Penang is easily accessible by road via the Penang Bridge which links the mainland of Peninsular Malaysia to Penang Island.
The approximate travelling time to Penang by road is:
- 4.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur
- 2 hours from Perlis
Tropical all year round. Dress in light clothing as the temperature varies between 21 - 32 degree Celsius.
Visitors to Malaysia must possess a national passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of allowed stay in Malaysia. Should you require more information, please contact the Malaysian Embassy in your country or visit their website at http://www.imi.gov.my
Smallpox and Yellow Fever vaccinations are not required for travellers entering Malaysia, except for those who have visited epidemic zones 14 days(for smallpox) or 6 days(for yellow fever) prior to arriving in Malaysia. Children are exempted from this ruling, for yellow fever if they are under 12 months old and for smallpox if they are under 6 months old.
Most credit cards are accepted at hotels and restaurants, but if you travel away from the cities, you will need cash.
Keep your passport handy but in a safe place. It is your only form of identification and is also required when changing money at banks.
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