I was intrigued when I saw ‘Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar Penang‘ jotted down on my massive press trip itinerary with the Penang tourism board.
Curious, I did a quick search on Big G and a number of killer city views popped up. It was enough to fuel my excitement and this single attraction made me look forward to my second trip to Penang.
On my first venture to this UNESCO world heritage site few months ago, I had already made a list of my favorite attractions in Penang – Street food, Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, Penang hill, Upside down house and the colorful street art of Georgetown.
Little did I know, this little town had plenty other wonders to unfold.
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Penang – The Journey Begins
As soon as our flight landed and we checked into our adorable boutique hotel – Hotel Neo+ , we were all raring to explore the city – Showers are over rated, right?. A quick lunch and we were energized and rejuvenated.
Even though this was my second visit to Penang, Rainbow skywalk was our first stop and also my most awaited attraction on the list, so I was pumped. The long sleepless night in the flight would not dampen our spirits – No way!
So, without further ado, we changed into our photo-ready-wear (a term only fellow bloggers can understand) and hopped into our mini-van.
Next stop – Komtar tower.
The Top Komtar – Best Viewpoint in Penang
The captivating urban revitalized iconic landmark of The [email protected], is today a pulsating one-stop family destination, right in the heart of Georgetown, Penang. Once the tallest building in Malaysia, The Top now stands as the sixth in height as compared to the rest.
This was baffling enough to make me gawk (As if the mind-blowing Komtar tower views from my room were not enough).
The building got its name from the second prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein. The Top happens to be the brainchild of Only World Group Holdings Berhad, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, not only to construct this marvelous piece of architecture, but also the famous Sunway Lagoon and other theme parks the world over. They endeavor to invoke fond memories in the people through their motto of “Fun,Food and Good Living”.
The Group, with all their experience and expertise, has managed to add a new dimension to entertainment by providing a host of top class wellness activities, shopping, amusement and F&B outlets like, Japan Food Street, Mary Brown and others, all under one roof. One can enjoy great views from the 59 Sixty Restaurant, the tallest in Malaysia, and at the same time relax and savor with a range of drinks and dining options.
The viewing deck from the Sky Walk at the Top provides outstanding scenes of Penang from all sides.
We discovered it first hand as soon as we stepped out of the elevator at 65th floor. You can pretty much see the entire Penang Island including the fishing village and the bridge connecting the mainland to the island.
At the indoor observation deck, you can enjoy a mini glass skywalk, which I felt was much more intimidating than the open air walk at Level 68th.
Yup, that’s right, you then take the lift 3 levels further up to the Rainbow skywalk at level 68th. That’s the Window Of The Top.
A quick security check just to make sure you are not carrying anything.. umm.. let’s say ‘dodgy’ and you are good to go.
Here, you can see world’s luckiest seat, a fountain of gold, musical playground and ofcourse an open air stunning 360 degree view of the city below. What a mind boggling combo of endless attractions and dining options! I would say, it makes for an ideal getaway with family as there is plenty to do for kids and adults alike!
Rainbow Skywalk and Komtar Penang Photo Gallery
There was so many photo opportunities all around Komtar tower. So, if you are looking for Instagram worthy spots in Penang, you know exactly where to head!
As soon as you enter The Top, the lovely staircase with the sign makes for first Komtar photo, perfect for group pictures. Of course we had to take the mandatory ‘bloggers in Penang’ picture 😉
Next opportunity is the “I love Penang” sign, obviously I didn’t miss it either. I have noticed I take waaaay more pictures now as a blogger, just one of the ways in which my travels have changed as a blogger.
Observatory deck is a photographers delight!
Level 68th is the real ‘Instagrammer haven’, I would say. Endless photo opportunities with the sprawling Penang island at your feet – quite literally.
After failing at selfies, I twisted my fellow blogger’s arm into taking my pictures. The deal was fair – we click each other. Ami (of ThrillingTravel) and I spent a good part of an hour then trying out different poses and angles atop the skywalk.
Results were pretty epic!
Komtar Skywalk Map
Komtar Skywalk at The Top cannot be missed as this skyscraper stands tall over the island. However, here’s a map to point you in the right direction –
Tip – You can catch daily flights from Kl to Penang on Malindo Air (That’s how we got here!!!).
Rainbow Skywalk Entrance Fees & Information
Combo tickets for all attractions (including avenue of adventures and window of the top) are priced at a reasonable RM 98.
Address: 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 10AM–12:15AM
Phone: +60 4-262 3800
Website – http://thetop.com.my/
So, if you are looking for a stunning 360 degree view of Penang, then the Top at Komtar Penang and it’s lovely rainbow skywalk (aka Komtar skywalk) is a must visit to satiate your epic city view cravings.
Next time you visit Penang, I would love to see you at The Top!
Disclaimer – I was a guest of Penang tourism board and Malindo Air for this fab trip to Komtar Penang and other top attractions in this Pearl of the Orient.