Batu Ferringhi was a quiet village, until the urbanisation of the area beginning in the 1970s. It becomes one famous area in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Strecthed along the northern coast of Penang Island and about 11 km northwest of George Town, it is a popular beach destination in Penang among locals and tourists. To cater to the massive visit of tourists, several major high-rise hotels have been established along beaches, including the well-known Hard Rock Hotel. There are various water sport activities that can be done, such as parasailing. On a clear day, the visitors could get a picturesque view of the Andaman Sea and Mount Jerai, which is located within the neighbouring state of Kedah. In addition, Batu Ferringhi is famous for its night market that offers a wide variety of merchandise and street food. In December 2004, a tragedy happened where Batu Ferringhi was hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami.
From KLIA2 or Subang airport, there are flights to Penang provided by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Air Asia. From the Bayan Lepas airport, guests may hail a taxi to reach Batu Ferringhi.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) serves a daily route to Butterworth from Kuala Lumpur Sentral. The journey may take about 4 hours. From the Butterworth train station, guests may hail a taxi to reach Batu Ferringhi.
People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the North-South Expressway (PLUS) exiting at George Town exit before continuing the journey towards Batu Ferringhi.
Situated at Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, there is a premier ecotourism destination called Tropical Spice Garden. It is a home for over 500 species exotic flora and fauna. This ecotourism has been receiving prestigious awards such as Tourism Malaysia ‘Best Man-Made’ tourism attraction 2005/06. By visiting this garden, the tourists will get to know and learn about the flora and fauna, especially the spices. This garden operates daily from 9am to 6pm and the last admission would be at 5.15pm. The rate starts from RM15 to RM35.
Sited at 735 meter above sea level, Penang Hill can be reached either by cable car or hiking. A perfect destination for recreational activities and photography, the hill is also an ideal honeymoon venue due to its tranquil setting. There are various types of flora and fauna as Penang Hill is a well preserved area.
Penang Heritage Trail covers many interesting places and historical building along Armenian Street, Lebuh Cannon, Weld Quay, Lebuh Pantai and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. The core historic zone spans over 100 hectares and covers 1700 historic buildings. Due to many places of interest to be checked out, it would be impossible to finish visiting each and every place in one day.
Located right at 97 Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi, this is a four stars luxury boutique stay that offers idyllic coastline view. After renovation, at the same time maintaining the colonial and vintage spirit, this hotel gains many visits by both locals and foreigners. Facing the sea plus being shaded with huge lush trees makes this hotel so tranquil to relaxing minds from hectic cities. This boutique hotel accommodates rooms and suites where the rate begins from RM654 per night only at Traveloka.com.
Shang-ri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa is a five stars luxury hotels situated at Batu Feringgi Main Road, Jalan Batu Feringgi, 11100. Every hotel is made up based on a concept chosen, which Shang-ri La’s chooses Minangkabau concept that reflects Malaysian culture. This resort does not only offer great accommodation, but also various activities and facilities to ensure the guests are occupied and enjoy every moment staying here. The rate begins from RM1132 per night.