Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Blue Mansion

Now one of Penang's most authentic heritage hotels, the magnificent 38-room, 220-window 'Blue Mansion' was built in the 1880s and rescued from ruin in the 1990s. It blends Eastern and Western designs with louvred wi…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Khoo Kongsi

This spectacular clanhouse is one of the most impressive in George Town. Guided tours begin at the stone carvings that dance across the entrance hall and pavilions, many of which symbolise or are meant to attract go…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Cheah Kongsi

Looking splendid after a recent major restoration, Cheah Kongsi is home to the oldest Straits Chinese clan association in Penang. The ornate front of the clanhouse can be seen clearly across a grassy lawn from Lebuh…
Top Choice Gardens in Teluk Bahang

Tropical Spice Garden

This beautifully landscaped oasis of tropical, fragrant fecundity offers trails past more than 500 species of flora, with an emphasis on edible herbs and spices. You can explore the grounds on your own, or join one …
Top Choice Gardens in Teluk Bahang

Art & Garden by Fuan Wong

Rising up a hillside on a part of the family’s durian orchard is this amazing conceptual garden where glass artist Fuan Wong marries his superb collection of weird and wonderful plants with his sculptures and instal…
Top Choice National Park in Teluk Bahang

Penang National Park

At just 2300 hectares, Penang National Park is the smallest in Malaysia; it’s also one of the newest, having attained national park status in 2003. It offers some interesting and challenging jungle trails, as well a…
Top Choice Museum in George Town

Pinang Peranakan Mansion & Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum

This ostentatious, mint-green structure is among the most stunning restored residences in George Town. A self-guided tour reveals that every door, wall and archway is carved and often painted in gold leaf; the grand…
Buddhist Temple in Air Itam & Penang Hill

Kek Lok Si Temple

Staggered on hillside terraces overlooking Air Itam, around 8km from the centre of George Town, Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple is a visual delight. Built between 1890 and 1905, Kek Lok Si is the cornerstone of t…
Nature Reserve in Air Itam & Penang Hill

The Habitat

Bordering one of Penang's two virgin rainforest reserves, the spine of this fantastic addition to the Penang Hill experience is a finely crafted 1.6km nature trail. Along it you can access suspended walkways (thrill…
Gallery in George Town

Hin Bus Depot Art Centre

The elegant remains of this former bus station have become a vibrant hub for George Town's burgeoning contemporary art scene, hosting exhibitions, events, a regular arts and crafts market every Sunday, and art-house…