Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Two storey residential home, built in the early 1900's, restored to maintain the heritage exterior whilst incorporating all the necessities of a comfortable residence with an Asian flavour. The home is situated in a quiet, safe and secure residential enclave with front and rear access, one street from the bustling Penang Rd, shopping and night life within the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All the delights of visiting the Heritage sights, museums, temples, clan houses etc. of George Town are within walking distance, along with the modern necessities of shopping, malls, markets, dept.stores and boutiques, cinemas, seaside and Capt. Lights grave ,the founder of Penang. Of course always the most important part of Penang,FOOD! All this in walking distance.
A short walk will also take you to transport, for outings to Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si (biggest Buddhist temple in S.E.Asia) Batu Ferringhi beach and its popular night markets, and many more. Don't forget to check up on, or ask us what festivals are on in George Town during your visit, they are always a must see, multiculturalism at its best!
You can even see KOMTAR, Penangs tallest building and its most famous landmark from your window. Here is the perfect accommodation for those who want comfort, privacy, security and convenience and a real taste of life in a Heritage City.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||- 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Penang International Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Butterworth 13 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors||
We offer service of the home weekly or more frequently if required.
Tourist information and bookings are available and we can supply a 'starter' kit of basic food stuffs if needed, just email your requirements and we will forward the cost and they will be waiting for you!.
The home is situated in a multicultural community, giving our guests an opportunity to make friends and enjoy Malaysia in way not always available to hotel guests.
All the necessities of daily living are included in the house, from kitchen equipment, full settings for 4, cookware, ceiling fans, for those not keen on full time air con, all linen is supplied. We also have similar properties available, contact us for details. Top quality comfortable queen size bed! Both bedrooms and living hall are airconditioned.
|Further details outdoors||
As a typical Penang home, it has what is called a 5ft.way, or covered entrance, mind you, 5 ft. ways can be anything between 4 and 10ft ! But it is a perfect spot for that morning coffee and newspaper!
Please contact us if this property is booked for other options,
The Penang Island region
Penang Island has a great history of multiculturalism, and a fine example of races and religions comfortably living together, the architecture is so varied and the colours of daily life fantastic. In George Town there is never a dull moment, for photographers, it's truly heaven!
There is always something to see and do and never a shortage of people to talk to, a smile is all that is needed to start a conversation, plus the majority of Malaysians speak English. Anyone will tell you that Penang is one big kitchen! Half the Island seems to be cooking whilst the other half are eating, that, together with the shopping, makes it an ideal place to do both and so inexpensively!
Many web sites are available re. the tourist attractions. But plan to take in some of the major festivals, one of the 5 New Years! Christmas, Thaipusum, Bon Odori, Hungry Ghost, Nine Emperor Gods, just to name a few. Take a look at www.visitpenang.gov.my for a Calendar of Events
Packing for Penang is easy, the weather hardly varies, lows of high 20's and highs of mid 30's. even when it rains, its warm rain! We don't have a monsoon season, just a few more showers around Sept. Oct. So you can pack light and leave room to take home all the bargains!
George Town, Penang Island
Our properties are in the heart of George Town for those who want to really get to know their chosen holiday destination. In walking distance is the famous Blue Mansion Chong Fatt Tze, tours of the fabulous 1800's example how the 'haves' lived are conducted at 11am and 3pm.
The Peranakan Mansion, another lovely Straights Chinese home now housing a magnificent private collection of everything relating to that period and people. The Penang Museum, Sun Yet Sen Museum, The Clan Jetty's are fantastic, these homes built over the water are so unusual, each jetty belonging to a separate clan, Chew, Tan etc. and only those of that clan are allowed to live there.
Upper Penang Rd is the place to go for night life, night clubs, resaurants, cafes, bars aplenty, and on the last Sunday of each month a market is held under cover here, with fantastic hand made items, jewellery, antiques, art works etc. and entertainment and of course, being Penang, food, from 9am to 2pm. Chowrasta Market in Penang Rd (all day) is about 5 mins away and is just a riot of colours, this is the place if you want fabrics and next to that is the produce morning market from 8am to 11am, a must see.
Further down Penang Rd is the 4 way pedestrian overpass taking you to Komtar, the tallest building on the island, housing most of the Gov. offices and a viewing floor, worth seeing as it is only from above that you can appreciate what seems like small early shop lots from street level but from the 58th floor one realises that these narrow buildings, 15 to 20ft wide, can sometimes stretch back 150ft!
Next to this is Prangin Mall, everything you ever wanted in shoes, clothing, shoes, DVDs,computor games Playstation games, electronic equipment etc. deparment stores oh, did I mention shoes? And this is just some of the things to see, Penang is best seen on foot and that means at night as well, a whole new George Town emerges at night, all the food hawkers take to the streets and it is just one long constant eatathon!
By the way, the food and the water are perfectly safe to consume, in 8 years of living here and eating at just about every stall, we have never had a problem! If there is a crowd there, the food is good and so cheap, you can eat all day for about RM15!
Being an Island has the advantage of no matter where you are, you are never far from the sea, a short stroll from our property will have you sitting by the sea, eating and watching the sun set or going to the Spice Gardens, so cool under all the greenery and ovelooking the water. Or choose a day out at the many Beaches , but watch out for the sun!