"colourful FUSION of culture" Top 5 Page for this destination Penang by kenyneo

Penang Travel Guide: 2,562 reviews and 5,689 photos

Meeting of the past n resent

Well there is no other better place to be ...other than a place where you can indulge in a fragment of history and at the same time pamper yourself with the

vibrant%c* urbanisation ...all in place so rich with people of all ethnicity ( Malay, Chinese, Indian, Sikh and Baba Nyonya community ) living hamoniously and banging into yummiest food ...everywhere you go ..now ..thats paradise !!!!


During the 18th century, the British power was quite dominant in Asia, and it is from this part of the world that the tale begins of the founding of the British settlement in Penang...

1765: Francis Light, under the instruction from his company, Jourdain, Sullivan & de Souza, leaves on the 'Speedwell' for Sumatra and the Malayan Peninsula, in order to establish better trade links with the region. He would, two decades later, establish the first British settlement in this region, on the island of Penang.

1941: (World War II) On 8th December, the Japanese invasion of Malaya begins. The Malayan Peninsula is taken in just three weeks. Penang is bombed, and the British flee the island to the 'impregnable fortress', Singapore.

1945: the Japanese formally surrender on 4th September, and the people of Penang give a truly royal welcome to the arriving allied liberators.

Penang Island, or commonly known as the Pearl of The Orient, has since developed into a contemporary metropolis with modern amenities and simple small town friendliness, offering the best of both worlds.

The nature and Festivals Whole Year Long

Beautiful beaches in Batu Ferringgi is gonna sweep you off your feet ...whats more when you can relax at this secluded spot after a busy day ...enjoying the vibrance of city of Penang, and the many historical site ,temples, mosque ...so what are you waiting for ....??


Penang's weather

Penang has an equatorial climate which is uniformly warm and humid throughout the year. The average minimum and maximum temperatures range from 23 C to 32 C. There are no recognisable hot or cold seasons as such and the mean annual rainfall of approximately 267cm is evenly distributed throughout the year, although September to November may be considered the wettest months.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:You will know when you are here .....
  • Cons:Will update when I can think of one ...
  • In a nutshell:Colourful blend of the Malay, Chinese and Indian people ,culture,religion and yummiest food in beautiful and peaceful city ....
  • Last visit to Penang: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Niced tips!

  • Jan 25, 2007 at 5:02 PM

    hi can some one tell me where i can get some p/c games sent to me from penang, to west australia, please

  • snuggie's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2007 at 8:01 PM

    very detail page on penang,i love penang.it so rich in culture and life is simple.

  • spitball's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 12:07 PM

    Very informative tip on Thaipusam. It must be quite the trance they go through, I've always wondered. I haven't even got earrings, so don't think I'd go quite that far.

  • maysue's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 12:44 AM

    Thanks for the great tips about teluk bahang. Might take a trip to see it for myself.

  • y_lyn's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 2:24 AM

    Wonderful tips you have here! Will definitely serve to be useful to me... going Penang in Sept. hopefully :)

  • knowlsie's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 11:13 AM

    your page on penang should be made compulsory to future travellers to penang it,s pure quality

  • fashionapple's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 4:51 AM

    Very helpful page Keny. But plz update your transportation tips as bus terminal has shifted from komtar to new area. keep up the good work!

  • preadhead's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2006 at 4:53 AM

    Loved your Durian tip. We wanted to try but they only had little plastic blags of slightly dried brown stuff so we didn't dare haha. Next time maybe :-) Helen

  • Linda_T's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2006 at 11:08 PM

    Just came back from Penang and loved it!!

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