Jalan Hassan Abas Teluk Bahang 11050 Tanjung Bungah Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang
Monkey Beach is situated in the Penang National Park in the North – Western Coast of the Island. It is one of the few pristine beaches left on the Island because it is not as exposed to the pollution found along the West Coast of the Island.
You can take a boat from the park entrance or even from the beach in Ferringhi. Prices vary, but we heard a lot of RM50 ($15USD) for a whole boat, not per person.
You shouldn't touch or feed the animal there. You should maintain a safe distance (10m) and don’t chase them.
You can eat and drink from the little sheds of locals selling food.
Gurney Drive Hawker Center, Persiaran Gurney, Penang
As typical of most hawker centres Gurney Drive Hawker Center is perfect spot for your dinner, browsing through the different food stalls and marvelling at the wonderful variety of delicious-looking food.
You can take Rapid Penang Bus 304 to Gurney Drive. It's not the most convenient bus route, but the only one for public transport. Other than that, if you're at the Komtar Bus Terminal, you can also hail a taxi to get you there.
If you are ordered itemised dishes (i.e. pasembur or yong tau foo), make sure you find out the price of each item, otherwise it is difficult to argue with the hawker when he names his price.
It may be advisable to sit close to the food your are ordering, which is easier said than done, as the hawker centre often gets quite crowded.
Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill station established by the British during their time in Malaysia.
Rapid Penang bus 204 is the only bus that takes you all the way to the Penang Hill train station. This bus runs from Penang Jetty, past the Esplanade, then along Penang Road before reaching KOMTAR - then on to Air Itam and Penang Hill.
If you are planning on taking a hike, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a windbreaker, wide-brim hat, and wear lots of sunblock.
Penang Hill offers a panoromic view of Georgetown and Penang mainland, the surrounding waters and the Penang Bridge.
If you are lost, there are signages to guide you along.
A new attraction on Penang Hill is the Penang’s Owl Museum, which is South-East Asia's first museum dedicated to owl-themed art and craft.
Ayer Itam, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island.The construction of the temple began in 1893 and was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple at Pitt Street.
You can take Rapid Penang Bus 204 to Kek Lok Si after your visit to Penang Hill.
There are stalls selling tourist items, clothes and souvenirs as you make your way. Be sure to bargain if you see something you like.
You can buy vegetables from the vendors around the pond to feed the hundreds of tortoises in the pond.
There are signs to guide you along as you explore the temple. You should see this sign near the Vegetarian Restaurant and the shops selling souvenir t-shirts.
At the Main Prayer Hall, you can buy colour ribbons to write your prayers and hang them on the prayer trees.