Masjid Lama Tanjung Huma is a small Malay mosque in Batu Ferringhi. The Mosque which started as a "Surau" (Prayer Hall), serves the Muslim community of Kampung Tanjung Huma, a Malay fishing village that used to be located in the area where Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort is located today. The mosque itself is located in front of Golden Sands Resort at the junction of Jalan Sungai Emas. ...more
Batu Feringghi, Penang
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Jalan Batu Ferringhi Tanjung Bungah 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Penang is a beautiful destination in Malaysia that continues to attract tourists from all over the world. This beautiful gem will satisfy you with its rich culture and history as well as the many Muslim-friendly services it offers. There are historical places, epic views, a myriad of shopping spots, and even famous Halal food spots that will leave you coming back for me. As Malaysia eases travel restrictions, you can expect to travel to Penang really soon! We highly recommend Penang as your next destination as there are just so many things that you can do and explore here. Here are the 12 best things to do in Penang once it is safe to travel! via GIPHY Also Read: Here Are 10 Best Family Road Trips In Malaysia 1. Visit the Ancient Fort Cornwallis Image Credit: Fort Cornwallis by George Town World Heritage Incorporated History should not be forgotten and visiting old ancient ruins and historical sites can be a good way to learn and remember the past. Take a trip to the largest standing Fort Cornwallis in Penang that will bring you back in time. The Fort Cornwallis was built in 1786 as a defensive structure against pirates. Located in Georgetown Area, it is reachable via bus, taxi, or any other public transportation provided in Penang. You can visit around 9 am to 6.30 pm. There are so many things to do in Fort Cornwallis! You can request a fort tour with the guide, take photos of the unique interior of Fort Cornwallis, taking photos with a Bronze statue of Captain Francis Light at the main entrance, exploring prison cells, storage areas and barracks. Make sure not to leave the fort if you haven't taken enough photos of the numerous bronze cannons available! Bring a camera or smartphone to capture wonderful memories here. 2. Famous Local Halal Cuisine Spots in Penang Image Credit: RestoranDeen on Facebook Here is a list of mouthwatering local halal food spots that you can enjoy in Penang. Meal for Breakfast: For breakfast, we recommend you to get the famous local delicacy, Roti Canai at Roti Canai Transfer Road. With the special curry poured over the roti canai, you are sure to enjoy this local delight. Order some Teh Tarik too which is the best companion for this dish. Lunch to Recharge: After walking around the beautiful Penang, you may find yourself hungry and feel the need to recharge with a filling lunch. Restaurant Nasi Kandar Deen in Jelutong should be placed at the top of your list! This restaurant is regarded as one of the best restaurants serving Nasi Kandar in Penang. Nasi Kandar is a popular northern Malaysian dish that originated in Penang. You can choose from a wide variety of dishes freshly cooked in the restaurant. Dinner to call it a day: For dinner, you can step into Restaurant Kapitan which is famous for having the best tandoori chicken in Penang! The tandoori chicken could be served with a fresh piece of naan or clay pot biryani. Beware! This savory meal might leave you wanting for more, and you might end up ordering a second serving. 3. Street Art at Georgetown for Instagram Feed Image Credit: Steve Douglas on Unsplash Want to make your Instagram feed more lively and aesthetically-pleasing? If you are walking through the Mural Street of Penang, there are plenty of cute paintings on the wall and buildings that feature the antics and innocent kids at Georgetown! Those paintings were the masterpiece of an artist who came from Lithuania named Ernest Zacharevic which had existed since 2012. This tourist hotspot has an abundance of high-quality spots to have your photos taken. If you are keen to visit the street art at Georgetown, you can walk along the following streets: Penang Street, Muntri Street, Weld Quay, and many more! This should definitely be at the top of your list! 4. Visit Mosques in Penang Image Credit: Siti Rahmanah Mat Daud on Unsplash As one of the Muslim-majority countries in the world, visiting mosques could easily be included in your itinerary. You could go mosque-hopping in Penang since the city is made up of many beautiful and remarkable mosques. I recommend visiting two mosques that I feel are the two most outstanding mosques in Penang. Firstly, you could visit Masjid Negeri which was built in 1980 and designed by the Filipino architect, Efren Brindez Paz. It is the largest Mosque in Penang that is able to accommodate up to 5,000 visitors. You could also visit the Penang Floating Mosque. This is one of the popular mosques in Penang. It’s called “Floating Mosque” as it appears to be floating, anchored by concrete pillars over the sea. Mosque-hopping is definitely one of the best things that you could do in Penang! Also Read: 5 Mosques to Visit in Penang 5. Escape Theme Park Penang Image Credit: Escape For those of you craving for some adventure, this tourist spot will boost your adrenaline. Bring your most loved one to experience an adventure at Escape Theme Park. I believe your friends or family will love this theme park, especially kids! Escape Theme Park Penang includes Adventure Play, Water Play, and Gravity Play. The best thing is, it is awarded as the No.1 Theme Park in Malaysia! Good news for you guys, there’s no age limit for all rides and games! 