Penang Travel Information

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Penang Scene Famed throughout Asia for its heady mix of eastern cultures, Penang Island is Malaysia’s prime melting pot. Roadside vendors serve some of the world’s best street food; its national parks offer white-sand beaches and wildlife; and UNESCO-listed George Town is full of colorful heritage houses.

Things to do in Penang: Entopia • Colonial Penang Museum • Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple • Street Art in George Town • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple • Kek Lok Si Temple • Botanical Gardens • Red Garden Night & Food Market

Highly rated hotels in Penang: The Eastern & Oriental Hotel • G Hotel Kelawai • Seven Terraces • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion • Yeng Keng Hotel Penang • Muntri Mews • Iconic Hotel • 23 Love Lane • Macalister Mansion • Hotel Penaga



Malaysia's electricity is 240V 50Hz and uses plug types A, C, G & M
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Penang International Airport is 6,390 miles, with a flight time of approx 13 hrs. Penang's IATA airport code is PEN.


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Climate: In Malaysia the climate is equatorial, ie hot, humid and rainy throughout the year. Temperatures are high and stable, ranging between 25°C and 33°C. Rainfall is abundant and frequent throughout the year, in fact, it is difficult to find a month when it is lower than 100mm; however, it is possible to find periods when it is not too high, although they are not the same everywhere. The rains are caused by the monsoon regime. As Malaysia is near the Equator and surrounded by the sea, there is no real dry season. In addition, the rains, as is generally the case in tropical countries, are quite erratic from year to year. However, the monsoons make precipitation more abundant and frequent in the areas directly exposed to these winds: between mid-October and January, the northeast monsoon prevails, affecting especially the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the north-east coast of Borneo, while between June and September, it's the period of the southwest monsoon, which, in Malaysia, usually produces weaker effects. It should be noted, however, that the tropical rains occur mainly in the form of intense downpours or thunderstorms, usually in the afternoon, so there's no shortage of sunshine, at least in the morning, when the weather conditions are generally good. In Penang, January and February are the best months. In December and March, rainfall is around 150mm per month, and it's even higher from June to August, when it's around 200mm per month.

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BA Tier Points Earned

Route 1LON‑DOH
(BA) ba
DOH‑PEN
(QR) qr


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy7070 140280
WTP9070 160320
Business140140 280560
First210210 420840
 
Route 2LON‑HKG
(BA) ba
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy7020 90180
WTP9025 115230
Business14040 180360
First21060 270540
 
Route 3LON‑BKK
(BA) ba
BKK‑HKG
(CX) cx
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy702020 110220
WTP902525 140280
Business1404040 220440
First2106060 330660
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



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