a few weeks, I extend to you our warm Penang hospitality. Penang drips culture, history and heritage. This website provides you information on all the must-see sights in Penang, and if you don't manage to cover them in person, I hope you'd still enjoy discovering them through this site. For a list of heritage sites in George Town, go to George Town World Heritage Site.

If you're backpacking to Penang, you might be interested in the Rapid Penang Bus Guide. It has complete information to for you to take the public transport to anywhere in Penang. Also, there are free self-guided tours of George Town which you're free to print out and take with you, to explore all the places on your own. And if you need a professional tour guide, I can help arrange for you some of the experienced in the business. Just write to Penang Tour Guides.

The best way to experience Penang hospitality is to learn a few words in the local languages. Malay is the official language spoken in Penang, while Penang Hokkien is Penang's own distinct version of Hokkien language, spoken only by the people of Penang and its surrounding regions. Let me give you a quick one-minute lesson of these two languages. Try them out with the locals, and you're sure to endear yourself in your attempt.

Preparing for your trip

George Town Unesco World Heritage Site

1-Minute Malay for Tourists

You can learn to modify the phrases in the above video by going to 1-Minute Malay Lesson.

1-Minute Penang Hokkien for Tourists

You can learn to modify the phrases in the above video by going to 1-Minute Penang Hokkien Lesson.

Learn Penang Hokkien

In Penang, the Chinese people here speak Penang Hokkien. No matter whether we are Hokkien, or Teochew, or Cantonese or Hakka, we have all been speaking Penang Hokkien for a long, long time. At Penang Travel Tips, I want to help you learn the language, and be able to write it using a romanisation system that captures the tones of the language precisely. Go to the lessons at Learn Penang Hokkien, and also view the video lessons below:

Dear New Resident,

Thank you for considering to make Penang your home. Whether you're coming for work, or to spend your senior days, we're thankful for your presence. With this website as your companion, I hope you will never experience cultural shock, and that every new thing you learn of Penang is a delight. Topics that may be of interest to you include how to take the taxi and choosing where to stay in Penang.

If you're planning to drive in Penang, you'd find details on where to locate petrol stations, how to use the Penang parking coupons, where are the traffic jam prone streets, and more.

To fit in, you might want to learn a bit of Malay and Penang Hokkien. As material in Penang Hokkien is so difficult to come by, I have created my own Learn Penang Hokkien language centre, to give you a deeper immersion into the language. In addtion, there's the Learn Penang Hokkien Facebook Group a language workshop for the development of the language. Join this Facebook Group to interact with other Penang Hokkien enthusiats and let them help you improve your command.

If you want to learn local cooking, my friend Pearly offers classes. She also has her own cookcook, A Nyonya Inheritance, with 35 authentic Nyonya recipes that Westerners can learn to make themselves.

To interact with other Penang homecooked food enthusiasts, join the Masa Masak Facebook Group and share with other the result of your cooking.

Penang Travel Tips Facebook Group helps you interact with other Penang enthusiasts and stay abreast on the latest about Penang.

Dear fellow brother and sister Malaysian,

It's impossible to talk about Penang without talking about food! While I would never say that Penang food is better than the food of your own hometown, I can tell you that Penang food is very, very good! And I'm here to help you the secrets of good Penang food. You can find listed on this website hundreds of coffee shops, hawker centres, stalls, restaurants, with details of what food they sell, where they are located, and more. For the best food recommendation, get it from real people, and you can find them at my Penang Hawker Food Facebook Group. This is where I interact with other Penang food enthusiasts, and even I continue to make discoveries.

In the last two years, Penang has become one of the most important destinations in this region for street art. Today there's street art at almost every corner in George Town. Go to the Penang Street Art page to see a full list of all the murals in Penang, and join the Penang Street Art Facebook Group to interact with other street art enthusiasts.

If you plan to buy property in Penang, I must tell you that you've arrived at the Land of Expensive Real Estate. Rather than letting the prices shock you, I recommend you do your homework. My Penang Residential Property Guide provides the most complete, unbiased evaluation of Penang properties. In addition, you can join the Penang Residential Properties Facebook Group to discuss Penang properties with others.

Thank you once again for visiting Penang Travel Tips. Have a great day ahead.

