The Ministry of Tourism & Culture and Tourism Malaysia Penang has partnered with the Penang Tourist Centre (PTC) to launch the ‘Penang Museum Trail & Museum Adventure Pass’, a do-it-yourself tour of Penang’s many museums.
The trail will guide tourists to 20 thematic museums around the state of Penang, guided by a free detailed map, and a special pass that can be bought to provide discounts on entry fees. It aims to educate tourists on Penang’s multitude of museums, as well as encourage tourists to include them as part of their itinerary.
The special museum pass will be on sale for RM10, providing a 20% discount on entry fees for up to four people per pass at any one time and 10% discount on purchasing of merchandizing. It is transferable with validity for one year.
The map will provide tourists with a detailed guide to the various museums in Penang, such as the Penang Peranakan Museum, the Batik Painting Museum, the My Natural Crystal Museum, (currently the Largest Natural Crystal Museum in the country), the Toy Museum, and many others. Tourists can also look forward to upcoming museums such as the Colonial Penang Museum, the Teddy Ville Museum Penang and the Train Museum.
This DIY trail is part of the government’s initiative to highlight Penang as an exciting tourist destination, and increase tourist arrivals in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 and Visit Penang Year campaigns which begin in 2015 until 2017.
In 2014, arrivals to Penang through the two entry points, namely the Penang International Airport and the Penang Port, were 1 169 703 and 115 296 tourists respectively. It signified that Penang remains a top tourist destination not only in Malaysia but also in South East Asia.
For more information, please contact Mr. Logi Dhasan Thanaraj, Senior Tourism Officer, Tourism Malaysia Penang, at 04-261 0058 or via email at email@example.com.