Top 10 Things To Do In Penang

by Sonia Louis

Penang isn’t just about their good, scrumptious food. There are many fun things to do in Penang as well. From enjoying water sports to exploring the famous street art at Georgetown, there’s surely something for every age group! If you’re planning a road trip to Penang and not sure what to do, you’ve come to the right place. The Kind Helper Team has curated a list of the top 10 things to do in Penang just for you! Read on to find out. 

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Things To Do In Penang

1. Enjoy The Water Sports At Batu Feringghi Beach

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Love the beach and looking to do something fun under the sun? go ahead and try out the water sports activities at Batu Feringghi beach. Here, they offer water sports such as parasailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, banana boat and more! For those who prefer to stay dry on the beach, there’s also something for you. Rent a beach buggy and roam around the sandy shore.

2. Take The Train Up To Penang Hill

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When you’re in Penang, be sure to check out Penang Hill, located at Bukit Bendera Air Itam. Take the train up to Penang Hill for a scenic ride where the funicular tunnel is believed to be the steepest tunnel track in the world! The journey up to the top only takes about 5-10 minutes. For those who’d like to skip the queue, there are also Fast lane Tickets. Here, you’ll get to enjoy panoramic views of Penang as there are a few lookout points.

3. Enjoy The Sunset Walk At The Habitat

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If you’re planning to stay at Penang Hill till night, you might want to experience the Sunset Walk at The Habitat whereby you get to enjoy the best sunset at the highest viewing point in Penang. However, don’t forget to check the weather forecast for that day as bad weather conditions might ruin your overall experience. 

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4. Explore Penang National Park

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Penang National Park is known as the smallest national park in Malaysia but what’s unique about this park is that there’s a meromictic lake at Turtle Beach (Pantai Keracut) that contains two types of water that don’t mix – fresh water with salty water that comes from the sea. The meromictic lake only occurs between May to August in the year and it’s the only meromictic lake in Malaysia!

5. Try Some Desserts At China House

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If you’re up for some desserts, don’t miss out on one of the best cafes in Penang. Called China House, it’s located at one of the streets at Georgetown. It’s set in three heritage buildings linked by a Courtyard with stylish interiors. It’s a great place to hang out with your family and friends. While you’re here, be sure to try one of their signature cakes which is the Tiramisu cake. It tastes extremely good, you’d want the whole cake!

6. Explore The Famous Street Art At Georgetown

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One of the popular things to do in Penang is to explore Penang Street Art as it has become a popular tourist attraction in Penang. With over 20 murals available, you’re sure to have a good time looking for these murals and not forgetting, taking instagrammable pictures with them! 

7. Eat Your Favourite Food At Gurney Drive Hawker Center

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As we all know, Penang is famous for their food. From Char Kuey Teow to Nasi Kandar, you can find anything drool-worthy here on this island! Gurney Drive Hawker Center is known to be their popular hawker center with a wide variety of food stalls to choose from. However, there are many more other hawker food to try. If you know someone from Penang, you might want to ask them for more suggestions! 

8. Take A Stroll Down The Rainbow Skywalk At Night

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Located at the top of Komtar, Rainbow Skywalk is the highest outdoor glass sky walk in Malaysia. It’s an open-air deck on level 68, offering beautiful views of Penang. It’s best to be there before sunset so you can experience the stunning sunset and stay on for a different experience at night where you can see the hustling and bustling city from Georgetown’s highest point. 

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9. Have Delicious Fish & Chips at Straits Quay

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Calling all fish & chips lovers! If you’re craving for some good fish & chips, head on over to Blue Reef Fish & Chips at Straits Quay! They have a wide range of meals on their menu serving six choices of fresh and premium quality fish as well as others such as burgers and pastas. Choose an outdoor seating to enjoy the beautiful view of the sea!

10. Go On Thrilling Rides at ESCAPE Penang

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One of the fun and adventurous things to do in Penang is to go for the adrenaline-pumping rides at ESCAPE Penang. It truly is a time for you to ESCAPE the work stress and just let go! It’s an outdoor theme park with 40 exciting rides and attractions from obstacle courses to ziplines and water slides! 

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