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Introducing Penang Island

Penang is the historic charm, and it is also known as the pearl of orient is one of the most touristic locations of Malaysia. If there’s a more thrilling cocktail of eastern cultures than Penang we have to find it. It serves as a great link between Asia’s great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and Middle East. There are lots and lots of activities and sights in the island; hanging around the beaches is also considered as a fine option. It is a great destination absolutely worth visit. Penang is famous for its cultural diversity; get to know more about Penang with our Malaysia tour packages. 

 

Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

Penang can be visited throughout the year, there’s a relatively mild monsoon period between June and September. A usual day at Penang Island consists of sun all through the biggest part of the day, followed by the occasional rain shower at the end of the day. Sometimes it can rain for longer period of time, but it’s normal as it phases tropical climate of Malaysia. 

As a general rule, and as you would expect of the region, it is hot and humid almost all time in Penang and the average year round temperature is fairly steady 28 degrees. However, things really heat up in the months of February and early March. At the same time, however this month are normally blessed with blue skies and also offers great photography opportunities. There is also very less little rain at this time, so this may swing the balance for you. Be a part of this beautiful city with our International tour packages. 

It goes without saying that best weather attracts more tourists, and December – January acts as a very much high season in Penang. Christmas and New year always adds a charm to this island and is termed as the most busy and lively time of the year. 
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History & Culture

Before Penang got its government the island was the part of state of Kedah. Kedah was the most important Indian centre of influence and trade. In ancient texts Kedah is mentioned as the area which had first Malaysian establishments. Kedah somehow played an important role in the history of Malaysia and the Indian merchants first time came to Peninsular Malaysia before 1st century. 

The Indians brought their own religion and culture with them; this is how Hinduism and Buddhism were introduced in Penang. Around the ninth century Muslim traders from India and the Middle East set foot ashore Penang and whatever is left of the Malaysian peninsula. They were also mostly there for the operate to Southeast Asia. In contrast to the Indians (Buddhists and Hinduisms) and Chinese, the Muslims invested a great time in spreading the Islamic religion. The Islam spread rapidly in this region.

Penang attracts those who love arts and culture. It comprises many museums like Penang museum that is housed in the former fortress constructed by British. And as a multicultural destination a UNESCO world heritage site, it is difficult to define the culture of Penang in one word. They openly adopted local beliefs and practices, resulting in the unique culture that is solely their own. 

From rituals, cuisines and language to dressing the Peranakan Chinese have created fusion of cultures that stands as a true hallmark of Penang’s rich multi- cultural diversity. And yes Ramdan is a major event that occurs during the ninth month of Islamic calendar.
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Geography

A turtle shaped island alongside a waterfront portion of Province Wellesley, on the primary land, Penang is bordered by the State of Kedah toward the north and east and by the State of Perak toward the south. The state extends itself over 1046.3 square kilometers and is situated on the north-western bank of Malay Peninsula. The island is secured by narrow beach front fields, forests, coastal plains and hills.  
Geographically the state is isolated into two segments, the Penang Island and the Province Wellesley. Penang Island extends itself more than 293 square kilometers of land and is arranged in the Straits of Malacca. Area Wellesley is a limited channel that extends itself more than 753 square kilometers of land and is limited by Kedah in the north and east, and by Perak in the south. 
Penang experiences equatorial climate with warm and humid weather throughout the year. Days are warm and sunny with temperature of around 30 degree Celsius and nights are quite cool with temperature around 22 degree Celsius. It is dry in the months of January and February. Rainfall is very heavy is experienced especially from August to November. 
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Places to visit in Penang Island

Bird Park

Bird Park

Penang Island

 

Things to Do in Penang Island

Take a trishaw ride through Penang’s heritage streets
Immerse yourself in a true authentic Penang experience with a tour in an ancient traditional trishaw. The famous three-wheeled taxi will take you on a memorable adventure, letting you relish great sights and suspire the atmosphere of Malaysia's streets and bustle. Cycle past the core of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Cafes have now become somewhat of a rage and a popular weekend activity. Penang is undoubtedly not short of great cafes, whether you’re a local seeking some coffee and grub on weekends, or a visitor to the city looking for a place to dine in. There is nothing better than kicking back at a mind blowing cafe spot after a day of exploring this historically and culturally rich city.You’ll notice a distinctive feature of the Penang (or Georgetown) cafe scene is that they are generally housed within restored colonial shophouses, that makes for a refreshing and uniquely Penang cafe experience.  Give the enduring China House a visit for a great ambience – with its live music and good food, we are confident you’ll be in for a good time. Or if you want a scrumptious and hearty brunch that won’t disappoint, head towards The Twelve Cups at the WhiteAways Arcade, one of Penang’s oldest and most famous cafe establishments.
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Make a splash with some water sports
A private water sports centre, Penang Water Sports Center is the hub of water sports. Not only it offers kayaks, canoes and boats for rent, this centre also boasts complete facilities which include shower rooms, camps and hostels. The best part about this place is that the rates are pretty reasonable and affordable. Thiscentre has also played host to a number of water sports events such as the Dragon Boat Festival. Beach volleyball, beach soccer and spot fishing are also some of the interesting activities that are available at the centre.
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Packages & Recommendations

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Free & Easy – SIC Tour
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  • Jun
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Included Cities
Penang Island (3N) - Genting Highlands (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (2N)
... Penang Island (3N) - Genting Highlands (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 27,040
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Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
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  • Apr
  • Aug
  • Feb
  • Jan
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  • Jun
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  • Sep
Included Cities
Penang Island (3N) - Genting Highlands (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (2N)
... Penang Island (3N) - Genting Highlands (1N) - Kuala Lumpur (2N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 31,040
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Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
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Included Cities
Penang Island (3N) - Singapore (3N)
... Penang Island (3N) - Singapore (3N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 45,460
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Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Apr
  • Aug
  • Feb
  • Jul
  • Jun
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  • May
  • Sep
Included Cities
Penang Island (3N) - Singapore (3N)
... Penang Island (3N) - Singapore (3N)
Price Per Adult
₹ 79,860
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Happy Travellers

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Thanks to FLAMINGO It Was Our Excellent Dream Trip

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