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Penang Travels Tips



Travel document like passport, keep it near you



Penang Travels Tips, can be fun when you got all information at your finger tips. Now that you have some facts about my island Penang, getting around would be easier, right?


Travel Documents

Upon entering Penang and Malaysia, visitors must possess a national passport or other internationally recognized travel documents such as Certificates of Identity and Emergency Certificates of Affidavits.


Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of allowed stay in Penang travels or Malaysia.


If you do not have a passport recognized by Malaysia, you must apply for a document in lieu of a passport and visa which is issued by Malaysian missions abroad.


For citizens of most countries, no visa is needed for short travels or social visits.


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Upon entering Malaysia, visitors for must possess a national passport or other internationally recognized travel documents such as Certificates of Identity and Emergency Certificates of Affidavits.


Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the period of allowed stay in Malaysia. If you do not have a passport recognized by Malaysia, you must apply for a document in lieu of a passport and visa which is issued by Malaysian missions abroad.


For citizens of most countries, no visa is needed for short social visits. Working papers are required for temporary employment in Malaysia.


Get to know more about our Malaysian Immigrations Law on guidelines for Application of Expatriate, Employment Pass, Dependant Pass, Social Visit, Spouse Program, Facilities Offered and other information here.


Extension of Stay

Visitors to wishing to extend their stay may apply at the Immigration Office in Lebuh Pantai, two days before the visa expires.


You can get the Malaysian Visa extension forms from Penang too. In Butterworth, the Immigration office is near Sunway Hotel, Seberang Jaya. Applied for your extension here


Offense

It is an offense to overstay the validity of the visit passes, therefore read carefully the visit passes endorsed on your documents.


Please consult the Malaysian embassy in your country for more information for your Penang Travels.


Travel Tips and Precautions

I sound like your mother, but I still share this Penang Travels advises.

  • Worried about sun-burn? Pack plenty of sun block. While sun block should be available at most resorts, some hotels on the smaller islands can be under stocked. Since Malaysia isn't far from the equator, just a few minutes in the midday sun can leave you scorched.

  • Season of Aedes mozzys. Bring mosquito repellent and walking shoes. Even if you plan to vegetate on the beach every day, you might find yourself trekking through Malaysia's abundant and colorful rain forest at some point.

  • Don't lose your cool. As in most Asian societies, Malaysian culture values polite interactions which allow both parties to save face. Courteous persistence with resort staff or locals will probably get you further than getting visibly upset.

  • Note that Islamic tradition dictates that you should hand things to Malays using your right hand, not your left.

  • Safeguard your valuables. Regardless of how secure your resort might seem, tourists piles of expensive cameras and telephones can be tempting to locals, and things do occasionally go missing. Use the safe in your room, or leave valuables at the hotel desk, and keep an eye on your goods while bathing.

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Hard Rock Hotel

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For happy travellers wanting a great holiday in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel is certainly a great choice. With 249 room with great balconies and sea views, one can have vacation with a sweet smile.

Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

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The grand dame of Batu Ferringhi is Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa which has catapulted Penang to fame as the first beach resort in the region with a five star hotel status. Top notch with a spacious living room, dressing area, large marble bathroom, separate bath-shower and soaking bathtub on balcony, feel like a king and queen during your stay!
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Golden Sands Resorts

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Shangri-La's Golden Sands Resort, Penang brings together the magic of the east and the comforts of the west, with its rooms and suites offering all the amenities you would expect from a deluxe resort. Recreational activities include exciting water-sports, jungle trekking, or simply lounging at one of its many pools.

Bayview Beach Resort

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The Bayview Beach Resort is the perfect retreat for holiday-makers, conference and business travelers. Lay back and enjoy the sun-drenched beaches and swaying palm trees from the hotel's award-winning landscaped gardens.