This is a prime area!! Walking distance (depending on your stamina) to Queensbay Mall (about 30-40 minute walk; 10-minute drive), near the sea, near the bus station, and a 20-minute walk to major restaurants and Tesco Extra (5 -10-minute drive).
Georgetown & Gurney Plaza is only about a 15 - 20-minute ride and Penang Int'l Airport is only a 10 to 15-minute ride as well. LOTS to see and do in Penang ESPECIALLY all the excellent street food! You can catch the ferry to Langkawi as well!