Batu Ferringhi Penang

Batu Ferringhi Penang is another area that’s popular with tourists besides Georgetown! Especially if you like being near the ocean!

There are luxury beachfront hotels, a daily night market and the beaches that are known for their wide selection of water sports!

Consider adding Batu Ferringhi to your Penang itinerary as a stop if you want more things to do in Penang before heading to Teluk Bahang!

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Batu Ferringhi Beach

It may be tempting to go for a swim at the quaint 3km-long beach! But jellyfish are an occasional sight in these waters.

Still, all sorts of water sports take place at this beach!

Sunset At Batu Feringgi Beach
Sunset At Batu Feringgi Beach – photo credits to tiffanywu215 (Instagram)

Operators:

  • Wave Runner Watersport
  • Ferringhi Sea Sports Co.
  • Penang LB watersports

Batu Ferringhi beach activities:

  1. Kayak
  2. Jet ski
  3. Water skiing
  4. Banana boat
  5. Parasailing

Batu Ferringhi Night Market

The Batu Ferringhi night market is one of the more notable Penang night markets on Penang Island!

Enjoy the sea breeze while browsing the stalls selling all sorts of knick-knacks and counterfeit brands!

Batu Ferringhi Night Market By The Beach
Batu Ferringhi Night Market By The Beach – photo credits to ifafahh_love (Instagram)

You can even pick up essential travel accessories like phone chargers and beach wear!

Expect to have to bargain!

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu, Taman Pantai Batu, 11200 Tanjong Bungah, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 7pm to 1am

Another night market to check out:

Ferringhi Night Walk Bazaar

Location: Jalan Batu Bukit 2, Tanjung Tokong, 11100 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 5:30pm to 12:30am

Batu Ferringhi Attractions

With the beach and market out of the way, we can now focus on other things to do in Batu Ferringhi!

1. Adventure Zone

In between Shangri-La’s Golden Sands and Rasa Sayang:

Adventure Zone should keep your kids busy for a while! The air-conditioned complex has a dedicated space for toddlers.

Adventure Zone
Adventure Zone – photo credits to godzng (Instagram)

The main area is for older kids. With safety-certified slides, climbing gym equipment and more, 2 hours will fly fast!

Location: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 7pm

Contact: +604-886 1911

Price: RM30-50 per child (for a 2-hour session) depending on the day!

Note:

  • Hotel guests are entitled to a discount.
  • Adults can enter for free to supervise their own kids

Read more: 21 Fun Things To Do In Penang With Kids (Complete Guide) + Food & Hotels

2. Teddyville Museum

Kids might be more interested in the cute teddies, but the fun displays showcase typical local scenes in Penang. As well as historical and cultural scenes!

TeddyVille Museum At DoubleTree Resort Penang
TeddyVille Museum At DoubleTree Resort Penang – photo credits to booking.com

They have teddies of all sizes, even vintage ones from the 1900s!

Note: The museum is on the ground floor of Double Tree Resort

Location: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm

Contact: +6016-550 5949

Price: RM36 (Adult), RM29 (Student), RM25 (Child under 12 years old)

Read more: Top 21 Penang Museum To Pop Into (Especially Items 8 & 13)

3. Yahong Art Gallery

Did you know that there’s a giant arts center in Batu Ferringhi?

Chuah Thean Teng is renowned pioneer of modern batik printing. Some of his works feature here along with the works of other Asian artists!

Postcards From Yahong Art Gallery Close To Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Postcards From Yahong Art Gallery Close To Batu Ferringhi, Penang – photo credits to shyiraz (Instagram)

Traditional Chinese handicraft (like jewelry, wooden carvings and pewter works) and batik are for sale too.

Location: 58 D, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 8pm (Closed on Sundays)

Contact: +6016-550 5949

4. Batu Ferringhi Waterfall

Chin Farm Waterfall (or Batu Ferringhi Waterfall) is accessible to guests staying at the Bayview Hotel or Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

Batu Ferringhi Waterfall (Chin Farm Waterfall)
Batu Ferringhi Waterfall – photo credits to alumthye (Instagram)

It’s not spectacular during the dry season but the water is clear and cool!

