Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Night Market at Batu Ferringhi - Pulau Penang

Batu Ferringhi is a beach area in Penang, Malaysia. Along this famous beach area, there are numerous beach resorts and hotels, restaurants, transportation rental services, and souvenir stores. Batu Ferringhi is located adjacent to Teluk Bahang and Tanjung Bungah and about one hour drive from Georgetown, the capital of Penang.  Some of the resorts and hotels there are Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Hydro Hotel, Holiday Inn, Bayview Beach Resort, Golden Sands Resort, Grand Plaza Parkroyal Penang, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, etc.

night market at Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is a famous tourist spot for visitors of Penang due to the beautiful beach in that area.  It is quite accessible too, you can take bus direct from the airport to Batu Ferringhi.  Most of the bus drivers know the hotels in Penang, so if language is a constraint, be sure to have the name of the hotel and address written down so you can show it to the driver, the driver will tell you where to stop.

cycle rickshaw at Batu Ferringhi
If you’re staying in Georgetown or Tanjung Bungah, you can take bus as well to Batu Ferringhi to enjoy the ambience and the night markets.  Baru Ferringhi is also famous for its night markets, where you can exercise your bargaining skills with the so many stalls there.  You can find items from souvenirs, t-shirts, wallets, accessories, and many more at a relatively cheaper price.  Be sure the bargain.   When you get hungry, there are many food stalls along the road too where you can enjoy the local delights.

batu ferringhi night market

The night markets opens until midnight, so if you’re not staying at Batu Ferringhi, be sure to check the bus schedule.

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