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Climb Penang Hill

Penang Hill is one of the most popular attractions in Penang. Its height is 833 meters. You can climb it in 12 minutes using the funicular. It is open at 30-minute intervals from 6:30 to 18:00 from Monday to Sunday. You can also make the ascent on foot in 2 hours. You can look at monkeys, butterflies, and birds, and enjoy the magnificent view of the island from one of the viewing platforms once you get to the top. You can also take a walk through the rainforest along the many paved paths and hiking trails, ride a buggy, visit the owl museum, and the Hindu temple.
A major part of spots of tourist attraction on Penang island is concentrated on the territory of the capital of the island George town. However tourists should not limit the exploration of … Open

Travel through a Small National Park

You may be interested in traveling through the smallest National Park in Malaysia. A variety of trees and orchids of different types grow there. Eagles, macaques, spectacled finches, and flying squirrels live in the park. It is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily. You can get here by bus № 101 and № 102.
You will have the opportunity to walk around the park by choosing one of the 2 main routes. They end on sandy beaches. You can take a boat and go for a walk along the coast there. Each of them starts on a concrete path. It leads to a rope bridge located at an altitude of 15 meters. Then the road splits into 2 trails. If you follow the one on the right, you can walk to Monkey Beach. You will overcome several small ascents. If you follow the left-hand path, you will come to Turtle Beach. This route is more complex. Copyright
Apart from typical for all resorts attractions and entertaining facilities the island of Penang offers its gusts a vast choice of unique ways to spend time. Astonishing scenic nature areas, … Open

Komtar Tower Observation Deck

The Komtar Tower is the tallest building on the island. It was built in the central part of the city of Georgetown. The tower has a height of 232 meters. There are offices of various firms, a shopping center, science, and music and comedy museums there. There is a bus station on the 1st floor. It has the same name. You can go from here to other attractions in Penang. The observation deck is equipped on the top floor. It is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm. You can enjoy the amazing panorama of Georgetown from here. It is especially beautiful at sunset.
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Tour of the Snake Temple and Farm

The temple in honor of a Buddhist monk named Chó͘-su-kong was built in Penang in 1850. He has done many good things in his life. According to the legend, the snakes crawled here themselves. You will have the opportunity to see them during a tour of the temple. You can also visit the snake farm. It is located nearby. It belongs to a professional herpetologist. The farm is open to tourists from 9 am to 5:30 pm. You can touch the venomous snakes and hold them in your hands while walking next to them.
1. Tourists are advised to avoid visiting the island in the period from September to November as the weather on the island is rather rainy and the chance of hurricanes is rather high in this … Open

Visit Amusement Parks

There are 2 amusement parks on the island. The first one is called Genting Highlands. It consists of 2 parts. Modern computer games, boat trips on the lake, and horse riding training are waiting for you in the closed part of the park. There is also a Sky Venture attraction here. It provides a feeling of weightlessness. If you get to the open part of Genting Highlands, you can ride a roller coaster and enjoy the city from the height of the carousel. It is located next to a man-made lake.
UNESCO Heritage Trail ESCAPE is the second amusement park on the island. It is a 60-minute drive from the center of Georgetown. The park is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday. A water park and rope park are available on site. You will be able to jump on trampolines with a bungee or float on an inflatable chamber there. You will also be able to descend in flight from several towers. They have different heights.
Penang is a great resort for active rest, noisy discos and nightclubs. The northern part of the island is the most attractive for tourists as here you will find most popular restaurants, … Open

Spend Time on the Beach of Batu Ferringhi

Beach holidays are not well developed in Penang. But you will have the opportunity to get to Batu Ferringhi beach by bus number 101. It is the most famous on the island. The bus departs from the Komtar Central terminal. If you come here, you will be able to select the appropriate active distraction. This can be a walk along the coast of the Andaman Sea on a horse or parasailing at an altitude of 30 meters.
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Notable celebrations and festivals in Malaysia

Eid al-Fitr is the most significant event for Muslims. It marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. The word "Hari Raya" means the day of celebration in Malay. This holiday is known as Hari Raya the Poisson or Hari Raya Aidilfitri. It is defined by the fact that the new moon is celebrated on the eve of a new month in the Muslim calendar. Muslim families gather together to honor the saints and pay tribute to their ancestors. Alcoholic beverages are not sold in most catering establishments. But this does not apply to tourist places and hotels where foreigners stay. … Open
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