Holidays to Penang

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Penang's capital George Town is the old-world Asia of your imagination, ricksaws, colonial architecture, old Chinese shopfronts and the perfumed smell of joss sticks. Travel into the countryside and you will find tropical forests, palm-fringed beaches, simple fishing villages and farms growing exotic produce. With our great deals on Penang holidays you can explore one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan areas ofAsia. During the heat of the day it makes a welcome retreat and you can take a look at the colourful Hindu temple or take high tea at the colonial style restaurant. Kek Lok Si is Malaysia's largest temple. Its architecture is a mix of Burmese, Thai and Chinese. Find your perfect destination with our Penang holiday offers and save money with our travel specials.

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There are no direct flights to Penang from the UK. – Currency: Ringgit – Time difference: GMT +7 – Flight from UK: 15 hours 40 minutes – Visa: No – Language: Malaysian – National drink: Teh tarik – National dish: Nasi lemak Nasi lemak is Malaysia's national dish but Penang has many more dishes to delight and entice.
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Penang is without a doubt the food capital of Malaysia. The locals take their food incredibly seriously, and the local cuisine has been indelibly influenced by its vibrant multiculturalism. The Chinese influence is everywhere in Penang for example but no more so than in the food. One of the things George Town is most famous for is its hawker stalls full of street food, but head to Little India, and its mounds of spices you'll see being sold rather than hot curry served on a banana leaf.
Luxury Penang holidays wouldn't be luxury without a stay on the coast, but the beaches have more to offer than sunbathing; watch baby turtles being hatched, or head to Orangutan Island for something truly unique. George Town's history is best seen walking the streets of this UNESCO world heritage site, keeping an eye out for its pre-war shophouses, and visiting the likes of the 19th century Blue Mansion or mint green, gold leaf, mother of pearl-covered Pinang Peranakan mansion.
It may come as a surprise considering George Town is a world heritage site, but the city is also a major metropolitan hub with the best shopping opportunities in Malaysia. Not only is this modern city blessed with excellent malls but more traditional shopping such as at the famous Chinese night markets is available too. For those interested in food shopping both Chinatown and Little India are a must or head to New World Park, a modern "hawker stall" style shopping centre.

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