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Penang (MalayPulau Pinang[pi.naŋ]) is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Malacca Strait. It has two parts: Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town, is located, and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. They are connected by Malaysia’s two longest road bridges, the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge; the latter is also the second longest oversea bridge in Southeast Asia. The second smallest Malaysian state by land mass, Penang, is bordered by Kedah to the north and the east, and Perak to the south.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is located at the northern beach area of Penang Island, just 45 minutes from Penang International Airport. The hotel, which is the home of Malaysia’s first teddy bear museum (TeddyVille) is within a 20-minute drive to UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town and a 10-minute drive to Batu Ferringhi.

Getting there:

By car:

By plane:

If you are travelling by plane, Penang International Airport (PEN) will be your destination. You can take a taxi from Penang Airport to DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.

By bus:

The bus station is located at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal (21 km from DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang), where one can take the express bus from various part of Malaysia. Prior booking is advised during peak period to avoid any last minute disappointment. Online booking is available for several bus companies at From Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal, you can use a taxi or a Grab service to the conference venue.