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  • Penang, a fascinating fusion of east and west, offers you modernity while retaining its tradition. Penang reflects the colourful heritage of its many races. Penang offers you best designed temples, lush tropical gardens and unique heritage buildings. Go for these things to do in Penang and cherish the time of your vacation.

    A few hours spent in Escape Park and you will escape the hustle and bustle of urban life. Jump from tree to tree like a monkey, feel like an ape on the rope walks and feel like a cave explorer. It’s a great place where you are not too old or too young to have some fun.

    Beat the heat of tropical Georgetown at Penang hill which is 830m above sea level. There is as much beauty in the journey towards Penang hill as there are incredible views from the top. Choose hiking and embrace the nature at every footstep you take toward the Penang hill.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Penang:



  • 01Penang Hill Train

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     The Penang Hill Train or Penang Hill Funicular Railway is a rail service that helps people travel to the top of the Penang Hill that holds a marvelous scenic beauty. The Funicular Railway was remodeled and re-opened in 2011.

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    Highlights: Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus service that takes people to the Penang Railway Station. This bus service starts from Penang Jetty and crosses Esplanade to reach KOMTAR bus station and at last Penang Hill. During this route the tourists can also view the big temple at Kek Lok Si.

    Location: Penang Hill Train is situated in Air Itam, Penang Island. There is a walking route of 5 Km which starts from Botanical Gardens and reaches the top of the Penang Hill.

    Best Time: First train at 6:30am, while the last train at 11:00 pm on all days.

    Price: Adult- 3RM, Children- 3RM and different prices for students and senior citizens.
  • 02Escape adventure play Theme park

    Escape Adventure play is one of the finest theme parks in Malaysia. This wonderful amusement park was opened for the public on 7th November, 2012. Its Escape Water play has been recently launched and consists of superb water rides. The whole area is filled with interesting adventurous activities that would suit the preference of adults as well as kids.



    Highlights: Monkey Business, Flying Lemur, Kite Flyer and Tubby Racer are some of the popular activities in this Adventure Park. Monkey School and Tot’s Trail are the preferred locations for kids. There are numerous eating joints and recreational centres in the area that makes it a fun experience.

    Location: Escape Adventureplay Theme Park is situated in Teluk Bahana an area in Penang, Malaysia. People can access the bus service Penang 101 & 102 for reaching this location.

    Best Time: 9am- 6pm on Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Monday.

    Price: The ticket prices vary for families, school groups and corporates.
  • 03Penang National Park Hike

    Need to explore the nature in its pristine form? One surely has to visit Penang National Park which is spread across 2,563 hectares. This national park was officialised in April 2003 and consists of lowland forests, sandy beach habitats and some open coastal seas. The hike trail in this area is counted as the best activity. It mostly starts from Teluk Bahang and covers the hilly terrain that can reach up to a height of 75 metres.

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    Highlights: During the hiking session one can visit the fishing village, Pantai Kerachut and even Muka Head which are the prime locations that possess natural marvels.

    Location: This National Park is situated near North-western Penang Island. The park entrance is located at Teluk Bahang which is approx. 30 minutes from Georgetown.

    Best Time: 7:30 am- 6:00 pm on all days.

    Price: One needs to register at the park office where they can access various services like camping, bird watching etc at different prices.
  • 04Adventure Zone Theme Park

    The Adventure Zone is an excellent family entertainment arena for children and adults. This Theme Park is built in a 10,300 sq ft indoor facility that includes family-style activities for teens and adults to interact in a safe environment. The area is air-conditioned and consists of three categories of exciting drop slides. Moreover, there are multiple sections of modular play equipment. The guests can easily access other facilities like a reception area, toddler zone, retail and snack counter and kids club.

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    Highlights: There are a number of daily activities which are especially planned for the entertainment of the guests. The people are advised to wear socks when they are on any play equipment. Long sleeves shirts are advisable when using any of the slides.

