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Visit Penang

Penang is an underrated gem in Malaysia, just behind Kuala Lumpur as its most visited destination. While many Southeast Asian backpackers have yet to make it here, the island has been attracting a range of travelers and visitors on days when cruise ships dock nearby.

Penang sparkles with historical architecture in George Town; some buildings are left untouched while others have been restored to their former glory. Reminiscent of Havana without its classic cars, and a unique amalgamation of cultures that show up as temples, churches and more – you could easily spend days just meandering around sightseeing! Its colonial past shows itself in the British-influenced structures here too – but make sure you don’t try to blitz everything at once or else you’ll miss out on what makes these places so special.

Getting to Penang is via Penang International Airport (PEN) which is located in the Malaysian city of Bayan Lepas, in the state of Penang. It is one of the busiest airports in Malaysia and serves domestic and international flights to over 50 destinations worldwide.

Apart from being an important transportation hub for travelers, PEN also provides a variety of facilities for passengers. These include a duty-free shopping area, restaurants, and cafes, as well as prayer rooms for Muslim travelers. The airport also offers free Wi-Fi access throughout its premises to ensure customers can stay connected during their journey.

Public transport options are also available for those who prefer not to drive themselves to the airport. Taxis and buses can be found outside the terminal building, and a shuttle service is available for passengers who want to get to their destination quickly. Don’t overlook the breathtaking beaches and paths on offer in Penang! Add Pinang Hill to your maps and plan for an early morning excursion. The Penang car journey from downtown Penang takes a mere 20 to 30 minutes, bringing you to its highest peak – where numerous trails will provide vistas of unmatched beauty. To avoid the sweltering heat, start as soon as possible; with no shortage of spectacular sights along every path, Penang’s natural wonders are waiting for you!

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, the Penang National Park on the northeast side of this island offers extraordinary vistas and experiences. Just two main trails lead travelers to Turtle Beach or Monkey Beach through vibrant rainforests featuring flora, wildlife, and pristine white-sand beaches. After your journey exploring these natural wonders has come to a close, simply arrange with local boatmen for pickup – no need for the long 1+ hour hike back!

With such a short post it’s impossible to do Penang justice, however, it’s good to note that even local Malaysians will travel to Penang just to get a fix for its famous culinary treats, Not to mention its world-famous street art!

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