Penang is an island off the northwestern coast of the Malaysian peninsula. It is Malaysia's third most populated city after Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, well known among tourists because of its beautiful sandy beaches. The island's interior consists of dense rainforest while the coast is accentuated by a series of bays, capes and beaches. Delineating Penang's seashore are abundant seafront accommodation spots ranging from simple budget-friendly chalets and huts to spectacular five-star luxury resorts and hotels that face the Straits of Malacca and offer breathtaking sceneries. Penang is rich with its culture that mixes Malay, Chinese and East Indian traditions that include local food, architecture and art. A large proportion of the population has great English command due to the island's legacy of a British colonial past, makes getting around easy.

Natural Attraction

Beach

Forest/Park

Waterfall

Highland

Cultural Attraction

Food

Historical Sites

Places of Interest

Economic Attraction

Shopping Malls

Accommodation

Hotel

Resort

Miscellaneous

Transportation

Tourist Information Center

Consulate


Masrudy Omri | Geography 572 | Fall 2012 | University of Wisconsin-Madison