Penang, Malaysia: A Photo Diary

After our relaxing stay on Koh Bulone, our plan was to spend a few nights in Penang before flying on to Sri Lanka.  We spent 5 nights in George Town, before moving 20 minutes down the road to the beautiful Batu Ferringhi beach area.  We fell in love with the long stretch of golden sand, incredible evening sunsets and the most friendliest people we have ever met.   Yet again, we never made it to Sri Lanka.  Our 5 day stay in Penang stretched to 23 days of thorough relaxation.  I don’t know why we didn’t discover Malaysia sooner!

After 5 days in the UNESCO heritage sites of George Town, we moved to Batu Ferringhi.  I’m not sure where the 3 weeks disappeared to, but we certainly had an incredible time.  The pictures below sum our trip up pretty well.

View over Penang from Penang Hill, Malaysia

During our stay in Batu Ferringhi, we stayed in some incredible hotels.  Our favourite was Hard Rock Penang.  We also really enjoyed the Golden Sands Shangri La & Holiday Inn.  Check out for the best offers. uses affiliate links to help with the running of this site. If you purchase an item recommended by this website we may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.


  1. April 23, 2016 / 2:30 am

    Great pictures! Looks like an amazing trip. Will have to make some time for Malaysia in the future – more than just a layover.

    • Victoria
      April 23, 2016 / 7:55 am

      Thanks! Yeah, it was really lovely in Malaysia – I thoroughly recommend a visit for longer than a layover. I can’t wait to head back!

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