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Penang Holidays offers a handy travel insight to malaysia with maps, pictures and hotel reviews. Find out which Penang hotels to stay at, what iconic attractions to see and where to mingle with the locals.
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Known as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang is renowned in for its regional delicacies and famous hawker stalls. Once the base of the East India Company, this old-harbour port town is nowadays a quiet but vibrant city with an eclectic mix of settlement cultures that have influenced both the cuisine and culture. With its quiet appeal, Penang is a great place for travellers to both escape the city and explore some of the food that makes Malaysia famous.

Penang – Regions or Cities to Visit

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For a real taste of Penang you need to try the street food. From wok-fried flat noodles to spicy fish-flavoured curry laksa, the humble roadside stalls that dot the streets attract foodies from all over Malaysia. Shopping is also popular with tourists and visiting the traditional bazaars at Chorasts Market and the open-air pasar malam's which haphazardly pop up is a good opportunity to buy some interesting souvenirs. Although not as well known as Langkawi for its beaches, locations like Batu Ferringhi provide a much less crowded opportunity to relax under the sun.

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Georgetown is the main city centre of Penang and is where the majority of its hotels and restaurants are located. With its old colonial shophouses, electric red lanterns and open air restaurants, Gurney Drive and Penang Road are particularly popular spots to soak in Penang life. To the West of the city, Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang have a number of resorts that cater to travellers looking for a beachside holiday destination.

Places to Visit Outside Penang

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