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Travel Guide of Penang Island in Malaysia by Influencers


Penang Island, is the main constituent island of the Malaysian state of Penang. Located at the Malacca Strait, off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it is separated from the mainland by the Penang Strait.



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Discover our travel guide of Penang Island in Malaysia made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.



What you will see and do in Penang Island:

  🗼 Landmark     🌆 Skyline     🏰 Temple     🏰 Hindu temple  

Travel Tips for visiting Penang Island

Penang is the island part of the homonymous state, north of the Malay Peninsula. The island is separated from the Asian continent by two bridges spanning the Penang Strait. Little known to travelers to Asia, Penang lives in the shadow of Bangkok, the islands of the Gulf of Thailand, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. However, the island is becoming more and more known and has many charms to offer to its guests: it does not lack activities to do. Visiting Penang is a must for any visitor to Malaysia. Populated by 750,000 people, the density is rather high and the urbanism is concentrated on the eastern coast of the island. According to some, the city of George Town lacks interest. However, the historical heritage it contains is worth a visit. The historic center, with its monuments, is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Historical and cultural heritage, but also culinary: Penang is known as the gastronomic capital of Malaysia. The buildings of the old city show a singular mixture of colonial architecture and Chinese style. It is also a very lively area to visit in Penang. The downtown area of George Town is a very artistic place and very well known for its street art and graffiti, making Penang an open-air "gallery city". The municipality has called upon local artists to decorate its walls. As a result, countless works and frescoes can be contemplated at random in the streets, right on the facades: to enjoy admiring the walls and hunting for graffiti in each alley!

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What is Penang Island known for ?

The island is well known as the Silicon Valley of the East and a booming tourist destination. George Town's historical core is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while its beaches and the Penang Hill, the tallest point in Penang, are popular amongst tourists as well.

Voted top 10 in Asia best Island to live in, Penang Island is one of the most wonderful place to live, where the carefree sunny beach comes with a wealth of cultural attractions and festivals. Well known for its local hawkers' food offering – a paradise for food connoisseur.





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Taken and shared by travel photographers and influencers who have traveled to Penang Island in Malaysia such as Yaopey Yong, Geraldine Ng, Wan San Yip. Click on the pictures to read their stories





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   Travel spots to explore around Penang Island

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  🏘️ Town spots     🌆 Skyline spots     🏰 Place of worship spots     🗼 Landmark spots     🏖️ Beach spots     ⛰️ Mountain range spots     🏰 Temple spots     🏰 Hindu temple spots  



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Explore 20 popular touristic places around Penang Island with pictures shared by travelers, influencers and photographers... Click on the photos to read the travel guide of the destination


Kek Lok Si Temple

  4.5 km (2.8 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si

  4.7 km (2.9 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of Kek Lok Si

Sky Walk

  6.7 km (4.2 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of Sky Walk

Kongsi

  11.0 km (6.8 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of Kongsi

Kapitan Keling Mosque

  11.2 km (7.0 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of Kapitan Keling Mosque

姓陳橋Tan Jetty

  11.2 km (7.0 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of 姓陳橋Tan Jetty

Cheah Kongsi

  11.3 km (7.0 miles) away from Penang Island


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Penang Little India

  11.5 km (7.1 miles) away from Penang Island


  Travel guide of Penang Little India
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