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Best Things To Do in Penang

Penang is an amazing city to visit and the best things to do in Penang includes various activities including sightseeing, adventure activities and various others. Malaysia is a country which hosts millions of tourists throughout the year. Penang is a major city of Malaysia and hosts the majority of those tourists. It is a major tourist hub of Malaysia as there are hundreds of things which one can do in Penang. The city has had a very rich history due to which, over the course of time, some outstanding monuments and places have been built in the city. The Fort Cornwallis is one of the top historic monuments of Penang. It has long served in the protection of the city and one gets to learn a lot about the Malaysian history by visiting the Fort Cornwallis. Since Penang is a coastal city, it has several beaches in the city. Beaches of Penang are the main attraction for the people visiting Malaysia. One gets to witness few of the best beaches on the planet in Penang. One can just lay down and sunbathe in the perfect beaches here.

The added advantage of visiting the beaches in Penang are the water sports activities available here. Parasailing is the most sought-after water activity in Penang. One is tied to a parachute and the other end of the rope is tied to a speedboat. The speed of the speedboat makes the person tied to the parachute go up in the air and one feels as if they are flying. Penang is an animal-friendly city and therefore one can find quite a few national parks and sanctuaries here. People from all over the country come to Penang in order to observe the different species of animals in Penang. Penang is a beautiful city to visit and one should visit it at least once in their lifetime to explore the best things to do in Penang.

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    Penang
    h5 Hours

    About the activity: Get a chance to discover Penange through a cruise expedition heritage sites, streets arts, traditional trades and Penang famous hawker foods by two-wheels.This tour package is specially designed to cater for those visitors who wish to visit some George Town Heritage sites, streets arts, traditional trades and experience Penang famous hawker food by bicycle.The tour would covers 5-6 heritage sites, 1-2 traditional trade visit,pass-by streets arts and stopover for 2 famous hawker food stalls.The entire bicycle tour takes about 3.5 hours. It is a well recommended tour, especially, for those visitors who want to maximize their explorations in George Town in short period of time.Understand the Straits of the Chinese Clans Jetties and their living lifestyles and visit the venue where dragon boat races were held.

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    Penang
    h16 Hours

    About the Activity: Spend a day touring the beautiful Penang, Malaysia's 'Pearl of the Orient' which carries a natural beauty and cultural splendor like no other place.Start your trip at 6.00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel from the mentioned location KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and get dropped at the tour locality.Embark on this Penang tour journey that will take you the Island's key attractions.Marvel at the quaint charm of trishaws pedalling past watermarked Chinese shop houses, blue joss smoke and a sting of chilli in the air.Admire the ornate temples, and gold-embroidered saris displayed in shop windows, next to mosques sending a call to the midday prayer.You can also indulge in slick cafes, antiseptic shopping malls, jungles and white beaches to make your tour wholesome. End this amazing trip at 10.00 PM and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Penang
    h1 Hour

    About the Activity:Rejuvenate your self in a luxuriously decadent spa experience at Danai Spa in Penang featuring mediation labyrinth, Malaysian bath and garden jacuzzi.Seek the soothing pleasure with Danai Spa and go on a experience that will transport you to a peaceful place! Experience the 60 minute detoxing facial therapy with various techniques and distinct in nature.Refresh your self  in the various facial therapy like glow basic facial and luminous advance integral facial.

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    Penang
    h1 Hour

    About the Activity:Refresh yourself in a luxuriously decadent spa experience at Danai Spa in Penang featuring mediation labyrinth, Malaysian bath and garden jacuzzi.Seek the soothing pleasure with Danai Spa and go on a experience that will transport you to a peaceful place! Experience the 90 minute calming massage with various techniques and distinct in nature.Bask in the various massages like danai signature massage, aromatherapy massage, volcano heated rock massage and foot reflexology massage.

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    Penang

    About the Activity: Cleanse yourself in a luxuriously decadent spa experience at Danai Spa in Penang featuring mediation labyrinth, Malaysian bath and garden Jacuzzi. Seek the soothing pleasure with Danai Spa and go on a experience that will transport you to a peaceful place!  Experience the 30 minute body scrubbing therapy with various techniques to Smooth away dead skin cells. Rejuvenate in the various body scrubbing therapy like tropical ginger salt glow and farm fresh milk & honey scrub. 

