Penang might be small but it is rich in culture and diversity. There are a lot of hidden gems you could discover in the nook and cranny of Penang island. Yet often times people are too focused on the hustle and bustle. Even tourists sometimes think Penang is no fun and boring, because they’re stuck in the same old recommendation. As Penang Foodie, our job is to promote our island. So here we are with Top 5 Things to Do in Penang This Week, hope this would help.
Top 5 Things to Do in Penang This Week:
As a kid, we’re no strangers to the capsule machines placed in front of the mini market. The joy of finding out what toy lies in the ball is indescribable. To relive your childhood, there’s a huge capsule machine awaiting you in Megamall Penang. So how tall is it? 20-feet tall (similar to a 2-storey building) my friend. Containing up to 50,000 giant capsule balls everyone gets a piece of the RM500,000 worth of prizes. You could stand a chance to walk away with Playstation 4, Huawei P20 mobile phones, bicycles or even a Perodua Axia, the grand price! Head over to Megamall now as the capsule machine will only be available one month or until all capsules run out. This could be one of the hottest things to do in Penang now.
Address: 2828, Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
Watch our video about this event:
Ever wonder what is the spiral bridge thing that you see when you drive by Queensbay? That’s Harapan Bridge (Bridge of Hope), a new bridge built for bicycles and humans ONLY. This is a new biking venue with sweeping ocean views. Also, Harapan Bridge is the only bridge in the country that was specially designed in the form of a circle. Built at a cost of RM8.9 million, it is to overcome the limited space restrictions for both cyclists and pedestrians to cross the highway (how thoughtful?). The bridge is getting more and more popular now we just have to include in our Things to Do in Penang.
GPS: 5.3281, 100.30627
#3 Ramadan Bazaar (17 May-14 June 2018)
Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world. They practice fasting during that month, abstaining from food and drink between dawn and sunset. Usually this time around Ramadan Bazaar are set up everywhere across the country, even for some other Muslim countries. With wide array of halal food to feast, it’s a pleasure to your eyes and tummy. Some popular dishes are kuih-muih, nasi kerabu, ayam golek, ayam percik and more. Ramadan Bazaar is open to public regardless or skin tones. We went to one of the bazaars and boy, we were pleased with good food and people.
Full address is listed here.
Operating Hour: Usually 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Daily during Ramadan)
Still not over food festivals and expo and tummy craving for more? Prepare yourself to get food coma again with Taste Fully. Not just a Penang event, Taste Fully has been held across West Malaysia. This mega event features endless mouth-watering food, discounts, bargains and deals. You’ll never walk out with empty hands. Worried about your weight and calories? Well let these three days be your Cheat Days. Let the food adventure continue. Be sure to check out Taste Fully at Spice Arena. This event should be in your “Things to do in Penang” list, after all Penang is all about food isn’t it?
Address: 108C, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
#5 Arte S
Many of you would think “why is it that a building/residency is included in things to do in Penang?” Well let me tell you, they have tonnes of surprises and firsts in Arte S. The geometric shape of the building allows every angle of each floor to be different. In Arte S, there’s three layers of infinity pool. Posh and contemporary lounge for guests to gather and take unlimited photos. The highlight, the world’s first hanging Jacuzzi that overlooks the city. We suggest you to stay a night in this iconic building, not because it’s so posh, the prices are affordable as well.
Address: 3, Jalan Bukit Gambir, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang.
Watch our video about Arte S Homestay in Penang:
Read also: Top 10 Best Airbnb in Penang
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