Penang, renowned for its mouthwatering street food, is also home to numerous exciting attractions including thrilling theme parks, picturesque gardens, and unique museums. Take a trip up north to Penang to indulge in delicious local food and visit family-friendly attractions that will leave you in awe.
Here’s our guide to the top must-visit attractions in Penang:
ESCAPE Theme Park
Set in a natural environment surrounded by trees and lush greenery, ESCAPE Theme Park offers fun dry, and water activities for the whole family. Experience flying on a zip line, swing across trees like Tarzan, or take on a three-level rope course that puts your balance and agility to the test!
For some splash action, try one of the numerous water slides at ESCAPE. Be sure to check out ‘The Longest’ which holds a Guinness World Record for the Longest Tube Water Slide at an impressive length of 1,111 metres!
Address: 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (closed on Mondays)
Contact Number: +604-881 1106
Dark Mansion is the first and only glow-in-the-dark museum in Malaysia. Visit this one of a kind museum and marvel at various glow-in-the-dark attractions including Fairytale Land, Tropical Pandora, and The Underwater World. Another must-see while you’re here is ‘Fire & Water: Tribute to Darwin.’ It’s a unique masterpiece with a day-to-night transition effect by world-renowned 3D street painter, Edgar Mueller.
Address: 145, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 Penang
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6.30 PM daily
Contact Number: +604-251 9694
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
Discover the wonders of nature at Entopia, home to over 150 species of fauna and 200 species of flora! Walk around in Natureland, one of the largest butterfly gardens in Malaysia with approximately 15,000 free-flying butterflies! This garden area also features beautiful waterfalls, ponds, and caves.
Next, head to Cocoon, an indoor discovery centre with learning exhibitions and hands-on activities for visitors to explore the fascinating world of invertebrates. If you’re a nature lover, a visit to Entopia is a must!
Address: 830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM (open Thursday to Sunday)
Contact Number: +604-888 8111
Tropical Spice Garden
The Tropical Spice Garden in Penang is a stunning garden with over 500 species of plants. Explore the garden with a tour guide or an audio tour. Look out for the Giant Swing where you can sit, enjoy the greenery all around you, and take some beautiful pictures.
Learn more about different spices used all across the world. Join a cooking class and prepare some local dishes and beverages using spices from the garden. You can purchase some exotic spices from the gift shop to recreate these dishes at home!
Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM (Monday to Thursday), 9 AM – 6 PM (Friday to Sunday)
Contact Number: +6012-423 6797
Penang 3D Trick Art Museum
If you’re on the lookout for an Instagramable attraction in Penang, the 3D Trick Art Museum is the place to go! It features numerous 3D paintings that you can be a part of. Come prepared with a camera because this museum provides backdrops for some great pictures. With the help of 3D trick art, you can take pictures of yourself skydiving, riding on a bullock cart, relaxing at a picturesque kampong, and much more.
Address: 10, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 Penang
Operating Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Monday to Friday), 9 AM – 8 PM (Saturday & Sunday)
Contact Number: +604-263 1628
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Words by Vidhya Sathyamoorthy
Featured image from Entopia on Instagram & KKday Supplier