3 Things To Do In Penang That Do Not Involve Eating

Less than a 2-hour flight away across the border lies Malaysia’s state of Penang, famous for being one of the world’s premier places for mouth-watering street food. Besides the delicious street food, Penang is also home to plentiful historical and religious sites, places of natural interest, and beaches. If you are looking for a short-haul flight, it’s time to pack your luggage and head to Penang. 

Add these 3 things to do in Penang to your itinerary for an epic trip to the island:

Sunbathe on the soft sands of Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi Beach

The beaches in Penang are seriously underrated. We are starting with Batu Ferringhi Beach, perfect for a quick beach getaway. Grab a picnic mat and a swimsuit and sunbathe on the soft sands of Batu Ferringhi Beach. There are many water-based activities that you can enjoy, such as parasailing, riding on banana boats, jet skiing and many more—done for the day? Feast on street food at the lively Batu Ferringhi night market. A hawker centre nearby serves delicious Penang Char Kway Tiao that you can’t miss out on!

Hike up to the highest point on Penang Hill

Penang Hill

Take a break from the city attractions of Georgetown and turn to the abundance of nature available on the island of Penang. Affectionately known as Bukit Bendera by the locals, Penang Hill is the hill’s first colonial hill station developed in Peninsular Malaysia, but also a must-visit spot for nature lovers in Penang.

Penang Hill top view

Hike up to the top of Penang Hill and enjoy the breathtaking views and cool air. It is no wonder hiking here has also become a popular outdoor activity in Penang amongst locals and tourists! Stop by Kopi Hutan, an outdoor café with a unique seating area and concept. It’s also one of the few eateries on Penang Hill too. You can’t miss out on this attraction.

Enjoy the scenic views of the second longest bridge in Malaysia - Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge is a 13.5 kilometre dual lane carriageway toll bridge and a controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. Penang Bridge is much like the London Bridge for the residents of Penang who boast of this 13.5km long bridge that connects the island with the mainland. Take a drive at the second longest bridge in Malaysia! 

You will never run out of options to spend your holiday on this seaside land that’s perfect for families, young couples and even singles. Don’t miss out on this underrated state in Malaysia!

Author: Urban Ladies

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