Penang is often referred to as the Pearl of the Orient. It is one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in all of America. The tropical island city lies on the North West coast of Peninsular Malaysia on the Indian Ocean.
The Island boasts of some of the best food in the region ranging from Nyonya Cuisine to food stall favorites like nasi kandar, char kway teow and penang laksa, all of which are cooked in a uniquely 'Penang' way.
Penang is one of Malaysia's most beautiful resort destinations. The capital of Penang is Georgetown, a fascinating metropolitan city with fascinating buildings and a rich cultural heritage. The most popular Beach in Penang is Batu Ferringhi. It also features a string of international hotels and resorts.
Penang is also a shopper's paradise. There are hundreds of shopping establishments housing some of the best brands. The main shopping areas in Penang are concentrated in Jalan Penang, Lebuh Campbell, Lebuh Kapitan Keling, Lebuh Chulia and Lebuh Pantai. Komtar located in the heart of Georgetown offers some of the best shopping on the island. There are numerous boutiques, fast food outlets, restaurants, amusement arcades and shops, as well as two large department stores.
There are numerous activities that you could indulge yourself in while holidaying in Penang. You could indulge in some jungle trekking organized by most hotels on the beach. The morning trekking takes you to past jungle streams and waterfalls. Food is usually provided by most hotels. Golf enthusiasts may enjoy a round of golf at the Bukit Jambul Golf and Country Club, Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, Kristal Golf Resort and Pearl Island Golf & Country Club. Beach hotels also provide facilities for a wide range of water sports like sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, canoeing and speedboat rides.
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