Penang's climate is equatorial, with a very pleasant mix of warm, sunny days and the occasional cooling rain storms. It is widely know as the Pearl of the Orient and is an island that has been attractive to travellers and visitors over the centuries.
Penang has perhaps more on offer per square mile than any other place in the world. For sheer variety of locals, cultures and foods. Penang is hard to beat. Georgetown the capital boasts Southesast Asia's largest collection of intact prewar buildings. Stroll past a century old church, a Chinese temple, an Indian temple and a Muslim mosque all with a short distance of each other. Sample the delicious hawker foods which seem to be available on every corner of the city twenty four hours a day seven days a week. Festivals occur throughout the year and life goes on at a slow pace that most visitors can only envy.
Of course should one wish to leave the city there is always the peace and tranquility of the
beaches and the hills. Many attractions abound outside the city including a Butterfly Farm, a Tropical Spice Garden, Fruit Farm, Penang Hill Railway, Batik Factory and of course the food is an experience in itself.
Enjoy the flavor of the Orient in Penang.
Batu Ferirnghi, situated along the coastal road north-west of Georgetown and lined with a string of international-standard resorts, is the most popular beach in Penang.
Soak in the sun or unwind on the beach while you enjoy a host of aquatic thrills from wind-surfing to canoeing. For a spine-tingling adventure, try para-sailing to enjoy the view of the beach from the sky. Horse riding is available as is jet skiing and the usual beach pursuits for the adults and children.
As the sun sets, Batu Ferringhi comes alive with a carnival-like atmosphere with an open-air bazaar selling anything from ornate curios to enticing souvenir items. Watch local artisans demonstrate the intricate art of craft-making and batik-painting. Dubbed the Ferringhi Walk, the bazaar offers shoppers a host of attractions.
The bazaar is held every evening of the year along the footpath that runs on either side of the main road that winds its way through Batu Ferringhi. Many bargains are to be had for the smart shopper, so make sure that you do bargain the price as that is what you are expected to do. Stalls sell everything from clothes, DVDs CDs, jewelery and other local and imported handicrafts.
Sri Sayang Resort Condominium is located:
Adjacent to the popular Night Market.
Within minutes walk to a large range of restaurants, hawker stalls and the major Batu Ferringhi Resort Hotels
15 minutes drive to the famed Gurney Drive for the best of Penang's Hawker & street specialty centers and markets along the way.
Other attractions include the Butterfly Farm, Botanical Garden, Wat Chayamangkalaran Buddhist Temple with the famed Reclining Buddha, Penang Museum, Fort Cornwallis, Spice Garden to name but a few ...TripAdvisor property ID 2959287...Read more
Left on 08/19/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | donettieReviewed Aug 19, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Stayed in Susie's apartment for 16 days with family the attention to detail to make my holiday great was fantastic right from the bowl of fresh fruit on arrival to checking with us that all was well. The apartment was very well appointed with all you need for an enjoyable time. It was unfortunate that there was a bit of building noise due to other apartments being renovated and also a lot of 'haze' read smoke from fires in the Cameron Highlands which caused a lot of folk to have breathing problems - me included, but a very nice place to have a holiday.
Left on 07/02/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | Hoong LReviewed Jul 2, 2014Stayed Jun 2014
We did not want for anything ; from kitchen utensils , fridge n microwave , toiletries , clean towels , subscription TV / DVD player , some novels , air-cons / ceiling fans , washing machine . Great location , just a short stroll to the beach , premium beach hotels, restaurants n hawker food centre , plus nightly flea market . And above all, a friendly n capable hostess who would go out of her way to ensure that you are settled in from Day 01 !
We are looking forward to a return visit !
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