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Travel Privilege Card Penang - a smarter way to travel around Penang

Travelling around Penang has never been easier (and made even more reasonable) with the Travel Privilege Card Penang, as Zac Teo explores

It could be a joy when visiting a new place or country, with countless new attractions to see and in Penang's case, plenty of food to eat as well. With the influx of tourism into Penang growing boundlessly over the good part in the last decade, three parties have joined arms in launching the Travel Privilege Card Penang - namely the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Tourism Malaysia Penang and the Penang Tourist Centre. In a nutshell, this card provides the holder with excellent incentives when visiting mainly tourist attractions and heritage places, plus a couple of restaurants and public transportation.
Penang Travel Privilege Card 2016. Photograph: Zac Teo/ 
Penang Travel Privilege Card 2016. Photograph: Zac Teo/ 

Penang365 has been very supportive of progressive action taken to boost tourism in the state, and have obtained one from the Penang Tourist Center office at King Edward's Place. Priced at a relatively reasonable RM20 (~USD5), this card is valid for a year. For those not too familiar with the Penang Tourist Center, alternative places that retail this card would be 
  • Ghost Museum
  • Seabreeze Hotel
  • PG Gold Museum
  • Aquarium Fish Exhibition
  • Penang 3d Trick Art Museum
  • Goh Kaki Childhood Museum
  • Wonderfood Museum Penang
  • Penang Amazing World Studios
  • Made in Penang Interactive Museum

I've recently used the Travel Privilege Card when bringing some friends from abroad around Penang, and one of the destinations was the Ghost Museum Penang. Our group enjoyed a 20% discount off the entrance fee, and this rate applies to other museums around Penang as well. Do refer to the appendix list below for the full coverage of the card.

Travel Privilege Card being used at Ghost Museum Penang. Photograph: Zac Teo/
 Travel Privilege Card being used at Ghost Museum Penang. Photograph: Zac Teo/

Discount on Entrance Fees
Cardholders will enjoy a 20% discount off entrance fee (for a maximum of 4 person) at these popular tourist locations:
1.   Tropical Spice Garden
2.   Asia Camera Museum
3.   Batik Painting Museum
4.   5D Interactive Museum
5.   Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
6.   Colonial Penang Museum
7.   Ghost Museum Penang
8.   IBox Museum of Glass
9.   Khoo Kongsi Museum
10. The Owl Museum
11.  PG Gold Museum
12.  Penang Bird Park
13.  One East Museum
14.  Sun Yat Sen Museum
15.  Odeon Visitor Gallery
16.  Penang Tourist Centre
17.  Upside Down Museum
18.  The Habitat Penang Hill
19.  Penang Camera Museum
20.  Pinang Peranakan Museum
21.  Penang 3D Trick Art Museum
22.  Penang Time Tunnel Museum
23.  Wonderfood Museum Penang
24.  Penang Amazing World Studios
25.  Made In Penang Interactive Museum
26.  Cheah Kongsi Interpretative Museum 

Discount on Public Transportation and Places of Attractions
The Travel Privilege Card offers a 20% discount to cardholders to these places:
1. Penang Hop On Hop Off
2. The Habitat Penang Hill, Penang Hill, 11300 Penang
3. Penang Bird Park, Jalan Todak, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang
4. Mission Q, 3F-21 & 22, Queensbay Mall, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
5. Fish Aquarium Exhibition, 44 Bishop Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
6. Jump Street, Atrium of D’Piazza Mall, 70 Jalan Mahsuri, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
7. ECLIMO (Electric Scooter), 132, Jalan Lim Chwee Leong, 10300 George Town, Penang
8. Tropical Spice Garden, Lot 595, Mukim2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Teluk Bahang, Penang
9. Staynest, 21-E, Gurney Dr, 10250 George Town, Penang (extra 5% discount for hotels or homestay bookings for all traveler cards holders) 

Discount on Food and Beverages
The Travel Privilege Card offers the cardholder 15% discount upon the presentation of the card when ordering meals at the following cafes and restaurants:
1. Toys Cafe, 67 Bishop Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
2. Coffee Affairs, 21 Bishop Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
3. GEM Restaurant, 66 Bishop Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
4. Auntie Gaik Lean’s, 1 Bishop Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
5. The Safe Room, 42 Campbell Street, 10100 George Town, Penang
6. The Dine Mansion, 164 Beach Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
7. Indian Palace, 79-G-18, Penang Times Square, 10150 George Town, Penang
8. China House, 1838 Victoria Street and 153 & 155 Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Penang

The Travel Privilege Card is now available in the locations listed above. Chief Tourism Officer of Tourism Malaysia Penang, Mr. Logi Dhasan Thanaraj, has reiterated that the list of attractions and merchants will continuously be updated with new deals for cardholders from time to time. For further information, do call +604 2616663 or visit

Zac Teo

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