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Is Penang worth visiting? Here are 10 reasons we say YES!

In a part of the world filled with world-class cities, sights and destinations, it takes something special to stand out from the crowd in Southeast Asia and earn a place on your travel itinerary. So where should Penang sit on your list? Is Penang worth visiting and what should you see and do when you’re …

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Can you drink the water in Penang? We share our drinking water safety tips

Alongside the impact of air travel on climate change, the biggest environmental concern most travellers have relates to plastic waste. When you arrive in a new country, one of the most pressing questions you’ll encounter is; am I safe to drink the tap water in Penang? For convenience, cost, and the environment, tap water is …

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Plugs on Penang: what plug sockets are used in Malaysia?

Be prepared for you Penang trip by making sure you know the correct Malaysia plug type and have your travel adaptors and/or extensions packed. Even the most minimalist traveller to Penang will be packing an electrical device, and on the other end of the scale, worldschooling families are likely to be travelling with a myriad …

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Penang travel FAQs: everything you need to know for a smooth visit

Penang is an intoxicating fusion of cultures and alongside its deep-rooted history, this tropical island is being catapulted into the modern world. It’s vibrant, chaotic, and very hot and humid. For those travellers visiting Southeast Asia for the first time, the differing sites, sounds and smells hit immediately and may be unsettling initially. However, any …

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Is there Grab in Penang? A complete guide to using Grab in 2024

Taxi services in Penang have undergone something of a revolution in the past few years, with a company called Grab very much at the forefront. E-hailing apps are commonplace across the globe and offer the traveller numerous advantages, including set fares, driver tracking, destination point on Google Maps, and the option to pay using credit …

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How to get to Penang: your ultimate 2024 guide

The island of Penang lies a couple of kilometres off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia and, dating back to its days as a key trading port, has always been well-served by domestic and international transport options. Nowadays, whether you’re flying in for a visit, passing through as part of an overlanding adventure, or just …

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Penang rainy season: is it a good time to visit?

Being a tropical island, it shouldn’t surprise you that Penang a receives considerable amount of rain. Those lush rainforests obviously need plentiful rain to grow. But when exactly is the Penang rainy season, and is it a good time to visit, or should it be avoided? Read on for everything you need to know about …

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Emergency numbers and contacts in Penang

If you need an ambulance or the police in Penang, tourists can dial 999 (or 112 from mobile phones) for Malaysian General Emergency Services. For other, less urgent numbers, please read on and have your notebook handy. It’s worthwhile being prepared for your visit to Penang in case of an emergency. No one plans for …

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