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10 Things To Do With Your Family In Penang

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Greetings, fam bam! Are you a) planning for a trip to come to Penang or b) a Penangite looking for something new to do with your family? We got something for everybody with our 10 Things To Do With Your Family In Penang. It is never easy to plan for a family trip, especially if you have young children or you are planning for a big family trip! Hopefully, this list helps you with your planning! Enjoy, fam bam!

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10 Things To Do With Your Family In Penang

1. Go to Museums

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If you think that museums are boring, let us prove you wrong! In Penang, we have many fun and interactive museums, and they are mostly scattered in Georgetown itself. To name a few, there are Made in Penang Interactive Museum, Wonderfood Museum,Β  and Ghost Museum.

Made in Penang Interactive Museum (Facebook).

Made in Penang Interactive Museum is the first and largest 3D Museum located in the heart of Georgetown. One of their many murals includes Weld Quay back in the 19th Century. It is a great way to learn more about Penang’s culture and history while taking photographs of the whole family!

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

πŸ’» Facebook | πŸ“±Β 04 262 6119 |Β πŸ’° $$ |Β πŸš— Public parking

Wonderfood Museum (Facebook).

Wonderfood Museum showcases Penang’s local food in giant size! It’s so big! They have an enormous bowl of Laksa, a plate of colourful Rojak, a plate of Satay (by the way, you can hold a stick of Satay for photographs!), and many more! A good museum to visit, if you’re not hungry.

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

πŸ’» Facebook | πŸ“±04 251 9095 |Β πŸ’° $$ |Β πŸš— Public parking

Ghost Museum Penang

Ghost Museum is very interesting. We are not kidding! Filled with stories and mannequins, the aim of the museum is to educate people about ghosts in five different countries and cultures. Interesting? Yes. Scary? Yes. Don’t bring your children unless they are ready for it. Promise?

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰  Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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2. See Animals

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Penang doesn’t have a zoo but there a few places that can compensate a zoo experience. We don’t have an elephant or a giraffe, but we have a lot of monkeys, horses, and goats!

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See monkeys at Penang Botanical Gardens! They are on the ground, they are on the trees, they are everywhere! There are two kinds of species to see, have fun looking for them! By the way, remember not to feed them or go near them, they are a little fierce.

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

πŸ“±04 226 4401 |Β πŸ’° Free |Β πŸš— Public parking

There are more than 30 horses in Countryside Stables Penang. To name a few, there’s miniature horses, Shetland ponies, purebred Arabian horses, and Polo ponies. There are other animals living in the stables including deer! If you are planning to go, remember to call first!

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Saanen Dairy Goat Farm (Facebook).

Saanen Dairy Goat Farm is a great way to learn more about goats! Children will have the time of their lives feeding and patting the friendly animal. Apart from that, you can taste fresh goat milk and bring home some goat milk products. What a treat!

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰  Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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3. Visit Penang Hill

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Psst, are you looking for a free way to go to Penang Hill?

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If you are planning to unwind from the bustling city of Penang, it is time to head up to Penang Hill and treat yourself! There’s nothing better than a bird-eye view of the entire city. That’s not all, there are many other things you can do with your family, too!

The Habitat Penang Hill (Facebook).

We are used to seeing trees from the ground, it is about time to see trees from the top! Curtis Crest Treetop Walk offers a spectacular panorama view of the entire Penang Hill. It is a great place to take photographs and immerse yourself in nature.

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πŸ“ Google Map | Opens daily, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

πŸ’» Website |Β πŸ’° $$$


ReadΒ Penang Hill: new things to do, eat & hotel guideΒ to learn more!

4. Follow the Trails

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The Blue Mansion (Facebook).

You know what this is! This is a must thing to do if you are in Penang for the first time with your family. Follow Penang Heritage Trail or Penang Art Trail, you will not go wrong! Ideally, it is best to follow the trails in the evenings to prevent sunburn. Sunburn is not the best kind of souvenir! Speaking of souvenirs,Β 8 Must-buy Souvenirs in Penang Before You Leave!

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Personally, if there are children, they will probably enjoy the art trail a little bit more compared to the heritage trail. Why? There are cat murals located nearby Armenian Street. You can head down to Tourist Information Centre and check out the different routes and choose the one that suits you the best! Remember to ask for a map.

