The Top KOMTAR Penang

KOMTAR Penang is one of many things to do in Georgetown Penang that’s suitable for families, blending education, food, and thrilling fun!

This iconic entertainment tower in Penang has 18 different attractions that will take a good chunk of the day to explore, such as its main attraction, the Rainbow Skywalk.

Read on below for an in-depth guide to the Top KOMTAR Penang, and how best to spend your time (and money) here!

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Attractions At The Top KOMTAR Penang

The majority of activities at The Top KOMTAR are things to do in Penang with kids.

The Top KOMTAR Penang
The Top KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to shafiqang (Instagram)

That being said, there’s no imposed age limit, with plenty of activities for teens and adults too!

Notes:

  • Child: 90cm – 130cm
  • Senior Citizen: 60 years old and above

1. Window of the Top & Rainbow Skywalk Penang

Get a bird’s eye view of George Town at Rainbow Skywalk Penang.

See the world under your feet as you stroll along the glass walkway from the 68th level of KOMTAR Tower!

Rainbow Skywalk At The Top Komtar Penang
Rainbow Skywalk At The Top Komtar Penang – photo credits to raghav3134 (Instagram)

For another scenic view, Window of the Top on the 65th level offers a 360-degree indoor observatory deck with giant windows.

View Of Georgetown From The Top KOMTAR Penang
View Of Georgetown From The Top KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to sudhir_kamath (Instagram)

Opening Hours Of Both Attractions:

Rainbow Skywalk (Level 68) from 11am to 11pm daily

Observatory Deck (Level 65) from 11am to 8pm daily

2. Jurassic Research Center

Located on the 5th level of the Top, the Jurassic Research Center houses over 200 realistic dinosaur models, some of which are brought to life by animatronics!

Jurassic Centre At KOMTAR Penang
Jurassic Centre At KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to munira0586 (Instagram)

You can have a look at how dinosaur eggs hatch in the Dinosaur Lab, and the Fossil Excavation Site is sure to excite the younger crowd.

Jurassic Centre Setup At KOMTAR Penang
Jurassic Centre Setup At KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to munira0586 (Instagram)

Just don’t leave before taking pictures with the full-size dinosaurs at the outdoor park!

Price:

Standard Rates: RM58 (Adult), RM48 (Child/Senior/OKU)

MyKad Rates: RM48 (Adult), RM48 (Child/Senior/OKU)

3. 7D Discovery Motion Theater

Immerse yourself in virtual reality with 7D Discovery Motion Theater’s dome-shaped screen, with moving seats and the occasional spritz of water adding an extra dimension to your experience!

Price:

Standard Rates: RM48 (Adult), RM38 (Child/Senior/OKU)

MyKad Rates: RM38 (Adult), RM28 (Child/Senior/OKU)

4. Tech-Dome Penang

Tech-Dome Penang is where you can find G-Drop, a one-of-a-kind free-standing vertical drop slide.

Tech Dome At KOMTAR Penang
Tech Dome At KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to munira0586 (Instagram)

Then, there is wall climbing and 360-degree G-force spin that will keep your blood pumping!

Children and teenagers will delight in interacting with over 120 hands-on science and technology exhibits in the 40,000 sq ft space. It can take up to 3 hours to try them all!

Interactive Set Up At The Tech Dome Penang
Interactive Set Up At The Tech Dome Penang – photo credits to azeemhakime (Instagram)

The Tech Dome also hosts STEM education and workshops for schools as well!

Entry Tickets For Tech Dome Penang

CategoryPrice With MyKadPrice Without MyKad
Child (below 5 years)FREEFREE
Child (5 years to 12 years)RM16RM32
Student (with valid ID)RM22RM44
Adult (13 years and above)RM28RM56
Senior Citizen (60 years and above)RM12RM24
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)RM72RM144
OKU Child (with valid ID)RM7RM14
OKU Student (with valid ID)RM10RM20
OKU Adult (with valid ID)RM14RM28
OKU Senior Citizen (with valid ID)RM6RM12

Star Attractions (Add-on)

The entry tickets do not include these rides!

