Batu Ferringhi is a great place to enjoy the wonderful arrays of Asian food and great shopping. It also has some of the nicest beaches in Penang Island . The long stretch of beach is a combination of wide golden-sand, picturesque deep blue-green coves hedged by large granite boulders that seem to have tumbled from the hilly interior of the island, right into the sea.
It has all the conveniences a visitor would want for an easy, hassle-free holiday. All along the road, which runs parallel to the beach just a few meters away, you can find a great variety of shops including restaurants, cafes, bars, convenience stores and souvenir shops.
One unique feature is the exciting sidewalk bazaar that takes place every day from around 6pm until past midnight. The night bazaar is a busy and enjoyable shopping experience for visitors and plenty of haggling can be heard along the stretch of individual stalls. Trader & buyers negotiate in good humor for the best price for the variety of items on sale.
And if after you have done all your shopping and find yourself too tired to walk back to the apartment, you can hail one of many trishaws that ply the length of the sidewalk bazaar. There are a great number of restaurants and cafes offering incredible range of cuisine, from famous Asian sea food to popular Western spread to Mediterranean specialties. Or just visit one of the many local hawker stalls selling their delicious, local delicacy. All that with just a minute's walk from the apartment and the beach.
The best time to visit Batu Ferringhi is in the morning and late evening.
Morning because of the cool & fresh climate and evening because the beauty of the
sunset as well as night life activities. But if you are the sporty manics, then you can
come any time of the day to enjoy the numerous water sports activities.
For swimmers, there is a floating buoys "cordoned off" to protect swimmers from
speeding jet-skis and water-skiers.
Others activities that you can do there is :
Enjoy the action pack water sport activities - Parachuting, canoeing, sailing,
horse riding and more.
Eating at the numerous Restaurant & food stalls.
Rent a bicycle to do jungle trekking, visiting fruits plantation or join for a
village tour to get a taste of traditional rural experience.
Shopping along the varieties of stalls & shops selling cheap clothes, fabrics,
souvenirs, electronic items, watches, DVDs, CDs and more.
And when the night comes, the real fun begins. Pubs, Restaurant & Night markets
will replace all the physical activities that you endure in that day, with a more
relaxing activities - Listening to live band, chatting with fellow Ferringers', shopping
in the night market and of course eating at some of the famous restaurant such as
"Sigi's at the sea" or “End of The World”.
Perhaps the most unforgettable moments here, apart from extensive day activities
will be - The adrenalin of sipping cool beer in the midst of cool sea breeze at night.
Area Beach Area (Batu Ferringhi)
Opening Hours Open all the time
Best time to visit 8.00am – 10.00am & 5.00pm – 7.00pm for water activity
8.00pm – 11.00pm for sidewalk bazaar