Penang is an island off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca. The history of this island has resulted in a culture that is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting.
Penang's beaches are nice, though a little lacklustre when compared to those in some other Malaysian states, but this is more than compensated for by the island's rich multicultural history which is full of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. Penang is also well known domestically and in Singapore for being the "food paradise" of Malaysia.
Yet it would be a shame to neglect Penang's abundant tropicalness, its palm-fringed beaches and fishing villages; its mountainous jungle and farms growing exotic produce such as nutmeg and durian!