Drive up to the base of the waterfall (5 minutes’ drive). Or take the short hike past the farm and over a stream via a bridge with partial steps to the waterfall. Watch your step!

Location: Lot 484 & 485, Jalan Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang, Penang Island

Note: There’s no toilet here! Use Google Maps to find the waterfall.

5. Batu Ferringhi Massage

Feet hurt from walking too much? You might want to check into a massage centre!

The Lobby Of Pure Energy Signature Spa Massage Centre In Penang
The Lobby Of Pure Energy Signature Spa Massage Centre In Penang – photo is from their official Facebook page

There happens to be many massage parlors across the night market. Some are open until midnight!

Some Recommendations:

  1. Pure Energy Signature Spa
  2. Chi, The Spa
  3. Relax Massage And Fish Spa
  4. Lovisa Beauty Spa
  5. Zen spa Reflexology & Wellness Center

Read more: Penang Nightlife – 23 Best Things To Do In Penang At Night

Other Attractions Near To Batu Ferringhi

Once you’re done exploring Batu Ferringhi, there are other attractions waiting over in Teluk Bahang!

1. Tropical Spice Garden

Why not try an outdoor museum for a change? But in this case, with tropical plants on display rather than objects!

Tropical Spice Garden Is 4 Minutes' Drive From Batu Ferringhi In Penang
Tropical Spice Garden Is 4 Minutes’ Drive From Batu Ferringhi In Penang – photo credits to paultkhem (Instagram)

There are audio guides and guides if you need help distinguishing the 500 species of herb, spice and tropical plants here! Tours last between 1 to 1.5 hours.

Note: Night walks are available too.

Location: Lot 595 Mukim, 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm

Tour Times: 9am, 11am and 1.30pm

Contact: +604-881 1797

Price: RM31 (Audio guide), RM48 (Guided tour fee), RM50 (Night walk fee)

2. Penang Batik Factory

See how the workers of this open-air factory create intricate pieces using hand-painting and block-printing techniques!

Penang Batik Factory
Penang Batik Factory – photo credits to fluttering_th0ts (Instagram)

The on-site gift shop has many items for sale:

  • Scarves
  • Clothing
  • Fans
  • Small paintings
  • Large tapestries
  • Tablecloths
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Coasters

Location: 669, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 5pm

Contact: +604-885 1284

3. Penang National Park

Albeit small, this national park has enough jungle/ beach trails to last a full day out!

Entrance To Penang National Park
Entrance To Penang National Park – photo credits to shaziaahamed (Instagram)

The other option is to get a boat from the entrance of the park to drop you at one of the beaches instead!

Highlights of Penang National Park:

  • Monkey Beach
  • Camping overnight at allocated sites (Requires a fee and permission)
  • Turtle sanctuary and meromictic lake at Pantai Keracut
  • Muka Head Light House
  • Opportunities to see local wildlife like monitor lizards and monkeys!
Water Sports At Monkey Beach In Penang National Park
Water Sports At Monkey Beach In Penang National Park – photo credits to coolmingchu (Instagram)

Penang National Park Office

Location: Pejabat Taman Negara P. Pinang, Jalan Hassan Abbas, 11050 George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm

Contact: +604-881 3530

4. Penang Butterfly Farm

Entopia is a research and breeding centre for butterflies and other members of the insect kingdom!

The Exterior Of Entopia Butterfly Farm In Teluk Bahang, Penang
The Exterior Of Entopia Butterfly Farm In Teluk Bahang, Penang – photo credits to kj_liew (Instagram)

The well-maintained attraction will likely take you 3 hours to fully explore. Since it has numerous exhibits as well as the enclosed atrium.

Location: No.830, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm

Contact: +604-888 8111

Price:

  • Malaysian: RM49 (Adult), RM29 (Child/ Senior)
  • Non-Malaysian: RM69 (Adult), RM49 (Child/ Senior)

5. Escape Theme Park

Perhaps Teluk Bahang’s most famous attraction, ESCAPE Theme Park integrates a water park and adventure theme park into a natural setting!

