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Hello and welcome to Penang Travel Tips!

My name is Tim and I'm a true blue Penangite. Penang is a fantastic place to visit as well as to stay, and I'm here 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.

Penang Travel Tips is a treasure trove of information. There's thousands of pages in here to tell you about the sights, streets, businesses, hotels, mosques, temples, churches, shopping malls, hospitals, beaches, islands, and so on and so on. This website 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. 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.

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.

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Introduction to Penang Hawker Food

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 UNESCO 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.

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.

To keep you abreast on Penang, I've created the Penang Travel Tips Facebook Group. This is where you get to learn things about Penang, while at the same time, interact with other Penang enthusiasts.

George Town Unesco World Heritage Site

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.

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.

Go to: Made In Penang Interactive Museum

  1. Penang Bus Routes
  2. Call a Penang Taxi
  3. ESCAPE Theme Park
  4. Hospitals in Penang
  5. Penang Real Estate
  6. Penang Hokkien
  7. Shopping Malls
  8. Food Directory
  9. Street Art

Preparing for 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. Arrange your Airport Transfer
  5. Arrange a van to pick you at the Penang Airport
  6. Arriving in Penang by Car
  7. Driving from mainland to George Town
  8. Taking the Bus from Penang Airport
  9. Arriving in Penang by Bus
  10. Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal
  11. Arriving in Penang by Ferry
  12. Arriving in Penang by Cruise Ship
  13. Arriving in Penang by Train

Tourist Brochures

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

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 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

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. Free George Town Walking Tours
  4. Tour Around Penang Island
  5. Best of Penang in Two Days
  6. Exploring George Town at night
  7. Pedestrian Bridges

Finding Accommodation in Penang

  1. About Penang Hotels
  2. Hotels in Penang
  3. Hotels in Penang with Online Booking
  4. Budget Accommodation in Penang
  5. Hostels in Penang
  6. Penang Budget Hotel Review
  7. Guest Houses in Penang
  8. Homestays in Penang

Hotels in Penang

  1. 1926 Heritage Hotel
  2. 23 Love Lane
  3. Apple 1 Hotel
  4. Baby G Hotel
  5. Banana Boutique Hotel
  6. Bayview Beach Resort Penang
  7. Bayview Hotel Georgetown
  8. Campbell House
  9. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  10. Chulia Heritage Hotel
  11. Cititel
  12. Copthorne Orchid Hotel
  13. Eastern & Oriental Hotel
  14. Eastin Hotel
  15. Evergreen Laurel Hotel
  16. Flamingo By the Beach Hotel
  17. Four Points by Sheraton Penang
  18. Garden Inn
  19. Georgetown Hotel
  20. g Hotel
  21. G Inn
  22. Golden Village Heritage Hotel
  23. Gurney Hotel
  24. Gurney Zahra Inn
  25. Hard Rock Hotel
  26. Holiday Inn
  27. Hotel Central
  28. Hotel Equatorial
  29. Hotel Grand Continental
  30. Hotel Grand Paradise
  31. Hotel Mingood
  32. Hotel Noble
  33. Hotel Penaga
  34. Hotel Sentral
  35. Hotel Seri Malaysia
  36. Hotel Waterfall
  37. Hutton Lodge
  38. Hydro Majestic Hotel
  39. Jerejak Resort and Spa
  40. Love Lane Inn
  41. LYF Lodge
  42. Modern Hotel
  43. Muntri Mews
  44. Museum Hotel
  45. New Asia Heritage Hotel
  46. Noordin Mews
  47. Northam All Suite Hotel
  48. Old Budget Hotel
  49. Old Penang Hotel
  50. Orange Motel & Cafe
  51. Paradise Sandy Beach Resort
  52. Parkroyal Penang
  53. Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
  54. Red Inn Penang
  55. Red Rock Hotel
  56. Sri Sayang Resort
  57. Sunway Hotel
  58. The Small Inn
  59. Traders Hotel
  60. Tune Hotels
  61. Victoria Inn
  62. Vistana Hotel
  63. Yeng Keng Hotel
  64. Yes Hotel