    Location: Adventure Zone Theme Park is situated in Golden Sands Resort, Penang, Malaysia.

    Best Time: 10am-7pm.

    Price: Children- MYR 48 nett for half-day package (Resort guests). Adult entry is free.
  • 05Georgetown Heritage walk

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    Georgetown is the capital of the Malaysian island Penang. This region was an important trading hub and till date it consists of a number of Chinese shop houses. Georgetown has developed into a modern city which is still wrapped in its culture. The Georgetown Heritage Walk is a wonderful way to explore the various attractions of the city. A self-guided tour would help the tourists experiencing the beauty of this area in the best of forms.

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    Highlights: During the Georgetown Heritage Walk one can visit the famous marvels like Leong San Tong Khoo Mansion, Kapitan Kelling Mosque, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and even the Town Hall. This area is a blend of culture and tradition that would surely impress the tourists.

    Location: Georgetown is located on the north-eastern corner of the island Penang.

    Best Time: Georgetown Heritage Walk can be availed anytime but the day hours would be the best to view the landmarks clearly.
      
    Price: No fee
  • 06Penang Food Tour

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    The island of Penang is famous for its street food destinations. Penang Food Tour is an amazing way to help the tourists explore a number of native cuisines. It takes almost a day to savor the regional delicacies that are famous in Penang. This is basically a group tour that is best suited for families and friends. The tour would help you relish Penang Lobak, the Appoms and Kuihs which are the top dishes of this region.

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    Highlights: The tour package includes all food and drinks. Shopping expenses and alcoholic beverages are excluded from the package. The visitors would be introduced to the best local street food in Georgetown and surrounding areas. One can also experience the back lanes and off the beaten tracks of this area.

    Location: Meeting point is CIMB Bank at Prangin Mall.

    Best Time: Dinner Tour- 5pm to 9m. Brunch Tour- 9:30 am- 1:30 pm.

    Price: RM160 per pax.
  • 07ferry ride to Butterworth

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    The ferry ride from Penang to Butterworth and vice versa is one of the best services in the area. The ferry terminal at Georgetown is the main junction from which you can board the boat to Penang. Older styled silver coins are accepted for accessing this ferry ride. The tourists can use the kiosk for acquiring the right amount of change.



    Highlights: This ferry ride to Butterworth is a wonderful experience as one can view the lovely beaches and other interesting locations. This sea transport is fun if you are travelling with your friends and family.

    Location: If you are on Penang Island, then the walkway from the ferry port would guide you to the Rapid Penang Jetty Bus Terminal.

    Best Time: The first ferry from Penang to Butterworth leaves at 05:40 am and the last one at 01:00 am (night).

    Price: Adults - 1.20 MYR and Children (5- 12) 0.60 MYR.
  • 08jet-skiing

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    Penang Island is considered as a perfect holiday destination for beaches and other outdoor activities. Water sports are quite popular in this region and have attracted tourists from all across the globe. The coastal path close to the Penang Bridge is the main region where people can access jet skiing services. Riding a jet ski is a fun experience which is filled with adventure. The tourists are offered proper training before they initiate their ride.

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    Highlights: The Batu Ferringi beach is the main location where one can easily find jet-skiing service. There are other activities such as horse riding, volley ball, beach scooter etc which makes this area an excellent entertainment spot.

    Location: Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island.

    Best Time: The tourists must visit this area during the day time for riding a jet-ski. At night, there are chances of high tide which might spoil the fun.

    Price: The jet-skiing cost is $60 ringets for 15 minutes.
  • 09parasailing

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    Parasailing is one of the famous water sports available in Penang Island. If you are a brave soul, then this adventure sport is for you! The beach area is the main hub where the tourists can find various points where this service is offered. The experience of riding in the air drawn by a motor boat is unreal. One is offered proper training before he/she is asked to sail in the open sky.

