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Among the car hire companies that serve Penang International Airport are some of the world’s best known transportation companies.
Passengers wishing to book in advance should try the websites of
http://www.avis.com, tel +60 04 643 9633, with out of hours service, breakdown assistance, satellite navigation systems and child booster seats being offered. The company’s normal opening hours at their station in the airport are Mondays to Fridays from 8.00 hours to 21.00 hours and Saturdays and Sundays from 8.00 hours to 17.00 hours. During public holidays these opening hours can change and customers should ascertain the correct times for return of their vehicle and keys during opening hours at the time of making their reservation.
http://www.europcar.com, tel +60 13 399 8818; the station is open 24 hours a day every day. Europcar are one of the world’s most experienced car rental companies with a huge fleet and affordable prices for leisure and business vehicle hire.
http://www.auto-europe.co.uk, Freephone 0800 358 1229; the depot’s opening hours are between 8.00 hours and 18.00 hours daily. Throughout the year customers can enjoy great savings and special deals.
http://honkcarrental.com, an operator with a wide choice of vehicles at very affordable prices catering for leisure and business travel.
George Town and Penang Island have much to offer and the state of Penang is worth exploring. In 2008 Penang Island and George Town were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and driving across the Penang Bridge, the largest bridge in Asia and ranking as the third largest bridge in the world, is an unforgettable experience.
Car hire Rental Penang International Airport offers great flexibility and freedom to tourists, as they can choose their own itinerary rather than join crowded tourist coaches. A drive out to Aye Itam village offers the chance to enjoy the stunning views from the Ayer Itam dam, which perches high above the Kek Lok Si temple. On Penang Island’s north-western cape visitors will find Muka Head Lighthouse with scenic views of the ocean. Tourists should drive to Teluk Bahang jetty and take a boat from there to the lighthouse or climb the hill on foot.
Penang Island is also a haven for wildlife and there are some amazing parks and nature reserves, which are best reached by car. Car rental Penang International Airport has a great choice of vehicles for every budget and requirement and families or larger groups of friends travelling together should consider that it is far cheaper hiring one minibus than several smaller vehicles.
The Bukit Jambul Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens are in fact a Japanese garden with an adjacent deer park, a tea house and a wonderful collection of tropical flowers buzzing with butterflies and exotic insects. The gardens can be found at Persiaran Bukit Jambul, Bayan Leaps on Penang Island.
Penang Bird Park in Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya on Penang Island may be small, but it has some gorgeous wildlife on show from ostriches and hornbills, macaws, peafowls and flamingos to sea eagles and chatty grey parrots. The park is open from 9.00 hours to 19.00 hours daily.
Car hire Rental Penang International Airport is also a great way to explore Penang’s rich culture and heritage. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a historic mansion with 220 windows, 38 colourful rooms, no fewer than 7 staircases and 5 granite-paved courtyards.
Throughout Penang Island visitors will marvel at the beauty and serenity of the place with its religious tolerance of different creeds being visible in the many different religious monuments, from the wonderful Dharmikarma Burmese Temple to Methodist churches to the Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple near Ayer Itam market.