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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.

Penang Hill Travel Tips

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.

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Penang Hill Tours for you

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

  • Private Tour: Penang Hill and  Kek Lok Si Temple
    Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple10 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

    Visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and ride the funicular railway up Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera) on thi...

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  • Half-Day George Town History Private Tour
    Half-Day George Town History Private Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Join this half-day tour and explore George Town well-known attractions with our professional English speaking guide. Learn ab...

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  • Save 7% Penang City Tour
    Penang City Tour39 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Penang has perhaps the largest and well preserved colonial-era old town, with excellent examples of Chinese clan houses, colo...

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  • Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour
    Private Penang City Sightseeing Tour3 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    If youd like to experience a bit of everything Penang has to offer, this grand tour of the island is for you! A private guide...

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Facts and Stats for Penang Hill*

  • Pollution Statistics in Penang Hill

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

    • Air Pollution 48.61 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 39.06 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Penang Hill: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.77 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 69.44 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.57 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.56 (Low)
    • Drug offense 36.67 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.56 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 26.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.22 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.67 (Moderate)
  • Living in Penang Hill - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Penang Hill is 141.91 (High)

    • Safety Index 57.08 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.28 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 51.45 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.1 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 43.83 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.73 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 74.77 (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 Penang Hill

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.21 USD

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

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