Penang National Park

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Located about 42 km away from George Town in the northwest corner of the island, the Penang National Park is the smallest national park in Malaysia. It overlooks the Straits of Malacca, and visitors may choose to hike or charter the local boats to the many beaches gazetted in the park. A visit to the Meromictic Lake, where it consists of 2 layers of water which has different temperature and density (top layer of fresh water and bottom layer of salt water) is also highly encouraged as it is the only other lake in the world to have this phenomenon. Other activities including canopy walks and camping are also available.

More information of the park may be found here.

Travelling here: 46 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Georgetown

Address: Jalan Hassan Abas, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Opening hours: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Tip 1: Remember to bring your own bottle of water to stay hydrated.

Tip 2: It is advisable to wear something more comfortable as there will be a lot of walking in nature under the hot sun.