Exploring Penang

Enchanting Penang reveals its wonders

Pulau Penang, the "Island of the Betelnut Tree", has long been an inviting destination for traders and travellers. The resort is also less than an hour away from George Town, the oldest colonial city in the country.

Penang was founded by British t today raders in 1786 and had a century-long history of trade with China, India, the Middle East and Europe. This historical spice trading port offers the curious explorer a wealth of fascinating sights that reflect its diverse heritage up until. With the largest number of pre-World War II buildings in South-East Asia and its charming colonial architecture, the city was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

Read more destination information from Inner Circle.

Discover the hotel staff's best recommendations, such as "Top 5 Things to do in Penang", by visiting Eat.Play.Shop, an online Malaysian travel guide, which is powered by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Malaysia. For more information, click http://eatplayshop.my.
 

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