Thursday, Feb 18

Weekly Highlights 08 ~ Malaysia Chap Goh Meh & Penang POI

By Max Tan

5 Place Join the Celebration of Chap Goh Meh



Klang Valley: Taman Jaya Lake, Petaling Jaya

Taman Jaya Lake Loop is a 1.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Petaling Jaya, Selangor, that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is mainly used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.


Guanyin Cave (霹靂觀音洞)

Perak Kwan Yin Tong (also known as Tokong Kwan Yin Tong or Kwan Yin Tong Temple) is a cave temple located at the foot of Gunung Rapat on Jalan Gopeng, Ipoh. Gunung Rapat is an impressive limestone karst tower which contains a number of other nearby cave temples such as Sam Poh Tong, Nam Thean Tong, Ling Sen Tong and Kek Lok Tong.


Esplanade (Padang Kota Lama)

Known locally as Padang Kota Lama, Esplanade is a waterfront location in the heart of George Town, Penang. It covers the field adjacent to Fort Cornwallis and the seaside promenade along the edge of the field.


Malacca River

The Malacca River which flows through the middle of Malacca City was a vital trade route during the heyday of Malacca Sultanate in the 15th century.


Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple, located in Kuala Lumpur, is one of Southeast Asia’s largest temples and a six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. It’s situated atop Robson Heights on Lorong Bellamy, overlooking Jalan Syed Putra, on 1.67 acres of land. It was finished in 1987 and officially launched in 1989.


The 10 Place of interest in Penang



Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi Beach is an adventure land where you can get your adrenaline race while on a leisure holiday. The availability of Jet Skis and Parasailing sports by the seaside is a major lure that pulls every tourist who visits this town in Penang.


Penang Butterfly Park, Entopia

Entopia Penang Butterfly Park is a must visit place in Penang. This farm houses over 4,000 butterflies of about 150 species, each more ecstatic than the other drifting one into a fairytale land.


Penang House of Music

It is no surprise how much emphasis Penang lays on exhibiting its rich culture and heritage; the Penang House of Music is one such place where one can get in sync with their musical tradition. The presence of a resource centre where music enthusiasts can learn more about Penang’s melodious history makes it more attention-grabbing than it already is.


Glass Museum Penang

You will rave about its building and beautiful exhibitions for the rest of your life after the visitation to Glass Museum Penang. Pictures from your trip cannot get any better than getting confusing image when standing in the large kaleidoscope.


The Top Komtar Penang

Theme parks and entertainment needn’t be only from the outdoor roller coaster and water slides; the Top Komtar Penang is amongst those places to visit in Penang that brings entertainment to its great heights.


Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si is a wonderful Buddhist temple built in away from Penang’s shore. This architectural structure that is a haven for Buddhist pilgrims and Chinese teachings houses a large Buddha statue apart from thousands of his pictures, more than a hundred carvings, and some sculptures making it a traditional home for both Mahayana Buddhism and Theravada Buddhism.


Tropical Spice Garden

This is a place for all those who want to off-beat things when away on a trip to Penang. The garden that once used to be a rubber plantation has now transformed into an aromatic spice garden where there is a lot to learn about the 500 species of flora and fauna for enthusiasts. You can walk around the natural trails that also cross waterfalls while you explore this award-winning garden with a guided tour.


Teddyville Museum

The Teddyville Museum is indeed just as amazing as it sounds where you can witness the joy of being around our childhood furry friends in the whole building itself. This enchanting teddy world has the leading collection of teddy bears, which also recite the magnificent history of Penang in the most delightful way that makes learning easy and cute!


Penang National Park

Penang National Park breaks the stigma around a national park being about plentiful animals and long jungles. This smallest national park in Malaysia is all about exploring nature by walking in its trails where you can spot some animals like monkeys and giant lizards.


Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

The blue mansion tip-top with flawless infrastructure has won several awards and is recognized by the UNESCO for conserving the heritage. It has even won accolades for being amongst the best Penang tourist places.


Clan Jetties Of Penang

Many people from China had moved to Penang centuries ago, and the Clan Jetties is home to the last set of them. You will find here six jetties (houses) floating on water that signify six villages made up of wood and aluminium.


Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

This 1821 colonial building is like entering into the doors of the ancient times because every corner right from the gate onwards narrates the history of Penang. This museum is a treasure of galleries, artefacts, creativity, and costumes which express the events from the past in a manner that one can easily relate to.


ESCAPE Theme Park

This is the first theme park launched in Penang that entertains people with thrilling adventures and a water park. The natural environment around that sway with the wind in the area uplifts the theme park experience, especially when you go bungee jumping.


Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

Penang 3D Trick Art Museum is for all those who love to click pictures until the phone’s battery dies; here you can do just that, but by tricking the viewer. The museum has been designed in a manner where one can click pictures with several structures that may seem ordinary, but have a catch to make things original when you see them in an image.


Penang Street Art

Strolling through Georgetown’s streets is exciting. In 2012, Penang’s municipal council hired London-trained Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic and charged him with breathing new life into some of the atmospheric Chinese shop-houses around the inner city. An effort to spawn awareness of the rich history of the streets, the project was a success with Zacharevic turning certain areas into thriving tourist destinations that also became the much-talked about object of attention among locals.

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