Batu Ferringhi Penang is another area that’s popular with tourists besides Georgetown! Especially if you enjoy being near the ocean!
Table Of Contents:
- Batu Ferringhi Beach
- Batu Ferringhi Night Market
- Attractions At Batu Ferringhi
- Other Attractions Near To Batu Ferringhi
- Batu Ferringhi Food
- Batu Ferringhi Hotel
- How To Get To Batu Ferringhi Beach
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Take a stroll on the quaint 3km-long beach!
And while it may be tempting to go for a swim in the ocean but please be warned that jellyfish are an occasional sight in these waters.
However as an alternative, Batu Ferringhi offers a myriad of water sports at its beach!
- Ferringhi Sea Sports Co.
- Penang LB watersports
Batu Ferringhi beach activities:
- Jet ski
- Water skiing
- Banana boat
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 including some rather questionable branded goods!
You can even pick up essential travel accessories like phone chargers and beach wear!
Expect to have to bargain for lower prices!
Another night market to check out:
Ferringhi Night Walk Bazaar
Batu Ferringhi Attractions
Having experienced the beach and market, we can now focus on other activities to do at 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.
The main area is for older kids. With safety-certified slides, climbing gym equipment and more, 2 hours here will fly fast!
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!
They have teddies of all sizes, and even vintage ones from the 1900s!
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 at 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!
Traditional Chinese handicraft (like jewelry, wooden carvings and pewter works) and batik are for sale too.
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.
It may not be spectacular during the dry season but the water is clear and cool!
To get there, you can 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. Just watch your step!
5. Batu Ferringhi Massage
Feet hurt from walking too much? You might want to check into a massage centre!
There happen to be many massage parlors across the night market. Some are open until midnight!
- Pure Energy Signature Spa
- Chi, The Spa
- Relax Massage And Fish Spa
- Lovisa Beauty Spa
- Zen spa Reflexology & Wellness Center
Read more: Penang Nightlife – 23 Best Things To Do In Penang At Night
Other Attractions Near 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 artifacts or paintings!
There are audio guides or guides if you need help distinguishing the 500 species of herb, spice and tropical plants here! Tours last between 1 to 1.5 hours.
2. Penang Batik Factory
See how the workers of this open-air factory create intricate pieces using hand-painting and block-printing techniques!
The on-site gift shop has many items for sale too:
- Small paintings
- Large tapestries
Albeit small, this national park has enough jungle/ beach trails to last a full day out!
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!
Penang National Park Office
Entopia is a research and breeding centre for butterflies and other members of the insect kingdom!
The well-maintained attraction will likely take you 3 hours to fully explore. Since it has numerous exhibits as well as an enclosed atrium.
5. Escape Theme Park
Perhaps Teluk Bahang’s most famous attraction:
ESCAPE Theme Park is an integrated water park and adventure theme park in a natural setting!
Both parks have rides and activities that are suitable for the entire family!
Batu Ferringhi Food
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!
2. Rubin Mardini Cafe & Restaurant
Fancy having Turkish food? Rubin Mardini Café & Restaurant is run by a Turkish man together with his Malaysian wife.
- Greek salad
- Falafel platter
- Chicken and Lamb Shish Kebab
- Sahlab milk drink
- Mutton Tirshik
- Yemeni Mandy lamb
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!
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!
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!
5. Restaurant Ferringhi Garden (Ferringhi Coffee Garden)
We simply have to mention this restaurant for its beautiful outdoor dining space! They serve good Western and Asian food. You can order wine as well.
Moreover, they’re open early in the morning if you want breakfast in a garden paradise:
Try their scones and exceptional coffee by a barista trained in Melbourne!
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 laid-back feel at this open air café serving iced tea, iced coffee, local snacks and dishes!
Surprisingly, they have beer and WiFi!
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.
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!
Spot some music memorabilia while you’re here!
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!
2. Frandy’s Beach Bar And Restaurant
Frandy’s is a welcoming beach bar right on Batu Ferringhi beach. And at a convenient walking distance from Bayview Hotel.
If you’re hungry, you can partake in their local and western menu! Else, sit back and relax to the live band!
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!
There’s no live band but there is music playing! They make great cocktails and local dishes too!
4. Sigi’s Bar And Grill On The Beach At Golden Sands Resort
For seafood and live music, head on over to Sigi’s! Which also doubles as a great vantage point for looking out to the beach!
They have buffets on Sundays, serving grilled meat, pizza, pasta, soup, salad and more!
Read more: 11 Best Seafood Restaurants In Penang (Recommended By Locals)
Batu Ferringhi Hotel
1. Zen Rooms Eden Parade
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!
And the breakfast of nasi lemak is something to look forward to!
2. Hupo Resort Pool Villa
Regardless of the name, this definitely feels like being at home away from home! With a gracious host, charming furnishings and simple breakfast provided.
IIt takes 5 minutes’ to walk to the beach from the homestay! Or you can just take a dip at the inviting on-site pool.
3. Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La, Penang
You may not even have time to go to the beach at this 4-star beachfront resortwith so many great facilities on-site:
There’s a mini water park, a tennis court, a gym, 2 outdoor swimming pools and a Jacuzzi!
All of the elegant rooms have scenic views of the sea or surrounding hills too.
4. Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Gorgeous surroundings and rooms (as well as a huge swimming pool with slides) will make you forget how far the hotel is from Georgetown!
The beach is close too and there are 3 on-site dining options!
5. Parkroyal Penang Resort
Another seaside resort with incredible landscaping, this hotel has an impressive pool with slides too!
And the on-site Cinnamon restaurant means you don’t have to leave the property in search of amazing local food!
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!
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
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
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:
Penang Airport To Batu Ferringhi By Grab:
3. Travelling Around Penang By Private Tour Service
Private tour service, RayTheTour offers day tours in Penang, Ipoh and Cameron Highlands!
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!
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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 after sunset.
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