Top 10 Family-friendly Things to Do in Penang at Night


Without a doubt, Penang is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia for tourists and locals alike. From morning to night, you’ll never run out of things to do! Like most states in Malaysia, Penang becomes quite lively at night. 


If you’re looking for things to do in Penang at night, below are some of our top recommendations to have a great time with your family!

1. Walk along Sia Boey Archeological Park




If you’re wondering what to do in Penang at night, visiting the Sia Boey Archeological Park would be ideal. After dinner, you can take a walk with your kids. Check out the ponds to watch beautiful fishes swimming around.


The main highlight of this park would be the various fun swings, slides, and hilltops to climb on – perfect for the kids not to get bored when they’re here! 


Entrance Fee: Free

Opening Hours: Daily, 6am to 11pm

Location: 50, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

2. Explore Batu Ferringhi Night Market




One of the best night activities in Penang would be to explore Batu Ferringhi Night Market as there are plenty of souvenirs, food, and handicraft items. Even if you don’t have the budget to spend, walking through the 1km market is still fun. 


Entrance Fee: N/A

Opening Hours: Daily, 7pm to 12am

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu, Taman Pantai Batu, 11200 Tanjong Bungah, Pulau Pinang

3. Check out the Clan Jetties Of Penang




Known as The Floating Village, the Clan Jetties of Penang consist of up to 7 unique waterfront communities to explore. There are various wall murals to check out alongside scrumptious food stalls and souvenir shops. 


Don’t miss out on the main attraction – which is the floating Hean Boo Thean Temple where you can get an amazing view of the sunset. 


Entrance Fee: N/A

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 9pm

Location: Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

4. Go up Penang Hill




Another popular Penang night attraction among families is none other than Penang Hill. You can either hike up the hill or take the train ride. At night, you can get a good view of Penang with all the city lights shining brightly. 


There’s also The Habitat, which is where you can learn about the 130-million-year-old rainforest as well as a canopy walk, zip lines, and a gigantic swing. 


Entrance Fee: View the ticket pricing here

Opening Hours: Daily, 6:15am to 7.45pm (Ticketing Counter); 6.30am to 10.00pm (Train Service) 

Location: Penang Hill Lower Station (Stesen Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang), Penang

5. Get a good view of the city at KOMTAR Rainbow Skywalk




KOMTAR Rainbow Skywalk remains among the popular Penang night attractions for families as you can get a fantastic full 360 view of Penang from the 65th and 68th floors.


You can also experience walking on the skywalk which is around 816 feet above sea level – with transparent glass below! As for the kids, they can enjoy several gaming areas as well as Jurassic Park and Aquarium. 


Entrance Fee: Adult – RM68, Child/Senior Citizen – RM48

Opening Hours: Daily, 11am to 10pm

Location: 1, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang

6. Feast at Maccallum Street Night Market




You can spend at least 1 and a half hours exploring the various food choices here! It’s a big night market that’s only open on Mondays. In fact, when you visit with your family, all of you can try a wide variety of food for an affordable price! 


Some of the popular food options include Char Kuay Teow, Appom, Muah Chee, Satay, and many more. 


Entrance Fee: N/A

Opening Hours: Monday, 5pm to 10.30pm

Location: Lintang Macallum 1, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

7. Have a chill time at ChinaHouse




ChinaHouse consists of 3-linked heritage shophouses which house various shops such as cafes, restaurants, and bakeries. There’s also a unique jewellery shop called Bonton Shop 2. Kids will enjoy the library located on the top floor where they can make use of free drawing materials. 


Entrance Fee: N/A

Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am to 1am

Location: 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang

8. Unleash your inner bookworm at BookXcess Gurney Paragon




Love reading books? If any of your kids are bookworms, BookXcess Gurney Paragon will have plenty of options for you to choose from! In fact, there are even comic books from DC and Marvel. There are two floors, making it one of the largest bookstores in Malaysia. 


Entrance Fee: N/A

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm

Location: 163D-7.06-7.16 & L8.02-8.-5, Gurney Paragon, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

9. Hang Out Around Karpal Singh Drive




Karpal Singh Drive is home to many eateries as well as the famous 10-metre walkway surrounded by modern-art sculptures. You can also rent bicycles and cruise around the pavements. Many people enjoy a good view of the Penang Bridge here too!


Entrance Fee: N/A

Opening Hours: Weekdays, 5pm to 12am. Weekends, 5pm to 1am. 

Location: Karpal Singh Dr Jelutong, Penang

10. Learn History at Fort Cornwallis




If you’re interested in night activities in Penang that involve history, you should definitely include visiting Fort Cornwallis with your family! Kids usually will enjoy running across the greenery. 


You can witness a bird’s eye view of the beachfront at the fort. At night, there are several coffee shops open as well. 


Entrance Fee: (Malaysian) Kids – RM10, Adult – RM20. (Non-Malaysian) Kids – RM5, Adult – RM10

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 10pm

Location: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Which activity will you include in your Penang itinerary? 

Feeling excited to begin your journey to Penang with your family? We hope you’ll enjoy these night activities in Penang! While you’re planning your journey, you can consider renting your preferred car with TREVO to ensure a smooth experience while getting to and fro each destination!

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