Regarded as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of the favorite spots for the holiday seekers. An island stretching up to 293 sq. km. is located in the Straits of Malacca and Seberang Perai also known as Province Wellesley. The natural beauty and the rich cultural heritage allures tourists towards it. It has been a tourist attraction for over a century.

The island is dotted with temples which narrates the religious history of the place. The beaches too are very attractive. The present day Penang showcases an amalgamation of old heritage and modern business hub. It is an important industrial area in Malaysia offering the best to the industries per square kilometer than any parts of the world. It is a conglomeration of a bustling port, a heritage city and an industrial base but above all a picturesque place for the tourists from round the world.

The island has many distinct facets which are hard to believe. On one side it has the pristine beaches where people flock in for peace, on the other side it has the most modern sky scrapers climbing the sky of Penang. Also it is an important religious centre too. One can't beat the varsity in terms of culture the island can offer. Also the different types of food is simply incomparable. The dazzling citylights in the night coupled with the romantic peaks of the Penang Hill makes Penang a truly wonderful place to visit.

The places like Chinatown Little India and Malay kampungs within the same periphery shows the varsity of the city. It is probably the only place where you can find a century-old church, a Chinese temple, an Indian temple, and a Muslim mosque all within a five-minute walk from one another.

The economy of the island is dependent heavily upon manufacturing. You can find the plants of the industrial heavyweights like Dell, Intel, AMD, Altera, Motorola, Agilent and many more. tourism too is making its mark very fast.

The Penang island is connected to the mainland by the Penang Bridge, one of the majestic creations in the island. You can enjoy the festivals in Penang throughout the year. offers information about Penang along with other travel tips. For further details keep browsing through Travour.

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