The old part of Penang, Georgetown (named after Britain's King George) is a Unesco World Heritage City, which hopefully will protect the old parts of the City from new development. To get around the city is either on foot, by Trishaw, Taxi, or you can catch the Free CAT (City Area Transit)buses that stop at 19 stops between the KOMTAR Building ( the very high one) to the Jetty Wharf.
Georgetown is located on the north east corner of Penang Island, and this is where the main city and hotels are located. Slightly to the west of Georgetown on the north coast of the island is Batu Feringgi, which again has many hotels and high rise buildings overlooking the Sea.
Batu Feringgi Beach is where there are the beach activities and water sports happening and then there is the rest of the island which is less developed, with a few hillside resorts and smaller villages. There are roads that lead around the island, some along the coastline, but most a little way inland.
GARDENS AND PARKS -
WAR MUSEUM -
Batu Maung Fishing Village – is in the south end of the island, and there is a lot of high rise buildings here now with the new Penang Bridge crossing to here too. The Penang War Museum is located at Lot 1350, Mukim 12, Daerah Barat, Batu Maung (Tel: 60 4 626 5142). During World War Two Penang was not only occupied by the Japanese, but was also a base for German Sub-marines. The Fort that was built here by the British was taken by the Japanese on the 17th December, 1941, becoming infamous as a place of torture, and given the name "Bukit Hantu" (Ghost Hill). The museum covers an area of 20 acres, and has tunnels, the barracks, cook house, gun emplacements and the relics of its time under Japanese control.
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST –
Penang with its tropical climate, beaches, hotels, food, heritage, different cultures and city attractions has become a popular destination for tourists from around the world. There is quite a lot to see, and you're bound to enjoy your time here.
I hope you have a great time in Penang.