Formerly known as the Pearl of the Orient due to many spices, materials and tin trade, Penang Island is now a sort of Riviera Malaysian.
In Penang, you will find mix of luxurious hotels and the idyllic beaches, water sports and dragon boat racing competitions, old colonial mansions and the botanical gardens, antique shops, a night market and small stalls of the pre-war period. The capital, Georgetown, is the result of a special mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culture. Through the visit of the Buddhist, Hindu temples, old mosques or ancestral houses of Chinese clans, you will relive more than 200 years of history.
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