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Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest, Penang

Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest is an outdoor recreational park located within a forest reserve. It is situated on a hilly terrain that spans roughly 37 hectares of lush green area. The recreational park caters to nature lovers with its offering of an array of activities. Visitors can set up camps and experience outdoor living within […]

Bukit Panchor Recreational Forest, Penang

Bukit Panchor Recreational Forest is located within a designated state park. Initially established in 1963, it provides for outdoor recreational activities as well as to promote public’s appreciation for forests and ecotourism. Visitors can find ample space to camp at its designated 8 hectares camping ground that comes complete with basic amenities such as restrooms, […]

Mengkuang Dam

Mengkuang Dam, Penang

Mengkuang Dam is the largest dam in Penang with a retention capacity of 23.6 billion litres. Officially opened in 1985, it is frequently visited for recreational and relaxation purposes. The calm and serene body of water is a sight to behold. Visitors can have a picnic on the green grass by the dam, or take […]

Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge is one of the pride and joy of Malaysia, being the third longest bridge in South East Asia at 13.5 kilometres. Officially opened to traffic on 14 September 1985, it served as the main link between Penang island and Peninsular Malaysia. As it is a utility structure, there are little visitors for […]

Gurney Drive Penang

Gurney Drive, Penang

Gurney Drive is a seafront promenade in Georgetown of Penang stretching about 2 kilometres from start to the end. Initially known as New Coast Road, it was renamed Gurney Drive in honour of Sir Henry Gurney, the British High Commissioner in Malaya. Visitors will most often associate Gurney Drive with food, and understandably so given […]

Teochew Ancestral Temple, Penang

The Teochew Ancestral Temple, or officially the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple, was built in 1870 but has its roots entrenched in the Penang Teochew Association, formed in 1855. Initially meant as a community hall for the Teochew migrants from China, it gradually grew into a temple for ancestral worship. The temple may look like any […]

St George's Church, Penang

St George’s Church, Penang

Photo credit: (Makko) St George’s Church is the oldest Anglican church in South East Asia and also the largest in Malaysia. Built in 1818, it cost a hefty sum of 60,000 Spanish dollars. The church was built by convicts from India, and dedicated to St George, the patron saint of England. The church is located […]

Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Penang

Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Penang

Photo credit (Daniel Jarrett) The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is an important place of worship for the Indian community in Penang. Located within the vicinity known as Little India, it is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang with construction dating back to 1833. Visitors will be amazed by distinct sculptures on and inside the temple. The […]

Goddess of Mercy Temple

Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), Penang

The Kuan Yin Temple, otherwise known as Goddess of Mercy Temple in English, is the oldest temple in Penang. Built way back in 1728 by Chinese immigrants, it was originally named Kong Hok Keong Temple and initially meant for hosting of social functions. Despite being named the Goddess of Mercy Temple, the temple honours not […]

Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Photo credit (Chi Khong) The Khoo Kongsi is a joint-complex consisting of an ancestral hall, named Leong San Tong, rows of shop houses, a meeting hall, offices, a stage and 62 units of terrace houses. The complex was established by the Khoo clansmen originating specifically from Sin Kang Village in Fujian, China during the early […]