Deluxe Hillview Room + Jetstar Airways return flights
- 4D3N stay for 1 for $278 (up to $578 value)
Hotel at a glance
Overlooking the vast body of water known as the Malacca Strait, Flamingo by The Beach illustrates a picture of serene beauty from its scenically ideal location surrounded by nature and a mix of modernity to elegantly appointed accommodations with four-star amenities, all of which aid in providing a comfortable stay.
- Rooms furnished in contemporary fashion offer patrons views of either the sea up ahead or the tranquil hilly terrain of which the hotel’s backdrop is made of.
- Sample unique local cuisine or familiar International flavours at indoor dining facility, Flamingo Cafe, or Flamingo Theque lounge which offers alfresco dining amidst the ocean breeze.
- Seek repose at the hotel’s in-house spa through languid sessions of pampering treatments under the care of dedicated therapists or break a sweat at its fitness centre.
- Step out of one’s comfort zone and explore nearby destinations the likes of Tanjung Bungah Beach and night market, as well as the Botanical Garden and Penang Hill.
Singapore to Penang
- Departure time: 10.40am (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 12.10pm (GMT +8)
- Departure time: 7.45pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 9.45pm (GMT +8)
Penang to Singapore
- Departure time: 12.50pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 2.15pm (GMT +8)
- Departure time: 9.55pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 11.20pm (GMT +8)
Deluxe Hillview Room
- Max. occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 3rd guest subject to additional charges.
- Restaurants and bar
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Business centre
- Water sports
- Kid’s club
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Add-ons (payable to Travel Star)
- Extra bed for guest aged 2 – 12: $238 per person
- Stay without extra bed for guest aged 2 – 11: $158 per person
- Upgrade to Deluxe Seaview Room: Top-up $25 per room per night
- Single traveller: $100 per person per night
- Twin-sharing: $50 per person per night
Penang Island, Malaysia: What to see and do
Before the slew of awards as one of the top culinary spots in the world, one of the most compelling destinations as voted in the NY Times, and being the home of foods worth travelling the world to gorge on, the little island of betel nut palms was the Malay peninsula’s ‘convenient magazine for trade’.
Standing proud as one-half of the nation’s only historical cities (alongside Malacca) recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Georgetown was named after King George III, and is the country’s oldest colonial settlement and the Federation of Malaya’s second city only after Singapore. Embodying all things Penang-nite, the state’s capital is treasured by her people for her heritage and old-world charm. Follow the Heritage Trail walks which take you past the iconic landmarks like Fort Cornwallis, which comes with her own 17th-century Dutch cannon and the cultural-crossroads of the Street of Harmony where the many major religions strive side-by-side, before ending your tour at the Penang Ferry Terminal, where a return ride to mainland Butterworth gives you a view of a metropolis floating on water.
The island’s most famous beach destination, Batu Feringghi is known for her Hard Rock Hotel luxury resort, clusters of para-gliders and windsurfers, and the plentiful stalls of the night market. A coastal heaven which shines with her string of international resorts and sun-worshippers by day, Georgetown’s north-western neighbour transforms into a carnival of lively haggling and colourful exhibits as the sun sets. Surviving the 2004 tsunami waves in form and name, Feringghi’s shores return with her clutches of sun-frolickers on beach buggies and jet-skiers, as well as the odd tanning bodies or two. Then, find a souvenir worthy of a Malaysian night market at the Jalan Batu Ferringhi pasar malam as you polish off your skills in running down prices off imitation handbags, t-shirts, and local artwork.
Then, chart your discovery of Penang cuisine as you drive down ‘The New Esplanade’ of Gurney Drive, the island’s celebrated seafront promenade. Spoken in the same breath as ‘hawker food’ and ‘dining by the sea’, the local’s Persiaran Gurney may intimidate with her handful of fancy skyscrapers and luxury homes, but as you stroll past the high-rise developments and five-star hotels, a rewarding alfresco fare of char kway teow, assam laksa and lok lok awaits. Welcoming the groups of families on a quiet evening out, or the young partiers off for a night in the city, the mobile stall providers open till late and cleverly combine the experience of an authentic Malaysian eat-out with the soothing sensation of a beach getaway.