Don’t miss out on these attractions when you’re visiting Penang Island
The Island of Penang, Malaysia is a renowned destination for its local culture and even more widely acclaimed as the primary Malaysian cuisine hotspot of the country. Being one of Malaysia's most urbanised states, Penang has grown in tandem with the trends to include quaint and fascinating establishments all over the island, which make it an even more interesting destination for Malaysians and tourists alike. Here, we discovered four places in Penang Island that paint its vibrant culture with more colours.
Love Lock Penang Hill
Penang Hill is a popular destination in Penang Island and is well known for the activities you can partake in your visits anytime of the year. Riding on the famous Love Lock concept as seen all over the world such as in Paris, Rome, Germany and even Seoul, Penang Hill is now even more lovely with the Love Lock Penang Hill attraction located at the observation deck of the Penang Hill Food Centre. You can purchase padlocks from the counter and decorate it using pens, sprays and other materials to seal away the love at the 80-feet-wide fence.
Address: Hill Food Centre, Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, Penang
The Owl Museum
Situated 800-metres above sea level on Penang Hill, The Owl Museum features an exhibit of over 1,000 owl-inspired artifacts created by artists from all over the globe. It is a great destination for kids as the museum showcases fun facts and offers creative activities to keep the visit in a constantly engaging experience. Owlet, a popular merchandising store stocks up on cute owl-themed products where visitors can purchase as memorabilia or as gifts.
Address: Astaka Bukit Bendera, Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia
Hours: Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Camera Museum
The Camera Museum is one of the Georgetown (capital of Penang state) Heritage Zone's latest additions. As its name presents, The Camera Museum exhibits vintage cameras from all over the world and curates stories of cameras since the discovery in the 1500's (not to be confused with the history of photography). Some of the cameras on display are over 100 years old and visitors can learn of the origins and facts about cameras from the guided tour including taking a photograph with the world's first camera.
Address: Jalan Muntri Georgetown, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Hours: Mon – Sun: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Purrfect Cat Café
Purrfect Cat Café, also known as Penang Cat Café is Penang's first cat-themed café. Inspired by the growing trend of themed cafés all over East Asia, Purrfect Cat Café is a double-storey establishment where the lower floor operates as a retail store offering cat-themed products from fashion accessories to toys while the upper floor is the actual café with a special section dedicated to cats. Customers can choose to enter the specially designed and enclosed area to enjoy their food and beverage surrounded by the host of cats, which customers can also interact and play with.
Address: 53, Jalan Muntri Georgetown, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm