Penang Malaysia Global Business ForumPenang is one of the most vibrant and business friendly parts of Malaysia, historically known as the Pearl of the Orient, founded by Captain Francis Light in 1786, Penang Island was the first British crown colony in Malaya, the historic centre of George Town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Penang has a lot to offer the business traveller and those looking to unwind.

There is plenty to see and do in Penang. Wander around on foot or in a rickshaw through the narrow streets and alleys in Penang’s charming capital city, George Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is at the heart of this compact city is filled with historical architecture, shops, and cafés. Take a short cable ride up Penang Hill to soak in the spectacular views of George Town and the Penang Bridge.

Discover a sense of cultural serenity at Kek Lok Si Temple. A sprawling hilltop structure, it is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Dating backto the early 20th century, the clan house Khoo Kongsi is not to be missed, and the wonderfully restored Pinang Peranakan Mansion is also worth exploring.

See the endless collection of toys at the Toy Museum Heritage Garden. Located at Lebuh Farquhar, the Penang Museum & Art Gallery contains exhibits of old photographs, maps, charts, relics, and paintings showcasing Penang’s history. More history can be found at the well-preserved Fort Cornwallis, built by the sea in 1786. For an appreciation of nature visit the Botanical Gardens or Penang National Park.

Penang is known for its food, Savor tasty treats in one of Penang’s famous Chinese bakeries. Sample the abundant seafood as well as legendary local specialties, including char kway teow, laksa asam, rojak, and cendol. For exciting nightlife, Upper Penang Road (UPR) is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Where to Stay

fpt3947po.141636_xxThe Four Points by Sheraton Penang is conveniently located along a beachfront in Tanjung Bungah a 25-minute drive from the 13.5-kilometer bridge that links the island to the mainland, and just 40 minutes from Penang International Airport (PEN).

If you need to get some work done or upload photos to Facebook the free wireless High Speed Internet Access and a fully equipped business center. Blow off some steam with a good workout in the well-equipped fitness center, or take a dip in the inviting outdoor pool.

Deluxe Oceanfront Suites feature stunning strait views, each suite includes a separate living room and a pantry, which are ideal for families and long stays. Located on higher floors and include convenient dining areas. Every Executive Oceanfront Suite has an expanded workspace, a guest bedroom, and a large bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower.

If you need even more space, try our Four Points Suite. A large desk makes it easy for you to work, and a dining area is perfect for small gatherings. Take all the time you need to get ready for your day in the spacious bathroom that has a separate bathtub and shower.



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