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Penang, Balik Pulau intro.The Malaysian island of Penang, the most visible and noted part of a state of the same name, sits off Malaysia's western coast, close to the border with Thailand, and makes an excellent destination for short trips to enjoy a wonderful mix of cultures as well as some very pretty beaches. In reality, both Malaysia and Thailand offer many superior beach destinations, but Penang also provides the charms of Georgetown, with pre-WWII homes and shophouses, historic temples, mosques, 19th century churches and colonial building forming an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some, however, choose to head for hotels in Balik Pulau, the other side of the island. Here, amongst traditional Malay villages, paddy fields and fruit groves, visitors can truly relax. The most popular resort beaches of Batu Feringgi can still be reached in about 20 minutes from here. Be sure to visit the surreal colours of the Kek Lok Si temple in the centre of the island.