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Batu Ferringhi

Travelling west along the coastal road, away from Tanjung Bungah, is Batu Ferringhi. A low lying area with white sandy beaches and casuarina trees, Batu Ferringhi is the most famous of Penang's beaches. Several hotels of international standard are dotted along its shoreline. Here, guests have many sporting activities to choose from , such as parasailing, jet skiing, wind surfing and water skiing. Dining is a delight with nearby restaurants offering a variety of seafood, local, Continental and Asian dishes. The roadside is also lined with numerous stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs.

Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi

Off shore from Batu Ferringhi are the deserted islands of Pulau Bidan, Pulau Telur and Pulau Song Song. The crystal clear waters around these coral islands are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and fishing. Most of the beach hotels offer sea cruises to these islands.

Resorts Address Telephone Fax No. of Rooms
Penang Park Royal Batu Ferringhi 11100 Penang 04-8811133 04-8812233 333
Casuarina Beach Hotel Batu Ferringhi 11100 Penang 04-8811711 04-8812155 180
Ferringhi Beach Hotel Jalan Low Yat 11000 Penang 04-8905999 04-8905100 350
Shangri-La's Golden Sands Hotel Batu Feringhi 11000 Penang 04-8811911 04-8811880 395
Holiday Inn Penang 72, Batu Ferringhi 11000 Penang 04-8811601 04-8811389 350
The Bayview Beach Resort Batu Ferringhi 11000 Penang 04-8812123 04-8812140 366
Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Hotel Batu Ferringhi 11100 Penang 04-8813596 04-8811180 514

How to get there......
Penang is accessible by air with regular scheduled flights from major cities and countries in the region such as Hong Kong, China, Bangkok, Phuket, Haadyai, Medan, Taipei, Japan and Singapore. Malaysia Airlines operates daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. From Penang International Airport take a taxi to Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah or Teluk Bahang. Buses are also available from the city.

You may travel by road from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, using the North-South Expressway. To reach the island, you may either cross the Penang Bridge or take the ferry at Butterworth.

Malayan Railway operate regular train services from Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth.

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