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Top 5 Things To Do In Penang During The Weekend

Anonymous 19 August 2022

#TifiTips: Been seeing tons of traveling posts on your social media? In need of a short getaway this weekend? 😮‍💨🌴 Well, this travel destination needs no introduction. Known for being a food paradise with beautiful natural landscapes, entertaining outdoor activities and Instagrammable locations is Penang, Malaysia’s Pearl of the Orient. Now, if you’re scratching your head on where you can go for a hangout session on the island, we’re here to save the day! We’ve specially compiled a list on the Top 4 Things To Do In Penang During The Weekend with your buddies and/or family, so take a breather and enjoy your time! 

1.ESCAPE Penang

Ahhhhh, what a time to be aliiiive ~ Home to the World’s Longest Tube Water Slide and World’s Longest Zip Coaster is ESCAPE Penang, an outdoor theme park with over 30 thrilling and exhilarating activities to spice up your weekend! It’s time you unleash your inner child by experiencing the Adventureplay Park and Waterplay Park for yourself, with rides and activities such as Banana Flip, Atan’s Leap, Mega Drop, Zip Lining, Rope Courses and so much more!

Need something thrilling to de-stress? You can now scream to your heart’s content when sliding and swinging around in this adventure park, all while having the time of your lives! 

Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: 

Tuesday to Sunday – 10am to 6pm 

Monday – Closed for Maintenance 

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2. The Habitat Penang Hill

The Habitat Penang Hill

Looking for a ‘sick’ view overlooking Penang island? Want it for the ‘gram or just looking to soak in the magnificent view of the island? The Habitat Penang Hill is a must-visit destination then, with its well-preserved nature trail, iconic treetop walkway and canopy bridge, bringing you on a one-of-a-kind rainforest experience.

You can also enjoy a cuppa coffee with a variety of desserts at Kopi Hutan, a quaint cafe located in Penang Hill. Bring your loved ones along and immerse in the beauty of the 130-million-year-old rainforest with a 360-panoramic view of Penang Island, the highest viewing point in the entire island. 

Address: Jalan Stesen, Bukit Bendera Air Itam, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Sunday – 9am to 7pm 

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3. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm 

Entopia Penang

Cue Music: “Butterfly, fly away!” If you’re looking for a unique destination to add to your weekend plans in Penang, you should definitely add Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm into your to-visit list! Being the largest butterfly garden in Malaysia, this lush tropical sanctuary has over 15,000 free-flying butterflies!

Create enchanting memories and experiences (and let’s be real, content for the ‘gram) as you walk through the 200 species of plants with waterfalls, ponds, caves and artistic garden features in this glass-house conservatory.

Address: No.830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: 

Thursday to Tuesday – 9am to 5pm 

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4. Penang Bird Park 

Penang Bird Park

If you’re looking for a ~ Steve Irwin vibes ~ kind of activity, you could consider hanging out with some birds instead of humans for the weekend! Jokes aside, a date in the bird park is an experience you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Penang Bird Park is the 1st and largest bird park in Malaysia, housing more than 300 species of birds from around the world. Get up close and personal with the birds with interactive shows and activities such as bird shows, bird feeding sessions and more! 

Address: Jalan Todak Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang.

Operating Hours: 

Daily – 9am to 6pm 

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5. The TOP Penang

The Top Penang

Got what it takes to be on top? 👀 To be exact 249m above ground! Catch a glimpse of Georgetown and immerse yourself in the gleaming city lights while having a drink or two, from the city’s highest viewing point known as The TOP Penang. If you’re feeling a lil adventurous, experience walking on the Rainbow Skywalk (a glass bridge overlooking the city), 68 floors up in the sky. Now, if you’re feeling a lil playful, explore The Top Penang’s indoor theme park with attractions such as Jurassic Research Centre, Top Boutique Aquarium and more! Your weekend is set, it’s time you ‘bop, bop, bop, bop to the top’! 

Address: 1, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: 

Wednesday to Monday – 11am to 7pm 

Tuesday – Closed 

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And those are our picks for the Top 5 Things To Do In Penang For The Weekend! Planning a trip to Penang has never been easier with Go Tifi. Plan your trip now on www.gotifi.com, providing you with flight tickets, transportation, tour packages, attraction, activities and event tickets, all with just a few clicks. Enjoy an additional RM10 OFF when you download the Go Tifi app with the promo code “GOTIFIAPP” (T&C Apply). If you’ve enjoyed reading our guide, make sure to share it around with your friends and families, and follow us for more tips and guides on travel, food, attractions and much more! 

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