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Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

Latest update on 12 March 2012: The Penang Hill funicular train now runs from 6.30am to 10pm (last train from top station) on weekdays and from 6.30am to 11pm (last train from top station) on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. The ticket counter will be closed one hour before the last train comes down. […]

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Penang National Park

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang National Park @ Taman Negara Pulau Pinang

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Penang National Park @ Taman Negara Pulau Pinang

Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve straddles 1,266 hectares is the smallest national park in Malaysia, was declared the Penang National Park (PNP) on 4th April 2003. Located at the north-western corner of Penang Island stands the last wilderness and nature heritage of Penang. Taman Negara Pulau Pinang hosts several habitat types not found in a single […]

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High marks for Penang park

High marks for Penang park

The Penang National Park has been listed among Agoda.com’s highest rated parks and green spaces in Asia. Tourism Malaysia Penang senior tourism officer Logi Dhasan descri­bed the listing by the online hotel booking site as positive news for the island. “The listing is also timely as Tourism Malaysia Penang is trying to focus more on […]

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Penang Hill Owl Museum

Penang Hill Owl Museum

The Owl Museum on Penang Hill and discover a fascinating collection of over 1,000 rare and exotic, owl-inspired artifacts created by artists across the globe. It’s the first in South East Asia. Guided tour for children can be arranged with the museum. Address: Levels b3, Astaka MPPP, Bukit Bendera, Jalan Summit, 11300 Penang. Malaysia

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Penang National Park

Penang naturally

Penang naturally

Most people go to Penang for food and its beaches but ALAN TEH LEAM SENG chooses a path less trodden that leads to the Penang National Park in the north-western corner of the island. I AM upset. Someone has thrown fresh orange peel on the sides of the jungle path. Who are these inconsiderate people […]

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Featured, Penang Botanical Gardens

Penang Botanical Gardens

Penang Botanical Gardens

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the “Waterfall Gardens” because of the cascading waterfalls nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun (Waterfall Road) in George Town on Penang Island, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site by the British as a nursery for tropical plants. […]

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Penang Botanical Gardens

Nature

Tukun Perak: Rocky islet teeming with fish

Tukun Perak: Rocky islet teeming with fish

REEL TALES BY EDDIE CHUA Tukun Perak, a rocky outcrop that juts out in the middle of nowhere in the Malacca Straits, is a fishing paradise for local anglers. It is home to many big species such as tuna, big eye, dogtooth, wahoo, dorado, barracuda, amberjack, mackerel, giant trevally, cobia, mangrove jack, golden snapper and […]

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Kampung Pantai Acheh

Kampung Pantai Acheh

Pantai Acheh is one of the traditional Chinese fishing villages located at the southern of Penang Island. The natural rustic village filled with dense mangroves. Local specialties belacan and salted eggs are the charm of the village to most of the tourists. Escape from tsunami Ma Zhu Temple and Shan Sheng Hou Temple have become […]

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Gurney Drive’s mangrove area now a bird watcher’s paradise

Gurney Drive’s mangrove area now a bird watcher’s paradise

By CHRISTINA CHIN Photos by LIM BENG TATT SINCE October, birds from countries like Russia and China have been flocking to Penang and can be seen feeding at the mangrove area in Gurney Drive. Renowned nature artist and bird photographer Choo Beng Teng said the Gurney Drive area was more interesting to bird watchers and […]

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