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Penang has long been known as one of Southeast Asia's finest destinations, with its outstanding beaches and exotic sights. However, as fabulous as its beaches are, some of Penang's deeper mysteries should also be experienced, such as the Snake Temple, which, according to local folklore was inhabited by snakes which crawled out of the jungle on the night of the temple's completion and are still there today. The Kek Lok Si temple, at Air Itam, is reputed to be the largest and most beautiful temple complex in Southeast Asia. Its 7-storey pagoda, over 90 feet high, is a harmonious blend of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architecture and craftsmanship.
Whilst you are in Penang we recommend a gentle trek through the Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, which is crisscrossed with beautiful trails leading to isolated beaches. You will be amazed at the rare flora, monkeys chattering in the trees, sea eagles surveying their prey and perhaps even a glimpse of a Hawksbill turtle heading for the sea.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
Nights: 24 | from £105,000pp
Join an exotic, around-the-world expedition personally designed and accompanied by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent. Snorkel the coral reefs of French Polynesia,... Find out more
Holiday type: Group departure
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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:
Prices from £1,099pp saving from £200pp for 7 nights
Book a stay at Shangri La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa before 20th December 2016 and receive 25% discount on rates. Prices from £1,099pp based on two people sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room on a B&B basis, including international flights and transfers. Valid for travel now until 31st March 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Complimentary sunrise breakfast with a view of Mount Kinabalu
Book a stay in the Ocean Wing at Shangri La’s Rasa Ria and receive special benefits exclusive to A&K; these benefits include a complimentary breakfast overlooking Mount Kinabalu as the sun rises, plus 20% discount on all food and beverages, and spa treatments too. Valid for travel 1st September 2016 – 31st March 2017, excludes 24th December 2016 – 2nd January 2017 and 26th January – 1st February 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Prices from £1,575pp saving up to £500pp for 7 nights
Book a 7 night stay at The Datai Langkawi and receive 50% discount on the second room. First room receives 2 nights complimentary and 15% discount. Prices from £1,575pp based on a family of four with two children below 12 years staying in two Canopy Deluxe Rooms including breakfast, transfers and international flights. Bookings must be made 60 days prior to receive 15% discount on first room. Valid for travel 1st April - 23rd December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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Prices from £1,495pp saving up to £300pp for 7 nights
Book a 7 night stay at The St. Regis Langkawi and pay for only 5 nights. Prices from £1,495pp based on two people sharing a Premier Rainforest Room on a B&B basis, including international flights and airport transfers. Valid for travel until 22nd December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.
Read about our lastest experiences in our Travel Blog pages.
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Kuala Lumpur/Langkawi (Malaysian Airlines)
11 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +8 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
November - April (Peninsula Malaysia)
March - October (Borneo)
Malaysia's climate is tropical and humid, with humidity high in the mornings and lower in the afternoons. A typical day is warm and humid with balmy evenings. The main rainy seasons fall from November to February.