Monday, January 19, 2009

New York Times readers choose Penang as No.2 must-visit destination for 2009

Fly Direct To Macau From Penang

Penangites can now look forward to flying to Macau for their weekend getaway thanks to Air Asia. Likewise for visitors from Macau who will soon be able to come over to Penang for all the delectable "Only In Penang" dishes we have to offer.

Air Asia launched their direct flights to and from Macau and Penang today. Travelers will be able to make ticket bookings from 19th January 2009 onwards. The direct flights, scheduled to fly five times a week will begin its services from 1st March 2009.

George Town and Macau share the similarity as a proud UNESCO World Heritage City.

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NY Times readers choose Penang as No.2 must-visit destination for 2009

January 11th 2009

The New York Times

Penang has been nominated as No. 2 in The New York Times "The 44 Places To Go in 2009" as a result of Reader Recommendations. Penang has been categorized under frugal and foodie places to go in 2009.

The Pearl of the Orient, compared to the likes of Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City has been labeled as one of South-East Asia's liveliest street-food scene.

Stating that adventurous foodies are now turning to Penang, which rules as the culinary capital of Malaysia, for deliciously chronicling pan-Asian flavors such as our flavorful Asam Laksa and Char Koey Teow which costs no more than $2 for a delectable meal.

Read more at The Star Online.

Valentine's Day on a cruise round Penang Island

A perfect way to spend your Valentine evening where the sun is low in the sky and the wind is gentle. Enjoy your valentine's dinner with sunset at Muka Head or the sight at Batu Maung or cruise along our Penang Bridge passing fishing villages and leisurely cruising along the coast line in the Indian Ocean.

Penang Tourism Information Centre

116 & 118 Acheh Street,
10200 Penang
Tel: 04-2616606

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Monday – Friday
8.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday


  1. Ah frugal and food, yes penang's the best actually. Ipoh and the rest too.

  2. congratulations to Penang .. have food will travel...

  3. If Penang is No.2, which destination is rated as No.1?