Top 10 Things To Do In Penang For Free

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1) Parks & Gardens

a) Penang Botanic Gardens
Officially named Penang Botanic Gardens, it is more popularly known as “Waterfall Gardens”. First established by the British in 1884, it was originally an old granite quarry site.

Today, Penang Botanic Gardens is the place to visit for nature lovers, thanks to its lush greenery and tranquil setting, amidst a myriad of flora and fauna.

Serving as the ‘green lung’ for Metropolitan Penang, this is one of Penang’s natural heritage, and said to be one of its kind in the country.

Visiting hours: 5am to 8pm daily including public holidays
Admission: Free

Penang Botanic Gardens
Add: Administrative Complex, Pavilion Building, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-2264401 (General)
Fax: +604-2264403

b) Teluk Bahang Forest Eco Park (Taman Rimba)
A favourite recreational ground and camping site for local families, Taman Rimba is a 32-hectar forest park in Teluk Bahang. Enjoy the serenity of nature far away from the humdrum of city life. For hiking enthusiasts, Taman Rimba offers five hiking trails with different levels of difficulty and challenges.

Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang Forest Eco Park
Teluk Bahang Forest Eco Park

Opening hours:
9am-5pm (daily except Fri)
9am – 12pm & 2.45pm – 5pm (Fri)

Teluk Bahang Forest Eco Park
Add: Muzium Perhutanan, Hutan Lipur Teluk Bahang, Taman Rimba, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang.
Tel: +604-885 2388
Telok Bahang Forest Ranger Office: +604-885 1280

c) Penang National Park
Just a stone’s throw away from Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang, Penang National Park is currently the world’s smallest national park, spanning an area of only 2,563 hectares.

Formerly known as Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, it was gazetted as Penang National Park in April 2003.

The Park boasts a 250m long Canopy Walkway that is 15m above ground. It offers visitors a view of the forest from an interesting angle. The Walk is closed during some parts of the year, e.g. poor weather, etc.

It is open from 10am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 4pm, from Saturday to Thursday. Access is only open to ticket holders, at RM7 per adult and RM5 per child. At this point of writing, the Canopy Walkway is closed to the public.

Visiting hours:
7.30am – 6pm daily (Main Entrance – Teluk Bahang)
8am – 5pm (Second Entrance – Kuala Sg. Pinang)

Interpretation Centre (Exhibition Gallery)
9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Penang National Park
Add: Jalan Hassan Abbas, Teluk Bahang,11050 Pulau Pinang.
Tel: 604-881 3530 / 604-881 3500
Fax: 604-881 2016

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