Escape Theme Park In Penang
Escape Theme Park In Penang – photo credits to encikbuncet (Instagram)

Both parks have rides and activities that are suitable for the entire family!

Location: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact: +604-881 1106

Price (Online day ticket): ~RM117 (Adult), RM77 (Child between 4-12 years old/ Senior from 61+ years old)

Note: It’s cheaper if you spend multiple days at the park!

Batu Ferringhi Food

This far from Georgetown, you can still find yummy Penang food! There are a lot of places to cover so we’ll break them into restaurants and cafes!

Batu Ferringhi Restaurant

All 5 of the restaurants listed here have long opening hours! So finding a place to eat at Batu Ferringhi is a breeze!

1. Long Beach Food Court

A covered hawker center where you can find ~20 stalls selling fast food, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Malaysian and other Asian food!

Location: 828, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact: +604-881 1106

2. Rubin Mardini Cafe & Restaurant

Fancy having Turkish food? Rubin Mardini Café & Restaurant is run by a Turkish man together with his Malaysian wife.

Turkish Cuisine At Rubin Mardini In Batu Ferringhi
Turkish Cuisine At Rubin Mardini In Batu Ferringhi – photo credits to uarebrilliant (Instagram)

Recommended dishes:

  • Greek salad
  • Falafel platter
  • Chicken and Lamb Shish Kebab
  • Sahlab milk drink
  • Mutton Tirshik
  • Yemeni Mandy lamb
Note: Cash only.

Location: No 591, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10:30am to 10:30pm

Contact: +6011-1121 7378

3. Ferringhi Grill At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort And Spa

Despite the name, Ferringhi Grill is actually a fine dining restaurant with wonderful window views!

Ferringhi Grill Of Shangrila's Rasa Sayang Hotel In Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Ferringhi Grill Of Shangrila’s Rasa Sayang Hotel In Batu Ferringhi, Penang – photo credits to rainblim (Instagram)

French cuisine prevails in the menu. As well as steaks! Expect nothing but impeccable service and a great selection of wine to accompany your meal!

Location: Mezzanine Level, Rasa Wing Lobby, Batu Feringgi Beach, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 Penang, Penang Island

Opening Hours:

  • Daily from 7am to 10:30am for Rasa Wing guests only
  • Daily from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Contact: +604-888 8888

Dress Code: Smart casual with long pants and covered shoes for men.

4. Enca Cafe & Restaurant

What Enca Café & Restaurant lacks in ambiance, it makes up for in its menu! Superb Indian dishes that are made to order will not disappoint!

And at reasonable prices too! Try their butter chicken, chicken satay and garlic cheese naan!

Note: Let them know your preferred spiciness level!

Location: Opposite Bayview Hotel, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 12am

Contact: +604-881 4101

5. Restaurant Ferringhi Garden (Ferringhi Coffee Garden)

Have to mention this restaurant for its beautiful outdoor dining space! They serve good Western and Asian food. You can order wine too!

Ferringhi Garden Restaurant
Ferringhi Garden Restaurant – photo credits to msdorax (Instagram)

They’re open early in the morning too:

Try their scones and exceptional coffee by a barista trained in Melbourne and breakfast in a garden paradise!

Note: If you want to cool off, they have indoor seating with air-conditioning too!

Location: Kampung Batu Feringgi, 11050 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Opening Hours:

  • Daily from 7:30am to 10pm
  • Closes earlier on Thursday: 7:30am to 5pm

Contact: +604-885 1192

Read more: 11 Best Asam Laksa In Penang – Satisfy Your Tastebuds With This Iconic Malaysian Dish!

Batu Ferringhi Café

Batu Ferringhi has some reputable cafes ideal for breakfast, lunch or tea! A couple of them double up as bars in the evening!

1. Miami Cafe Beachfront

There’s no air-conditioning here. Instead, there’s a laidback feel at this open air café serving iced tea, iced coffee, local snacks and dishes!

Surprisingly, they have beer and WiFi!

