After the hot weather during Lunar New Year, now the weather began to blow up the breeze. Bathed in the sun, looking at the scenery of the street can always make people smile, thinking, such a weather is too suitable for a spring outing! As we enter February, the weather in Penang is cooler, and doing some outdoor activities is the best option to enjoy the good weather and get good pictures. Hence, I would like to introduce you to a few good places, so that you can explore the energy of nature even you go abroad!
Hin Bus Depot
When it comes to literary and artistic, Hin Bus Depot is not going to disappoint. It was an old bus company before, which was later turned into an artistic spot in Penang by its current manager. There are not only a few cafes and workshops, but also often hold art exhibitions, every Sunday there will be a pop up market, with handicrafts, organic food, potted plants, etc. , and occasionally musicians singing live, which is definitely enjoyable!
Address: 31A, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Business Hours: Mon to Fri, 12pm – 8pm; Sat & Sun, 11am – 8pm
Sunday Pop Up Market
Business Hours: 11am – 5pm
There is such a sentence, you are not visit to Penang if you never been to Penang Hill, it can be seen that its status and symbolism in Penang is unshakable. Located in Air Itam, Penang Hill is the best place to view Penang even though it is only 830 meters above sea level. If you visit Penang Hill in early morning by cable car, you will see a sea of clouds covering the buildings of Penang and it looks like a wonderland. Penang Hill has a variety of green plants, coupled with cooler than the city weather, really suitable for a group of friends to have a spring outing.
Cable car round trip ticket: RM6 per children; RM12 per adult, RM6 per elderly person (Mykad holder)
RM15 per children; RM30 per adult; RM30 per elderly person (Tourist)
Address: 11500 Bukit Bendera, Penang.
Operation Hours: 6.30am – 11pm
When we mentioned about spring outing, it is necessary to mention the Botanic Gardens, which is known as Penang’s Green Lung. This 30-hectare garden has centuries of trees, lush hills and huge lotus ponds. In addition, there are many trails and you will see a variety of plants, grey-leafed monkeys, insects or butterflies while walking along the trail. However, it is not recommended to have a picnic here because there are so many monkeys that they will get too close to people when they saw foods.
Address: Kompleks Pentadbiran,Bangunan Pavilion, Jalan Kebun Bunga, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operation Hours: 5am – 8pm
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Besides seeing the green plants, it is also a good outdoor activity to go for a walk or picnic by the sea. With a total length of 4 km, Batu Ferringhi Beach is a best place for holiday, there are many hotels and restaurants along the way. Occasionally you’ll see a group of young people barbecue or have a picnic on the beach to celebrate certain festivals. Maybe you can take the opportunity to come here with your friends and enjoy the sunset and have a picnic as well.
Address: Jalan Pantai Batu, Taman Pantai Batu, 11200 Tanjong Bungah, Pulau Pinang.