Penang attractions - what to see

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Number of attractions on Penang is simply amazing: according to various estimates, there are from 1000 to 3000 of them here! Attractions are scattered throughout the island, but the greatest number of them is concentrated in the city of George Town, which, in fact, is the tourist center of Penang. You can get acquainted with the sights of Georgetown both on foot and using a special tourist bus MPPP Rapid Penang CAT, which carries everyone around the city for free, making stops near the location of the main attractions.

As for the attractions outside of Georgetown, most of them are easily accessible even for the most budget traveler, and there is no need to hire a taxi or rent a car. The existing public transport system on the island is very convenient and will allow you to get anywhere on the island, spending very little money.

We have tried to collect for you an overview of the most interesting and worthy in our opinion attractions, as well as tourist attractions of the island of Penang, located outside the city of George Town. For each location, we also specified the method of getting there by public transport and the location on the interactive map of the island. So you can spend a little time choosing attractions to visit at home, so as not to waste your precious time on the island.

Here are Penang's most interesting and visited attractions with opening times, entrance fees and ways to get there:

Historical and architectural sights of Penang

  • Old Town Georgetown

    Old Town Georgetown Street Food

    This is the Historic District of Georgetown, and the most popular tourist area. It is also known as Old Town or UNESCO World Heritage Zone, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is here that most of the most interesting tourist attractions of Penang are concentrated.

    The district is formed by a grid of winding and not very streets, the most famous of which are Armenian Street, Pitt Street, Love Lane, Little India. Each of the streets is unique in its own way, full of architectural and historical sights, temples and mosques, cafes and markets with street food. Although the Old Town is not a completely pedestrian zone, it is comfortable to walk here, since there is little transport here, and traffic is limited on part of the streets, there are convenient sidewalks. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: around the clock.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶  How to get there: the Old Town is located in the center of Georgetown and occupies an impressive area bounded by Jalan Penang, Jalan Prangin streets, and quays. (Old Town Center on the map)

  • Street art in Penang

    Street art in Penang

    Walking along the picturesque streets of George Town in its historical part on the buildings you can see an interesting painting depicting the life and life of Penang, famous characters, animals or just funny pictures. Here you can see Bruce Lee in flight, children playing, cats, even minions. Sometimes the images are complemented by an installation of real objects, which makes them even more interesting. And on the most popular tourist streets of the Old Town you can find interesting flat compositions of wire. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: around the clock.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶  How to get there: most of Penang's street art is located in the Old City on Lebuh Chulia, Lebun Pantai, Lebuh Armenian streets, and the many alleys in between. Individual specimens can be found in other places near the area. In Penang hotels, free tourist cards are found at the reception, on which the most interesting compositions are marked.

  • Protestant Cemetery

    Penang Protestant Cemetery

    Penang's Protestant Cemetery, also known as Northam Road Cemetery, is a historic site, today no one is buried here. But in the 18th century, Captain Francis Light (the founder of the British colony on Penang), as well as many of his associates and members of their families, were buried here. There are about 500 graves, most of which date from the 18th and 19th centuries. Of course, almost all the graves in the cemetery are Europeans, but the Malaysians carefully restore the tombstones and restore order here, carefully preserving the history of their island.

    Tourists can freely explore the cemetery, walk along the paths and inspect the ancient tombstones. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: during daytime.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the cemetery is located on Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Street near the intersection with Jalan Penang Street (cemetery on the map). You can walk from Stop 7 of the free CAT city bus.

  • Fort Cornwallis

    Fort Cornwallis / View photos in 3D

    Fort Cornwallis (Fort Cornwallis) was built in 1786 on the site of the first landing of the British Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony on the island. Originally built of wood, the fortress was rebuilt to its present appearance in 1793.

    There are still several old cannons installed here, there is a small museum, which contains exhibits telling about the history of the fort and the island of Penang. There is a park nearby, in which there are souvenir shops and cafes, and the embankment is also nearby. Although not Penang's most spectacular attraction, we recommend a must-visit to the fort if only because it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 9: 00 to 19: 00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-20 ringgit, children-10 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: the fort is located on the Georgetown Waterfront (Fort Cornwallis on the map). You can get here on the free MPPP CAP bus (stop 18), or city buses No. 103, 204, 502.

