On the northern coast of Penang, Tanjung Bungah is between Georgetown and Batu Feringgi. It only takes a few minutes to reach Georgetown city center by car, so hotels in Tanjong Bungah are an ideal base for anyone who doesn’t mind a short commute to central attractions.
The main attraction is the Floating Mosque, a modern structure built on stilts over the sea. It’s an impressive site that welcomes as many as 1,500 worshippers during Friday evening’s call to prayer.
Another popular attraction is the Toy Museum, with more than 100,000 toys on display. There are few institutions like it anywhere in the world. It’s a worthwhile diversion for anyone with an interest in vintage and grand-scale toys.
The local beaches are gaining popularity, and the best hotels in Tanjong Bungah are on the waterfront. Tourists hoping to spend time on the beach find their niche here in Tanjong Bungah, as swimming isn’t practical at Georgetown’s beaches. Staying in these comfortable hotels also makes it easier to connect back and forth between Georgetown and Batu Feringghi.
A small contingency of Tanjung Bungah’s guests are here for Mount Miriam Hospital. The hospital specializes in cancer treatment, and a few local hotels offer long-stay arrangements designed for friends and family of patients.