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.

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.
Address: Balik Pulau, 11920, Penang, MALAYSIA
Home to over 300 bird species, explore Penang Bird Park that showcases about 2,500 birds. Visitors can interact with the birds during live shows and even catch a glimpse of pythons and crocodiles found in the park.
Address: 45, Lintang Kurau 7, Chai Leng Park, 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: Kompleks Pentadbiran,Bangunan Pavilion, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA.
Address: 38-B, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
This world-class golf course offers formidable fairways and greens surrounded by rock passages and dense jungle. Its stunning 18 hole 5,763m, par 72 golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., a noted golf course architect.
Address: 2, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bukit Jambul, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Golf Resort is ideally nestled within the developed township of Bertam. The ecstatically beautiful golf resort offers a 36-hole golf course for members and non-members.
Address: 1687, Jln Tun Hamdan Sheikh Tahir, Penang Golf Resort, 13200 Kepala Batas, Penang, MALAYSIA
Rising more than 2,000ft above sea level, Penang Hill offers a panoramic view of George Town with a 15 min train ride up to the top, cool climate and more.
Address: Penang Hill Lower Station (Stesen Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang), MALAYSIA.
The park was built in the 1970's on quarry land. It is a popular venue for sporty activities and to unwind after a busy day. There's also a skating rink, waterpark plus an outdoor auditorium for open-air festivals and concerts.
Address: Persiaran Kuari, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
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: Tour & Incentive Travel, A-2-10 Vantage, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang, MALAYSIA
Penang Turf Club is a horse racing venue located at Batu Gantong.
Address: Jalan Batu Gantong, George Town, 10450, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah ,Tapak Pesta, Sungai Nibong, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Batu Ferringghi, Berhampiran Masjid Terapung, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
A small, lesser know island lies off the coast of Penang, named as the Island of Peace. Home to a small community, Pulau Aman is an idyllic Malay fishing village just a short ferry ride from the Batu Musang jetty in Batu Kawan.
Address: 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang.
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