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    Penang
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:If you are foodie, this tour is especially made for you.Being a world heritage site, Penang is a natural choice for the visitors to have sneak peek into the Malaysian cuisine.Start your delicious food tour from CIMB Bank and experience the original Penang born and bred food.During your food tour explore mouthwatering treats like 'Penang Lobak,' 'Appoms,' and 'Kuihs.'You can avail the Brunch Tour which starts at 09:30 am and ends at 01:30 pm or the Dinner Tour which starts at 05:00 pm and ends at 09:00 pm 

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    Penang
    h2 Hours

    About the Activity: Rejuvenate yourself in a luxuriously decadent spa experience at Danai Spa in Penang featuring mediation labyrinth, Malaysian bath and garden jacuzzi. Seek the soothing pleasure with Danai Spa and go on a experience that will transport you to a peaceful place like never before.  Experience the blissful healing massage with exclusive facial treatment that brings out your most radiant qualities of your skin.Refresh yourself with the various spa packages  like Favorite Treats and  Simple Radiance.          

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    Kuala Lumpur
    h1 Hour

    About the Activity:Rejuvenate your self in a luxuriously decadent spa experience at Danai Spa in Kuala Lumpur featuring mediation labyrinth, Malaysian bath and garden Jacuzzi.Seek the soothing pleasure with Danai Spa and go on a experience that will transport you to a peaceful place! Experience the 90 minute detoxing facial therapy with various techniques and distinct in nature.Refresh your self  in the various facial therapy like glow basic facial and luminous advance integral facial.

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    Penang
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity: If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, The Orang Utan Island is exactly the perfect tour for you.Start your trip at 7.00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel from the mentioned location KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and get dropped at the tour locality.Spend some time with the Orang Utan but the twist is that you will have to be in a 100m-long cage tunnel as the Orang Utan move freely.Take a boat trip to this magnificent Island and earn how these creatures live and thrive.Learn how the program aims to develop and promote Orang Utan conservation, propagation.End this exciting tour at 7.30 PM in the evening after getting transferred in a boat.

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    Penang
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting sightseeing trip to the Penang island and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel at 6.30 AM and depart for Taman Negara. Arrive at 10.30 AM and start your activity of the canopy walk and get a view of the world's oldest rainforest.Enjoy trekking through the forest while witnessing the diversified flora and fauna of this region.Try some exciting activity like the Rapid shooting and also learn some fire making skills.After a delicious dinner at 7.00 PM in the evening get ready for a night walk in the jungle and enjoy the cool night breeze as you trek.Leave for Cameron Highlands and rejuvenate in this exciting hill resort at 1500 metres. At 8.00 AM in the morning next day check out of the hotel.Visit some of the best know places like the Boh tea plantation,Butterfly farm and insectarium, vegetable and fruit market, cactus and flower garden and the Strawberry farm.At 5.00 PM check into the hotel and enjoy a Hot Pot dinner.On day 3 you will explore the Penang Island. At 8.00 AM enjoy a breakfast and depart from the hotel for Penang Island.Reach there at 11.00 AM and savoir in lunch at the Edelweiss Cafe.Visit some of the famous sites like Fort Cornwallis, The Thrishaw ride and The Clan Jetties.At 5.00 PM check into the hotel Batu Feringgghi Beach.Check out of the hotel at 12.00 PM and end this exciting tour with lots of memories.Note: Hotels and meals are included till Day 03 only.

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Attractions

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Turtle Beach

Located in Pulau Perhentian Besar Island or Big Perhentian Island, Turtle Beach, as the name indicates, is famous for its sea turtle preservation and wildlife reserves.

Highlights – During the night hours (from 9PM to 5AM), green turtles are seen coming and laying their eggs on the shores. You can volunteer with various groups to help in incubation of these eggs. This is the widely preferred island amongst all the islands found in Perhentian Island. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sea turtle watching are some of the great experiences that you can get from here. Perfect spot for families and honymooners.

Location – Perhentian Island.

Timings – March to October.

Price – Water taxis are available to this island at RM50 to RM70.
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Penang National Park

Penang National Park was previously popular as the Pantai cheh Forest Reserve. This beautiful site is a known to house 143 fauna species and 417 flora species.

Highlights:
 Located at the north western tip of the Penang island, the Penang National Park acquired the status of a National Park in the April of 2003. It is the first protected area that is legally gazetted under the Malaysia's National Park Act of 1980. You can carry out a range of activities at the Penang National Park. These include the jungle trekking, boat trips, canopy walkaway, camping and visiting the Monkey beach

Location: Penang National Park is located at Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Timings: You can visit the park from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM on any day of the week.

Price: Entry to the Penang National Park is free of Price.
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Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum was basically a fort which was built by the British in the 1930s. At present, this fort has been transformed into a museum which was opened for the public in 2002. This structure has been tagged as Southeast Asia’s largest war museum. Penang War Museum is also known as Muzium Perang Pulau Pinang. The beauty of this place is the presence of historical artifacts like cannons and underground military tunnels.

Location:
The Penang War Museum is situated in Bukit Batu Maung.
 