  • Queen Victoria Memorial

    Queen Victoria Memorial

    The Queen Victoria Memorial is an 18-metre tall clock tower, one of the island's iconic sites and one of its calling cards. The memorial was erected in 1897 on donations from a local philanthropist. Notably, in feet, the monument's height is 60, which is no coincidence at all, and each foot signifies one year of the Queen's reign.

    From a tourist point of view, the memorial is a landmark that is definitely worth looking at and photographing at least once, but it is not particularly spectacular. With the advent of darkness, it is very beautifully illuminated.

    🕐 Working hours: around the clock.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the memorial is located near the Georgetown Waterfront (memorial on the map). You can get here on the free MPPP CAP bus (stop 18), or city buses No. 103, 204, 502.

  • City Hall and Town Hall buildings

    These two beautiful buildings are a classic example of the majestic colonial architecture of Penang. It is impossible to miss them, since they are located near Fort Cornwallis and the embankment, where all tourists visit. The most important thing is not to miss these buildings, and examine them in more detail. Unfortunately, this can only be done from the outside, you can not enter inside. Town Hall was built in the 1880s, and served as a filming location for the famous film about Thailand – "Anna and the King", which, by the way, is prohibited from showing in Thailand itself. City Hall was built in 1903. In front of the buildings there is a large green area where locals like to have picnics, play with children, go jogging.

    🕐 Working hours: around the clock.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the buildings are located near the Georgetown Waterfront (City Hall on the map, Town Hall on the map). You can get here on the free MPPP CAP bus (stop 18 or 17), or city buses No. 103, 204, 502.

  • Clan settlement on stilts Clan Jetty

    Clan Jetty Settlement

    The Clan Jetties settlement is a small old neighborhood on the waterfront of Georgetown, or rather not even on the waterfront, but along it, and above the water. In this place for more than a century live several ancient Chinese clan of fishermen, sailors and traders, nicknamed Clan Jetties, which can be roughly translated as the clans of the pier. Houses and temples here are built on stilts above the water, and wooden streets are located above it. From house to house there are wooden bridges, these are the streets, and here the family members of the clan spend most of their lives. Tourists can freely visit this settlement, walk along the wooden streets and get acquainted with everyday life, eat in a restaurant overlooking the water. This is a very atmospheric place worth visiting, especially for those looking for untrodden hiking trails.

    🕐 Working hours: around the clock, better to visit during the day.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: Clan Jetties settlement area is located on the shore along Pengkalan Weld Street (settlements on the map). You can get here on almost all city buses, including the free MPPP CAT tourist bus, to the terminal station and Weld Quay.

  • Gurney Drive

    Gurney Drive street food court

    Gurney Drive is an area of Georgetown, stretching along the shore along the street of the same name, and known for its promenade and countless stalls with Asian street food. Here you can taste the Asian cuisine of all countries of Southeast Asia, fresh seafood, drinks. Food prices are low. A must-visit place, especially in the evening, when the street food court begins to work in full force.

    🕐 Working hours: around the clock, it is better to visit in the evening.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: Gurney Drive is on the outskirts of Georgetown quite far from the center (Renie drive on the map). You can get here by city buses №10, 101, 102, 103, 104.

Temples Of Penang

Despite the fact that Malaysia is a Muslim country, in Penang you can see the interweaving of cultures and religions peacefully coexisting with each other. There are beautiful Muslim mosques, Golden Buddhist and Hindu temples, and even ancient Christian cathedrals. Including here is the largest in Malaysia and one of the largest Buddhist temple complexes in Asia - the temple of Kek Lok Si. Here are the most interesting temples in Penang that you should definitely visit:

  • Kek Lok Si Temple

    Kek Lok Si Temple

    Temple Kek Lok Si (Kek Lok Si) or Temple of supreme bliss (Temple of Supreme Bliss) by some sources is considered the largest and most beautiful Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. It was opened in 1905, and in general was built for 40 years from 1890 to 1930. As a result of the long construction, the architecture combined Chinese, Thai, Burmese elements and architectural techniques, but still by and large it is considered Chinese. Be sure to visit Kek Lok Si, as this is the calling card of the island. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: the temple is open to the public seven days a week until 18 hours.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: entrance to the temple is free, access to the pagoda - 2 ringgit, lift in One Direction-3 ringgit, in two directions-6 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: The Temple is located in the small town of Air Itam in the center of the island and quite far from the center of Georgetown (Kek Lok Si Temple on the map). You can get there by bus number 201, 203, 204, 502 from Weld Quay or Komtar.

