Tourist Attraction


There are many fascinating tours, available through the year, which are offered by local tour companies using modern, air-conditioned coaches.

Hawker Fare

No visit to Penang is complete without sampling the delights of local "Hawkers" stalls which take their name from the food carts which were once peddled around the island by hawkers. Today, most of the stalls are stationary and are found in the many Hawker centres which have become a feature of Malaysia. Some of the best hawker stalls in the country are found in Penang and offer a variety of local dishes.


Penang is often described as an emporium of the East. Indeed, it is a shoppers' paradise offering both exotic treasures of the Orient and attractively priced luxuries of the West. There is a wide variety of handicrafts available and visitors will enjoy haggling with stallholders to get the best price. Most shops are open seven days a week from 10.00am until at least 9.00pm

Pasar Malam (The Night Market)

At nightime, some of the roads are closed to allow makeshift stalls to be set up, turning busy streets into a bustling bazaar. The market usually changes its location every two weeks, so please chack with the Concierge as to where you will find it. The market is well worth a visit as it is a very colourfull and noisy event. Hawkers and stallholders sell everything from household goods and clothes to local rattan products and batik. It usually lasts from 7.00pm to 11.00pm