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10 New Points of Interest in Penang You Need to Know

Sick and tired of all the same places recommended by different webpage? Had too much good food following our guide and need a break? Fret not because in today’s post, we’re dedicating it back to Penang, our homeland. To be honest, Penang is such a small island there’s a limit to what it can contain, nevertheless the culture and history remains. So, we’re introducing you some of the new points of interest in Penang, so get your notes ready.


10 New Points of Interest in Penang:


1. Attractions:

#1 The GravityZ

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Known to be the highest Ropes Course Challenge in the world, GravityZ is located at 65th floor of The Top Komtar. If you think it’s not challenging at all, please reconsider because it’s 239m above the ground, OPEN AIR. There are six obstacles that you need to break through, each challenges your mental again and again. Once you start, there’s no going back, look below you and you’ll see how tiny the cars and humans are. We bet your legs will shake a bit, it’s simply one of the best new points of interest in Penang.

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Address: Level 65 @ The Top, Menara Komtar at Georgetown, Penang Island.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)


#2 Penang 3D Chocolate Museum


Ever wondered how chocolates were made? Step into 3D Chocolate Museum, and it will bring you back to the past. In here, they’ll tour you around to know the step-by-step procedure of chocolate making, with prototypes display of old machines. Be enlightened with the facts and information of chocolates shown on walls, some might wow you. Step into the upper deck and be amazed because you’ll ‘glow.’ After the tour, you could head back down to get some souvenir shopping and sip a cup of hot chocolate.

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Address: 30, Lebuh Light, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Daily)



#3 Asia Camera Museum

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Opened by a group of camera enthusiasts, you can tell that the museum is a labor of love. They’re devoted to preserve historical cameras and telling the story of the development of camera technologies. Unlike similar museums elsewhere, you get the opportunity to handle the vintage cameras. Just be careful not to break it okay? Most, if not all, of the cameras there are in working condition. This is one of the new points of interest in Penang that’s definitely worth a visit.



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Address: 71 (1st Floor), Lebuh Armenian, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)


#4 The Habitat @ Penang Hill

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The Habitat features a 1.6km long Habitat Nature Trail, Canopy Walk, Tree Top Walk and more. A few minutes walk from the Top Station of Penang Hill Funicular Railway marks your starting point, and as you walk through the untouched rain forest, discover the beauty and power of nature. The easiest way to get to the top and start your adventure is by tram, again one of the attractions in Penang Hill, or, if you want some challenges, hike up the Penang Hill ! This new points of interest in Penang is a step closer to the mother nature.

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Address: Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Daily)


#5 Glass Museum Penang


Glass Museum might not be one of the new points of interest in Penang, in fact it is established back in 2002. Nevertheless, we thought Glass Museum has not been given enough love so we decided to put it in the new points of interest in Penang list. The museum creates fascinating designs that are visually harmonious and expression of the personalities of the occupants. Each design is true reflection of people lifestyle and is available for sale. Glass Museum Penang holds the Malaysia Book of Records as the first glass museum in Malaysia.

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Address: 6, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed on Sunday)


#6 Tech Dome Penang

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Another gem nestled within Komtar Penang, Tech Dome interactive science & tech exhibits. So if you want to know more about physics and technologies, check this out. This place is family-friendly and offers adults and children to spend some interesting time. There are mini games sections for kids to enjoy so as the adults. The main highlight would be the free fall, where you could experience a zero-gravity fall. The staffs are very informative and friendly as well.

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Address: KOMTAR Geodesic Dome, Jalan Penang, 10000 Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)


#7 Penang House of Music

Penang House of Music

Music enthusiasts this would be a heavenly place for you. Penang House of Music presents a strong and credible musical history from which the older generations can enjoy a glimpse of the past. The young generation can also draw inspiration and be enlightened with the local culture. Immerse yourself into the world of stories, sight and sound as you walk into the hall. There are also live performances every odd so do check this place out. This is one of the new points of interest in Penang that actually portrays our roots.




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Address: L4 -02 Level 4 KOMTAR, Jalan Penang, 10000, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Daily)



#1 iPong

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Malaysia’s first ever electronic pong concept, losers have to pay the bills! The rules are simple, simply challenge an opponent, introduce yourself, have fun and feel the game. If you win, congratulation; if not, we feel sorry for your wallet. You’ll have to pay for the winner’s drinks. What’s more fun than having some sports and excitement while taking a drink or two? The ambiance is so lively and crowded so be sure to hit up early for some spots.

iPong Penang


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Address: 201, 203, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Daily)

Related: iPong Penang: Where Winners Drink Free

#2 Won’t Go Home Tonight

Inspired by the 1960s, Won’t Go Home Tonight is one of the new point of interest in Penang for you to chill and drink. The interiors are heavily decorated with posters of 1960s Chinese women where they’re put on with heavy makeup and body-hugging cheongsam, flattering and sexy. They have smoking and non-smoking areas, soft and relaxing music and props for you to take endless photos. Be sure to check them out because even they’re new, Won’t Go Home Tonight is always full house.


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Address: 32,Jalan Servis, Penang.
Operating Hour: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. (Daily)


#3 The Pokok- All Day Bar

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Another new bar located at Chulia Street, Pokok stands for tree, and it’s literally located under a big tree. Pokok is unpretentious, with simple set up of chairs, counter, tables and lots of neon lights. You can sit comfortably anywhere as they’re spacious. They have a few different sections, outdoor, rooftop, and private room (pink neon room!). Pokok offers a wide selection of drinks, ranging from alcoholic to non-alcoholic. Invite your friends to Pokok, sit back and relax now.

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Address: Lot 227 Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-3 a.m. (Daily)


Curating a list is no easy especially when it comes to new findings, but anything for you foodies that are constantly hungry for new guides. If you have any new points of interest in Penang to suggest, feel free to list in the comment section. You could also share with us your experience in these listed places. Anyways, don’t forget to follow Penang Foodie for more guides and updates and share them to your friends. Cheers and have a great day ahead !


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