  • Hainan temple

    Hainan temple

    Hainan temple-in our opinion the most beautiful of all the temples in Penang. Dedicated to the goddess of the seas Mar Chor. It was originally founded in 1866, but in 1895 the temple was moved to a new place and erected anew. Since then, it has not been rebuilt, only underwent restoration. You can inspect the temple from the outside and completely freely enter inside, at the entrance you need to take off your shoes. At first glance, it may seem that this is an unremarkable place, squeezed among the buildings. But it is worth coming closer and taking a closer look, as you will discover magnificent stone carvings and rich interior decoration. The temple is definitely worth a visit while walking around Old Town Georgetown. Learn more

    🕐  Working hours: the temple is open from 08: 00 to 20: 00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the temple is located in the Old Town of Georgetown on Jalan Muntri Street near the intersection with Jalan Penang (Hainan temple on the map). You can take the free CAT tourist bus to stop number 7.

  • Temple of the goddess of mercy

    Temple of the goddess of mercy

    Temple of the goddess of Mercy (Gods Of Mercy Temple, or Kuan Yin Teng, or Kong Hock Keong) – the oldest Taoist (Taoism) Chinese temple on the island, and the most popular with believers and tourists. Located in the heart of Chinatown, and always filled with believers. It is one of the oldest Chinese temples on the island, built in 1728 by the first immigrants from China. Tourists can freely enter the territory and inside the Temple, take pictures. The main thing is not to interfere with anyone. Read more

    🕐 Working hours: from 09: 00 to 17: 00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the temple is located in the Chinatown of Old Town Georgetown on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling Street, at 5, Lorong Stewart (Temple of the goddess of mercy on the map). The nearest stop of the free MPPP CAT tour bus is No. 16.

  • Captain Keling Mosque

    Captain Keling Mosque

    The Kapitan Keling Mosque is an architectural monument and a functioning central mosque. This is one of the most beautiful mosques in the city, in architecture a little reminiscent of the Taj Mahal in India. This magnificent building was erected in the early XIX century by Muslims-immigrants from India, and has nothing to do with any British or Portuguese captain. The term Kapitan here implies the head of the Muslim community. The mosque is accessible to tourists at any time when there are no prayers, in the evening it is very beautifully illuminated. At the entrance to the mosque, tourists must wear capes (issued free of charge). Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: Sunday-Thursday from 13:00 to 17:00, Friday from 15:00 to 17:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the mosque is located in the Old Town of Georgetown (Captain Keling Mosque on the map). You can get there on the free MPPP CAT tourist bus to stop number 15, then a little on foot.

  • Aceh Mosque

    Aceh Mosque / View photos in 3D

    The Aceh mosque (Masjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh or simply Aceh Mosque) was built in 1808 by the Indonesian Aceh people. Acehnese still live in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, as well as in Malaysia. A small community of them live in houses near this mosque.

    🕐 Working hours: during daytime.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the mosque is located in the Old Town of Georgetown on Lebuh Acheh Street (Aceh mosque on the map). You can get there on the free MPPP CAT tourist bus to stop number 15, then a little on foot.

  • Bengal mosque

    Bengal mosque / View photos in 3D

    Bengali mosque (Benggali mosque) was built in 1803 by the Indian community, immigrants from the Islamic region of India Bengal. The land for the construction of the mosque was allocated by the British. The mosque received its current appearance in 1958 during the reconstruction. The Indian Muslim community lives around.

    🕐 Working hours: during daytime.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the mosque is located in Georgetown's Old Town on Lebuh Leith Street (Bengal mosque on the map). You can get there on the free MPPP CAT tourist bus to stop number 8, then a little on foot.

  • Thai Buddhist temple

    Thai Buddhist temple

    Thai Buddhist temple (Wat Chaiyamangkalaram) - very beautiful and the only Thai temple on the island. In the temple there is a statue of Buddha lying on the right side with a length of 33 meters, created in 1958 and cost 100 thousand old Malay dollars, one of the longest in the world. Also in the temple around the statue and under it in many urns are the ashes of the deceased. During the celebration of Thai New Year Songkran and other traditional Thai holidays, Thais from all over the island gather here.

