PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Malaysia
This conference will be held at PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Malaysia. Set in Batu Batu Ferringhi, the island’s finest stretch of beach, the resort exudes a unique "East meets West’ charm. Exquisitely designed with breezy, wide open spaces and a lobby that seems to stretch out to sea, the PARKROYAL Penang Resort is a sparkling tropical paradise.
Penang, Pearl of Orient
Penang played an important role for merchants and pirates in the distant past. Partly because of the earlier mentioned diversity of inhabitants Penang is famous for its beautiful cultural diversity. With the majority of the inhabitants being Chinese the island has a very Chinese ’feel’ to it. This gives the island something ’typical Asian’, which cannot be seen as clearly anywhere else in Malaysia. Penang is a great destination, absolutely worthy of a visit. Not so much because of the beautiful beaches, but because of the great melting pot of cultures. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. For years the island is referred to as ’The Pearl of the Orient’. Georgetown is the vibrant capital of Penang. The island is a good location for a holiday at the beach, or for example as part of a holiday package.
Most hotels are found on the north side of the island. This is the more developed part. The south and southwest still have a lot of old fashioned kampungs and other small authentic villages. A lot of hotels can be found in and around Georgetown. If you are only going to stay at Penang Island for a few days, it might be handy to stay at a hotel in the city of Georgetown. If you, however, plan on staying for a longer period of time, it is much nicer to book a hotel at one of the resorts at Batu Ferringhi or Tanjung Bungah.