The sun is what we rely on for light, heat and warmth, and what’s better than an energetic sunrise or a romantic sunset? If you're in Penang, you have to catch these sunrises and sunsets. If not, maybe you can add these places to your travel list. That’s right, you’re about to get the secret insights into finding the BEST spots in Penang to catch the sunrise and sunset. Let’s go!
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1. Karpal Singh Drive
Karpal Singh Drive is a seafront promenade located 3 kilometres away from the bustling centre of Penang. So, for travellers out there seeking a great morning coffee spot, exercise spot, or just wanting to take in a breath-taking sunrise, Karpal Singh Drive is where you should be.
Opposite a row of shops, you can see people running, cycling, dancing and doing yoga in the morning, to the sound of the birds chirping, awaiting the sun, whose bright orange rays pierce through the dark blue sky.
Make sure you try the artisan coffee shops along the stretch of shops. A hot caramel latte with this view is the best way to start the day. Check out Penang's best halal cafes here
Karpal Singh Dr, Georgetown, 11600 George Town, Penang.
Free except for your coffee of course
2. Penang Hill
From almost any part of Penang hill, you will be greeted with a cold, misty breeze in the morning, followed by the rays of the sun slowly piercing through the night sky, bringing the day along with it. Next time you are in Penang, you have to pop by Penang Hill for the sunrise.
It’s best to hike up the hill in the morning. The hike is super peaceful and calming.
Penang Hill Lower Station, 11500 Bukit Bendera, Penang.
RM12 for a return adult ticket on the funicular train.
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3. Clan Jetties
The Clan Jetties in Penang are a must-see! Today, these jetties, while still being the home of many, is now transformed into a popular tourist attraction. This unique sunrise here takes you back in time and has a very nostalgic feeling to it, with its old wooden houses on stilts amid the bustling developed city of Georgetown. So be sure to check this place out!
The sunrise here is best observed at the lesser-known, Tan Jetty. You'll get to take in the beautiful view without the noise and hassle of getting past other tourists at the more popular jetties.
Clan Jetties, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
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4. ASPEN Vision City Central Island Park
This spot is one of the best places to view the sunset on mainland Penang. This park is located in the developing city of Batu Kawan. It is the perfect place for your evening exercise and spending time with family. There's a huge lake in the centre, making the sunset here the perfect addition to your busy, hectic day. So, if you're in mainland Penang, you definitely want to check this place out. Bring your family along - trust me, it’ll be PERFECT!
Don’t forget to check out the ONLY Ikea store in Northern Malaysia, located just a stone’s throw away from the park.
Aspen Vision City, Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia, 14100 George Town, Penang.
5. Pulau Jerejak Jetty
This is in my opinion, the pièce de résistance of sunsets on Penang Island. Now, when you arrive at the jetty, you have two options to view the sunset. Firstly, you could take the more conventional route by purchasing a ferry ticket. Then, take the 7 pm ferry across to Jerejak Island. This is the best time to catch the sun setting behind the Penang Bridge, lighting the sky with an orange-purplish hue. Get your phones or cameras ready, because this is a view to die for.
Alternatively, you can go to the beach next to the jetty. So, when you reach, instead of entering the jetty, go to the side of the jetty where you can see grass, keep walking and you will reach a beach, with my most favourite view ever. The view speaks for itself… (Even with bad weather and lighting, the view is just marvellous.)
Try to get on the Ferry to Jerejak Island, the night sky is beautiful from there, and the views are stunning.
Pulau Jerejak Jetty, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Less than RM20 for adults (for ferry)
So, the next time you're in Penang, bookmark these places and catch the beautiful views!