Facilities in Penang
The best place to learn more about Penang is to go to www.tourism
Penang has an international airport. It has flights from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and other countries. It is just 45minutes from Kuala Lumpur or 1 hour from Singapore. The maximum time to drive from anywhere on the island to Penang airport is 60 minutes. The airport is small but there are not many complains abut the size, service or the facilities.
Picture taken from www.malaysiaairports.com.my
We have many good hospitals in Penang. Hospitals here have the prescription medication that you are taking now, so you don't have to worry about not getting your medication here. Medical service is affordable. If you are less than 65 years old, it is recommended that you purchase medical insurance. Click on the picture to view the website of the hospitals. Below is the partial list of hospitals in Penang.
Hospital Pantai Mutiara
Lam Wah Ee Hospital - This hospital has a Chinese medicine facility
Penang Adventist Hospital
We have Gurney Plaza, Island Plaza, Prangin Mall, Bukit Jambul Complex, Queensbay Mall. If you are from Britain and if you miss the British supermarkets, you can go to Tesco. We have local supermarkets like Giant and Sunshine as well.
Mobile phones (GSM) are easily available and it is cheap to buy a prepaid card. Check out the terms and conditions before purchase as some service providers limit the number of months you can use on a prepaid card before the next top-up. 3G mobile broadband is available as well on selected spots in Penang. Wireless Wi-Fi hotspots are available at a lot of shops or restaurants. Landline broadband telephones are not difficult to get either.
There is a newly built marina in the heart of Georgetown. The rates are quite reasonable and there are berths available for your boats