Penang is a Malaysian state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Malacca Strait. It consists of two parts namely Penang Island, where the capital city, George Town is located and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. It has among the highest population densities in Malaysia and one of the most urbanized states in Malaysia. When visiting Penang tourist attractions, you need to bear in mind that there are multiple locations where you can do similar activities. This will help in the planning of your trip.
Free Ride with Rapid Penang CAT
The Rapid Penang CAT offers travelers a free way to travel around Penang. There are a few routes available around in the island and mainland. The free routes in the island are Air Itam and Balik Pulau whereas the free routes in the mainland are Bukit Maertajam and Nibong Tebal.
Take a Ferry Ride
Riding a ferry provides tourists with a free and fun way to view Penang tourist attractions from far away. This is a great way to end your Penang trip. However, keep in mind that this is only free for one way from the island to the mainland. The good news is that the return trip is not that expensive. For adults, it costs RM 1.20 while for children, the fee is RM 0.60. If you are traveling to the island by car or motorcycle, the cost is RM 7.70 and RM 2.00, respectively.
Visit The Market
Visiting the market is a great way to immerse yourself with the locals. In the morning, you can head down to a wet market and go bargain shopping and check out their fresh produce. Some of the wet markets you can visit include the Tanjung Bungah Market, Pulau Tikus Market, Air Itam, and Perak Road Market. They are open from early morning until noon. At night time, you can visit the Batu Feringghi Night Market. It stretches from one end to another end of Batu Feringghi.
Unwind in the Dams
There are two dams in Penang, Teluk Bahang Dam and air Itam Dam. With its surrounding trees, hills, and blue waters, these dams are excellent places to go jogging or strolling. They are also excellent if you want to unwind from the city.
Visit the Parks
Similarly, there are many parks around Penang. The Youth Park offers exercises machines, a skating rink, swimming pool, stadium, and field. The Botanical Garden offers an opportunity to learn about trees and plants. The beauty of the garden has been the backdrop of many wedding pictures. The Penang National Park offers a perfect blend of nature with sea, sun, hills, and trees. There are hiking trails for the adventurous tourists.
Take a Hike
There are also many hiking trails in Penang. If you have the determination and strength to do so, you can try and conquer Penang Hill. The best and easiest way to the hill is via the tar road next to the Botanical Gardens. In Penang National Park, there are several hiking trails available like Monkey Beach, Pantai Kerachut, and Muka Head. Just do not forger to carry some mosquito repellent.