The Malaysian state of Penang offers plenty of captivating adventures be it sightseeing or shopping for the whole family. Here are some of the highlights you can look forward to.
Explore the Penang National Park
Nature lovers have much to explore at this nature sanctuary, home to pristine forests, wetlands and beaches. Easy to reach from a centrally located Penang hotel, the park is where you can see hawksbill turtles, macaques and otters, while activities like fishing, canoeing and camping can be enjoyed too.
Shop at the Batu Ferringhi Night Market
A popular place for bargain shopping in Penang, the Batu Ferringhi Night Market offers an eclectic array of items be it clothing, handicrafts, art, souvenirs or electronics. Only around a two-minute walk from PARKROYAL Penang Resort, the market is a great place to sample street food as well.
Wander Around George Town
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, George Town features a wealth of historical structures and sacred sites. Highlights include the Wat Chayamangkalaram, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Fort Cornwallis and the Goddess of Mercy Temple. Adding to its charm is the fascinating street art that adorns certain sections of the city.
Visit Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
A family favourite, this popular butterfly farm has two diverse sections to explore; Natureland is home to around 15,000 butterflies in a natural setting that features caves and waterfalls, while Cocoon is an indoor discovery centre that offers hands-on and interactive learning experiences.