Off the Beaten Track in Penang

If you have seen all the “must visit” and “should visit” attractions in Penang and want to see something different, below are some options.

Around Georgetown

Penang Islamic Museum

Situated on Armenian Street, the Penang Islamic Museum showcases the unique mid-19th century Straits style in its architectural features.

Penang Heritage Trust

Founded in 1986, the Penang Heritage Trust organizes enthralling tours which highlight the heritage areas. Guides are passionate and knowledgeable as well as equipped with information only the locals can provide.

Penang Jewish Cemetery

Known as the oldest Jewish cemetery in Malaysia, the Penang Jewish Cemetery holds more than 107 graves and possesses triangular vaulted-lid caskets which are commonly found in the Middle East.

Sun Yat Sen Museum

The Sun Yat Sen Museum in Penang exhibits the life’s work of an Asian nationalist figure, Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

P. Ramlee’s House

P. Ramlee’s House is the former house of the legendary Malaysian superstar, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. P. Ramlee. A multi-talented entertainer, this house exhibits his personal mementos.

Penang Time Tunnel

The Penang Time Tunnel is no doubt one of Penang’s top tourist destinations which provide a thorough historical chronology of the Island. One of its attractions is a 2D and 3D mural gallery.

Millionaire’s Row

Known as the Millionaire’s Mile, the Millionaire’s Row is similar to the exclusive residential neighborhood of Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida. Situated in an esplanade, it houses the Penang’s elite and is occupied by the descendants of the original wealthy Chinese tycoons.

Beyond Georgetown

Penang Snake Temple

The Snake Temple in Penang is located about 3 km from the airport in Bayan Lepas. It was built in honour of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist healer and priest.

Penang National Park

Gazetted on 10th April 2003, the Penang National Park is the smallest national park in the world. It is home to over 1,000 species of flora and around 271 species of fauna.

Bao Sheng Durian Farm

The Bao Sheng Durian Farm is a place to go for durian enthusiasts. With an option to visit for a day or stay overnight, visitors will have the pleasure to learn more about the different tastes that the durians have.

Penang Tropical Spice Garden

The Penang Tropical Spice Garden is Southeast Asia’s only tropical spice garden. This eight acre site is set within a secondary jungle.

Tanjung Bungah Beach

Originally a calm and sleepy fishing village, the Tanjung Bungah Beach has developed into a vibrant tourist destination in Penang.

Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

Nestled strategically on the hilly terrain in Teluk Bahang, the Penang Fruit Farm has three main objectives: to conserve, educate and promote to the people a positive approach towards eco/agro-tourism.

Penang Bird Park

With a total of 3,000 birds, the Penang Bird Park is the first and the largest bird park in the Malaysia.

Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple

The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple had humble beginnings more than a hundred years ago. It was built to cater the needs of the estate workers residing in the Paduma Estate, Perai. It is the largest Hindu temple in Malaysia.

St. Anne’s Church

Built by priest Fr Adolphe Couellan in 1846, the St. Anne’s Church started off as a small chapel. Today, it attracts thousands of pilgrims from around the globe.