Penang is a charming island. While everyone agrees that Penang is best enjoyed during the day, its nightlife doesn’t fall short either. Bedazzled with stunning light fixtures and brimming with delicious street foods, let’s discover The Pearl Island as the sun goes down.
10 Thing To Discover In Penang At Night
1. Enjoy The Scenery From KOMTAR Rainbow Skywalk
Located on the 68th floor of The Top, KOMTAR, is a stunning glass walkway that gives you access to seamless views of George Town and beyond. Known to be the highest point in George Town, the Rainbow Skywalk will give you a thrilling experience of walking on air at 816 feet above sea level! When night falls, it’s going to be a whole different experience altogether as you walk on luminous glass overlooking the colourful and bustling city at night.
Address: 1, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Price: RM68 (Adult) | RM48 (Child/ Senior)
2. Admire Georgetown From Penang Hill
Be it during day or night, Penang Hill definitely makes the best spot for great and scenic adventures. If you would like to enjoy a clear view of the starry sky, you can head to the main viewing deck or the Sky Walk to get an unparalleled sight of George Town at night. Said to be one of the best spots to get unobstructed views of the city lights. However, you might want to consider packing a jacket along because it can get pretty chilly and breezy up there at night.
Price: RM12 (Adult) | RM6 (Children/Seniors)
3. Have A Night Stroll At Clan Jetty
As the sun falls and the daytime crowd dispersed, you should definitely head over to one of the Clan Jetty! Specifically, Chew Jetty or Lee Jetty because during nighttime, the area will be lit with colourful and decorative lights.
Providing a very romantic ambiance to visitors who are looking for a calm night walk. Just listen to the waves and enjoy the sea breeze while you walk along the pier. The floating Hean Boo Thean Temple at the end of Yeoh Jetty is a sight to behold during sunset too!
Address: Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
4. Take A Walk Through Sia Boey Archeological Park
Here’s another spot for you lovebirds out there. Adorned with paper hot air balloon lantern, the Sia Boey Archeological Park is just as lively at night as it is during the day. The most outstanding feature that you can get here is the canal that has been turned into a pristine koi pond. But of course, when you are planning to drop by at night, you just have to snap a photo or two with the lanterns.
Address: 50, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
5. Enjoy Penang Street Food At Maccallum Street Night Market
Available only on Monday nights, the Macallum Street Night Market is quite popular among the locals. Providing great food for both travelers and locals alike. You can find plenty of food options here that your stomach is definitely ready for such as juicy satay, piping hot char koey teow, and adorable crafted ice creams. This huge and lively market will definitely have something for everyone.
Operation Hour: 5.00 PM – 10.30 PM (Monday)
Address: Lintang Macallum 1, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
6. Have Dinner At Tapak Dataran Pantai Queensbay
When you are done shopping at the Queensbay Mall, you might want to head over to this outdoor eatery which is located right next to it. Tapak Dataran Pantai Queensbay is the perfect place for those who crave Penang street food. You can choose your dinner from dozens of stalls here and relax as you enjoy the sea breeze and occasionally listen to their entertaining buskers.
Operation Hour: 3.00 PM – 12.00 AM (Thursday – Tuesday) | Closed on Wednesday
7. Browse Through Batu Ferringhi Night Market
This night market consists of a 1km stretch of night vendors selling souvenirs, clothing accessories, and more! It is the perfect place where you can enjoy shopping even past midnight. Through the narrow passage, you will discover interesting items on display. Even when you aren’t looking for something to buy, you can simply stroll through and enjoy the atmosphere of a flea market.
Operation Hour: 7 PM – 12 AM (Daily)
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu, Taman Pantai Batu, 11200 Tanjong Bungah, Pulau Pinang
8. Chill At Karpal Singh Drive
Karpal Singh Drive features a 10-meter walkway with several modern-art sculptures. This is where you can savour leisurely evening strolls while appreciating the Penang Harbour and Penang Bridge scenery. Additionally, you can even rent a bicycle and cycle along the pavement. Locals would usually come here to exercise or chill with friends and family.
9. Experience The Habitat Sunset Walk
Now if you are planning to stay at Penang Hill until night time, you should definitely try out the Sunset Walk @ The Habitat. You can get the ticket at The Habitat counter and enjoy a superb and clear view of sunset in Penang at the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk. Accompanied by nature and the ever-expanding sky, there’s no other experience like it. Meanwhile, if you really want a clear view, you can definitely ask the counter about the weather for the day.
Operation Hour: 9 AM – 7 PM (Daily)
Address: Jalan Stesen, Bukit Bendera Air Itam, 11500 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Price: RM65 (Adult) | RM45 (Child/seniors/students)
10. Be Amazed By The Colourful Lights At Kek Lok Si Temple
The Kek Lok Si Temple is a very popular tourist spot in Penang. Also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, the ten-acre establishment’s most popular attraction is the Pagoda of Rama VI. This is also where you will see over 10,000 Buddha statues made from alabaster and bronze. On most days the temple will close at 5.30 PM, however, during the Chinese New Year celebration, the temple will extend its closing time to after 10 PM, giving visitors the chance to enjoy walking around artistic and colourful light decorations.
Address: 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
Operation Hour: 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM (Daily)
Let Your Adventure In Penang Continues As The Night Curtain Falls
Honestly, we have only scratched the surface. There are tonnes of other activities and places that you can visit in Penang at night. Be it for a romantic walk or even food hunting, you can discover them all with friends and family.
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