Must visit attractions in Penang

Penang is one of the places you have to visit when you’re in Malaysia as the place is rich with history and record-breaking feats. Don’t know where to start? Check out the seven Penang attractions below you definitely don’t want to miss out on.


The Habitat Penang Hill

Your trip to Penang won’t be official if you don’t visit this spot. Located less than 10km from George Town, Penang Hill is actually a collection of peaks that include Strawberry Hill and Flagstaff Hill. A popular tourist attraction in the area is The Habitat Penang Hill, deemed as the most authentic educational rainforest experience in Malaysia. It has a 1.6km nature trail, the Langur Way Canopy Walk, Curtis Crest Treetop Walk with 360-degree views, and Flight of the Colugo zip line course.


The Habitat Penang Hill

Opening Hours: 9.00am – 7.00pm (Monday-Sunday)

Admission: Starts from RM47


Penang Street Art

Penang is becoming more synonymous with street art. It all began in 2012 when artist Ernest Zacharevic created six murals in conjunction with the George Town Festival. Now, there are lots of unique and meticulously-painted murals scattered across the city. Some of the most popular murals include Children on a Bicycle, Boy on Motorbike, and Reaching Up. Next time you’re in town, make it a mission to see how many murals you can spot!


Kek Lok Si Temple

For those looking for a site ample with history, Kek Lo Si Temple (Temple of Supreme Bliss) is a place that you’ve got to include on your list. This Buddhist temple is considered as the biggest in Malaysia, covering about 12 hectares of land. On the temple grounds, you can find a bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, that stands at 36.57 meters tall. However, the main attraction of this temple is the Rama VI Pagoda that combines Burmese, Chinese, and Thai architecture.


Kek Lok Si Temple

Air Itam, Georgetown

Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5.30am (Monday-Sunday)

Admission: Pagoda Entrance – RM2, Incline Lift – RM2


Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi should be your top choice if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of George Town. Here, you can find cozy resorts, exciting night markets, and beautiful beaches. On the beaches, there are tons of activities for you to partake in from parasailing to island hopping. It has been said that you can see the Andaman Sea and Mount Jerai of Kedah on a clear day. Don’t miss out on other exciting activities organized by resorts like the Hard Rock Hotel to get your beach party going.


Penang Ghost Museum

Adrenaline junkies visiting Penang can go for a unique experience at the Penang Ghost Museum. The museum is located in Lebuh Melayu, specifically in the George Town UNESCO Historic Site. As the first museum of its kind in the country, the Ghost Museum offers fun (and spooky!) scenes featuring local urban legends like Pontianak, Pocong, Toyol, Orang Minyak, and more. You won’t just get your heart racing with these ghosts, but you can also learn the background story of each one of them.


Penang Ghost Museum

57, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Monday – Sunday)

Admission: Starts from RM15


Escape Theme Park

If the above entry is too grim for you, fret not because you can always unwind in the Escape Theme Park. Located well north of the island, Escape Theme Park is a water theme park nestled in the lush forest of Teluk Bahang. Here, you can find the world’s longest waterslide that runs through the greeneries of the area. This water slide stands at a whopping 1,111 meters long, beating out the record that was previously held by the Action Park in New Jersey, USA. Other notable rides popular among visitors are Mega Drop, Tubby Rapids, and Lazy River.


Escape Theme Park

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

Opening Hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Admission: Starts from RM148.96


Dark Mansion Museum

Last but definitely not least, the Dark Mansion Museum is worth a mention due to the uniqueness that it offers. It is the first and only 3D glow-in-the-dark museum in the country, with interactive installations and impressive art pieces. Pose and take pictures with glow-in-the-dark sets or interact with 2D paintings that will magically transform into 3D images. The museum is made up of five areas with different themes such as Mysterious Tropical Pandora, Stars and Moonlight, The Infinity Room, My Toy Story, and Masterpiece of Edgar Muller.


Dark Mansion Museum

145, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours: 10.00am – 6.30pm (Monday – Sunday)

Admission: Starts from RM16


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