Spotlight: ESCAPE Theme Park, Penang

Although Penang is commonly known for its delicious street food, and there’s plenty of it, it is much more than just that. There is so much to see, do and eat in Penang. For a start, there’s a cluster of new and old museums and buildings located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Georgetown.

For book lovers, there are many bookshops in Penang. Bookshops selling used books at Penang Chowrasta Market is a must visit. Gerakbudaya Bookshop sells new books and occasionally hosts interesting book events. Not forgetting, The George Town Literary Festival is Malaysia’s largest international literary event that takes place in Georgetown every year. Head over to their website and mark your calendars!

Also, Penang has many beautiful beaches. Teluk Kampi beach and Teluk beach could be the perfect beaches to plan a vacation on. Apart from all of these, situated in Jalan Teluk Bahang, there’s ESCAPE. An outdoor theme park. The theme park is aptly named. Who wouldn’t want an ESCAPE from real life? A place where one can spend the day with one’s friends and families, enjoying good food, games and loads of outdoor entertainment? 

ESCAPE is different from any other theme park. It is a re-visioning and departure from the conventional ideas of roller coaster rides and sugar-coated fantasies. ESCAPE draws from childhood past to capture the dreams and traditional values and addresses some of the problems of our current age by encouraging physical wellness and reconnection with nature…all through play in the quest for fun – Sim Choo Kheng

When in Penang, and if you are completely befuddled as to what to do, head over to ESCAPE and try any of the following fun-filled, heart-pounding activities. Bear in mind that these are just 6 of them. ESCAPE offers a total of 37 activities.

Aerobat: Aerobat recaptures the feeling of swinging through the air and performing acrobatics. 

Airbag: At AIRBAG, anyone can now join unleash the daredevil within themselves, just without the bruises or falls this time.

AK ACADEMY: AK ACADEMY provides a fun and safe environment where a level of independence and responsibility around water is formed and a life-long skill is created.

AK DISCOVERY: AK DISCOVERY provides a fun underwater discovery experience where the depths are explored to discover the unexpected.

BANANA FLIP: BANANA FLIP provides the launch pad to flip into the air and bust your in-flight moves!

FAMILY TWISTER: FAMILY TWISTER reboots family fun by providing an activity for all the family. Go with the flow and create great memories to share.

The following packages are also available at ESCAPE.

ESCAPE Team Building Programme: a free add-on for groups of at least 10 pax who have purchased a Corporates & Associations Group ticket.

Family Day: Family day programme aims to restore the sense of community within the company where​ healthy interactions among co-workers should take place seamlessly. 

School Trips: As the name suggests, this package is perfect for school-age children. ESCAPE may be the right place to reintroduce self-directed play and values of yesteryear. 

ESCAPE is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closed on Mondays. Tickets can be bought HERE. Ticket prices for entry to ESCAPE are as follows:


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