Penang Ferry Port
Located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang is a Malaysian state laying by the Malacca Strait. The only ferry route departing the port is to Langkawi, supplied by Langkawi Ferry Services and lasts for around 2 hours 45 minutes.
What is there to do in Penang?
Bangkok may have the hectic party reputation and Tokyo may exude a cool, modern edge, yet there aren’t many places in Asia that offer more than Penang. Stunningly beautiful national parks, bustling markets and uniquely captivating coastlines make the region one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. The alluring landscape may provide some of the stimulation, yet the appeal of Penang lies in its capital city – George Town. Earning a place in Unesco’s heritage site, the colourful history of Malaysia is embodied by the abundance of extraordinary architecture and specialist museums. The Pinang Perankan Mansion is the standout attraction in a city drenched in culture, whilst the Wonderfood Museum showcases the country’s rich culinary past.
Aside from the museums, the religious element synonymous with Penang still flows through the city; The Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is well worth a day out and can be empowering once among the remarkable structural designs. As spectacular is it may be, the temple may not be to everyone’s taste, so for a more active adventure, Penang Hill offers breathtaking views that are unmatched throughout the city. Head there in the evening on the railway ride to really witness the beauty of Penang.
How do visitors get around Penang?
Many choose to walk around George Town, though it is advised to carry sun lotion at all times and to leave fairly early in the morning. Alternatively, there is a bus service in operation, taxis readily available and rental car companies.