AttractionChild Or StudentAdult
G-DropRM6RM6
G-ForceRM6RM6
Wall ClimbingRM6RM6
Immersive Interactive ExhibitRM5RM5
Space Exploration GalleryRM3RM5
PIXO ObservatoryRM3RM5

Things to note for G-Drop, G-Force or Wall Climbing:

  1. Those with pre-existing medical conditions are not allowed.
  2. Remember to bring an extra pair of socks, wear long pants and covered footwear.
  3. Visitors must be at least 130cm to 140cm
  4. The rides are open at 11am, 2pm and 4pm
  5. Buy tickets for these rides at the counter before 5pm!

Ticket Combo Packages

You can get combo tickets too! These are only available on weekends or with prior arrangements!

CombosChild Or StudentAdult
Adrenaline: G-Drop + G-Force + Wall ClimbingRM15RM15
Astronomy: Space Exploration Gallery + PIXO Observatory*RM4RM8
Super: Adrenaline + Astronomy + Immersive Interactive Exhibit*RM20RM20

Notes:

  • Immersive Interactive Exhibit start times: 11am, 1pm, and 2pm
  • The Space Exploration Gallery start times: 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, and 4.30pm
  • The Observatory guided tour start times: 3.30pm and 4.30pm (on Saturdays and Sundays only)

Tech-Dome Penang Annual Pass

If you’re going to be in Penang for a while (or call Penang your home), it might be worthwhile to snatch up an annual pass.

CategoryPrice
Child (6 years to 12 years)RM80
Student (with valid ID)RM118
Adult (13 years and above)RM150

5. Ocean Explorer

Want to try being in a submarine? The Ocean Explorer simulates that very experience through the high-resolution screens on all sides!

Complete with deep-sea creatures!

Note: There may be a long wait during peak hours as only a limited number of visitors can enter at a time.

6. Penang Boutique Aquarium

On level 4, Penang Boutique Aquarium spares visitors from going to the ocean too!

There are 150 different marine and freshwater species in this 30,000 sq ft aquarium right at KOMTAR Penang, all beautifully set up!

Children Can See Different Fish At The Top Boutique Aquarium In Penang
Children Can See Different Fish At The Top Boutique Aquarium In Penang – photo credits to gitaellanda (Instagram)

Highlights include a see-through mangrove ecology tank, which houses the world’s largest freshwater fish, the Amazonian Arapaima fish!

Price: Rates: RM38 (Guardian), RM33 (Child/Seniors)

7. Dino Gym

The Dino Gym is a dinosaur-inspired indoor playground for children to let loose!

Kids Enjoying Themselves At The Dino Gym At KOMTAR Penang
Kids Enjoying Themselves At The Dino Gym At KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to salawatisalehuddin (Instagram)

Whether it’s jumping on trampolines, digging into a ball pit, or having a go with the ball-shooting guns or slides, kids will surely have a ton of fun here!

Note: Remember to bring a pair of socks for anyone who is playing! Socks are available for rent for a fee.

Price:

Standard Rates: RM5 (Guardian), RM36 (Child)

8. Jelly Bump

Make a quick stop at Jelly Bump and unleash the F1 racer in you by taking a bumper car ride!

Jelly Bump Bumper Cars At KOMTAR Penang
Jelly Bump Bumper Cars At KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

This family-fun activity is suitable for both adults and children alike!

Price:

Standard Rates: RM9 (Adult), RM9 (Child)

Musical Carousel is a merry-go-round on level 5.

Carousel At The Top KOMTAR
Carousel At The Top KOMTAR – photo credits to elvisyunsin (Instagram)

Children can ride on the ponies while parents can sit in the chariots! It makes for a great place to capture fairytale-themed photographs too!

Price:

Standard Rates: RM9 (Adult), RM9 (Child)

10. UFO-X

UFO-X is an exhilarating ride that feels as if you’re going to outer space. So, fasten your seat belts, or step off if you easily get motion sickness as the ride spins quite a bit!

11. Magic Mirror Maze

Getting lost has never been so fun at Magic Mirror Maze!

Magic Mirror Maze At KOMTAR Penang
Magic Mirror Maze At KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

Visitors will go through a myriad of mirrors that distort and surprise! While finding a way out of the maze!

While not the most exciting attraction, it’s a great place to pass the time while waiting for other attractions to open.

Price:

Standard Rates: RM18 (Adult), RM9 (Child/Senior/OKU)

KOMTAR Penang has its very own Penang State Gallery! A one-stop location for visitors to discover the Penang’s origins. And to acquire some souvenirs!

