Teluk Bahang also known as the Bay of Embers, it is just a few kilometers away from Batu Ferringhi. Established as a fishing village, Teluk Bahang has evolved into a tourist destination, with a number of attractions built within the vicinity of the town includes Escape Theme Park.
This is not a regular theme park with roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, or spinning teacups. Founded by Mr. Sim Choo Kheng, Penang Escape Theme Park is a theme park where it re-introduces outdoor fun activities in a natural environment that promotes wellness and nature appreciation.
Listed as Malaysia’s No. 1 Theme Park on Tripadvisor, this family theme park is divided into two sections – Escape Waterplay and Escape Adventureplay.
There are about 20 adventure games and activities in Adventureplay. One of the star attractions to try will be the “Monkey Business” where you can learn to climb like a pro or challenge your balancing skills by walking on ropes.
To add to the fun, the ‘Go Bananas’ is a new addition to the Monkey Business activity. It is pretty similar to the Monkey Business challenge except that, this has huge bananas obstructing your way.
Enjoy the thrill of flying? Flying Lemur will be a great choice. You can fly across a long cable in between trees high above the ground.
There are also plenty of family-friendly games such as Family Trail, Serambi (Learning House), Tubby Racer (link several tubby tubes together for great family fun!), Foxy Burrow, Discovery Dig, Monkey School and more!
This theme parks has the longest waterslide in Malaysia! Located just across the road from the Escape Adventureplay and offers plenty of water games with tall slides and loop slides that help you to overcome your fear of heights such as banana flip, mega drop, Super Looper, speed racer and more!
If you’re travelling with children, you can try some family-friendly water games such as the Family Twister (longest slide which seats double), Play House, Tots Pool, AK Academy, AK Splash and AK Discovery.
For those who like diving, you can try the diving challenge at the Diving Tower. The Diving Tower consists of 6 levels (1m, 3m, 5m, 8m, 10m and 25m). Do take note that only the professional divers are allowed to jump off from the last level (25m).
When you are tired, take a break and chill out by the swim-up bar at ESCAPE CLUB.
Did you know?
- Upon walking out of the waterpark, you will see Kapok tree right outside the ticketing counter. The Kapok tree produces cotton, which was used a lot in the olden days to produce pillows.
- Good news for the thrill seekers! Gravitiplay – the longest slide in the world (1.2km long) will be opened by end of 2018.
- Escape Waterpark is surrounded by 104 transplanted trees, the entire park is built in a green friendly manner where construction containers are recycled and used as lockers and toilets in the park. Old boats are also recycled and used as picnic tables and green roofs are used to absorb heat in the park.
It is recommended to spend two days in Escape to enjoy all the games (both Adventureplay and Waterplay). Check out the Escape Play & Camp package (2D1N) where you can sleep in and enjoy camping in the jungle beneath the stars within the Escape Adventureplay. Experience the night, BBQ Cooking and back-to-basics fun with family and friends.
Here’s what you need to bring:
• Your own tent/s, if you prefer
• Basic bedding and pillow
• Inflatable or collapsible camp bed
• Air mattress
• Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.
• Battery operated torches or lanterns and spare batteries
• Insect repellent, sunscreen, facial tissues
• Mobile device chargers and cables
• Charging power packs for mobile devices, if you’re not going to use the locker for charging.
• Comfortable shoes
Escape Theme Park, Penang
Operation Hours: 10.00am – 6.00pm (Closed on Mondays)
Address: 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact Number: +604 881 1106
Website: Penang Escape Theme Park
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