Part of the Penang state in Malaysia is an island off the northwestern coast of Malay Peninsula. Although Penang Island has been widely urbanized, it is still a flourishing tourist destination in Southeast Asia due to its rich history and preserved cultural influences.


A UNESCO World Heritage site George Town, the capital of Penang, is a popular tourist spot with colonial residences, shops and religious edifices.


Other places to visit include the beaches in Batu Ferringhi, Malay villages in Balik Pulau, fishing village in Teluk Bahang and the Floating Mosque in Tanjung Bungah.

  • I spent RM 261.4 about 2,930 Pesos (USD 61). This does not include meal expenses. 

  •  RouteMode* Travel TimeAmount (Ringgit)
      KL Sentral to KLIA2Bus1 Hr11.00
      KL to PenangMalindo Air1 Hr58.75
      Penang Airport to GeorgetownRapid Bus1 Hr2.70
      Love Lane to KomtarRapid Bus5 Minutes1.40
      Komtar to Penang AirportRapid Bus1 Hr2.70
      Penang to KLMalindo Air1 Hr58.75
     KLIA2 to KL SentralBus1 Hr11.00

    * Approximate

    Bus TicketsOn top of that, I also spent RM 15.4 on transportation going around the island.


  •   1 night at Xavier’s Lodge (dorm room)21.70
      2 nights at 56 Red Inn (dorm room)48.00
  •   Two-way train ticket up the hill30.00
  • Food is cheap in Penang. You can have a full Malaysian or Indian meal at 7 to 10 Ringgit. The most expensive food I had was in McDonald’s where I paid RM 14.65 for Big Mac with orange juice and large fries.

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