Transportation

Explore Penang at your ease

Guests of Traders Hotel, Penang, can conveniently access commercial and prime shopping zones in the George Town vicinity.

The hotel is 15 minutes from Penang International Airport and Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. Traders Hotel, Penang, is also linked to two local shopping malls.

Travellers can move around via taxis, public transit, car hire and trishaw rides.

Public Transport

Taxis
Penang is full of taxis, which can be hailed from the street or at designated stands. As of August 2006, the Malaysian government has required that all taxis use meters.

Railways
The KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) provides inter-connecting services between Singapore, Province Wellesley and Kuala Lumpur. Other stations towards the north of the peninsula join up with Thai Railways at the border.

A monorail system serving Penang is currently under development.

Buses
Bus Service for Penang can be somewhat sporadic. There are some free shuttle bus services for getting around the city. Enquire with Traders Hotel, Penang, for more information.

Trishaw Rides
Trishaws, three-wheeled, pedal-powered open-air vehicles, remain one of the best ways to take in the sights of George Town.

Traders Hotel, Penang, is happy to arrange a tour, which includes a stop at a local restaurant known for its excellent local fare.

Car Hire

Cars can be hired with or without drivers. Non-resident drivers require an international license and must be at least 23 years old.

Traffic in Malaysia keeps to the left. Seat belts are compulsory for the driver and front-seat passenger.

Valet parking is complimentary at Traders Hotel, Penang, as is parking in the hotel’s garage.


Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 32ºC 24ºC
Feb 32ºC 24ºC
Mar 32ºC 25ºC
Apr 32ºC 25ºC
May 32ºC 25ºC
Jun 32ºC 25ºC
Jul 31ºC 24ºC
Aug 31ºC 24ºC
Sep 30ºC 24ºC
Oct 30ºC 24ºC
Nov 31ºC 24ºC
Dec 31ºC 24ºC