The mere mention of Penang conjures images of historical buildings; for many of us, it is a heritage site more than a place for adventure seekers. But not when you’ve heard of Escape Adventure Play Park where any kind of adventure seems possible!
What really makes this adventure park extra special is it is serious in its call for environmental sustainability. Upon entering Escape Adventure Park, easily noticeable are humble edifices clad by grass and thatch roofs that are dappled around the area. These kinds of roof are perfect heat insulators thus conserving energy and are pretty much effective in controlling rainwater runoff. Everywhere you’ll also see structures made of recycled natural and mad-made materials. They also collect and store rainwater runoff for irrigation purposes and flushing toilets.
Escape Adventure Play Park is the kind of place that knocks at your inner child to come out and play. You’ll never run out of things to do here just make sure you are sporting a closed toe sport shoes. Helmets are provided for safety too and park employees are visible everywhere to assist visitors.
I was excited to try out the exhilarating bungee jump called Atan’s Leap, it was scary to let go of my feet at first but once you make that leap you’ll enjoy the gravity pulling you down. Next up we tried the Gecko Tower, my personal favorite as it was quite puzzling to figure out where to hold on and where to step while trying to ascend the peak. The Flying Lemur is another must-try where you’ll get to fly through a series of zip lines set amidst the lush wilderness, and try out rope swings and jungle walks. The hardest for me was the tree climbing aptly named Go Ape, looks easy but I couldn’t even climb it!
There are adventure zones specially created for kids such as the Monkey’s School where they can go tackle obstacles where they can learn and practice whole-body coordination, Foxy Burrow – themed caves where your kids can try spelunking and Tot’s Trail designed for crawling, climbing and balancing!
Escape Adventure Park is open daily from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Admission fees: Free for kids below 4 y.o, RM 45 Junior kids (4-12 y.o), Big Kids (13-60 y.o) RM 60, Super kids (above 60 y.o) RM 45
Address: 828 Jalan Teluk Bahang – Penang, Malaysia
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