This vibrant island state in Malaysia is renowned for its rich culture, stunning beaches, and delicious food. Whether you're seeking a relaxing getaway, an adventurous escape, or a cultural immersion, Penang has something to offer everyone!
In addition to our accessible facilities and transportation, Penang also offers a wide range of accessible attractions and activities for delegates to enjoy. You can explore the island's rich history and culture at its many accessible museums and temples, or simply relax and unwind on one of our many beautiful beaches.
And of course, no trip to Penang would be complete without sampling the local cuisine! Penang is a melting pot of cultures, and its food reflects this. From Penang asam laksa to char kway teow, there's a dish to please every palate.
We look forward to welcoming you to our island paradise!
Setia SPICE Convention Centre is a world-class event venue located in the vibrant city of Penang, Malaysia. The venue is Eco Green GBI certified as the world 1st hybrid solar-powered convention centre. On a bright day, SPICE Convention Centre draws 0 (zero) energy from the national grid. Some of its outstanding eco-friendly features include expansive green spaces, green technology, energy efficient systems, redevelopment of an existing building and social inclusive design.
Amari SPICE Penang is the city’s leading hotel offering vibrant experiences to guests whether on a business or leisure trip, conveniently connected to the SPICE Convention Centre.
Situated at the centre of it all in the heart of Penang’s Central Business District in Bayan Lepas and just a 5km drive away from Penang International Airport.
An exceptional venue for any occasion, and the place to relax, meet and celebrate with families, friends and colleagues from near or far.
Your private abode awaits at the hotel that offers 453 contemporary designed guest rooms and suites with market-inspired Amaya Food Gallery, D’Observatory Sky Bar, Cascade, Executive Lounge, and recreational facilities such as Breeze Spa, FIT Centre, outdoor saltwater swimming pool with Aqua Bar.
Olive Tree Hotel is an eco-friendly business hotel, strategically located in the Convention and Free Trade Zone of Penang Island. The hotel offers 2 F&B outlets, fitness facilities (gym and swimming pool) & functional meeting space & comfortable accommodation for one’s green stay.
Located right opposite the SPICE Convention Centre with less than 5 minutes walking distance and 10 minutes’ drive away from Penang International Airport, 25 minutes Penang 1st & 2nd Bridge. It is a conducive meeting point for all convention-goers.
The Malaysian ringgit (MYR), is the official currency of Malaysia. Do prepare cash as some places only accept cash.
In Malaysia, the power plug sockets are of type C (2 round pins) and G (3 square pins). The standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Please bring international travel adapter.
The forecasted weather is between 28 to 31 Degree Celsius. Penang is a beautiful city to explore and walk about. Do bring an umbrella as it can rain during the day.
Please wear appropriate clothes and do not forget to bring suitable attires for the overall programme and social events.
Please check your passport validity, do make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months. Malaysia offers visa free and visa on arrival for many destinations. Do check if you have doubt.Check VISA Here
Taxis are easily available around the island; it is a common means of getting around by visitors. Be sure to agree on a price before boarding the taxi. Start by asking how much it is to get to your destination; you can negotiate on the prices quoted if you feel that they are too high.
Apps such as Grab is available in Penang. Simply download the app to start booking your trips. Payment is either by cash or credit/debit card.
The main public bus service is by Rapid Penang and it covers an extensive area both on the island and mainland. It also operates a Free CAT (Central Area Transit) bus service within George Town. KOMTAR Terminal is the central transfer terminal for buses that cover the whole of Penang Island.
Simply ask around or look out for signboards to find out which bus route serves you best. Upon boarding the Rapid Penang bus, inform the driver of your destination, pay the amount required and receive a ticket for your trip. Remember to prepare exact change as no change will be given back as all buses do not carry change for safety reasons.
*Fares are based on distance travelled.