Location: Beach, 19 Mk 17, 11100 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 12pm to 12am (Closed on Wednesdays)

Contact: +604-899 4862

2. Living Room Cafe Bar Gallery

A lovely place to spend the evening too with a busy bar and live music! Local dishes like beef rendang and chicken satay are favorites from the extensive menu!

Dinner At Living Room Cafe Bar and Gallery
Dinner At Living Room Cafe Bar and Gallery – photo credits to winnie_w (Instagram)
Note: If you have any dietary requirements, just let the staff know!

Location: 43-C Batu Ferringhi 11100 Penang

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Contact: +6012-589 9136

3. Hard Rock Cafe Penang

At the ground floor of Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a snazzy café/ bar where you can get generous servings of American food and house cocktails!

Ambiance At Hard Rock Cafe Penang
Ambiance At Hard Rock Cafe Penang – photo credits to nina_hassan (Instagram)

Spot some music memorabilia while you’re here!

Note: The band starts playing from 10:30pm

Location: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang Island

Opening Hours:

  • Daily from 11:30am to 2am
  • Fri, Sat & Eve of public holidays: 11:30am to 2:30am

Contact: +604-886 8050

Read more: 17 Best Cafe In Penang With Great Coffee (Includes New Cafes)

Batu Ferringhi Bar

End the day at any of these bars and watch the sunset at the beach!

1. Feringghi Bar At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort And Spa

Ferringhi Bar has sunset views, food and drinks! The newest addition to this bar is a dedicated whisky bar with more than 100 labels!

Note: Guests at the hotel can go for the cocktail hour at the Rasa Wing Lounge too!

Location: 7-11 Batu Feringgi, 1, Lorong Sungai Emas, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 George Town, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 5:30pm to 1am

Contact: +604-888 8888

2. Frandy’s Beach Bar And Restaurant

Frandy’s is a welcoming beach bar right on Batu Ferringhi beach. And at walking distance from Bayview Hotel.

Frandy's Beach Bar And Restaurant At Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Frandy’s Beach Bar And Restaurant At Batu Ferringhi, Penang – photo credits to sparrow_tweets (Instagram)

If you’re hungry, you can partake in their local and western menu! Else, sit back and relax to the live band!

Location: 338, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Taman Tanjung Bunga, 11050 Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 12am

Contact: +6016-498 7885

Note: They only accept cash at this restaurant

3. Borabora @ Ferringhi

Bora Bora by Sunset keeps it simple and has highly-sought after tables and chairs on the sand in full view of the sunset!

Bora Bora At Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Bora Bora At Batu Ferringhi, Penang – photo credits to pekgee86 (Instagram)

There’s no live band but there is music playing! They make great cocktails and local dishes too!

Location: Lot 415, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Opening Hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 1am
  • Friday & Saturday 12pm to 2am

Contact: +604-885 1313

4. Sigi’s Bar And Grill On The Beach At Golden Sands Resort

For seafood and live music, head on over to Sigi’s! A great vantage position for looking out to the beach!

They have buffets on Sundays, serving grilled meat, pizza, pasta, soup, salad and more!

Location: Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Penang Island

Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 12am

Contact: +604-886 1852

Read more: 11 Best Seafood Restaurants In Penang (Recommended By Locals)

Batu Ferringhi Hotel

1. Zen Rooms Eden Parade

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Convenient for those with their own cars, Zen Rooms Eden Parade may be in an old building but the interior is new with bright modern rooms!

ZEN Rooms Eden Parade At Penang
ZEN Rooms Eden Parade At Penang – photo credits to booking.com

And the breakfast of nasi lemak is something to look forward to!

Note: 6-minute walk or 3 minutes’ drive to the beach

Address: No 1-9B, Eden Parade 1, Jalan Sungai Emas, Kawasan Perumahan Sungai Emas, 11100 Penang

Contact: +603-9212 1772

Price Range: From RM125 (2 Pax)

2. Hupo Resort Pool Villa

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Regardless of the name, this definitely feels like being at home away from home! With a gracious host, charming furnishings and simple breakfast provided!

