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Introduction

Approximately 112km south of Langkawi, lies the island of PENANG the 'Pearl of the Orient'. When first discovered by Captain Francis Light in 1786, the island was filled with lush tropical vegetation. The betel nut palm was a common sight all over the island - a fact which gave rise to the name of Pulau Pinang (Island of the Betel Nut). Penang has come a long way from its early beginnings as the first British trading post in the Far East. Its capital Georgetown is a bustling metropolitan city with a unique blend of East and West.

By contrast, the famous beaches of Penang - Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang offer all the scenic delights of tropical island paradise - stretches of golden sandy beaches, clear blue seas and tiny secluded coves enclosed by clusters of rocks. Penang is a resort island in full bloom with numerous hotels of international standard fronting the sea along the beaches on its northern coastlines. The range of facilities and amenities available here makes it an ideal playground for worshippers of the sun and the sea.

But there is another side of Penang that still remains to be discovered. Along the northwestern coastline are some of the fine beaches on the island. Imagine a sparkling sea, powdery white sand, sunlight filtering through coconut groves - the scene of perfect tranquillity. These beaches remain as Penang's best kept secrets because they are relatively inaccessible except by hiking through jungle trails. The rewards would make the effort really worthwhile.
PENANG
Introduction
Location Map
Getting There
Moving Around
Major City Distance
Accommodation
 
Islands & Beaches
Penang's Famed Beaches
Aman Island
Jerejak Island
Places of Interest
Batu Ferringhi's Sidewalk Bazaar
Bird Park
Botanic Gardens
Bukit Jambul Orchid and Hibiscus Garden
Butterfly Farm
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
City Hall Esplanade
Clock Tower
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Fort Cornwallis
Gurney Drive
Kapitan Kling Mosque
Kek Lok Si Temple
Khoo Kongsi
Komtar
Kuan Yin Temple
Penang Bridge
Penang Museum
P. Ramlee's House
Snake Temple
St George's Church
Tropical Fruit Farm
Wat Chayamangkalaram
Hills/Forest Parks
Teluk Bahang Recreational Forest
Penang Hill
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