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Penang is the second smallest and the 8th most populous state in Malaysia. The term is used interchangeably to mean the island or the state. Its name was derived from “Pulau Pinang” which translates as island of the areca nut palm. It is also known as the Pulau Pinang Pulau Mutiara or Penang Island of Pearls and as “The Pearl of the Orient”. Its capital, George Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city features several impressive buildings and infrastructures.
Visitors can also enjoy the scenery at Penang Hill and the National Park (Muka Head). The state also features the only spice garden in South East Asia, the Tropical Spice Garden, where visitors can see various species of spices, enjoy drinks and souvenir items derived from these plants, or just relax in the quiet ambience of the gardens. Other interesting places to see include the Chor Soo Kong Temple or Snake Temple where real green Wagler Pitt Vipers live, Penang Toy Museum, Wat Chayamangkalaram which houses the Reclining Buddha, Kek Lok Si Temple, and the Thee Kong Tua (Jade Emperor’s Temple).

The city is served by the Penang International Airport which also acts as gateway to the northern portion of Malaysia. Travelers coming from major cities in New Zealand will surely not have a problem finding airlines with connecting flights to the city – among these carriers are Air New Zealand, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Qantas Airways. Travel times vary but the minimum is estimated at 16 hours and 5 minutes for Wellington, 13 hours and 15 minutes for Auckland, and 15 hours and 15 minutes for Christchurch.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang
http://www.tourismpenang.gov.my/index.html
http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/

 

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