    The temple was built in 1845 on land that Queen Victoria of Great Britain donated to the local Thai community. In 1962, the temple was visited by King Rama IX of Thailand and Queen Sirikit. Read more

    🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 18:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶     How to get there: the temple is located within Georgetown, but quite far from the Old Town, walking distance is very far (temple on the map). You can get there by bus №10, 101, 103, 104, 304. Directly opposite it is a Burmese temple.

  • Burmese Buddhist temple

    Burmese Buddhist temple

    Burmese Buddhist temple (Burmese Buddhist Temple) is located directly opposite the Thai temple Wat Chaiyamangkalaram. It was founded in 1803, and is the first Buddhist temple built in Penang.

    The place is not only beautiful, but also very interesting. The temple is large and built very ingeniously, inside the main building there is even an elevator to the top floor, which can be used by every visitor. But the most remarkable thing is that the collection of donations is made in the form of fun attractions. For example, in a bowl rotating on a special design in the middle of a small artificial pond, you need to throw a coin, each of which fulfills a particular desire, which are signed on each of the bowls. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 18:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶     How to get there: the temple is located within Georgetown, but quite far from the Old Town, walking distance is very far (temple on the map). You can get there by bus №10, 101, 103, 104, 304.

  • Temple of snakes

    Temple of snakes

    The temple of snakes or Snake Temple (Snake Temple) is one of the most famous, and perhaps the most unusual temple in Penang. But it is not interesting for its architecture or beauty. The story goes that the temple was built on the site of the House of a very devout man, the Buddhist priest Chor Su Kong, who gave shelter in his dwelling to all animals, including poisonous snakes. In 1850, a temple was built on the site of the house in memory of the priest, and since then snakes have settled in it. Nearby is a small snake Museum, available to visit for a fee, but it is very small, is a sad sight of tortured snakes in small dirty aquariums, a few turtles in the pond, a couple of monkeys in dirty cages. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 9: 00 to 18: 00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: entrance to the temple is free, entrance to the museum is 5 ringgit adults, 3 ringgit children.

    🚶   How to get there: The Snake Temple is located in the south of the island on Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Street near the airport (Temple of snakes on the map). You can get here on buses 102, 305, 306, 401 and 401e, which depart from KOMTAR stations in downtown Georgetown. You need to get off at the stop opposite the Osram building (at the stop of the same name).

  • Sri Mariamman Temple

    Sri Mariamman Temple

    Hindu temple Sri Mahamariamman Temple, built in 1883, is famous for numerous statues of Indian deities, the most valuable of which is the statue of the God Subramaniam, decorated with gold, silver, diamonds and emeralds.

    The statue is one of the most important ritual elements of the annual celebration of Taipusam, when it is transported on a silver chariot through the streets of the city to the temple on Jalan waterfall. The temple is easily recognizable by its gorgeous gopuram gate tower, decorated with statues, carvings and Paintings.

    🕐 Working hours: open to the public from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 16:30 to 21:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: admission is free.

    🚶  How to get there: the temple is located in the historical center in the "Little India" area (temple on the map). You can get there on the free shuttle bus, getting off at Stop number 16 (Mahkamah), as well as buses 10, 11, 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 301, 302, 303, 306, 401, 502.

  • St George's Anglican Church

    St George's Anglican Church / View photos in 3D

    The Anglican Church of St. George (St. George's Anglican Church), built by prisoners in 1816, is one of the oldest monuments of architecture in the city and the oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia. The church is active, and twice a week on Saturdays at 8: 30 and 10: 30 there is a service. Tourists can look inside, inspect and photograph the decoration of the church. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 09:00 to 17:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the church is located in the Old Town at 1, Lebuh Farquhar (church on the map). You can get there on a free tourist bus, getting off at Stop number 6 (Penang Museum) or 16, as well as on city buses number 103, 204, 502.

  • Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

    Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Church of the assumption was founded in 1786, at the time when the British Captain Francis Light, the founder of the British colony on Penang, arrived on the island. It was the first and only Catholic Church in Penang, and is now the main one in northern Malaysia, and at the same time a World Heritage Site. The church is active, but tourists are free to visit it during the day.

    🌐 Website: http://assumptionchurchpenang.org

    🕐 Working hours: from 11:00 to 19:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶   How to get there: the church is located in the Old Town at 3, Farquhar Street (church on the map). You can get there on a free tourist bus, getting off at Stop number 6 (Penang Museum) or 16, as well as on city buses number 103, 204, 502.

