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  • The wide variety of things to do in Penang must soon earn it the title of “a multicultural island of Malaysia.” From exploring museums and heritage mansions, from screaming with excitement in the larger-than-life theme parks to paying a visit to various temples built by various communities; there is simply no dearth of activities in Penang, provided you must know what interests you.

    Occupying a pea size portion on the map of Malaysia, the island has a list of landmarks to flaunt and uncountable things to do. From strolling on the green trails of Penang National Park and the Butterfly park to getting thrilled at the Snake Temple and mesmerized at the Entopia.

    Penang is quite a surreal island with the verdant landscape, exotic animals and cultural diversity which can be witnessed in its temples and mosque.
  • Must things to do in Penang

  • 01Escape Theme Park

    Escape Theme Park
    The Escape Theme park is an adventure hotspot that hosts a myriad of fun and exciting activities. From engaging adventure courses to a number of water obstacle courses, this theme park features activities suchlike tubby racer, banana flip, kite flyers, speed racer, family twister, etc.

    From twisty rides to thrilling slides; spending a day here is one of the refreshing things to do in Penang. Splashing in the pool, eating scrumptious snacks and taking heart-stopping rides is what’s in the deal for you at Escape Theme Park.

    Location
    828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timing
    Opens from 10 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee
    Children between 4 to 12 years: RM600 PP, Adults between 13 to 60 years: RM980 PP, Seniors between 61 to 100+ years: RM600 PP.
    Escape Theme Park Penang Tickets @ Flat 10% off

    Escape Theme Park Penang Tickets @ Flat 10% off

    NNNNM40 Ratings

    d1 DaylPenang

    O2,631

    Starting from

    O2,367

  • 02Indulge in different cuisines on the Food tour

    Indulge in different cuisines on the Food tour
    Image Credit : phalinn
    Tasting a wide range of Malaysian food and street items such as the Appoms, Penang Lobak, and Kuihs, etc. will be a part of this tour. Besides food, you will be accompanied by a tour guide who will not only make you taste the best food in town but will explain to you the cultural relevance and relation with the dishes.

    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. To steal a peek in authentic Malaysian food, Indulging on a food tour is certainly rated as one of the top things to do in Penang.

    Location
    : 1, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timing
    : DINNER TOUR - begins at 5 PM and ends by 9 PM, BRUNCH TOUR - begins at 9:30 PM and ends by 1:30 PM

    Entry Fee
    : Varies from operators and the packages opted for.
    Penang Street Food Tour, Flat 15% off

    Penang Street Food Tour, Flat 15% off

    NNNMM25 Ratings

    h3 HourslPenang

    O1,660

    Starting from

    O1,411

  • 03Go on a bus tour to explore Penang

    Go on a bus tour to explore Penang
    Image Credit :  phalinn

    Take a hop on and hop off bus tour which traverses you across the island in just 3.5 to 4 hours of time. Taking you to places such as Batik Factory, Fort Cornwallis, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Wonderfood Museum, Little India - Street of Harmony, Chew Jetty, Armenian Street Art, Waterfront Village, Reclining Buddha and Burmese Temple etc.

    The sunset tour offers a unique stitch of landmarks around the island such as The Top Komtar, the Observatory Deck, Rainbow Skywalk, the Red Garden Hawker Center, Street of Harmony, Trishaw Night Ride (Heritage Building), Penang City Hall, Penang Town Hall, Esplanade Park and Victoria Memorial Clock Tower. There is a various tour in a day, according to your convenience and time availability you can choose from morning, afternoon or evening tours.

    Location: Starting point: Harriston Chocolate Boutique, Kelawei Street

    Timings: Morning: 10 AM to 1:30 PM | Afternoon 2 PM to 5:30 PM | Sunset tour: 6:30 PM to 10 PM

    Entry Fee: STANDARD ADULt: RM 115 | STANDARD CHILD RM 50.00.

    Penang Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus Tour, Flat 15% off

    Penang Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus Tour, Flat 15% off

    NNNNM39 Ratings

    h3 Hours

    O1,094

    Starting from

    O929

  • 04Hike to Penang Hill

    Hike to Penang Hill

    There are a number of hiking trails originate across Penang hill. The Western Hill at a height of 2731 feet above sea level is the highest point of the Hill which can be raced up in a couple of hours.

