Batu Ferringhi is among the most popular havens of Penang, thanks to its alluring white sandy beach and myriad of accommodation and dining options. The legendary Night Market awaits to be explored while its waters offer the thrill and excitement of sports activities like windsurfing and parasailing.
The wide array of tantalizing delicacies such as satay and laksa is a result of a fusion of diverse cultures in Malaysia.
Soak up the lively ambiance of Pasar Malam (Night Market) and buy vintage collectibles, household items, or almost anything you may need.
The long, smooth, sandy beaches offer you the chance to sunbathe on your beach blanket or partake in water sports like windsurfing and parasailing.
There are 250 types of tropical and sub-tropical fruits planted on this 25-acre tropical fruit farm. Savor the attraction at its best when the fruits are in season.
Batu Ferringhi is the starting point for several great hikes. Try out the access route from the Chin Farm Waterfall across the Bayview Beach Resort.
July is the best time to explore Batu Ferringhi; the area receives an average of eight hours of sunshine each day. Also, jellyfish are less prevalent at this time of the year, making the waters favorable for water activities.
A 45-minute flight will get you to Penang Airport (PEN) from Kuala Lumpur. Upon landing at the airport, you can catch a bus or a taxi to Batu Ferringhi.
Trains arrive at Butterworth Railway Station near the ferry terminal in Butterworth, on Malaysia's mainland. Take a ferry to George Town, and you will have the option of taking a bus or taxi to Batu Ferringhi.
There are several cars rental companies to get you to Batu Ferringhi from George Town and the surrounding neighborhood. A car trip takes 25 minutes via Jalan Batu Ferringhi through Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Route 6 and P4.
You can take Rapid Penang bus 101 route from the airport, which is a distance of 19 miles and costs RM4. Buses from George Town to Batu Ferringhi are available for RM2.
Enjoy easy access to the beach and panoramic views while at Baba's Guest House. Indulge in utmost comfort and luxury while at the Holiday Inn Resort Penang.
Tanjung Bungah - situated between Gurney and Batu Ferringhi, about a half-hour's drive from George Town. It's famed for water sports activities as well as its world-class resorts and hotels.
Teluk Bahang - located in Southwest Penang Island District, Teluk Bahang is home to Penang National Park, the Tropical Spice Garden, and the beautiful Art and Garden by Fuan Wong.
Tanjung Tokong - found along the northeastern coast of Penang Island. It boasts Straits Quay, a shopping mall-cum-marina.
Buses are the most commonly used means of transport. From 7:50 am, Rapid Transit buses ferry people from George Town to Tanjung Bungah and from Batu Ferringhi to Teluk Bahang. Fares range from RM1.40 to RM4.
Bargaining for your taxi fare is common place here when moving within and outside Batu Ferringhi. Prices average RM45 for an adult and RM24 for a child.
With an assortment of car rental companies such as Europcar, you can pick one to satisfy your mobility needs. Prices start at RM350 per day.
From home decor items to fake designer bags and souvenirs, you can satisfy all your shopping needs at Batu Ferringhi's Night Market. Get quality handmade fabric products as well as handicrafts at Raz Kashmir Crafts.
Grocery stores are costly, but the markets are relatively affordable. 35oz of chicken breast costs, for example, RM9.
Savor an assortment of Malay cuisine at the Night Market. Be sure to also sample fantastic Malay, Western, Chinese, and Indian delicacies at the Long Beach Cafe (food court). Average meal prices hover around RM33.