Monkey Beach Penang is one of Penang’s largest and longest beaches, a cove of sand backed by tropical rainforest that you can only reach by boat, or hiking along the northern coast of Penang National Park. You’ll need at least 40 minutes (to 1 hour) to get to the entrance of Penang National Park in Teluk Bahang from George Town, via Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi beach. This expedition's first stop is at Penang National Park, also known as Monkey Island or Teluk Duyung in Malay - where you’ll be given ample time to roam around and appreciate its breathtaking surroundings. Later on, hop on a 30-minute boat trip and reach Monkey Beach. If you’re up for a challenge, you can also hike through Penang National Park to Monkey Beach. This secluded paradise is known for its white-sand beaches, clear blue waters, and an abundance of adorable primates. After a couple of hours of swimming and sunbathing, you’ll enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch before heading home.
This 4-hour tour will start from your hotel lobby at 2:30PM. Meet and greet your professional English-speaking driver or guide and start your tour in a clean air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the back lanes of Penang off the beaten track, where you’ll make four or five stops to taste delightful snacks, drinks, and desserts. Along the way, listen to your foodie guide describe the street-food phenomenon in Penang.
Infused with a variety of spices, Malaysian food showcases Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavors. Try traditional fritters such as prawn, tofu or yam; bite into Penang lobak, a spiced deep-fried pork roll; slurp signature noodles; and sample delicious seafood among other savory snacks.
When it's time for dessert, sink your teeth into a sweet Indian pancake called an apom — deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Or, try a bite-sized kuih, a traditional sweet treat made of sticky glutinous rice. Other delectables available are heow piah (brown-sugar biscuits), coconut tarts and a variety of tropical fruits: jackfruit, assorted guava, coconut, dragon fruit, rambutan, and mangosteen. Drink it all down with a local favorite, choosing from a variety of non-alcoholic options including lime juice with sour plum, nutmeg juice, Chinese herbal tea, grass jelly, chrysanthemum, winter melon, fresh calamansi lime juice with plain or rose syrup, and more.