Tikus Island - Things to Know Before Visiting
Tikus Island, Penang, Malaysia
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About Tikus Island
Tikus Island is an islet off the northern coast of Penang Island in the State of Penang, Malaysia. Located nearly 770 m off Tanjung Bungah, a suburb of the city of George Town, this uninhabited outcrop is now home to a solar-powered lighthouse. This active lighthouse marks the northern entrance to the Penang Strait and hence, the Port of Penang.
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Tanjung Bungah is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. It is located along the northern coast of Penang Island between Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Tokong, and about 6.5 km northwest of the city center. Tanjung Bungah is well known as a beach destination, with several hotels and resorts lining the beaches within the area. Decades of urbanization has also led to the mushrooming of residential high-rises at Tanjung Bungah.
The Penang Floating Mosque, also known as Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque is a floating mosque located in Tanjung Bungah near George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Although it is called a floating mosque, the mosque is actually built on stilts, only at high tide would it have the appearance of floating on water. It is built in a mix of Middle Eastern and local architectural style and features a prominent minaret. The mosque can accommodate 1,500 worshipers.
The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site.
The Balathandayuthapani Temple, officially the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Kovil, better known as the Waterfall Hill Temple or "Thaneer Malai" by locals, is a temple complex located in George Town, Penang. The main deity of this temple is Murugan. Visitors need to climb 513 stairs to reach the temple. It is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia, after the Batu Caves. The hilltop temple, with its seven-story 21.6m-tall gopuram, has been touted as the largest Lord Murugan
Church of the Immaculate Conception is a church and parish located in Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The church was founded in 1811 and is the second oldest church in the diocese after the Church of the Assumption. currently, the church serves about 5,000 Catholics residing around the north and north-east zone of Penang Island. It is one of the architectural wonders in Penang.
The City Park, also colloquially known as the Youth Park, is an urban park in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located near the Penang Botanic Gardens, City Park was opened in 1972 as a recreational area and a green lung for the city's residents. it is one of the main tourist attractions in Malaysia.
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Known as the Silicon Valley of the East for its industries, Penang is one of Malaysia's most vital economic powerhouses. Penang has the highest GDP per capita among all Malaysian states and is considered a high-income economy.