Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. Penang .
|Penang Pulau Pinang|
|• Total||1.77 million|
|• Density||1,684/km2 (4,360/sq mi)|
Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia. Some of the most interesting sites of Penang include the sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah, the landscape from the summit of Penang Hill and the vipers in the Snake Temple.
Violent crime rates are low, so getting mugged, kidnapped, or assaulted is unlikely, but robberies and assaults do happen, sometimes even involving weapons, so it is best to be wise. Penang’s greatest safety issue is petty crime such as pickpocketing, purse snatching, and other types of petty thefts.
Penang is a wonderful holiday island with loads to see, do and experience. The guided heritage tour of Georgetown (Unesco World heritage site) is a must to truly understand the different cultures and religions that live in the town and on the island.
Three and a half hours from Hong Kong, Penang makes for an ideal long weekend getaway. CNN Travel placed Penang second in its list of 17 best places to visit in 2017, describing it as “arguably one of Asia’s best street food destinations ”.
|Region||Penang, parts of Kedah, Perak and Perlis|
|Language family||Sino-Tibetan Sinitic Min Southern Min Hokkien Zhangzhou dialect Penang Hokkien|
|Writing system||Latin (Modified Tâi-lô & Pe̍h-ōe-jī, ad hoc methods) Chinese Characters (Traditional)|
First is the tudong issue where all non-Muslims are directed to wear tudong in the police force. Now is the public kissing and hugging, which though accepted by most non-Muslim Malaysians as a normal expression of affection, now found to be indecent.
Thanks to the steep price of booze in Malaysia, its alcohol -imbibing population has a healthy appetite for more reasonably priced, if illicit, moonshine. (Muslims aren’t allowed to drink , but the rest of the population is free to indulge.)
When it comes to Penang food, there is no more famous dish than char koay teow . Sometimes called fried kway teow , it is a dish of flat rice noodles, stir fried in a charcoal-fired wok with fat supple prawns, cockles, scrambled egg, crunchy bean sprouts, strips of fish cake and chilli paste.
Overall Winner: Penang . Since this article only discusses the cost of living in different cities, it is safe to announce that Penang is still cheaper to live in when compared with the cost of living in Kuala Lumpur .
Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,691$ (6,847RM) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 476$ (1,925RM) without rent. Penang is 59.70% less expensive than New York (without rent).
The Love Lane and Chulia Street areas are known as the red light areas so if you were on your own at night in those areas you might have been assumed to be one of the local “working ladies” .
Three days in Penang are a sensible amount of time to get a decent grasp of its main tourist area, George Town — accessible with a ride on the iconic Penang Ferry — and get a better feel for the island by exploring some of its jungle and beaches. The area also has some interesting offbeat Penang Mainland hiking trails.
Without further ado here are out 8 must – buy souvenirs in Penang . Tau Sar Piah. Photo by: Yong Khang Photo by: Ting. Jeruk Madu Pak Ali. Photo by: Jeruk Madu Pak Ali. Rojak Hitam Putih Paste. Penang Batik. Meera Sahib Spices. Nutmeg from Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory. Roti Jari. Penang White Coffee.
3/4 days will be enough to explore main sites of Penang. There are lots of things to do and see if you go deeply but if you focus on important and worth to visit [in my opinion] places then 3/4 days will be enough!