Museums Of Penang

Penang has a huge number of museums. Georgetown has almost as many as in Malacca, and most of them are small private museums. The variety of topics is amazing, and almost every tourist and traveler will be able to find a museum to their taste and interest. Below are the most popular museums in Penang. You can find and visit other museums on your own while walking through the old streets of Georgetown.

  • Penang Museum and art gallery

    Exhibits in the courtyard of the Penang Museum

    Officially, This is the main Local History Museum of Penang, since it has the status of the Penang State Museum. In this museum you can get acquainted with the history of the island, as well as see an exhibition of local artists who depicted the life and nature of the island. There are collections of old photographs, maps, national costumes, furniture and other items related to Penang's past. The museum is located in the premises of the former school, built in the distant 1812 year.

    In fact, this is a rather simple and poor state museum with a not very large collection. This does not mean that you do not need to visit it, especially since the cost of visiting is purely symbolic, but do not expect too much from it. Photography in the museum is prohibited. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 17:00, Friday is a day off.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults - 1 ringgit; children-0.5

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in Georgetown's Old Town on Lebuh Farquhar Street (Museum on the map). You can get there by a free tourist bus, getting off at Stop No. 6 (Pendang Museum) or 16, also buses No. 103, 204, 502.

  • Khu Kongsi clan house museum

    Khu Kongsi clan house museum / View photos in 3D

    The Khoo Kongsi clan museum is a house museum once owned by members of the Chinese Khu clan who immigrated to Penang from southern China in the eighth century. The purpose of the clan houses was a meeting of the elders, where important matters were discussed in the circle of a large family, religious and secular holidays were celebrated. Built in 1850, it has now been turned into a museum and it is possible to admire the magnificent architecture and get acquainted with the history of the clan. In addition to the original architecture of the house preserved in perfect condition, there is also a small museum telling about the life and life of the Chinese community in the 19th century, about the history of the Khu Kongxi clan. This attraction is not mandatory to visit, but if you are nearby, be sure to look here. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 17:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: 10 ringgit; children under 12 years-1 ringgit; children under 5 years-free.

    🚶   How to get there: Khu kongsi house museum is located in Old Town Georgetown at 18, Lebu Cannon (House Museum on the map). You can get there on a free shuttle bus, getting off at Stop number 15 (Kampung Kolam), also buses number 301, 302, 303, 401

  • Peranakan House Museum

    Penang Peranakan House Museum

    Mansion Peranakan (Peranakan mansion) is a house museum, formerly owned by an influential family of immigrants from China, an example of architecture of the 19th century. Peranakan (Peranakan) – so called descendants of Chinese immigrants who moved to Malaysia, hence the name of the mansion. But do not think that this is a boring House-Museum, where you can only see the situation from the interesting. In fact, this is a full-fledged museum with a large collection of historical objects of the 19th century, more than 1000 exhibits in total. Among them are pieces of furniture, clothing, jewelry, photographs, etc. The furniture and decoration of the house is very rich, because the owners of the house belonged to the upper class of society. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: daily from 09:30 to 17:00, seven days a week.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults - 20 ringgit, children (up to 12 years) - 10 ringgit, up to 6 years - free.

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in Georgetown's Old Town at 29, Church Street (Museum on the map). You can walk from Stop #3 and #4 of the free CAT city bus.

  • Chong fat Tse Mansion Museum

    Chong Fat Tse Mansion

    Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze) is a house museum and hotel at the same time, the former mansion of local tycoon Cheong Fatt Tze. According to the guidebook, Lonely Planet entered the top ten most magnificent mansions in the world in 2011. The exterior is painted a bright blue. Inside you can see a moderately rich environment. For those who do not live here, there is an opportunity to see the luxurious decoration of the museum during excursions, which are held several times a day. Dom participated in the filming of the movie "Indochina".

    🌐 Website: http://www.cheongfatttzemansion.com

    🕐 Working hours: tours lasting 45 minutes start at 11: 00, 13: 30 and 15: 00 (time may vary)

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-17 ringgit, children (for 12 years) - 8.5 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: the mansion is located in Georgetown's Old Town at 14, Leith Street (Museum on the map). Stop No. 7 of the free tourist bus, also buses No. 104, 204, 502.

