Malaysia Travel Guide: Attractions in Penang to include on your itinerary
Penang which is about five to six hours away from Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur is a thriving tourist destination that’s been featured in numerous Malaysia travel guides. Aside from the fact that it is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site George Town, this Malaysia attraction is also considered one of the best places in the world to retire, thanks to its low cost of living, year-round tropical climate and many other factors.
Penang is also a great choice for a quick weekend getaway or a holiday vacation with friends or family. To show what this island has to offer, we’ve rounded up a list of new Penang attractions that will make your Malaysia travel a trip to remember!
Photo Courtesy: Ghost Museum Facebook Page
If you want something unique and different for your Malaysia travel adventure, maybe a trip to the Ghost Museum should be at the top of your list of places to visit in Penang!
This isn’t the type of attraction where the staff will run and scare you off. Ghost Museum – just like a normal museum, Ghost Museum is a tourist attraction in Penang that holds an exhibit of different type of ghosts. So, although there are no “running” ghosts to go after you, it can still be quite scary for the faint-hearted, pregnant women, kids and adults that get frightened easy and people with heart disease. At the entrance, you can see a sign that says “Enter at your own risk.” Kids under 7 years old should also have a parent or guardian to accompany them inside. The setting inside is also perfect for picture taking so make sure to bring a camera with you!
Address: Location: 57, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Photo Courtesy: China House Website
China House is not your ordinary establishment in town. This precious gem found in Penang is a compound that houses not just a café, but also a restaurant, shops, galleries and a theatre. It’s an all-in-1 attraction in Penang where you can de-stress, relax, and enjoy good food and music! It’s a great place to drop by especially for people who want to slowly immerse in the local life in this quaint town in Malaysia.
Address: 153, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Photo Courtesy: Rainbow SkyWalk Website
Named as the tallest skywalk in the country, the Rainbow SkyWalk located on the 68th floor of Komtar tower is a Malaysia tourist place which overlooks the beautiful coastline of Penang.
You can walk along the glass bridge which illuminates at night – adding more beauty to the night view of Penang below! Meanwhile, Komtar tower is a Penang attraction itself, as it is currently listed as the tallest building in Penang, Malaysia.
Address: Penang Road, 10000 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Penang Avatar Secret Garden
For fans of the best-selling movie “Avatar”, our next featured attraction in today’s Malaysia travel guide should definitely be part of their list of places to visit in Penang. Colourful LED lights draped over tree branches make for an illuminating wonderland called Penang Avatar Secret Garden. You can even enter this attraction for free which makes it a better reason to visit if you decide to go to Penang for a Malaysia travel holiday!
Address: 336, Jalan Tokong Thai Pak Koong, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Photo Courtesy: TeddyVille Museum Website
Last but not the least is a Penang attraction that is located on the ground floor of Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel.
Covering a land size of 9,000 square feet, TeddyVille Museum is Penang’s first and largest museum with an expansive variety of teddy bears that come from different nations and eras. From the origins of teddy bears to life-size ones and miniature teddy bears, you not only discover how these cute stuffed toys were made but you also get a glimpse of the cultural history of Penang as miniature ones are displayed in a setting that features different places to visit in Penang.
Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
For more places to visit and other attractions in the country, read our Malaysia travel guides and start planning your travel itinerary to Malaysia today!
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