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Penang Cheap Deals (Flight + Hotel): Flight from CNY 1,155

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Penang

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Penang Island is located in the northwest coast of Malaysia. The region is blessed with a multicultural history that’s led to a fascinating fusion of East and West. This tropical destination offers amazing palm-fringed beaches, fishing villages and an exotic mountainous jungle.

 

Our travel on a budget will help you to plan your trip and provide you some useful tips to get the best out of your time in Penang.

1)    Getting There

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FLIGHT

The Penang International Airport located receives direct flights from major capitals in the region. Malaysian Airlines (MAS) operates more than 20 flights daily and airlines such as Air Asia and Firefly also offer flights at competitive rates to and from this island.

From the airport, you can either take taxis or buses to reach any point on the island.

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TRAIN

KTMB offers a daily route to Butterworth from Kuala Lumpur, taking approximately 6 hours. 

 

2)    Where to Stay

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Here are some options we think you might like:

Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel Penang

Ctrip deal: CNY 47

Located in Georgetown, Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay and each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities, including games room, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest.

 

Betel Nut Lodge

Ctrip deal: CNY 204

Betel Nut Lodge is a refurbished 19th-century heritage building located in the UNESCO World heritage site of George Town. Rooms offer air conditioning, a fan, flat-screen cable TV, laptop safe and telephone as well as free WiFi access. Guests can get assistance with laundry, ironing and luggage storage services. Shuttle and bicycle rental services are also provided.

 

Vouk Hotel Suites, Penang

Ctrip deal: CNY 307

Vouk Hotel Suites offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Relax from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including fitness center.

 

3)    Where to Eat on a Budget

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Penang is commonly known as the street food capital of Asia and if you are looking for good food, Georgetown is certainly the best place with for their humble road-side eateries and stalls.

New Lane Hawker Center 

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Every day after 16:00, Georgetown’s Lorong Baru closes down to traffic, and hawkers take place with their delicious specialties such as char kway teow (flat rice noodles with cockles, prawns, chilli and bean sprouts) and chee cheong fun (rice noodle rolls). 

Gurney Drive Hawker Center 

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This place is home to the biggest variety of street food in Penang. Discover an iconic place in Malaysia to try the best local cuisine. We recommend you the barbecue roasting station (particularly the beef meatballs). This is a must for any food lover!

 

Long Beach Food Court 

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Popular with travelers, at this food court you will find the best wontons and noodles you will ever taste in Malaysia.   Malay fried rice and spicy curry chee cheong fun should not be missed.

4)    Transportation

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Whether you just need to get across the island or want to reach the mainland, Penang transportation options include buses and taxis. Publics buses are the most affordable way to get around and fares generally cost 4 RM or less. Even though taxis are supposed to use regulated meters to charge you for trips, before you get in, tell the driver where you want to go and he’ll quote you a price.


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