  1. Penang Bus Routes
  2. Call a Penang Taxi
  3. Hospitals in Penang
  4. Penang Real Estate
  5. Penang Hokkien
  6. Shopping Malls
  7. Food Directory
  8. Street Art
  1. Penang Hotels with Online Booking
  2. Which Penang Hotel to Choose
  3. Choosing a Batu Ferringhi Beach Hotel
  4. Recommended Hotels for Business Travellers to Penang
  5. Luxurious Boutique Hotels of George Town
  6. 3-Star Hotels in Penang

Excursions from Penang

  1. Selecting the hotel for your Langkawi vacation

Other Accommodation Providers

  1. About Penang Hotels
  2. My Penang Hotel Stays
  3. Budget Accommodation in Penang
  4. Hostels in Penang
  5. Penang Budget Hotel Review
  6. Renting Penang Apartments for Short-Term Stays
  7. Guest Houses in Penang
  8. Homestays in Penang

Download this PDF of the main must-do sights in Penang. Print it out and bring it on your trip!

Things to know before you start your journey.
  1. Planning Your Vacation to Penang as an Independent Traveller
  2. Entry Requirements to Malaysia
  3. Customs Prohibited Items (Do not bring to Penang!)
  4. Do You Need a Vaccination for Visiting Penang

Introducing Penang

Some background details before you arrive.
  1. About Penang
  2. Penang State Assembly
  3. Penang State Anthem
  4. Greater Penang / Penang Megalopolis Area
  5. Geography of Penang
  6. Weather of Penang
  7. Consulates in Penang
  8. Constitution of Malaysia

Getting In

Whether you are arriving by plane, train or automobile, you can find useful details here:
  1. Penang Visitor FAQ
  2. Arriving in Penang by Plane
  3. Penang International Airport
  4. Arriving in Penang by Car
  5. Driving from mainland to George Town
  6. Taking the Bus from Penang Airport
  7. Arriving in Penang by Bus
  8. Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal
  9. Arriving in Penang by Ferry
  10. Arriving in Penang by Cruise Ship
  11. Arriving in Penang by Train
  12. Railway Stations in Penang

Exploring Penang

Tips for discovering Penang on your own.
  1. Exploring Penang without a tour guide
  2. Exploring Penang with a personal tour guide
  3. Tour Around Penang Island
  4. Best of Penang in Two Days
  5. Penang on a Shoestring

Going on Foot in George Town

  1. Free George Town Walking Tours
  2. Guided Walking Tours of George Town
  3. Exploring George Town at night
  4. Pedestrian Bridges
  5. George Town Directional Signs
  6. Store Your Luggage

Tourist Brochures

You can pick up tourist brochures at:
  1. Tourist Information Centre
  2. George Town World Heritage Inc

Taking the Bus in Penang

  1. Rapid Penang Bus Routes
    Full details on which bus to take, where it goes, etc.
  2. CAT (Free City Area Transit Bus)
  3. Pulau Tikus Free Shuttle Bus
  4. BEST Free Shuttle Bus
  5. Rapid Penang Terminals
  6. Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal (Jetty)
  7. Komtar Bus Terminal
  8. Balik Pulau Bus Terminal
  9. Teluk Bahang Bus Terminal

Other Public Transport in Penang

  1. Taking the taxi
  2. Renting a car
  3. Penang Hill Funicular Train

Streets of Penang

  1. Streets of George Town
  2. Roads in Penang
  3. Expressways of Penang
  4. Roundabouts in Penang

Driving in Penang

  1. Petrol Stations on Penang Island
  2. Penang Island Parking Coupon System
  3. Parking Coupon Outlets (PDF)
  4. Car Parks in George Town
  5. Penang Road Transport Department
  6. Getting a Driving Licence in Penang
  7. Driving Instructors & Driving Schools in Penang
  8. Traffic Jam Prone Spots on Penang Island
  9. Parking in George Town
  10. Clamping Zones in George Town

Cycling in Penang

  1. Cycling in Penang
  2. Penang Bike Share (coming)

What to See in Penang

You can spend a month or even a year and not cover all the sights. On the other hand, if you're only going to be in Penang for a day, there are a few sights you wouldn't want to miss.
  1. Penang Top 10 Attractions
  2. Penang Tourist Attractions
  3. 2722 Penang Sights
  4. Categories of Sights
  5. Recommended Scenic Sights in Penang

