Penang Isle: Bukit Dumbar Park

Penang Bukit Dumbar is a recreational park over a man-made hill located in Jelutong area of the island. It serves as a popular place for the locals to exercise, jogging or to stroll during the mornings and evenings. A public badminton court center is also located within the park for those interested to rent a court for playing.

Penang Isle: Ayer Itam Dam

A Brief Info

The Ayer Itam Dam is the first dam to be built in Penang and was offically opened in 1962 by the (then) Governor of Penang, TYT Y.M.Raja Tun Uda Al-Haj bin Raja Muhammad. Besides being one of the water sources of the island, the dam is also a popular recreation area with the locals.


Penang Isle: Old Central Fire Station

This Beach Street fire station was opened for operations in 1909, one of the only two fire stations on the island at that time.  Before this, the policemen were the only paid force on call to put out fires. It is also considered as a landmark in the area with its four-storey tower which was designed and built with both western and mughal influences.

Penang Isle: The CHEW Jetty

A Brief Info

The CHEW Jetty is a settlement of wooden houses built on stilts and the name “CHEW” is the surname (the first name) of the residences and that’s where the name was derived. Migrant’s families with this surname would live together in this area. The CHEW jetty is now one of the popular tourist attractions on the island. Wooden platforms connect the houses supported by stilts on the waters. Visitors can even go for a homestay at the village for an unique experience.