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8 Sweet Date Ideas To Do In Penang On Valentine’s Day 2023

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Say goodbye to the month of prosperity and hello to the month of love! Valentine’s Day is coming at full speed, and it is the time to show your loved one how much they meant to you. While the most simple way of celebrating this romantic day is an intimate candlelit dinner, there are in fact many other ways to create unforgettable moments for couples. So if you’re thinking of pulling out all the stops to make your partner’s day this year, here are some unique Valentine’s Day date ideas that will surely knock them off their feet.


Romantic Date Ideas To Do In Penang For An Unforgettable Valentine’s Day 2023

1. Go On An All-day Photoshoot Around George Town

Valentine's Day date ideas 2023Photo: @thetravellingscots_ (Instagram)

One of the many attractions in Penang is the variety of eye-catching murals and street art, especially in George Town. These beautiful graffitis drawn by well-known artists including Ernest Zacharevic and Tang Yeok Khang make artistic backdrops for solo and couple shots. Any adventurous couple can also join in on the fun by embarking on a journey to seek out all of these hidden mural arts in the heart of George Town.

Moreover, there are many other aesthetic venues throughout the state for the perfect romantic photo shoot. Here are some breathtaking places as a start:

  • Chew Jetty, 45, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Kampung Agong, 841, Kampung Bakar Kapor, 13100 Penaga, Pulau Pinang
  • The Habitat, Jalan Stesen, Bukit Bendera Air Itam, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang

2. Hop Onto A Themed Movie Marathon

Valentine's Day date ideas 2023

Perfect for the film-buff couples out there! Be it romance, adventure, thriller or horror, watching a series of movies all night with your loved one is an awesome date for Valentine’s Day. If both of you share the same passion for a certain genre, you can plan ahead by listing out the iconic films, and then watching them altogether. And of course, do prepare some drinks and snacks to munch on!

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3. Go On A Tufting Or Watercolour Painting Workshop

Another way to prove your love to your partner is to present them with an art piece that you made from scratch. Or even better, you can make one for each other together! Penang is home to multiple creative hubs where patrons can create their own art in the form of paintings, pottery, carpets, notebooks, and even clothes. Since tufting is all the rage right now, you can take your loved one to a fun afternoon of rug-making where you can even customize your own design. Or perhaps a watercolour painting workshop might be just the thing for you too!


Address: 29A-03-01, Maritime Suite, Karpal Singh Dr, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 10:30am – 10pm (Daily)

Contact:  011-3386 9985 (Joan)


*Do remember to book a time slot before visiting


Address: Persiaran Lengkuas, Kampung Belachan, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 2:30–5:30 pm; 8–11 pm (Saturday only)


Link(s): +60 12-418 8255

4. Valentine’s Day Boardgame Date Night

Valentine's Day 2023 Game Night

Do you know that board games are actually good mood boosters and stress relievers? Not to mention it builds memory and improves social as well as problem-solving skills. Just imagine what it can do to your relationship when the both of you give it a whirl! Beginner couples can start with some basic ones such as Monopoly, UNO or Splendour.

Valentine's Day date ideas 2023Photo: Kohii Board Game Cafe (Facebook)

If the two of you are ready to take it to the next level, you can head on over to a board game cafe where you can game all night long. In fact, there are a few board game cafes in Penang that allow you two to play while serving food and beverage, such as Snacks & Ladders Board Games Bistro and Kohii Board Game Cafe.

Snacks & Ladders Board Games Bistro

Address: 337M-1 Jalan Perak, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 7:00 pm – 1:00 am (Mon – Fri); 3:00 pm – 1:00 am (Sat & Sun)

Link(s): Facebook

Kohii Board Game Cafe

Address: No 78-1, Lintang Sungai Pinang, , George Town, Malaysia

Operating hours: 3:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Friday); 1:30 pm – 11:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Link(s): Facebook

5. Volunteer Together

Valentine's Day date ideas 2023

The day of love should not be restricted only to the love of two people but of others as well. Although it may sound a tad unromantic, doing volunteer work together can be a fun Valentine’s Day date too! Helping the needy and vulnerable not only allows you two to spend quality time doing something meaningful together, but it also shows a new side of you to your partner.

Either adorable strays or soup kitchens, there are plenty of organizations based in Penang waiting for your assistance. Most of them offer volunteer programs with time slots so do remember to contact the organization beforehand. Here are some organizations you can help out with!

6. Cafe Hopping In Penang

Photo: @urbandaybreak (Instagram)

Locals can vouch for this. The small state of Penang is home to a wide selection of aesthetic cafes and eateries where each owns a distinctive style and innovative cuisine. Not to mention they make great OOTD spots for a romantic photoshoot with your bae. Time to up your photography game, boyfriends!

Lucky for you, we have curated the perfect list that introduces 20 best cafes to explore in Penang in 2023. Take advantage of this list this Valentine’s Day!

7. Romantic Spa For Two

Valentine's Day spaPhoto: Spa On The Avenue

If your other half is very much into relaxation, planning a spa as a surprise will definitely knock their socks off (literally!). Take advantage of the plentiful couple spa promotions provided by hotels and luxurious spa houses at this time by bringing your significant other to an unwinding evening. Might we suggest a 3-hour spa journey which includes an Asian Blend Massage, Deep Cleansing Facial and manicure or pedicure? 5-star resort Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is having a Valentine’s Day promotion where you get to spend 3 hours in heaven for RM788 per person.

Photo: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Hard Rock Hotel is also offering V-day special treatments including a rose aroma massage and rose bathe at an exclusive rate of only RM545 per couple! Book an appointment now to bring your partner on the most calming date ever.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Address: Batu Feringgi Main Road Jalan, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Daily)

Contact: 04-888 8763

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Daily)

Reserve Valentine’s Special package here

8. Visit Pop-up Markets In Penang

Valentine's Day 2023

Too busy to celebrate on the actual day? How about a trip to Penang’s unique weekend markets where you can celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with food, music, and art? One of the most famous pop-up markets is the Hin Market located inside the once-abandoned Hin Bus Depot. It has some of the most artistic crafts and products made by locals, and a line of food stalls to satisfy your cravings. Photogenic couples can also take plenty of photos there with their aesthetic settings!

Valentine's Day market

You can also head on over to the newly-established Journal Georgetown at Lebuh Muntri for an all-day Valentine’s market. This charming pop-up market is celebrating V-day with a twist by inviting all singles to find love in their Offline Dating event on 11 February. There are also fun activities to take part in including Bearbrick painting, water painting sessions, and even Tarot card readings! Get ready to tap into your future love life.

Hin Market

Address: 31a, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Weekend)

Link(s): Facebook Instagram

Journal Georgetown

Address: 29, Muntri Street 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Event date: 11 February 2023

Operating hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Saturday)

Link(s): Facebook Instagram

Celebrate The Month Of Love With These Cute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

With these Valentine’s Day date ideas, you can now strike your partner’s heart with Cupid’s arrow easily. For the single people out there, feel free to try out all of these too! There’s no reason to not treat yourself to something special once in a while. Whether it is self-love or romantic love, the 14th of February is simply a day when everyone came to appreciate the notion of love. Happy Valentine’s Day, Foodies!

Also Read: Top 10 Romantic Cafes And Restaurants In Penang Perfect For Valentine’s Day 2023

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