  • Penang Colonial Museum

    Penang Colonial Museum

    The Colonial Penang Museum is dedicated to the period from the 18th century to the first half of the 20th century, when the island was a British colony. Located in a rich two-story mansion, which itself claims to be an architectural landmark. Inside there is a large collection of antique furniture, dishes, clothes, figurines, vases, etc., once owned by Europeans and wealthy immigrants from China. All objects from the colonial era, however, there are replicas. There are guided tours of the museum and overall it is one of the best museums in Penang. It is pleasant to visit it also because there are never crowds of tourists here, since the museum is located somewhat away from the tourist center.

    🕐 Working hours: from 09:45 to 17:30, seven days a week.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults - 30 ringgit; children 5-12 years-15 ringgit; under 5 years-free.

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in a remote part of Georgetown at 7, Jalan Ds. Ramanathan Scott (or Skott Road) (Museum on the map). You can get here by bus number 10, 101, 104 to the Convert Pulau Tikus stop , then 10 minutes on foot.

  • Toy Museum

    Toy Museum

    According to the creators of the museum – this is the largest toy museum in the world. The mastermind and owner of the museum, Mr. Loh Lean Cheng, began collecting his collection in 1973, and since then has collected more than 100,000 toys, dolls and other children's fun, many of which are very rare. Also, this museum is listed in the Book of records of Malaysia, as the first and largest toy museum in the country. There is also a huge collection of wax figures, of course movies and cartoon characters.

    The Toy Museum is located far from Georgetown and the tourist center, it will have to go by taxi or city bus for almost an hour. Despite all the loud statements of the owner about the uniqueness and size of the collection, you will spend 30 minutes visiting. Perhaps the only plus of the museum is that you can be photographed here for free and as much as you like, including in an embrace with exhibits. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: daily from 09:00 to 18:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults – 30 ringgit; children-20; guided tour of the Museum-200

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in the northwest of the island in the village of Teluk Bahang, address 1370, MK2, Teluk Bahang (Museum on the map). You can get there by bus 101 and 102, which depart from the Komtar bus station in downtown Georgetown approximately every 15 minutes.

  • Pinaon Time Tunnel Museum

    Pinaon Time Tunnel Museum

    This museum is notable for the fact that its creators managed to combine the traditional historical museum with Entertainment in one place, which is why it stands out among other similar places in Penang. Its main exposition is devoted to the history of the city and the island, and among the exhibits there are many ancient objects, documents, photographs and even whole installations. And all this is complemented by an entertaining part, a traditional museum of 3D paintings, some of which are dedicated to the life and history of the city, and some are just funny pictures. So from here you can take away not only impressions, but also your photos in unusual places and environments. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: daily from 09: 15 to 19: 00 (ticket sales stop at 18: 00)

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-29 ringgit, children-16 ringgit (from 5 to 12 years). You can get a discount on visiting vouchers on advertising booklets of the museum, which can be found at the reception of hotels.

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located near the Historic District of Georgetown at 39, Jalan Green Hall (Museum on the map). You can walk from Stop 17 of the free CAT city bus.

  • Museum of cameras

    Museum of cameras

    The Camera Museum contains a large collection of old and modern cameras, photographic equipment and accessories, photographs. Here you can see very unusual cameras in the form of automatic weapons, soap dishes, children's toys, Lego, etc. The exhibition in an interesting and sometimes funny way introduces visitors to the history of photography, and answers various interesting questions, why, for example, in old photos people never smile. The museum is mandatory for tourists who use cameras for shooting, not smartphones, and will also be interesting for a wide range of visitors. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: daily from 09:30 to 18:30.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-20 ringgit, children-10 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in Georgetown's Old Town at 49, Lubuh Muntri (Museum on the map).

  • Batik Museum

    Penang batik Museum

    The batik Painting Museum is dedicated to traditional painting on fabric. If you do not know what batik is, then it's time for you to go here. The basis of the collection of this private museum are the fabrics themselves with the works performed on them, but if you wish and know English, you can get acquainted with the history and technique of fabric coloring. The museum is specific and not suitable for every tourist, but art lovers and fabric lovers will definitely like it here.

    🌐 Website: batikpg.com

    🕐 Working hours: from 10:00 to 18:00, seven days a week.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-10 ringgit; children-free.

