Batu Ferringhi is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located along the northern coast of Penang Island and about 11 km (6.8 mi) northwest of George Town, it is the prime beach destination in Penang among locals and tourists. Batu Ferringhi consists of a long stretch of soft, white sandy beach along a winding road named Jalan Batu Ferringhi, filled with a host of accommodation and dining options. After the founding of Penang Island by Captain Francis Light, a few bungalows were built in Batu Ferringhi, while a road, which is now Batu Ferringhi Road, had been built by the 1920s.Since the mid-1970s, more hotels began springing up in Batu Ferringhi. Batu Ferringhi is the prime beach destination in Penang among locals and tourists and is the perfect place to head to when you are looking for a wet and wild time in the water, or just interested in immersing in local culture.
You can take Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Malindo Air flight to Penang International Airport where the flights fly to Penang regularly. Once you reach airport you may take northern beaches bus from airport to Batu Ferringhi where the journey is 45 minutes’ drive away.
You can drive to Batu Ferringhi via the Penang Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. If you travel from Kuala Lumpur you may use North-South Expressway to reach Batu Ferringhi. The journey from Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hour 23 minutes’ drive away.
You may take ETS train to Butterworth train station. Trains leave from Kuala Lumpur's KL Sentral Railway Station and arrive at Penang's Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, just 15 minutes away by ferry to George Town on Penang Island.
The Tropical Spice Garden is one of prime tourist attraction in Batu Ferringhi that you shouldn’t miss. Located in Teluk Bahang, it shows a landscaped garden that consists of tropical collection from all over the world. With more than 500 varieties of tropical herbs and spices, you can rest assure that the nature sight and sound from the Tropical Spice Garden will offer you a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Just a 15-minute drive from the center of Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi beach is one of Penang Island’s most stunning bodies of water. Batu Ferringhi beach offer various water sport activities, such as parasailing. On a clear day, one could get a picturesque view of the Andaman Sea and Mount Jerai, which is located within the neighboring state of Kedah.
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm is a huge butterfly sanctuary in Teluk Bahang, Penang. Entopia is really worth visiting where you can easily spend a couple of hours here, viewing all the reptiles and insects as well as butterflies. The beautiful butterflies are flying freely within the huge domes. The park is well set out and has all the usual facilities you would expect.
You may enjoy fruits galore at the Tropical Fruit Farm. Over 200 tropical and subtropical fruits are grown in this orchard. They include durians, lychees, mangoes, guavas, avocados, and dragon fruit. After touring the farm, you can sample freshly cut fruits or refreshing fruit juices.
You may enjoy shopping at Batu Ferringhi Night Market, is one of the main tourist attractions in Batu Ferringhi. The market comes alive every night as vendors set up stalls along this stretch offering everything from fake designer bags and inexpensive pirate DVDs, to handmade local souvenirs and local artwork.
Staying at Roomies Suites Boutique Hotel is a good choice when you are visiting Batu Ferringhi. This 2-star hotel located nearby tourist attractions such as Batu Ferringhi Beach within 0.5 km and Tropical Spice Garden within 2.8 km. For travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Roomies Suites Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.
Rasa Motel Penang is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Batu Ferringhi. This 2- star hotel located near to Batu Ferringhi beach within 0.7km. Rasa Motel Penang is a wise choice for travelers visiting Batu Ferringhi.