George Town, the capital of Penang, is a charming multicultural town that was once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, hence its British colonial buildings, old fashioned Chinese shophouses, and mosques. Beyond that, the island has plenty to offer — from nature, to shopping, to food, and sightseeing.
Penang is no surprise when it comes to glorious food, it’s definitely one of the top few places anyone would recommend to visit in Malaysia. It offers a blend of culture, charming architecture, a decent cafe and coffee scene, and the beach.
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If you’re planning a trip to Penang, this list below might come in handy! This way, you won’t miss out on any highlighted destinations.
Top Penang is the tallest building in Penang that give you the experience and thrill of looking down on the city from the height of 249 meters above. The open deck on the 68th floor offers you a unique 360° view of Penang’s urban landscapes.
11:00am – 8:00pm (Weekdays)
11:00am – 9:00pm (Weekends)
Starting from RM48/person
ESCAPE Park Penang come with over 38 attractions ranging from relaxing to thrilling activities, this 29-acre park includes Adventureplay, Waterplay, and Gravityplay. You’ll find rope and obstacle courses, AND the world's longest waterslide!
10:00am – 6:00pm
The Habitat Penang Hill offers an authentic, diverse, and educational rainforest experience in Malaysia. This world class rainforest discovery center sits on the fringes of a forest reserve protected since 1911 and consists of a 1.6 km nature trail that was built by the British East India Company in the early 1800s.
9:00am – 7:00pm
The Penang 3D Trick Art Museum located in Georgetown is one of the first to offer this unique and interactive 3D Trick Art technique museum experience. Explore the two main exhibitions named 'All About Penang Life' and 'Modern Classic'. The staff will assist you with photos too!
9:00am – 6:00pm (Weekdays)
9:00am – 8:00pm (Weekends)
This indoor and outdoor tropical sanctuary is a great place to learn about nature and gain new appreciation for mother earth. Whether you choose to explore The Natureland first, or go to The Cocoon for some indoor fun and activities, it’s most definitely a great family place!
9:00am – 7:00pm
One of the main attractions in Penang is the Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si temple. This tour takes you on a funicular train that will show you the view of the old railway surrounded by lush greenery. The Pagoda of the 10,000 Buddhas and the Chocolate Museum are worth visiting too!
Starting from RM44.30