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Sun, Jan 28


Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia | January 2024

A week-long gathering for traveling families to explore Penang, Malaysia. Our itinerary includes Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Zone + murals, Clan Jetties, Penang Hill, eat at a Hawker Centre, Kek Lok Si Temple, Balik Pulau - Saanen Dairy Goat Farm, and more!

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Penang, Malaysia  |  January 2024
Penang, Malaysia  |  January 2024

Time & Location

Jan 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – Feb 03, 2024, 12:00 PM

Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia


About The Event

Come join us in Penang, Malaysia for a fun-filled and community-centered worldschooling gathering January 28 - February 3, 2024. Chinese New Year is celebrated on Feb 10, 2024, and we hope to catch the beginnings of this festive season in Penang.

The Worldschool Pop-Up Hub provides super casual, budget-friendly opportunities to gather, connect with other worldschoolers, learn about the local area, instill new friendships, share your insights, and immerse in a friendly, accepting mobile community. Our activities highlight local nature, history, food, and culture... but you'll also have plenty of time to relax, get to know each other, and even stray from the itinerary to add activities that cater to the group's interests.

Pop in for a few days or the full week. Join as many activities as you'd like. It's up to you!  

Our itinerary will include activities such as the following: 

*Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Zone + it's iconic murals

*Clan Jetties 

*Entopia Butterfly Farm 

*Penang Hill 

*Taman Bandaraya Youth Park 

*Eat at a Hawker Centre 

*Kek Lok Si Temple 

*New World Park 

*Hin Market 

*Balik Pulau - Saanen Dairy Goat Farm 

*Sunset at Pantai Malindo

*Beach Day 

*Friendship Park "I Love Penang" Sign Photo-Op

Add-ons include the Snake Temple, Floating Mosque, Penang National Park, and The Habitat on Penang Hill.

COST per Family

US$100 Early Bird Rate, expires October 15, 2023

US$140 Regular Rates (a $25 discount is available for families in need, use code PENANG25 at checkout)


Rachel & family sold everything in 2014 and never have looked back. They've been completely nomadic since 2018, homeschooling their three children. Some of their favorite family travel destinations include Turkey, Romania, New Zealand, Spain, and London. Their two younger kids will join the Penang Pop-Up and will be 14 and 16 years old.


Georgetown & Tanjung Tokong will be the most centralized locations for our activities, however there are many neighborhoods to choose from. Here are a few to consider: 

  • Georgetown - The historic center and capital of the island... and is the UNESCO World Heritage Zone. Housing will typically be in old, unique shop houses although many units are renovated and modern on the inside.
  • Tanjung Tokong and Straits Quay - North of Georgetown, a much more modern-looking area with many skyscrapers. The host family will be staying here.
  • Batu Ferringhi - The popular beaches area and expat haven (although expats will be found in all these neighborhoods)
  • *Note, if you choose to stay longer to experience Lunar New Year, traffic everywhere will be quite bad for the holidays, but perhaps most especially along this entire northern stretch of the island, from Georgetown to Batu Ferringhi.
  • Air Itam - A decidedly more local neighborhood, despite being home to many tourist attractions in Penang Hill and the Kek Lok Si Temple.


Grab will almost always be the best option, so be sure to download the app (basically Southeast Asia's version of Uber). Unfortunately, traffic will likely be awful for the entire week. This is the downside to being in a popular destination during the biggest holiday of the year. However, we will plan a logistically efficient itinerary, grouping activities by proximity.


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  • Regular Rates $140 / Family

    One family, one price. Parents, partners, children, and grandparents are all included under this admission. Families in need may use the code PENANG25 for a $25 discount.

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  • Early Bird $100 / Family

    Purchase by October 15, 2023 This ticket admits one family including children, parents, partners, and grandparents.

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