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Penang, Penang Island

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The Penang Bridge, route, is a 13.5km dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The bridge connects Perai on the mainland side of the state with Gelugor on the island, crossing the Penang Strait. The bridge was the first and, until 2014, the only road connection between the peninsula and the island. The bridge is the second-longest bridge in Malaysia and the fifth-longest in Southeast Asia by total length, with a length over water of 8.4km.The bridge was inaugurated on 14 September 1985. The current concession holder and maintainer of the bridge is PLUS Expressways. Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd was the concession holder before it was merged with the current concessionaire.HistoryPlanningBefore 1985, transportation between the island and the mainland was solely dependent on the state-owned Penang Ferry Service that runs between Butterworth and George Town.In the early 1970s, the idea to build a bridge linking Seberang Perai to Penang Island was suggested by the 2nd Prime Minister of Malaysia's Tun Abdul Razak and the 2nd Chief Minister of Penang's Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.
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  • Penang is an island landmark. The sights here you literally already at the first corner, because the entire city is a receptacle of a huge number of street art. On the walls of the streets depict various paintings made by street artists from around the world, in agreement with the authorities during the annual Festival of the arts. Besides paintings, there are the same and installations involving the surrounding two-and three-storey Asian urban. Museums here are also very much and every traveler can find yourself liking and batik Museum, and Museum of photography. I opened the card and was number zavorazhen Penang places you can go and be enriched culturally. It is literally a goldmine for the tourist who likes to visit such places. In Penang so many temples. The most magnificent among them-the highest bliss. Within its walls you can really feel like in the Heavenly Palace of the gods. And one of the strangest is the snake Temple, in which live live snakes, and once a year during the Buddhist festival many denizens of the jungle spolzajutsja there to celebrate it. Both temples are at some distance from Georgetown, but the city itself is literally littered with holy places of various denominations. Penang as little India because in the Georgetown is the eponymous district of the city, in which literally obustroilas and living piece of India. On the streets of Little India you will find a variety of shops with Indian goods, as well as cafes and restaurants with delicious Indian cuisine. In the city centre there are numerous Hostels (35 ringit per night and more), striped off Cafe, in which almost every evening you can hear live music. Penang is an island on which want to return even after 20 or 30 years.
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  • Worth a visit as a cargo run to eat. Days of good weather to burst everyone to do a black Sun came back in a circle. Penang bus stop no way station shows people scratching their heads
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  • Penang Chinese, Peranakan, art, night markets, beaches and things have been aggregated into compact and easy spend very, very clean.
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3 days in Penang BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Penang BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands & Penang BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Penang BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Penang BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Penang BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM FIJI December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Penang Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Penang BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Penang BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, kids, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Penang BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
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