1. Conference Venue
  2. Attractions in Penang
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Conference Venue

Hotel Equatorial Penang

1, Jalan Bukit Jambul,
Queens Bay,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Pulau Pinang
Tel: +604-632 7000
Email: info@pen.equatorial.com
Website: penang.equatorial.com

The Penang International airport is just 8km away from Equatorial Hotel. If you are visiting Penang by flight, you can hop on to the shuttle bus provided by Equatorial Hotel or hire a taxi in the airport. The entire journey is within 20 minutes without traffic.

 

Room Category

Single
(1 Breakfast)

Twin Sharing
(2 Breakfasts)

Deluxe
RM355++/RM416.93nett
RM385++/RM451.91nett
Premier
RM405++/RM475.23nett
RM435++/RM510.21nett
Premier Deluxe
RM425++/RM498.55nett
RM455++/RM533.53nett
Club Premier
RM505++/RM591.83nett
RM555++/RM650.13nett

* All rooms are inclusive of breakfast and internet usage
* Bed type subject to availability upon confirmation
* Rates are subject to 10% Service Charge and 6% prevailing Government Tax and RM3 Local Government Fee, excluding RM10 tourism tax (per room per night)
* Rates are valid from 09-13 May 2018
* Rate is per room per night

Special Hotel Rates For 48th MOA ASM 2018 Delegates!

 

GUIDE ON OTHER NEARBY HOTELS

Hotel

Room Rate
per night

Distance From
Conference Venue (Driving)

Booking

Vistana Penang Bukit
Jambul

Executive Deluxe
Twin / King
(RM 250 ++)

8 Minutes

http://www.vistanahotels.com/penang/

Club Deluxe
(RM 320 ++)

Olive Tree
Hotel

Deluxe
(RM 275 ++)

10 Minutes

http://olivetreehotel.com.my/

Olive Deluxe
(RM315 ++)

Executive Deluxe
(RM 375 ++)

Eastin Hotel
Penang

Deluxe Hillview
(RM 451 ++)

12 Minutes

http://www.eastin.com/penang/

Deluxe Hillview
(RM 485 ++)

Club Deluxe Hillview
(RM 551++)

TH Hotel
Penang

Superior Twin
(RM 149 ++)

15 minutes

http://thhotels.com.my/

U Hotel

Standard Twin
(RM155.00 NETT)

10 minutes

Booking Form

Standard Queen
(RM155.00 NETT)

Deluxe King
RM165.00 NETT

Family suite
RM222.00 NETT

 

 

Airport Transportation
Shall you require any airport transportation, you may make bookings with the companies below.
Metro Airport Transfer
Contact Person: Adam
Contact No.: +60 12-491 1231

Admital Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd
Contact Person: Esther Goh
Contact No.: +60 12-430 2002

 

Attractions in Penang

On the island, the state capital of George Town is home to landmarks such as colonial Fort Cornwallis, the ornate Chinese clan house Khoo Kongsi and the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all testaments to centuries of foreign influence. To the west, a funicular ascends Penang Hill, with its trails, flower gardens and panoramic views.

 

Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Set close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower, the star-shaped bastion is one of the oldest structures in Penang. Named after Marquis Charles Cornwallis, only a set of ten-foot high outer walls remain, with an enclosed park within. Situated on Penang's north-eastern coast, a stroll along the privately-managed Fort Cornwallis' perimeters will take you about 10 minutes. It is a surreal experience to hear the 1812 Overture playing over the speaker system while a Malaysian man dressed in full British regalia stands at the gate. Inside the fort is a variety of vaguely-informative exhibits.

 

Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR)

KOMTAR, a prominent Penang landmark, houses Government departments, commercial offices, department stores, shops and restaurants.The 65-storey complex also contains theaters, squash courts and a geodesic dome which serves as a multi-purpose hall, while the 55th floor offers a panoramic view of the city and on clear days, also of Gunung Jerai in Kedah.

 

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

A very good example of adaptive reuse, the former home of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee has been converted into a showcase of the opulent lifestyle of the Peranakans and their many customs and traditions, displaying over a thousand pieces of antiques and collectibles of this unique community.

