Getting to Penang and Transport on the Island
Penang is an easy bus ride from Kuala Lumpur. Buses in Malaysia are excellent, comfortable and cheap. The bus takes you over the bridge, straight to the island where you can connect with local buses.
On Penang Island itself there is a good, modern bus service, although buses around Georgetown can be very busy and the roads winding. Bus journeys can be long. There are plenty of taxis on the island and in Georgetown, don’t miss the famous trishaws! You might also consider hiring a car if you really want to explore the island.
Finding Family Rooms and Accommodation in Penang
Travelling with children, we find it’s often easier to book hotels in advance rather than travelling on-the fly. We would certainly recommend booking online for Penang as we didn’t find it a very easy place to find accommodation on foot.
Most visitors to Penang either stay in Georgetown or in Batu Ferringhi.
Top Hotels for Penang Include:
Things to do in Penang Malaysia for Families
To see everything Penang has to offer quickly and easily, it’s possible to book a tour. Tours on offer include full days, half days and short tours. You can take a private tour, a food tour or be part of a group. You can check out and book any of the tours available on Penang here.
There is more than enough to keep you and your family busy on Penang for a couple of weeks, alternate historical or cultural sites with fun activities for the kids. Don’t forget to try the amazing food on offer too, from hawker stalls to up-market restaurants.
Highlights for families include:
Climb to the top of the temple complex, on foot and by funicular railway. There are shops and a turtle pool on the way up to keep the children amused. An extraordinarily pretty temple. /div>