Conquer All Seven World Wonders Of Penang On Your Next Island Getaway


Cheng Sim •  Sep 09, 2020

We all know that adventure and excitement await in Penang! Situated on the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia, there are many things to do in Penang, and it includes conquering all Seven World Wonders of Penang!

As part of the JOM! Experience Penang campaign that aims to boost domestic tourism in Malaysia, the Seven World Wonders of Penang shine the spotlight on awesome attractions that also happen to earn numerous world records! Perfect for adventure seekers, be sure to cross off these exciting attractions from your bucket list.

1. The Habitat - The World's Highest Altitude Stressed Ribbon Bridge

Starting the list is The Habitat Penang Hill! Spanning 230 meters in length, The Habitat Penang Hill is home to the Langur Way Canopy Walks, which is the world's highest-altitude Stressed Ribbon Bridge. Don't worry, it's a non-strenuous activity that the whole family can enjoy!

Not only will you be able to experience all the layers of the 130 million-year-old rainforest - from the dusky forest floor to the vibrant, leafy canopies, but you can also get an up-close and personal view of the various flora and fauna that is present in Penang Hill’s richly biodiverse forest! While you're here, check out the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, which is the highest public viewing point on the island.

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2. ESCAPE Penang - The World's Longest Tube Waterslide

Situated in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, make your way to ESCAPE Theme Park for the world's longest tube water slide! Stamped by the Guinness World Records, the aptly-named The Longest slide measures 1,111 meters and will take you through the lush tree canopies for a four-minute slide adventure! Did you know that this slide is three times longer than the previous world record holder, the Galaxy Erding in Germany? It's no surprise why The Longest slide is one of the Seven World Wonders of Penang!

#HHWT Tip: You can read more about ESCAPE Theme Park here!

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3. The Tech-Dome - The World's First Free Standing Vertical Drop Slide

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The journey of learning goes beyond the four walls of a classroom, and you can definitely learn a fact or two at Tech Dome Penang, the first science discovery centre in Penang. Situated in the state's iconic landmark, KOMTAR, there are many exhibitions and programmes await including fun galleries that cover all you need to know about force and motion, electromagnetism, and robotics. Of course, your visit would be incomplete without conquering the main attraction named the G-Drop, crowned as the world's first free-standing vertical drop slide!

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4. The Gravityz - The World's Highest Ropes Course Challenge

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If you're planning to take your sense of adventure to new heights, The Gravityz has your name on it! Known as the world's highest ropes course challenge, you would find adventure seekers gathering on the 65th floor of KOMTAR to try this adrenaline-pumping activity. And that includes the bucket listers who are braving themselves to conquer one of the Seven World Wonders of Penang!

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The Gravityz consists of six courses that begin with Confidence Path, High Bench, A Great Bridge, X-Point, and Z-Wire before wrapping it up with G-Rocky where you lay down your body on a leaning platform for the ultimate thrill. If the course proves to be too challenging, don't worry because there are multiple exits along the course too.

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5. Penang Hill - The World's Steepest Tunnel Track

Escaping the bustling city life is easy at Penang Hill. A favourite among travellers far and wide, visitors can admire the picturesque views from the top of the hill, and its lush greens surrounding the vicinity. You can reach the top of the hill by hiking, or take the easier way up - by funicular train, which is also the world's steepest tunnel track! Once you reach the top, don't forget to take a panoramic shot of Georgetown too.

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6. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm - The Tropical World's First Butterfly And Insect Sanctuary

Established in 1986, Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm is a beautiful glass-like dome observatory situated in Batu Ferringhi. Known as the tropical world's first butterfly and insect sanctuary, explore the maze-like land filled with lush tropical greens and over 13,000 friendly butterflies flying freely, which will add a pop of colour to your photos. A wonderful place to reconnect with nature, Entopia also hosts kid-friendly educational talks and hands-on learning activities in The Natureland and The Cocoon.

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7. Rainbow Walk Of The Top - The World's First Tower Curved Skywalk

Have you ever wondered how it'll be like to admire Penang from a bird's eye view? You can get your answer at Rainbow Walk Of The Top! Situated on the observatory deck of KOMTAR, which is located on the 68th floor of the iconic landmark, walking on the open-air Rainbow Walk is a great way to see the city landscape from a different view. Located 816 feet above sea level, don't forget to take some snapshots because you won't find any other opportunity like this in Penang!

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There are many ways to turn your road trip to Penang into a fun and amazing adventure, and that includes a visit to all Seven World Wonders of Penang! To complete your trip, check out our recommended reads below, ranging from budget hotels in Penang to Muslim-friendly cafes you should visit next.