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

Far East brochure

The Far East has everything from buzzing cities and rich history to stunning beaches and tranquil hideaways.

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