A park in the city center of George Town, built from the remnants of the old Sia Boey market and its surrounding area.
The Mengkuang Dam finally re-opened to the public in December 2020 after six years of upgrading and expansion works. Unlike the old dam which had more trees and shades, the new expanded dam provides a wider space for recreational activities (but the area can be very hot during the noon).
The dam is accessible freely to the public from 7am to 7pm daily. Note: there will be crowd control during movement control order. Google Map link – click here.
Here are some scenic views of the newly upgraded dam:
Ayer Itam dam and its surrounding forested hills region. The area remains one of the hidden nature gems of Penang. Due to this, it is a popular outdoor recreation area for the locals.
As the country enters the Recovery Movement Control Order period (RMCO) in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Penang Botanic Gardens is reopening its gates to the public with some precautionary measures in place.
The gardens will be open from 7am to 7pm daily but limit to a maximum of 200 visitors only at any given time. Visitors will also need to record their visits and have their temperatures checked prior to entering the gardens.