Welcome to
Pearl of the Orient

The cultures of the East and West blend together here in the Pearl of the Orient. In 1,054 sq. kilometers, the state of Penang comprises the sunshine island of Penang and Seberang Perai situated on the mainland.

Penang Bridge links the island with the mainland and is the longest bridge in Southeast Asia that spans 24km long! Using the oldest cross-channel ferry service in the country is another transport link between the two points as you may like to experience some old world charm.

The capital of Georgetown is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many elegant and interesting pre-war colonial buildings nestled next to modern skyscrapers. Penang is also famously dubbed as the Cuisine Capital as she is famed for plenty of bewildering and scrumptious eats.

Explore the beauty and allure of the Pearl of the Orient!


Some definite places of interest to visit are Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage City, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Khoo Kongsi and the Penang Peranakan Mansion to soak in some cultural heritage conservation. Other recommendations are to visit Fort Cornwallis, Kek Lok Si temple, Penang Hill, Penang National Park and the Tropical Fruit Farm.

Food & Dining

One of the biggest highlights on a trip to Penang has to be its food. This state is truly a foodie’s haven and boasts its famous variety of deliciuos Chinese, Malay, Indian and Nyonya cuisine. Must tries are the delicious local street food like asam laksa, hokkien prawn mee, char koay teow, pasembor and mee goreng. Delicious Peranakan or Nyonya food such as mee siam, otak-otak, kerabu, enche kabin and curry kapitan are not to be missed too. Equally delicious is nasi kandar, an Indian Muslim dish. Seafood restaurants offering a wide variety of scrumptious dishes are found in abundance along the coastal areas on the island as well as the mainland.


With its long history as a trading port, Penang boasts a comprehensive network of air, sea, road and rail transportation and is easily accessible both internationally and locally. Getting around is very easy with multiple forms of public transportation and available services.

Explore Other States

Situated in the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia, Perak’s name means silver in the Malay language. This is because Perak once contained one of the world’s richest deposits of tin.

Today this State is widely known for its captivating limestone cave temples, pristine rainforests, popular local cuisines and many luscious and relaxing resorts! One of the most notable attractions is the luxurious world renown Pangkor Laut Resort.

Ipoh otherwise known as the City of Bougainvillaea is the state capital city and is very popular as a gastronomical magnet. While the majority of attractions may be found here, there are many other hidden attractions to be discovered all over its beautiful countryside.

Enjoy the old-world charm and natural heritage in Perak!


The oldest state in the country of Malaysia that borders Thailand up north of the peninsula, Kedah boasts a history that dates back to the 5th century AD. Occupying an area of 9,425 sq. kilometers, the state is the country’s main rice producer and the capital of Kedah is Alor Setar.

Asia’s very first Geopark is found in this state along with the beautiful island of Langkawi which is a popular island tourist destination where you can head to for some R&R. Kedah also features the world’s longest tree top walk at Sedim and the historic ancient Bujang Valley archaeological site.

Kedah makes a perfect choice for a memorable tropical get-away.


With a history that dates back to the 1800s, Perlis is a natural wonderland that sits between the northern state of Kedah and neighbouring Thailand. This state covers 795 sq. kilometers and has plentiful of breathtaking paddy plains, rustic villages, limestone outcrops and calming lakes. Perlis is also the home to Malaysia’s only semi-deciduous forest. All the greens of this state make it a perfect choice for calming and relaxing visit.

Just sit back and enjoy some local cuisine and produce while meeting friendly local folks at an unhurried pace of life. Find and discover historical buildings such as the 100 year old Syed Alwi Mosque in the state’s capital of Kangar.