Places in Penang

There's so much to discover. To help you make sense of everything, I've listed them by various categories.
  1. Categories of sights in Penang
  2. Penang Island
  3. Penang Mainland
  4. Localities on Penang Island
  5. Villages on Penang Island
  6. Penang Beaches
  7. Penang Churches
  8. Penang Buddhist Temples
  9. Penang Buddhist Wats
  10. Penang Chinese Temples
  11. Penang Clan Temples
  12. Penang Clan Associations
  13. Penang Tua Pek Kong Temples
  14. Clan Jetties
  15. Penang Heritage Sites
  16. Penang Mausoleums
  17. Penang Museums
  18. Penang Hindu Temples
  19. Penang Gurdwaras
  20. Streets of Penang
  21. Roundabouts in Penang
  22. Islands Around Penang
  23. Penang Monuments
  24. Penang Mosques
  25. Penang Suraus
  26. Penang Cemeteries
  27. Penang Forest Parks
  28. Penang Nature Sites
  29. City Parks
  30. Playing Fields
  31. Modern Buildings in Penang
  32. Skyscrapers in Penang
  33. Swimming Pools in Penang
  34. Bridges in Penang
  35. Rivers in Penang
  36. World War II Pillboxes

Get to know George Town

It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, no less, but what's there to see here? Get intimate with George Town, the capital of Penang.
  1. The City of George Town
  2. George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site

Shopping in Penang

You can shop till you drop in Penang!
  1. Shopping Malls in Penang
  2. Wet Markets in Penang
  3. Night Markets in Penang
  4. Shopping for Local Titbits
  5. Shopping for Handicrafts
  6. Shopping for Antiques
  7. Bazaars in Penang
  8. Flea Markets in Penang
  9. Unique Businesses

Postal Services in Penang

  1. Postal Services
  2. Post Offices in Penang

Businesses in Penang

What to buy where? Here's a wide selection of what's where in Penang.

