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Penang Port

Uncover the vast multi-coloured history of Penang, Malaysia. This north-western island offers a mix of Asian, Indian and European flavours and is known as a paradise of Malaysian c…

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Penang in detail

Uncover the vast multi-coloured history of Penang, Malaysia. This north-western island offers a mix of Asian, Indian and European flavours and is known as a paradise of Malaysian cuisine. There are several must-see locations on the island of Penang; don’t miss the UNESCO protected capital, Georgetown, and the wonderful sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi.

Take a sightseeing trip across the island; visit the ancient Kek Lok Si Temple, a fascinating three story shrine, or find Devine inspiration at the Wat Buppharam Buddhist temple with its iconic ‘Lifting Buddha’ covered in gold leaf. For a modern family attraction, forget Malaysian spirituality and head to the Georgetown Toy Museum which holds over 100,000 objects of play, or to unwind in a place of beauty and tranquillity, visit the island’s Botanical Gardens; a 30-hectare black, which aside from the wonderful fauna is home to a number of long-tail macaque monkeys.

As you explore the island, don’t hesitate to taste the Penang cuisine. Stop off at the road-side ‘hawker food’ stalls and sample the Penang Laksa, a thick noodle and fish soup.

  • Time Zone GMT + 8
  • Currency Ringgit (MYR)
  • Language Indonesian, Malaysian
  • Population 740,200

Penang Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
27.5
Feb
27.5
Mar
28
Apr
28
May
28
Jun
27.5
Jul
27.5
Aug
27.5
Sep
27.5
Oct
27.5
Nov
27
Dec
27

rainfall in mm

Jan
158
Feb
201
Mar
259
Apr
292
May
224
Jun
130
Jul
99
Aug
163
Sep
218
Oct
249
Nov
259
Dec
191