Negeri Pulau Pinang Things to Do

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Negeri Pulau Pinang Things to Do

  • Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

    Penang Things to Do

    There's a cable car to take you up Penang hill. I went on the first dry Saturday in a few weeks, after a very wet week, during the school holiday, just after Christmas, at about 11am. I therefore ended up queuing for nearly 2 hours (and 30 mins on the way back). Was it worth it? Probably not quite. I did enjoy the views, the temples and some of the...

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  • Kek Lok Si Temple

    Penang Things to Do

    Once a Year celebration of the Chinese New Year, Keh Lok Si Temple make it a special occasion by lighten up with more than 10,000 lights not only for decoration but also with a special ritual for those whom like to pledge or donate to a noble cause. It may cost you a few hundred to a few thousand Ringgit to light up a light from 1st to 15th day of...

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  • Beaches in Penang

    Penang Things to Do

    There are many type of motorise water sport activities at Penang beaches. To name them are water scooter, banana boat pull by the other boat, the parasut sailing. The operators would always give the safety briefing before a tourist actually start the game. Those who are healthy and brave can play the games.

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  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion - The Blue...

    Penang Things to Do

    A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man; an eminent edifice which History calls Home; a peerless paradigm of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze “Blue” Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives. The distinctive blue colour of...

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  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Reclining Buddha...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    The religion has no boundry. When I visited the Thai Reclining Buddha in Penang recently, there are group of students probably on their holiday or study tour about religion in Malaysia. Although they are Muslim, but I saw they are keen into taking pictures around the temple and to know more about the religion.

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  • Persiaran Gurney & Hawker Center

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    Gurney Drive is a seaside esplanade with luxury hotels, condominiums and the famous hawker center. It is a popular hangout for locals and tourists alike. Besides local Penang hawker fare, there are small family-run eateries (kedai makanan) as well as Western-style cafes and restaurants.

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  • The Botanical Gardens & Monkeys

    Penang Things to Do

    Botanical Gardens, the green lung of Penang. An outdoor recreational venue to come for morning and evening walk, exercise, enjoyed the greens, big trees. Have a walk around the garden or take a buggy ride for RM2 per person, see what Botanical Garden have to offer.. so relaxing and yet so boring. Picture 2 : Botanical Garden was more fun during...

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  • Art & Architecture

    Penang Things to Do

    Karpal Singh Drives in evening and early night attracted some people from local residence site nearby who spend their after meal time to have strolling around. There are also some customers who dine in the restaurants in the commercial complex. The attraction to me is the illuminated blue pillars. They got the light from the blue spot lights...

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  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi (Khoo Clan)...

    Penang Things to Do

    Kongsi or "clan halls", are benevolent organizations of popular origin found among overseas Chinese communities for individuals with the same surname. This type of social practice arose several centuries ago in China. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is...

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  • Komtar Complex

    Penang Things to Do

    Komtar is the tallest building on Penang Island. The complex houses offices, bus interchange and retail shops. Almost all buses comes to the Komtar. There is a viewing floor on the Komtar overlooking the Penang Island where a small fee is required to go up. I did not visit that as I went for Penang Hill instead.

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  • Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people during early years. Beside the famous standing buddha in gold stood in the main hall, there are area which display paintings telling the stories of...

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  • Snake Temple ( Qing Shui Zu Shi )

    3 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    Visit to the Snake Temple, one must not miss to take some photos of the snakes. Just when you enter the temple, turn right to the snakes hall, there are many harmless snakes moving and rest on the tree branches or on the rattan hoop above the pillar. You are free to take the snakes' photos. At the other corner, the snake keeper showing and playing...

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  • Clan Jetties

    Penang Things to Do

    Penang has eight jetties, named after their surnames, “Lim”, “Chew”, “Tan”, “Lee”, “Yeoh”, “Koay”, “Peng Aun” and Mixed Clans. “Chew” is the famous last name and it means the entire long stretch of jetty are residence with “Chew” as their last name.etty is actually a village built on stilts and these were built by some pioneer Chinese immigrants....

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  • Fort Cornwallis

    Penang Things to Do

    The fort, built on the spot where Francis Light first stepped ashore in Penang (1786), still exists, complete with its guns. Originally made ​​of wood, but in 1804-1805 it was replaced by a stone building that was built by convicts. The courtyard of the fort is now a park where concerts and other performances are given. Near the...

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  • Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    The oldest Chinese temple on Penang, the Goddess of Mercy was founded in 1801 after Chinese settlers received the plot of land it stands on from the British. The street directly opposite is named Lebuh China - an effort by the British to make clear as to who stayed where. Worshippers here congregate to burn incense and pour oil over sacred objects....

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  • Penang Butterfly Farm -Closed until Dec,...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    In Penang Butterfly Farm, you can walk around freely in and invite all sorts of butterflies on your palm. There are so many butterflies and you enjoy seeing them with colorful wings. Its really an amusing place. I like it very much and visited twice.

