Beautiful paddy fields cultivated historically by both Malay and Chinese. Today, high yielding seeds, irrigation canals, tractors and foreign labour have replaced the old ways. Paddy Field is one of the popular attractions in Penang. The field is situated 20 meters away from the homestay. The ride there provides cyclist a pleasant experience of peace and tranquility. Jogging tracks are also available around the paddy field.
Address: Jalan Sungai Nipah, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Representing the best south west coast beach on Penang island is Pasir Panjang Beach in Balik Pulau. Pasir Panjang beach has a steeper gradient when compared to other Penang beaches but this does not inhibit its effectiveness for providing a fun location to visit.
The Penang Bird Park is a 5 minutes drive via the Penang bridge on the mainland. It’s a 5 acre park featuring local & foreign bird species. Visitors are allowed to feed the birds, deers & other animals in the walk-in aviary. There are 2 ponds with fishes, lotus & water lilies. Swans, pelicans & other water fowls can be seen roaming freely.
Address: Taman Burung Seberang Jaya, Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang, MALAYSIA
Over a hundred years old, Penang Botanic Gardens is famous for their flora and fauna, namely the long-tailed Macaque monkeys roaming freely in the gardens. A really popular spot for joggers and those who enjoy brisk walking, it's manicured lawns and pockets of nurseries boast hundreds of species of flora.
Address: 673A, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA
A rare experience to dine at Colonial Penang Hill, Malaysia's first hill station accessible by the unique funicular train. Feel the cool and refreshing air at the summit while you dine at the cosy David Brown Restaurant, with the panoramic night view of George Town and part of mainland Malaysia in sight.
Address: Tour & Incentive Travel, A-2-10 Vantage, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang, Malaysia
Formerly known as the Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, the Penang National Park is home to a massive family of flora and fauna. The park includes a rare meromictic lake where fresh and sea water meet; and eight beaches with the popular one being the Pantai Kerachut that has its very own turtle sanctuary.
Address: Jalan Hassan Abbas, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang, MALAYSIA
The Penang National Park offers visitors an opportunity to experience many natural facets and habitats. An array of flora and fauna greets visitors along the trails of the tropical rainforest. Apart from monkeys and monitor lizards, migratory birds are frequently sighted at the mangrove swamps. This excursion includes a 2-hour soft jungle trek from Teluk Bahang to Monkey Beach and a return boat journey of 20-minute. Drinking water provided.
Address: Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Penang, MALAYSIA
The fork takes you to Pulau Betong. Decades ago the thriving river was used to transport incoming goods such as flower pots and cooking utensils and outgoing agricultural produce. Today river transportation has disappeared but boats are used instead to support a lively fishing business.
Address: Pulau Betong, Balik Pulau, 11000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.