What to See in Penang

You can spend a month 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 by Category
  3. 2347 Penang Sights
  4. 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. Localities on Penang Island
  2. Villages on Penang Island
  3. Penang Beaches
  4. Penang Churches
  5. Penang Buddhist Temples
  6. Penang Chinese Temples
  7. Penang Clan Temples
  8. Penang Clan Associations
  9. Penang Tua Pek Kong Temples
  10. Clan Jetties
  11. Penang Heritage Sites
  12. Penang Museums
  13. Penang Hindu Temples
  14. Streets of Penang
  15. Roundabouts in Penang
  16. Islands Around Penang
  17. Penang Monuments
  18. Penang Mosques
  19. Penang Cemeteries
  20. Penang Nature Sites
  21. City Parks
  22. Modern Buildings in Penang
  23. Skyscrapers in Penang
  24. Bridges in Penang
  25. Rivers in Penang

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

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. Air Conditioners & Refrigerators
  4. Alternative Medicine Centres
  5. Anakku Stores of Baby Products
  6. Antiques
  7. Art Centres
  8. Art Galleries
  9. Associations
  10. Auto Repairs and Mechanics
  11. Baby & Infant Products
  12. Bakeries
  13. Baking Equipment and Supplies
  14. Banks
  15. Barbers
  16. Baskin Robbins
  17. Bathroom Fixtures
  18. Batik
  19. Bee Cheng Hiang
  20. Bicycle Shops
  21. Bookstores
  22. Brassware
  23. Bridal Houses
  24. Cameras
  25. Car Air-Conditioners
  26. Car Accessories
  27. Car Parks
  28. Car Showrooms
  29. Car Wash
  30. Carpets
  31. Children's Education & Learning
  32. Chinese Medical Halls
  33. Chinese Physicians
  34. Chinese Prayer Items
  35. Chiropractors
  36. Clinics
  37. Computer Hardware Stores
  38. Confinement Centres & Postnatal Care
  39. Construction Companies
  40. Crockery Dealers
  41. Curtains
  42. Dance Studios
  43. Dental Clinics
  44. Design & Creative Agencies
  45. Developers
  46. DiGi Stores
  47. El Mundo Italian Restaurants
  48. Electrical Appliances Shops
  49. Employment & Recruitment Agencies
  50. Engineering Solutions
  51. Equipment Suppliers
  52. Eu Yan Sang outlets
  53. Event Management
  54. Express Bus Companies
  55. Exterminators
  56. Fashion Accessories
  57. Financial Institutions
  58. Flooring
  59. Florists
  60. Flyer Distributors
  61. Frame Makers
  62. Freight Forwarders
  63. Furniture Shops
  64. Georgetown Pharmacy outlets
  65. Government Departments
  66. Green Building Consultants
  67. Guardian Pharmacy outlets
  68. Guest Houses
  69. Gyms and Fitness Centres
  70. Hair Dressing Salons & Academies
  71. Handicrafts and Novelty Shops
  72. Happy Mart Convenience Stores
  73. Hardware Stores
  74. Heavy Machineries
  75. Home Furnishing
  76. Insurance Companies
  77. Internet Cafes
  78. Interior Decorators
  79. Iron Works & Foundries
  80. IT Solutions
  81. Jewellers and Goldsmiths
  82. KFC Restaurants
  83. Kitchens
  84. Kitchen Appliances & Utensils
  85. Laundry Services and Laundrettes
  86. Lawyer Firms
  87. Lighting Stores
  88. Liquor Dealers
  89. Locksmiths
  90. Luggage Bag Repair
  91. Maids & Foreign Workers Agencies
  92. Massage & Reflexology Centres
  93. Massage by the Blind
  94. Maxis Customer Centres
  95. McDonald's Restaurants
  96. Medical Labs
  97. Medical Specialists
  98. Medicated Tea Stalls
  99. Mini Markets
  100. Mobile Phones
  101. Money Changers
  102. Motorcycle Dealers
  103. Motorcycle Repair
  104. Moving Companies
  105. Multimedia Companies
  106. Music Schools
  107. Musical Instruments
  108. Newsagents
  109. Nurseries, Child-Care Centres, Kindergartens & Pre-Schools
  110. Nursing & Senior Citizen Homes
  111. Nutritional & Wellness Products
  112. Old Town White Coffee Outlets
  113. Opticians and Optometrists
  114. Organic Food
  115. Pawn Shops
  116. Pelita Nasi Kandar Restaurants
  117. Pet Shops and Aquariums
  118. Pharmacies and Dispensaries
  119. Photo Studios
  120. Pizza Hut Restaurants
  121. Plumbers
  122. Plastic Surgery
  123. Post Offices
  124. Printing & Photostating
  125. Public Toilets
  126. Rattan and Wicker Shops
  127. Real Estate Agencies
  128. Recycling Centres
  129. Restaurant Chains
  130. Roof Repairs
  131. Scrap Metal Traders
  132. Secret Recipe Restaurants
  133. Shoes
  134. Shops selling Travellers Knickknacks
  135. Singer Household Appliance Stores
  136. Skin Specialist Clinics
  137. Skincare Centres and Beauty Parlours
  138. Slimming Specialists
  139. Spas
  140. Specialty Shops
  141. Sports Goods
  142. Starbucks Coffee
  143. Stock Brokers
  144. Subway Restaurants
  145. Sushi King Restaurants
  146. Tailors
  147. Tea
  148. Textile
  149. Tiles
  150. Titbits
  151. TM Point outlets
  152. Toys
  153. Travel Agencies
  154. Tuition Centres
  155. Tutti Frutti Outlets
  156. Tyres
  157. Undertakers and Funeral Parlours
  158. Unique Businesses
  159. US Pizza
  160. Used Car Dealers
  161. Veterinary Clinics
  162. Watsons Outlets
  163. Web Design Companies
  164. 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. George Town - capital
  3. Air Itam
  4. Balik Pulau
  5. Batu Ferringhi
  6. Batu Maung
  7. Bayan Baru
  8. Bayan Lepas
  9. Bukit Jambul
  10. Farlim
  11. Gelugor
  12. Gertak Sanggul
  13. Island Glades
  14. Jelutong
  15. Paya Terubong
  16. Permatang Damar Laut
  17. Pulau Tikus
  18. Relau
  19. Tanjong Tokong
  20. Tanjung Bungah
  21. Teluk Bahang
  22. 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. Organisations in Penang
  7. 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. Cycling
  4. Dragon Boat Rowing
  5. Golfing
  6. Hiking
  7. Horseback Riding
  8. Karate & Judo
  9. Line Dancing
  10. Photography Clubs
  11. Swimming Pools
  12. Swimming Lessons
  13. 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. Chingay
  2. Sbaek Thom