  1. 7-Elevens
  2. Accounting Firms
  3. Advertising & Billboards
  4. Air Conditioners
  5. Alternative Medicine Centres
  6. Anakku Stores of Baby Products
  7. Antiques Shops
  8. Architects
  9. Art Centres
  10. Art Galleries
  11. Associations
  12. Auto Gates
  13. Auto Repairs and Mechanics
  14. Baby & Infant Products
  15. Bakeries
  16. Baking Equipment and Supplies
  17. Banks
  18. Barbers
  19. Baskin Robbins
  20. Bathroom Fixtures
  21. Batik
  22. Bee Cheng Hiang
  23. Bicycle Shops
  24. Blood Test Labs
  25. Bookstores
  26. Boutiques
  27. Brassware
  28. Bridal Houses
  29. Butchers
  30. Cameras
  31. Car Air-Conditioners
  32. Car Accessories
  33. Car Parks
  34. Car Rental Companies
  35. Car Repair
  36. Car Showrooms
  37. Car Wash
  38. Carpets
  39. Chinese Medical Halls
  40. Chinese Physicians
  41. Chinese Prayer Items
  42. Chinese Wedding Customary Masters
  43. Chiropractors
  44. Cleaning Services (Maids & Janitors)
  45. Clinics
  46. Clocks & Watches
  47. Clothes & Textile
  48. Computer Hardware Stores
  49. Computer Repair
  50. Confinement Centres & Postnatal Care
  51. Construction Companies
  52. Contractors
  53. Cooking Gas
  54. Crockery Dealers
  55. Curtains
  56. Dance Studios
  57. Dental Clinics
  58. Design & Creative Agencies
  59. Developers
  60. DiGi Stores
  61. Electrical Appliances Shops
  62. Electricians and Wiremen
  63. Emcees (Masters of Ceremony)
  64. Employment & Recruitment Agencies
  65. Engineering Solutions
  66. Equipment Suppliers
  67. Eu Yan Sang outlets
  68. Event Management
  69. Express Bus Companies
  70. Exterminators
  71. Factories
  72. Fashion Accessories
  73. Financial Institutions
  74. Flooring
  75. Florists
  76. Flyer Distributors
  77. Food Delivery (Park3 Chye3) and Catering
  78. Foot Reflexology
  79. Frame Makers
  80. Freight Forwarders
  81. Funeral Parlours
  82. Furniture Shops
  83. Garden Centres & Plant Nurseries
  84. Georgetown Pharmacy outlets
  85. Government Departments
  86. Green Building Consultants
  87. Guardian Pharmacy outlets
  88. Guest Houses
  89. Gyms and Fitness Centres
  90. Hair Dressing Salons & Academies
  91. Handicrafts and Novelty Shops
  92. Happy Mart Convenience Stores
  93. Hardware Stores
  94. Heavy Machineries
  95. Home Furnishing
  96. Indian Fashion Accessories
  97. Insurance Companies
  98. Internet Cafes
  99. Interior Decorators
  100. IT Solutions
  101. Jewellers and Goldsmiths
  102. KFC Restaurants
  103. Kitchens
  104. Kitchen Appliances & Utensils
  105. Laundry Services and Laundrettes
  106. Lawyer Firms
  107. Learning Centres
  108. Lighting Stores
  109. Liquor Dealers
  110. Locksmiths
  111. Luggage Bags
  112. Luggage Bag Repair
  113. Maids & Foreign Workers Agencies
  114. Manicurists and Tattoo Artists
  115. Massage Centres
  116. Massage by the Blind
  117. Maxis Customer Centres
  118. McDonald's Restaurants
  119. Medical Labs
  120. Medical Specialists
  121. Medicated Tea Stalls
  122. Metal Works & Foundries
  123. Mini Markets
  124. Mobile Phones
  125. Money Changers
  126. Motorcycle Dealers
  127. Motorcycle Repair
  128. Moving Companies
  129. Multimedia Companies
  130. Music Schools
  131. Musical Instruments
  132. Newsagents
  133. Nurseries, Child-Care Centres, Kindergartens & Pre-Schools
  134. Nursing & Senior Citizen Homes
  135. Nutritional & Wellness Products
  136. Old Town White Coffee Outlets
  137. Odd Job Workers
  138. Opticians and Optometrists
  139. Organic Food
  140. Pawn Shops
  141. Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurants
  142. Pet Shops and Aquariums
  143. Pharmacies and Dispensaries
  144. Photo Studios
  145. Photocopier Sales & Service
  146. Pizza Hut Restaurants
  147. Plumbers
  148. Plastic Surgery
  149. Post Offices
  150. Printing & Photostating
  151. Public Toilets
  152. Rattan and Wicker Shops
  153. Real Estate Agencies
  154. Recycling Centres
  155. Refrigerator Repairs
  156. Restaurant Chains
  157. Roof Repairs
  158. Rubber Stamp Makers
  159. Scrap Metal Traders
  160. Secret Recipe Restaurants
  161. Self Development Centres (inc. yoga, meditation, crafts, hobby classes)
  162. Shoes
  163. Shops (Miscellaneous)
  164. Shopping Malls
  165. Shops selling Travellers Knickknacks
  166. Singer Household Appliance Stores
  167. Skin Specialist Clinics
  168. Skincare Centres and Beauty Parlours
  169. Slimming Specialists
  170. Spas
  171. Specialty Shops
  172. Sports Goods
  173. Stationery Shops
  174. Starbucks Coffee
  175. Stock Brokers
  176. Subway Restaurants
  177. Sushi King Restaurants
  178. Tailors
  179. Tea
  180. Tiles
  181. Titbits
  182. TM Point outlets
  183. Toys
  184. Trainers (Corporate Training Consultants)
  185. Transport Companies
  186. Travel Agencies
  187. Tuition Centres
  188. Tutti Frutti Outlets
  189. Tyres
  190. Undertakers
  191. Unique Businesses
  192. US Pizza
  193. Used Car Dealers
  194. Veterinary Clinics
  195. Washing Machine Repairs
  196. Watsons Outlets
  197. Web Design Companies
  198. Wedding Bands
  199. Wedding Photographers
  200. Wholesalers and Importers

Things to buy in Penang

What souvenir is appropriate when you visit Penang? Penang is famous for its snacks, most of which are available from the stalls at Chowrasta Market.
  1. Nutmeg
  2. Tau Sah Pneah
Malaysian handicrafts such as Labu Sayong or Songket, these are not immediately available in Penang, and would be more costly and limited in choice, than to go straight to the source.

