Penang or Pulau Pinang is a state located on the north west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It comprises of Penang Island and Seberang Perai which is located on the main peninsular. Penang itself is a fascinating fusion of the East and West, it embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led it’s capital city George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Also long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia and one of the world’s best food destinations, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts.
Batu Ferringhi, situated along the coastal road north-west of Georgetown and lined with a string of international-standard resorts, is the most popular beach in Penang.
Soak in the sun to relax and unwind on the beach or hotel poolside. Or enjoy a host of aquatic thrills from parasailing, Jet Ski riding to the simple canoeing or wind wind-surfing. Whether you are a nature junkie who’d love a challenging hike at the nearby National Park or an art enthusiast who would like to try your hands on batik wax painting. There is always something to do for everyone at Batu Ferringhi.
As the sun sets, Batu Ferringhi comes alive with a carnival-like atmosphere with an open-air bazaar selling anything from ornate curios to enticing souvenir items. Dubbed the Feringghi Walk, the night market offers shoppers a host of attractions and bargain hunting opportunities with plenty of eateries featuring local hawker fair to international fine dining.