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

Languages Spoken in Penang

  1. Bahasa Malaysia
  2. Malaysian English
  3. Penang Hokkien
  4. Mandarin

Fitting in

  1. Local Terminology used in Penang
  2. Learn Penang Hokkien

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

Mentions of Penang Travel Tips

  1. Newspaper Articles

Note about Photographs

If you need to use any of the copyrighted photographs in this website, always always write and ask for my permission. If you don't do that, and I happen to find out, it will be costly for you.

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Hello and thanks for visiting! My name is Tim! I created Penang Travel Tips so that I can tell you everything that I know about Penang. I hope my website provides you the information you are looking for, and that you will enjoy visiting it as much as I enjoyed writing it for you! If you found any errors, please let me know and I will correct it. Thank you!

  1. If you love to know everything about Penang, join me at Penang Travel Tips Facebook Group, Penang Street Art Facebook Group, Penang Hawker Food Facebook Group, Learn Penang Hokkien Facebook Group and Masa Masak Facebook Group!
  2. Rapid Penang Bus Routes: This very useful page provides you all the information to take the public bus to visit any place in Penang.
  3. Arriving by plane: Essential information for independent travelers (those not following a tour package) on taking the bus or taxi upon arrival at Penang International Airport.
  4. Taking the Taxi: Taxi stands can be found at all major shopping malls. You can also call a taxi by phone. Get the details here.
  5. Personal Guided Tours of Penang: If you like a licensed tour guide to show you around, get in touch with me and I'll arrange it for you. The fee is RM90 per hour. Payment for the first two hours collected upon booking.
  6. Hospitals in Penang: Penang is a major regional medical tourism destination. If you are planning to come here for therapy or treatment, find out about the various hospitals available.
  7. Penang Island Residential Property Guide: If you ever consider buying a residential property on Penang Island, read this guide before taking any action.
  8. Penang Visitor FAQ: Frequently asked questions of visitors planning their trip to Penang.
  9. Shopping malls of Penang: Penang has plenty of malls. Visitors often find that prices in Penang are often lower than back home. Get to know the malls in Penang.
  10. Ernest Zacharevic George Town Murals: The murals by a young Lithuanian artist, created for the 2012 George Town Festivals, has become the biggest tourist attraction in Penang. Get information and a full list of the murals that everybody loves to photograph!

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