Situated along the coastal road north-west of Georgetown and only 15 minutes driving from the centre of Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi’s beach is one of Penang Island’s consists of white sands that stretch all the way up the northern peninsula along a winding road named Jalan Batu Ferringhi, filled with a host of accommodation and dining options. There are many activities set up along the beach to rent a kayak, jet ski or banana boat to have some fun as well as visitors can enjoy multiple aquatic thrills from wind-surfing to canoeing. Besides that, for those who want to experience adrenaline rush, try parasailing to enjoy the view of the beach from the sky. As the sun sets, Batu Ferringhi comes alive with a carnival-like atmosphere with bazaars selling from clothes to enticing souvenir items.
From Kuala Lumpur, it will take around 45 minutes to reach Penang Airport. From there, Penang's Rapid Transit bus system is available and very efficient or you might have to go to the central transport hub, Komtar in Georgetown. Taxis are available here and you can also rent a car from the airport.
Penang Batik Factory is one of the largest handmade batik producers in the country and was founded in 1973. The centre sells a wide range from garments to accessories and well known sightseeing spots and offers a wide variety of quality batik, from block prints batiks to hand-drawn pieces. At the Penang Batik Factory, each piece features patterns and colours on both sides of the fabric. They have from batik-print men's dress shirts to sarongs and scarves. There is also a workshop where you can see artists drawing, colouring and stamping batik patterns on fabrics. This complex provides guided daily tour for visitors.
Batu Ferringhi Night Market can be seen in the evening where the stalls are being set up and this night market has a wide range of goods to offer and reasonable price, from fake designer bags and pirated DVDs to handmade local jewelry and crafts to souvenirs and cultural artwork. Batu Ferringhi night market opens at 7.00pm until the wee hours.The lightened and exciting atmosphere at this market attracts many visitors, tourists and locals.
The Penang Butterfly Farm is situated between the Taman Rimba Park and Teluk Bahang village and was opened at 1986. This approximately 8 hectares butterfly farm houses wide variety of 4000 various species of butterflies along with reptiles and other insects. Yellow wing butterfly and Rajah Brooke are among the many species of butterflies. It features more than 4,000 butterflies from more than 120 groups as well as other insects and reptiles.
Located close to the famous night market, the resort is a 30-minute drive from UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown and 45-minute drive away from Bayan Lepas Airport. .Holiday Inn Penang features an outdoor pool and a variety of water sports and provides free WiFi, parking, and fitness facilities. The resort is comprised of the 7-floor Beach Wing and 23-storey Ferringhi Tower that are connected by a sky-bridge.The air-conditioned rooms offer spacious layouts and classic wood furnishings and they come with satellite TV and a private bathroom. Holiday Inn Resort Penang also features Playlab, an interactive kids' club offering a Mac Station, arcade games and a lego room. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a soothing massage and outdoor activities such as volleyball and parasailing. The resort also offers a wide spread of local and international dishes at Terrace Cafe, which features outdoor dining. Light refreshments meanwhile are served at the Pool Bar and Lobby Lounge, while cold drinks can be enjoyed at Hari’s bar overlooking the ocean.
ParkRoyal Penang resort is located along the beautiful shorelines of Penang and is 17 km from Georgetown and about 30 km from Penang International Airport. Situated along Batu Ferringhi Beach, ParkRoyal Penang offers 4 dining options and an outdoor pool views, with free internet access and 24-hour room service. Rooms at ParkRoyal Penang are decorated in a modern Asian style and features view of sea or hill. The renowned St. Gregory Spa features a range of facial and body treatments and other facilities include tennis courts and a fitness centre. Guests can have Asian and international dishes at ParkRoyal’s Tamarind Brasserie or Cool Bananas Poolside Café, which features sea views whereas for drinks, Javana Lounge and Sunset Bar are available.