I have been reading a lot of posts about Penang as I head there in 3 weeks with 3 kids aged 3, 4 and 7 and I really appreciate the invaluable information provided!
We are staying at Susie Troups apartment in Sri Sayang for the first 3 nights and then move onto the parkroyal for 2 more.
Firstly, I have organised pickup from the airport as its a night flight, however was thinking about hiring a car for the remaining days to give us flexibility in exploring the island with kids. I was wondering if its easy to get to (and park at) Georgetown in our own car? also wondering if some companies allow you to pick up from Batu Ferrenghi and drop off at the airport? Any recommendations on a decent car hire company at Batu Ferrenghi would be appreciated.
Secondly, I really want to take my 7 year old son somewhere close to nature, as he loves wildlife, and I have one day in my itinerary where I could fit this in, appreciate any ideas, is the national park worthwhile? or some other hidden gem?
A high level itinerary planned is as follows (if you think something should be added/removed please feel free to comment)
Sat - hire a car go to the spice garden and butterfly farm, penang hill possibly fruit farm?
Sun - drive to Georgetown see the Mosques and other historic buildings, perhaps little india. Gurney drive on the way back
Mon - ?
Tuesday - Relax at the resort
Wed - Leave for KL
many thanks for your thoughts and advice