Known for its delectable delicacies and yummy street food, Penang is one of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations. Not only was George Town ranked by Lonely Planet as the world’s 4th most charismatic city to visit in 2016, it was also listed in Forbes as one of “The 7 Best Places To Retire Around The World”.
However, there is more to Penang than just food. Here are 5 exciting things you can do the next time you visit Penang:
1. “Hang” around Komtar
Ever wanted to challenge yourself to exceed your limits and conquer your fear of heights? The Gravityz offers an experience that is out of this world as it features activities involving one of the best high-altitude sports platform in ASEAN. Besides that, visitors can also view the whole of Penang at the Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck.
2. Visit this gorgeous park in Batu Kawan
Want to up your Instagram game? Then Central Park Batu Kawan is the place to be. The enchanting park is located Bandar Cassia and one of its most popular features is the Four Seasons Floral – a magnificent floral arch representing spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Besides that, it also has a 50-metre water jet display by the lake.
3. Get to know your favourite flavours at the Tropical Spice Garden
If you’re looking to “spice” up your trip, we recommend a visit to the Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang. The enormous garden is a treasure trove of spices and more than 500 living specimens of lush and exotic flora from around the world. And that’s not all, it also features cooking classes, children’s overnight camp programs, and night walks,
4. Take a dip at the Setia Spice Aquatic Centre
In case you didn’t know, Setia Spice Aquatic Centre is the former aquatic venue for the Malaysian Games in 2000. The venue features various sports facilities including an Olympic-sized 10 lanes lap swimming pool, 5m-deep diving pool, a children’s splash pool, badminton courts, squash courts, fitness centre, studios, function rooms and more.
5. Unleash your adventurous side at ESCAPE Penang!
ESCAPE Penang has exciting rides and games hosted in a natural environment. This family-friendly theme park re-introduces the play and values of yesteryear to highlight a contrast to today’s generation of electronic lifestyle. What can visitors expect? It features high ropes course, zip lines, slides, a climbing tower, and more.