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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.

Prangin Mall

Pranging Mall is a modern mall located next to the [email protected] complex, and opposite to one of the main bus stations of Georgetown. Prangin is not that big on itself, but together with neighboring malls [email protected] and 1st Avenue it forms the biggest retail area on Penang Island. Prangin has 167 shops, spread out over 5 floors. In the basement there is a Giant Supermarket. Anchor tenant is Parkson. The mall is connected to Komtar by a sky bridge. Of course there are many F&B outlets including Starbucks, McDonald's, Secret Recipe and Sushi King.

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Bargain-hunters paradise

The 4th floor of Prangin Mall is completely dedicated to everything related to IT/ICT; you will find every gadget or computer accessory at [email protected] The 5th floor contains a huge Cathay Cineplex, an amusement center and the Highway Explorer internet cafe. Prangin was opened to public in 2001; which means it is already an old shopping mall for Malaysian standards. As Prangin currently mainly caters to a lower/middle class market, it is considered a bargain-hunters paradise. Because of this locals often compare Prangin with the popular Sungei Wang Plaza in Kuala Lumpur (With its typical local shops). Opening hours: The mall is opened daily from 10am to 10pm.

Prangin Mall Penang  

Map with shopping malls at Penang Island in Malaysia

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