Penang is still a little lacklustre but maintaining it’s quaintly and charming old school way of life. Most people coming here tend to experience a nostalgic feeling especially when they start exploring George Town. Walking down the old reminiscence streets like Acheen Street, Armenian Street, Muntri Street, Market Street all with individualist atmosphere is like stepping back in time. Within these enclaves there are a few exquisite building like the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Moorish like Kapitan Keling Mosque. Another spot worth visiting is the Clan Jetties, settlements built on silts by the shores. Away from the town is the famous pagoda in Kek Lok Si Temple at Air Itam, the reclining Buddha in Pulau Tikus and the Snake Temple at Bayan Lepas.
Some of the most famous beaches in Penang are Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah, both of which boast five-star hotels and beachfront resorts with breathtaking views.The clear waters are popular spots for a wide array of recreational activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, and windsurfing. If you prefer soaking up the sun in a more tranquil setting, there are plenty of remote and quiet Penang beaches such as Monkey Beach and Pantai Kerachut which is accessible by boat. Chartering a yacht would be the best way to see these places.
Straits Quay is Penang’s first and only seafront retail marina. Here, seafood brunch on the promenade is served against scenes of sailboats and emerald seas. If you intend to charter our yachts, they are berthed at this prestigious marina. Platinum Charters offers various charters for private and corporate functions. Whether it’s going to be a full day charter or just an evening champagne cruise, you will be awed by the lovely coast line of Penang. If we are sailing to the smaller islands like Pulau Jerejak, Pulau Rimau or Pulau Kendi, we will sail through Penang Bridge which is truly magnificent especially during sunset.
Telaga Harbour Marina, a gateway and destination for the many yachts plying the region. This safe and sheltered harbour that has evolved from a small fishing village, feature a self-contained township accessible both by road and sea. The facilities and services available also make it an ideal destination for transient, and home base to yachts of various sizes including mega yachts.