    The various hiking routes are the 'Jeep track', the Moongate and the one starting from the entrance of the Penang Botanic Gardens. Besides breathing fresh air, enjoying sweeping views of the surrounding valley.

    Location:
    Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia

    Timings:
    6 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee:
    Registration cost RM 40 per person.

    The Habitat Penang Hill Tickets @ Flat 15% off

    The Habitat Penang Hill Tickets @ Flat 15% off

    NNNNM26 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O1,072

    Starting from

    O911

  • 05Experience Penang Butterfly Park

    Experience Penang Butterfly Park
    Image Credit : Slilin...
    One of the largest indoor and outdoor classrooms is located in Teluk Bahang region of Penang. An assorted classroom of butterflies and insects are freely staying in a natural habitat. The farm is dedicated to conserving varied species of butterflies and insects on a large scale.

    This offbeat farm conducts research studies along with educating, entertaining and informing the general public. Visiting Penang Butterfly Park is one of the offbeat activities to do in Penang if you are interested in Etymology. The farm hosts exotic species such as the endangered Yellow Birdwing butterfly and the Rajah Brooke etc. Penang Butterfly Park also hosts a tropical fruit farm that spreads over a land of 25-acres within its fringes.

    Location
    No.830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timing
    9 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee
    RM27 per adult and RM15 per child (4-12 years old), Senior citizen: RM13.50 (58 years old and above).
    Penang Butterfly Farm Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    Penang Butterfly Farm Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    NNNMM37 Ratings

    h2 Hours

    O750

    Starting from

    O562

  • 06Embrace Penang Wonderfood Museum

    Embrace Penang Wonderfood Museum

    Penang Wonderfood Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience where over 100 Malaysian dishes, street food items and local delicacies are on display. The museum allows you to take a plunge in the Malaysian food culture as well as Indian, Chinese, and Peranakan dishes are also showcased shielded under glass covers.

    The museum has three main sections: the Info Zone, the Wow Zone, and the Educational Zone. Where the info zone lets you take a look at the range of food items, the wow zone let you take pictures with huge models of the dishes. The education zone tells you about the cultural and the related food as well as what should you eat and what might harm.

    Location: 49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee: Foreign visitors is RM25 for adults and RM15 for children. Locals (with MyKad identifications) pay RM15 and RM10 respectively.

    Wonderfood Museum Penang Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    Wonderfood Museum Penang Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    NNNNM25 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O341

    Starting from

    O255

  • 07Visit Kek Lok Si

    Visit Kek Lok Si
    One of the most significant Buddhist temples in Penang. Perched atop a hill in the Island of Penang, Kek Lok Si bestows visitors with some sweeping views of Georgetown. The temple is famous for featuring the tallest statue of Kuan Yin tallest, the temple pavilion, and the tallest granite pillars. There are around 10,000 statues of Buddha present in this temple.

    This landmark is one of the top visited places of Penang. 
    One of the top things to do in Penang is to enjoy the peaceful environs of the temple and soak in the tranquil environ.

    Location:
     
    1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Highlights:
    Since this temple is built at the foot of Air Itam Mountain, it offers a lovely scenic view. There are a number of shops available in the vicinity that offers a variety of souvenirs. The best part about Kek Lok 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.

    Timing: 
     6 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee: 
    Free of cost.
    Penang Day Tour

    Penang Day Tour

    NNNNM28 Ratings

    h3 HourslPenang

    Starting from

    O1,500

  • 08Explore Tropical Spice Garden

    Explore Tropical Spice Garden

    Exploring the Tropical Spice Garden is one of the highly rewarding activities in Penang for the ones who love to cook. Famous as the bis-diverse living museum that brings nature and culture together. The eight acres of garden encompasses a range of tropical plants and over 500 living specimens from around the world.

    The spice garden and the flower gardens lure people into marching the well-laid paths of this exotic land. Nestled along the Teluk Bahang junction, this nature conservation complex has three major trails, every trail is dotted with streams, waterfalls and models prepared of recycled organic materials.

