Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
This is the first time you are going to Penang and you are looking for the cheapest and quickest way to get there? This are few options for you…
1- The cheapest and often quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Penang is by taking the bus. Busses depart at the main terminal in Kuala Lumpur, TBS station, (Bandar tasik selatan) The trip by bus usually takes around 5,5 hours.
TBS bus station online booking: https://eticketing.tbsbts.com.my/ctsonline/Account/LogOn
2- Much quicker and easiest way to get there is to rent a car, you will be able to discover the country side of Malaysia and get a chance to stop when ever you wish and taste delicious food on the way.
Where to stay in Penang?
1- One of the Best option is to use AIRBNB
For your stay in Penang, especially if you are a foreigner that will allowed you to stay with locals and learn about their culture. On the top of that we will offer you a massive discount on your stay so do not miss it. Click HERE
2- Book your hotel or guest house on:
3- Stay for free using Couchsurfing platform
What to see in Penang?
1- Penang Hill
Effective from 1st April 2019,
Daily train operating hour – 6.30am – 11.00pm (Last train from top station)
Daily ticketing counter operating hour – 6.30am – 9.45pm
- The management reserves the rights to revise the schedule without prior notice
- Sunrise & Sunset rates: 6.30am – 8.00am and 7.30pm – 9.45pm (MyKad and MyKid holders only)
- Sunrise & Sunset rates or any other promotional tickets are for Walk-In ONLY. Kindly proceed to the ticketing counters at Lower Station to purchase the ticket. These special rates cannot be combined with other promotion. PHC reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without prior notice.
- Sunrise & Sunset rates are only applicable to Malaysia citizen (MyKad and MyKid holders only). (Click here to view the calendar of Sunrise & Sunset rates)
- Sunrise & Sunset rates, compartment booking and train chartering are not available during public holidays, festive seasons, school holidays and peak seasons.
- Prices are subject to changes without prior notice.
2- Upside down Museum
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3- Take a walk along Penang’s Harmony Street
Penang’s Street of Harmony is found along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and is by far one of the places which best reflect the multi-cultural uniqueness of Malaysia as a country. The street is filled with multiple places of worship catering to different faiths and it’s not uncommon to see devotees pouring in and out on a weekend or religious holiday. Some of the buildings include the Masjid Kapitan Keling (duh!), Kuan Yin Temple, St. George’s Church, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple and many more. The famous Khoo Kongsi building is also located here.
4- The Street Murals of Penang
Street Art Penang is made because of the lack of interactive maps for tourist in Penang. Most maps hotels in penang provide do not list the exact location of all the street art. Especially they do not list all the street art. The map provided on this website lists all the street art in Penang and provides users with easy to use routes they can follow to see the most of Georgetown. In this manner, allocating street art becomes a fun and easy task, during your stay in Penang.
Georgetown belongs to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as of 2008. Penang and Georgetown especially is famous for its food, famous street art and beautiful nature. In Penang you can also visit the National Park, UNESCO smallest protected national park. Georgetown has an rich culture and many old buildings, making the city in combination with the street art an living museum. This is why Georgetown attracts much tourism and many. A part of the Street Art, are the iron sculptures. The sculptures tell the story of Georgetown, making it an interesting day trip to visit all the art and sculptures. Since the many tourism, The tourism bureau, has provided Penang with many hotels, bars and restaurants making the city fun during day time and night time. Visiting Georgetown is really a recommendation. Go explore the Street art, the food, the bars and especially Penang’s nice beaches. Also, a very nice thing to visit is the glass bridge on the top of the KOMTAR tower. You can get a very nice panoramic view from here and see a big part of the island and the mainland. If you want to go to some bars at night, at Chulia Street there are many bars to visit and get a drink.
If you want to visit Georgetown, you could take the plane and land on the island. From here it is 30 minutes by taxi, or you could take the bus, but note, the busses in Penang do not have any change. So make sure you get around 2,70 RM per ticket ready before getting on the bus. Another option is to take a grab or uber, a much cheaper alternative compared to a taxi. It will cost you around 20 RM from the airport to Georgetown. The price can differ depending on how busy the traffic and how high the demand is.
5- Penang Bird Park for a fun-filled time
Penang Bird Park is the first and largest bird park in Malaysia. Established in 1988, the RM1.2 million complex is home to over 300 species of birds (150 of which are of local origin) ranging from kingfishers and tiny exotic sunbirds to vulturine guineafowl and huge, gigantic eight ft-tall ostriches.
Located in Seberang Jaya, within the beautifully- landscaped, five-acre Penang Bird Park are two walk-in aviaries and two geodesic-domed enclosures, resembling the birds’ natural habitat. This allows for free roaming pelicans, flamingos, swans, storks mandarin ducks and other kinds of birds.