Category Archives: Recreation

Raffel Park, Gelugor, Penang

Raffel Park is a recreational park in Gelugor, Penang. The park was built by BSG Property, about the same time as when Raffel Residence was developed. The design of Raffel Park leverages the elevated nature of the site, creating a landscape that captures the unique hilly characteristics of the Bukit Gambir region. Raffel Park is roughly divided into… Read More »

Setia Spice Convention Centre Roof Garden

The Setia Spice Convention Centre Roof Garden is a landscaped rooftop garden. It is an excellent place for recreation, exercise, and relaxation. The roof garden consists of the Central Lawn, Kids Park (playground), and Bamboo Garden. The Central Lawn, the main part of the rooftop garden, consists of 2 grass fields, with jogging track around them. Visitors can… Read More »

Penang Badminton Academy

Penang Badminton Academy (officially opened in 9 May 2014) is a badminton hall built by the Penang State Government, with contributions from ECM Libra Foundation. It is located within the same compound as the Karpal Singh Penang Learning Centre, which also houses the Penang Math Platform. Its address is 550, Jalan Kaki Bukit, Kampung Kastam, 11700 Gelugor, Penang… Read More »

Hari Raya Puasa Decorations At Gurney Plaza (2019)

The Hari Raya Puasa decorations are up at Gurney Plaza, bringing the festive mood to shoppers at the shopping mall. This year’s decoration is themed Kota Raya Gurney, depicting a charming small town in Penang in the 1970s. At the centre of the decoration is a stage named Panggung Wayang Gurney (Gurney Cinema), which will be used for… Read More »

City Stadium Of Penang (Stadium Bandaraya Pulau Pinang)

The City Stadium of Penang (or Stadium Bandaraya Pulau Pinang) is a multipurpose stadium located in Georgetown, Penang. It is accessible from Jalan Perak. Inside the City Stadium, there is a football field, where the Penang state football team plays their Malaysia Super League home matches. There is also a running track in the stadium, so it is… Read More »

Visiting The Habitat Penang Hill

I visited The Habitat Penang Hill recently on 1 March 2019. The Habitat is a recreational park in the Penang Hill rainforest, officially launched in December 2016. As it was a weekday, going up Penang Hill was a breeze, with minimal wait time at the lower station for the funicular train. I got a seat at the lowest… Read More »

Play Pedal Go-Kart At Urban Playz, Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang

Indoor playgrounds are now widely available at shopping malls in Penang. Urban Playz at Gurney Paragon Mall however provides something different, an outdoor pedal go-kart course for kids to play. It is located on the 4th floor of Gurney Paragon Mall (Address: 163D-4-01 & A1, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: +6012-7090082). There are 2… Read More »

Experience Batik Art At Craft Batik, Teluk Bahang, Penang

Batik is a traditional Malay textile art. It is very popular in Malaysia and Indonesia. The most popular motifs in Malaysian batik are flowers and leaves. Batik designs are drawn on cloths/fabric, which will then go through a special process to make the colours permanent. Craft Batik is a batik factory in Teluk Bahang, Penang (Address: Mukim 2,… Read More »

Chinese New Year Atmosphere At Gurney Paragon Mall (2019)

My family and I visited Gurney Paragon Mall on Sunday, 13 January 2019, and were greeted by various Chinese New Year decorations. This year, the Chinese New Year celebration falls on 5-6 February 2019. The Chinese New Year decorations in front of the Swiss Watch Gallery and Rolex stores are pretty unique. It consists of red lanterns and… Read More »

AmanVille – Indoor Playground At Gurney Plaza, Georgetown, Penang

AmanVille is an indoor playground at Gurney Plaza. It aims to provide a safe, secure, clean and stimulating play environment for children at the shopping mall. The playground is located on the 4th floor of Gurney Plaza (Address: Unit No. 170-04-16, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2409946), opposite Station Kopitiam. There is a good variety… Read More »