Penang is a Malaysian State located on the northwest coast of Malaysia. Its proximity to the Malacca Strait was and still is extremely valuable strategically speaking, making it a bridge between Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Penang is bordered by Kedah to the north and the east, and Perak to the south. The city capital, George Town, serves as an urban and cultural focal point for the region. Its previous history of imperial occupation, from the Sultanate to the colonial era has made the region historically captivating. It's always been an important destination for foreign visitors, including famous individuals such as Queen Elizabeth the II and Prince Charles.
Penang is famous for its dynamic multicultural community, with an array of gastronomic choices, making it a mecca for Asian food-lovers, with some of the best street food you could ever taste! It also has a wide array of activities and venues, ranging from forms of "urbanesque" entertainment to more natural features such as beautiful beaches and mountainous jungles. You will not be bored exploring this region!