6. Back to Nature at Tropical Spice Garden Image Credit: Tropical Spice Garden on Facebook Tropical Spice Garden offers you the chance to get closer to nature! This garden divided into three areas; the Spice Trail for the spice plants, the Ornamental Trail which includes a variety of exotic plants, and the last but not least, which is the Jungle Trail where you can see the various ferns, palms, and also different kinds of wild orchid here. You can either go around the area on your own or with a tour guide. For more information, visit their website here. 7. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple Image Credit: Geraldine Ng on Unsplash Explore the unique Buddhist heritage in this city, only at Kek Lok Si Temple, which is the largest Buddhist Temple in Penang. The temple offers a unique heritage where Mahayana Buddhism and traditional Chinese rituals come together to blend into a harmonious whole, as seen through its temple architecture and daily activities of worshippers. This temple is definitely a must-visit as you get to appreciate and learn more about the rich culture and heritage that Penang offers. 8. Trishaw Ride Around Georgetown Image Credit: Yaopey Yong on Unsplash Getting around in a trishaw is a brilliant idea! The trishaw is a 70-year traditional public transportation in Penang. These rides are easy to find around Georgetown city. The trishaw drivers decorate their trishaw with flowers, in order to attract tourists. In addition, they also put an umbrella on the trishaw to protect passengers from the sun as the weather can get really hot in Penang. A trishaw can carry up to two persons and the driver can bring you around to some spots in Georgetown area such as Fort Cornwallis, Clan Jetty, or the Kloo Clan Association. Feel the breeze of Penang and get the experience of a lifetime by taking a ride on the trishaw! 9. Penang Peranakan Mansion Image Credit: Penang Peranakan Mansion on Facebook The Penang Peranakan Mansion introduces tourists to the culture and heritage of the Peranakans in Penang. Visiting this mansion is a good opportunity to learn about the lifestyle of the Peranakans during the colonial period in Southeast Asia. This historical spot is impressive with unique interiors and furniture that allows you to catch a glimpse of the past. Visit the website for more information here. Also Read: Word Of Mouth - Penang Locals Tips 10. Entopia Butterfly Farm Image Credit: Entopia Butterfly Farm on Facebook Entopia Butterfly Farm is a natural learning center that would totally fit into your itinerary with your family, as you will be get to explore and learn about butterflies and their habitat. Everyone can enjoy a visit to this farm which is divided into two main areas, The Natureland and The Cocoon. The Natureland is the largest butterfly park in Malaysia, with 15,000 free-flying butterflies at any time while The Cocoon is a center of exploration for visitors to get involved in enjoyable learning activities. Don't miss out the chance to visit the Entopia Butterfly Farm with your family and friends! 11. Enjoying Batu Ferringhi Beach Image Credit: Kelvin Yup on Unsplash Another most visited destination in Penang is Batu Ferringhi Beach. This beach provides a serene and relaxing atmosphere. You can walk along the white sand beaches which stretches along the coast and the incredibly blue seawater. There are many other activities that you could experience at this beach too! You can try some of their water sport activities like banana boat, parasailing, jet ski and many more. Or simply take a dip into the clean seawater with your loved ones! 12. Window Shopping at Batu Ferringhi Night Market Image Credit: Batu Ferringhi Night Market on TimeOut Your trip is never complete if you don't bring back some souvenirs as memories of the wonderful time you have spent in Penang! You can find some affordable and locally hand-made goods like bags, cheap decorations, accessories of Penang, and even bargain to get these goods at a lower price. After buying some souvenirs, you can also spend some time snacking at the food stalls to enjoy some Thai-Malay cuisine. Be sure not to miss this night market which should definitely be included as in your list of some of the best things that you could in Penang! Make sure you have jotted down all of the above 12 best things to do in Penang! 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At a glance, Penang may seem like a peaceful little island located off the West coast of Malaysia, but as we take you through this Penang shopping guide, you will find that shopping in Penang is one of the most exciting activities you can look forward to while on holiday. From night markets to antique shops, you will find almost everything you can dream of buying. Here we will help you find where and what to shop and buy to help you enjoy the best shopping experience you could ever imagine. 1. Queensbay Mall Picture Credit: Queensbay Mall, Malaysia First on the list of our Penang shopping guide is the Queensbay Mall, which is the largest shopping mall in Penang. This would be an ideal place to start your shopping in Penang because it is located very close by to the International Airport in Bayan Lepas. The mall also makes a great place to finish up your Penang shopping before returning home. Covering over 2.5 million square feet, this five-story mall comprises over 500 stores and even features international brands like Liz Claiborne, Quiksilver, British India, Gap, Elle and so many more. There is also an ample amount of entertainment as the mall has its own leisure zone with a theatre, gaming arcade and karaoke center. 2. Komtar The Komtar is one of the prized landmarks of Penang. Its name, which is an acronym for Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, was coined after Malaysia’s second prime minister. Due to its iconic appearance and an amazing range of stores and boutiques, this is one of the best Penang shopping places you should definitely visit. Another highlight of the 65-story complex is the viewing deck located on the 58th floor that offers the best of this beautiful island. 