Things To Do in Penang

Batu Ferringhi is a popular destination in Penang that stretches along the northern coast of the island with extensive dining and shopping options available. It is also ideal for honeymoons, family getaways and corporate workshops. Explore Penang’s scenic beaches and discover hidden gems located in close proximity to the hotel, such as the Butterfly Farm, Tropical Spice Garden or local Tropical Fruit Farms. With the wide selection of things to do in Penang, you are bound to find something you will enjoy.

Penang Hill

With stunning views over the island, Penang Hill (also known as Bukit Bendera) is an iconic natural attraction and an ideal daytrip from PARKROYAL Penang Resort

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.

Gurney Drive

Known as the New Esplanade, the picturesque street along the coastline is a shopper’s delight with world-class shopping malls, bustling food markets and excellent entertainment options coexisting side-by-side

Discover Penang’s best shopping and entertainment strip at Gurney Drive. Known as the New Esplanade, the picturesque street along the coastline is a shopper’s delight with world-class shopping malls, bustling food markets and excellent entertainment options coexisting side-by-side. Whether shopping for luxury items or looking for authentic local cuisine, visitors can find it all here.

Discover all of the area’s delights with a hotel near Gurney Drive. Book your stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort today and prepare yourself for a shopping and dining extravaganza.

Gurney Paragon

Gurney Paragon is a stylish and spacious shopping mall complete with spectacular views

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy at one of Penang’s best shopping destinations: Gurney Paragon. Located along the seafront of the Persiaran Gurney, this mixed development complex has excellent dining, shopping and entertainment options, boasting more than 40 fashion boutiques, 30 restaurants and a large IMAX cinema. 

What makes the shopping centre so special, however, is its unique architecture. The monumental complex is built around St. Joseph’s Novitate – a chapel built in 1925. The church has been faithfully resorted and incorporated into the architecture of the building, creating an open-plan design that’s a fascinating fusion of old and new.

Book your stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort today and enjoy world-class shopping, dining and entertainment on your doorstep.

Gurney Plaza

A historic shopping complex in the heart in Penang, Gurney Plaza is buzzing with locals and tourists alike

Visit Penang’s premier retail destination at Gurney Plaza. This waterfront shopping mall along the Persiaran Gurney offers world-class shopping and sweeping views of the waterfront on the eastern side of Penang Island. 

The second-largest shopping centre in Penang, Gurney Plaza is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Stretched over nine stories, this upscale mall is home to more than 380 retail stores and over 50 dining options, as well as a large cinema and supermarket. International retailers like Valentino, Coach, Dorothy Perkins and Birkenstock are among the popular brands that have stores inside the mall.

Indulge in a bit of retail therapy with a hotel near Gurney Plaza. Book your stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort today and enjoy hassle free access to this shopping mecca.

Straits Quay

A melting pot of culture and cuisine, the picturesque Straits Quay is an ideal daytrip from PARKROYAL Penang Resort

Enjoy an outing by the water with a visit to Straits Quay. This bustling attraction is Penang’s first seafront marina retail precinct, offering visitors great shopping, dining and entertainment options with the added benefit of striking waterside views. 

The charming marina complex is home to more than 100 shops, restaurants, bars and boutiques, along with a performing arts theatre and convention centre. The range of different attractions makes Straits Quay a great place to spend the day – visitors can shop for antiques, pick up one-of-a-kind items from the marina’s independent shops, enjoy a gourmet meal by the waterside or spend an evening at the theatre. There are also bikes for hire at the marina and private water limousine cruises available – perfect for a romantic trip along the coastline.

Our hotel near Straits Quay Penang is the perfect base for exploring. Book your stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort today and discover this spectacular ocean front area on your own schedule.

Tropical Spice Garden

Located just five minutes' drive away from PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Tropical Spice Garden is Southeast Asia's only award-winning spice garden.

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Penang National Park

Immerse yourself in nature with jungle treks, fishing, picnics, canopy walks and canoeing at the mangrove forest, hiking trails and camp sites through this beautiful natural habitat.

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Kek Lok Si Temple

This beautiful temple is the place to go when you're looking for local handicrafts. Try visiting once during the day and then again at night for a totally different experience.

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George Town

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Penang's must-see attractions. Sample some of the popular hawker fare and discover street art all over around the inner city while you're soaking up the vibe.

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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

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