About Pulau Pinang


Let's have a look around into background of Pulau Pinang
  • County: Independent State
  • Capital: George Town
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Latitude: 5.41666666667
  • Longitude: 100.316666667
  • Time zone: Malaysia Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +8 hours

Weather in Pulau Pinang

  • Climate:  Tropical Rainforest Climate 
  • Best Time to Visit: November to January

Location

The name of Penang comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means 'the island of the areca nut palm'. Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. It has two parts: Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town, is located, and Seberang Perai (formerly Province Wellesley) on the Malay Peninsula, with a population of about 1,719,300 (2016 Census). 
 

Distance from Pulau Pinang center to Airport

The closest major airport to Penang is Penang International Airport (PEN / WMKP). This airport is in Bayan Lepas, Malaysia.

  • Driving Distance: 11 miles / 18 km
  • Driving Time: 19 Minutes
  • Languages: Malay followed by English and Chinese.
     

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Penang International Airport (PEN / WMKP)
  • Rail: Malayan Railway
  • Road: Bus:  Rapid Penang and express buses.
     

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars: 

Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

  • For Hotels:

Room Service: RM 2 - RM 10
Housekeeper: RM 2 - RM 10
Concierge: Between RM 20 - RM 30

  • Valet Parking: 

Parking or Returning Car: RM 2 - RM 10
 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Ayer,
  • ItamTanjong Tokong,
  • Perai

Emergency Contact Numbers in Pulau Pinang city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 994/112/999
Railroad: +60 4-261 0290 (Railway Station)
Airport:  +60 4-252 0252 (Penang International Airport )
Hospital: +60 4-222 5333(Penang General Hospital)
 

Events

  • Bon Odori Festival
  • Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
  • Nine Emperor God Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Penang Hill
  • Kek Lok Si
  • Khoo Kongsi
     

Theatre & Concerts

  • TGV IMAX Gurney Paragon Mall (George Town)
  • Timeless Penang Carnival (George Town)
  • Teochew Puppet and Opera House
     

Visit Top Restaurants in Pulau Pinang

  • Kebaya
  • Indigo Restaurant at The Blue Mansion
  • 1885
     

Top Shopping Centers in Pulau Pinang

Vision First Optic 
Batu Ferringhi Night Market (Batu Ferringhi)
Straits Quay

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Penang 3D Trick Art Museum
  • Penang National Park
  • Sun Yat-sen Museum Penang

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding – Thirty Two at the Mansion
  • Peking Duck – Chin's Stylish Chinese Cuisine
  • Mushroom Soup – The O'lives Restaurant
     

Sports Club

  • Penang Polo Club – Polo
  • Chinese Swimming Club – Swimming
  • Penang Squash Centre – Squash
     

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: RM 15.00
  • Taxi: RM 12.00 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): RM 2,441.67    
  • Cheap meal: RM 11.00    
  • Gasoline: RM 1.92 / litre
  • 3 course meal: RM 65.00
     

Information about Sapporo

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Ebetsu,
  • Ishikari,
  • Tobetsu

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Sapporo Okadama Airport
  • Rail: Sapporo Station 
  • Buses: Chuo Bus Sapporo Terminal
  • Taxis: Taxi Kochi

Airport

Sapporo Okadama Airport is located in Okadama-ch?, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 7 Kms north of the Sapporo city center

  • Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
  • Driving Time: 31 minutes
  • Languages: Japanese

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Don’t tip

For Hotels:

  • Don’t tip 

For Taxi Driver:

  • Don’t tip
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