Butterworth Tourism

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RMAF Butterworth (Malay: TUDM Butterworth, formerly the RAF Butterworth and RAAF Butterworth) (IATA: BWH, ICAO: WMKB) is an Air Force Station of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) situated 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km; 5.2 mi) from Butterworth in the state of Penang, directly opposite the island itself. It is currently the headquarters of the Five Power Defence Arrangements Integrated Area Defence System for Malaysia and Singapore, which is commanded by an Australian Air Vice Marshal.

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Planning a vacation to Butterworth in Malaysia? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. When planning a trip to Butterworth, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Taiping. Add Taiping to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Also, to reach Butterworth, you'll have to take a flight to Taiping; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Butterworth.

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Facts and Stats for Butterworth*

  • Pollution Statistics in Butterworth

    Know the pollution level of Butterworth before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.92 (Moderate)
  • Butterworth: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Butterworth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Butterworth.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.22 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.12 (High)
    • Car Stealing 38.75 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.93 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.8 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.27 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.41 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.27 (Moderate)
  • Living in Butterworth - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Butterworth is 140.23 (High)

    • Safety Index 55 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 55.12 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.63 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.07 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.74 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 74.64 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Butterworth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Butterworth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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