Penang, also known as the pearl of the orient, is one of the most touristic locations of Malaysia. The island (285 square meters) is situated on the northwest side of the Peninsular Malaysia.
Penang, also known as the pearl of the orient, is one of the most touristic locations of Malaysia. The island (285 square meters) is situated on the northwest side of the Peninsular Malaysia. here are loads of activities and sights on the island. Hanging around on the beach is also considered a fine option. About 700.000 people inhabit Penang Island, of which 59% are Chinese, 32% are Malay and 7% are Indian (2% are of other origin). The state of Penang has a population of 1,5 million (of which 43% are Malay and 41% Chinese). Penang has an eventful history; the diversity of the inhabitants clearly indicates this. Penang is especially known as the best place to enjoy wonderful local dishes; it is seen as the food capital of Malaysia. There are many hotels and resorts on the island, most are located in and around the city of Georgetown and around the towns Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah.
Penang beaches are plentiful and hailed as some of the most breathtaking in the country, drawing a steady crowd of tourists and locals throughout the year. Accessible within a 30-minute drive from Georgetown, most of these tranquil locales are situated along the northern part of Penang, with a few along the western, south and southwest coastline. Some of the most famous beaches in Penang are Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah, both of which boast five-star hotels and beachfront resorts with breathtaking views and ample dining venues. The clear waters are popular spots for a wide array of recreational activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, and windsurfing. If you prefer soaking up the sun in a more tranquil setting, there are plenty of remote and quiet Penang beaches that house charming coastal fishing villages and lush greenery.