Highlights: The Penang War Museum has ammunition bunkers which are located nine meters below the surface. There are some tunnels which lead to the sea. The tourists can also check out gun emplacements, cookhouses and other interesting structures.

Best Time: The museum is open for the public on all days from 09:00 – 19:00.

Price: The entrance fee is RM15 for Malaysians and RM30 (USD9) for foreigners.


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Little India in Penang

Little India in Penang is basically an ethnic Indian enclave. There is an old Hindu temple called the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One can easily sense a resemblance after entering the market streets. The tourists might feel that they have entered any market in Delhi, Mumbai or Chennai. The cuisine in Little India is quite famous. This region is also known for its cultural and commercial activities.

Location: Little India is situated at the centre of Penang Heritage zone. It covers an area around three streets namely, Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar.


Highlights: During the festival times like Christmas, Deepavali and Thaipusam, this area gets more vibrant and lively. The tourists can hop on a trishaw from Georgetown to reach little India. One can also rent a scooter or motorbike to cover different sections of this area.

Best Time: One can visit this area anytime.

Price: No Fee.


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Penang Bird Park

The Penang Bird Park is the largest bird sanctuary in Malaysia. This park was built in 1988 which is home to over 300 species of birds. One can easily spot tiny exotic sunbirds along with kingfishers in this sanctuary. There are gigantic eight-feet tall ostriches which are also present in this area. The birds are offered an amazing natural habitat which makes Penang Bird Park a perfect enclosure.

Location: Penang Bird Park is located in Seberang Jaya.



Highlights:
Tourists can spot mandarin ducks, storks, swans, pelicans and flamingos in Penang Bird Park. The whole area has an interesting setup which looks attractive. There are Chinese-style wooden bridges along with natural ponds. Penang Bird Park also has a fine range of plants ranging from lilies, lotus and palm trees.

Best Time: This bird sanctuary is open daily between 9am- 7pm.

Price: The ticket price for adults is RM 38. For children, the ticket price is RM 20.


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Clan Jetties

A part of the Penang heritage trail, Clan jetties is a conglomeration of six jetties. It was one of the last Chinese settlements on the island which is still home to various Chinese clans. The name of every jetty has been kept after a Chinese clan. The place offers plenty of Kodak moments to visitors, especially the Chew jetty.

Location: The Clan jetties are located straight down from Lebuh Chulia at Pengkalan Weld Quay.

Highlights: Tourist friendly aura and stilt houses await the keen eye of travelers. There is a temple which is worth watching. None of the people here pay any taxes to this day as they contend that they are not living on land. The place has a rich history associated with its existence.

Best time: Be wary of the fact that people still live here. So travelling here during the evenings is best for clicking best shots.

Price: No entry fee.

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Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is an exemplary proof of Malaysia’s 370 species of edible fruits which include some very exotic ones too that entice even the fussiest eaters. The fruit farm preserves the green heritage of Malaysia. It contributes to the future generations as plantation of local as well as fruits from around the world is done at these farms.

Location: The Penang Tropical Fruit Farm is located at Jalan Teluk Bahang in George Town, Malaysia.

Highlights: The farm sprawls across an area of 25 acres. More than 250 types of tropical and sub-tropical fruits are planted here. The quality of plantation and the dedication of the workers here contribute to the fruitful results, literally. You are most welcome to relish the taste of numerous tropical fruits.

Best time: The farm opens daily between 9 to 6 PM. A breezy day will be best to travel.

Price: 10 RM for adults and free for children.


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Tanjung Bungah Beach

Half an hour drive from Georgetown sits this beautiful beachside in the suburb of Tanjung Bungah. Despite being a sleepy fishing village, Tanjung Bungah has become popular among the tourists due it its accessibility from the main and world-class scenic resorts. If you visit Malaysia and want to try the adventure water sports then this place should be on your bucket list as it’s the Mecca of adventure.


 Highlights:  Tourists can explore the famous Tanjung Bungah Market and pay a visit to the Floating mosque. Once can also book a cruise and set on a day expedition to the Blue Whale sighting location.  If you are an adventure junkie then there are lots of adventure lined up for you, there are water sport activity which happens through the year.

 Location: It is located in the suburbs of Penang, in the northeast Penang Island.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Penang

  • What are some of the must do things in Penang?

