Friday, Jul 09

Top 10 – Must Visit Places In Penang

By Shawn Tan

10. Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis is a historical site in Malaysia that was built by the East India Company in the 18th century but was never used in battle. It is the country’s largest standing fort. A 17th-century church, several jail cells, ammunition storage space, and more can be found within its ten-foot-high walls (which are set out in the shape of a star).

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9. Glass Museum Penang

Penang’s Glass Museum is a self-made glass chamber. Hands-On DIY glass is a wonderful way to take on a project. The 1st Glass Museum in Malaysia is a fun, innovative, and interactive experience (according to the Malaysia Book of Records). The exhibition of things produced from recycled glass epitomizes inventiveness. If you attend a craft class and take it home as a keepsake, you might be able to thrive in it as well.

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8. Penang Snake Temple

Penang Snake Temple is really a haven for numerous snakes who came in even after the Chor Soo Kong, in whose honour this temple was erected, had gone to the heavenly home. He was said to be a brilliant healer who wished to provide a home for the snakes. This is also known as The Temple of Azure Cloud and is one of Penang’s most popular tourist attractions.

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7. Penang Bird Park

The Penang Bird Park is committed to conserving over 300 kinds of birds in a natural environment, including a pond, waterfalls, bamboo plants, and geodesic-domed homes where they may freely flutter. Swans, Flamingos, Ducks, Pelicans, crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, and pythons are also the creatures that live in the park. Thus, it added value to the variant options of the bird park.

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6. Ghost Museum

The Ghost Museum in Penang is a must-see for anybody who enjoys a good scare. It showcases the horror and mystique of ghosts. Many different sorts of ghosts may be seen in this Ghost Museum, including Chinese ghosts, headless ghosts, Sadako, and others. In addition, the Ghost Museum provides a variety of costumes and headgear for guests to dress up for photo shooting as well.

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5. Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum, which was erected on top of Bukit Maung by the British army in the twentieth century, is historically noteworthy for its past. During WWII, it was used as a Japanese army base, and stories of prisoners of war being tortured for intelligence adorn the walls. As a result, the hill has a reputation for being haunted among the locals.
 

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4. Penang Hill

Penang Hill, or also known as Flagstaff Hill (Bukit Bendera), rises 821 metres above sea level. It consists the view of the forest, the city, and the beach in front of it, as well as the train trip on Asia’s longest track.

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3. The Top Komtar Penang

The Top Komtar Penang is one of those locations in Penang to visit that takes entertainment to new heights. The Magic Mirror Maze, 7D Discovery Motion Theatre, Ocean Explorer, Window of the Top, DanceOki, Rainbow Skywalk, and other entertainment activities are held in this towering skyscraper. Be sure to also stop by one of the many eateries in between all the excitement to keep yourself fueled.

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2. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Entopia, formerly known as Penang Butterfly Farm, is a farm that contains over 4,000 butterflies with 150 different species altogether, each one more joyful than the next, transporting visitors to a fantasy realm. At Natureland, you may observe a variety of butterflies float around freely, or visit the cocoon, where their young ones are born.

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1. Escape Adventureland

Escape Adventureland is a theme park featuring demanding and adventurous activities set in a natural setting. This park specializes on zip-lining (a pulley hanging on a stainless steel wire, linked between two trees on an incline), but it also offers other family-friendly jungle activities. It’s the best place if you have chivalrous blood for adrenaline-rush activities.

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Penang is a state in northwest Malaysia that includes Seberang Perai on the mainland and Penang Island. On the island, sites such as British Fort Cornwallis, the magnificent Chinese clan mansion Khoo Kongsi, and the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all testaments to centuries of foreign influence, can be found in George Town, the state capital. A funicular ascends Penang Hill to the west, with its footpaths, flower gardens, and other attractions.

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