If you’re planning a holiday in Penang, the ESCAPE Theme Park is a must-visit. This awesome attraction offers fun activities and rides for the whole family. Set in a natural environment, surrounded by lush greenery, ESCAPE Penang is unique and stands out from other amusement parks.
ESCAPE was founded by Penang native, Sim Choo Kheng. He had a wholesome childhood, with fond memories of playing in the kampong by the rainforest. Through ESCAPE, he aspires to reintroduce outdoor fun in a natural environment, something that’s often lacking in this high tech and gadget-driven time.
ESCAPE Penang is a huge theme park, so it’s easy to miss out on certain activities. Here’s all you need to know to make the most of your visit to ESCAPE.
- ESCAPE Penang is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM
- You can purchase walk-in tickets at the ticket counter, or
- Skip the queue and buy your tickets online in advance.
ESCAPE Penang has both dry and water activities. Hence, you’ll need:
- Comfortable sports clothing and close-toed shoes
- Towel, sunscreen, and spare clothes
How to get there
- If you’re driving, click here for the Google Maps location.
- If you prefer public transport, both Rapid Penang buses 101 and 102 stop at ESCAPE.
Dry Activities at ESCAPE Penang
There are so many activities to try out here with your family and friends. For a bird’s eye view of the lush greenery and mountains surrounding ESCAPE Penang, go on the Flying Lemur. Zip across a long cable between the trees and enjoy the stunning view! If you prefer to swing from tree to tree Tarzan-style, try the Jungle Swinger instead and bring your Disney fantasies to life.
If you miss the fun and adventure of your childhood, there are plenty of things to do here to relive those magical moments. Try your hand at Coco Climb where you can climb coconut trees as a solo challenge or race your friends to the top.
Miss cycling around the neighbourhood with your gang of friends? Then opt for Hill Rider and enjoy an exciting ride down the winding dirt track. Feel the cool wind in your hair as you zoom down with your friends by your side, just like the good ol’ days!
As kids, many of us loved playing on the monkey bars. It was a true test of our climbing skills and balance. Put your inner child to the test once again with Monkey Business, a three-level rope course suitable for all ages.
Water Activities at ESCAPE Penang
If you love water parks, ESCAPE Penang is the place to go! It’s the Guinness World Record holder for the Longest Tube Water Slide at an impressive length of 1,111 metres! Take a chairlift to the top and make your way down this awesome water slide nestled between the trees and greenery. It’s an experience not to be missed.
For thrill-seekers, the Banana Flip is a must-try. Take this steep slide down and be launched into the air like a cannonball. Quickly strike a pose and get an Instagramable picture before landing in the pool for a spectacularly splashing finish.
In the mood for some friendly competition with your friends? Head on over to the AK Academy and race your friends through a fun and slippery water obstacle course. Be sure to give Speed Racer a try too. Get your water mats and hit the side-by-side slides for a race down to the finish line.
For younger guests, the Play House is a fun playground equipped with loads of water slides and splash action.
Ready for some fun and adventure in a scenic natural environment? Beat the queue and book your ESCAPE Theme Park tickets now!
Address: 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM, Tuesday to Sunday
Contact Number: +604-881 1106
Words by Vidhya Sathyamoorthy
Featured image from ESCAPE Theme Park Instagram