If you ever find yourself without anything to do on the bustling island of Penang, perhaps it’s time to expand your horizons beyond the confines of this tiny isle off the coast of Malaysia?
In this case, you may hop on a ferry to take a short ride across the sea to Penang mainland i.e. Seberang Perai.
The Mainland Escape
Not many people are aware that Penang island is not the entirety of the State. Rather, the less popular towns located away from the island are populated mostly by the locals. And similar to Bayan Lepas, Penang’s mainland is also a thriving industrial area.
Mainland Penang comprises smaller towns like Bukit Mertajam, Seberang Jaya, Sungai Puyu, and Prai. But, the biggest draw of the mainland is found in the town of Butterworth.
Expect the usual fantastic local food, along with a range of other attractions. Family-friendly attractions like the Temple of the Ninth Emperor God and the Penang Bird Park are a few choice destinations for you to consider the next time you’re in town.