One of the best excitement in Penang comes when the sun goes down and gives away for darkness covering the atmosphere. When a day market closes, it is time for the night market to pop up. When an attraction takes a rest, it is time for another spot to take the reign. If you stay in Penang overnight, do not miss the opportunity to explore the nightlife of the city. Your time surely will be paid off so well. The following are things to do in Penang you may note down to keep awake with the city.
Top 7 things to do in Penang for a wonderful night
- Cruise under the sunset
It is a great idea of a romantic night for those who wish to reward themselves in such a pleasant atmosphere where they are freely and comfortably observe the beauty of the beach on the Pearl of the Orient. This is also a good choice for couples who want to spend their time together. A Sunset Cruise starting at Penang’s National Park brings a marvelous option. The cruise will take visitors on a tour through 1,181 hectares of forest and 1,381 hectares of wetlands in the Penang National Park. Remember to arrive at the park at 5:00 pm to take the tour. When cruising there, you can enjoy both the fauna and flora of the forest and spectacular sunset view.
- Go shopping at Batu Ferringhi night bazaar:
When mentioning about Batu Ferringhi, sandy beaches and live bars will come first on the list. However, the night market there is also a great place for you to discover the place at night. The number of night markets here is quite a lot and are scattered for better tourist accessibility, so you can see many similar items like souvenirs, clothing, toys, sunglasses in those markets.
- Explore the local food courts:
Speaking to things to do in Penang, tourists cannot miss to explore local cuisine. When the day markets rest and gives the space for long ranges of night markets, it is high time for visitors to explore the heaven of night food choice. Now, note down some of the most delicious foods for your night dinner: chicken rice, char kuay teow, asam laksa. Here comes the most popular places: Gurney Drive Hawker Market, New Lane Hawker Centre, Long Beach Food Court, and Presgrave Hawker Centre, CF Food Court. If you are kinda rush, you can buy food at the standalone food stalls put along the streets.
- Rest at the rooftop bars:
If you wish to level up your bar experience, let’s hit the rooftop bars in Penang. This idea is best enjoyed with groups of friends. There are plenty of rooftops bars in the heart of Georgetown. Now let’s take note some like the Gravity at G Hotel and The Press, Three Sixty Revolving Rooftop Bar.
- Pay a visit to Kek Lok Si Temple:
Temple is also on the list of top things to do in Penang for you. If you want a quiet place for relaxation and enjoy a more spiritual experience, you should consider one of the most remarkable Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia – the Kek Lok Si Temple. The temple also holds the title of the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Kek Lok Si is a popular place for visitors during the daytime. When the night comes, this becomes the stop for the local to have a night prayer. The temple covers an area of 4 hectares offering a wonderful chance for stunning photographs.
- Listen to live night music:
If you are bored with the mainstream music playlist on the radio, then it is high time for you to refresh your music list with fantastic live performances. When in Penang, do not miss the chance to discover one of the most interesting part of the city at night. So where to go? Let’s enter the Canteen at China House, then Hard Rock Café and Talk Talk Wine Bar.
- Sing and dance the night away:
If you are a party lover, you should not say no to the dancefloor for sure. Penang is full of nightclubs that open until the down. Now learn by heart some of the best ones like Soju Room, Muchacha, MOIS Club which are catered around upper Penang Road and Precinct 10 and many others like QEII Penang, Slippery Senoritas Penang, M2 Penang, Jammin Penang.
If you have a kinda full itinerary, you surely need to spend time taking a full rest and recharge for battery for your trip. However, with a careful time management, you still can live with the city to the fullest. With several suggestions above, we hope you can fulfill your trip with Penang at night activities.
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