Penang Botanic Gardens
Jalan Kebun Bungah, George Town (botanicalgardens.penang. gov.my). More famous for its roaming monkeys than anything else, the Botanic Gardens boasts of an interesting history and of hosting countless families over the years. Laid out on a former quarry and having survived WW2, this park is a great place to bring the kids on a Sunday morning for a good walk and run around the green space. Surrounded by jungle and containing many species of tropical trees and plants, this is also an educational destination where the kids can learn about said species. There are wide open spaces to lay out your picnic, bask in the sun, play Frisbee or any ball game, and most importantly, let the children run and play.