    Penang amongst the most toured city of Malaysia. It is a beautiful city and is filled with some outstanding tourist attractions. There are many things which one can do in Penang but the must do things here are:

    • Sightseeing- Penang is an amazing city to visit and it has some outstanding places which attract tourists from all over the country. Batu Ferringhi is a must for every person visiting Penang as they can do almost everything here. Clan Jetties is a connection to the rich past of Penang. The place is the perfect spot for fishing in the city.
    • Temples- Malaysia is a country which is very religious. This religiousness of theirs is reflected in the city of Penang as well. Penang houses a number of temples. The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is a temple which makes sure that the people who visit it find their spirituality. Kek Lok Si is another temple which is very famous here. It is not just a temple as it speaks volumes about the history of the city.
    • Beaches- Penang is a coastal city, therefore, there are a lot of beaches located in the city. People from all over the world come to Penang in order to enjoy the amazing beaches located in the city.

  • What all water sports activities can be done in Penang?

    Malaysia is a country which is known for its beaches and since Penang is a coastal city, it houses a number of them. Due to its proximity to water, the city offers a number of water sports activities. In fact, water sports activities are very common in Penang and people visit the city in order to try them out. The major water sports activity available in Penang are:

    • Snorkeling- It is the most convenient activity as one does not have to depend on any external help for snorkeling.
    • Parasailing- It is by far, the most thrilling water activity because while carrying it out people feel as if they are flying.
    • Jet Skiing- The experience of jet skiing is unparalleled. One feels as if they are riding a bike on water.

  • Where can I learn to cook traditional Malay Cuisine in Penang?

    Malay cuisine is something which people do not generally get anywhere except for Malaysia. But after trying the cuisine once, one is sure to be in love with it. The flavors of the cuisine are stunning and one would feel bad for people who have not eaten Malay cuisine ever. The people of Malaysia are very friendly. They do not mind sharing their skills of cooking. Penang is a city which has many places where one can learn to cook the Malay cuisine. The best places to learn the traditional Malay cuisine in Penang are:

    •    Nazlina’s cooking classes
    •    Jawi House Café Gallery
    •    Perut Rumah Nyonya Cuisine

  • Which are best places to go for Danai Spa in Penang?

    Spas are a very common go-to place for the residents of Penang. The city has numerous spas built in the city. People in Penang go to spas in large numbers. These spas help one get relaxed. It is the perfect detox one needs before going back to their normal life. It helps one’s body get calm so that they can start their work again rejuvenated. Danai Spa is the best spa which is available in Penang and there are many places in the city where one can avail its services. The best places in Penang where one can go to Danai Spa are:

    •    Hotel Penang
    •    Eastin Hotel Penang
    •    Tanjung Bunga Park Penang

  • Which are must see beaches in Penang?

    Malaysia is a country which has a long coastline and therefore the country is filled with beaches. Penang is also a coastal city, hence it houses quite a few of the beaches Malaysia has. Penang is known for the stunning beach it has. The white sand and the turquoise blue water are the perfect combination in a beach one could ask for. There are several beaches in Penang where one can just relax and do water sports activities. Few of the must-see beaches in Penang are:

    •    Batu Ferringhi Beach
    •    Tanjung Bungah
    •    Teluk Kami Beach
    •    Pulau Kendi
    •    Gertak Sanggul

  • Which are must visit attractions in Penang during sightseeing trip?

    Penang is a lovely city with numerous places which attracts tourists. The must-visits in Penang during sightseeing trips are:

    • Kek Lok Si- Kek Lok Si is a very popular Buddhist temple located in Penang. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century. Tourists swarm the temple every year as it is the ideal place to visit to find one’s spirituality.
    • Penang National Park- The Penang National Park is home to a variety of species of animals. Many people visit the national park to experience the wildlife in Penang.
    • Upside Down Museum- The concept of the Upside Down Museum is very interesting as it is a museum of optical illusions. There are not many places in the world where one can find such a place.

  • Can I take Trishaw tours in Penang? Where can I find them?

    Trishaw tours are the pride of Penang. It is the most convenient way to tour the city as one gets to understand the culture of the place as well while touring it. Trishaws are very famous in the city and tourists generally do opt for this tour only. One can find trishaws everywhere in the city, although the best places to tour on trishaw are City Hall, Fort Cornwallis, etc.

  • Where is the ESCAPE Theme Park in Penang? What are the different activities there?

    ESCAPE Theme Park is the most exciting place to visit in Penang as people can do several dangerous and exciting activities here. ESCAPE Theme Park is located in Jalan Teluk Bahang. The theme park has many rides and every ride are better than the other. The most famous ride of the ESCAPE Theme Park is the slide. There are many more rides in the park like the 50 m platform jump, rope balancing, and the likes.

  • Where is The Orang Utan Island? What are the timings and cost?

    Penang is a city which has been blessed by some outstanding tourist spots. Orang Utan Island is one of them. The island receives thousands of tourists every year and is a major tourist attraction. The highlight of visiting the island is its journey. One has to reach the island by boat. Orang Utan Island is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm and it costs approximately $8 to reach the island.

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