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

πŸ’» WebsiteΒ | πŸ“±04 263 1166 |Β πŸ’° Free |Β πŸš— Public parking

5. Go Bowling

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Pack your socks because it is time to be a little competitive! There’s going to be two teams (or more!) in your family, who’s going to win? The losing team will have to treat the winning team anything they wish to eat in Penang. Sounds like a wonderful treat, right? There are so many tricks to throw a bowling ball in order to get a strike! Are you ready to win?

Penang Bowl (Facebook).

Penang Bowl is one of the best bowling alleys in Penang. You’ll see a lot of old-timers bringing their very own bowling balls. Although they have sixteen lanes in total, it is best to call to ensure there’s a space for you and your family. If you are Penangite, there’s Weekly League Matches, too!

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.

πŸ’» WebsiteΒ | πŸ“± 04 263 4702 |Β πŸ’° $$ |Β πŸš— Private parking

Classic Bowl in Prangin Mall features newer lanes as compared to Penang Bowl. It is best to call to ensure that there’s a space for you! If that’s not possible, try to go earlier. The bowling alley features approximately twenty lanes.

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

πŸ’» FacebookΒ | πŸ“±Β 04 261 2764 |Β πŸ’° $ |Β πŸš— Shopping mall parking


6. Go Karaoke

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Are you ready to listen to Let It Go with surround sound? It’s time to sing some songs! Sing some oldies with your parents, perhaps My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Ah, reliving the Titanic era all over again. Or, you might like to test your rapping skills with a classic Linkin Park? *coughs* In The End!


Red Box is located in Gurney Plaza is a good place to sing your heart out after a meal in the shopping mall itself. With an up to date song choices and good sound, it is a safe bet to bring your family to. If you are feeling hungry, they do serve food too! All in one! Check out their websites for promo codes!

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m., Weekends, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

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Neway Karaoke Box is located in Queensbay Mall is another wonderful place to sing songs with your family. With a wide selection of choices, you will be singing for hours! Similar to Red Box, there are dinner buffets available. Do remember to check out their website for promotions!

πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

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7. Visit The Top Komtar

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The Top Komtar (Penang).

You’re probably thinking, what is there to do in one of the oldest buildings in Penang? Over the years, Komtar has been revamped and there so many activities for adults and children. You have to see it to believe it! Walk in mid-air with Gravityz, you’ll see tiny cars and people. A safer option would be Rainbow Skywalk, the floor is made out of glass! Jurassic Research Center is perfect for children to learn everything they need to know about dinosaurs.

Tech Dome Penang is an interactive way to learn about technology and science. There are games for kids and they will be amazed. There are many other things that a family can explore. You might just find a new hobby for the whole family here!

ReadΒ Top 10 Things To Do in The Top Komtar Penang to learn more about it!

πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, Weekdays, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Weekends, 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

πŸ’» WebsiteΒ | πŸ“±04 262 3800Β  |Β πŸ’° $$$ |Β πŸš— Shopping mall parking

8. Find Magic

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No worries, we’re not talking about real magic. We are talking about places in Penang that feels a little magical, almost out of a fairy tale. Like Roald Dahl (the greatest author of all time, we might add!) once said, “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places”.

The first magical place is Penang Secret Avatar Garden. During daylight, it seems like another ordinary place. At night, it comes alive with the most beautiful lights you will ever see. It is a good place to take photographs or pretend that you are in a magical storybook.

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πŸ“ Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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The last dreamy place is Bukit Katak. Over the years, it gained fame from its marvelous views of endless turquoise ponds. As it requires a little bit of hiking and the path may be a little bit dangerous for children, it is advisable to be prepared if you are bringing your children along!

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9. Go to the Beach

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What else are you going to do on an island? Fun under the sun, of course! Time to swim, build sand castles or even some water sports if you are keen! There are so many beautiful beaches in Penang to choose from! Are you looking for somewhere quiet or somewhere with a crowd? Somewhere shady or sunny? We have it all!

ReadΒ Top 10 Beaches in Penang To ChillΒ to know more about Penang’s beaches!

10. Taste Penang

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If there’s nothing about food, then it is not Penang. There are so many things to eat from wonderful creations from the booming cafe scene to classic hawker food like Hokkien Mee, Penang Laksa, Chee Cheong Fun, Rojak and many more! Click here to find out where to eat next!

We hope this list helps with your planning! What are you most excited about? We can’t wait for you to try these things out!

With love,

Your Fam Bam from Penang Foodie

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