    🚶  How to get there: The Batik museum is located in Georgetown's Old Town at 19, Armenian Street(Museum on the map). You can get there on a free shuttle bus, getting off at Stop number 15 (Kampung Kolam), also buses number 301, 302, 303, 401

  • Asian Camera Museum

    Penang Camera Museum

    The Asia Camera Museum is another camera museum in Penang. It is located on the second floor of the photo store, and its collection also includes all sorts of rare photo and video cameras, accessories, unusual and rare photographs. In total, there are about 1000 exhibits in the collection, including from Russia. A tour of the museum is conducted in English.

    🌐 Website: asiacameramuseum.com

    🕐 Working hours: from 10:00 to 18:00, seven days a week.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-20 ringgit; children-free.

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in the Old Town of Georgetown at 71, Armenian Street (Museum on the map). You can get there on a free shuttle bus, getting off at Stop number 15 (Kampung Kolam), also buses number 301, 302, 303, 401

  • House Museum upside down

    Penang upside down house museum

    Upside Down Museum is not exactly a museum, despite the name. It is rather just an attraction and entertainment, the like of which can be found in many resorts. Entering the house, you will find yourself in an environment where everything is turned from floor to ceiling, and you can take some funny photos and have fun. The furnishings of the rooms are varied, from the living room to the bathroom.

    🕐 Working hours: from 8:45 to 19:30, seven days a week.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-27 ringgit; children under 5 years-free.

    🚶   How to get there: the museum is located in Georgetown's Old Town at 45, Lebuh Kimberly (Museum on the map).

  • Penang War Museum

    Penang Military Museum

    The museum is located far in the south of the island on the ruins of the largest British fortification, built in 1930. The fortification is dug into the hillside. Here you can get acquainted with the life of British soldiers during the Second World War and his Asian brothers in arms who opposed the invasion of Japanese troops.

    There are several aboveground and underground military facilities on site, where Shell crates, guns, ammunition, uniforms and cooking utensils are stored. You can see the living quarters for military personnel, food units, prisoner cells, tunnels and ventilation shafts. There is a shooting range for interactive demonstrations, and guests of the museum can test themselves for accuracy using paintball weapons. There is a recreation area.

    🕐 Working hours: daily from 9:00 to 18:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults - 30 ringgit, children (5-12 years) - 15 ringgit.

    🚶  How to get there: Military Museum on the map. Buses No. 302 and No. 305 go here.

Penang Entertainment

  • Komtar Tower

    Komtar Tower

    Komtar tower is the tallest building in Penang (65 floors), which houses offices, including the state administration. On the ground floor inside the tower there is a bus station of the same name, which is one of the most convenient starting points for a trip by city buses to the sights of the island. The area around the tower is considered a new tourist area. The tower is visible from almost anywhere in the city. On the top floor of the skyscraper is an observation deck with a 360-degree view. The site offers a breathtaking view of the city, especially if you visit it during sunset and capture both daylight and darkness. Also in the tower are museums of music, comedy, and science. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: the observation deck is open to the public from 10:00 to 18:00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: entrance to the tower is free, viewing platform adult – 98 ringgit;children height 90-130 CM – 58 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: the tower is in the center of Georgetown (Komtar tower on the map). You can get there on the free MPPP CAT tourist bus to stop No. 9 (Komtar Pusat) or No. 10 (Komtar Utara).

  • Mount Penang

    Penang funicular

    Mount Penang (Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill) – the highest peak of the island (833 meters), one of the most popular attractions of Penang, and also a mountain resort. A lift (funicular) leads to the top, but the bravest tourists can climb to the top on foot. From the top there is the most wonderful view of the city and the island, there are observation decks, a recreation area with walking paths, paths and gazebos, a children's playground, an owl Museum, temples and mosques, a 250-year-old cast Cannon, an old cable car. Tourists climb the hill to walk there, have lunch in a cafe or food court, take beautiful photos and enjoy the views, especially beautiful at sunset, when dusk falls on the island and the city lights up. Learn more

    🕐  Working hours: the funicular operates from 6:30 to 22:00 on weekdays and from 6:30 to 22:00 on weekends.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: access to the mountain itself is free. Funicular in one direction is an adult-17 ringgit, children (4-12 years) - 10 ringgit; in both directions an adult-30 ringgit, children (4-12 years) - 15 ringgit. Family tickets 2 Adults + 1 child - 65 ringgit; 2 adults + 2 children-70 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: Penang Hill is on the outskirts of Georgetown (Mount Penang on the map). You can climb to the top by funicular or on foot.

