This time we travel to Penang, the island well known for its local food, colonial charm and Penang Hill. It is not hard to look for activities with kids in Penang, but if you need a little help, this guide might be useful for you.These are our top activities in Penang for kids. All tried and tested by The Wacky Duo.Tip, forget about tour groups, book a taxi to bring you around for the whole of the tour. It may be cheaper and more convenient with kids.
PENANG HILL AND SURROUNDINGS
The way down is especially cool if you get the front seat. You might even think you are on a roller coaster ride. Check out our instagram video to see for yourself!
Jalan Stesen, Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang, 11500 Ayer Hitam, Malaysia
Kek Lok Si
|Kek Lok Si|
11500 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
|Tortoise Liberation Pond|
George town is the capital of Penang. The inner city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, promising many interesting places to visit and explore.
|Made in Penang|
3, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
|Penang Fried Kway Teow - YUM!|
|Penang Amazing World|
4, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
|The Blue Mansion|
|George Town heritage sites - Source|
Penang Street Art
|Penang Street Art|
Download the map here for a guide.
BATU FERRINGHIBatu Ferringhi or popularly known as Foreigner's Rock is Penang famous beach area. There are numerous resorts as well as attractions for kids along this laid back stretch of fun.
The main reason for its status are the killer slides in the playground. From the speedy wave slides to the gravity defying drop slides, this playground is clearly not for the faint hearted. The almost 90 degree red vertical drop slide is the ultimate slide we had ever encountered in an indoor playground. We dare you to try it!
Thank goodness that there is a 2-storey play area alongside a toddler's area for those who are incline to less daredevil challenges.
Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Toy Museum Heritage Garden
|Penang Toy Museum|
Give that proposal to any child and it would be hard to take no for an answer. Toys from almost all known popular lines fill the corridors of Toy Museum Heritage Garden ( Formerly known as Penang Toy Museum) . Alongside the toys are full size figures of numerous comic characters such as Spiderman, Hulk, Batman and more. Surprisingly LEGO is not part of this Toy Museum.
The only catch is that all toys are locked securely behind transparent plastic walls. So you can look but you cannot touch or play. It will be tough restraining your child with so many temptations on the left and right.
1370,, MK2, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
|Batu Ferringhi Beach|
For accommodation, do check out our review of Lone Pine Hotel located at Batu Ferringhi.
Penang Hawker Food (Long Beach Hawker Center)
For an authentic taste of Penang, head down to their hawker centers to have a taste of their legendary local dish. Amongst the favourite would be Penang Char Kway Teow.
If you are at Batu Ferringhi, just head down to Long Beach Hawker Center, just meters away from Lone Pine Hotel. All the favourite local dishes at very reasonable prices are here. This will be the best place to widen your child palate. Forget about calories count, after all you are on a holiday, not a boot camp!
|Penang Char Kway Teow|
Tip on travelling in Penang
Forget about tour groups, book a taxi to bring you around for the whole of the tour. It may be cheaper and more convenient with kids. Remember to keep the taxi with you as there are locations where taxis are limited. There is also the Penang Hop On and Hop Off bus that can bring you around the major attractions of Penang. However if you are travelling with younger children, the taxi will still be your 'best friend'.
Enjoy the Pearl of the Orient!
For other travel guides for kids , do check out our following series :
Bali for kids
Genting for kids
HongKong for kids
Melbourne for kids
Sydney for kids
Tokyo for kids