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Penang Island offers limitless wonders that can cater to every visitor. From nature parks and gardens to iconic, historical sites, you'll be amazed at what there is to discover. Our carefully curated selection of local attractions and sites are intended to give you a hassle-free vacation. Not only that, located within walking distance are two luxury shopping malls, Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. After your shopping spree, head over to Gurney Drive where you'll get to sample the best of local cuisine the island has to offer.


Wat Chayamangkalaram

1.0 km

Built in 1845, this Thai Buddhist temple has one of the largest Reclining Buddha statues in the world. Spectacular to behold, the statue is completely gold-plated and measures 33 metres in length. You will also find magnificently crafted statues of Devas and other mythical creatures on temple grounds.

Penang Botanical Gardens

3.3 km

The Gardens came to existence in 1884 and were known as "the Waterfall Gardens". Walking around the Gardens, one cannot miss the Cannon Ball Tree, the large buttress roots of the Sengkuang Tree and various plants. From afar, witness the clear streams of water flowing on the hills above the reservoir. Enjoy a scenic stroll or jog around the gardens as you breathe in the fresh air and be amazed by the wonders of nature.

Fort Cornwallis

5.3 km

Fort Cornwallis was built in 1786 and was designed for defence. Although it is so, Fort Cornwallis served more as an administrative centre for the British, having survived without much threat of enemy attacks. Fort Cornwallis was once surrounded with a moat roughly 9m wide and 2m deep. In the fort, one can still see some of the original structures built over a century ago, including a chapel, prison cells, which were once used as barracks, a munitions storage area, a harbour light once used to signal incoming ships, the original flagstaff and several old bronze canons.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

5.7 km

Step into a world of timelessness and poised grandeur. With daily tours available, visitors get to immerse themselves into the iconic history and architecture of The Blue Mansion. More than just an exhibition, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion has a bar where guests may enjoy cocktails and a unique dining experience at the restaurant, Indigo.

Khoo Kongsi

5.9 km

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan houses in Malaysia. Leong San Tong is a two-storey building made up of three main sections up the stairs. The middle hall that reads 'Leong San Tong' in Chinese characters is the prayer pavilion whereby the wooden beams are richly ornamented and beautifully carved. Mural drawings painted on the rear corridor wall share great Chinese literature, lifestyle and culture. One of them features the auspicious 'The Eight Immortals.' Renowned as the greatest clan temple in the country, this structure marks the prominent presence of the Chinese in Penang Island.

Kek Lok Si Temple

9.8 km

Kek Lok Si, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, began construction in 1890. Its seven-storey and 30-metre high tower features a pagoda of Rama VI and is widely acknowledged as the 'face' of Kek Lok Si. The handcrafted Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas was completed in 1930, followed by a 36.5 metre bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy statue at the highest level in 2002. The temple lights up in remarkable fashion during Chinese New Year with over 200,000 decorative lights and lanterns.

Tropical Spice Garden

14.6 km

The Tropical Spice Garden is situated in what was once an abandoned, rubber plantation along Penang' north-western shores. Over 500 varieties of exotic spices, herbs and other tropical plants can be found here, including black lilies, cocoa, ylang ylang, ferns, gingers, jungle orchids and rare palms. The gardens also have a giant swing which hangs 9 meters from a tree on an elevated platform. Expect to see giant water lilies along with many other plants in the jungle trail. Guests can sign up for garden tours, night walks and cooking courses as well.

Penang Hill

7.9 km

Penang Hill is a hill resort comprising of multiple peaks on Penang Island, Malaysia. It is located within the Air Itam suburb, 9 km west of centre of George Town. Penang Hill is also known by its Malay name, Bukit Bendera, which actually refers to Flagstaff Hill, the hill's most developed peak.

The Habitat, Penang Hill

7.9 km

The Habitat at Penang Hill provides an authentic, diverse and educational Malaysian rainforest experience. Reconnect with nature in its purest form as you immerse yourself in the 130 million-year-old rainforest. Starting from the forest floor, expert Naturalists will take you on a journey along our Nature Trail to explore myriads of flora and fauna that call The Habitat home.

Escape Theme Park

18.4 km

This is the No.1 theme park in Penang Island. A truly fun and exhilarating destination with exciting rides and games in a natural environment. This park offers attractions such as a high ropes course, zip lines, slides, a climbing tower & kid-friendly attractions.

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

18.6 km

Entopia Penang Butterfly Farm is a world-class vivarium where butterflies flutter freely amid lush tropical gardens. The garden is to have around 15,000 of these beauties from up to 60 species fluttering about at any given time. Enjoy a stroll amidst the ecological sanctuary and get to join their hands-on activities as well.

Dark Mansion Penang

3.8 km

Dark Mansion is the first and only Glow-in-the-Dark Museum in Penang. It's interior features creative modern artworks that incorporates elements of science and technology into them. The innovative design and experience makes it a must-visit museum for friends and family.

Batu Ferringhi Beach

13 km

Batu Ferringhi’s beach is one of Penang Island’s most stunning bodies of water. The pristine, white sands spilling out onto turquoise blue water that stretch all the way up the Northern region of Peninsular Malaysia makes it a view to remember.

Penang National Park

18.5 km

Penang National Park is the world’s smallest national park. Within the park are well-marked trails that lead into the jungle and to surrounding bays. The park is home to about 410 species of flora and 143 species of fauna ranging from snakes, macaques and leaf monkeys to otters, hawksbill turtles and dolphins.

Batu Ferringhi Night Market

12.5 km

Perfect for travellers seeking for variety, the Batu Ferringhi Night Market is an extensive one. Coming alive after dusk, the stalls open till past midnight. From souvenirs to fake goods, you'll be surprised by what you find there. The market stretches up to 1 km and provides shoppers with over 100 stalls.

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre

300 m

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, also known as Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney, is one of the biggest and popular eateries in Penang. Locals and tourists frequent the hawker centre as it houses dozens of Penang famous delicacies. Even better, it's just a stone's throw away from G Hotel Gurney and G Hotel Kelawai.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

3.7 km

Witness a fascinating fusion of eastern and western influences in Penang, Malaysia. The island manages to embrace modernism while retaining its colonial traditions. Due to its well-preserved heritage buildings, Penang’s capital, Georgetown, has been accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Heritage Site that houses famous murals like the children on a bicycle at Armenian Street and boy with his helmet on the bike at Ah Quee Street is within cycling distance of the hotel, so guests can make use of our complimentary G cycles.

Penang Hop-On and Hop-Off

200 m

Hop on the double-decker tour bus at Gurney Plaza and let the bus take you on a fun exploration throughout the magnificent Penang island. From high-rise buildings to skyscrapers, journey through historical places and green sceneries amidst this attractive recreational tour.

Tech Dome Penang

5 km

Tech Dome Penang is an initiative by the Penang State Government to create a hub for technology learning and exchange of ideas. It is a vehicle for improving scientific literacy and technology ability in Malaysia. Located at the geodesic dome of KOMTAR just adjacent to the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site in Penang, visitors will discover the exciting world of technology and how they work by exploring the world-class exhibits in its galleries. Regular programs are conducted for schools, colleges and families. These programs are specially designed to cultivate a sense of curiosity and teach children and teenagers the skills required to thrive in a high-tech, knowledge-based future.