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QUICK FACTS

LET’S EXPLORE MALAYSIA

Looking for more facts about Penang? Here are some quick tips about Penang to make your trip that much more convenient. Read on to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Alternatively, you can just approach our team at the hotel for further assistance.

QUICK FACTS

LET’S EXPLORE MALAYSIA

Looking for more facts about Penang? Here are some quick tips about Penang to make your trip that much more convenient. Read on to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Alternatively, you can just approach our team at the hotel for further assistance.

QUICK FACT #1 CURRENCY

Malaysia's legal tender is the Ringgit (RM or MYR), with numerous currency exchange outlets available throughout Penang. Bank notes are available in RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100 denominations.

QUICK FACT #2 CLIMATE

Malaysia sees tropical weather all year-round, with temperatures ranging from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF).

In Penang, you should expect rainy season to fall between April to October.

QUICK FACT #3 CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Malay is the national language, and is most widely-spoken here. There are a host of other languages and dialects spoken throughout the country, but for Penang, the other major languages spoken would be English and Hokkien.

QUICK FACT #4 GENERAL INFO (TIME & ELECTRICITY)

Time: Eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).

Electricity: Standard voltage is 220 - 240 Volts AC at 50 cycles per second. Malaysia uses standard 3-pin square plugs (Type G).