Penang Hotels for Penang World Music Festival

Penang Hotels for Penang World Music Festival

Claire Hillsmith

For a holiday of cultural exploration and a chance to dance the day away with a global variation of musical talents, why not travel to Penang for the Penang World Musical Festival 2014? With artists from Africa, Spain, Uzbekistan and many more countries you can marvel at the array of sounds, ranging from Bulgarian folk music to reggae and even Spanish flamenco music. Let guide you to some of the friendliest hotels, set in a perfect location for the festival and for exploring the rest of Penang, as you take in the excitement of Malaysia.

In the entertainment hub of Georgetown lies GLOW Penang hotel, which offers delightful three-star accommodation with a swimming pool and fitness centre. Around the corner is Traders Hotel Penang, where guests can relax in 4 star luxury just moments away from two major shopping malls and other leisurely activities. The guests have often commented on the large selection of foods available at breakfast, making this a great place for those with an appetite. Located in Georgetown's historical sector is the Royal Penang Hotel, with 4 star accommodation ranging from basic rooms to presidential suites. The hotel is perfectly situated for travellers wanting to explore main tourist attractions and shopping areas.

Penang World Music Festival will take place in Penang Botanical Gardens, which is a tourist attraction in itself and is surrounded by tropical rain forests and luscious greenery. The park offers serenity and calmness to those in search of it, but for the festival weekend will be alive with a mixture of traditional, modern, local and international musical performances. Starting a 2:00pm the gardens will be filled with food and drink stalls, offering a variety of cuisines, along with handicrafts, souvenirs and CDs of the performing talents. There will also be art and music workshops available throughout the afternoon for all ages to get involved, providing you with the perfect opportunity to make the festival your main weekend plans.

However, whilst you're in the area take a trip to Georgetown and explore the Dharikarama Burmese Temple, Cheong Fatt Tze Museum or the Kapitam Keling Mosque, all of which are beautifully cultured and exquisite buildings. For nature lovers, take a walk through the Tropical Spice Garden or spend an afternoon at the Penang Butterfly Farm. You'll never run out of entertainment in Penang, especially after experiencing the fantastic music festival.

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