Children's Activities in Penang by GH


Lately there seem to be quite a few inquiries for Children's activities in Penang. Maybe those who need this info. would be helped by a list here. We had children in Penang and they really enjoyed it. Of course the best activity I could find was a bucket and shovel on the beach and hotel pools with waterslides, check out the Golden Sands and Rasa Sayang for great children's clubs and activities. The big hotels also plan activities like snake shows, back of the house tours, cooking lessons, etc. Arcades abound in all the shopping centers. Island Plaza has a nice cinema. The Pinang cultural center is great for kids, they can try their hand at batik painting, top throwing, dart gun blowing, learn about Malay song, customs and dance, the Butterfly Farm is very interesting for the kids-the butterflies land on you, there's a waterpark on top of Midlands shopping center, the Botanical Garden is great for those tykes that love to run without worries of traffic, monkey watching outside the gates there can be fun, the Municipal Park (formerly Youth Park) has nice playgrounds and lots of room to run, for older children jet skis and Internet cafes can entertain. Hire a trishaw and ride through the streets of Georgetown, an experience you may not get anywhere else! The ride up Penang Hill on the cablecar is fun-though it can be hot and crowded. If you have a kid that loves transportation that's fun-as is a ride on the ferry. I think that walking the streets of Georgetown and visiting the local wet markets is still the best "entertainment"- the variety of foods in Penang can entertain everyone! Penang is full of experiences for visitors that go beyond an amusement park-I encourage all to visit Penang for it's color and rich culture. GH