Places of Interest In Penang
The Pearl of the Orient is rich in culture, heritage and consists of the best of both the old and the new world. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture lover, gastronomical gourmand or culture enthusiast, Penang has much to offer you during your stay at Lexis Suites Penang. To ensure that you won’t have to worry about missing any of the best visits of the island, we have compiled them here especially for you! Here’s a list of the best places of interest that you should not miss when you’re in Penang, and please do not hesitate to speak to our Concierge team for more information or for travel arrangements.
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Situated approximately 28 kilometres away from Lexis Suites Penang, the Escape Park Penang is a family theme park with exciting and challenging activities. The Escape Park Penang was founded by Mr Sim Choo Kheng, Chief Executive of Sim Leisure.
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Located approximately 22 kilometres away from Lexis Suites Penang, the Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by the Indian Muslim traders from the East India Company in the 1700s.
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Situated 22 kilometres away from Lexis Suites Penang, Fort Cornwallis is a star shaped fort in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Known as the largest standing fort in Malaysia, Fort Cornwallis was named after the then Governor-General of Bengal, Marquis Charles Cornwallis.
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Looking for a peaceful and laid-back place to explore, you should head to Balik Pulau Malaysia. Most of the region is blanketed by rolling hills, picturesque paddy fields, and lush greenery. It's the perfect destination for adventurers who want to get closer to nature.
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Opened in March 1986 and established by Mr David Goh, the original Penang Butterfly Farm was the first tropical butterfly exhibition in the world. Situated in Teluk Bahang, Penang, it is approximately 44 minutes’ drive away from Lexis Suites Penang.
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The Penang Botanical Garden is a public park situated 25 kilometres away from Lexis Suites Penang. The gardens, popularly known as “Waterfall Gardens” by locals due to the cascading waterfall nearby, were established in 1884 from an old quarry site.
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Batu Maung Fishing Village is located approximately 9 kilometres away from Lexis Suites Penang. It is a neighbourhood near Bayan Lepas situated in the Southwest Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia and it consists of several smaller fishing villages.
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Gurney Plaza Penang is located at the Gurney Drive promenade in the heart of Penang’s capital city-- George Town, and 25 kilometres away from Lexis Suites Penang. Gurney Plaza is a premier lifestyle shopping mall popular among the locals and foreigners alike.
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Out of all the tourist attractions that Penang has to offer, the most popular tourist destinations, Queen Street and Little India would surely steal your heart. These two attractions not only offer a rich intercultural experience, but also beautiful historical sites and more.
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As one of the world most tourist-visited heritage site, it is no surprise how much emphasis Penang lays on showcasing its rich culture and heritage; the Penang House of Music is one such place where one can get in sync with the musical tradition of the locals.
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The Teddyville Museum houses Malaysia’s first and largest collection of teddy bears from various nations and eras. From one of the very first teddy bears ever made, to the huge human-sized teddy bears, you are guaranteed a cuddly fun time at this 900 sqft museum.
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It’s not often that you get the opportunity to visit a 25-acre fruit farm that has South East Asia’s largest collection of fruits, with over 250 species of edible fruits, Penang Tropical Fruit Farm aims to promote the amazing flora of Malaysia through education and information.
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True to its name, Penang Wonderfood Museum is literally a one-of-a-kind ‘food museum’. This building is dedicated to promoting the glorious food culture of Penang by creating large plastic models of the national obsession that Penang is known for.
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The Youth Park is one of the popular places to visit with your family, especially your children owing to the various attractions it has in store. It is well-maintained and clean where one can picnic, sit under the shade of the trees, click photographs, jog and more.
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Awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in the year 2006, the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple is the only Teochew-style temple in Georgetown dedicated to the Taoist God of the North.
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Said to be the first dam to be built on Penang island, the Air Itam Dam was also the first major engineering project by George Town's City Council. At 700 feet above sea level the area is said to create a microclimate space that is slightly cooler than more congested parts of the island.
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Who can get enough of shopping? You have had a very rushy sightseeing day, and haven’t gone enough of your shopping is done; then you should march straight to the Batu Ferringhi Night Market where you can spend time till late at night.
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Touted to be the first archaeological park in Malaysia, Sia Boey Urban Archaeological Park is well-known amongst the locals for its long and interesting history. This park is located around 20 km away from Lexis Suites Penang, around a 26 minutes’ drive.