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The Chic and Minimalist Side of Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

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The Chic and Minimalist Side of Penang

Entire Home Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

32 reviews (32)

59 GBP

40

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Unwind After an Eventful Day: Homey Unit - George Town Holiday Rentals

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Unwind After an Eventful Day: Homey Unit

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

40 reviews (40)

34 GBP

24

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Spacious House With City/Sea View Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

Spacious House With City/Sea View Penang

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

13 reviews (13)

GBP

95

per night

Cozy & Luxurious 3 Storey in Slim Villas - George Town Holiday Rentals

-16%

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Cozy & Luxurious 3 Storey in Slim Villas

Entire Home Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

28 reviews (28)

79 GBP

67

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Feel Right at Home – Comfortable & Clean - George Town Holiday Rentals

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Feel Right at Home – Comfortable & Clean

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

19 reviews (19)

36 GBP

25

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Budget Pleasant Homestay - George Town Holiday Rentals

Budget Pleasant Homestay

Entire Home Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

6 reviews (6)

GBP

25

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Pleasant & Affordable Condo - George Town Holiday Rentals

Pleasant & Affordable Condo

Entire Home Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

9 reviews (9)

GBP

34

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Modern Condo Located At Gurney Drive - George Town Holiday Rentals

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Modern Condo Located At Gurney Drive

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

12 reviews (12)

38 GBP

32

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One Bedroom Condo In Georgetown Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

One Bedroom Condo In Georgetown Penang

Entire Home Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

7 reviews (7)

GBP

39

per night

Comfortable and Convenient Deluxe Suite - George Town Holiday Rentals

Comfortable and Convenient Deluxe Suite

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

5 reviews (5)

GBP

45

per night

Seaside Vacation House 1 @ Georgetown - George Town Holiday Rentals

Seaside Vacation House 1 @ Georgetown

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

1 review (1)

GBP

114

per night

Elegant Suite At The Heart of Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

Elegant Suite At The Heart of Penang

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

4 reviews (4)

GBP

43

per night

Treat Yourself A Luxury Stay In Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

Treat Yourself A Luxury Stay In Penang

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

5 reviews (5)

GBP

38

per night

Romantic Getaway in Private Penang Suite - George Town Holiday Rentals

Romantic Getaway in Private Penang Suite

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

2 reviews (2)

GBP

43

per night

Homestay Near Gurney Georgetown Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

-14%

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Homestay Near Gurney Georgetown Penang

Entire Home Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

6 reviews (6)

43 GBP

37

per night

Suite of Calm Ambiance in Busy Penang - George Town Holiday Rentals

Suite of Calm Ambiance in Busy Penang

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

4 reviews (4)

GBP

45

per night

Penang's Most Elite & Central Location - George Town Holiday Rentals

Penang's Most Elite & Central Location

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

4 reviews (4)

GBP

47

per night

Duplex Season Inn - Jelutong - George Town Holiday Rentals

Duplex Season Inn - Jelutong

Entire Home Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

3 reviews (3)

GBP

45

per night

Vibrant Penang Attractions Steps Away - George Town Holiday Rentals

Vibrant Penang Attractions Steps Away

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

GBP

47

per night

Wake Up To Beautiful Penang Day Seaview - George Town Holiday Rentals

Wake Up To Beautiful Penang Day Seaview

Entire Home George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

3 reviews (3)

GBP

49

per night

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George Town

George Town

The island of Penang’s long-established trade routes have been in action since the 16th century when the Portuguese first started distributing Thai spices around the world. During this time, they also brought their own influential European culture to Penang’s shores – shores so beautiful they have garnered this island its nickname, ‘pearl of the Orient’. Don’t leave without exploring the capital city, George Town, which has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

For a snapshot into Malaysia’s incredible wildlife, head for Penang National Park, where you can spot everything from flying squirrels and fruit bats to lemurs and otters living in its lush mangrove forests and vast lakes. The idyllic Monkey Beach also sits on the National Park’s fringes. Pantai Kerachut’s remote sands are home to hawksbill turtles, kingfishers and four meromictic lakes. Hop on a boat out to the idyllic islets that sit to the south west, where coral reefs offer brilliant snorkelling.

Penang’s Buddhist rule began in the 4th century in the Kingdom of Bujany Valley and Buddhist temples can be found across the island. One of the most famous is a seven-tiered Pagoda of 1000 Buddhas. There is also the 1845-built Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, which features a 33-metre-long reclining Buddha statue. Over in George Town, the Kek Lok Si temple has been carved into the rockface on a hilltop at Ait Itam.

Architecture isn’t the only thing to admire here either. Penang’s art scene is equally excellent. To discover what it has to offer, walk around George Town and survey the street art, starting with Ah Quee Street’s large murals and ending with the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre.

A great way to discover Penang’s food scene is out in the open air, as there are plenty of roadside street stalls, known locally as hawkers, to try out. These offer a huge variety of styles and flavours including influences from Malaysian, Chinese, Thai and European cuisines. Another string to Penang’s culinary bow is its famous Penang white coffee, which is mixed with a fine coconut powder.

The bus is your best bet for getting around Penang. There is the new Rapid Penang CAT, which runs a great service, or the free shuttle bus. If you would prefer more flexibility, hire a car or a driver to help you get around the island. Don’t miss out on travelling by beca, a pedal-powered trishaw.