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Things to do in Penang Island

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Ranked #1 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Penang Butterfly Farm (Teluk Bahang)
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$67* and up
Ranked #2 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Gardens; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Penang Butterfly Farm was set up in March 1986 as a ‘living museum’ to educate the public and serves as a research centre for... more » Owner description: Penang Butterfly Farm was set up in March 1986 as a ‘living museum’ to educate the public and serves as a research centre for butterfly and insect breeding, apart from just being a tourist attraction. Visitors to Penang Butterfly Farm often find themselves surrounded by a myriad of fluttering butterflies within a seemingly natural setting, and imagining themselves in an enchanted wilderness, bejeweled with colourful gems of creation. The best encounter at Penang Butterfly Farm is undoubtedly the free flying papilions in the enormous enclosure. The live exhibition of selected invertebrates, reptiles and ornamental fishes are also crowd drawers.Beyond the aviary, Penang Butterfly Farm’s indoor live discovery sections provide an exciting time for families to get closer with other less explored fauna kingdoms such as tarantulas, frogs, beetles, snakes, lizards and aquatic creatures. Having traversed this complex with educational interactivity, live displays and an insect museum, visitors then walk through time in an art and artefact gallery which displays a huge range of genuine ancient relics and cultural antiquities. For the nostalgic and collectors, a souvenir outlet awakes the visitors, selling nature and butterfly related paraphernalia. « less
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Ranked #3 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively you... more » Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available in 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French. Alternatively you may take the Live Guided Tour starting at 9am, 11.30Am, 1.30Pm & 3.30Pm. The trails are uneven and going up hill, therefore wheelchairs & strollers are not recommended. The Hidden Eden of Southeast Asia! Timeless and enchanting, Tropical Spice Garden is an eco-attraction tucked within a natural valley fronting the Straits of Malacca. The showcase garden houses over 500 species of herb, spice and tropical plants. Explore and discover the fabulous diversity of nature as you through trails and pathways that meander through undulating hills, jungles terraces and natural streams. « less
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Ranked #4 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: History Museums; Museums

Peranakan Mansion in Penang provides a fascinating history of Nonya Baba heritage (Mixture of Immigrant Chinese assimilated into Malay culture). The house belonged to a wealthy... more »

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Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Kek Lok Si Temple (George Town)
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$44* and up
Ranked #6 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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The Camera Museum (George Town)
Ranked #7 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Opening Hours 9:30am - 6:30pm DAILY The #1 Thematic Museum Experience in George Town. FACEBOOK PenangCameraMuseum
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Ranked #8 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Escape Adventureplay (Teluk Bahang)
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$41* and up
Ranked #9 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: ESCAPE Adventureplay is the fun destination with exciting rides and attractions. Hosted with nature in mind.Located in Teluk... more » Owner description: ESCAPE Adventureplay is the fun destination with exciting rides and attractions. Hosted with nature in mind.Located in Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia, ESCAPE Adventureplay re-introduces outdoor play in a natural environment so to give the visitor an appreciation of the world around them and shows that there's no age limit to having fun. « less
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Cannon Street (George Town)
Ranked #10 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Khoo Kongsi (George Town)
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Ranked #12 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Religious Sites; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Wat Chayamangkalaram (George Town)
Ranked #14 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Owner description: Art museums where two dimensional exhibits are brought to 'LIFE' with 3D painting, shading, and drawing technique. The... more » Owner description: Art museums where two dimensional exhibits are brought to 'LIFE' with 3D painting, shading, and drawing technique. The Penang Trick Art Museum, located at Lebuh Penang, Georgetown which is known as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Georgetown, Penang is currently experiencing a period of rapid expansion and our new museum will allow the growing city to define itself as a regional hub for arts. « less
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Sun Yat Sen Museum (George Town)
Ranked #17 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Museums
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Penang Hill (George Town)
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$44* and up
Ranked #18 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Mountains; Scenic Railroads; Outdoors
This 2,750 foot hill has a funicular railway that can take you to the top.
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Ranked #19 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other

For those who love panoramic view of a city, this is definitely a must-see.   The Penang Ferry has been around since the 1920's and the ferries look like those in Hong Kong. Board... more »

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Ranked #20 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Clan Jetties (George Town)
Ranked #23 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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$51* and up
Ranked #24 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Penang State Museum and Art Gallery Officially open in 1962, the Museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps,... more » Owner description: Penang State Museum and Art Gallery Officially open in 1962, the Museum houses a fine collection of old photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics. There are also Malay daggers (keris), Chinese furniture, embroidery and paintings of old Penang. At the Penang State Museum there are also interesting sections which recounts the bloody nine days of rioting between Chinese secret societies in 1867, attributed by bewildered British authorities to a rambutan-throwing incident. Georgetown suffered a near civil war before the administrators took a firm hand. The societies were heavily fined and the proceeds used to build police stations which subsequently kept the peace. The Penang State Art Gallery on the other hand is situated at a different premise which is at Dewan Sri Pinang, Light Street, a stone thrown away from the Museum premise . There are two Art Galleries which is situated in Dewan Sri Pinang. The Art Gallery on the Ground floor displays the works of local artists and is the venue for special exhibitions meanwhile the exhibition hall at the 3rd Floor housed the Permanent Collection which comprises of paintings donated or bought from the artists. « less
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Queen Street (George Town)
Ranked #25 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Penang Time Tunnel (George Town)
Ranked #26 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Kapitan Keling Mosque (George Town)
Ranked #27 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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The Floating Mosque (Tanjung Bungah)
Ranked #28 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Ranked #29 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
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Ranked #30 of 62 attractions in Penang Island
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who arrived in... more » Owner description: The House of Yeap Chor Ee is a social history gallery tells the story of Yeap Chor Ee, a young immigrant who arrived in Penang in the 1880s. Through the journey of Yeap Chor Ee, the Gallery gives an insight into his life and the lives of immigrants who arrived on the island from China more than 100 years ago. « less
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