Flying time from Singapore 1 hour 25 minutes
Currency Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
International dialling code +60
Climate Tropical – sunny all year round, with plentiful rainfall. The monsoon season spans from April to September
Airport code PEN
Airport to city 21km
Airport tax MYR37.10 for international flights
Regarded as the food paradise of Malaysia, Penang’s distinct cuisine echoes its rich cultural influences – Malay, Chinese, Indian and European. Its historical attractions are also among the best in the region. Take a walking tour of George Town and discover its many fascinating shophouses, mansions and temples – all vestiges of the lives led by Chinese immigrants in the 1800s.