Penang Floating Mosque
Masjid Terapung or the Floating Mosque was built in 2004 in a bid to replace an older mosque which was damaged in the year’s major tsunami disaster. Situated along Tanjung Bungah’s stretch of beach, the mosque is an architectural wonder with its Moorish design, seven-storey-high towering minarets and 360-degree panoramic view of the sea. It’s the first mosque in the country to be built on the sea, with pillars and stilts supporting its majestic structure. Covering an area of 1,295sqm, it can accommodate up to 1500 people during prayer times.
- Opening Hours: N/A, but permission to enter must be obtained from the mosque officials. No shoes are allowed inside the mosque, and all visitors must be decently dressed. Closed during Friday prayers (from 12:00 – 14:30).
- Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah (opposite Mar Vista Condominiums)
Penang Toy Museum
Housing over a whopping 100,000 toys, figurines and collectibles, Penang’s Toy Museum is the country’s first toy museum and reputedly the largest of its kind in the world. The idea for the museum started when its owner, Loh Lean Cheng, visited London’s Toy & Model Museum, aged 19, in turn inspiring him to start his own Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:30)
- Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah (right next to Copthorne Orchid Hotel)
- Tel: 016 460 2096