    Location:
    Lot 595 Mukim, 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee: RM 15 per person, RM 25 for the guided tour (children RM10/RM15).

    Tropical Spice Garden Penang Tour, Flat 15% off

    Tropical Spice Garden Penang Tour, Flat 15% off

    NNNMM35 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O558

    Starting from

    O474

  • 09Witness Teddyville Museum

    Witness Teddyville Museum

    The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton in Batu Ferringhi houses Malaysia’s first and the largest collection of Teddy Bears to tell stories. From miniature to massive teddy bear, you can choose from a range of teddy bears catering to various shapes and sizes to purchase as souvenirs. The bears at the museum are also used to narrate the history of Penang.

    Out of the many things you do at this museum, hugging and getting clicked with the bears are few fun activities in Penang that you must not miss!

    Location: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee: RM 33 per person.

    Teddyville Museum Penang Tickets, Flat 10% off

    Teddyville Museum Penang Tickets, Flat 10% off

    NNNNM29 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O467

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    O420

  • 10Go to Penang House of Music

    Go to Penang House of Music

    Located in Komtar in central George Town, Penang House of Music was opened to the public in November 2016. Imparting an insight on the Penang’s musical background and heritage, particularly exhibiting antiques and documents of Penang’s musical golden age which started from the 1940s onwards.

    Set over an area of 650 square metres, right above the ICT mall. If you have even a little interest in music, it is one of the intriguing things to do in Penang.

    Location:
    KOMTAR, L4-02, Level 4, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: Opens from 11 AM to 8 PM daily

    Entry Fee: RM 10 per person.

    Penang House of Music Tickets @ Flat 20% off

    Penang House of Music Tickets @ Flat 20% off

    NNNMM27 Ratings

    h2 Hours

    O426

    Starting from

    O340

  • 11Visit the magnificent Glass Museum Penang

    Visit the magnificent Glass Museum Penang

    Based on the i-box design, the Museum of Glass in Penang is the first glass museum in the country.  Encompassing a range of decorative exhibits and glass artworks, it also has a great collection of glass paintings and other forms of visual arts.  The frames mainly capture the regular lifestyle of the people of Penang which are intricately furbished with excellent detailing on style, fabrics and colours used.

    Location: 6, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: Monday to Thursday: 9:30 AM to 6 PM | Saturday 9:30 AM to  5 PM | Sunday closed

    Entry Fee: Adult: RM 23 | RM 13  for Kids between 3 to 12 years of age.

    Penang Glass Museum Tickets, Flat 15% off

    Penang Glass Museum Tickets, Flat 15% off

    NNNMM41 Ratings

    d1 Day

    O318

    Starting from

    O270

  • 12Explore Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

    Explore Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

    Penang 3D Trick Art Museum is located on King Street of George Town which was opened in the year 2014. This interactive museum features two levels of shophouse where the ground floor displays sceneries of Penang island and the other terrains.

    The 3D trick art museum is famous for its murals that simply appear as ‘coming-to-life.’ This place grabs everyone’s attention for clicking pictures.

    Location: 10, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM | Saturday to Sunday: 9 AM to 8 PM

    Entry Fee: Adult RM 25 | Senior and children: RM.

    3 D Trick Art Museum Tickets, Penang @ Flat 25% off

    3 D Trick Art Museum Tickets, Penang @ Flat 25% off

    NNNMM28 Ratings

    h1 Hour

    O302

    Starting from

    O226

  • 13Take a stroll at Batu Ferringhi Beach

    Image Credit :  Marufish

    Nestled on the Northern coastal stretch of Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi beach receives considerable footfall of both locals and tourists. The beach stretches to a length of 4 kilometres and is fringed with high-rise hotels and glitzy restaurants to please the visitors.

    Besides lazing on the silky soft sand of the shore, one can also indulge in a number of water sports that are conducted by private operators on the beach. The Batu Ferringhi Beach is famous for hosting a legendary night market which is swarmed with street food lovers and street shoppers.

    Location: Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia

    Timings: 24 hours

    Entry Fee: no charge.

