Well, a family friendly gateway wouldn’t be complete without visiting this place. Located away from the busy town centre, Teddyville Museum is situated at Batu Feringgi. To be exact it is actually at the Ground Floor of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.
For your info, I love all kinds of cute stuffs. 🙂
To save the hassle paying on the spot, I purchased the online ticket via KLOOK few days before I came here. Not much savings tho, but its convenient. Moreover I can collect credits for my KLOOK account with any purchase I made through the web.
On a side note, there is a RM10 voucher attached to the ticket. You can use it as rebate from their souvenir store. However it is only applicable for purchase of Teddy Bear / T-Shirt.
As we enter, we began with some old age bears, from one of the very first batches of teddy bears ever made since year 1900.
The museum map. Floor size of 9000 sq.ft. You could easily spend an hour or 2 depending on the duration you take on each stop.
Then we started of with some history about Fort Cornwallis.
Aren’t these bears look so cute! Wait a minute, was that Captain Francis Light ? To read more about the history of Fort Cornwallis, kindly click HERE
3 Baba & Nyonya Bears were having a tea break. Do you want to join them?
The Indians were celebrating Deepavali, and kuil at the background.
Above, we could see the Malays were celebrating Hari Raya. I could see them busy preparing the lemang, dodol, the popular Malay delicacies during Raya celebration. (Look at the adorable Mak Minah teddies)
Kampung House – Wooden Wonders
Gong Xi Fa Cai. The God of Prosperity to usher Chinese New Year. Also shown here the meaning of God of Prosperity and Lion Dance.
Kek Lok Si. The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.
After learning about the 3 main racial of Malaysia, we moved on to the famous Char Kuey Teow at Siam Road (Jalan Siam). It is a popular local food.
Look at the frowning bear. Getting under mood with too many orders?
Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney is one of the biggest and famous hawker centre that is located at Gurney Drive.
Check out the details of the foods on each tables. And did you notice the foodie bear there? *I shall take photo of the photo and post it on my Instagram* LOL!
Batu Feringgi with water sports and night market.
*Teddy having Sun Bathing*
Penang Hill is also known by the Malay name Bukit Bendera, which actually refers to Flagstaff Hill, the most developed peak.
Tourists, adults and children were admiring the view from Penang Hill.
Durian, the King of fruit. Both the human size bears were enjoying the fruit.
Moved on to the famous food stalls in Penang. Toh Soon Cafe, a legendary cafe located at the alley of Lebuh Campbell. It is famous for its Roti Bakar or known as Toast Bread. I was told by the local, the crowd is fantastic. Advised to go early to queue.
Mr. Teddy doing his Signature Teh Tarik or known as Pulled-Tea.
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul.
“Reaching Up” Mural, Cannon Street, George Town, Penang
“Little Children on a Bicycle” Mural, Armenian Street, George Town, Penang
Thanks to Ernest Zacharevic for these beautiful wall arts which draw much tourists here.
Click HERE to have the location map of the wall arts.
Bread-man / Snacks on Wheels. They are popular during my childhood days. I used to chase them to buy snacks! 😀 But nowadays its rare to spot them.
Penang Bridge Marathon is an annual marathon event held in Penang Bridge, Penang.
Penang Dragon Boat Festival
The Penang Dragon Boat festival is part of the culture’s history which took part since 30 years ago.
Bayan Lepas Free Trade Industrial Zone. These human size bears were seen assembling the electronic parts.
Barbershop, often operated by Indians are still popular among the Malaysians.
Malaysian Batik is batik textile art of Malaysia. The most popular motifs are leaves and flowers.
People who come to Penang, will usually bring home some local products (i.e biscuits) as souvenirs. Ghee Hiang is one of the famous and old brand in Penang.
Next, they even have Malaysia’s famous athletes, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei and Dato’ Nicol David.
End the exhibit with a lovely corner of a bear in a Hot Air Balloon (in conjunction to Hot Air Balloon Fiesta) and a message of I ♥ PG, I Love Penang.
You can also get your photos printed out here by Canon.
Last but not least, its shopping time! Don’t forget to utilize the RM10 voucher if you planned to buy any Bear or T-Shirt here.
Before leaving, don’t forget to take photo with this 10ft tall Bear at the entrance.
This Teddyville Museum is like a Little Penang. Using the human sized bears and miniature sized bears to bring out the Malaysian culture, but also exhibit the popularity of Penang island. Be it food, street, tourist spots and also some history of Penang.
I’m amazed on how much effort they put everything into so detailed and fine. Especially the hawker food stalls at Gurney Drive. Thus, I also like how they explained every segment in story board. Oh ya…did I mentioned that the bears have very smooth fur too. You can gently hug these furry bears 😀
Plan your visit here with your child. Its fun and educational. I’m sure they will enjoy this place.
Ground Floor, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
56, Jalan Low Yat, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 04 890 5345 / 016-550 5949
Open Daily 9:00am to 6:00pm
Website : http://teddyvillemuseum.com/beary/