Things to Do in Penang Island

Things to Do in Penang Island, Malaysia - Penang Island Attractions

Things to Do in Penang Island


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Top Attractions in Penang Island

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Outdoor adventure park set in a lush forest with thrilling activities like zip-lining, water slides, and a ropes course, plus unique wildlife encounters.
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Historical mansion with well-preserved Peranakan antiques and vibrant jewelry exhibits. Features detailed guided tours and insights into colonial life and customs.
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Scenic hilltop destination featuring panoramic views, a variety of dining options, and a cable car ride. Highlight includes a unique monkey cup garden and native wildlife.
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Serene Buddhist temple with ornate prayer houses and a large Mercy goddess statue, featuring multi-level architecture and cultural fusion. Visitors enjoy local culture and panoramic views.
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Rainforest trail with guided walks, canopy pathways, and a treetop walk boasting panoramic views. Includes tram rides, wildlife spotting, and a tranquil environment.
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Historic clan house displaying a blend of Chinese, Peranakan, and Malay influences through intricate carvings, colorful decorations, and a museum detailing the local clan's history.
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Lush botanical sanctuary with diverse plant life and educational spice garden tours. Includes a cooking class, serene landscapes, and a curated gift shop with local spices and oils.
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Traditional fishing village ambiance on stilts, with local eateries and quaint shops. Provides cultural insight with scenic harbor views and a vibrant community vibe.
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Vibrant street art and historic architecture line this bustling neighborhood, with eateries and local shops ideal for cultural exploration and photography.
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Tranquil botanical retreat with thematic gardens, waterfalls, and serene walkways. Home to diverse flora, fauna including monkeys, and historical tropical landscapes.
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What travelers are saying

  • Ain Nasir
    Kota Bharu, Malaysia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff at each game are so supportive, happening, and helpful ! The acrobat staff which is Nazar and Ikhwan have a very big supportive energy ! Big applause to them and to Arif sky lemur staff have a sharp explanation about the games and are very helpful towards us ! Thank you for you guys. Last but not least , Rushdan Basecamp staff are very polite and helpful ! I will repeat soon insyallah
    Written July 12, 2024
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  • simone a
    Canberra, Australia18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonder visual treat. Loved the tiles, the colours, the timber and the guided tour was great. Learn a little bit about the history of the place and Penang more generally.
    Written July 5, 2024
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  • Roslyn138
    Wrexham, UK1,154 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were on an organised tour by Tui for Georgetown from the top - and it certainly did not disappoint . We had fasttrack tickets and therefore very little queuing - the funicular is pretty steep and if you are able to get into the front carriage you can admire the view as you are ascending to the top.
    We had about an hour to have a look around and took the opportunity to ride one of the golf carts that take you to past the old colonial cottages. It only cost about £5 per cart for 4 people . Enough time to admire the view and have a sorbet to cool us down .
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • jebuc
    Wombourne, UK407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a large complex . Could spend hours looking round . Great architecture and lots to explore. Lot of shops as well.
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • KoalaBouy
    Singapore, Singapore164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty wow for an animal attraction in Penang. This is probably the best “zoo” in penang. But, of course, this is an butterfly and insect museum. The way the museum presented with a lot of information was really thoughtful.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Venture22622613477
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellence service from Mr Resty. He was patient, attentive to the needs of my elderly parents, and would go the extra mile to make all the necessary arrangements for our convenience.
    The food available at the hotel was good too, like nyonya curry laska, aglio olio - al dente spaghetti (from Mangga), prawn mee, dhal (breakfast), and the dining experience at Indigo was not to be missed. Overall experience was memorable.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Vishal
    Gondia, India3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lala, I know her name, she is so good, we are on our way to habitat Penang and in a bridge way Lala invite us to see a snake, she(the snake) is so cute (less than my ex), lala told us everything about the snake and we enjoyed her company. The world is round we will meet you soon Lala ♥️
    Written July 10, 2024
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  • chatterbox-2007
    US748 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having never visited a clan house this was an interesting site to visit. It does not take that long to go through the formal exhibit and to see the site. Well worth a visit if you have never been a clan house.
    Written January 28, 2024
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  • thornbury_travellers
    Thornbury, Australia549 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do the guided tour on weekends if possible. If not possible the audio tour will suffice but our guide Joseph was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience all the more educational and interesting. Make sure you put on the bug repellant before visiting. Probably cooler in the morning rather than the afternoon . Really good value for money .
    Written June 30, 2024
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  • jebuc
    Wombourne, UK407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Built on stilts, it is worth a visit. Lots of shops which were well priced. Good view of harbour at the end of pier .
    Worth a visit
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Peter T
    Ambarvale, Australia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful, colourful experience in this location.
    So many shophouses open to the public, browse through the modern and traditional shops, restaurants and street art in this area.
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • Davidjellis
    Lowestoft, UK9,235 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I visited on a cruise ship excursion and we had just under an hour here to enjoy the pretty surroundings. It's an easy walk and fairly flat. There are many interesting plants and trees to see, and our guide explained that the gardens were mainly known for its trees and plants, in contrast to botanical gardens elsewhere that focused on flowers.

    There are wild macaque monkeys here...just don't go too near or wave any bags around as they will try to grab the bag on the premise there might be food inside. We loved the fascinating cannon ball trees, the cannon balls are really odd plants that apparently smell rotten on the inside. We could have easily spent longer here but we were on a tight timetable.

    The gardens are located at Jalan Kebun Bunga and it is Malaysia’s only botanic gardens. There are many ferns and cactus houses too, including some rare species.
    The Botanic Gardens is open every day from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m and there is parking available.
    Written January 30, 2024
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