  • 14Explore Penang National Park

    Need to explore the nature in its pristine form? One surely has to visit Penang National Park which is spread across an area of 23 sq km which makes it the smallest national park in the whole of Malaysia. The hiking 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. 
    From taking jungle walks to sunbathing on the silky sand beaches, from Boat tour to fishing; the national park promises to fill your day with excitement and fun.

    Location: 
    Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

    Timing:
     
    8 AM to 5 PM daily

    Entry Fee: 
    A one-way trip from the entrance should cost RM50 to Teluk Duyung (Monkey Beach), RM90 to Pantai Kerachut and RM130 to Teluk Kampi.
  • 15Adventure Zone Theme Park

    Adventure Zone is a one-of-a-kind centre that entertains people of all ages. The centre features a range of modular play equipment and drops slides.  The adventure centre feature a range of modern equipment to ensure safety and small outlets such as a retail and snack counter, kids club, toddler zone, child-friendly restrooms, and multi-use reception area.

    The drop slides electrify every nerve in your body and the park has a number of the king-sized pool to dive in. A visit here may make everyone happy.

    Location: 
    Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timing:
    10 AM to 7 PM daily

    Entry Fee: 
    Children: MYR 45 for a half-day package | MYR 22 per two-hour session, Adults enter inclusive with paying children.
  • 16Visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    Image Credit : YGX

    Peranakan Mansion is a museum at church street of George Town which once used to be a residence and office of a Chinese Tycoon. The museum houses artefacts, antiques and collectables belonging to the Peranakan heritage. The furniture and decor of the house also reflect the lifestyle during the Peranakan heritage. The mansion was formerly christened as the Hai Kee Chan, which stands for the 'Sea Remembrance Hall.’

    The house was completely abandoned post world war two and was invaded by the Japanese during their occupation of Malaysia. Today, it has been restored to its original state and is open to visitors.

    Location: 29, Church St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 5 PM daily

    Entry Fee: Adult RM 20 | RM 10 (Child under 12) and Free for children under 6 years old.

  • 17Admire Penang Bridge

    Image Credit : drbertdelgado
    The 13.5-kilometre long bridge in Penang is a dual carriageway toll bridge which is the first incredible bridge to connect the Peninsula to the Island. It joins Butterworth on the Peninsular side with Gelugor on the island, running across the Selatan Strait. The bridge is compared to the London Bridge by the locals and is an important landmark in Malaysia.

    Location: Seberang Perai- Penang Island, Malaysia

    Timings: 24 hours

    Entry Fee: Entry is free, you are charged a minimal toll while crossing the island via the bridge.

  • 18Pray at St. George's Anglican Church

    St. George's Anglican Church is the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia which was built in the 19th century. Displaying a blend of  Neoclassical, Georgian and English Palladian architecture styles.

    As you visit the church, you can find traces of the destruction caused by the Japanese Occupation of Malaysia. The edifice today is around 200 plus years old that features an impressive interior, imposing pillars, well-groomed open ground, and peaceful campus. The church can be located on the Farquhar Street in George Town, near to the popular Masjid Kapitan Keling street

    Location:
    1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    TUESDAY to FRIDAY:10 AM to 4 PM | SATURDAY  open for Tour Operators and Guides by proper appointment | SUNDAY: CLOSED

    Entry Fee:
    Free of Charge.
  • 19Go to Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

    Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is a boutique resort that dates back to its construction in the year 1880s. Situated on the 14 Leith Street of Georgetown in Penang, the mansion architecture reflects traditional Chinese style built. The grand manor appoints 38 rooms, seven staircases and a total of five well-paved courtyards layered in granite.

    The house was built by an affluent merchant-trader named Cheong Fatt Tze which was later sold by its descendants to save it from demolition and now it is a government's property.

    Location:
    14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    11 AM to 12 PM | 2 to 3 PM | 3:30 to 4:30 PM

    Entry Fee:
    Donation is appreciated.

  • 20Enjoy at The Top Komtar Penang

    The Top Komtar Penang is the islands highest entertainment tower. This iconic tower encompasses 18 themed attractions which include- Rainbow Skywalk, Tech dome Penang, Penang Boutique Aquarium, Penang State Gallery, 7 D Discover Motion Theatre, etc.

