penang tours

The Island of Betel Nut has a lure that extends beyond its palm-fringed beaches. There is an interesting mixture of the ancient and modern. With its capital city George Town comprising many modern shopping complexes and fine hotels, the ancient part of Penang still carries its mark mainly because trishaw men still pedal their unique mode of transport while some crafts such as clog making continue to flourish in back alleys.

It’s strategic position on the northwest coast of Malaysia helped it to become the first British trading post in the Far East in 1786, and the first of the Straits Settlements with Malacca and Singapore. However, Penang has been a thriving entrepot as early as the 15th century.

Over the decades it has attracted many groups – Chinese, Europeans, Arabs, Indians, Ceylonese, Japanese – as well as Malay and local groups. With it’s rich history & the inevitable cross multi-culture, Penang has become a truly exciting travel destination in Malaysia with variety tour packages provided.

See Penang Location Map.

Car / Coach


Penang – Butterworth Train Station

1 hr

Penang – Cameron Highlands

4.5 hr

Penang – Ipoh

2.5 hr

Penang – KLIA

6 hr

Penang – Kota Bharu

7 hr

Penang – Kuala Lumpur

4.5 hr

Penang – Lumut

3 hr

Ferry Service



Penang – Langkawi 14:30 17:15
Langkawi – Penang 17:00 20:00


Our comments

Georgetown is probably where you want to stay if you want to explore the older part of Penang. You can join a walking tour to explore the city’s heritage. Interesting buildings like Cheong Fatt Tze & Pinang Peranakan Mansion will capture your heart with it’s design & colourful history.

During the holidays, the locals & tourists will flock to the Ferrringhi Beach to relax & enjoy the sun. There are some nice resorts here with great facilities – honeymooners & family holiday is ideal here.

Nightlife just like any bustling city in South East Asia, bars & cafes can be found in every corner but you will probably see a lot of hawker stalls around Penang. This is where you can sample the infamous Cha Koay Teow, Penang Assam Laksa and Popiah, just to name a few.