Nature & Adventure

Here are Penang’s must-try food, quirky cafes, popular attractions and exciting parks all in a convenient list format to keep handy while travelling.

2km from the district office along Jalan Sungai Pinang is the Thendayabani Muthumariamman Hindu Temple. The oldest temple built by the Chettiar Indians of Balik Pulau. Dedicated to Lord Subramaniam and to Mariamman, a female deity, the temple's biggest feast is Vaigasi celebrated over three days in May.
Address: Jalan Air Putih, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Pantai Mas is formally a coconut plantation, and now an overgrown wasteland. Accessing Pantai Mas with fishing boats is only available during high tides. Alternative access is through the trails from United Hokkien Cemetery or the longer ridge trail starting from Teluk Bahang. The easier walking trail will be from Pantai Acheh village which will take about 45 minutes.
Address: Teluk Bahang. 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Built since 1985, Mengkuang Dam is the biggest dam in Penang, located in Seberang Perai. The Mengkuang Dam is 10 times the size of the Air Itam Dam, with a capacity of 23.5 million cubic meters.
Address: Bukit Mertajam, Seberang Perai, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Tanjung City Marina, 8A, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA
Miami Beach is a stretch of coastline in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. It lies between Shamrock Beach to the east and Moonlight Bay to the west.This area was a favourite picnic and camping spot in the 1960s and early 70s.
Address: Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Monkey Beach, originally named Teluk Duyung, is located in the Penang National Park. As its name suggests, There are some Crab-eating Macaque that lives there
Address: Jalan Hassan Abbas, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Monkey Cup Garden is closed for renovation. The Monkey Cup Garden is a garden specializing in pitcher plants. Most plants originating from the deep jungles of Malaysia and Indonesia as well as from Madagascar and Brazil.
Address: Penang Hill, Ayer Itam, 11500, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 340 Mukim 3, Jalan Perindustrian Valdor, Seberang Perai Selatan, 14200, Penang, MALAYSIA
In the village of Titi Teras you will see a walled Muslim cemetery filled with pointed granite tombstones and a carved wooden funeral hearse which is used to transport the diseased from the home to the cemetery. Further on is the Masjid An-Nur, a recently renovated mosque used for daily prayers and occasions such as marriages and funerals. In November, to commemorate the Holy Pilgrimage 'Hari Raya Haji', one can witness the sacrifice of goats and cows at the mosque compound.
Address: Masjid Balik Pulau, Pekan Balik Pulau, Balik Pulau, 11020, Penang, MALAYSIA