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Things To Do in Penang

Welcome to Penang, an enchanting island situated on Malaysia's northwest coast. This wonderful destination is renowned for its rich history, cultural diversity, and picturesque landscapes. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a food lover, or an adventurer seeking natural wonders, Penang offers a plethora of activities to suit every traveller's interests. Here’s a list of some of the must-visit places in Penang for you to explore during your trip.



Explore the Historic George Town

Discover the incredible lush scenery of the city’s hilltop resort at Penang Hill. Located on the edge of George Town, Penang Hill offers visitors panoramic views of the city and the eastern coast of Penang Island. With an elevation of more than 2000 feet, there’s no better vantage point on the island. On a clear day, visitors can see for miles, while the dreamy pinks and blues against the lights of George Town at dusk make for incredibly romantic views.

Discover this beautiful attraction with a Penang Hill hotel. Book your stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort today and enjoy ease of access to the city's stunning hillside.

Delightful Penang Food

Discover the gastronomic wonders of Penang, a place celebrated for its exquisite cuisine. Indulge in the alluring tastes of dishes like Char Koay Teow, Assam Laksa, Hokkien Mee, and Cendol, expertly prepared at lively hawker stalls and local joints. Don't miss the chance to sample the delightful Nyonya cuisine, a harmonious fusion of Chinese and Malay flavours.

Penang Hill

Enjoy a breathtaking experience with its funicular ride that takes you up to the hill, where you can enjoy the cool mountain air and explore lush gardens, visit a Hindu temple, and capture stunning panoramas of George Town and the surrounding areas from various viewing platforms. The hill provides a wide range of activities for everyone to engage in, including hiking along nature trails and spotting the rich variety of flora and fauna. Whether you're an adventure seeker or a history buff, there's something for you to enjoy at Penang Hill. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the quaint Bellevue Hotel, which dates back to the British colonial era, offering a glimpse into the island's fascinating past.

Batu Ferringhi Beach

Make your way to Batu Ferringhi, a renowned destination along Penang's northern coast, where you can bask in the sun on sandy beaches and enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea's warm waters. Additionally, you can also take part in a variety of exciting water sports activities, adding an extra thrill to your beach experience. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beach in the evening or indulge in beachfront dining at Gustoso by the Beach, situated in PARKROYAL Penang Resort.

Discover Cultural Heritage

Immerse yourself in the local culture by attending a diverse array of traditional festivals and events that showcase the rich heritage of the region. Explore the captivating Pinang Peranakan Mansion and the Penang State Museum to delve deeper into the island's multicultural history and traditions.

Explore Clan Jetties

Stroll through the enchanting Clan Jetties, charming waterfront communities where diverse Chinese clans have made their homes for generations. These captivating stilt houses harken back to Penang's rich maritime heritage, providing a captivating glimpse into the island's history and cultural tapestry.

Penang Street Art

Immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of George Town, where walls and corners come alive with captivating murals and sculptures. Explore this artistic haven created by local and international artists, each piece telling a unique story of Penang's history and contemporary spirit. Engage in a delightful treasure hunt as you discover interactive displays, making every visit to Penang a fascinating and enriching experience.

Shopping and Souvenirs

Get ready to indulge your inner shopaholic in Penang, where a myriad of shopping experiences awaits you. From bustling street markets to modern malls, the island offers a diverse array of options for retail therapy and finding unique souvenirs to take home. 

Reclining Buddha

Penang's largest Thai Buddhist temple is home to the gold-plated Buddha statue that measures 33m from end to end. Built in 1958, this amazing monument marks the 2,500th anniversary of the birth of Buddha