With a unique culture and heritage that stems from Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences, the island of Penang and its capital George Town are a living museum charting an intriguing history. The island, sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, boasts a fusion of the East and the West, a mix of the old and the new and some of the best cuisine Malaysia has to offer.

Penang holidays - perfect for...

  • The island’s main stretch Batu Ferringhi Beach is a hive of activity and a bit of shopping at the night market is a must
  • You can experience Penang’s rich cultural heritage in the capital George Town, a UNESCO-listed city showcasing the diverse Chinese, Malay and British cultures
  • Reflecting the multi-cultural nature of the island is the cuisine and you can sample mouthwatering dishes at from the numerous hawker stalls