Penang (map) is a turtle-shaped island located off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 300km northwest of Kuala Lumpur. Often called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang is home to George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city, and is famed for its beautiful historic architecture and mouthwatering cuisine. On a recent flight, I had a great plane window view of Penang Island. Almost the entire island was clear to see – including its turtle shape, and the capital George Town.
With its gorgeous colonial buildings and Peranakan houses, George Town street art, and amazing array of food, Penang really is a must-visit destination in Malaysia! Read about things to do in Penang.
See more Plane Views on Velvet Escape.
Oh yes! Monkey Beach! Haven’t been there in a very long time!
Penang is one of my favorite getaways for food and beach time … love Monkey Beach on the northwest coast!