翻译汉语 翻訳する日本語 Traduci in italiano Traduire en français 한국어로 번역

 Home
 About Us
 Contact Us
 BUY Gift Voucher
 Pulau Perhentian
 Pulau Lang Tengah
 Pulau Redang
 Pulau Tenggol
 Pulau Duyung
 Pulau Gemia
 Pulau Kapas
 Pulau Pemanggil
 Pulau Tioman
 Pulau Rawa
 Pulau Besar Johor
 Pulau Sibu
 Pulau Tinggi
 Pulau Aur
 Pulau Dayang
 Pulau Besar Melaka
 Pulau Pangkor
 Pulau Langkawi
 Pulau Rebak
 Pulau Penang
 Pulau Jerejak
 Pulau Gaya
 Pulau Tiga
 Pulau Lankayan
 Pulau Mataking
 Pulau Pom Pom
 Pulau Sipadan @ Pulau Mabul
 Pulau Sipadan @ Pulau Kapalai
Pulau Mantanani
Pulau Munukan
Pulau Sapi
Pulau Layang Layang
 Pulau Mataking
 Pulau Pom Pom
 Pulau Langkawi
 Pulau Pangkor
 Pulau Penang
 Pulau Mantanani
FAQ
Request for Quotation
Make Payment
Terms & Conditions
 
 
 
Pulau Penang
| Pulau Penang Package | Pulau Penang Hotel | Pulau Penang Destination Guide | Penang Photo Gallery |

Penang Destination Guide

Overview

Penang, often referred to as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in all of Asia. This tropical island lies in the Indian Ocean, just off the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Penang received its name from the Pinang, or Betel Nut tree, once commonly found on the island. Established as the first British trading post in the Far East in 1776, Penang today is a bustling metropolis reflecting a uniquely exotic blend of East and West.

The state of Penang consists of the island of Penang and a strip of land on the mainland known as Seberang Prai.

On Penang Island sits the capital, Georgetown, a city steeped in history and tradition yet sparkling with progress and modern development. Certain sections of Penang present a quaint picture from the past where narrow side streets, trishaws, temples and traders plying their goods, seem to belong to a forgotten era. Penang is a shopper's paradise for goods old and new, at bargain prices.

The island also boasts some of the best food in the region, ranging from fabulous Chinese, Malay and Nyonya cuisines to foodstall favourites like nasi kandar, char kway teow and penang laksa, all of which are cooked in a uniquely 'Penang' way.

Attractions
Fort Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis, named after the Governor-General in Bengal in the late 1700s, Charles Cornwallis, is one of the most interesting historical landmarks in Georgetown. It is located close to the Esplanade, next to the Victoria Memorial Clock.


Penang Museum & Art Gallery
Walk into the compound of the Penang State Museum, and you will first be greeted by a regal bronze statue of Captain Francis Light, the founder of the Penang Straits Settlement, gazing down upon you.


Khoo Kongsi
When the first immigrants from the Hokkien province of China arrived in Penang, one of the first things they set out to do was build one of the most magnificent clan houses in Penang. Work began on the clan house in the 1890's which resulted in what was said to be a palace which rivalled that of the Emperor of China. As the story goes, this extravagance incurred the wrath of the Gods and on the first night of the clan house's completion, an unexplainable fire broke out and burnt the house down! It wasn't until 1902 that the current clan house began construction.


Batu Feringgi
Batu Feringgi, situated along the coastal road north-west of Georgetown and lined with a string of international-standard resorts, is the most popular beach in Penang.


Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Built in the 1880s, this famous indigo-blue Chinese Courtyard House in Georgetown was the residence of Cheong Fatt Tze, a prominent Chinese figure in the newly established Penang Straits Settlement during the 19th century. The mansion was built by master craftsmen brought in especially from China, who used their skills to fashion the mansion with 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases and 220 windows.


Kapitan Keling Mosque
The Kapitan Keling Mosque was first erected by the troops of the East India Company who were some of Penang's first Muslim settlers, in the late 1700s. Several years later, the growing Indian Muslim community required a more permanent mosque. In 1801, the community, led by their leader, Cauder Mydin Merican or also referred to as 'Kapitan Keling', was granted with an 18-acre lot. Made of brick, the original mosque was a single-storey structure, but over the years, the mosque has seen plenty of renovation works.


Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple)
The Kuan Yin Temple was built in the 1800s by early Chinese settlers of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities. The temple was originally named Kong Hock Keong temple (Cantonese-Hokkien Temple) and was once used not only for religious but also for social functions within the Chinese community. However, the temple lost some of its importance when the current Chinese Town Hall was constructed in the 1880s.


Sri Mariamman Temple
In the heart of Little India in Georgetown, on the corner of Lebuh Chulia and Lebuh Queen, lies the Sri Mariamman Temple. Sri Mariamman is the oldest and, arguably, most famous Hindu temple in Malaysia. Decorated in the colourful and distinct style of South Indian architecture, the temple is adorned with nearly 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods, Goddesses and sacred animals. Many of the statuettes are mounted on the impressive facade of the temple which rises over 23 feet high.

Courtesy of:

| Pulau Penang Package | Pulau Penang Hotel | Pulau Penang Destination Guide | Penang Photo Gallery |
Facebook Find us on Facebook
PulauPulau
.com and the entire contents of pulaupulau.com © Sedunia Travel Services Sdn Bhd
Other product, company names and logos mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.