We are all aware that life in the city may get a little too stressful at times and a short getaway is always a welcomed blessing. If you’re looking for a place to de-stress then Teluk Bahang might be the place for you. Itching for a hike? Simply choose from one of the five trails Teluk Bahang Forest has to offer. Looking to spend some quality family time? Why not visit Escape theme park or try out the cooking class offered by the Tropical Spice Garden. The truth is, there’s a bunch of things to do in Teluk Bahang and there is surely something for everyone. Here are 10 stress-free things to do in Teluk Bahang this weekend.
10 Things to Do in Teluk Bahang Penang
1. Escape Theme Park
There is no age limit on fun at Escape theme park. Escape is complete with both an Adventure Park and Water Park, so there is surely something for all ages. Learn how to climb like a pro in Monkey Business, a challenging rope course designed to perfect your balancing skills. Discover the thrill of flying with fun activities such as flying lemur or kite flyer. Or why not challenge your friends to take the plunge down Mega Drop’s massive slide. Spending a day in Escape theme park is a great way to have some outdoor fun while being surrounded by greenery. In essence, Escape is a park like no other and is the perfect getaway to de-stress and reconnect with our younger side. Gather your friends and book your tickets right now.
Address: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Website: Escape theme park
2. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
There is no better way to get up close and personal with nature than with Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm. Discover and interact with a variety of insects while being surrounded in a lush green environment. There are a bunch of activities at Entopia that will surely instill knowledge in you about all things bugs and insects. Among their more popular activities is Vita Nova, meaning, new life as you will get to witness the first-flight of newly-emerged butterflies. Another interesting activity is Firefly Breeder, an activity designed to take a closer look at the secret lives of fireflies. Noteworthily, Entopia proudly maintains around 50 species of butterflies at any given time, so there is much to discover at Entopia.
Address: No.830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Teluk Bahang, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Website: Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
3. Taman Negara- Pantai Kerachut, Monkey Beach, Muka Head
Penang’s national park may be the smallest in the country but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty and things to see. There are a bunch of things to see and do at Penang National Park, the only requirements are an adventurous spirit and a desire to explore. Among them are Monkey Beach, Pantai Kerachut and Muka Head. You could opt to hire a boat to these places but we recommend trekking there as you will be experiencing much more that way. If you’ve never been to the top of a lighthouse before, visiting Muka Head Lighthouse is a must as you will get to experience a panoramic view of Penang. All in all, Monkey Beach and Pantai Kerachut offers a nice place to relax on golden-sand beaches for a picnic or a night-out camping.
Address: Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang, 11050 Pulau Pinang
4. Tropical Spice Garden
Tranquility is what comes to mind whenever we think of the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang. Here, one can enjoy a tour around the gardens while being introduced to the various plants and spices located there. There are two options available: an audio guide, where you will be carrying along an audio device introducing you to the plant/spices you’re passing, or a guided tour, in which you will be guided by an expert.
Some say the experience of walking through the gardens is comparable to a miniature rainforest, the only difference being the fragrances from all the spices that cling to the air. In addition to this, the Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School offers visitors a chance to test their cooking skills as you will get to learn about various local dishes. In fact, the cooking school is ranked as the number one of things to do in Teluk Bahang by Tripadvisor. So, be sure to check it out.
Address: Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tel: 04-881 1797
5. Air Terjun Taman Rimba
If you’re not much of a beach person, then maybe a waterfall would suit your swimming needs. Located in Teluk Bahang Eco-Forest Park, this waterfall draws large crowds who stop by to take a dip in its natural water. In addition, there are picnic and camping areas as well as hiking trails for adventurous ones.
Address: Lorong Rimba, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
6. Penang Batik Factory
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering about the craft of Batik and wanted to witness it in person then look no further. Penang Batik Factory includes both a tour around the factory and a shop where you will be able to purchase authentic Malaysian Batik clothing. Prices are on the more expensive side but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Aside from the shop, simply witnessing the artisans employ the methods to create the artwork will surely be worth your while. So, do drop by for a visit.
Address: 651 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Daily)
Tel: 04-885 1284
7. Tropical Fruit Farm
The Tropical Fruit Farm at Teluk Bahang is another place worthy of a mention in this list. This is a great place to increase your knowledge of fruits as you will be guided through the farm. Learn about the benefits of certain types of fruits from experts and sample honey and enzyme drinks. Aside from the tour, there is also the fruit shop with an array of exotic and local fruits for you to choose from.
Address: Batu 18, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tel: +60 12-497 1931
8. Chin Farm Waterfall
Another lesser known waterfall in the Teluk Bahang area is Chin Farm Waterfall. A hike is required in order to get there but it’s well worth the trip. Over the years, Chin Farm Waterfall has seen a decrease in water due to development in the Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah area. Nevertheless, Chin Farm Waterfall offers visitors a great location to spend time in solitude as it’s not frequented as much compared to the other waterfalls around Penang.
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9. Teluk Bahang Dam
Photo by: Azhar
Teluk Bahang Dam offers picturesque views and is an ideal location to stop by and enjoy the scenery. The dam is also a good spot to catch the sunset. So, if you happen to be driving by the area, be sure to grab a few shots before continuing on your journey.
Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang
10. Art & Garden by Fuan Wong
This list of things to do in Teluk Bahang would not be complete without a mention Art & Garden by Fuan Wong. Unleash the artist in you as you take in the sights of beautiful artwork and flora. A visit to the garden will surely leave you inspired by the combination of glass, ceramics, sculptures, plants, and landscaping. This garden is truly a hidden gem and should be on your list of things to do in Teluk Bahang.
Address: Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
Business Hours: 9.30 a.m. – 6.30 a.m.
Tel: 012-485 5074
So, there you have it 10 stress-free things to do in Teluk Bahang. We hope this list will encourage our readers to pay Teluk Bahang a visit as it’s truly a gem. There is much to explore and things to see in Teluk Bahang so do not hesitate to plan a trip there. Before you leave, check out our recent article on 10 Road-Trip Worthy Things to Do in Balik Pulau for more road-tripping goodness in Penang. As always, if you think we missed out on a couple of your favorite things to do in Teluk Bahang, be sure to drop a comment below. Safe adventures everyone!
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