Let’s face it, if you somehow find yourself in Bukit Mertajam then you’re not here for the nightlife. Instead, you’re most likely in town with your family, visiting a friend or just simply looking to relax and de-stress. If you’re in search of things to do in Bukit Mertajam then we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 family-friendly things to do in Bukit Mertajam, solo, with a friend or with your family.
5 Things to do in Bukit Mertajam
1. Eat, Eat, and Eat
Yes, it’s everyone’s favorite thing to do. Delicious street food is in abundance in Bukit Mertajam. From the famous duck egg char koay teow and yam rice at Sentosa to delicious teatime snacks such as Rojak Orang Hitam Putih and Kulim’s Best Cendol, there is always something for everyone, everywhere, any time. Every day is a cheat day in Bukit Mertajam. So, stop counting calories, you’re here to enjoy yourself.
2. Dine & Shop @ Auto-City
Okay, Auto-City is technically not in Bukit Mertajam but it’s just a 15-minutes drive from the town. There are plenty of cafes, ice-cream parlors such as Haagen-Dazs and Swensen’s, and fancy restaurants such as Golden triangle, Soul Garden, and Tao at Auto-City. Additionally, auto-city comes to life at night with its night market where clothing, footwear and various accessories are usually on sale. The entrance to the night market is a beautifully lit bridge making it an ideal spot for Instagram worthy photographs.
Address: 1688, Jalan Perusahaan, Highway Auto-city, 14000 Perai, Pulau Pinang
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3. Visit St. Anne’s Church
Built in 1888, St. Anne’s Church has grown into a popular tourist destination due to its rich history. The site consists of both the old chapel and the new church which was completed in 2002. If you’re visiting Bukit Mertajam in the month of July then you should seize the opportunity by experiencing the annual St. Anne’s feast celebration. The 10-day-long celebration includes a candlelight procession on the 26th of July and an open-air concert at the church’s grounds the night before the festival ends. In fact, the festival draws pilgrims both locally and internationally with crowds reported up to 100,000 making it an experience not to be missed.
Address: Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
4. Shop @ AEON Bukit Mertajam
Of course, this list would not be complete without mentioning a good shopping mall. Fear not, AEON Bukit Mertajam is the best (and newest) mall in town that will surely satisfy your shopping needs. Complete with a cinema, arcade, and numerous restaurants, AEON Bukit Mertajam has something to offer every one making it the perfect location for a day out with the family.
Address: Jalan Rozhan, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
5. Burn Calories @ Cherok Tokun Nature Park
Cherok Tokun Nature Park is the perfect place to burn some calories during your stay in Bukit Mertajam. Hike, jog, or have a dip at Cherok Tokun’s waterfall, there is a bunch of outdoor activities to be had here. There are two ways up to the summit, a tarred road and a jungle track. It is advisable for beginners to choose the tarred road but if you’re more adventurous, the jungle track offers a good challenge.
Address: Jalan Kolam, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
So, there you have it, 5 famous things to do in Bukit Mertajam right now. If you think we missed out on a couple or would like to suggest some of your favorite things to in Bukit Mertajam to our readers, be sure to drop a comment below. What are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Bukit Mertajam right now and enjoy all that it has to offer.
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