    Besides entertaining yourself at the endless attractions, you can also satiate your hunger at some top-notch restaurants that promise to impart sweeping views of George Town.

    Location:
    1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    11 AM to 9 PM daily

    Entry Fee:
    Adults- RM 99 | Children- RM 58.

  • Things to do with family and kids in Penang

  • 21Take blessings at Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

  • 22Visit Entopia

    Visit Entopia

    Entopia is famous as nature’s largest classroom where you encounter a collection of insects and butterflies. It is classified into two major and separate sections- The Natureland living outdoor gardens and the Cocoon indoor discovery centre.

    Housing more than 200 species of flora and 150 species of flora, Entopia is a living habitat that is comprised of waterfalls, ponds, gardens and caves. Visiting Entopia is one of the offbeat things to do in Penang which certainly will invigorate your inner self.

    Location: No.830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee: Adult RM 60.

    Penang Butterfly Farm Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    Penang Butterfly Farm Tickets @ Flat 25% off

    NNNMM37 Ratings

    h2 Hours

    O750

    Starting from

    O562

  • 23Relive History at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

    Nestled along the Jalan Farquhar in Georgetown, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery are considered as one of the top state museums in the country. The entrance of the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is greeted by a royal statue of Captain Francis Light, who was the founder of the Penang Straits Settlement.

    Housing several galleries which display a detailed collection of historical documents, old photographs and maps, Chinese furniture, costumes, embroidery, and other antiques from various communities of the country. If you are a history buff, walking these galleries can be one of the best things to do in Penang that you must not miss!

    Location: Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: Opens daily from 9 AM to 5 PM except for Fridays

    Entry Fee: RM 10 per person.

  • 24Gain knowledge at Made In Penang Interactive Museum

    Image Credit : phalinn
    Made In Penang Interactive Museum is a 3D art museum where the artworks are some of the masterpieces by the local artists.  There are a total of 30 3D artworks where the canvases are mostly based on music, people, and impressive murals.

    This particular landscape is special as it has everything related to Penang. One can gather information related to 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. Apart from exploring the art pieces you can also pose and click pictures.

    Location:
     3, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timing: 
    10 AM to 6:30 PM daily

    Entry Fee: 
    Adults RM 30.
  • 25Pay a visit to Penang Floating Mosque

    Penang floating Mosque was built in the year 2004 in an attempt to refurbish a rather smaller mosque which was destroyed by the Tsunami in the same year. The mosque has a remarkable outlook with a seven-storey sky-touching minaret that gives a splendid view of the surrounding.

    The mosque located on the Tanjung Bungah’s stretch of beach and can easily be spotted because of its Moorish architecture and the impressive tower.

    Location: Tanjung Bungah Road, Pulau Pinang, 11200, Penang, Malaysia

    Timings: Friday prayers from 12 PM to  2:30 PM (closed for masses). Entry is subject to the permission obtained from the mosque officials.

    Entry Fee: Free of cost.

  • 26Experience peace Kapitan Keling Mosque

    Kapitan Keling Mosque is an Indo-Moorish structure and a significant landmark in Penang which was built in the year 1801. Established by the first Indian Muslim settlers at the junction of Lebuh Buckingham and Lebuh Pitt, it is the largest mosque in George Town.

    The edifice is marked by a distinctive yellowish-golden dome with influences drawn from the Mughal style of architecture. The whitewashed building is also adorned with stars and crescent-shaped patterns which is commonly found in Indian-Islamic minarets.

    Location:
    14, Jalan Buckingham, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily, closed on Friday

    Entry Fee: Free of cost

    Tips: Ensure wearing proper attire to be able to get admission in the mosque.

  • 27Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple Visit

     Touching a height of 72 feet above the ground,  Karumariamman Temple is an impressive South Indian Temple in the middle of the island. It houses the largest Rajagopuram which is 11 feet wide and 21 feet tall. Originated as a state temple around a hundred years ago, it was only in the 1970s when the temple was intricately constructed into the new township of Seberang Jaya.

    Location: Jalan Todak, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 6 AM to 12 noon | 4 PM to 8 PM daily

    Entry Fee: Free of cost.

