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Vacation rentals in Penang

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Serviced apartment in George Town
☀ Couples Getaway XX ☀ Cozy Suites | 舒适城市公寓
Our brand new cosy suite is perfectly located in the heart of Penang with easy access to local tourist attractions. Japanese/Korean Restaurants & 7-11 convenience store are right below our home! Local food, KFC & Pizza Hut is within 5 mins walk! We Provide • Great hospitality services • Sunrise & City View • PS3 Entertainment & Netflix • 1 Private car park • 100 Mbps WiFi • Infinity Pool View • Fully air-conditioned If you like a quiet & cosy place in this busy city, Don't Wait, Book Now!!!
$36 per night
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Serviced apartment in George Town
☀ Couples Getaway III ☀ Cozy Suites | 舒适城市公寓
Our brand new cosy suite is perfectly located in the heart of Penang with easy access to local tourist attractions. Japanese/Korean Restaurants & 7-11 convenience store are right below our home! Local food, KFC & Pizza Hut is within 5 mins walk! We Provide • Great hospitality services • Sunrise & City View • PS3 Entertainment & Netflix • 1 Private car park • 100 Mbps WiFi • Infinity Pool View • Fully air-conditioned If you like a quiet & cosy place in this busy city, Don't Wait, Book Now!!!
$37 per night
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Rental unit in George Town
Cozy Full Seaview Studio in Georgetown 乔治市海景小套房
Hello! This is a Cozy Studio Suite, located in GEORGETOWN, Penang. Exact location: TROPICANA 218 MACALISTER Our place is highly recommended for couples, family or friends. It perfectly accommodates up to 2 guests. Situated in the heart of the city, this is a best place to stay to explore most of the magnificent spots in Georgetown. This cosy and well designed studio features: - 1 King Bed - 1 Kitchenette - 1 Living Area - 1 Bathroom
$56 per night

House rentals in Penang

Private room in George Town
Cozy | Simple Private Room V5 no window@Georgetown
$13 per night
Home in George Town
Seaview Netflix 218 Macalister Street Food Area
$44 per night
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Private room in George Town
Cozy | Modern | G Floor PrivateRoom V1 @Georgetown
$18 per night
Private room in George Town
Vonnegut Room in P.66 Campbell
$49 per night
Home in George Town
218 Tropicana Executive Seaview 2bedrooms 4-6pax
$79 per night
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Private room in George Town
Cozy | Modern | Simple Private Room04 @ Georgetown
$17 per night
Home in George Town
Heritage Boutique Home
$66 per night
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Home in George Town
Hundred Year Old Heritage Shophouse (Loft)
$69 per night
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Home in George Town
142 Maritime Luxury Seaview Suite 2-10pax
$84 per night
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Home in Jelutong
121 Maritime Luxury Duplex 2Bedrooms 6-10pax
$83 per night
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Home in George Town
Hundred Year Old Heritage Shophouse (Ground Floor)
$61 per night
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Home in George Town
Stylishly Refurbished Heritage House (Muda Blue)
$63 per night
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Your guide to Penang

All About Penang

The state of Penang comprises a strip of Malaysia’s mainland and Penang Island, directly off the coast of western Malaysia. Ornate, gold-brushed temples are dotted throughout the state, with the hilltop Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam as a prime example with its giant Buddhist statues and colorful lanterns. Penang Island’s capital, George Town, is the state’s cultural hub; its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage City. At its busy night markets, street vendors cook up delicious local dishes like the classic char koay teow (shrimp fried with flat noodles) and Indian snacks like putu mayong (rice vermicelli topped with shredded coconut and sugar). Wander through the heart of George Town and you’ll find dozens of giant murals by local and international artists. Some 3D paintings are optical illusions, while others support local causes.

Penang is home to dozens of museums highlighting its history and contemporary life. The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery in George Town, in an 1817 former school, houses artifacts including traditional instruments, weapons, and photos; the art gallery has permanent and rotating exhibitions of contemporary sculpture, photography, film, and painting.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Penang?

Penang has tropical, hot, and humid weather year-round. The rainiest time of year usually lasts from April to November. In winter, the three-day Hindu festival of Thaipusam sees colorful processions from George Town’s historic center to the more than 500 steps leading to Arulmigu Sri Balathandayuthapani Waterfall Hilltop Temple. Throughout the summer, Penang celebrates public holidays like Malaysia’s Independence Day on August 31 with parades, food, and local performances.

In the fall, Deepavali, known as the Festival of Lights, recognizes the Hindu new year, when local Hindu temples and homes are illuminated to represent the start of a positive new year. For weeks leading up to Deepavali, you can shop from local vendors selling handmade saris, home decor, and sweets throughout the Little India neighborhood in George Town.

In the spring, all of Malaysia celebrates Wesak Day, a national public holiday and vibrant festival where extravagant floats are adorned with lights, flowers, and Buddhist symbols to celebrate Buddha’s birthday.


What are the top things to do in Penang?

Temple of Nine Emperor

The Chinese Temple of Nine Emperor in Butterworth on Penang’s mainland is an elaborately decorated Taoist temple resembling ancient architecture with carved dragons along its pagoda roofs. The best time to visit is at night, when the archways to the temple are lit and embellished with hanging red lanterns. Leading up to Chinese New Year, the temple hosts night markets with vegetarian versions of typical Chinese dishes like pork char siew and roast duck, as is the custom at this time of year.

Penang National Park

The 3,000-acre Penang National Park is one of the world’s smallest national parks, packed with dense rainforest and two palm-tree-lined beaches. You might spot dusky leaf monkeys or long-tailed macaques on your trek through heavy jungle bush along the 4.5-mile Pantai Kerachut Trail to Turtle Beach, named for the turtles that nest on its shores.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

This 19th-century mansion turned museum in George Town houses thousands of artifacts detailing Peranakan history — the mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian heritage — in Malaysia over the last 200 years. The building’s dramatic facades and balcony-adorned courtyards conceal ornate rooms filled with European and Chinese antique furniture, traditional clothing, and dishware.

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