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"Gateway to Penang National Park"

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Teluk Bahang is located in Georgetown of Penang Island in Malaysia. It is one of the best destinations for ecotourism offering lush green forests and eco parks along with wide blue peaceful beaches and clear sky. The place is an exemplary match for hiking to waterfalls in addition to beach hopping. It offers a wide variety of water sports from jet skiing,sailing to surfing. The scenic beauty of Teluk Bahang is it's most attractive feature. 

Most people visit Teluk Bahang as a stopover to visit the famous Penang National Park. Other major attractions here are Tropical Spice Garden, and Teluk Bahang Eco Park - all of which gives an unmediated encounter with dense forests offering rich diverse flora, fauna and hikes to waterfalls. You definitely can not miss a visit to the Entopia Butterfly Farm which has thousands of butterflies and offers a pleasing escape. Teluk Bahang Dam is one of the more famous tourist spots with a large reservoir offering to witness prepossessing sunsets. ESCAPE Adventure play is the trademark of this place holding out an array of swings and activities for adults and kids providing a thrilling and adventurous experience.

Teluk Bahang gives you an experience of quietude away from the commotion of metropolis life.

Things to do in Teluk Bahang

1. Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve

Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve
Situated in Georgetown, the Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve is an 873 hectare forest reserve and park with extensive trees and beautiful rainforests. It is a quiet ideal getaway from the city’s monotonous (Read More) life to soak in the glory of nature. There is also a small Teluk Bahang recreational eco park for locals and visitors to spend some time in the green environment.

2. Chin Farm Waterfall

Chin Farm Waterfall
Also known as the Batu Ferringhi waterfall due to its connection to the Sunghai Batu Ferringhi river, the gorgeous Chin Farm waterfall is located on the island of Penang. The beautiful waterfall drops (Read More) vertically down forming a small stream between the rocks at the base. There is a Chinese temple called Chin Waterfall Lam Thean Mui Temple close to this place. At the base of the waterfall is also a Chin Farmhouse offering fantastic views of Penang.

3. Escape Adventureplay

Escape Adventureplay
Escape Adventureplay is an adventure theme park at Teluk Bahang in Penang. One of the best adventure park in Malaysia and specialising in zip-lining and other jungle activities, it has become a favour (Read More)ite among outdoors adventure seekers.

4. Teluk Bahang Dam

Teluk Bahang Dam
The Teluk Bahang Dam, constructed in 1999, is the largest and the closest dam to the sea located in the Northern area of Penang, Malaysia. The dam is an excellent location to see some calm waters and (Read More)beat the Penang heat. The pathway is usually not crowded, offering breathtaking views of the lake and the northern coast of the island making it a very picturesque place for photoshoots.

5. Art & Garden by Fuan Wong

Art & Garden by Fuan Wong
Situated on the Penang hill, the Art and Garden is a beautifully designed sculpture garden by glass artist Fuan Wong. The tropical rainforest garden is built to become a wonderful tourist spot by comb (Read More)ining his deep affection towards plants and beautiful glass artistry. You will find a variety of species of plants and botanical illustrations along with magnificent glass art pieces. This attraction with endless mountainous slopes offers a fantastic hill view and a walk with nature.

6. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
Entopia Butterfly Farm located in Teluk Bahang is the country’s largest butterfly garden-cum-farm with over 15, 000 species of butterflies. The park is also adorned with over 200 different unique styl (Read More)es of ornate waterfalls, ponds and caves to add to the aesthetics of this magnificent butterfly farm.

7. Penang Tropical Spice Garden

Penang Tropical Spice Garden
Located at Jalan Teluk Bahang, Penang Tropical Spice Garden is an 8-acre bio-diverse living museum showcasing over 500 living specimens of lush and exotic flora and fauna from around the world. It has (Read More) been recognized as one of the best flower gardens in Malaysia.

8. Penang National Park

Penang National Park
Spread over an area of 23 square kilometres, Penang National Park is Malaysia's smallest national park. Locally known as Taman Negara Pulau Pinang, it houses a seasonal meromictic lake, lovely pristin (Read More)e beaches, lowland dipterocarp forests and mangrove forests.

9. Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

Penang Tropical Fruit Farm
Conserving the rare and exotic species of trees is the Tropical Fruit Farm on the hilly terrain of Jalan Teluk Bahang. Spread over 25 acres of land, the orchard is home to around 250 types of tropical (Read More) and subtropical fruits with fruits from all over the world.

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Food in Teluk Bahang

Seafood is the hallmark of Teluk Bahang with a great assortment of fishes, crabs, lobsters and prawns. Nasi Kandar is one of the most famous mouth-watering rice-based dishes served with curry and is a must-try. Char Kway Teow is another nationally famous dish which wins over the heart of all tourists. The local restaurants serve an expansive range of local food with appetizing aroma. Though the well-known restaurant “The End of the World” was destroyed in the Tsunami, another restaurant by the same name and serving the same taste is a sine qua non. However, most of these restaurants and the local places only accept cash.

Tips & Things to Know

  • Since Teluk Bahang is more of a rustic relaxation place, the monetary exchange is usually cash except in big hotels and plaza. You must carry enough cash to meet the daily needs of commutation, food and activities. You can withdraw cash at the ATM in Penang Airport.
  • The area does not have good wifi connection except for some of the hotels which offer complimentary wifi for the stayers.
  • Physical contact with tourists is not appreciated by the locals. Contact with opposite sex in public is also not a social norm. 

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How to Reach Teluk Bahang

How to Reach Overview

You can fly to Penang International Airport and drive to Teluk Bahang. The train is another option which runs from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth offering a beautiful view of the countryside and then a ferry to Penang can be taken offering another breathtaking experience in itself. Another option is to drive to Teluk Bahang as Penang island is connected with the peninsula through bridges. Jalan Teluk Bahang connects Teluk Bahang with Balik Pulau in the South and Batu Ferringhi on the East.

Local transport in Teluk Bahang

State bus is the cheapest and most convenient way to travel around Teluk Bahang. It is well connected to all the places on the island. The Bus Service has several destinations including George Town, Penang International Airport, Balik Pulau and Sungai Nibong.

There is a unique Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Service for tourists which covers all the major tourist attractions in the area like Entopia Butterfly Farm, Tropical Spice Garden, Teluk Bahang Eco Park and the Penang National Park.

Private cabs and cars are also available for commuting. One might prefer taking these to cover long distances. The most interesting option is that of Trishaw (Bicycle Rentals) which one can hire to go visit places according to their own convenience.

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Entrance to Teluk Bahang Forest Eco Park

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