  • 28Have fun at Youth Park

    Fondly christened as “ a park for everyone,” the Youth Park was established in 1972 as a place that suits people from all walks of life. Sprawling across an area of 40 acres, the park entertains you with myriads of facilities such as a large pool area, magnificent fountains, skating tracks, a magnanimous chess board, facilities like archery centre and skateboard areas impresses sports lovers. Besides the sports enthusiasts, the park also serves children and seniors at its best.

    Location:
    Persiaran Kuari, Pulau Tikus, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: Thursday to Saturday: 6 AM to 5:30 PM | Friday: 7 AM to 5:30 PM

    Entry Fee: RM 3 to 5 per person.

  • 29Watch beautiful birds at Penang Bird Park

    With over 300 species of local and exotic birds, the Penang Bird Park is the first and the largest bird park in Malaysia. Started in the year 1988 in the Seberang Jaya region, the park campus spans over an area of 5 acres.

    The assorted collection of birds includes the tiny exotic sunbirds, locally found kingfishers,  vulturine guineafowl, pelicans, swans, storks mandarin ducks, flamingos, and gigantic eight ft-tall ostriches, etc.

    Location:
    45, Lintang Kurau 7, Chai Leng Park, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    9 AM to 7 PM daily

    Entry Fee:
    Adult RM 38 | Children (Below 12 years old) RM 20.

  • 30Explore Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest

    Spotted at around a distance of 8 kilometres from the main town, Bukit Mertajam is nature’s oasis. Spanning across an area of 37 acres, Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is 457 meters above sea level. From hiking, picnicking, to simply sitting by the cascading waterfalls; no matter where you look, it is a verdant sight.

    The forested campus is marked by an old ornamental suspension bridge and a tiny tea kiosk which make for an amazing photo stop in the middle of the jungle.

    Location:
    Kampung Teluk Bukit, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia

    Timings: 24 hours

    Entry Fee: Free of cost.

  • 31Get a little scared at Penang Snake Temple

    Shrouded under a famous tail behind the making of this temple, Penang Snake Temple was built in the year 1850. According to the words by a renowned Buddhist priest in Malaysia, the monks at the temple provided a safe haven to a snake in the bygone time and after the snake died the temple moved on its own.

    Since then, the temple is home to pit vipers and green tree snakes which you as a visitor will be surprised to witness. Another name for it is the Temple of the Azure Cloud or Pure Cloud Temple and is situated around 12 kilometres away from George Town.

    Location:
    Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    5 AM to 7 PM daily

    Entry Fee:
    Free of cost.

  • 32Go to Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

    Founded in the year 1835, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is a Chinese temple located at Cannon Square in George Town. The temple represents the finest Chinese clan where, in history, a hundred and two Kho clan members came together to form an association to work towards the welfare of  Khoo clansmen in the Nanyang.

    The interesting fact about this temple is that the association documented each clan ancestors and descendants and the record is now one of the most complete genealogical charts of all the clans in Penang.

    Location:
    18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    9 AM to 5 PM daily

    Entry Fee:
    Free of cost.

  • 33Enjoy yourself Straits Quay

    Straits Quay is a shopping centre-cum-marina in George Town of Penang. Tucked at the centre of  Seri Tanjung Pinang, this seaside mall was opened to the public in 2010. Housing a large marina and a convention centre, the mall houses more than 100 retail shops. From the subway, pappa rich to Starbucks and Sam’s Groceria supermarket; the mall has uncountable things to keep you engaged.

    Location:
    Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 10470 Tanjong Tokong, Penang Malaysia, Malaysia

    Timings:  Monday to Saturday: 9 AM to 1 AM | Sunday  9 AM to 12 AM

    Entry Fee: Entry is free.

  • 34Witness the beautiful Clan Jetties

    Clan Jetties are found next to Penang Ferry Terminal and are called the last bastions of the old Chinese settlements. It used to be a set of seven jetties until one was destroyed by fire. The six jetties along with other villages form a waterfront society which is almost over a century old.

    Location:
    Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    9 AM to 9 PM daily

    Entry Fee:
    Free of cost.

