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
(QR) qr
DOH‑PEN
(QR) qr


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy2020 4080
WTP2020 4080
Business140140 280560
First210210 420840
 
Route 2LON‑HKG
(BA) ba
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx


TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy205 2550
WTP9025 115230
Business14040 180360
First21060 270540
 
Route 3LON‑BKK
(TG) tg
BKK‑HKG
(CX) cx
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy055 1020
WTP 2525 50100
Business04040 80160
First 6060 120240
 
Route 4LON‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑HKG
(AY) ay
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy10205 3570
WTP109025 125250
Business8014040 260520
First8014060 280560
 
Route 5LON‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑DOH
(AY) ay
DOH‑PEN
(QR) qr

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy102020 50100
WTP109020 120240
Business80140140 360720
First80140210 430860
 
Route 6LON‑HEL
(BA) ba
HEL‑HKG
(AY) ay
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy10205 3570
WTP109025 125250
Business8014040 260520
First8014060 280560
 
Route 7LON‑HEL
(BA) ba
HEL‑DOH
(AY) ay
DOH‑PEN
(QR) qr

TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy102020 50100
WTP109020 120240
Business80140140 360720
First80140210 430860
 
Route 8LON‑DOH
(QR) qr
DOH‑BKK
(QR) qr
BKK‑HKG
(CX) cx
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy20205550100
WTP2020252565130
Business1401404040360720
First21021060605401080
 
Route 9LON‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑BKK
(AY) ay
BKK‑HKG
(CX) cx
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy1020554080
WTP10902525125250
Business801404040300600
First801406060340680
 
Route 10LON‑HEL
(BA) ba
HEL‑BKK
(AY) ay
BKK‑HKG
(CX) cx
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy1020554080
WTP10902525125250
Business801404040300600
First801406060340680
 
Route 11LON‑MAN
(BA) ba
MAN‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑HKG
(AY) ay
HKG‑PEN
(CX) cx
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy5102054080
WTP5109025105210
Business408014040300600
First408014060320640
 
Route 12LON‑MAN
(BA) ba
MAN‑HEL
(AY) ay
HEL‑DOH
(AY) ay
DOH‑PEN
(QR) qr
TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy510202055110
WTP5109020105210
Business4080140140400800
First4080140210470940
 

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, ulSriLankan Airlines



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