Stay + Tiger Airways return flights
- 3D2N stay at Hotel GLOW Penang or Sentral Seaview Hotel for $178 instead of $279
- 3D2N stay at Flamingo Hotel by The Beach for $198 instead of $299
Hotels at a glance
Hotel GLOW Penang
Reminiscent of the 1950s pop art aesthetic, GLOW Penang Hotel’s multi-coloured walls, furnishings, and decor brings a vibrance befitting its name. Located within 500 metres of the bright colours of GLOW is UNESCO-accredited city centre Georgetown, offering easy access to Penang’s many sights and gastronomic galore. Stay at one of the hotel’s 131 rooms after a day of seeing the sights of the town, taking in the brown and white walls with yellow accents in each room fitted with blackout curtains, mini bars, and other amenities.
- Complimentary breakfast and an alternative to Penang fare can be found at ZEST Bar Cafe, where Thai cuisine, among others is served.
- Swimming pool and fitness centre located on the first floor of the building to keeps bodies in peak condition.
Sentral Seaview Hotel
Tucked in the serene suburb of Tanjung Tokong, the Sentral Seaview Hotel stands bordering the frothy white waves and sandy shores of the beach, where hotel guests may arise from restful sleeps to an awe-inspiring view of aquamarine waves rolling in from the horizon. Those looking to relax may head over to the poolside to lounge or choose to wade in the water, before heading to the on-site Horizon Cafe for a meal while gazing out at peaking cerulean waters. Meanwhile, travellers looking to take in local sights, scents, and gastronomic adventures may take a quick 10-minute ride to Georgetown, the island’s capital.
Flamingo Hotel by The Beach
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
- TR 2426
- Departure time: 8.20am (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 9.40am (GMT +8)
Penang to Singapore
- TR 2427
- Departure time: 10.20am (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 11.50am (GMT +8)
- TR 2429
- Departure time: 9.25pm (GMT +8)
- Arrival time: 10.50pm (GMT +8)
- Stay at Hotel GLOW Penang, Hotel B, or Flamingo Hotel by The Beach
- Max. occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 3rd guest subject to additional charges.
- Room size, bedding, and facilities vary from hotel to hotel
GLOW Penang Hotel or Sentral Seaview Hotel
- Single traveller: $278 per person
- Extra bed for child aged 11 and below: $168 per person
- Stay without extra bed for child aged 11 and below: $118 per person
- Stay extension with breakfast: $78 per room per night.
Flamingo Hotel by the Beach
- Single traveller: $318 per person
- Extra bed for child aged 11 and below: $188 per person
- Stay without extra bed for child aged 11 and below: $128 per person
- Stay extension with breakfast: $108 per room per night.
Penang Island: 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.