5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN PENANG ISLAND

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Wondering where to go for your next family vacation? Look no further than Penang! This beautiful island destination is worthy of your precious holiday time and ticks all the right boxes for an unforgettable family getaway. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ and hailed as Malaysia’s food capital, Penang beckons with its rich heritage, stunning coastlines, and delectable street food. Moreover, with countless activities suitable for both adults and children, it’s the ultimate vacation spot for the whole family.

1. PLAN A WALKING TOUR TO EXPLORE GEORGE TOWN

Discover the history and heritage of George Town through a fun and educational walking tour. From colonial buildings to cultural sites, every landmark within the UNESCO World Heritage Site holds a captivating story. Wander the charming streets of Penang to uncover hidden gems and gain fascinating insights about the city.

Plan your trip around these amazing streets:

  • Weld Quay (Pengkalan Weld)
  • Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai)
  • Armenian Street (Lebuh Armenian)
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling)
  • Love Lane (Lorong Love)
  • Light Street (Lebuh Light)
  • Bishop Street (Lebuh Bishop)
  • Church Street (Lebuh Gereja)
  • China Street (Lebuh China)
  • Market Street (Lebuh Pasar)
  • Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia)

2. VISIT NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Bring your family to immerse in nature and engage with each other in a distraction-free environment. Spending time outdoors together can cultivate a deeper appreciation for nature and strengthen family bonds. Moreover, it also sparks exploration and imaginative play in children.

Here are some natural and outdoor attractions to include in your Penang itinerary:

  • Penang Hill
  • Batu Ferringhi
  • Teluk Bahang
  • Penang National Park
  • Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
  • Tropical Spice Garden
  • The Habitat Penang Hill
  • Penang Botanic Gardens
  • Balik Pulau

3. TRY PENANG STREET FOOD

A trip to Penang wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its multicultural food scene. Renowned as a food lover’s paradise, this island stands out as one of Southeast Asia’s top destinations for delicious street fare. Embark on a flavourful journey with your family as you explore the island’s lively hawker centers and night markets. Whether you’re travelling with toddlers or elderly relatives, there’s a diverse array of culinary delights for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s a checklist of must-eats in Penang:

  • Char Kway Teow
  • Penang Laksa
  • Nasi Kandar
  • Hokkien Mee
  • Cendol
  • Mee Goreng Mamak
  • Nyonya Kuih
  • Penang Rojak
  • Tau Sar Piah
  • Curry Mee

4. HAVE FUN AT ESCAPE PENANG THEME PARK

Seeking a fun-filled place in Penang? Head to ESCAPE Penang to experience exciting rides and games set amidst a natural environment. From exhilarating water slides to immersive activities, there’s no shortage of excitement here. The theme park offers a wide range of attractions for various age groups and energy levels.

5. DISCOVER PENANG STREET ART

Penang street art is among the island’s must-visit attractions. Bring your family to wander through the colourful streets of Penang and capture precious memories together. Many murals here feature a unique blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan, and European influences. Learn about the island’s heritage with your kids as you marvel at the creativity of local and international artists.

Check out these iconic street art in Penang:

  • Children on The Swing at Gat Lebuh Chulia
  • Old Soy Milk Stall at Gat Lebuh Chulia
  • Children Playing Basketball at Gat Lebuh Chulia
  • Kids on Bicycle at Lebuh Armenian
  • Boy on Motorbike at Lebuh Ah Quee
  • Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur at Lebuh Ah Quee
  • Boy on Chair at Lebuh Cannon
  • Folklore by The Sea at Chew Jetty
  • Kung Fu Girl at Jalan Muntri
  • Cats & Humans Happily Living Together inside Cheah Kongsi

FIND YOUR STAY IN PENANG

Berjaya Penang Hotel is centrally located in George Town, approximately a 30-minute drive from Penang International Airport and just 5 minutes away from the seafront promenade, Gurney Drive. With Berjaya Penang Hotel as your base, you can easily explore the vibrant streets and attractions of the city on foot. Book your stay now.

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