Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Discover Penang’s Flower Cape with a trip to Tanjung Bungah. Once a sleepy fishing village, this idyllic seaside suburb between Gurney and Batu Feringghi is now one of the most popular destinations in Penang, offering visitors beautiful beaches, excellent cultural attractions and great restaurants.
Tanjung Bungah beaches
For many visitors, the beaches near Tanjung Bungah are what makes the area so appealing. The Penang Water Sports Centre in particular is a hub of activity, offering visitors the chance to rent kayaks, canoes and other boats to head out on the water. From the shore, beach volleyball and soccer games regularly take place, and there is even the opportunity to go fishing from certain points near the centre.
Penang Floating Mosque
The stretch of beach at Tanjung Bungah is also home to the area’s most impressive piece of architecture, Masjid Terapung. This floating mosque was built a decade ago to replace another mosque in the area that suffered damage during the 2004 tsunami disaster. Standing seven stories tall, the stunning white building is the first in Malaysia to be built on the sea. The classic Moorish design boasts a brightly coloured roof and can accommodate up to 1500 parishioners during prayer times.
Tanjung Bungah Night Market
Malaysia’s markets and hawker food streets are famous around the world for offering unique items and delicious foods at bargain prices. The night market in Tanjung Bungah is no exception and is a particularly popular attraction in Penang. Every Tuesday, the car park of the morning wet market building transforms into a bustling marketplace where visitors can haggle for a veritable array of delights. From exotic local fruits, fresh produce and vegetables to traditional snacks like stir-fried ricecake strips and Hakka noodles – the bustling night bazaar offers plenty of opportunity for visitors to indulge in authentic Malaysian cuisine.
Getting to Tanjung Bungah
Travellers in search of a Tanjung Bungah hotel need look no further than PARKROYAL Penang Resort. With spacious rooms, luxury amenities and a location in the heart of the island, Penang’s best attractions are all within easy reach.
Located just a 15-minute drive from PARKROYAL Penang, visitors can discover this idyllic coastline village and take advantage of its many charms hassle free.