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Batu Feringghi - Foreigners' Rock PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 14 September 2008 18:52


Batu Feringghi is the most popular beach destination for tourists and locals on the Penang island. This long stretch of golden sand is the center to a wide range of resorts, water sports, leisure activities and shopping.

On a relative scale, the beach may not be as gorgeous as those found on some islands off Peninsular Malayisa, but you get a wide mix of conveniences and facilities that make staying in Batu Feringgi a highly-accessible and relaxing vacation.  

Also, the beautiful scenic backdrops of large granite boulders, fine sand, lush vegetation and calm waters make this the perfect place to enjoy the peace and serenity. The charm and appeal of Batu Feringghi still continues to mesmerize amounts of people.

Batu Feringghi was believed to have been named after the Portuguese word for 'Foreigners' Rock', as the Penang Island was once fought over by many colonial powers including the British, Dutch and Portuguese.

What gives Batu Feringgi its irresistible appeal is the atmosphere; scores of restaurants, watering holes, resorts and recreational places give the beach a 'never a dull moment' feel.

There are a few seafood and international restaurants that serve delicious food, while you mix and mingle around with locals and international visitors alike.


A lot of water sports such as jet-skiing, banana boating and parasailing are readily available, and visitors can engage in such activities through the many vendors situated on the beach with their laid-back shaded stalls.

A daily night market takes place in Batu Feringgi, a commercial popularity among crowds, which is another major attraction besides the beaches. 

Along the road before the stretch of beach resorts, there are plenty of shops that provide modern conveniences such as groceries, beach wear and souvenirs to cater to your needs during your visit to Batu Feringghi.

Come night, there are numerous joints of pubs and cafes to to kick back your shoes and enjoy the soothing night sea breeze with relaxing tunes and good company.


 *Photo courtesy Life Publishers Berhad

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 12:15

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