INSIDER: Penang Is The 19th Cheapest Holiday Destination In The World


Who doesn’t love a cheap holiday? If you’re looking to get away in 2019 but you haven’t decided where to go yet, Penang is believed to be one of the most Pocket friendliest destinations in the world, No kidding! Drawing nearly four million tourists each year, if this ain’t good news for the budget-friendly travellers, we don’t know what is!

By kengky

From the mainland, crossing the channel is a 10-mile journey over aquamarine water with ample time to admire the approaching cityscape of beachside high-rises set below mountains of the uninhabited jungle, not to mention is an attractive colonial-era capital—and UNESCO World Heritage site encompassing a fusion of British, Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures which brings about an eclectic mix of architecture and dining styles. Hidden among the narrow streets are some of South-East Asia’s best street art.

By Penang Foodie

So who decided Penang was the 19th cheapest destinations in the world exactly? As stated on the article by Insider,  reviewed by the Post Office Travel Money’s annual Holiday Money report, the report’s annual Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer compares eight staple items tourists depend on, in various countries.

By Penang Foodie

Among them is a meal for two, a cup of coffee, a bottle of beer, a Coca-Cola, a glass of wine, a bottle of water, sun cream and insect repellent. Costing $107.89 @ RM441.76. From Tokyo to Turkey, it’s pretty shocking how Penang is pricier than Japan but they’ve got the math and at the very least, we’re on the list so hurrayyy!

And for those wondering how is the RM4441.76, here’s some elaboration on the expenses (Source: INSIDER).

  • A cup of coffee: $3.47 (RM14.21)
  • a bottle of local beer: $6.83 (RM27.97)
  • a bottle/can of Coke or Pepsi: $1.77 (RM7.25)
  • a glass of wine: $7.60 (RM31.12)
  • a 1.5l bottle of mineral water: $0.76 (RM3.11)
  • Sun cream: $14.87 (RM60.89)
  • Insect repellent: $3.01 (RM12.32)
  • And a three-course meal for two (including a bottle of house wine): $69.58 (RM284.90)

So what do you think foodies? Figured you could go on a trip in Penang and spend lesser than this? Fill us in the comment section your budget for a short trip to Penang and tell us your favourite thing to do while you’re at it cuz we would surely love to hear some! Til then, tune in for more cuz we’ve always got great news your way, Cheers!

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