Eating, Penang Style

  1. Introduction to Penang Hawker Food
  2. Penang Hawker Food List
  3. Where to find good hawker food in Penang
  4. Penang Coffee Shops
  5. Local Drinks
  6. Penang Hawker Centres
  7. Penang Hawker Stalls
  8. Penang Restaurants
  9. Penang Vegetarian Restaurants
  10. Penang Seafood Restaurants
  11. Penang Dimsum Restaurants
  12. Penang Nasi Kandar Restaurants
  13. Penang Bistros & Pubs
  14. Penang Best Hawker Food
  15. Restaurant Chains in Penang
  16. Tim's Favourite Penang Food

Good Penang Food

  1. Penang Food Directory
  2. Penang Nyonya Dishes
  3. Penang Nyonya Kuih
  4. List of Penang Nyonya Sweet Broths
  5. List of Penang Nyonya Chinese New Year Cookies
  6. List of Ingredients for Penang Nyonya Cooking
  7. Penang Food Authors & Teachers

Penang Durians

  1. Penang Durians
  2. Penang Durian Farms
  3. 2009 Durian Feast
  4. Bao Sheng Durian Farm

Upcoming Infrastructure in Penang

  1. Second Penang Bridge
  2. Proposed Penang Channel Tunnel

Coming to Live in Penang

If you are planning to live in Penang, the first thing to know is this: rentals are low, prices are high. In other words, you can get very good places to stay at quite reasonable rentals. That's because there are more properties for rent than there are takers. However, if you are looking to buy, be prepared to pay some of the highest property prices in the country.
  1. Buying/Renting in Penang
  2. Where to stay in Penang
  3. Condominiums in Penang
  4. Neighbourhoods of Penang
  5. Housing Estates of Penang
  6. Places in Seberang Perai
  7. Malaysia My Second Home Program

Purchasing Properties in Penang

Among the states of Malaysia, property prices in Penang are in a class of its own. Prices per square foot on Penang Island is about the same as in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, and substantially above other states in the country. Read the following guides before you make any buying decisions.
  1. Residential Property Guide
  2. Commercial Property Guide
  3. Penang Residential Property Discussions

Suburbs and Townships of Penang Island

  1. Neighbourhoods of Penang
  2. City of Penang Island
  3. George Town - capital
  4. Air Itam
  5. Balik Pulau
  6. Batu Ferringhi
  7. Batu Maung
  8. Bayan Baru
  9. Bayan Lepas
  10. Bukit Jambul
  11. Farlim
  12. Gelugor
  13. Gertak Sanggul
  14. Island Glades
  15. Jelutong
  16. Paya Terubong
  17. Permatang Damar Laut
  18. Pulau Tikus
  19. Relau
  20. Tanjong Tokong
  21. Tanjung Bungah
  22. Teluk Bahang
  23. Teluk Kumbar

Suburbs and Townships of Seberang Perai

  1. Places in Seberang Perai
  2. Bagan Ajam
  3. Batu Kawan
  4. Bukit Mertajam
  5. Bukit Minyak
  6. Bukit Tambun
  7. Butterworth
  8. Juru
  9. Kepala Batas
  10. Nibong Tebal
  11. Perai
  12. Permatang Pauh
  13. Seberang Jaya
  14. Simpang Ampat

Practical Conveniences for living in Penang

  1. Using the phone
  2. Markets in Penang
  3. Public Toilets in Penang
  4. Books on Penang
  5. Sports and Country Clubs in Penang
  6. Recreation Clubs in Penang
  7. Organisations in Penang
  8. Language Societies in Penang

Health Care in Penang

  1. Hospitals in Penang
  2. Public Health Clinics in Penang
  3. Clinics in Penang
  4. Dentists and Dental Clinics
  5. Opticians, Optometrists & Optical Centres

Education in Penang

  1. Schools in Penang
  2. International Schools in Penang
  3. Universities in Penang
  4. Private Colleges in Penang

Vital Contacts in Penang

  1. Useful phone numbers in Penang
  2. Transportation Contacts
  3. Public Services departments
  4. Social Services
  5. Aid Organisations
  6. Police Contact Information
  7. Pasukan Keselamatan Sukarela Pulau Pinang (PKSPP)
  8. Fire Stations in Penang
  9. Penang Municipal Councillors
  10. DAP Service Centres
  11. Keadilan Service Centres

