Penang tourism is the most attractions Malaysia tourism industry. Tourist who comes to Penang will attract its beautiful coasts and delightful cuisines. Feringgi Beach stills the choice of local or tourist from other countries to spend their holidays, but do not forget the famous and beautiful Penang Bridge the main entrance to Penang Island and Penang ferry that still popular until this day.
Feringgi Beach, Penang Courtesy by Tourism Malaysia Office Kuala Lumpur
Penang host many big events every year. Among the biggest one is the Penang Bridge Run which is the largest participation sports in Penang and the most Penang Tourist attractions event in Penang. The sport gathered more than 19,000 runner from 56 different countries included in the nation to race on the Penang Bridge.
Penang Bridge Courtesy Tourism Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Penang Bridge is 13.5km long, the one of the world's longest bridges in Asia. About more than 130,000 vehicles ply across the Penang Bridge daily since it open Sept 1985. The Penang Bridge is closed to traffic once a year for Penang Bridge Run.
Definitely the run is for fitness, to improve on a personal best performance or to compete against others for a prize or just for pleasure. This is the greatest sports event in Malaysia for you to participate.
Chowrasta Bazaar, Penang - Courtesy by Tourism Malaysoa Office, Kuala Lumpur
The landmark of Penang tourism attractions is Penang National Park. Penang National Park is among attracted Malaysia National Park. Located at the end of the famous Batu Feringgi Road and past the fishing village of Teluk Bahang at Penang’s northern tip, the park offers some excellent trails through natural country side. To reach the park, visitor can opt for a 30 minute boat ride from Teluk Bahang village or take a jungle trek of about 90 minutes from Teluk Bahang.
Attractions at the Park include Teluk Duyung a broad bay, protected by the Cape of Muka Head and Pantai Kerachut. Teluk Duyung is a popular beach front also known as Monkey Beach for the large numbers of monkeys found here. There is an old burial ground of Achehnese origin to be found in the area.
Other popular Penang tourism attraction is Pantai Keracut. It is a white-sand beach popular as a picnic and camping site. It is also a site where the green turtles come to nest from April to August while the Olive Ridley turtles come in between September and February.
The area contains a meromictic lake about one square kilometre in size, where fresh water from the island’s streams met sea water. During dry seasons and low tide, the lake is a mudflat and when the tides rise, seawater gradually enters to fill the lake slowly. The fresh water remains on top of the denser seawater. Certain fish, birds and reptilian have adapted to living within this unusual environment. Below is Penang Tourism Map for your easy travel.
For more information, please contact the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Penang at Tel: 604-8813530/8812016/2613039. Alternatively, you may also contact Penang Tourist Information Centre Tel: +6042643494/2634941. Other spot of Penang tourism attraction such as Penang Botanical Garden, Penang Bird Park, Penang Bridge Run
Travel to Penang will also take you to the wonder Penang Botanical Garden. It is about a quarter of a mile from Penang Hill and about 8km from town. The century-old well laid out Penang Botanical Gardens taking up some 30 hectares.
This picturesque garden has plenty of lush green tropical rainforest plants and some colourful examples of Penang’s native flora. The sound of waterfalls gushing down from the hills and the chatter of monkeys in the background enhance the nature experience.
Visiting Hours and Admission:
Open from 5.00 am to 8.00 pm every day of the year. Admission is free.
There are also 5-acres bird park at Penang located at Bandar Seberang Jaya. This Penang Bird Park built with a garden concept and about just a five minute drive from the Penang Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Asia.
The Penang Bird Park was let to public on 8th August 1988. This is the first bird park build in Malaysia with many beautiful natural environments for you to watch along huge 'walk-in' aviaries and geodesic domes. It places more than one hundred cages in various sizes which houses more than 300 different species of colourful birds from Malaysia and other parts of the world.
The various birds you can see at this park such as herons, pelicans, swans, storks, and other playful waterfowls of which roam freely on and around the two natural ponds and the cascading waterfalls.
Other birds such as the macaws, parrots, pheasants, hornbills, birds-of-prey, finches, sunbirds, soft-bills, kingfishers and many others, formed part of the vast varieties of birds being kept at the park for exhibition and breeding purposes. Penang Bird Park is well-praised for its excellent collection of more than 150 Malaysian bird species.
Related Page: Penang National Park
Daily Bird Shows: 11.30am and 3.30pm Followed by a Photography Session after each show.
Visiting Hours: Open Daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm. Last entry is at 6.30 pm.
Admission Fees: for adults is RM 20.00, for children (under 12 years) is RM 10.00.
Camera: You can take your camera with you. They will charge you only RM 1.00 per unit.
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