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Malaysia - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Penang

Penang, often referred to as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the most picturesque and romantic islands in all of Asia. Justly renowned for its fine beaches Penang is also known for its colonial heritage as well as ancient temples. Established as the first British trading post in the Far East in 1776, Penang today is a bustling metropolis reflecting a unique exotic blend of East and West. This tropical island, linked to the mainland by one of Asia’s longest bridges, lies in the Indian Ocean, just off the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Penang received its name from the Pinang, or Betel Nut tree, once commonly found on the island. The island also boasts some of the best food in the region, ranging from fabulous Chinese, Malay and Nyonya cuisines to food stall favourites like nasi kandar, char kway teow and penang laksa, all of which are cooked with a uniquely 'Penang' style. The island was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in mid 2008.

Penang Hotels

$$$$ The E&O Penang

Character Boutique, Historic Hotel

This “Grand Dame” hotel is located directly in the heart of bustling Penang and from its foundation by the Sarkies brothers in 1885 has been the hotel of choice for colonial administrators, planters...

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$$ The Blue Mansion Penang

Character Boutique

  After almost a century of neglect this unique mansion, built by a famous Chinese merchant - Cheong Fatt Tze, also known as China’s last mandarin and first capitalist, has been lovingly restored to...

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$$ Hotel Penaga Penang

Character Boutique

 This fabulous new little hotel is located in the heart of historic Georgetown, is close to Chew Thean Yeang, Fort Cornwallis and New World Park. Also nearby is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Prangin...

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$$$ Lone Pine Penang

Character Boutique

This small boutique hotel has just re opened at the end of 2010 after an extensive refurbishment of all rooms, public areas and the pool. It is now even better than before and represents the best...

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