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    Highlights: The best part about parasailing is that, one can preserve this memory with the help of a mounted waterproof camera. This option is readily provided by the various parasailing services present on the coastal front.

    Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang Island is the perfect place for this adventure sport.

    Best Time
    : The evening time is the perfect moment for accessing this service. Avoid windy days for parasailing.

     Price: RM70 - RM100 depending on the size of the parachute.
  • 10deep-sea fishing

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    The water bodies near Penang Island are utilized for a number of sports and other outdoor activities. Most tourists who travel to this region search for a convenient fishing spot due to the availability of fresh water. Deep sea fishing trips in Penang can be accessed if you have the perfect contacts. There are trip boats available for tourists who are fond of fishing.



    Highlights: Penang Angler's Paradise is one such service that offers interesting fishing boat trips for the tourists. One can enjoy the lovely scenic beauty of Malaysia during these deep-sea fishing quests.

    Location: This service can be accessed near the Tanjung Bungah Batu Ferringhi stretch.

    Best Time: Apart from the monsoon season, deep-sea fishing can be practiced easily anytime of the year.

    Price: Deep sea fishing costs RM539 (min 8 adults) for 2 days with 1 night on board the fishing boat. There are other packages also depending on the number of members and tour duration.
  • 11cycling

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    The island of Penang is a wonderful area for cyclists who wish to explore interesting areas ranging from hills to beaches. The tourists can rent bicycles from the local dealers. This is indeed a useful service to visit the famous landmarks easily. The Round-Island Route is tagged as the best stretch for cyclists.

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    Location: Most of these cycling services are available in the capital city of Georgetown.

    Highlights: Off-road cycling is popular in this region. Around 80% of the bicycles sold in Penang are mountain bikes. These machines are the best to visit the coastal foothills of Gertak Sanggul and the Waterfall Gardens. Moreover, the 25 km ride till Teluk Bahang is famous for its seaside presence.

    Best Time: Early morning rides are counted as the best time for cycling.

    Price: One can rent a bicycle in Penang which is available for the whole day. The prices vary for each agency.
  • 12Kek Lok Si Temple

    Kek Lok Si Temple
    The Malaysian island of Penang is famous for some interesting marvels. KekLok Si Temple is situated in Air Itam and has a sea facing location. This Buddhist temple is considered to be the largest religious structure in Malaysia. There are around 10,000 statues of Buddha present in this temple. This landmark is one of the top visited places of Penang.

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    Location: KekLok Si Temple is situated 3 km away from the Penang Hill Station.

    Highlights: Since this temple is built at the foot of Air Itam Mountain, it offers a lovely scenic view. There are number of shops available in the vicinity that offers a variety of souvenirs. The best part about KekLok Si Temple is its architecture that is quite amusing. There are flower gardens and fish ponds in the temple complex that makes this area serene.

    Best Time: The best time to visit the temple is during the Chinese New Year celebrations.

    Price: 2 MYR.
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  • 13Penang Interactive Museum

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    Penang Interactive Museum is one interesting place which should be visited by every tourist. This particular landmark is special as it has everything related to Penang. One can gather information related to the famous personalities along with the Malaysian culture and cuisines. This museum is rich in offering a large variety of paintings and interactive art pieces which would surely stun the audience.

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    Location: The exact location of Penang Interactive Museum is in George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

    Highlights: Penang Interactive Museum is a unique destination that has a 20-foot long handmade jetty waterfront. Moreover, the visitors can even check out interactive kiosks which are very impressive.
      
    Best Time: The museum is open throughout the year for the public. The best time to visit Penang Interactive Museum is during the day time.

    Price
    : The visitors need to make a reservation in order to experience the beauty of this place.
  • 14Batu Ferringhi Beach

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    Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts. Golden Sands Resort and Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa have supreme facilities for the visitors. The sandy beaches are the main attraction of Batu Ferringhi. The tourists can access a number of beach sports and water sports in this region.

