The Penang Municipal Park is one of the most popular parks in Malaysia. It was also rated the most active and interactive park in Malaysia by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government through its National Landscape Department.
However, more than this is the testimony of the endless stream of visitors to the park daily and at weekends. The number of visitors to the park on a hot and humid weekday in Malaysia is 3,000 and this rises to 8 000 at weekends. This shows the popularity of the park among the visitors. It also shows that it is not only the physical amenities but also the activities organised at the park that attract visitors to the park.
Many local authorities in Malaysia have visited the Municipal Park to study its management and maintenance. In a country that is not well-known for maintenance, the Municipal Park has stood the test of time. Since its opening in 1972, the park has grown not only in acreage but also in its facilities. Yet the park has not fallen in disarray but has grown in popularity among the users. This shows that with proper management and maintenance of its facilities as well as the landscape, the Municipal Park of Penang can sustain itself although it is a park that does not impose any fees for the use of its facilities. The fact that the facilities are in good condition helps to attract visitors to the park.
List Of Awards Received By The Penang Municipal Park
National level Best Urban Park Award 2004 (Municipal Park).
National level Best Urban Park Award 2005 (Municipal Park).
National level Best Urban Park among Champions Award 2006 (Municipal Park).
National level Most Creative Park Award 2006 (Bridal Corner).
Participative Sports with the theme "Be Amazes" during the TPO General Assembly in Sabah on 29.9.2009.
during the TPO Forum in Vladivostok, Russia on 26.8.2010.
Category Straight Award for the Municipal Council of Penang Islands Park Pavillion during Floria Putrajaya 2011.
at the Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia Paciific in Dalian,China from 4th – 8th September 2011.
Best Park in Malaysia
The Municipal Park was declared as the Best Park in Malaysia by the National Landscape Department with a rating of 9/10.