Malaysia and Singapore: travel books to read before you go
From following in the footsteps of Singapore’s founder to one man’s search for the elusive Sumatran rhino, this collection of travel reads offers both ample inspiration for your next trip to Malaysia or Singapore and ...
Places in Penang
The road from Teluk Bahang along the coast to Batu Ferringhi is a picturesque stretch of small coves and more beaches. Batu Ferringhi (Foreigner’s Rock) is a resort strip stretching along Jln Batu Ferringhi, the main drag, which is lined with big hotels, tourist shops and restaurants.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
How to find your favourite hawker stall in Penang
Finding the best places to eat in a foodie town is one of the most satisfying aspects of being a Lonely Planet author...
Penang: Malaysia in miniature
There’s a place in Penang, south of Little India in Georgetown, where you can find good food, sport on the TV, a pretty temple and somewhere around the corner, the soul of the island. Hyperbolic? OK, a little...
Live the dream in Penang's heritage hotels
Georgetown, the capital of Pulau Penang (Penang Island) in Malaysia became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2008, preserving an area that holds the largest number of pre-war buildings in Southeast Asia - louvered shop ...
Diving Sipadan: strong currents, steep walls and sea life in abundance
The name Sipadan is uttered with reverence by divers, and with good reason. The underwater topography of this tiny 40-acre island, 36km south of the Malaysian port of Semporna in the Celebes Sea, is immense...
From the store
Kuala Lumpur Melaka & Penang - Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL (Chapter)
Surrounding the mosque of the same name, Masjid India teems with fabric and clothing shops. To the east are the traditional wooden houses of Kampung Baru, a Malay village within the heart of the city. Further north...