Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Interesting Places in Penang with Kids

Mommy Jane loves to go to Penang because of its food and attractions there. Little Angels love to go to Penang too coz' it is a family friendly places where children and adults will love this beautiful state in Malaysia. We been to Penang together twice. Once by Air Asia flight and another time, we drive our car there. At this post, Mommy Jane would like to recommend some of the interesting kids friendly places where every parents must bring their children to go.
Since I have 5 Little Angels, normally Mommy Jane will book a seaview Apartment with 3 rooms, living room, dining area and kitchen so that Mommy Jane could easily monitor the kids and there are room for them to run around. Recently, we went to rent an Apartment for 3 days 2 nights at Penang By the Sea which located at Batu Ferringhi. The Luxury Holiday suite is a popular choice for family with small children or big family since there are 3 rooms at each Serviced Apartment. City center is merely 10.6km away and the airport can be reached within 50 minutes. With its convenient location, the Serviced Apartment offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Beautiful sea view from the Master Room
Once we check-in, the first place that we went is the Batu Ferringhi Beach which is just in front of our Serviced Apartment. The beach is great for families since it is clean with beautiful scenery. We even rent a speed boat at the beach to bring us to tour around few islands. 
Penang By the Sea do provide some facilities which kids will love it i.e. swimming pool, children playground, gym and free Wi-Fi.
The next morning, we woke up early to catch the funicular tram ride up to the top of Penang Hill. The tram ride is fun and even a bit thrilling on the way down. At the top, there are 2 food courts, the habitat Penang Hill, temples and playground. We rent a tram to drive us around the hill and it is a beautiful experience for all of us.
After that, we went to Kek Lok Si Temple which is just 5 minutes drive from Penang Hill. This temple is the biggest Buddhist temple in Malaysia and the whole complex should definitely be our list of place to go at Penang. It is a very picturesque setting against the mountains of Penang. There is a turtle pond where my Little Angels love to feed the turtles here and a nice garden areas for us to take some photos as remembrance. The whole place is very peaceful and we love spending times at here.
Picture credit to Google Search
On our flight home, we visited the Snake Temple since it is near to the airport. It is a small but traditional Buddhist temple in Bayan Lepas. It was built in 1850 by monk Chor Soo Kong. According to legend, the priest used the site as a safe haven for snakes and after his death, more snakes started moving in. The Snake Temple houses poisonous reptiles such as green tree snakes and Wagler's pit vipers. Despite their reputation, the snakes in the temple are calm and harmless. Still, it is advisable for us and our kids to stay cautious while exploring the area. You can take photos of the snakes as they crawl peacefully through fruit trees and plants. The well-preserved Buddhist sculptures and carvings are worth to see.
There are few mode of transportation to Penang. It can be by car, public transport or airline. If you're looking for flights from Singapore to Penang, do book your airline ticket at Traveloka Malaysia.
Penang is such a beautiful place to be with lots of great and delicious food. We love our stay here so much and we hope this guide will help you to enjoy your stay with your kids as much as we do. It is a kids-friendly destination with lots of attractions for our kids to explore. 


  1. Lama tak cuti dekat Penang, sepatutnya tahun lepas but keadaan tidak mengizinkan, so kami bercuti di tempat lain...

  2. Yes agreed. Penang best utk holiday. I am thinking of bercuti di penang nanti. Last time pergi, x sempat jalan byk. Sebab musim hujan :-(

  3. easanya lama giler x pegi penang
    i think last i kesana tahun 2013 kot
    tak ingat dah tapi feringgi memang x jejak lagi. u and family look enjoy sgt

  4. Waahhhhh ! nice family trip. Penang is the right choice to have a vacation with family. There are a lot of attraction places there, especially for the kids. It's been a while i didnt visit penang.

  5. Wow. Hebat mommy jane ada 5 little kid. Hehe seronok lah anak-anak dapat jalan-jalan. Emaknya pula nak berjalan tinggal anak is tak best kan..

  6. Last pergi Penang, I was pregnant with my 1st child. Sekarang dah 4th, lama sangat dah tak pergi sini. Thanks MJ for sharing.