Penang Travel Guide
Discover the beautiful state of Penang
Best time to visit
Nov - Jan
Ideal for families
Ideal for friends
Information about Penang
Penang in Malaysia is a kaleidoscope of cultural, historic, and everything naturally beautiful. Nicknamed as the Pearl of the Orient, the food capital of Malaysia is not just any other travel destination. It is among the most alluring holiday destinations of Southeast Asia with George Town, the capital city, being the eye candy of many. Owing to its diversified vistas, in 2008, it was termed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will find yourself in a place every nook and cranny of which smells of delicious food and the edges of which are beautified by white sand beaches. Moreover, Penang weather is also ideal for a vacation. You will find Penang decorated with beads of temples, trees, and tapestry. Moreover, walking down the streets of its many cities will take you back in time. From flea markets and alleyways to cuisine, Penang breathes the vibe of everything exotic and narrate stories that are hard to forget.
One of the things that Penang is mostly remembered with is definitely the food. Well-known as the culinary capital of Malaysia, the state is home to heartwarming cuisine and lip-smacking street food. Moreover, to relish the taste of Penang food, you needn’t move far, just hop on the streets and grab a bite of utterly delicious Penang street food. Some of the places to eat in Penang are What The Duck Restaurant, Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul, and Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine. Just head to this part of the country and savor the best of Malaysian cuisine through grabbing a bite of street food. Moreover, there are also many Indian restaurants that one can visit during their visit.
This part of Malaysia mostly enjoys moderate temperatures due to the equatorial climate. However, summers can really spike the temperatures as compared to the inland areas. Penang weather during the months of June to August leads temperature to generally range between 29°C and 35°C (at day time) and 26°C and 29°C (at night). On the other hand, the time between April and May and October and November receive the maximum rainfall. Therefore, it is advisable to plan your visit during the dry season of Penang. However, check for the Penang climate before booking your tour to witness the sunny side of Malaysia.
The official language of Penang is Malay and it is also widely spoken across the country. Additional languages are also common in Penang. Some of the commonly spoken additional languages are English, Mandarin, Hokkien, and Tamil. However, English is a common tourist language and is widely used in order to initiate trade and commerce. In total, around 14 languages are spoken in the capital city.
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