Muka Head Lighthouse Barat Daya Pulau Pinang

Trisha Singh
Penang National Park is a massive forest on the northwestern section of the island. The park is lined with miles and miles of well-marked trails that lead to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The best of these trails takes you on a 2-hour long hike to the Muka Head Lighthouse, which goes through one of the best beaches on the island (Monkey Beach). The National Park closes at 5pm, so visit the lighthouse earlier in the day to make it back on time.Take an entire day out to thoroughly explore the park, which is home to some beautiful marine life and has some great birding spots. There are several other trails in the national park. Worth mentioning is an-hour long hike to Meromictic Lake.4. Enjoy the island's unique coffee culturePenang's coffee is as diverse as its coffee-drinkers. Kopi O is for the black-coffee connoisseurs (it's delicious) while Penang's White Coffee, locally made instant mix, is a movement in itself. Served hot or over ice, with or without condensed milk, in street-stalls or in cafes, coffee is a strong part of Penang's daily life and there is something for everyone.If you are looking to indulge, Kopi Loewak on Armenian street brews up some handmade Kopi Luwak or civet coffee, which is considered to be one of the best and most expensive coffees in the world – RM 80/Rs. 1200 for a cup.5. Stroll on to the Clan Jetties