Penang State Gallery In KOMTAR Penang
Penang State Gallery In KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

Key attractions are the replicas of George Town and the Penang Bridge, alongside 3D figures of a typical George Town townhouse, and Baba Nyonya cultural displays!

Miniature Georgetown Town House At The Penang State Gallery In KOMTAR Penang
Miniature Georgetown Town House At The Penang State Gallery In KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

Price:

Standard Rates (Also for Durian King Gallery): RM30 (Adult), RM20 (Child/Senior/OKU)

Read more: Top 21 Penang Museum To Pop Into (Especially Items 8 & 13)

13. Durian The King Of Fruits

This specialty museum celebrates all things durian, providing everything you need to know about this unique fruit, from flower to fruit stage!

Stop along the different photo stops and take pictures with giant figurines and lifelike durian models while you’re here.

Set Up Of How Durian (The King Of Fruits) Is Usually Sold In Malaysia (Durian Museum)
Set Up Of How Durian (The King Of Fruits) Is Usually Sold In Malaysia (Durian Museum) – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

You can also buy chocolates, durians, and other souvenirs at their gift shop too!

Price: Standard Rates (Also for Penang State Gallery): RM30 (Adult), RM20 (Child/Senior/OKU)

Read more: 9 Best Places To Eat Durian In Penang

14. Tongkat Ali King

Step into this curiously named museum that showcases a particular wild herb in Malaysia.

Orang Asli have numerous uses for this medicinal plant as the exhibits in the museum will explain!

Learn How Orang Asli Grow And Use Tongkat Ali At Tongkat Ali King In Komtar
Learn How Orang Asli Grow And Use Tongkat Ali At Tongkat Ali King In Komtar – photo credits to inazume

Besides learning a brief history of how the herb has been used in the past, you can even try the herb to see what it tastes like!

Price:

Standard Rates: RM10 (Adult), RM10 (Child)

MyKad Rates: RM5 (Adult), RM5 (Child)

15. The Gravityz

Overcome your fear of heights at The Gravityz! Take on the world’s highest rope course from the 65th floor of The Top KOMTAR!

The Gravityz On The 65th Floor Of The Top KOMTAR, Penang
On The 65th Floor Of The Top KOMTAR, Penang – photo credits to ibolya_tunde_csermak (Instagram)

Of the 6 high-altitude challenges, there is a walkway (Confidence Path), a viewing point (High Bench), and a flying fox (Z-wire). It takes about an hour to complete the whole course!

Hanging Off The 65th Floor At The Komtar With The Gravityz
Hanging Off The 65th Floor At The Komtar With The Gravityz – photo credits to zinincubus (Instagram)

Don’t worry, the friendly instructors will be there every step of the way, and there are emergency exit points in case things get too hairy!

Opening Hours:

Normal Day:

Daily from 11am to 3pm and again from 4 to 7pm (Longer interval for Friday: 11am to 1pm and again from 3 to 7pm

Public & School Holiday:

Daily from 11am to 7pm (Interval on Friday between 11am to 1pm and 3 to 7pm)

Price: RM149

16. Zombie Outbreak

A small haunted house with props to make it look like a zombie apocalypse inside. Surprisingly not as scary as you might think!

Zombie Outbreak At KOMTAR Penang
Zombie Outbreak At KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

Price:

Standard Rate: RM21(Adult), RM16 (Child/Senior/OKU)

Note: If you’re looking for a real thrill, consider Gravityz instead!

Opening hours:

  • Weekdays: 11am to 8pm
  • Weekends: 11am to 9pm
  • Public holidays/ school holidays: 10am to 10pm

17. ARV Augmented Reality

Feast your eyes on a virtual animal kingdom with the use of a high-tech augmented reality system.

ARV Augmented Reality At KOMTAR Penang
ARV Augmented Reality At KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to arvskyavenue (Instagram)

Approach giant polar bears and other majestic beasts without any fear of danger!

18. Dance Oki

Level 5 has a dance space that has electronic features, with plenty of songs and levels to challenge your friends too!

Dance Oki In KOMTAR Penang
Dance Oki In KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

KOMTAR The Top Penang Opening Hours

Be sure to check the opening hours so you don’t arrive too early or too late, and do note that the hours are subject to change by the management without prior notice!

