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Powerd By : NorthPony
Batu Feringghi Beach

 

 

Batu Ferringhi is the top choice among beach lovers. It is the beloved place that they called lasting peace & paradise. Located about 2km away from Tanjung Bungah, the beach is about 20 to 30 minutes ride from Georgetown.

The name "Batu Ferringhi" originate from a Malay term - Rock (Batu) & Portuguese (Ferringhi). During the 16th century when the Portuguese traders in search for spice, landed in the rocky isle of Batu Ferringhi (also known as "Lover's Isle") to obtain fresh supplies of water that the name initially favoured. When the Portuguese left the island, the local embrace the "Ferringhi" name to all foreigners, particularly Westerners.

 


The main road runs more or less straight along the coast for 3km, has the highest number of hotels in the country included several 5-star hotels. Some of the popular ones include Bayview Beach Hotel, Golden Sands, Paradise Sandy Bay & many more, tourist shop, internet cafes, motorcycle rental offices and restaurants are lined up side by side. In the centre you'll find the Telekom office, post office, police station and clinic. 

While walking along the soft & beautiful white sandy beaches, you can spend hours admiring the beauty & tranquillity of the palm shrouded beach.

 



The best time to visit Batu Ferringhi is in the morning and late evening. The gust of morning wind will makes you feel that there is still a place for you to relax, refresh & to admired the alluring picturesque beauty of the white sandy beach.

This is due to morning has the cool & fresh weather and evening, the beauty of the sunset as well as night life activities. For swimmers, there is a floating buoys "cordoned off" to protect swimmers from speeding jet-skis and water-skiers.

 

Others activities that you can do:
• Enjoy the action pack water sport activities - Parachuting, canoeing, sailing, horse riding and more.
• Eating at the numerous Restaurant & food stalls.
• Rent a bicycle to do jungle trekking, visiting fruits plantation or join for a village tour to get a taste of traditional rural experience.
• Shopping along the varieties of stalls & shops selling cheap clothes, fabrics, souvenirs, electronic items, watches, DVDs, CDs and more.

And when the night comes, all the pubs, restaurant & night markets will replace all the physical activities that you endure in that day, with a more relaxing activities - Listening to live band, chatting with fellow Ferringers', shopping in the night market and of course eating at some of the famous restaurant.

You may get to Batu Ferringhi by taxi, car or bus. It will takes about thirty-minute bus ride from Georgetown. And if you know how to drive, follow the direction from Penang Maps.


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