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Article Summary   by:danieltanyb    
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Penang - Island of Surprise

Penang is an island on the north western coast of peninsular malaysia with sunny weather and occasional rains. It can be reach on air travel via Bayan Leyas International Airport or on road via Penang bridge. It is an island full of surprises with its historical attractions, beaches, food and friendly people.

The main attractions in Penang are the historical city of Georgetown which has many historical sites including Fort Cornwallis and Padang, Cheong Fat Tze Mansion and Khoo Kongsi. Most of the sites are located along Penang Rd and Weld street. Attractions in central penang include Kek Lok Si temple and Botanical Gardens which has a nice waterfall, gardens with many monkeys.

Penang is famous for its sunny beaches on the northern coast along Batu Ferringhi and Telok Bahang. There are streches of white sand and many hotels can be found along the beaches.

Many foodstalls in Penang can found in Georgetown along Penang Road and Chulia Street and on Guerney Drive on late evenings. Some suggestion would be Roti Canai, Nasi lemak or Char Kuay Teow for breakfast. For lunch one may try local dishes such as chicken rice, laksa or even indian dishes like briyani.

People in penang are nice and friendly. Many tourist from European and Asian countries can be found travelling in Georgetown or on the beaches in Penang.

Penang is an island which is worh exploring with its many attractions.Write your abstract here.
Published: February 22, 2008   
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