I was in KL over the weekend at a softball tournament. Every trip to KL convinces me how happy I am to be living in Penang.
OK, let’s play the Penang vs. KL comparison game:
Urban sprawl: Advantage KL
Cool Twin Towers: AdvantageKL
Time spent in traffic: Advantage KL
Arts & Entertainment: Advantage KL
Malls: Advantage KL (according to my daughter)
Heritage: Advantage Penang
Food: Advantage Penang
Cultural experiences: Advantage Penang
Scenery, Ocean, Getaways, Hiking, Biking: Advantage Penang
The heart of Malaysia’s trendy art scene, including live theatre, which I love, is most definitely KL. But in every other category that is important to me, I would take Penang any and every day of the week.
So if you can only visit one, make your decision carefully.