Penang is a state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. Penang is often known as "The Pearl of The Orient". Offering the best of Asia, Penang's sights and sounds reflect the colorful heritage of many races. Be it lush tropical gardens or ornately designed temples and unique heritage buildings, Penang will give you a glimpse into a world where nature, tradition and history blend into a rich cultural tapestry.
Georgetown, named by the British after King George III, is Penang's capital city. It is an interesting and bustling city with modern high rise buildings, cathedrals, mosques, government offices, temples, bazaars, shops and cafes. Georgetown was listed as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site on July 7, 2008. Other Penang attractions are Penang Hill, Batu Feringghi, Kek Lok Si Temple, Reclining Buddha, National Park, Toy Museum, Tropical Spice Garden, Snake Temple and Butterfly Farm.