From the colonial charm of George Town to perfect white sandy beaches, discover captivating Penang with tailor-made luxury holiday from Lightfoot Travel.
Penang is like a delectable menu that seems to hold infinite amount delicious options, ready to order. Tropical beach enclave, charming colonial outpost, foodie heaven – prepare yourself for a holiday bubbling with attractions of all kinds.
Penang was founded as a seaport and used as a trading centre by the East India Company, before becoming a centre of commerce, entrepreneurship and piracy! To the present day, it has retained the multicultural cross-roads feel it’s always had.
Eating out – from street food to fancy restaurants – is reason alone to visit Penang. Malaysian, Chinese, Indian cuisine is found in endless varieties, but this spice capital holds so many surprises. Trust us when we say – this is one of the best places to eat in Asia!
Make sure to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. The narrow streets, lined with colonial buildings and remnants of a thriving past, have barely changed in a century. Churches, museums, galleries and other buildings of significance are located here and you may easily get lost uncovering George Town’s fascinating history.
Penang Hill rewards trekkers with breathtaking views over George Town. We highly recommend a detour of the luscious Botanic Gardens, as well as the spice gardens, butterfly farms and tropical fruit orchards.
Let us not forget that being Malaysia, golden sandy beaches ring the island and glorious weather means relaxing in the sun is always an option. As always,
Lightfoot Travel’s highly experienced specialists prepare ultra luxury bespoke holidays to Penang and offer impartial advice on the best places to stay.