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  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    Penang Things to Do

    Peranakan or Baba Nyonya, are terms for a subgroup of Straits Chinese, and their unique culture, that hybridizes Chinese, Malay and western traditions. They are descendants of Chinese emigrants from Fujian Province, who settled on both sides of the Malacca straits in the 15th and 16th centuries, known today as Singapore, Malacca and Penang. These...

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  • Penang Museum & Gallery

    Penang Things to Do

    The Penang Museum is housed in a colonial-era building built in two phases, phase one in 1896, and when funds were adequate, phase two in 1906. The building originally housed the Penang Free School. There was already a museum in Penang in 1940, housed within the original St Xavier's Institution. That museum was destroyed when it was bombed by...

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  • Esplanade

    Penang Things to Do

    Padang Esplanade is located east of the City Center, next to Fort Cornwallis. During British colonial period, Francis Light developed this part of Penang into an important colonial administration district. Originally, this Padang had other buildings like we found in Singapore Padang, including the Clubhouse building, The Penang Cricket Club , and...

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  • Food & Drink

    Penang Things to Do

    Many foreigners know little about this thorny fruit called Durian, it has a very odd smell, which is why it is not popular with foreigners. Even hotels and many public places put a ban on their premises for the Durian. But the best part is, when you tasted it and like it, you will never forget it. In Asia there are many varieties, but Penang "Balik...

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  • Streets of Penang

    Penang Things to Do

    On the promenade and the deck in the middle of Karpal Singh Drives, two type of sculpture were built. The 4 tall blue pillars' sculpture represent the meaning of A Celebration of Our Blue Sky, a description sign with the poem of it is stand in front of the pillars. The sculpture is a modern art created by renowned artist Nakayama Hitori on 25 Jan,...

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  • Jambatan Pulau Pinang (Penang Bridge)

    Penang Things to Do

    When 1980's when the Penang Bridge was opened, photographers took photo of the bridge from different angles and the many of them, especially the night bridge photos were made to postcards. At the 1980's, travellers can easily parked their vehicles at the side and stood up on the bridge divider to have a solo or even group photo, at that time, the...

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  • Kapitan Keling Mosque

    Penang Things to Do

    The Kapitan Keling Mosque is one of the best known mosques in Penang. Before the construction of the Penang State Mosque, this mosque was used as the state mosque of Penang, since it is the largest historical mosque in George Town. The Kapitan Keling Mosque was named after Caudeer Mohudeen, the head of the Indian Muslim community credited to have...

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  • More Clan Association & Their Temples

    Penang Things to Do

    On the number of churches is to see that different religions are practiced in Penang. The Kapitan Kling Mosque, in the street with the same name, was the early 19th century by Muslims from the south of India. On the same road is the temple of the goddess of mercy, built in 1800. Not much further is the Indian Sri Mariamman Temple, which was built...

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  • Bangkok Lane

    Penang Things to Do

    Bangkok Lane is so far the most beautiful street with old heritage houses of Georgetown. The street is near Gurney Drive, go straight on Jalan Concordia, then will see Bangkok Lane on Jalan Kelawei. On Bangkok Lane, you will expect to see Penang old heritage houses built by Cheah Leong Keah in 1928. Cheah Leong Keah was a local businessman into...

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  • Yap Kongsi (Yap Clan) Temple

    Penang Things to Do

    The Yap Kongsi is the clan association of Hokkien Chinese in Penang of the Yap surname. The Yap clan traces its origin to 439 BC, when warrior Shen Zhu Liang defeated the troops of the Qin Dynasty, and helped place the Chu Dynasty back into power. In return, Shen was awarded a title, the hand of a princess to marry, and given a piece of land which...

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  • Tropical Spice Garden

    Penang Things to Do

    Hubby and I really enjoyed the Spice Gardens as it was a lush rainforest with beautiful tropical plants and flowers, a nice little water garden and a tea house amongst the rainforest. There are a maze of walking trails and around 500 different plant species. Next to the tea house there is a spice shop which is interesting to wander around in....

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  • St. George's Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    St George's Church is reportedly the oldest Anglican church in Malaysia. Built by convicts, at the corner of Lebuh Farquhar and Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, it has been faithfully holding services since its conception in 1818. The grand Francis Light memorial that rests in front of the church is a reflection of Penang's tribute to Francis Light,...

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  • Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee...

    Penang Things to Do

    It is located at the begining of Light Street where it meet Lebuh Pantai. The 60 foot clock tower was built in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Each foot represents a year in the Queen's reign. Interesting spots near here are the areca nut ( Biji Pinang ) round about, the Port Sweetenham, the Explanade and the Fort Cornwallis.

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  • Penang City Hall

    Penang Things to Do

    City Hall is the most magnificent colonial building in Georgetown. It was build in 1903 with Edwardian Baroque architectural design and painted white of the entire building. This building has brought back some political memory especially the controversy over city status. 1 Jan 1957, Queen Elizabeth II had granted Georgetown as the first city...

