The Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck, THE TOP @ Komtar, Penang
We were in Penang during the recent school holidays and made it a point to challenge ourselves at THE TOP Rainbow Skywalk this time around. We had always wanted to experience this from the first time we visited THE TOP back in 2017 but Ayden was a little too young to enjoy the walk hence we decided to wait a little longer.
Fast forward to two years later, here we are at the top, 816 feet above sea level enjoying a bird’s eye view of Penang.
Our tickets cover both the Rainbow Skywalk (Level 68) and Observatory Deck (Level 65).
Our first stop is at Level 65 of Komtar. The speed elevator brought us from Ground to Level 65 in just 90 seconds! The Observatory Deck on Level 65 helped to prepare us for the outdoor skywalk on the 68th floor as it features a glass walkway that lets you watch the world go by below.
Glass walkway at Observatory Deck on Level 65
The Observatory Deck (Level 65) is an indoor attraction while the Rainbow Skywalk (Level 68) is outdoor hence IF it rains on the day of your visit, you can spend your time here at Observatory Deck first while waiting for the rain to stop.
Ever wonder what it’s like laying 65 floors above ground level? You get to do that here and take pictures to prove it too.
Visitors are allowed to take photos and videos so snap away and take lots and lots of pictures. We did not pay for the official photographer.
Once we are ‘warmed up’ in the air-conditioned Observatory Deck, we proceeded to the open air Rainbow Skywalk.
Located at George Town’s highest point, the open-air Rainbow Skywalk is at Level 68, on the rooftop of Komtar tower. Like other viewing towers in major cities around the world, this is a good way to get panoramic views of the island.
First thing first, shoe covers.
We can either walk without our shoes (not advisable as the glass walkway can be hot in the afternoon), or put on the shoe covers. We chose to use the shoe covers. Shoe covers are provided without additional charges and are recycled for next visitors.
Do you dare to walk on air 816 feet above sea level?
Stay calm and don’t look down. Haha!
Or maybe DO look down. You’ve GOT to LOOK DOWN otherwise you’ll miss out all the fun of being on TOP!
Such amazing view from up here. Don’t forget to take pictures. Take LOTS of pictures! The staff won’t chase you away.
A compulsory shot when you are at the highest point in Penang.
It was a great experience up here at the Rainbow Skywalk. Our only regret is that we did not have time to go in the evening hence we had to visit in the afternoon. It will be great to go up during dusk, to see the transition between light and dark. Maybe we will return some day for that. It would be awesome to take some night shots from up here.
There are also other fun attractions on the lower floor of THE TOP especially for kids such as Jurassic Research Centre and Dino Gym. We’ve visited them on our last visit here a couple of years ago.
Here are our videos should you like to see more:
Jurassic Research Center
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