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Things to do in Penang Island

 

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Tropical Spice Garden
Ranked #1 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available soon! 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French Live Guided Tour... more » Owner description: Garden Audio Tours available soon! 7 Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, German & French Live Guided Tour : 9am, 11.30Am, 1.30Pm & 3.30Pm Uneven roads, wheelchairs & strollers are not recommended. 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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The Camera Museum (Georgetown)
Ranked #2 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Opening Hours 9:30am - 6:30pm DAILYFACEBOOK PenangCameraMuseum
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Penang Butterfly Farm (Teluk Bahang)
Ranked #3 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Gardens
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 #4 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #5 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: History 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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Kek Lok Si Temple (Georgetown)
Ranked #6 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #7 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: National Parks
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Khoo Kongsi (Georgetown)
Ranked #8 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Museums; Religious Sites
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Wat Chayamangkalaram (Georgetown)
Ranked #9 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
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Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #10 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #11 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Cemeteries
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Escape Adventureplay (Teluk Bahang)
Ranked #12 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Penang Hill (Georgetown)
Ranked #13 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Mountains; Scenic Railroads
This 2,750 foot hill has a funicular railway that can take you to the top.
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Clan Jetties (Georgetown)
Ranked #14 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #15 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites
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Cannon Street (Georgetown)
Ranked #16 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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East Wind Watersports (Batu Ferringhi)
Ranked #17 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Beaches
Owner description: East Wind Watersports provides beach watersports activities, boating/ jetski tours and has Public Liability Insurance. Our... more » Owner description: East Wind Watersports provides beach watersports activities, boating/ jetski tours and has Public Liability Insurance. Our instructors are professionally qualified and are highly trained in safety and rescue. We follow strict international safety guidelines and regulations to make sure everyone can enjoy some fun in the sun with a tremendous peace of mind.We are registered with VDWS International, one of the largest watersports association in Europe.We also cater to group activities and teambuilding events. « less
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Ranked #18 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #19 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Art Museums; History 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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Sun Yat Sen Museum (Georgetown)
Ranked #20 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Ferries/ Boats

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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Queen Street (Georgetown)
Ranked #22 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #23 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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Ranked #24 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: History 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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Ranked #25 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #26 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #27 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Visit the historic Suffolk House - jewel in the crown of Penang. Discover a tale of love and loss, of conspiracy and... more » Owner description: Visit the historic Suffolk House - jewel in the crown of Penang. Discover a tale of love and loss, of conspiracy and betrayal. The house is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last entry at 5:30 pm) for guided and self-guided tours. An entrance fee of RM 10 is charged per person for self-guided tours, while guided tours are RM 15. Children under the age of six are free, except on school excursions. « less
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Sri Mariamman Temple (Georgetown)
Ranked #28 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Category: Religious Sites
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Batu Ferringhi (Georgetown)
Ranked #29 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
Owner description: Chapters is a beautiful large bungalow situated in a quiet residential area of Batu Ferringhi, with stunning views of the... more » Owner description: Chapters is a beautiful large bungalow situated in a quiet residential area of Batu Ferringhi, with stunning views of the Penang hills. Local amenities are a 5 minute walk, which includes the bustling Batu Ferringhi Night Market and the sandy beach with clear blue waters and water sport activities. Ideal location for relaxing by the beach, or for exploring the heritage sites of historic Penang. « less
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The Floating Mosque (Tanjung Bungah)
Ranked #30 of 63 attractions in Penang Island
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