In general:

  • Rainbow Skywalk is open from 12am to 10pm daily, and is closed on Tuesdays except during Public and School Holidays.
  • Tech Dome is usually open from 10am to 7pm (counter closes at 5pm)
  • Other attractions (i.e. Avenue of Adventures) are usually open from 11 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 11am to 9pm on weekends
  • On public holidays and school holidays, opening hours are extended to 10am to 10pm
  • The Top Indoor Theme Park is closed every Tuesday except during Public and School Holidays
Rainbow Skywalk At Night
Rainbow Skywalk At Night – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

The Top KOMTAR Penang Tickets & Price

Buy tickets before enjoying the facilities of the attractions!

Notes:

  • Children under the age of 12 of heights below 90cm can enjoy the attractions for free. All except for Dino Gym.
  • Children who are taller than 90cm will fall under the normal rates.

The Top Fun Pass (Multiple Entries)

The Top Fun Pass lets you enter as many times as you want in one day! This includes all attractions in Avenue of Adventures and Rainbow Skywalk.

Note: Exceptions are The Gravityz, Augmented Reality Virtual and Star Attractions for Tech-Dome.
TypeChild RateAdult Rate
Top 3 Attraction PassRM55RM75
Super 6 Attraction PassRM45RM55
9 Attractions Adventure Fun PassRM58RM98
  • Top 3 Attraction Pass includes Rainbow Skywalk, Top Boutique Aquarium, and the Jurassic Research Center
  • Super 6 Attraction Pass includes Tech Dome, Penang State Gallery, Durian King, and Tongkat Ali Museums, Musical Carousel, Mirror Maze, Zombie Outbreak, and UFO-X.
  • 9 Attractions Fun Pass includes all of the above

The Top Rainbow Skywalk & Observatory Deck (Single Entry)

Those who are short on time can buy a one-time entry to Rainbow Skywalk at the rates below:

TypeMyKad HoldersStandard Rate
AdultRM48RM68
Child (90cm to 12 years old)RM28RM48
Senior Citizen (60 years old & above) & OKURM28RM48

The Top Annual Pass

Enjoy unlimited entry to 18 Attractions in a single location with The Top Annual Pass!

Join their events (like their New Years Eve Countdown Party) fireworks at minimal charge throughout the year too!

Note: The pass is not applicable for pay-per-ride activities, The Gravityz, and Augmented Reality Visual.
TypePrice
AdultRM180
Child (90cm to 12 years old)RM90
Senior Citizen (60 years old & above) & OKURM90

How To Purchase The Top Penang Tickets

Purchase The Top Fun Pass via:

1. Online at the official website

Ticket is valid for one year only.

2. The Top Penang ticket counter at Level 5

Remember to bring your MyKad for validation.

Check their latest promotions before you go!

3. KLOOK

KLOOK sometimes offers cheaper tickets and better deals, so it’s worth a shot to check it out!

The Food At the Top KOMTAR

1. Top View Restaurant & Lounge

Top View Restaurant prides itself as Penang’s highest restaurant at Level 59 of The Top, where you can indulge in international cuisine accompanied by a spectacular view!

English Tea Set By The Top View Restaurant & Lounge
English Tea Set By The Top View Restaurant & Lounge – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

Don’t miss out on the English Tea Set from 11am to 5pm daily, and a 6-course set menu for dinner during the evenings!

Note: It’s quite pricey.

2. Imperial Court Restaurant

Imperial Court Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant on Level 6 of The Top KOMTAR.

Imperial Court Restaurant At The Top, KOMTAR Penang
Imperial Court Restaurant At The Top, KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

Notable dishes include dim sum (lunch only), deep fried eggplant with XO chili sauce, and Spanish Iberico ribs.

Spacious private rooms are available for an extra fee, and you can take a picture with the Jacky Chan and Bruce Lee wax figures at the entrance if you feel inclined!

Note: They serve shark’s fin soup here

Lunch:

Monday to  Saturday: 10am to 2.30pm

Sunday & Public Holiday: 10am to 2.30pm

Dinner:

Mon-Sun (Including public holiday): 6pm to 10pm

Read more: 13 Best Restaurants In Penang For Lunch & Dinner (With Good Ratings)

3. Coco Cabana Bar & Bistro

Coco Cabana Bar & Bistro serves pub food and drinks at Level-68 Observation Deck during the day.

