What To See

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Mengkuang Dam

Mengkuang Dam is the biggest dam in Penang and it features a beautiful landscaped garden. In addition to being a major source of drinking water to the population of Penang, the dam is also a favorite recreational area for the people living nearby. It is also a popular spot for some events, and one example would be the annual Penang International Dragon Boat Festival.

Travelling here: 16 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: P129, Kampung Mengkuang, Penang, 12300 Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia


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Temple of the “Ninth Emperor God”

The architecture of this temple is definitely going to catch your attention. Visitors can also admire the carvings and sculptures in this temple, showcasing the incredible cultural element of the Temple of the Ninth Emperor God, also known as Tow Boo Kong.

Travelling here: 14 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: Lot 894 & 896, Mukim 14, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia

Opening hours: 7.00am – 9.00pm (24 hours during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival)

Tip1: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately to show respect.

Tip2: If you happen to be around during the Nine Emperor Gods festival, on every 9th month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, you should come visit this temple as the decorations for the festival will be up.


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Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple

The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is named after a Hindu deity and has the largest main sculpture tower, or rajagopuram, among all the other temples in Malaysia.

Travelling here: 1 minute by car / 4 minutes walk from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: Jalan Todak, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Tip1: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately to show respect.

Tip2: This temple is located near the Penang Bird Park, so tourists can visit both of these spots one after the other.


St. Anne’s Church

St. Anne’s Church is a famous Roman Catholic church in Penang. Its annual celebration of the feast of St Anne in July regularly attracts over 100,000 pilgrims from Malaysia as well as neighbouring countries.

Travelling here: 22 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Tip: As this is a place of worship, it is advisable to dress appropriately to show respect.


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Fireflies in Sungai Kerian, Nibong Tebal

Watching fireflies have been an attraction to tourists to this part of Malaysia. These fireflies are gathered around the mangrove trees, and visitors can grab a boat and sail towards them come nightfall to admire the beauty provided by nature. It has been described as looking like Christmas lights.

Travelling here: 36 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya.

Address: 2938, Jalan Teluk Ipil, 14300 Nibong Tebal, S.P.S., Penang, Malaysia

Price: MYR25/adult, MYR15/child

Tip1: Remember to not take photos of the fireflies with the flash on as that will scare them away.

Tip2: It is always a good idea to book this trip in advance, so you get to prepare yourself for it. Check out this website http://www.amazingplanner.com.my/Amazing_Home.html for booking, and for different tour package details.