  • 35Experience peace Goddess of Mercy Temple

    The first temple made in the iconic George Town is the only Chinese temple in the town. Built in 1728, the temple is dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. Formerly dedicated to the sea goddess Mazu who is worshipped by the  Hokkiens, later the temple was renovated during the year 1824 and the deity was changed to Guan Yin. The temple is quite close to the sea, embellished with dragon figures and follows the principle of Feng Shui.

    Location: 30, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM daily

    Entry Fee: Free of charge.

  • Things to do in Penang at night

  • 36Enjoy Drinks at Soho Free House

    Soho Free House double-storey old-school British pub is situated on Jalan Penang. This extravagant pub is famous for hosting a friendly crowd, and a culture of an all-day Happy Hour beer servings. With playing non-stop classic grooves and riffs from the 80s to promising an unlimited production of some finely brewed beer, Soho is also known for arranging top-notch dining experiences.


    • Location: 50, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    • Timings: 12 PM to 3 AM daily

    • Cuisine: This cafe serves a mixed menu of pasta, seafood, Chinese, Thai etc.

  • 37Shop at Batu Ferringhi Night Market

    A legendary night market that comes to life every evening along the seashore of Batu Ferringhi. From vendors displaying colourful trinkets to selling fake brands in products like bags, clothes, footwear; from pirated DVDs to home decor products- there is rarely something that’s not available at this market. Shopping here is one of the steal-deal things to do in Penang.

    Location: Along Jalan Batu Ferringhi, from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa to Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort

    Timings: Starts at 7 in the evening till late at night. (daily)

    Entry Fee: Depends on your expenditure.

  • 38Indulge in delicious food at Three Sixty Rooftop Bar

    Considered as one of the top-class rooftop bars in Bangkok, the Three Sixty bar is a part of the Millennium Hilton group. The building has 31 floors and the bar is located on a large rectangular open terrace that imparts a phenomenal view of the cityscape.

    From devouring on a range of servings to sipping on some expensive champagne and wine; this place has a view of the Chao Phraya river that beats every other observatory in the town.

    Location:
    25-A, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings:
    Sunday to Thursday - 4 PM to 1 AM | Friday and Saturday- 4 PM to 2 AM

    Cost for two:
    INR 900 to INR 2000 (approximately).

  • 39Enjoy so music Hard Rock Cafe

    Situated on the ground floor of the beachfront Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the Hard Rock Cafe is a place where music, entertainment and food go hand in hand. Serving the classic American cuisine in its menu, the cafe hosts incredible live concerts and performances. Besides spotting celebrities and musicians, you can also shop for customized merchandise such as HRC T-shirts and mugs etc.

    Location: Jalan Batu Ferringhi c/o Hard Rock Hotel Penang, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: Sunday to Thursday - 11:30 AM to 2 AM | Friday and Saturday- 11:30 AM to 2:30 AM

    Entry Fee
    : 450 RM (average) for two.

  • 40Take a walk at Gurney Drive

    Fondly referred to as The New Esplanade or the Persiaran Gurney, the famous Gurney Drive is one of the largest seafront promenades in Georgetown in Penang. Ideal for leisure walks and jogs, the place is every hawker’s playground in the city.

    One can savour some of the best street cuisines in town along the seafront. Gurney Drive was also listed as one of the 25 best streets worldwide to visit by The Traveller, an Australian travel magazine.

    Location:
    10250, Penang Island, Malaysia

    Timings:
    24 hours

    Entry Fee:
    Free of cost.


Sightseeing in Penang

Adventure in Penang

Day outs in Penang

Nature and wildlife in Penang

Attractions

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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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Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Penang is famous for its temples and one such amazing landmark is Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. It was built in 1845 and is among the list of top visited places in this region. Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram has a yellow-and-blue colour which makes this structure appear unique. Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is also known as Wat Buppharam. The main attraction of this temple is the presence of a reclining Buddha image which is 108-ft long.

Location: Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is situated in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.


 
Highlight: Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is situated close to the Dharmmikarama Temple. The tourists would surely be amazed looking at the lovely sight of Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram due to the presence of mural-painted walls and gold pagodas. This Thai temple has sharp-eaved roofs which add on to the structures architecture.

Best Time: The temple is open for visitors daily between 10:00- 18:00.

Price: There is no fee to visit the temple.


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