Coco Cabana Bar & Bistro At The Top KOMTAR Penang
Coco Cabana Bar & Bistro At The Top KOMTAR Penang – photo credits to meaningfultravel1 (Instagram)

They also offer 5, 6, or 7-course dinners (Chef’s Choice Amuse Bouche) at night, with some nights including live band performances too!

Note: There’s a 3 course set lunch menu that you can buy as part of a combo entry ticket package for The Top!

4. Other Restaurants At Level 5

Choose from many other food options featuring local and international cuisine at The Top KOMTAR!

Japan Food Street In KOMTAR Penang
Japan Food Street In KOMTAR Penang – photo is from the official KOMTAR Facebook page

You can get a quick refuel in between visiting attractions or take a seat for a filling meal.

  • Japan Food Street
  • Italian Job Pizzaria
  • Richdad
  • Market Food Street
  • Marrybrown
  • UMI
  • Only Mee
  • U Pop I Scream

Read more: 13 Best Breakfast In Penang – With Local, Western Cafe & Halal Options


What To Buy From The Top KOMTAR

The best place to pick up a Penang souvenir at KOMTAR Penang is none other than The Top Picks. A premier gift shop that sells soft toys, snacks, and handmade arts and crafts!

Or you can stop by nearby Penang shopping malls for more selections, such as 1st Avenue Mall, Prangin Mall , or KOMTAR Mall!

1st Avenue Mall, One Of Many Shopping Malls In Penang
1st Avenue Mall, One Of Many Shopping Malls In Penang – photo credits to suhaimiaziz (Instagram)

When’s the best time to visit The Top, Penang?

Arrive before sunset to watch the sun go down from the observation deck of The Top, and be sure to stay long enough to see George Town come alive at night!

However, if you want to try out all the attractions, it’s best to come in the morning.

KOMTAR Penang Against The Sunset
KOMTAR Penang Against The Sunset – photo credits to o.k.man (Instagram)

Read more: Best Time To Visit Penang: When Not To Go & Special Events To Look Out For In 2020


How To Get To The Top KOMTAR, Penang

1. By Bus

Other than walking, the most budget-friendly way to get around Penang is the free CAT bus. Hop on and off as many times as you want.

The shuttle stops close to KOMTAR and connects to other popular attractions in George Town too!

Rapid Penang Bus Making A Turn At Chulia Street, George Town, Penang
Rapid Penang Bus Making A Turn At Chulia Street, George Town, Penang – photo credits to len_j_p (Instagram)

Buses For Getting Around George Town:

  • CAT bus (Free)
  • Hop On & Hop Off bus
  • Rapid Penang (most lines stop at KOMTAR)

Getting From Penang Airport To Georgetown (KOMTAR):

Rapid Penang Bus AT, 102, 401 & 401E


Read more: How To Get From Penang Airport To Georgetown (4 Easy Ways)


Getting From Ayer Itam (Kek Lok Si) To KOMTAR:

Rapid Penang Bus 201, 203, 204 and 502

Getting From Batu Ferringhi To KOMTAR:

Rapid Penang Bus 101 & 102

2. By Taxi Or Grab

Taxi or Grab fares usually cost around RM8 to RM15 per ride within George Town.

Taxis usually gather outside major shopping malls or attractions. Make sure your taxi driver runs the meter before you get in!

For Grab, download the app and make an account. Key in your destination and the app will find you a driver in a few minutes! With the price displayed!


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3. By Tour Service

Overwhelmed by the number of attractions The Top has to offer? Or need transport before and after your trip to KOMTAR to Batu Ferringhi?

Let private tour service RayTheTour help!

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Why You Should Book Our Service:

  • Our local tour guides are fluent in Chinese or English.
  • Options for customizing your own itinerary!
  • We use spacious vans and MPVs
  • Pickup and dropoff before and after the tour
  • We organize tours in Ipoh, Taiping, and Cameron Highlands too!

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Conclusion

The Top KOMTAR Penang offers a total of 18 attractions, so you can spend nearly an entire day here visiting all of them!

If you think you’d be a frequent visitor here, there’s the option to pick up the annual pass if you’d like to return within the year.

Note: Make sure you drop The Top a call to find out if any of the attractions are closed before you visit!

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