when all the large shopping malls, including the large new glitzy ones can begin to put toilet paper in the toilets the comfort of all tourists would increase dramatically.
Thus, I would not recommend Malaysia in general to people with young children when toilet cubicles in shopping centres and large eateries are awash in 12mm of water unless you plan to spend all your time in 5* hotel environment.
It's an old town they use as a tourist trap. Shops touting junk everywhere, and the heat is breathtaking.
A man in our hotel went to hospital for heat stroke and breathing trouble. During the day when we were on rooftop we could see the mountain but it was in a white haze, and the burning season in Indonesia had not even started. Shortly after we arrived, my own wheezing began and had to see a dr twice. It rained and that turned the town into a steamy jungle. The taxi drivers are the WORST. Never use a meter and rip you off on prices. The Rapid bus is a joke, should be called the Snail bus. Food wasn't any different from Kuala Lumpur, everything is fat fried, good to clog your arteries. I wish they had a rapid transit train like KL, but you either rent a bike, or walk, or get gouged by taxi. Everyone bragged on how great this place was, but in the end it was a burned out tourist trap just ripping you off from breakfast to bed. Nothing for kids to do, so they get grumpy and tag along with parents. It was nice that you could walk, but sidewalks are crammed with beggars and parked motorbikes, so you end up on street with crazy drivers. The roads are black macadam, not concrete so they absorb heat and it makes the heat index about 10 degrees higher than ambient temp. This place is "ok" for backpackers who want to drink a lot, but unless you are into seeing a few old buildings, its Uneventful. I was glad to leave.
The shopping mall is very big. Plenty of entertainments because there are many shops, cafes and restaurants etc are available.
No problem with parking lots as well. However, they need to improve their toilets. Some flushes are not functioning and it is causing unpleasant smell. Especially during weekend or public holidays, the toilets are dirty and smelly.
Well managed by state goverment compare the rest of the state from Malaysia. Believe that tourism & import export business bring great income to the resident.
Proud to know to speck local dialect Hockkien. Most of the kopitiam or food stall still handled by local business owner, can trully taste the local food experience. Historical building for photographer lover, sun & beaches for seaside lover like me!!! PENANG, you always the best of bestsss.
1.Penang actually is a nice place to visit, if you visit downtown area possible you find more food places, however if you like sun and beaches, you may stay around that area to enjoy.
2.Penang the temperature is too hot so need drink more water. 3.For family travel with young children better provide own transport because it quite difficult to handle especially when you take bus.
nice to visit penang and everything is cheap except there is a need to bargain the price with taxi driver
A good place to visit, a lot of nice foods. George town is a place that can explore the traditional culture and history.
Penang is always a great place to visit & my favourite is Feringghi Beach & hawker stalls on Gurney Road.
There are many other attractions too like Bukit Bendera, famous temples, little coffee shops & bazaar
Lovely city , better than Kuala Lumpur the capital of Malaysia, there are musimums. , cultural , wild life of animals , mountains , beaches ,
Places to visit - the sleeping buddha in pulau tikus, Penang hill,Kek Lo Se Temple in Air Hitim. Snake Temple in Bayar Lepas
Penang is good for business travellers and medication , there is no fun place for travellers travel with young childrens , the traffic at certain time and road very poor , the peoples in Penang is not welcome the visitors , my friends from Jakarta did mention peoples in Penang not friendly.
Nice location for family or couples to explore. Nice food is everywhere and have alot of artwork can be found in the street.
Have alot of local food or nice cafe all around the town.
Penang is a good place for eat and sightseeing. But most of the historical place is under maintenance.
Top notch for wall street art attraction. A must visit through Penang bridge. Somne local attractions such as 3D muzium.
Good food. Clean streets. Nice beach. Places of interest are well organized and maintained by ppl running it.
Penang has a great sightseeing and nature. the most interesting idea about penang is Food and restaurants.
Good place for short holiday, though is a bit crowded as it was a long weekend and public holidays The hawker food has many places to offer
a nice place to visit if u are in malaysia. it has and aipoirt where u can fly in from kuala lumpur or singapore.
lost of atractions here, mostly related to history and rich in culture . lots of local food to be enjoyed
a nice part of malaysia , richin history , spend ur time walking in thge city tahts the best to discover the city.
lots of street food( clean) lots of photo opportunities , city is a few hundred years old and lots of foreign influence in architecture
The community people are very friendly, very safe travelling at night, not to worry about the food, as there are plenty of local good food available till the nights, hop in city tour bus available, all the road signs are well plan.
don't missed the fruit of the jungle whereby it was told the BEST in MALAYSIA, (must try before leaving, also depends on this fruit season).
The food is marvellous, enjoy shopping, relax at beach & nice sight seeing. Bukit Bendera is enjoy & fund but the "Q" system has to be improved (quota for fast lane & normal Q) Vehicles to jetty "Q" has to be improved better - 2 lanes is needed to jetty to avoid any incident especially tourist outside Penang.
Great food. Need massive improvement on traffic jams. Need massive improvement on the way how people sent into train at Penang Hill.
I waited 3 hours just to get into the train. We have to stand 3 hours and we have 2 years old child. There were people with babies. Seriously pity them. It is super easy. Just assign us numbers. Send us batch by batch into the platform. Not sure why it is so difficult. We do not need to stand for hours. Really a stupid system. I saw some with babies even decided to leave because they cannot stand the crowd. Food at Penang Hill is good but extremely limited. Need more stalls. Some even run out of rice on the 21-Dec-15. Horrible experience for me and family. Please maintain river's cleanliness.
A fascinating cultural experience with lots of history to explore. Georgetown offers some great photographic opportunities.
It is a historical place to visit. There are a lot of delicous food. It has some beaches, so basically weather is warm.
Would make a good get away trip for families with kids, fun for all the ages with good food and entertainment.
Street food is great. Many types of street food are easily available. Avoid places where tourists congregate like Gurney Drive food centre.
Great place to spend with families and friends. Got a lot of foods and place to visit. Penang divided into 2, the mainland and the Island.
The hotel is much more cheaper on the mainland. Penang Island got a lot of traffic lights so sometimes it takes 20 minutes just to get somewhere that only 5km away.
Must visit places including Kek Lok Si, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Blue Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Penang is a well-organised state as compared to other states in Malaysia. There is good food everywhere.
Public infrastructure and facilities are sufficient. It is hot all year long. Known for beaches and some retreat destinations. The locals are good at what they do except for the driving. It can get very crowded during holiday season.