Prepare to be amazed by what’s near you
Staying here allows the convenience of enjoying the area’s top attractions and other cool spots which are all just 10-15 minutes away.
Prepare to be amazed by what’s near you
KEK LOK SI
Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia locating in Air Itam, Penang. It is also the most majestic and largest temples in South-East Asia. The temple is filled with millions of images of Buddha and hundreds of beautiful carvings, sculptures, and murals in the interior and exterior of the temple halls, pagodas, and archways.
Chinese New Year is the best time to visit KokLok Sias it will be transformed into a picturesque temple with thousands of lights illuminating it. You will notice that visiting the temple during daytime and night views different and both are worth a peep.
Penang Hill is one of the most popular attractions in Penang. Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera. Rising more than 2,000ft above sea level, enjoy the cool climate of 21 degree Celsius, Penang Hill offers a panoramic view of George Town. The top of the hill is accessible via the Penang Hill RunicularRailway. This railway is built in 1923, it is one of the world’s oldest funicular system.
To date, this funicular railway system is the only one of its kind in Malaysia, transporting over a million visitors to the peak of Penang Hill. Its railway track has the steepest tunnel track in the world and also the longest track in Asia. It is definitely a must visiting attraction spot in Penang
This world-class rainforest discovery center sits on the fringes of an ancient forest reserve protected since 1911 and consists of a 1.6km nature trail that was built by the British East India Company in the early 1800s. Apart from the myriad of flora and fauna that are discoverable along the trail, guests are also able to appreciate breath-taking views of Penang and its surrounding areas atop the 13-meter high Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, the highest public viewing point on the island (800m above sea level).
The Habitat is also home to Langur Way Canopy Walk, the longest two-span stressed ribbon bridge in the world and the only one that sits within a pristine rainforest where you can have a spectacular view of the canopy layer of the rainforest, where more than 50% of biodiversity in the rainforest resides.
AYER ITAM DAM
The Ayer Itam Dam is a tranquil hangout spot for nature lovers. This dam located 700 feet above sea level in the water catchment area surrounded by Penang Hill and Paya Terubong. Hence, the reservoir contrasts with the green and it will create a calm and peaceful ambiance. There’s a great panoramic view of George Town from its peak.
Ayer Itam Dam is also one of the best spots for a scenic off-road run. Visitors can visit this picturesque place to have a gentle stroll, a jog, a hike, or even a picnic session.
AYER ITAM MARKET
The famous Ayer Itam Market is one of the most popular markets in Penang. It has been around since a few decades ago, from when Air Itam was still a rural country village. The present market building is located at the junction between Jalan Paya Terubongand Jalan Pasar.
There are many street foods and local delights available around this market. From the well known Air Itam Laksa to the famous Sister Curry Mee, it is allocated in right here. The Air Itam Market operates daily and sells everything from fresh produce to apparel as well.
In the early days, farmers bring their fresh vegetables from their farms on the hill slopes to be sold fresh to consumers in the valley below.
Meaning ‘on the other side of the island’, Balik Pulau is Penang Island’s mainland outpost. It is a self-sufficient agricultural district in the Southwest of Penang Island and famous for its durians, nutmegs, cloves, coconuts, and fruit orchards. The more populated part of the district is nestled snugly in the cocoon-like embrace of a deep valley in the Southwest surrounded by lush green hills on the inner side, and tiny hemlocks and fishing hubs on the outer coastal borders.
Slow the clock down with a trip to Balik Pulau, a town in Penang’s tranquil, rural heartland surrounded by lush hills, fruit plantations, paddy fields, and quaint fishing villages. South of the town is the sleepy fishing village Kampung PulauBetong, home to wooden houses built on stilts, flowerbeds, and colorful boats bobbing in the harbor.