Hupo Resort Pool Villa At Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Hupo Resort Pool Villa At Batu Ferringhi, Penang – photo from their Facebook page

It takes 5 minutes’ to walk to the beach from the homestay! Or you can just take a dip at the on-site pool!

Address: No. 22, Jalan Bayu 1, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +6017-396 0958

Price Range: From RM198 (2 Pax)

3. Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La, Penang

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You may not even have time to go to the beach at this 4-star beachfront resort!

There’s a mini water park, a tennis court, a gym, 2 outdoor swimming pools and a Jacuzzi!

Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La, Batu Ferringhi, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

All elegant rooms have scenic views of the outside (sea or hills)!

Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +604-886 1911

Price Range: From RM298 (2 Pax)

4. Hard Rock Hotel Penang

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Gorgeous surroundings and rooms (as well as a huge swimming pool with slides) will make you forget how far the hotel is from Georgetown!

Facilities At Hard Rock Hotel In Penang
Facilities At Hard Rock Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

The beach is close too and there are 3 on-site dining options!

Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-881 1711

Price Range: From RM369 (2 Pax)

5. Parkroyal Penang Resort

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Another seaside resort with incredible landscaping, this hotel has an impressive pool with slides too!

Parkroyal Penang Resort At Batu Ferringhi
Parkroyal Penang Resort At Batu Ferringhi – photo credits to booking.com

The on-site Cinnamon restaurant means you don’t have to leave the property in search of amazing local food!

Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +604-886 2288

Price Range: From RM416 (2 Pax)

Read more: 11 Exceptional Airbnb In Penang

How To Get To Batu Ferringhi Beach In Penang

Don’t have your own transport to get around Georgetown or Penang Island? Look into these options!

1. Getting To Batu Ferringhi By Bus

Rapid Penang bus service will be your best friend if you intend to rely on public transport to get around Penang Island!

Rapid Penang Bus Making A Turn At Chulia Street, George Town, Penang
Rapid Penang Bus Making A Turn At Chulia Street, George Town, Penang – photo credits to len_j_p (Instagram)

The fares are very affordable (<RM5 one way)!

Georgetown To Batu Ferringhi Beach:

101 Bus route:

Jetty (Pengkalan Weld) – Masjid Kapitan Keling – Love Lane – Pasar Chowrasta – Komtar Terminal – Gurney Paragon & Plaza – Batu Ferringhi – Teluk Bahang

Operating Hours: 5:30am to 9:55pm

Frequency: Every 15 minutes

Total Duration: 70 minutes

Number Of Stops: 83

Penang Airport To Georgetown To Batu Ferringhi:

102 Bus route:

Penang International Airport – Snake Temple – Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal – Penang Times Square – Komtar Terminal – Gurney Paragon & Plaza – Batu Ferringhi – Teluk Bahang

Operating Hours: 6:00am to 11:15pm

Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Total Duration: 111 minutes

Number Of Stops: 111

2. Getting To Batu Ferringhi By Grab

While you can still find taxis at the airport and touristy areas, Grab is usually cheaper and the rates are fixed (compared to some taxis that do not use meters)!

Georgetown To Batu Ferringhi By Grab:

Duration: Around 30-40 minutes

Price: ~RM20-30

Penang Airport To Batu Ferringhi By Grab:

Duration: Around 50-60 minutes

Price: ~RM40-60

3. Travelling Around Penang By Private Tour Service

Private tour service, RayTheTour offers day tours in Penang, Ipoh and Cameron Highlands!

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You can trust us to bring you around our hometown with friendly local guides!

Other reasons to book with us:

  • No hidden charges
  • We can pick you up straight from your hotel and back after the tour!
  • Long hours – ~9am to 6-7pm
  • We use MPVs and vans!
  • You can request for an English-speaking or Chinese-speaking guide!
  • The itinerary is up to you! Or you can leave it to us!

Hop on WhatsApp or Facebook to start the booking process!


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Conclusion

Batu Ferringhi has its own charms that you can’t find in Georgetown! Most of the attractions here are outdoors. Like the beach or the nearby Penang National Park!

And don’t think that you will be missing out on food either! Batu Ferringhi has ample eateries and bars to check out from sunrise to sunset!

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