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Fly direct to Singapore from Penang via low cost carriers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 April 2009 06:55


Finally! We can fly direct from Penang to Singapore (Changi Terminal 1) via AirAsia, FireFly, and Jetstar starting June 1st 2009.

To celebrate this great news, AirAsia is offering limited FREE seats. Valid for booking from 27th April ~ 3rd May 2009. Travel from 1st June ~ 31st Jan 2010.

AirAsia and Jetstar have started their online booking for this new route. Check it out.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2009 23:18
Shopping Tourism PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 20:52


Penang is without a doubt one of the best shopping destinations in South East Asia. Synonymous with its relaxing Island atmosphere and friendly people, Penang offer a pleasant and comfortable shopping lifestyle experience for all shoppers, including domestics and foreign visitors.

You could find high street chain stores and funky boutiques to designer labels like...

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2009 15:34
Penang Earth Hour Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 March 2009 11:39

Penang will join the rest of the world to flick the switch for Earth Hour on 28th March 2009 at 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Part of Penang will soon be going dark to help Mother Nature. On 28th of March 2009, Penangites are urge to participate in WWF movement known as "Earth Hour," to raise awareness regarding climate change and global warming.

Earth Hour – the worldwide movement to make a change against global warming by a simple action of switching off the lights for an hour. And this year,...

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2009 11:54
Penang's Very Own Sakura PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:58

'The Sakura of Penang' as the Penangites are calling it, has been blooming all across Penang and Seberang Perai. One of the most beautiful sight of these trees is the one stretch which blooms in full flaunting glory along the road of Bayan Baru. Throughout the past two weeks, these budding cherry blossoms have been an ideal photographic background to loving couples, chummy friends and families all of which have a story to tell, as well as a perfect nature subject to many professional...

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2009 07:31
European expats' top 10 preferred Asian locations PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 March 2009 23:33

George Town has been selected among "European expats' top 10 preferred Asian locations" where Europeans prefer to work and live in, according to a latest international location ratings survey.

George Town was ranked 10th in the annual Location Ratings Survey by ECA International and is said to be one of the handful of locations in Asia which offered a good standard of living.

George Town was also ranked ninth in Asia for Asians to live in and ranked at 64th respectively in the world's ranking...

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 March 2009 17:51
Boost in Penang Tourist Arrivals! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 11:32

The year 2008 proved to have produced good results for tourism in Penang, as last year saw the state receive 6.3mil in tourist arrival according to hotel statistics, which excludes tourists those who visit Penang on cruises, day trips, or live with friends & relatives, as compared to 5.1mil in 2007. The benefit of the increase comes from being ignited with the UNESCO World Heritage City status on 7th July last year.

Managing to attract droves of foreign and domestic tourists...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 13:06
Thank You For Your Support! PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 February 2009 22:39


We, the VisitPenang Team, are pleased that visitors and subscribers have nothing but positive comments for our VisitPenang Newsletter and web site. Just months after setting up the VisitPenang website, scores of visitors have been visiting the site every day and is increasing day by day. Therefore, due to its rising popularity we are doing our absolute best to keep the website constantly updated on happenings in Penang as well as more information on our beloved island's attractions...

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2009 20:41
Air Asia Maiden Flight From Penang To Macau PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 20:38


Thanks to the newly launched Air Asia Direct flight from Penang to Macau, Penangites can now look forward to flying to Macau hassle free. The same goes for Chairman of the Penang State Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee, YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, as he makes a trip to Macau on 1st March 2009, the very first day Air Asia begins the services of their direct flight from Penang to Macau.

The three day trip to Macau which was initiated by the EXCO Tourism...

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2009 18:29
Penang Char Koay Teow PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 February 2009 17:47


    Char Koay Teow, the popular Penang hawker dish, has recently been declared as a traditional delicacy among other 172 items under the National Heritage listing. The declaration was made by Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal on 14th February 2009. During his speech at the declaration ceremony he said, “The declaration is to create awareness in society on the importance of preserving the national heritage to be appreciated by the next...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 11:09
Chap Goh Meh Celebration 2009 - 40,000 Turnout PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 February 2009 17:06


The Chap Goh Meh Celebration, also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day celebration hosted by the state government on Monday night, was a definite crowd puller as the event saw a tremendous turnout of a sea of 40,000 locals and tourists who packed the field and the streets at the Esplanade.

The event saw an array of activities and performances which were held in full swing to reveal a night of cultural enchantment. Much to the delight of many tourists who were out on the town...

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 February 2009 18:31
Penang Chap Goh Meh Celebrations PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 February 2009 22:36

Photo Courtesy Guang Ming Daily 

For those who speak Hokkien, you would know that Chap Goh Meh literally means the fifteenth in the Chinese Lunar New Year. It marks the first full moon of the Lunar New Year and the Chinese community celebrates this happy auspicious occasion with various activities.


This year, the Penang State Government is happy to announce that the renowned Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Association from Muar, Johor, whom has won 29...

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2009 02:03
NY Times readers choose Penang as No.2 must-visit destination for 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 January 2009 23:47

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...

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2009 20:17
Happy Chinese New Year PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 January 2009 18:21

YB Danny Law Heng Kiang

EXCO for Penang State Tourism Development, Culture, Arts & Heritage

Chinese New Year Message

As the Year of the Ox is about to begin, it is once again the season for several thousands of chinese to return home to Penang to reunite with family and friends in celebration of the coming of a new year.

The Chinese New Year Celebration is no longer a celebration for only the Chinese Community where family members reunite and spread joy and love. In fact, it is a...

Last Updated on Saturday, 07 February 2009 20:18
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