  • Botanical Gardens

    Penang Botanical Gardens

    The Botanical Gardens of Penang (Botanic Gardens) are also known as Waterfall Gardens because of the waterfall located here. In fact, this is a large park that is popular with locals who like to walk through the gardens, do morning exercises and jogging here, and are often visited by tourists. It's nice to spend a few hours of your time here, just walking and getting acquainted with the exotic nature of the island. Monkeys live in the park, so keep an eye on your things, otherwise you may lose your phone or jewelry. Learn more

    🕐 Working hours: from 5: 00 to 20: 00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.

    🚶  How to get there: the botanical gardens are located on the outskirts of Georgetown far from the tourist area (Botanical Gardens on the map). You can get from Weld Quay or Komtar by bus number 10, but this route is extremely rare (about once an hour, or even less often), so if you do not want to lose a lot of time, it is better to use a taxi.

  • Butterfly Park (Entopia Penang Butterfly Farm)

    Butterfly Park

    This picturesque tropical park contains not only butterflies, but also other insects and animals. Among them are bees, scorpions, spiders, water dragons, geckos, giant centipedes, snakes and other reptiles. There is also a souvenir shop and a cafe. The price for visiting the park is quite high, but the tour will be very informative and interesting.

    🌐 Website: entopia.com

    🕐  Working hours: daily from 9:00 to 19:00, ticket sales stop at 17:30.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults - 65 ringgit, children (5-12 years) - 45 ringgit, children under 4 years free. Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) - 175 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: The Butterfly Park is located far from Georgetown in the northwestern part of the island (Butterfly Park on the map) Position Penang Butterfly Farm on the map. You can get there by bus number 101 from Weld Quay, which, like all buses, goes through Komtar. You need to go to the final, and preferably to the penultimate (Jalan Teluk Bahang) stop.

  • Tropical Fruit Farm

    Tropical fruit farm

    a great place to learn how to grow all those unusual exotic fruits that you will find in Southeast Asia. You can try these fruits in their freshest form or freshly squeezed juice from them, and buy them At Reasonable Prices. It also offers a wonderful view of the west coast of the island. The only inconvenience: you will have to get here by bus with a transfer.

    🌐 Website: tropicalfruits.com.my

    🕐 Working hours: daily 9: 00-17: 00.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults - 40 ringgit, children (5-12 years) - 30 ringgit, children under 4 years free. The visit includes a tropical fruit tasting

    🚶  How to get there: the farm is located in the west of the island far from the tourist center (farm on the map). To get here, first you need to take bus number 101 from Weld Quay or Komtar station to Teluk Bahang stop, and then transfer to bus number 501. Bus number 501 runs very rarely, about once every two hours, so it makes sense to take a taxi.

  • Penang Bird Park

    Bird Park

    Penang Bird Park is not on the island itself, but on the mainland, in the state of Penang in the city of Butterworth. But do not be afraid, the park is located very close, and it is very easy to get here from the island.

    The park as a whole is small (it can not be compared in size with the bird park of Kuala Lumpur, for example), but quite interesting. If you do not have enough time or do not have the opportunity to visit the bird park in Kuala Lumpur, then you should definitely look here. A very beautiful man-made landscape has been created here, and just a walk along the shady alleys between small reservoirs surrounded by rare species of orchids, hibiscus and other plants will give you pleasure. For more than 300 species of exotic birds, they tried to create such conditions that they feel like they are in the wild. Very many birds fly freely in the park, and they are not allowed to fly away by a net stretched high.

    🌐 Website: penangbirdpark.com.my

    🕐  Working hours: daily seven days a week from 9: 00 to 19:00, The Bird Show takes place at 11:00 and 15: 30.

    💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: adults-38 ringgit, children (5-12 years) - 20 ringgit, camera use-1 ringgit, video shooting-5 ringgit.

    🚶   How to get there: the bird park is located on the mainland of Penang state near Penang Bridge (Bird Park on the map). To get to the park by public transport, you need to take the ferry to the pier in Butterworth (free of charge), and then take the bus number 709 at the bus station next to the pier (runs rarely, every hour and a half).

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