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  • Penang National Park

    Penang Things to Do

    Malaysia's National Park (bahasa maleya: Taman Negara) system covers an incredible number of acres, and also Penang has its own piece to show. A walk in the jungle with a seasoned guide is enlightening in many senses. The smells, sounds and sights are inspiring, but also all the information about the plants and animals that live there. It is a...

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  • Biking, Hiking & Walking

    Penang Things to Do

    Some local residence enjoy cycling in the Straits Quay compound. Visitors can have a faster tour and a light cycling exercise outside the shopping mall in the compound. A promotion package is available to bigger group.

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  • Penang War Museum

    Penang Things to Do

    This War Museum is situated at Bukit Batu Maung in Penang. It is an old former British fort manning by soldiers of different races – English, Sikhs and Malays soldiers. Its incredible to know how this fort was build, where underground tunnels that leads all the way to the sea, thru walking, crawling through narrow tunnels and confined areas. The...

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  • Batu Ferringhi

    Penang Things to Do

    What to do during night time. Why not go to Batu Feringghi for road side shopping. Lots and lots of things to buy, varieties for the young and old. Here you can buy fake branded bags, watches, T-shirts........... But remember to bargain for the price, at least 30% off. Make sure you bargain for discount and not the price they asked for it. At...

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  • Sri Maha-Mariamman Temple

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    This Hindu temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, built in 1833. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman, who has a following among south Indians. It contains fascinating sculptured gods and goddesses, amongst them a priceless statue of Lord Subramaniam decorated in gold, diamonds and other precious stones. The temple...

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  • Air Itam Neighborhood

    Penang Things to Do

    Exercise is part of the human need ,exercise with get less indisposition . So i am human too , my friend and i take one hours walk from bottom of the Air Itam Dam to the top . Air Itam Dam is at top of the Temple Kek Lok Si , and it was a Bicycle members famous place .Beside Air Itam Dam they also have outdoor activities,but need sign up and pay....

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  • Information & Sources

    Penang Things to Do

    I would like to recommend some places about Malaysia Dining. The below link is one of the places. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73XuxRz36cA Address: https://www.google.com.hk/maps/place/Gurney+Drive+Hawker+Centre/@5.439959,100.308766,18z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1snew+gurney!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x8e7f6fe543f145f8?hl=zh-TW Also, I am a...

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  • Penang Chinatown

    Penang Things to Do

    You can sense the well preserved lifestyle of Chinese immigrant settlers from the 1800's when visiting Chinatown and "Lim Kim Hin". There are many clanhouses and let your step into this area take you back in time ... That was our gain, too, for our special oriental clothes. Not disturbed at all we finished this item near Lim Kim Hin, wondering...

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  • Ferry

    Penang Things to Do

    Ferry is one of the landmarks of Penang. Ferries were only in yellow colour in the past. But recently, they have become colourful. Ferry service that links Butterworth and Georgetown was the only way connecting the two before the completion of Penang Bridge. The ferries had been in service since 1920. Ferries come very frequent. Waiting time is not...

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  • Taman Burung Seberang Jaya (Butterworth...

    Penang Things to Do

    PENANG BIRD PARK (copied from the brochure) - The first of its kind in Malaysia was opened to the public on 8.8.88. Many beautiful aviaries with imitated natural environment, including 2 huge "walk-in-aviaries", Geodesic domes and more than one hundred cages of various sizes, housed more than 300 species of colourful birds of Malaysia and other...

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  • Little India

    Penang Things to Do

    George Town is very culturally diverse and none more so than the small area known as Little India. The area is a bustling enclave of colourful shops selling sari's, spices, and sandalwood along with Hindu temples and Indian restaurants all to the soundtrack of Bollywood music blaring out from numerous Bollywood video shops. It's an amazing place to...

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  • Dr Sun Yat Sen's Penang base

    Penang Things to Do

    This shophouse built in the 1870's witnessed surprising events that shaped world history. While it may appear stark compared to the ornate architecture of the clan temples down the street, it is a house that is worth documenting. While it looks like a typical George Town shophouse, the things that happened in it is anything but typical. The last...

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  • Cathedral of the Assumption

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Penang Things to Do

    The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption. The Church moved to a temporary building in Farquhar Street in 1857 before the present building was built in 1861....

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  • Straits Quay Marina Mall

    Penang Things to Do

    A new tourist and shopping spot in 2012. It is located by the sea on reclaimed land. The Straits Quay is a shopping mall with many franchaise eating outlets and branded products retail shops. It also has halls for exhibition, wedding function and an open area for street hawkers. By the seaside, it is the jetty for private yachts. There are ample...

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  • Tropical Fruit Farm

    Penang Things to Do

    Atfirst, my impression of the place is that it is a tourist trap. After spending the afternoon there with a friend who's never seen the whole spectrum of tropical fruits - I think the place is not bad - but still with room for improvement. The farm has an orchard tour which include a fruit buffet and a glass of juice for RM 25/pax. This is almost...

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