Pesiaran Kuari, George Town (www.penangmunicipalpark.com). Many Penang children spent their childhood at the Youth Park (Penang Municipal Park) rollerskating, playing football, learning how to ride a bike or just roaming around. Built on a former quarry and spread over 172 acres, the park was set up to provide a space for children and teenagers to pursue outdoor activities and sports, and to just have fun. It opened in 1972 and was an immediate hit. There’s a tree conservation programme in place and is one of the few parks which has separate skate and graffiti sections encouraging teens to do what they love in a safe environment. The children’s play pool and playground, skating rink and the accessible playground for children in wheelchairs and with special needs (the first of its kind in Malaysia) are all popular areas of the park.