Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

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The food capital of Malaysia

The island of Penang has it all: venerable history, a potpourri of multicultural influences, pristine beaches, and of course fantastic food. Shop to your heart’s content at Menara KOMTAR: At 65 stories, it’s both Penang's largest shopping mall and tallest building.

The bustling capital city of Georgetown features colonial architecture, old-fashioned shops, Chinese and Indian temples, and the Penang Museum, ideal for a stroll though the city’s history, cultures and festivals.

Great day excursions include a visit to the underwater world of the Palau Payar Marine Park, a round of golf at Bukit Jambul Country Club, or a tour of Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si, and the Penang Botanical Gardens, located at the base of Penang Hill.

LIFTING BUDDHA

LIFTING BUDDHA

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LIFTING BUDDHA

LIFTING BUDDHA

The Thai Buddhist temple complex of Wat Buppharam features stunning decorations and figures from Thai, Hindu, and Taoist cultures, and is known for its protective amulets. Home to the 100-year old Lifting Buddha, devotees travel to Wat Buppharam for guidance on uncertain matters and desires.

PENANG NATIONAL PARK

PENANG NATIONAL PARK

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PENANG NATIONAL PARK

PENANG NATIONAL PARK

The world’s smallest national park is small in size only. Protecting diverse ecosystems and wildlife, highlights of this park includes the pristine Pantai Kerachut Beach and a meromictic lake (a body of sea and fresh water that doesn’t mix).

PENANG GRAND TOUR

PENANG GRAND TOUR

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PENANG GRAND TOUR

PENANG GRAND TOUR

Take in the natural, cultural, and religious highlights of Penang on this tour, including a delicious local lunch. Explore the Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Chinese temple in South East Asia and the Thai Buddhist Tenoke, with the fourth largest reclining Buddha in the world, before taking in the Penang Butterfly Farm and tranquil Malay Villages and the Penang Bridge.

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Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia At a glance

Current Weather:
33°C / 91 °F
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Current Time:
6:00:50 pm2015/06/30 18:00:50 pm
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Tuesday, June 30
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UTC/GMT +08:00
Currency:
Malaysian Ringgit
Exchange Rates:
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  • 0.33
  • 0.17
  • 0.35
  • 0.24
  • 16.91
  • 0.83
  • 4.16
Local Details:
GPS: 5°25'4.51"N 100°19'46.55"E
Size: 121.00 KM2 (46.72 MI2)
Population: 740,000
Density: 6,116 Pop/KM2 (2,361 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +604

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