Article about Penang

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What to choose for a vacation: Langkawi or Penang

Пляж Пантаи Ченанг, Лангкави

We have already considered in detail in the pages of Our Planet information about the Islands of Penang and Langkawi. Both Islands are one of the most popular resorts of Malaysia, primarily due to their availability. And so the question of which of the two Islands to choose for recreation, there is most tourists planning a holiday in Malaysia package tour. If you don't have time to read detailed information about each of the Islands to choose, we offer you a brief review and comparison of these resorts...read more...

How and what to get to Langkawi from Penang and back c

Паром Лангкави-Пенанг Ferry Langkawi-Penang

The Islands of Penang and Langkawi are separated by slightly more than 100 kilometers. To get from one island to another by plane, ferry or bus. Optimal methods are an airplane or a bus, while commuting by bus is not the best option neither the time nor the money. The fact that Langkawi is not connected to the mainland by a bridge, and to take the bus, you first need to cross on the ferry, but the idea has to catch the bus. At the time it will take almost the whole day, and at the price you practically nothing will save compared to by plane or ferry. Therefore, we next consider in full detail only way to get from Penang to Langkawi or return only by plane and ferry...read more...

How to get to Penang from Kuala Lumpur

Самолет AirAsia

The island of Penang is about 300 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur (Penang interactive map of Malaysia). You can reach it from the capital by plane, train, bus. Conveniently, the island is connected with mainland with a bridge, and therefore it is possible directly without a transplant to get here by bus. The train is also a good option, and although the island itself it is not, nearby on the mainland in Butterworth is the train/railway station, from where the ferry to the island can be reached on foot.

Prices for flights compete with buses and trains, especially if you buy tickets in advance for special offers. If cheap choices of flights to choose failed, you can use ground transport, which is also very convenient. About all the ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, read more...read more...

Bus station in Penang

Автобусная станция Weld Quay Bus Terminal на Пенанге Bus station Weld Quay Bus Terminal

Bus station Weld Quay Bus Terminal (also Jetty), 19-24 Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown. The city bus station Georgetown. Almost directly adjacent to the ferry pier (Jetty). For tourists this station is also important due to the fact that this is the final stop for the bus 401E coming from the airport. From here to the backpacker area hotels Penang...read more...

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minister 26 July, 2018
On the island of Penang in Malaysia, I visited already 3 times. The first time I came for 3 days, second time for a week, for the third time already for 3 weeks. And I think that will go again. Talking to different people on the island and outside it, I notice more and more that this place is very much underestimated. Someone generally knows nothing about it and does not even think about to come. Someone (a lot) arrives in 2-3 days to make Thai or Indonesian visa. Really, Penang is an excellent and very convenient place for visa-wound of those long lives in Thailand (Phuket, Samui, Phangan) and those who "Longstreet" to Bali in Indonesia. But other than that, Penang is also very beautiful and interesting place in itself and that is what I want to share. Their posts in instagram I have inspired several people to go and explore the island a little deeper, and now decided to write a full article in the blog. I hope and believe will inspire even more!
A little General information. Penang is a state in North of Malaysia, just 160 kilometres from the border with Thailand. The state consists of the island and the mainland strip of Seberang-Perai. It is now going about the island, what I liked 3 of their arrival.
The size of Penang is about 2.5 times more than Thai of Koh Phangan, just a quarter more of Koh Samui and is about 20 times smaller than the island of Bali. If you look at the map, we can see that Penang is about halfway between the three most numerous Asian Nations — India, China and Indonesia. This arrangement was facilitated by a large influx of people from these countries and resulted Penang has become a beautiful, harmonious and prosperous center of the mixing of cultures and peoples. Here ...
admin 26 July, 2018
minister, the same question as in other topic. Your message can be construed as spam by the forum rules. ...
Anfisa 21 September, 2018
Please tell me it is better to Penang by plane to Langkawi and back and forth? And 2-3 days is enough to see the most interesting places? Thank you. ...
admin 21 September, 2018

It depends on what you what you mean by "Better" ? If faster, then Yes, the plane is faster, but not so much, because the flight need to arrive for check-in , plus the aircraft arrives at the other end of the island, where the Georgetown still have to drive 30-60 minutes. But the ferry arrives right in Georgeton immediately to the hotel on foot can be reached, if well guided. 2-3 days, in principle, the most interesting to watch. Of course not all will see, but if several days to run the attractions. Also because you are tired physically and mentally, everything will be monotonous, so 3 day norm.
But on the other hand, IMHO, the old parts of Georgetown are so cool, it is possible to walk endlessly, always something interesting. I personally just fell in love with Georgetown, so I went back a second time, and still going. ...
Anfisa 22 September, 2018
Thanks for the reply.. I understand.. better.. tell me the ferry tickets booked in advance or on the spot has to buy for Langkawi ferry to Penang? The hotel is better for sure in advance I guess ...
admin September 23, 2018

Better, at least for the day. It is possible to buy over the Internet in place. But the place is inconvenient, you have to spend on taxi to the pier and back, and time to spend. Via the Internet here can try: http://www.busonlineticket.com/booking/jetty-langkawi-to-penang-ferry-terminal-ferry-tickets?refererid=sergey or https://12go.asia/ru?z=5962 ...
Aleksandrr August 16, 2019
Good day. In November we will cruise in Langkawi - Penang - Klang. Should you buy a group tour? What is most interesting and need to uvideti? What popracovat from the local cuisine? And what nicolee popular Souvenirs to buy? Thank you ...
admin August 18, 2019

Hello! Well, you start to read our guide, it's no wonder they tried to write https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/malaysia/penang. And here is clarifying the questions to ask, and that they are too extensive you. ...
lyudochka 21 October, 2019
Good afternoon. For the first time will be on at hotel Jen Penang in Georgetown . Tell me how faster and better to find graffiti? The landmark Komtar tower ...
admin 21 October, 2019

Hello! Graffiti is not in one place, but scattered around the old town. So just go out and walk on foot. Find streets Lebuh Chulia, Lebun Pantai, Lebuh Armenian. And you can find accommodation in hotels and travel agencies are free of the map marked with graffiti. ...