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Georgetown capital of Penang

Georgetown; capital of Penang Island

In 2008 UNESCO listed Georgetown as World Heritage Site because of the many original colonial (Chinese style) shophouses. Besides the many beautiful historical buildings; Georgetown also has many modern highrise buildings that often contains big shopping malls. In and around Georgetown there are many fun attractions that are absolutely worthy of a visit.

Crystal clear water at Perhentian Island

Perhentian Dream

One of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia is Perhentian Island, which actually consists of a big island and a small island. Both islands offer fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The islands are especially famous because of the laid-back atmosphere. Alongside the beaches you will find basic lodges, moderately luxurious resorts, cozy restaurants, dive centers and boat operators advertising their services ranging from water taxis to snorkeling trips.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Over 8 million people live within the greater KL area which is clearly noticeable by the huge and vast amounts of traffic that goes into the city every morning, and slowly leaves the city in the evening. Kuala Lumpur has many interesting attractions; like Merdeka Square, Chinatown, Petronas Twin Towers and much more. KL is also known as a shoppers paradise; there are are numerous huge shopping malls where you can literally shop til you drop.

Kuching in Sarawak

Kuching; gateway to Sarawak

Kuching is the biggest Malaysian city on Borneo and also the capital city of the state of Sarawak. Kuching is a very popular tourist destination as it serves as entry point to numerous great attractions within the heart of Sarawak. The city has enough to offer to keep tourists occupied for at least a couple of days. Popular attractions around Kuching are among others Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre and Bako National Park. There are daily flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bharu.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the capital of the northern state of Kelantan. The city serves as main gateway to visitors that are on their way to visit the tropical island of Perhentian. The are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, but you can also opt to take the bus or even the adventurous jungle train. Main attractions in the city are the many islamic museums, and also the day and night markets. Though tourist usually pass through the conservative city; there is enough available accommodation in Kota Bharu.

Island Plaza

Island Plaza is a small mall for Malaysian standards. The mall is located in the small village of Tanjung Tokong, nearby another popular mall in Penang; Plaza Gurney. Metrojaya, a big department store, is the anchor tenant in Island Plaza mall. At the entrance you can choose between the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and the Starbucks, they both serve a pretty good cup of coffee. Beneath Island Plaza you'll find a large Cold Storage supermarket and at the 4th floor W Cinemax; the first 3D Cineplex in Malaysia. Though Island Plaza is one of the first malls in Penang, it remained a popular and classy place to shop among tourists and locals.

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Location

Island Plaza is located a few miles north of Georgetown, on the way to Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah; nearby Straits Quay and Plaza Gurney. The complex is located directly on the side of the main road, with a bus stop at both sides. Opening hours: The mall is open 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. During weekends it can get quite crowded; as there are often fun activities planned at the mall.

Island Plaza Penang  

Map with shopping malls at Penang Island in Malaysia

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