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Penang Vacations

This Malaysian state includes Penang Island and Seberang Perai on the mainland. Most visitors focus their attention on Penang Island, home to the state capital of George Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the island's dazzling beaches.

Region: Malaysia

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Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang

Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang

Our 4-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway.
Penang, Malaysia

The Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang is a beachside resort for multigenerational families to make lasting memories together. It features 387 comfortable guestrooms and suites.

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History comes alive in multicultural George Town, where you will find a number of well-preserved British colonial buildings, historic Chinese shop-houses, sacred mosques, and more. The island is also home to Penang National Park, which overlooks the Straits of Malacca. This peaceful paradise is where visitors can trek through lush jungle, commune with the park’s wildlife, or just lounge on some of the island’s best beaches. Back on the mainland in Seberang Perai, opposite Penang Island, Malaysia’s second-largest city is buzzing with activity. Some of its top attractions include the Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, Tow Boo Kong Temple, and St. Anne’s Church.

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Must-see sights on Penang Island include the magnificent 19th-century Kek Lok Si Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia; Chew Jetty, a collection of wooden stilt houses along the water in George Town where it is like stepping back in time to a bygone Malaysia; and Batu Ferringhi, the island’s premier beach destination. If visiting Seberang Perai, don’t miss Tow Boo Kong Temple, aka the Nine Emperor Gods Temple, which is one of the most stunning Taoist temples in Malaysia; and Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.