Hi, do most of the local businesses and attractions accept cash?
Yes, in fact its easier to use cash than credit cards
Hi Kate, if you spend your time in the local shops along the streets, cash is better because they are mostly small set-ups. Cheers. Enjoy Penang, you will like it!
Yes, cash is preferred.
Hi. They mostly accept cash and mayor credit cards.
Thank you everyone for your very helpful responses, can't wait to go!
Cash in ringgit is accepted everywhere. Fancy places will accept credit cards, and this hotel. There are money changers everywhere but we never found really good exchange rates...just have to accept what they offer. For those with USD bills, the money exchange kiosks either do not accept OLD issue bills (airport), or give reduced exchange rates for old bills, although the old bills are still widely used and equal in value in the USA.
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