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10 Most Useful Tips for Budget Travelers to Penang

Budget Travelers to Penang who aim for a reasonable and fantastic vacation are not too difficult to achieve if proper planning and sufficient homework were prepared. It is possible just to spend USD50/day to tour around Penang for accommodation, domestic logistics, and food expenses.

Travelers don’t need to spend much money to visit Penang because the cost of living index is considerably low in Penang (CPI =40.65 ) compared to neighbouring cities like  Kuala Lumpur  (CPI=41.78), Singapore (CPI=82.16), and Bangkok (CPI=53.97) base on Numbeo’s analysis 2020. For cost-effective backpackers, you will even save more funds for future travel plans to other destinations.

Let us review the top 10 tips to own a practical vacation to Penang.

1) Lost Cost Airline

Thanks to the booming for low-cost carriers, traveling by airplane is now becoming cheaper to most of the people, especially budget travellers. Penang International Airport is the hub of two low-cost carriers, namely AirAsia and Firefly, and features a good connection to major cities in Asia. Budget travellers can plan the trip upfront to grab cheap air tickets during airline promotion offers which sometimes offer free single trip tickets and travellers just to pay the airport tax and operating expenses.

2)  Select Affordable Accommodation Choice

Budget travellers can explore the choice to settle on homestay accommodation which offers a cushty staying experience at affordable prices.  it might be a great idea to google search budget homestay Penang to survey the location, price, and amenities that fit your need.

3) Currency Exchange Rates

Budget travellers can exchange the Malaysia Ringgit at their own country before coming to Penang or exchange the currency notes at licensed money changers in Penang.  it might good to match the rate of exchange at own country vs Penang to weigh which one offers a far better rate. Foreign travellers can visit the Maybank website (www.maybank2u.com.my) or the Public Bank website (www.pbebank.com) to review the currency rate offered between countries. Besides this, you will learn about what are the main currencies are available for exchange in Malaysia. The licensed exchanger is conveniently found in Penang which is found in major shopping malls and tourist spots.

4) Public Transport

The most commonly available public transport in Penang Island is Rapid Bus. For domestic and international travellers, you will purchase a Rapid Passport for less than RM30 which you are entitled to 7 days of unlimited travel on all Rapid Penang buses.

This is a good deal because it may help to save lots of transportation costs by taking a taxi. For more information about Rapid Penang’s path, visit www.rapidpg.com.my.

5) Special Rates for Tickets

Budget travellers also can study travel guidebooks to get some special deals. Sometimes, some tourist spots, museums offer better ticket prices for college kids, group visits, and senior citizens.

6) Cooking

Budget travellers can consider renting accommodation that provides cooking facilities.  You can cook an easy meal or make a cup of tea for refreshment.

7)  Choose Low Season

March and April are travel low season in Penang. Budget travellers can consider visiting Penang during these months because the ticket price is generally cheaper, and you can grab accommodation at a reduced price. Besides, you will avoid the crowd during peak season and enjoy the valuable vacation to the fullest!

8) Laundry

Laundry is an important factor for a cost-wise traveller.  You can try to choose the accommodation that supplies complimentary laundry service. If you are traveling to Penang for a longer period, you will reduce your luggage weight by only bringing simple clothing which you will wash your clothing at a homestay that gives a washer.

9) Street Food

Penang is legendary for its Street Food. Budget travellers who wish to taste the first and native dishes should explore the local food court where serves a spread of local cuisine at a reasonable price.

10) Grocery

Budget travellers can buy groceries from a mini market instead of replenishing your stock from the tourist spot area in which the merchandise cost could also be higher. If your accommodation provider is serving water dispenser facilities that is even a sensible choice which may save quite a lot to shop for the beverage.

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