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    Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach is situated in North-east Penang Island.

    Highlights: The Batu Ferringhi Beach is well known for jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. The fish spa service in this area is very relaxing. Batu Ferringhi Beach has a wonderful climate that would surely people the visitor's mind & soul.

    Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.

    Price: There is no visiting charge to enter this beach.
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  • 15Butterfly Farm

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    Malaysia is known for its superb natural habitats and one such location is the Butterfly Farm. The Penang Butterfly Farm is one of the popular tourist attractions spread in an area of eight-hectares. This sanctuary houses a large collection of butterfly species along with a variety of insects. There are around 4,000 butterflies that belong to more than 120 groups. The tourists can also check out a number of reptile species in this area.



    Location: The farm is situated at the foot of the Teluk Bahang hills.

    Highlights: The Butterfly Farm has a superb environment which is surrounded by beautiful plants and trees. There are a number of eating outlets in the sanctuary for the convenience of the visitors. This region is purely dedicated to the preservation of butterflies. Tropical Fruit Farm is also situated within this sanctuary.

    Best Time: 09:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday; 09:00 – 18:00 Saturday & Sunday.

    Price: RM 27.00 per adult (13 years & above), RM 15.00 per child (4 years & above).
  • 16Penang Cruise Excursion in Malaysia

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    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.
  • 17Penang Cruise Excursion-heritage Cycling Tour

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    About the Activity:
    • Indulge in this amazing cycling tour in Penang.
    • Reach the start point at around 8 AM and complete the Immigration formalities.
    • At around 8.30 AM start your cycling tour and visit the Chew Jetty, Cheah Kongsi and its street arts.
    • Enjoy a lip-smacking Indian breakfast at around 10 AM, continue your journey and visit Sri Maha Maramman temple, Hock Teik Cheng Sin temple, Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh, Hong Kong Shoes Store and the Rice Hawker stalls.
    • At around 12 PM, visit the Fort Cornwallis and head back to Swetteham Pier Port, concluding your tour at around 12.30 PM
  • 18Amazing World Studios Penang Day Trip

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  • 19Danai Spa Facial Therapy in Penang at Malaysia

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    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.
  • 20Experience Danai Spa at Penang in Malaysia

    Experience Danai Spa at Penang in Malaysia
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    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.  

              


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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Pulau Kendi Beach

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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Teluk Bahang Beach

Planning to have some excitement with your family and friends then head out to this gorgeous beach Teluk Bahang  in Penang and enjoy the rocky and the shady surroundings of the beach. This place is the perfect getaway for you as it is a bit isolated from the huge crowds which we usually find in the beaches.

 

 Highlights: If you are a nature lover then this is the best place for you as it is the home of Penang Butterfly Farm. You can enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape and also go on the trekking after  enjoying a sunbath. You can also enjoy the mouthwatering seafood which is served there in the restaurants.

 Best Season: May to October

 Location: North western tip of the Island Penang.

 

 

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Penang National Park Hike

Need to explore the nature in its pristine form? One surely has to visit Penang National Park which is spread across 2,563 hectares. This national park was officialised in April 2003 and consists of lowland forests, sandy beach habitats and some open coastal seas. The hike trail in this area is counted as the best activity. It mostly starts from Teluk Bahang and covers the hilly terrain that can reach up to a height of 75 metres.



Highlights: During the hiking session one can visit the fishing village, Pantai Kerachut and even Muka Head which are the prime locations that possess natural marvels.

Location: This National Park is situated near North-western Penang Island. The park entrance is located at Teluk Bahang which is approx. 30 minutes from Georgetown.

Best Time: 7:30 am- 6:00 pm on all days.

Price: One needs to register at the park office where they can access various services like camping, bird watching etc at different prices.
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Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts. Golden Sands Resort and Shangri-La’s Sayang Resort & Spa have supreme facilities for the visitors. The sandy beaches are the main attraction of Batu Ferringhi. The tourists can access a number of beach sports and water sports in this region.



Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach is situated in North-east Penang Island.

Highlights: The Batu Ferringhi Beach is well known for jet-skiing, parasailing, deep sea fishing and water skiing. The fish spa service in this area is very relaxing. Batu Ferringhi Beach has a wonderful climate that would surely people the visitors mind & soul.

Best Time: The perfect time to visit this area is in the evening when all activities are available for the visitors.

Price: There is no visiting charge to enter this beach.
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Penang Khoo Khongsi

You can call Penang Khoo Khongsi as the largest clan temple in the country. This monument was built to mark the dominance of Chinese in Penang. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The architecture of this temple is mind blowing which has retained its beauty till date.

Location: Penang Khoo Khongsi is located in the oldest part of Georgetown, Penang.



Highlights: The temple has different sections which are decorated in interesting ways. There is an association building along with a traditional theatre which is attached to the temple. The main entrance of Penang Khoo Khongsi is very vibrant. The hallway consists of ancient monuments which are wonderfully carved.

Best Time: Penang Khoo Khongsi opens daily. The visitors and tourists can visit the temple between 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Price: The entry ticket for adults is RM 10 and the entry fee for children is RM 1.


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Pantai Kerachut Beach

Ever wondered how the  baby turtles crawl out of their shells in the quartz veins and igneous rocks. Then pack your bags and leave for this wonderful Pantai Kerachut located in Penang National Park. Along with its breathtaking landscape, this beach serves as the nesting ground for the green turtle, olive ridley turtle and hawksbill turtle. This is one of the most popular beaches in Penang.For nature lovers this place is the best as you can have a view of the monitor lizards, crabs, stork-billed kingfishers and mouse deers.

 

 Highlights:  If you are planning to enjoy your weekend in the serene atmosphere than this beach is the perfect getaway for you and your friends as you can enjoy basking in the sun in the white sand of  the beach.Pantai Kerachut is said to be the home to one of the  four meromictic lakes in Asia which is a combination of freshwater and seawater

 Best Season: November to February.

 Location: Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park.

 

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Escape Theme Park Penang

In this fast paced world today, there is a big dearth of natural surroundings for kids to play around. This is where Escape Theme Park, Penang comes as a refreshing surprise for you. Replete with many fun and exciting rides in a natural setting for adults and kids, Escape Theme Park promises you unlimited fun and excitement.



Highlights
– Rides in a natural setting, winner of “Certificate of Excellence” from Tripadvisor for 2014 & 2015. Provides ultimate safety to kids and protects environment.

Location
– Teluk Bahang, Malaysia.

Activities
– Atan’s Leap, Monkey Business, Go Ape, Gecko Tower, Tubby Racer, Zoom Bug, Foxy Burrow, Tots Trail, Discovery Dig Tunnel, Greenie Program, Learning House, Serambi etc.

Price
– RM50 for kids aged between 4 and 12, RM72 for kids aged between 13 and 60, free for senior citizens and kids aged below 3 years.

Timings
– 9AM to 6PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays, except on public holidays.
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Penang Hill Train

 The Penang Hill Train or Penang Hill Funicular Railway is a rail service that helps people travel to the top of the Penang Hill that holds a marvelous scenic beauty. The Funicular Railway was remodeled and re-opened in 2011.



Highlights: Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus service that takes people to the Penang Railway Station. This bus service starts from Penang Jetty and crosses Esplanade to reach KOMTAR bus station and at last Penang Hill. During this route the tourists can also view the big temple at Kek Lok Si.

Location: Penang Hill Train is situated in Air Itam, Penang Island. There is a walking route of 5 Km which starts from Botanical Gardens and reaches the top of the Penang Hill.

Best Time: First train at 6:30am, while the last train at 11:00 pm on all days.

Price: Adult- 3RM, Children- 3RM and different prices for students and senior citizens.

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