Penang is a vibrant city with much to offer, you can be fully immersed in a multi-cultural environment and enjoy the extraordinary and natural scenery. In Penang, there are countless delicacies, friendly residents, and unspoiled nature. To help you enjoy all aspects of Penang, Penang Friendship Association provides you with several after school and weekend activities. Below are some examples.

Activities in Penang

Recreation Activities

These daytime activities in Penang turn your dreamy island getaway into a fun-filled adventure, leaving you with plenty of stories to tell your mates when you return to your home country. As the majority of activities will take place on the island, parks and beaches will definitely be the best venues to try the activities.

Activities: Cycling, Jogging, Sports Activites, Escape Adventure Play, Water Sports Activites and more.

Social Activities

As a modern city, there are numerous huge modern shopping malls in Penang. Most of the malls can be found within the capital city of Georgetown, which includes Gurney Paragon, Gurney Plaza, 1st Avenue, and Queensbay Mall etc... Variety of international brands and local bands march into most of the shopping malls. You can get all you need effortlessly. As the modern shopping malls, all of these are having the supporting facilities such as cinemas, Karaoke, and a series of restaurants.

Social Activites: Having Street Food Gourmet, Drinking with Local, Games, Tour Conduct by Buddies, Hanging Out at Cafes, Movies and more.

Cultural Activities

The colourful scene of Penang's arts and culture has always played a prominent role as the hub for arts and culture in Malaysia. Ranging from arts showcases to cultural street performances, each unique in itself, Penang takes great pride in preserving its rich heritage, arts and culture. Penang is still passionately celebrating many traditional festivals, which plays a big part for arts and culture in Malaysia.

Events: Penang Chinese New Year Celebration, Hari Raya Adilfitri Open House, Deepavali, Thaipusam, Bon Odori, Penang International Food Festival, Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta and more.

Tour Activities

As an island of rich Chinese heritage, Penang has an array of temples, ruins, museums, preserved forests, and beautiful beaches that make a trip here more than worthwhile. Apart from the fact that this island is said to be the food paradise, countless numerous sites are well-located in George Town. From the water’s edge at the Clan Jetties to the brilliant blue sheen of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang is fairly impressive. You can experience various tour activities which can surely enrich your knowledge and life experience.

Place to Visit: Clan Jetties, Museums, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Baba & Nyonya Mansion, Little India, Street Arts, Temples, Penang Hills, and more.

Environmental Activities

After a full day of exploration and adventuring, it is nice to spend it among the tranquil parks and gardens of Penang. Escape the heat of the city by heading uphill for cool temperatures or go for a walk with locals at their favored park. Be rewarded by hiking through a forest and ending up on a beach. Experience and explore the life in a village. Learn more about local herbs, spices and fruits through gardens and farms.

Place for Environmental Activities: Botanical Garden, Penang Hill, Penang National Park,Mengkuang Titi Dam, Entopia Butterfly Farm, Tropical Spice Garden and more.

UNESCO Heritage

Georgetown is the embodiment of Penang, with the inscription of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2008, which makes the heritage sites in Penang under the spotlight of the world. The heritage sites of Penang encompass buildings constructed by the British during the colonial era, clan temples of the various Chinese clan associations, religious structures including temples, mosques, churches, and shrines, and other structures, including pre-war shophouses within the inner city. Penang will definitely give you a glimpse into a world where nature, tradition and history blend into a rich cultural tapestry.

Place to Visit: Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis, Kek Lok Si Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Khoo Kongsi, Kuan Yi Temple, Penang Islamic Museum, Penang Peranakan Mansion, Penang State Museum & Arts Gallery, Sri Mariamman Temple, St Goerge's Church, The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower and more...