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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.
There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in the sea water and enjoying the sunlight on your face. Now, explore this beautiful island Pulau Kendi on the southwestern tip of Penang island. If you love to be a little isolated and enjoy the pristine view of nature than you should definitely visit this beach. The best thing about this beach is that you can have a wonderful swim without the fear of jellyfish.
Highlights: Explore this isolated island and enjoy the steep hills and the dense forest. The most interesting thing about this place is that there are scores of tiny idols hidden at the most secrective crevice, on the steepest slope.This beach is the best for snorkelling.Because of its serene water there are many coral reefs you will find in this beach.
Best Season: October to March
Location: Southwestern tip of Penang island, Gertak Sanggul.
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Penang is a small Island in the nation of Malaysia with a rich cultural Heritage. It is also home to a many sacred temples, beautiful beaches and preserved forests.
Here is a list of famous temples to visit in Penang.
1) Kek Lok Si Temple
2) Burmese Buddhist Temple
3) Kuan Yin Temple
4) Nattukottai Chettiar Temple
5) Snake Temple
6) Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
7) Han Jiang Ancestral Temple
8) Sri Mahamariamman Temple
9) Kuil Arulmigu Karumariamman
Trishaw tours are heritage tours operated in Penang. The tour allows you to take a leisure ride and experience the different sights, sounds and scents of Georgetown while visiting a lot of attraction including UNESCO World Heritage Buildings.
Here is a list of places you will visit your heritage trishaw tour:
1) Fort Cornwallis
2) Tanjung City Marina
3) Clan Jetties
4) Khoo Kongsi
5) Acheh street
6) Islamic Museum
7) Yao Kongsi Temple
8) Kapitan Keling Mosque
9) Goddess of Mercy Temple
10) Penang State Museum
11) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Penang is a small Island in the nation of Malaysia with a rich cultural Heritage. It is also home to a many sacred temples, beautiful beaches and preserved forests. The city has many must see attractions and should try and visit most if not all of these places.
Here is a list of top attractions to see on a sightseeing tour in Penang.
1) Penang Hill
2) Kek Lok Si Temple
3) Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
4) Escape Adventureland
5) Adventure Zone Theme Park
6) Made in Penang Interactive Museum
7) Penang War Museum
8) Fort Cornwallis
9) Penang Khoo Khongsi
10) Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram
A holiday to any new place especially one like Penang is incomplete without a food tour. Penang is a world heritage site so naturally tourists are interested in indulging themselves in the Malaysian Cuisine, which in Inspired by Chinese and Indian Cuisines.
Here is list of the best areas for a Penang food and drink tour.
1) CIMB Bank
2) George Town
3) Ayer Itam Market
If you are an avid fan of street art and graffiti, then you must head to Georgetown and book a street at tour. The tourism authority in George Town has prepared maps to help visitors see as much of the street art as possible, from the murals to the ironworks that dot the walls of this quaint colonial city. You would have never seen anything so well organized, and though it doesn't cover ALL the street art locations, the maps are pretty comprehensive and can serve as a good guide to find more. the maps and promotion of street art in George Town will leave you impressed. And a lot of thanks goes to the effort of the local government.
Another exciting activity to do in Penang would be to book a wildlife experience. Be it a visit to the Orangutan Island, Monkey Beach, Penang National park etc.
Here is a list of best wildlife experiences in Penang.
1) Private Tour: Orangutan Island and Mangrove Forest Day Trip from Penang
2) Monkey Beach Excursion including BBQ Lunch from Penang
3) Penang National Park Half-Day Trek
4) A Rustic Experience in Taiping from Penang
5) Private Tour: Spice Garden and Entopia Butterfly Farm in Penang
6) Penang Hill Habitat Nature Walk Including Lunch
7) Private Tour: Orangutan Island, Taiping Zoo and Perak Museum from Penang
A beach visit is a must do while visiting the city of Penang. It has some excellent beaches white sand beaches for swimming, snorkelling etc.
Here is a list of the best beaches to visit in Penang:
1) Batu Ferringhi Beach
2) Tanjung Bungah
3) Teluk Kampi Beach
4) Pulau Kendi
5) Gertak Sanggul
6) Pasir Panjang
7) Teluk Bahang
8) Pulau Jerejak / Jerejak Island
9) Monkey Beach
10) Pantai Kerachut
11) Pantai Kerachut
12) Pulau Aman
Penang National Park is the smallest National Park in the world. But the saying size doesn’t matter aptly applies to this small but wondrous national park. The park has its own rainforest and beaches. It is an ideal place for bird spotting, wildlife, fishing, camping, jungle trekking, or even just to relax on one its many gorgeous beaches.
If you want to see migratory birds in the park, then the best time to visit is from September to April.
If you want to see the nesting of the Green Turtle, then the best time to visit is from April to August.
Cycling Tours are an excellent way to enjoy not only the city of Penang but also the beautiful countryside.
Here is a list of the best Penang heritage cycling tours.
1) Half-Day Penang Countryside Cycling Tour
2) Half-Day Guided Bicycle Tour of Penang Countryside
3) Penang Tour Georgetown’s Hidden Gems via Bicycle