A homestay programme gives tourists the opportunity to stay with a chosen family, interact and experience the daily life of their homestay family and learn the culture and lifestyle of the rural community in Malaysia. A homestay programme cannot be classified as a lodging facility. It focuses more on lifestyle and experience, including cultural and economic activities.
However, what we shall discuss here about Penang Homestay is actually focuses on lodging facility. In Penang, the term of Homestay is widely used as a term of lodging facility, especially run by private owned guest houses and apartments. Normally, the guests do not have to stay with the host family. This article is trying to provide some background and tips on how to find a nice Penang homestay in Bayan Baru area. Bayan Baru is well positioned to be the growing locations in Penang. Due to its neighbourhood of industrial areas that housed a few hundreds of MNCs, this South-West District are one of the preferred retail/shopping destination for working professionals, families, visitors and MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, exhibition). So, visitors to Penang for business purposes normally explore the hotels, homestay or rental houses in Bayan Baru area.
There are 3 major factors to consider when picking a nice Penang homestay in Bayan Baru.
It depends on the type of accommodation you are choosing, the promotional rates for a landed vacation house range from about RM30-RM50/pax while for apartment ranged from RM15-55/pax. The rates are very much depended on the type of accommodation and facilities that the homestay offers. The pax refer to the number of occupant who can stay in the homestay. The rate per pax is also a general guideline as some homestay may require the guests to rent a whole unit rather than offer a stay for solely one occupant. So, you will need to confirm with the homestay owner for the actual rates as well as terms and conditions.
You may also need to consider your purpose of stay in Penang Bayan Baru area. Are you visiting Bayan Baru for business, meetings, and wedding ceremony or solely for vacation? Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE), formerly known as the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), is the biggest multi-purpose indoor venue in Penang for conventions and exhibitions. So, if you are coming to attend exhibition in SPICE, you can explore homestay in Bayan Baru and Relau area.
For visitors who stay in Penang for a period of time may concern where to get the laundry. Laundry shop in Penang normally charge price per KG for normal cleaning. Example for normal cleaning services including wash, dry and fold normally range from RM3-RM4/kg. However, bear in mind that if your clothing does not meet minimum loading per machine, normally the laundry shop may still charge the customers for minimum loading price, which may cost around RM12-15/loading. Another option to save the laundry cost, you may explore homestay or vacation house rentals if they offer washing machine facilities.
If you are coming to Penang to attend wedding ceremony or you are planning to host your wedding guests for your ceremony, a better choice for you is to explore the landed vacation house. Not only its spacious built-up area that can accommodate up to maximum 20pax for some homestay, but also more parking space available and flexible house rules.
Other factor you need to consider when finding a nice Penang homestay in Bayan Baru is the nearby public amenities and the convenience of food and dining place. It cannot be denied that public transportation in Penang is not as convenient as her other neighbourhood island cities. There is no MRT and subway service in Penang. The most commonly available public transportation is Rapid bus service. So, for wise and cost-effective tourists, you may explore if the homestay location is close to any Rapid bus stop, ideally within walking distance. Fortunately, Bayan Baru area is close to many public transportation amenities such as Bukit Jambul taxi station, Sunshine taxi station and Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal and a few Rapid Bus Stops along Jalan Paya Terubong, Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim and Jalan Tun Dr.Awang.
Happy Homestay in Penang provides safe, clean and affordable homestay in Bayan Baru area. Happy Homestay in Penang is close to SPICE, PISA and Bayan Lepas Industrial area. Happy Homestay is also an ideal homestay for wedding guests in Penang. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information.