 

Kek Lok Si Temple

Staggered on hillside terraces overlooking Air Itam, around 8km from the centre of George Town, Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple is a visual delight. Built between 1890 and 1905, Kek Lok Si is the cornerstone of the Malay-Chinese community, which provided the funding for its two-decade-long construction (and ongoing additions). Its key features are the seven-tier Ban Po Thar pagoda and an awesome 36.5m-high bronze statue of Kuan Yin, goddess of mercy.

 

The Habitat

Bordering one of Penang's two virgin rainforest reserves, the spine of this fantastic addition to the Penang Hill experience is a finely crafted 1.6km nature trail. Along it you can access suspended walkways (thrillingly high up in the canopy), viewing platforms and pocket gardens featuring different species of tropical plants. You can explore on your own, but it's better to take one of the guided tours; ask ahead about tours suited to children and night walks.

 

The Streets of George Town

George Town, although multicultural in composite, is predominantly Chinese and a big portion of it is Chinatown – a noisy, crowded, delightful conglomeration of people, goods, mobile stalls and old shophouses. For the best of George Town, walk along Love Lane, Pitt Street, King Street and Carnarvon Street.

 

Escape

Escape Adventureplay Penang is a cool alternative to the beach and has quickly turned into a firm favourite with outdoor adventure seekers on the island. An outdoor, eco-conscious theme park specialising in zip-lining (a pulley suspended on a stainless steel cable, tied between two trees on an incline), the park also hosts other fun jungle activities for all ages. A creative and fun way to foster a love of the outdoors, especially among kids, the park started out in 2012 with standout attractions such as a free fall from a 20 metre-high jump platform, an inner tube slide and tree rope swing.

 

Penang Butterfly Farm

Opened in 1986, the Penang Butterfly Farm – located in Teluk Bahang – is one of Penang's best known and most popular tourist attractions. The eight-hectare butterfly sanctuary houses an impressively varied collection of butterfly species as well as an assortment of other insects. The farm sits at the foot of the Teluk Bahang hills – between the Taman Rimba Park and Teluk Bahang village. It features more than 4,000 butterflies from more than 120 groups as well as other insects and reptiles.

 

Penang Hill

Penang Hill was the first colonial hill station developed in Peninsular Malaysia. Comprising Western Hill, Bukit Laksamana, Tiger Hill, Flagstaff Hill and Government Hill, it is located six km away from Georgetown. The hilly and forested area is the state's primary hill resort. Set 821m above Penang's capital, islanders call it Bukit Bendera and it is generally about five degrees cooler than Georgetown. It is the last patch of tropical rainforest in Penang so the flora and fauna here have been protected since 1960. It does not have the same prominence as Genting Highlands, Fraser's Hill or Cameron Highlands but it is one of Penang's best-known tourist attractions due to its fresher climate.

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Getting to Penang

Option 1: By car

The North-South Highway connects Penang to major cities on the West side of Peninsular Malaysia. Travel by highway can take anywhere from 4-5 hours with toll charges in between. Once you reach Butterworth, which is the island's main entry point from the mainland, you may take either the Penang Bridge or the ferry to cross over to the island, which still operates from Butterworth to Weld Quay and will transport your vehicle too at a small charge. Return trips from Penang via the bridge is free of charge.

 

Option 2: By flight to Penang International Airport

Penang Airport serves mainly the north of western Malaysia and the premises are medium-sized, with check-in and baggage reclaim being comparatively faster than at large sites. Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu International are both busier and larger. Penang International is mainly used by two budget airlines, namely AirAsia and Firefly.

Better known carriers operating from Penang International Airport are Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Wings Air and Thai Airways International to name but a few. The carriers fly to destinations like Medan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta or Guangzhou.

From the airport, you can either take taxis or buses to reach any point on the island.

 

Option 3: By Train

KTMB, the national train company, serves a daily route to Butterworth from Kuala Lumpur, taking approximately 6 hours. Alternatively, you can also take a train from Alor Setar in Kedah. For train schedules and further information, visit www.ktmb.com.my

 

Traveller Tips

KTMB, the national train company, serves a daily route to Butterworth from Kuala Lumpur, taking approximately 6 hours. Alternatively, you can also take a train from Alor Setar in Kedah. For train schedules and further information, visit www.ktmb.com.my

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