The Top@KomtarNestled in the heart of George Town, THE TOP@Komtar offers front row seats to some of the most exciting variety of activities that Penang can offer. It is housed in KOMTAR, Penang's iconic building that was once the second tallest building in Asia. Featured attractions at THE TOP@Komtar include 'Window of THE TOP', 'Orchestra of Dreams', Jurassic Research Centre and a 7D Discovery Motion Theatre.
'Window at THE TOP' takes advantage of the building's formidable stature to encompass a Rainbow Skywalk as well as an Observatory Deck, both offering a breathtaking bird's-eye view of Penang. A majority of the activities offered are a blend of technology and fun, making it a unique theme park outing for the whole family.
For more details, visit www.thetop.com.my
Tech DomePenang's own Science Discovery Centre, Tech Dome, has many attractions that engage your five senses, teaching you how your body works and making the learning of science interesting and cool. There are 120 interactive exhibits categorised into six engaging galleries - Information Technology, Life Tech, Robotics, Optics, Electro-Magnetism and Forces & Motion. In addition, there is a Children's Exploration Zone, an Astronomy Observatory and a Café which showcases the Penang Transformation Story.
To engage your sight, learn about stars and constellations at the Star Gazer attraction in the Astronomy Observatory - PIXO; supervised by the Astronomical Society of Penang. You will discover that there are more in the sky than on earth and things beyond the stars you see at night.
For more details, visit www.techdomepenang.org
The HabitatThe first of its kind in Malaysia, The Habitat is a world-class eco-tourism facility located on the fringes of a 130-million year old virgin rainforest on Penang Hill. Existing side-by-side with urban Penang and its environs, its eco-friendly attractions include a historical Nature Trail, Canopy Bridges, A Tree Top Walk, Canopy Walkways and Zip-Lines. Specially trained Naturalists will teach you about the myriad of insects, birds, reptiles, mammals and plants that call The Habitat home.
Throughout the Nature Trail, you will also come across numerous rest areas set in various themed gardens, such as the ginger gardens as well as bromeliad and orchid pavilions. The trail is 100% stroller and wheelchair friendly and is suitable for people of all ages. Visit The Habitat Penang Hill and be enchanted by the sights, sounds and breathtaking views of the magnificent rainforest – and you may discover that one visit is simply not enough.
For more information, visit www.thehabitat.my
Design Village Outlet MallEnjoy 365 days of bargains without bargaining at the Design Village Outlet Mall (DVO), the largest outlet mall in Malaysia. Stretched across 400,000 square feet with over 150 international and local brands, both premium and high street, DVO offers the best selection of high quality products at lowered prices, with up to 70% discounts every day. With wide-sheltered walkways lined with fashion, children's wear, sports and home, restaurants and cafes, DVO offers a whole new shopping experience.
Design Village Outlet Mall is located in the newly developed township of Bandar Cassia and easily accessed via the North-South Expressway. It is 5 minutes from the Second Penang Bridge (Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah), 30 minutes from Penang's International Airport and 45 minutes from George Town.
For more details, visit designvillage.today
EscapeUnlike most other theme parks, ESCAPE is hosted in nature's own playground. The brainchild of the Penang-born international theme park designer Sim Choo Kheng, the park is designed based on his experience of growing up among natural surroundings on the island of Penang. Its mission is to reintroduce the connection with nature for people of all ages.
Learn to climb like a pro and perfect your balancing skills on the Monkey Business challenging rope course; enjoy the thrill of flying among trees on the Flying Lemur zipline or the Kite Flyer; slide downhill on the Tubby Racer; soar off a launch pad on Atan's Leap; scale the Gecko Tower; make your way around A-Maze and Foxy Burrow; and so much more! It's like childhood never ended.
For more information, visit www.escape.my
EntopiaEntopia is a centre for nature learning where the best of the insect and plant world are brought together. Once known as the Penang Butterfly farm, this tropical sanctuary was given an overhaul and now includes new activities within two new worlds: The Natureland and The Cocoon.
The Natureland is essentially a living garden vivarium. It is the largest butterfly and dragonfly sanctuary in Malaysia with more than 15,000 butterflies flying around at any one time. On the other hand, The Cocoon is an indoor discovery centre with a learning exhibition as well as indoor activities. Besides being able to observe over 150 species of fauna (invertebrates and other animals) throughout the exhibition, there are also various learning activities that are both fun and educational. These activities are available at scheduled hours daily. Team-building and learning workshops are also available for all ages.
For more information, visit www.entopia.com
Setia SpiceThe Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE) is Penang's premier integrated development by S P Setia Bhd Group. Strategically located just 5 minutes from the Penang International Airport, The SPICE development consists of the Setia SPICE Convention Centre, Setia SPICE Arena, Setia SPICE Aquatic Centre, Setia SPICE Canopy and a business class hotel.
These venues are all large-scaled, built for various events from meetings to concerts, sporting events to exhibitions and even include a one-stop retail lifestyle centre with 59 retail lots.
For more information, visit www.setiaspice.com