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If there is one ingrediant that makes Penang truly special, it must be its people. The people of Penang are noted for being friendly and helpful - though increasing urbanization has brought out a lot of ugly traits. Nevertheless, as soon as they discover that you are a visitor, you can be sure that someone will help a helping hand, some times going out of their way to assist.

English is well understood by most, more so now that many school subjects are taught in that language. You might encounter many who are not totally fluent in English, but they will be able to converse and make themselves understood. In any case, you should have no problem using English when shopping in Penang. It is only in the villages and housing neighborhoods that English proficiency drops.

About half the population is Chinese, and the main dialect spoken here in Penang Hokkien, a variation of the Min Nan dialect originating in the Fujian province of south China. Penang Hokkien is primarily a spoken language - most Chinese in Penang will read Mandarin, the Chinese language taught in school.

A big percentage of the people of Penang are Malays. You will find that, in addition to the rural areas of Penang, the Malays also form enclaves where they established the first settlements in George Town. Places such as Lebuh Acheh, Jalan Dato Keramat, Jalan Perak still have Malay villages surrounded by high rises.

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The Penang Travel Tips website is a huge website that documents everything in Penang. On top of the hundreds of streets and tourist attractions, I also add in hundreds of shops and businesses.

If you operate a shop business in Penang, or anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, contact me to add your business/shop into my website. It only a one-time fee, and your shop/business will be listed by location and category, helping your would-be customers find you. To find out more, CONTACT ME

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Local Guided Tours of Penang

If you are coming to Penang and need someone to show you around, I can arrange for you a licensed tour guide to take you around. Guides charge a fixed fee of RM360 for taking a small group of up to 10 people on 4-hour walking tours. Walking tours exceeding 4 hours is charged an additional RM90 per hour. Tours are tailored to guest requirement. For more details, contact tour coordinator. Other types of tours also available. For details, click here.

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What's the best way to see Penang on a budget? Take the bus! In Penang, there are at least 12 absolutely FREE bus routes which cover almost every major neighbourhood on Penang Island and Penang Mainland. All you need to do is hop aboard!

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