PLACE OF INTEREST
| Colonial Splendour
Experience Penang’s splendorous Colonial past, an era that celebrated understated opulence, languorous garden soirees complete with sumptuous food and courtly entertainment.
1.Suffolk House is Malaysia’s only surviving Georgian house, and was home to a succession of British governors of Penang and the Straits Settlements. Built to reflect the style of Anglo-Indian garden houses of Colonial India, explore its mesmerizing rooms which have been lovingly refurbished with authentic Anglo-Indian antiques.
2.Nestled along the gorgeous oceanfront of Penang is The Royale Bintang Penang. With its 124-year history, the hotel melds contemporary luxury with old-world glamour in the heart of George Town’s UNESCO Heritage Zone.
3.Walk in the footsteps of literary giants Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling and Hermann Hesse who once visited this iconic hotel. The Eastern & Oriental Hotel remains timeless with its opulent interior and elegant ambience.
| Garden Extravaganza
Penang’s year-round warm tropical climate never fails to beckon one to the beautiful gardens, sequestered and private, a world onto themselves. The lush green verdant punctured by the gorgeouslyhued tropical flowers provide a stunning natural backdrop for a variety of events.
1.The historical David Brown’s Restaurant and Tea Terraces is surrounded by immaculate English landscaping that makes your dream garden soirees come true. Resting atop Penang’s Strawberry Hill, enjoy a panoramic view of Penang that comes a-twinkle at nightfall.
2.For a unique occasion unlike any other, hold your event at Tropical Spice Garden, surrounded by exotic Malaysian spice plants and vividly coloured wild flowers. The Garden’s glass-walled pavilions provide the immersive experience of being in a rainforest with expansive breath-taking view of Teluk Bahang as your backdrop.
| Heritage Charm
Home to one of Southeast Asia’s largest collections of pre-war buildings, Penang’s tangible heritage is a legacy of its multicultural history. A single street can host architectural designs of different time periods and from various cultures: South Chinese, Indian Muslim, Anglo-Indian and Indo-Malay architecture styles. Some are truly artistic masterpieces of cultural fusion with Cantonese glasswork, Scottish ironwork, Victorian floor tiles and Art Nouveau styles.
1.Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia, commissioned by Francis Light to defend Penang from pirates and military forces from Kedah. Today, this magnificent testament to Penang’s maritime heritage is a popular venue for gala events, themed dinners and contemporary and cultural performances.
2.Penang’s iconic Blue Mansion features delicate Su Chow Dynasty Period-style architecture with a blend of European elements. This UNESCO ‘Most Excellent’ Heritage Conservation Award winner has provided the set for numerous international films, and its ornately decorated rooms and halls bear proof to the wealth of Penang’s founding traders.
3.The architecture of pre-war shophouses in Penang is so unique that it has its own term: the Straits Eclectic, a fusion of European architecture into Asian-style buildings. Tastefully refurbished and curated, these chic and sophisticated East-meets-West buildings offer ample space for private dinners, cocktail receptions and business meetings.
| Resort Luxury
Settle for nothing less than the very best. With plush interiors, gorgeous scenery and impeccable service at your fingertips, your next event is guaranteed to drop jaws. At Penang’s many world class hotels and resorts, play and leisure take place side by side with working as our service providers cater to your guests’ every whim. Pamper yourself, wherever you choose – sandy beach, heritage city or lush forest – life in the lap of luxury awaits you.
1.Penang’s world-famous beach strip, Batu Ferringhi, is home to some of the best hotels and resorts in Northern Malaysia. From the only Hard Rock Hotel in the country and the ultra-luxurious Rasa Sayang by Shangri-La to PARKROYA L Penang Resort (photo), working while playing has never been easier.
2.George Town boasts some of the finest luxury and business-oriented hotels in the country. A popular destination for international corporate events, George Town’s strategic location is matched with the modern amenities of its city hotels that allows for seamless planning of inspired events.
3.Kick back, relax and unwind Penang-style. With established house bands, visiting jazz musicians and international bands rocking the stage every night, Penang’s hotels and resorts are famed for their entertainment lounges and bars that never fail to captivate.