A cost for hotel accommodation as well as for different excursions and tours may considerably vary in the course of the year. Prudent tourists should keep in mind that in the heat of the tourist season the prices in local hotels are commonly by half higher than average.
The only type of public transport on the island is a bus running almost to every landmark and site. Tourists should avoid remote trips after 20:00 as in the evening and at night buses run in considerable intervals meanwhile in the morning buses appear on the routes at 6:00.
The island has adopted such a notion as low season featuring the decrease of the tourist flow. The low season starts on the Penang island in September and lasts till the beginning of December. During this period many museums and landmarks may be closed for reconstruction.
Numerous restaurant and shops of the capital of the island accept credit cards. The optimum way to pay for goods and services is national currency. Local banks offer the most profitable rates of currency exchange. The banks operate from 9:00 till 16:00.
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