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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.

Penang Times Square

Penang Times Square (PTS) is an urban center in Georgetown city center (on Penang Island); within walking distance of [email protected], Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue. The land was formerly owned by Escoy; a tin smelting company. The mall was opened first to public in 2009 under the name Birch the Plaza. Other phases (MICE Center and Boutique hotel) are still under construction. The development of Penang Times Square was connected to the famous monorail project. Unfortunately this almost seems to be a cursed project; as it is not finalized yet after years of preparation and construction. Should the Penang Monorail project ever see the light of day, then one of the stops will be within PTS.

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4 floors with shops

Penang Times Square currently contains over 170 retail stores spread over 4 floors. Above the commercial floors there are another 19 residential floors. At the first floor you can find the Food Gallery; a huge indoor food court (40,000sq ft) with over 20 small restaurants. Sunshine City is the anchor tenant occupying a total of 110,000sq ft of retail space. The huge department store can be found on Levels 3 and 4, and is accessible an scenic outside escalator and bubble lift. Within PTS you can find The Soju Club; a hot nightspot that attracts night clubbers and tourists to dance the night away.

Penang Times Square mall  

Map with shopping malls at Penang Island in Malaysia

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