Penang or Pulau Pinang is a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of the country, by the Strait of Malacca. It is the second smallest state in Malaysia, while being the eighth most popular one. Penang has derived its name from the Malay word 'Pinang', which means 'betel nut'. In fact, the name Pulau Pinang, if translated directly from Malay, means 'Betel Nut Island'. The original name of the place was 'Pulau Ka Satu' or 'First Island'. In this article, we will help you explore the major attractions in Pennag.
Kek Lok Si - Temple Of Supreme Bliss
This is a rambling hillside structure, which is also is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. There is a mini-funicular train that connects it to the summit of the hill.
Penang Botanical Garden
The Penang Botanical Garden is often referred to as the 'Waterfall Garden' by the locals, because of a small waterfall located within.
This is one of the longest bridges in the world, stretching over 8.4 kilometers above water. The bridge connects Penang to the mainland and offers a great view of the city.
This temple is situated in the small town of Bayan Lepas, on the edge of a highway. It was built in 1850, in the memory of the renowned Chinese monk Chor Soo Kong.
Tropical Spice Garden
This is an 8-acre valley, showcasing a landscaped garden that consists of a collection of tropical plants from all over the world. The garden has over 100 varieties of tropical spice and herb plants, apart from other exotic flora.
This is a brick and mortar fort, which was first built using Bakau wood in 1786, by the British. It is located by the sea at the Esplanade and contains a small lighthouse, a chapel and a gunpowder bunker within the walls.