Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Blue Mansion

The most photographed building in George Town is this magnificent 38-room, 220-window mansion, built in the 1880s and rescued from ruin in the 1990s. Its distinctive blue-hued exterior (once common in George Town) i…
Top Choice Gardens in Teluk Bahang

Tropical Spice Garden

This beautifully landscaped oasis of tropical flora, more than 500 species in all, unfurls across 500 fragrant acres. Armed with an audioguide, you can wander independently among lily ponds and terraced gardens, lea…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Cheah Kongsi

Looking splendid after a major restoration that ended in December 2015, 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 g…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Khoo Kongsi

This spectacular clanhouse is one of the most impressive in George Town. Gorgeous ceramic sculptures of immortals, carp, dragons, and carp becoming dragons dance across the roof ridges. The interior is dominated by …
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

The old saying about good things in small packages suits dainty Penang National Park. At 2300 hectares it's Malaysia's smallest national park, but you can fill a day with activities as diverse as jungle walks, fishi…
Top Choice Museum in George Town

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

This ostentatious, mint-green structure is among the most stunning restored residences in George Town. Every door, wall and archway is carved and often painted in gold leaf, and the grand rooms are furnished with ma…
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…
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. Half a dozen artist studios and a gallery host exhibitions (ranging from sculpture to pho…
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…