Penang Hill Tourism

The bustling island port of Penang has a rich history and diverse culture that attracts hundreds upon hundreds of visitors each year. Known for its festivals and busy market hubs, Penang provides a getaway experience like no other. You will love everything about the island port of Penang. Plan your trip to Penang and you will know why it is one of the best places in Malaysia.

Old George Town is the capital of Penang Islands and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage for the preservation of its marvelous structures and unbelievable heritage. The temples and the religious places display the reminiscences of Chinese-Malaysian-Hinduism and Buddhist culture. Penang itineraries are loaded with the centers for culture and religion and you will experience a Nirvana in the air of Penang.

Another unmissable fact your Penang itinerary planner will amaze you with is the versatility of the attractions in the island. Enter here for exotic natural parks and resorts, wide soothing beaches, shopping malls and food platter served like none other.

Essential travel information and Penang Hill tips for your visit

  • If you hiring a taxi, make sure the meters are working or negotiate the prices before you get in.
  • The religious places demand the well deserved peace, also make sure you leave your footwear aside before entering any religious places.
  • Avoid renting a drive-yourself car because the traffic is chaotic.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Penang Hill

  • Know the pollution level of Penang Hill before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 61.11 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.89 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.47 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Penang Hill for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Penang Hill.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.21 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.96 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.77 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 68.75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.23 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 49.47 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 29.69 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35.94 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.71 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.04 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Penang Hill is 143.83 (High)

    • Safety Index 58.03 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.89 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 43.23 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.86 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.09 (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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Penang Hill

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.11 USD

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