Activities in Penang

Do not know what to do during your spare time? In Penang, there's lots of opportunity for recreation. The following is just a sample of activities that you can join while you're here!
  1. Latin Dancing
  2. Salsa & Social Dancing
  3. Dragon Boat Rowing
  4. Golfing
  5. Hiking
  6. Horseback Riding
  7. Karate & Judo
  8. Line Dancing
  9. Photography Clubs
  10. Swimming Pools
  11. Swimming Lessons
  12. Spas in Penang

Penang in Art

Depiction of life in Penang in art.
  1. George Town Steel Rod Sculptures
  2. Dioramas of the Scenes of Life in Penang

Performing Arts of Penang

Penang is proud to be the cradle of two homegrown performing arts, Boria and Chingay. Chingay in particular is still kept very much alive with an annual tournament participated by Chingay troupes throughout Penang and neighbouring states.
  1. Auditoriums
  2. Chingay
  3. Sbaek Thom
  4. Teochew Puppet Play

Culture of Penang

  1. Are you a Penang Baba Nyonya?
  2. Uncovering the history of the Peranakan
  3. Cultural Celebrations of Penang
  4. Arrivals of the Chinese in the Malay peninsula

History of Penang

A whole section is devoted to the history of Penang. To view all the articles there, go to History of Penang.

Architecture of Penang

The city of George Town provides a rich ensemble of period shophouses, unmatched anywhere in the region.
  1. Architectural Styles in George Town
  2. Art Deco Architecture
  3. Anglo-Indian Architecture
  4. Arts & Crafts Architecture
  5. Brutalist Architecture
  6. Early-Mid 19th Century Architecture
  7. Five-Foot Ways
  8. Godowns
  9. Indo-Malay Architecture
  10. Modern Architecture
  11. Straits Eclectic Architecture

People of Penang, past and present

Although it is one of the smallest states in Malaysia, Penang has one of the most colourful history, due in part to the open-door policy of Captain Francis Light, who invited peoples from all over to come over, settle and prosper:
  1. Penang's Who's Who
  2. People of Penang
  3. Identity of the Penang Chinese People
  4. Famous People of Penang
  5. Outstanding Penangites
  6. Penang Hokkien People
  7. Penang Cantonese People
  8. Penang Hakka People
  9. Penang Teochew People
  10. Malays of Penang
  11. Acheenese of Penang
  12. Tamils of Penang
  13. Punjabis of Penang
  14. Eurasians of Penang

Penang Hokkien

  1. Penang Hokkien Made Easy
  2. Penang Hokkien Dictionary
  3. Penang Hokkien Facebook Group
  4. Learn Penang Hokkien
  5. Penang Hokkien Lessons
  6. Penang Hokkien Grammar

Fitting in

  1. Local Terminology used in Penang

Living & Working in Penang

Coming to live in Penang? Whether you're from a different state or a different country, there's information here to help you, whether you want to register a company, get workers, find work, or hire a maid for your house.
  1. Registering a Company in Penang
  2. Recruitment Agencies in Penang
  3. Employing a Maid in Penang
  4. Maid Employment Agencies in Penang

Issues related to Penang

  1. How do we grow as Penang heritage enthusiasts
  2. How to interpret historical events

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Hello and welcome to my website, Penang Travel Tips, yay! I created this website to share with you everything I know about Penang. I hope that you will find the information useful, whether you are planning your visit or planning to stay long term in Penang. Penang Travel Tips is one of my three main websites, the others being Exploring Malaysia and Big World Out There.

My name is or simply Tim. As a Christian, I write these websites so that God's Good News can reach every corner of the world and connect with those needing it.

To know more about me, do visit my personal website, www.timothytye.com. If you with to contact me, you can reach me here. Thank you for visiting, and have a great day!


I try my best to provide you the latest and most accurate information. However, please bear in mind that details change all the time, often before I have the chance to update them. Therefore, I would always encourage you to phone in and re-verify the information. I do apologize if the information I provide to you turns out to be inaccurate or outdated, and I would be most grateful if you would could help to update me should you discover the right information. Your feedback helps other users.

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