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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

category: Art & History / Culture & Religion (George Town)

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a boutique hotel that’s one of Penang’s best-known attractions in an ornate edifice built in the traditional Hakka – Teochew style. The Mansion was awarded ‘One of 10 Greatest Mansions in The World’ by Lonely Planet in 2011.

Clan Jetties

category: Culture & Religion (George Town)

Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. There used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans.

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

category: Culture & Religion (George Town)

Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. It stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. 

Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Penang Base

category: Art & History / Culture & Religion (George Town)

Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Penang Base is an exhibition showcasing, through dioramas, the life’s work of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a leading 20th-century Asian nationalist figure who led the Chinese Revolution in 1911. He attracted support from overseas Chinese and became China’s first provisional president.

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

category: Eco-tourism (Teluk Bahang)

Entopia is the reconstruction of the once Penang Butterfly Farm, situated in Teluk Bahang. A lush tropical sanctuary and vivarium for all kinds of little dwellers of our planet such as butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, crickets and even fireflies. Its multi-storey Indoor Discovery Centre runs thrilling interactive workshops and fun activities for visitors to engage with Mother Nature.

Kek Lok Si Temple

category: Culture & Religion (Ayer Itam)

Standing on a hilltop at Ayer Itam, near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The complex is divided into three zones while the temple grounds comprise the hill entrance, souvenir, food and drinks stalls and the turtle liberation pond.

Kuan Yin Temple

category: Culture & Religion (George Town)

Kuan Yin Temple is Penang’s oldest temple. Built in 1728, it is set on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and was constructed by early immigrant settlers from China. Upon completion, the temple was one of the most magnificent Chinese-style structures in northern Malaysia.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

category: Culture & Religion (George Town)

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is one of Georgetown’s most interesting attractions. Built some 650 years ago, it is part of the goh tai seh (five big clans) that formed the backbone of the Hokkien community in olden-days Penang. 

Masjid Kapitan Keling

category: Culture & Religion (George Town)

Founded by Penang’s first Indian Muslim settlers in 1801, Kapitan Keling Mosque is a sight to behold with its large Moghul and Gothic architecture.

Penang Bird Park

category: Eco-tourism (Seberang Jaya)

The park is the largest in Malaysia with over 300 species of birds from all over the world, housed in giant aviaries and geodomes that stimulate their natural habitat. 

Penang Botanical Gardens

category: Eco-tourism (Jalan Kebun Bunga)

The 29ha garden is a public park and conservatory, and is home to many wildlife including long-tailed Macaques, Giant Squirrels and a host of insects and birds. 

Penang Fort Cornwallis

category: Art & History / Culture & Religion (George Town)

Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Set close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower, the star-shaped bastion is one of the oldest structures in Penang. Named after Marquis Charles Cornwallis, only a set of ten-foot high outer walls remain, with an enclosed park within.

Penang Hill

category: Eco-tourism (Ayer Itam)

Penang hill was the first colonial hill station developed in Peninsular Malaysia. Also known as Bukit Bendera, the Hill is 833m above sea level and stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. Located 6 km away from George Town, Penang Hill offers the best panorama of George Town, the mainland, the Penang Bridge and the Straits of Malacca.

Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

category: Eco-tourism (Teluk Bahang)

Tropical Fruit Farm is a 25-acre organic orchard in Penang with more than 250 types of tropical and subtropical fruit trees and is located approximately two km down the road from Teluk Bahang. The garden was developed in 1993 in an effort to conserve rare and exotic fruit trees.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

category: Culture & Religion (George Town)

Pinang Peranakan Mansion is Penang’s way of introducing people to the historical Peranakan culture. A recreation of a typical rich 19th century Baba home, the elegantly restored museum is a testament to the Baba-Nyonya cultural revival and displays over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles.

Snake Temple

category: Culture & Religion (Bayan Lepas)

Built in honour of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist priest and healer, legend has it that the monk gave shelter to the snakes and when the temple was completed after his death, they moved in on their own.

The Habitat Penang Hill

category: Eco-tourism (Ayer Itam)

With world-class facilities, dramatic natural beauty, and a commitment to conservation and environmental awareness, The Habitat on Penang Hill is the place to visit for the most complete, exciting and educational Malaysian rainforest experience.

Tropical Spice Garden

category: Eco-tourism (Teluk Bahang)

Get ready to explore the award-winning tropical garden, the first of its kind in South East Asia, set out over 8 acres of secondary jungle with over 500 species of flora and fauna. The Tropical Spice Garden is ideal for kids as they can get up close and personal with nature through a series of the specially crafted programmes.

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