3. Gurney Plaza Picture Credit: Gurney Plaza Facebook Due to the picturesque scenery created by the waterfront location, the Gurney Plaza has become one of the most popular locations for shopping in Penang. From branded stores to a cold storage supermarket, you will be able to almost any type of product under one roof. Also, it is a highly recommended location in our Penang shopping guide as one of the best lifestyle malls featuring a 12-screen Golden Screen Cinemas and an amazing dining area with over 60 restaurants where you can enjoy some delicious Halal food overlooking the amazing view. 4. Batu Ferringhi Night Market The Batu Ferringhi Night Market extended close to a kilometer and features over 100 stalls selling all sorts of goodies and knickknacks. This is featured as part of our shopper's guide cheap shopping in Penang and is definitely one of the places not to be missed if you are in the vicinity. The entire place looks like a gigantic Penang souvenir shop where you can find anything handicrafts to unique accessories that are great to take back home for friends and family. 5. Lorong Kulit Flea Market Picture Credit: Lorong Kulit Flea Market Facebook Your tour of shopping in Penang would not be complete without visiting one of the most popular flea markets in the area, the Lorong Kulit Flea Market. This market comes alive on weekends between 6 am to 1 pm and is one of the most colorful outdoor experiences best enjoyed on a bright and sunny day. Visitors will find many items like second-hand books, vinyl records, vintage collectibles and many more, making this a great place to put your bargaining skills to good use....
So you have decided to holiday in the popular tourist site, Penang, Malaysia. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, lively streets and other amazing attractions, it comes to no surprise that there are so many must do things in Penang. But to give you a break from the more ‘touristy’ aspects of Penang, we have put together a guide on what to do in Penang based on travel tips from locals. Check out some of these great recommendations to help you enjoy wonderful Penang like a local. Credits - giphy.com 1) Explore the hidden spice garden Picture Credit - www.capturingpenang.com You might not find the Tropical Spice Garden of Penang often featured on tour guides in Malaysia, but visiting this site is one of the must do things in Penang. The rainforest area is often quite hard to access, but you could find the Secret Spice Garden that features most of the tropical plants a great place to visit instead. You can opt for a self-guided tour or get a guided tour of the forest area. You can even enjoy a cookery class or night walk but make sure to book them in advance. 2) Spend time around the ruins from World War II Picture Credit - www.penang-traveltips.com If you up for some exploring, you might want to head down to Tanjong Tokong to witness some relics from World War II. Although it is not a popular tourist attraction, the eerie remnants of the coastal defenses set up during the time serve as a great way to understand the historical occurrences that took place during this time. 3) Eat like a local Picture Credit - www.crispoflife.blogspot.com If you want to enjoy wonderful Penang you should not miss out on the street food of Penang. This way you will be able to enjoy a cultural blast with many amazing culinary options belonging to various cuisines like Chinese, Malay, and Indian. You might want to look out for Muslim owned street food outlets so that you can make sure you are enjoying Halal food in Penang. Some of the top hawker centers among locals include Joo Hooi Café or the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. 4) Spend time at Balik Pulau Balik Pulau could be called the secret back garden of Penang and is one of the best places to visit to enjoy a host of fun things to do in Penang. The site is quite popular for its somewhat stinky yet famed local fruit, Durian. In addition, you can enjoy a relaxing sightseeing experience of traditional Malay settlements along the beach, visit the countryside horse stable, take a tour of a nutmeg facility and even visit the Hakka Village and enjoy some mouthwatering Hakka dishes. 5) Shop at night markets A famous spot among locals is the Chulia Street Night Market. Watch the entire Chulia Street come alive at night treating you to a whole new experience. Sizzling street food is the highlight but you could also look around for authentic souvenirs and handicrafts at bargain prices to take back home with you. 6) Enjoy the sunset and sunrise at Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi is one of the most beautiful beaches frequently visited by locals and foreigners alike. You could feast your eyes on the sunset and sunrise open the glistening blue waters or even enjoy some fun filled water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, banana boating, or simply toss a Frisbee around to have a great time while you are there. 7) Learn the art of batik printing If you are looking for some unique things to do in Malaysia, you should not miss out on a visit to the Penang Batik Factory. Established way back in 1973, you can learn much about the various techniques used to create these beautiful works of art. You could even buy some supplies to take back with you and try your hand at Batik Art yourself. Looking forward to planning your trip to Malaysia now? Take a look at the Penang City Package to help you explore all the must do things in Penang taking into account some helpful travel tips from locals from locals as well. ...