Essential information for Penang
- Malaysia Airlines flights to Kuala Lumpur depart twice daily from London Heathrow. Onward flights to Penang.
Batu Ferringhi in the north of the island, is a long swathe of white sand beach with some excellent hotels offering lots of activities. The name means Foreigners Rock, coined in honour of the happy hippies who used to hang out here in the 70s. Georgetown, the capital of Penang, is a few minutes away and packed with interesting sights.