Seberang Perai Attractions
What to See in Seberang Perai
The number one attractions within Seberang Perai is the town of Butterworth, where much of the action takes place. Particular favourites within Butterworth include the Penang Bird Park, which is excess of 300 different species of birds live, originating from throughout South-East Asia.
More Attractions in Seberang Perai
Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is a South Indian Hindu temple set beside the Penang Bird Park. Built in 1997, it is noteworthy because it has the largest and tallest (72ft) rajagopuram (main sculpture tower) in Malaysia. The RM2.3 million temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Arulmigu Karumariamman. Read More...
- Location: Seberang Perai
Mengkuang Dam is the only dam in Province Wellesley. Located 28km northeast of Butterworth, the main draw for visitors is its park featuring a scenic landscape with jogging trails (the best is the 10km trail that goes past orchards and rubber plantations), it has at least 300 visitors a day. It contains up to 23.6 billion litres of water making it the largest dam in Penang. Officially opened in 1985, it is also called Empangan Mengkuang and the 81ft dam has a water-cache area of 3.9sqkm. It was officially opened by the former Governor, Dr. Tun Awang bin Hassan. Read More...
- Highlights: advise vistors to go on morning or afternoon. It is dangerous when come to late night
- Opening Hours: Morning till late night
- Address: Mengkuang Dam, Bukit Mertajam
- Tel: +6 04 509 6509
The Nine Emperor Gods Temple is one of the largest temples in Butterworth. Dedicated to the Nine Emperor Gods of Taoist mores, it has gone through several makeovers over the years. It started out as a small attap shed on a rented plot of land in 1971 and was completed in 2000, at a cost of RM7 million. The Nine Emperor Gods, believed to dwell in the stars, are the sons of Father Emperor Zhou Yu Dou Fu Yuan Jun and Mother of the Big Dipper Dou Mu Yuan Jun (Queen of Heaven). Their popularity has declined since being exported out of the southern provinces of China but in Penang there is a small group who still pay homage to these deities. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays: 7 am to 9 pm
- Address: On Lot 894 & 896, Mukim 14, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
- Tel: +604-331 8717
Penang Bird Park is the first and largest bird park in Malaysia. Established in 1988, the RM1.2 million complex is home to over 300 species of birds (150 of which are of local origin) ranging from kingfishers and tiny exotic sunbirds to vulturine guineafowl and huge, gigantic eight ft-tall ostriches. Located in Seberang Jaya, within the beautifully- landscaped, five-acre Penang Bird Park are two walk-in aviaries and two geodesic-domed enclosures, resembling the birds’ natural habitat. This allows for free roaming pelicans, flamingos, swans, storks mandarin ducks and other kinds of birds. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Every day, 9AM-7PM
- Location: Near to Sunway Hotel Seberang Perai
- Address: Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang.
- Tel: +604 399 1899
Penang Bridge may not be an official sightseeing spot in Penang but it is the sight that greets most visitors to the island. A 13.5km-long suspension bridge that connects the island to the mainland at Seberang Perai, it is considered a Penang landmark, with locals comparing it to London Bridge. Also known as Jambatan Pulau Pianng, before it was opened the only way to get to the mainland was via ferry: today the causeway is one of the busiest freeways in the country. The longest bridge in Malaysia and the fourth-longest in Southeast Asia, it is a toll bridge, with fees paid only when heading to the island. The only time it closes is for the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon. Read More...
- Location: Seberang Perai – Penang
St. Anne's Church is best known as the centre of pilgrimage for the annual St. Anne’s Feast in Malaysia. It started out as a small chapel built by visiting priest Fr. Adolphe Couellan in 1846. Today it is a sprawling complex, able to seat up to 1,800, with beautiful stained glass windows. Named after St. Anne (mother of the Virgin Mary), the celebrations held here in July every year for St. Anne’s Feast draw Roman Catholics from all over Peninsular Malaysia, bringing the generally sleepy town of Bukit Mertajam to life. The event culminates with two nights of candlelit procession with devotees singing hymns as they walk on and around the church grounds. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Kulim, Bukit Mertajam
- Type: Church
- Tel: +604 538 6405