Panang was the island we had to get to to get the flight to medan. We didn't allow much time for it, just two days, but we ended up wishing we could have stayed longer. After just coming from Thailand it was refreshing going somewhere people took an interest in us not our money! Malaysia was much more developed than we thought it would be and the people were the friendliest we'd met. The food was really good to, stalls would only do one dish that may have been handed down the generations.