Planning an adventure to Penang, Malaysia is an exciting and thrilling task. There’s plenty of places to see and lots of adventures to try. Of course, all of these will be documented with hundreds of photos and social media posts so you better make sure that you have your cameras and selfie sticks ready before you head out to your next great adventure.
Here are three of the best places to go to in Penang:
1. Adventure Zone Theme Park
This one’s for the adventurous spirit! Adventure Zone Theme Park is roughly 10,300 square feet in total area and is great for kids and the young at heart. It has ball pits, giant slides, ladder climbs and many more activities that will keep kids and young adults occupied. There’s also a section for toddlers which offers them a safe and enjoyable place to expend their energy. This place is located at Jalan Batu Ferringhi and is open every day.
2. Made in Penang Interactive Museum
This modern and awe-inspiring 3D museum is situated in charming Georgetown. Here, you don’t just stare and appreciate the artwork, you actually become part of it! Guests can walk the whole expanse and do various poses on hundreds of artworks ranging from historical pieces to wacky ones. The works of art are amazing in itself, but when you add human drama and humor to it, each photo will be telling its own unique story.
3. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
After the adventure and interactive museum, it’s time to add a cultural touch to your photos. The award-winning Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion at Leith street is known for its stunning indigo blue facade. This palatial home was built by master craftsmen in a span of 7 years. The workers realied heavily on feng shui while maintaining traditional Chinese architecture. It is a boutique hotel and museum with 16 rooms.
4. Hit the Streets
No trip to Penang will be complete without a trip to the markets and side streets. Hot and delicious street food will be waiting for you at every turn. You’ll have your fill of spicy laksa noodles, fluffy oyster cakes, and fall-off-the fork tender beef rendang at these inexpensive food stalls. Best of all, they are open until late at night or the wee hours of the morning.
These four stops in Penang will surely give you more than album’s worth of amazing photos to share to family and friends. More importantly, spending time in Penang is an enriching experience that you will carry with you for many years to come.