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Penang Holidays

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Penang Holidays
A fascinating combination of the East and West, Penang grasps innovation while holding its customs and old world appeal. These are reflected in its multicultural people and well-preserved colonial buildings which prompted Georgetown to be listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also attracts visitors with its spectacular coast and wonderful choices of cuisine.
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Top 5 Things to do in Penang

Gurney Plaza - A giant mall based in George Town, it's the second largest in Penang. Visitors can find all kind of worldwide brands on show such as: Armani, Calvin Klein and Swarovski.
Kek Lok Si - Said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia, the Kek Lok Si commands an impressive view or the surrounding region and its main draw is the Pagoda of Rama VI which houses 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha and a 120 ft tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.
Penang Botanic Gardens - Alos known as the waterfall gardens because of the neighbouring waterfall, the Penang Botanic Gardens is a public park situated in George Town.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple - The oldest Hindu temple in Penang, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple houses numerous sculptures of Gods and Goddesses over its main entrance. It has stood for over 200 years and is still used as a place of worship to this very day.
Upside Down Museum - A museum with rooms creating the illusion that visitors are walking on ceilings & walls.


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  • Currency The currency used in Penang is the Malaysian Ringgit.
  • Flying time from the UK The average flight time from London to Penang is around 14h 30min.
  • Primary Language The official language of Penang is Malay.
  • Passport & Visas British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Malaysia. You will normally be given permission to stay for 3 months on arrival.