Penang, Malaysia

Cities & Districts


Penang Island

Georgetown is the capital of Penang and declared a
UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is a favorite spot for tourists with many attractive pre-Second World War buildings including houses and shophouses. Besides, there are the 19th century churches, temples, mosques and many British colonial-era buildings.

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Georgetown, Penang


Batu Ferringhi
Situated on the northern coast of Penang Island and a favourite with both
locals and tourists with its white sandy beaches, luxurious hotels and restaurants.

Bayan Lepas
Georgetown's satellite town and Penang's main electronic manufacturing hub, located nearby is Penang International Airport.

Balik Pulau
Literally meaning 'Back of the Island' in Malay, this is a small town nestled among Malay villages and fruit orchards of various types including durian.

Teluk Bahang
Quiet fishing village on the northwestern corner of Penang Island, location of the Teluk Bahang Dam and the entry point to the Penang National Park.

Tanjung Bungah
Situated between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi, used to be a fishing village but now a resort area with large hotels built along the beach. 

Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Batu Ferringhi

Mainland (Seberang Prai)

Located directly across the Straits of Melaka from Georgetown and the main gateway to Penang with a train and major bus terminal here.

Bukit Mertajam
Located a short distance from Butterworth, commonly known as 'BM' by the locals and is the capital of the Seberang Perai Tengah district.

Bandar Perda
Located about 20 minutes from Butterworth and 15 minutes from Penang Bridge, Bandar Perda is relatively a new and developing township.

Nibong Tebal
Nibong Tebal is the capital of Seberang Perai Selatan district and famous for Chinese restaurants specializing in traditional Teochew cuisine.

Simpang Ampat
A small town in Seberang Prai, made famous for its Chinese seafood restaurants concentrated at Bukit Tambun and Batu Kawan.

Seberang Jaya
Situated beside the North-South Highway and nearby the entrance to Penang Bridge, the Megamall Pinang and Sunway Carnival Mall is located here.

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